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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:18:03 AM »
Pompo, how long do all of the lights flash at once? Mine did when I slid the battery on, but it quit, and the first light began blinking and the battery began charging.  I gave it about 10 seconds is all.

EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 12:13:14 AM »
Yeah it only took me about 1.5 hours.  Let me look at mine and try to figure out what is going on with yours.

Lenses / Re: Why pick 16-35 f2.8 over 17-40 f4
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:34:52 PM »

At f/8 to f/11?  There is no difference.  Do not buy the 16-35L for landscapes over your current 17-40L.  There is no difference really, in IQ.  If you were considering something like the 24L, then yeah, it might be worth it, but the zooms are equal at those apertures and you'll be disappointed in the lack of improvement in IQ if you buy it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 25,600 from tonight
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:20:18 PM »
80% NR in ACR:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 25,600 from tonight
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:18:52 PM »
50% NR in ACR:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX ISO 25,600 from tonight
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:17:23 PM »
180mm f/3.5L at f/8, 1/500, ISO 25,600

Why is the AF system will be better than the 1DX/5D3 even a choice?  I can't take this poll seriously anymore.  :) :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:44:19 PM »
Yea I don't think this camera is going to happen.  If it does...someone in Marketing should get fired for giving out an upgrade to the 7D...


EOS Bodies / Where is briansquibb?
« on: August 23, 2012, 10:37:06 PM »
Anyone heard from Brian lately?  I hope everything is okay.

EOS Bodies / Re: I love Primes.
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:11:30 PM »
Examples of why primes are awesome are 24L, 85L, 135L, 200L, 300 f/2.8L, 400 f/2.8L  :) :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 23, 2012, 09:00:34 PM »
Wait, so someone who sent in a 5DII got a 1D mkIV back?

Hehe.  No idea.  Wouldn't that be a surprise?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What would you do?
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:24:35 PM »
They actually went above and beyond and are sending me an E+ 1D Mark IV.  Really great service if you ask me. 

Lenses / Re: 50mm lens. I Need advice!!
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:18:11 PM »
i have the canon 50mm f1.4 on 5d markii.. from my experience this lens is not very sharp, especially on wide open f1.4. it cannot be compared to other L prime. however, if u slow down to f1.8 or f2, the result are very sharp.

And actually sharper than the 50L above f/2.8.  I'm serious.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 23, 2012, 07:17:23 PM »
Wrong.  I shoot tennis for a Division II college.  The players can hear the shutter because you are THAT close in those instances.  This isn't Wimbeldon.  Again, don't generalize for every sports shooter.  Of course I can go stand in the parking lot with a 200 f/2L lens with a 1DX, but if I am allowed to get much closer, I'm going to.  The silent shutter on the 5D3 is GREAT for these matches.
My point wasn't really whether or not they could hear you. I'm sure they can at times. But in my opinion, tennis players just have to accept shutter sounds and learn not to be distracted by them. If they ever reach pro level, they will be hearing that sound over and over again. I don't think there's any etiquette in tennis requiring absolute silence like in golf. Having said that, I am aware of players complaining, but it's extremely rare. They better learn  to get used to it instead.

Presumably, if you're photographing a sport, it's at least in part because you enjoy watching the athletes perform at their best.

Would you rather watch (and photograph) the athletes actually at their best, or would you rather watch (and photograph) athletes pissed off at you because you're annoying them with your machine-gun-sounding camera?

And which photographer do you think the athlete will prefer working with for an off-the-court photo shoot: the one whom they didn't even notice during the match, or the one whose camera made a really annoying braaaaaaap sound every time a critical point came up?



Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so true.  I care about the athletes, because I was once a college athlete and I'm not going to be an ass and machine-gun shoot the tennis match, especially serving.  The 1DX's shutter is a machine gun.  The 1D Mark IV is also better/quieter, to a degree.  You develop many relationships with athletes and parents off the tennis court, or playing field, or what have you, in Division II sports.  I think of them first, not which camera I'm using.  I guess I'm good enough that I don't NEED the 1DX to get the tennis shots I want?  Again, the 5D3 is great for tennis, just great.

cliffec, I'm not trying to be rude to you, I'm really not.  I'm just sharing my personal perspective and how I choose to photograph different sports and why.  Even if I'm being given money, I'm still a guest at the venue.  That's all.

Lenses / Re: Canon 200-400 lens - Post Olympics
« on: August 23, 2012, 05:33:02 PM »
I got tired of waiting and bought a 400 f2.8 prime instead...

That lens is actually still going to be better than any 200-400L they will produce. 

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