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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 22, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
No worries to the board regarding Adorama.  If this type of thing happens, they said it will be corrected regardless if the original camera can be found or not.  They also mentioned it would be overnighted.  I can't see a problem here, thanks.

That makes sence to me.

Someone made a mistake, so? When I stop making mistakes I'm going to start expecting everyone else to be perfect. Untill then I will be having a beer with the other chilled folks.

I doubt anyone was expecting anyone to be prefect.  It's just a little nerve-racking when it's a $4500 camera that you need.  I sort of get what you're saying.  I'm sure if someone lost your 1DX you'd be having a beer with them all chilled out right?

As I said, it's taken care of, so there's not really any more need for posts are there? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Firmware?
« on: August 22, 2012, 12:31:47 PM »
I really hope they are working on the AF lighting fix.  I used my 5Diii for the first time last weekend at a wedding and the non-lit point drove me nuts in the dark reception hall.  It was especially bad trying to use AI focus with people dancing. 

If they have a problem with the exposure meter getting tricked by the lighted points, I would be perfectly happy with them only lighting up in manual mode!!!

Yeah, I'd like them lit too.  If they do affect metering, if you are in manual mode, don't set ISO to auto :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:25:05 AM »
  If you're that bothered by the skin tone reproduction by today's DSLRs, hire a professional processing lab to do the final touches on your shots.


If you're recommending something like that, you're really not getting my point...

I get the feeling some are obsessed with matching Nikon and their mega pixels and not worried about the conversation of how a photo can look... however minute the change can be.
I hear it time and again, when you have MF quality, the difference is there. When you have a dslr, most will try to appease themselves and insist MF, for some tech/scientific/'I read somewhere' reason, is not worth it and not even advantageous anymore.
I'm very happy with the 5dmkiii, very happy... it's much better than I thought it would be over the 5dmkii. But, there's always room for improvement, usually in aspects very difficult to make better, unlike MP which is where all the attention gets placed.
You don't have to be a high paid fashion/car photographer to be able to appreciate that.


If they do make a super high MP camera, I'm not going to buy.  I'll keep my 5D Mark III and 1DX because they take the images I need.  I don't need anymore.  Good post.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:19:02 AM »
No worries to the board regarding Adorama.  If this type of thing happens, they said it will be corrected regardless if the original camera can be found or not.  They also mentioned it would be overnighted.  I can't see a problem here, thanks.

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Canon General / Re: Adorama issues anyone? Ever try to return a product?
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:18:34 AM »
No worries to the board regarding Adorama.  If this type of thing happens, they said it will be corrected regardless if the original camera can be found or not.  They also mentioned it would be overnighted.  I can't see a problem here, thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:16:26 AM »
I currently shoot with both.  The 1DX IQ at equal % cropping is slightly better than the 5D3.  Not much.  I took both cameras to a baby photo shoot for a lady, and printed the files on 8 x 10 from both cameras, and there was something about the 1DX files I liked better.  Is it $3000 better?  NO.  The only thing you'll be paying for on the 1DX is the superior AF/metering ability over the 5D3 and the IQ over the 1D4.  It's a 5D3/1D4 mix camera.  If you need to shoot action/sports,  you'll want the 1DX or 1D4.  5D3 still lacks there.  Portrait IQ on the 5D3 vs. 1DX is nil.  My experiences of course.

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Canon General / Re: Adorama issues anyone? Ever try to return a product?
« on: August 22, 2012, 10:58:59 AM »
Helen,

Thanks for handling this.  Appreciated!

Brett

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D X Raw Files -- Amazing
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:47:30 PM »
Thanks for the specs. 

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1D X Sample Images / Re: San Francisco Zoo
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:18:09 PM »
(...)
 So I aimed and fired out the kitchen window, thru the glass, and you have to admit that despite the mediocre image, this was a true verification of the AF system on the 1D X.

Which wing did you aim at?  :P

Knowing my aim I probably wasn't even on the hummingbird :) :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D X Raw Files -- Amazing
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:14:53 PM »
What was your ISO setting?  This result doesn't surprise me considering you were in a well-lit, evenly-lit area, probably down at ISO 100 or 200.  The 5D3 will do the same thing.  I've done it with the 5D3.

Where it isn't as nice, is at much lower lighting, at ISO 25,600 and above.  Doesn't work so well then.  It works better than the 5D3, but not really nice at all. 

