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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 1D Mark IV in Canon Refurb Store
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:49:38 PM »
Oh just buy it already :)

Ok, Mr. Smarty-Pants,  :P  which would you pick - 1DIV plus 500 II, or 600 II to use with 1D X?

Hahahaha.  After buying the 1DX I'm out of commission on either the 500 or 600!  I'd LOVE to have the 600 though.  Ok, I'll pretend I make enough money to buy either, and yes I agree with you, I'd love to put the 600 on the 1DX.  I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I assume you are saving $$ to buy the 600 vs. another camera?  Secondly, how will you resist the 24-70L II lens?  I cannot, even though I don't need it really, I'm still buying it :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:16:34 PM »
The 1DZ (or should that be the 1DY?) is coming soon, folks. Remember, you heard it here first.  8)

Z would of course stand for 'Zenith' but if it's a Y then we can hear the echo of fans reiterating 'Y So Late?'  :P

I will be looking forward to seeing those partially non-mirroless cameras  ;D

Musouka, I have to do it:

PARTIALLY MIRRORLESS:


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: 1D Mark IV in Canon Refurb Store
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:07:36 PM »
Been in stock every time I've checked over the past 3 days. So far, I've resisted temptation.

Oh just buy it already :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Digital Rev video review of 1D X available
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:52:14 PM »
I love the way he calls the body a 1D-(SE)X. I tend to agree with him. Had a photoshoot today, everyone was grumbling and reaching for their tripods and flashes in very low light situations, whereas I was happily snapping away at 12800 ISO...

Yeah, I had a few soccer shots last night at ISO 16000 and 20000 and they were keepers after noise reduction in post.  Incredible.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X won't wake from sleep
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:49:31 PM »
When the 1DX wouldn't wake from sleep, are you sure you didn't try this on a Monday moring?  ;D ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:45:28 PM »
Viggo,

I fire a 3-4 shot burst on every shot I take.  That way at least 1 or 2 will be spot on.  If you depend on one shot in any Canon DSLR's AI Servo mode, the hit rate with something this challenging will be less than 70%, in my experience.  So switch to AI Servo, "L" burst rate, which is 3 max.  Or you can select "H" and shoot say, 4 shot bursts.  I've found this to be superior to tracking cases and hit rates.

Yeah, I have it at 12fps, and I would usually shoot off 2-4 shots of a small event, like a surf-trick, but I like to get better at tracking and understand really how to set up the gear and how to track for best possible results. And many of the shots from today were just ONE shot, and they were still perfectly focused, and with the shortened relase-lag , it's hard to miss with this incredible camera. But I can always improve!

Yes and you are also shooting in very difficult situations.  Even field sports it's tough to get every shot in focus and often times impossible, especially at night.  I liked my keeper rate with the 1DX at night vs. the 1D4.  Although, during the state track meet last year I didn't have one OOF shot with the 1D4 and looking at my RAW files, I had shot 1579 shots!  If the 1DX can do that at night, well then that would be quite an improvement in itself.

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Lenses / Re: Going to FF from APS-C, need lens advice
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:42:34 PM »
The 70-300L is not a slide barrel zoom, it's a rotation zoom. 

I'm not sure having a 70-200L and a 70-300L zoom lens is the way to go.  If you want to keep your 70-200L, I would personally either get the 100-400L or the 300 f/4L prime lens.  If you want the 70-300L zoom, you might consider selling the 70-200L lens. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Weather sealed 1D4?
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:38:23 PM »
Well yes, I have both and the X is better.  It's faster and the IQ is better.  But, you lose the reach, hence why I keep both.

Indeed.  After shooting with the 1D X, the 7D is somehow not as satisfying.  I'm having a difficult time resisting the 1DIV on the Canon USA refurb store...

Well, the 7D does perform well at low ISO's and the reach is very useful, but I think after using the 1D4 instead of the 7D you won't feel guilty anymore. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:32:41 PM »
Viggo,

I fire a 3-4 shot burst on every shot I take.  That way at least 1 or 2 will be spot on.  If you depend on one shot in any Canon DSLR's AI Servo mode, the hit rate with something this challenging will be less than 70%, in my experience.  So switch to AI Servo, "L" burst rate, which is 3 max.  Or you can select "H" and shoot say, 4 shot bursts.  I've found this to be superior to tracking cases and hit rates.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:21:12 PM »
This is hard to predict.  I didn't predict that Canon would try to "merge" the 1D and 1Ds lines together.  Well, they almost did, but not quite.  There can be no 1Ds Mark IV obviously, but the features of a ficticious one are nowhere to be found in a current model.  The question remains as to where Canon puts this in ranking vs. the 1DX and 5D3.  No way a 40mp camera will be $2000.  I predict it will be like the 1D Mark IV which fell in price between the 1Ds Mark III and the 5D Mark II.  I'm predicting only having enough features that it will be about $5k.  On the other hand, it is interesting to note that when both the 1Ds2 and 1Ds3 came out, they were both $8k and when the 1DX came out, only $6800.  So really, it's a toss up at this point.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:18:02 PM »
My 2c.

The right hand side of the triangle represents mirrorless. The EOS-M is totally within this section as it is totally mirrorless. The 650D is half on the mirrorless section as it has composite auto-focus for video and liveview mode.

"What goes here?" - a new camera.
"What does this little arrow mean?" - the new camera will be either fully mirrorless or at least have composite phase/contrast auto-focus like the 650D does.

As opposed to partially mirrorless?   ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 19, 2012, 12:32:17 AM »
$3,500 would be nice!

I know the camera will maintain its value but the onesi find seem to be like buying it new lol. And I still like the dx because of the ISO Preformance and 14 amazing fps lol! But I'd love to see some images if u post them in the dx thread or wherever! Cause dx will be better than mark 4 but really only 2 less mp and 10'fps? How is the make 4's ISO Preformance!? Like at most indoor arenas I've shot in, well hockey I think I was at 800-1000 iso but football etc you don't have that white ice reflecting light, but has the mark 4 iso like 500-2000 ish?

I've shot with the 1D4 and plan on shooting again, at ISO 6400.  If you apply NR out of the camera, in LR or ACR, it is acceptable.  I have no reservation shooting basketball and volleyball with the 1DX/1D4 combo.  Remember when this camera was new, it was THE sports camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:55:39 PM »
I'd also like to point out that the 1D Mark IV is still worth the$3500-$4000 it sells for.  Remember, I kept it instead of selling it for another 1DX.  I love the 1.3x crop factor and let me tell you, that would have really come in handy this evening on the zoom lens!  Next Saturday the 25th is my next soccer game, with the football home opener on August 30th at 7pm.  I'll share my photos.

Tell you what, I may get a flickr account dedicated to my sports photos because AU doesn't want all of them obviously.  This way I can subsection photos with the 1DX and 1D4 for us (the board) and then I can just share the link.  If anybody would be interested in me doing that, I would be more than willing to.  I'll be doing tennis with the 5D3, so we'd essentially have a website with only 1DX, 1D4, and 5D3 sports photos.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 18, 2012, 09:50:26 PM »
Is it worth the money?  I'd say yes it is.  I shot the home opener this evening for Men's Soccer at Ashland U. and it was such a delight to shoot with!  I used a 400mm f/2.8L IS version I lens and a 70-200L II IS, alternating, here and there.  Normally I'd put the 70-200 on the 1D4, but I wanted a pure 1DX testing.  I will have photos later but I didn't have one out of focus shot.  It locks on and fires that fast.  What was amazing is that I set my shutter speed at 1/640s and f/6.3, and auto ISO and shot all night that way, and the noise is very low and had no problem maintaining fast shutter and good DOF.  I will have photos to share later, either in this thread or the 1DX Images thread.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Show your love for the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS
« on: August 18, 2012, 03:54:38 PM »
Isn't this like in completely the wrong section of the forum? Shouldn't it be under images or lenses?

Not only that, it's also in a "Bodies" forum and it's about a lens :)

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