I've realized the high ISO capabilities of the 1DX, don't get me wrong, they are real.  But I haven't realized them over the 5D3 yet nor have I realized any increased shadow detail over the 5D3. 

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Canon General / Re: Adorama issues anyone? Ever try to return a product?
« on: August 21, 2012, 10:08:02 PM »
As I stated in another thread, I had a big problem with them today.  I declined an offer for the 1D Mark IV and instead of sending it back, they sent me a 5D Mark II.  I contacted them and they said they'd get right on it and then get back with me.  Going on 4 hours now.  I am livid.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / What would you do?
« on: August 21, 2012, 09:57:06 PM »
Well I've done a ton of business with Adorama in the past.  So this isn't just a one time deal where I sent gear in to have evaluated for money or a trade.  I sent in my 1D Mark IV just to see what they'd offer, and I didn't like it.  So they sent it back.  Well, they sent something back.  I opened the package up tonight and it was a 5D Mark II, not the 1D Mark IV that I sent.  I immediately contacted them and they said they are on it and would contact me back as soon as possible.  This was about 3-4 hours ago.  How upset do you get and how much do you push this so early?  I'm beyond upset.  Depending on the outcome of this I may never do business there again. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 03:46:04 PM »
The 5DIII was targeted to event and wedding photographers who need clean images at higher ISOs. They won't be upset when this surfaces.

... but still many will because they shelled out $3500 to get the latest gimmick on the block, and the arguably the "clean images at high iso" advantage compared to the 5d2 is minor and the 3d shows a real step forward.


I doubt this.  For me at least, it is a clear difference between wants and needs vs benefits (IE Income potential).  For me right now, the mk3 kicks major wedding ass.  This new megapixel beast would be nice to have for shooting wedding formals, outdoors in bright light.  But necessary?  No.  If your a studio guy, yeah, this camera makes sense.  Landscape guys, you bet this makes sense.  But for the kind of work I'm doing, its more of a want than a need.

Oh, and btw...the mk2 would never pull down usable images at ISO 12,800 ...and thats more than just a gimmick!

Post of the day right here.  Finally someone with some good sense.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:22:19 PM »
So, a 7D Mark II that will priced and have features above the 5D Mark III?  Uhhhh, no.  You'll have to rename it.  And if it's not renamed, it isn't coming out ANYTIME soon.

There is zero reason why the 7D2 would not have better features for less money than the 5D3 that's what the original 7D had over the 5D2 other than sensor.

The 7D had better features?  Like what?  Less IQ?  Less MP?  It did have better AF, which many on here will disagree with for whatever reason.  I happen to enjoy the better AF of the 7D over the 5D2.  To have better features than a 5D Mark III, it's going to have to be priced above the 5D3.  The only camera with better features right now, current model, is the 1DX.  Exactly what features are you suggesting that it will have improved over the 5D Mark III?  I can't think of any that wouldn't put it above price and above model.  If it's just more MP, then I'm not sure this will entice anyone to buy that instead of a 5D3, UNLESS it is much less in cost.  Is this the improvement you foresee?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 11:47:25 AM »
The 5DIII was targeted to event and wedding photographers who need clean images at higher ISOs. They won't be upset when this surfaces.

... but still many will because they shelled out $3500 to get the latest gimmick on the block, and the arguably the "clean images at high iso" advantage compared to the 5d2 is minor and the 3d shows a real step forward.

Another feature mentioned about the camera is better heat dissipation of the sensor compared to other EOS cameras. Apparently, this results in industry leading low ISO performance.

"Heat dissipation" is the real problem of eos iso noise (not another sensor design like Sony's)?! Since it isn't April 1st, can anyone please enlighten me or share a link with an explanation?

Gimmick?  Let's go shoot some sports together at night, or perhaps a wedding reception of kids running around.  Your advertising to the sports editor or the couple of the wedding will really be a gimmick when you have no shots to produce and I have several hundred.  I owned both the 5D2 and 7D and the 5D3 is way better than those 2 combined.  Hardly a gimmick.  If it's a gimmick, fine, it gets me shots I couldn't get with either the 5D2 or 7D.  All to their own I suppose.

On a more useful note, I doubt this camera will be released for some time.  The 1DX and 5D3 are way too new.

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