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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 18, 2012, 03:39:39 PM »
This is an exposure out of cam.  As you can see, it is high sun overhead, but I couldn't control the time of the parade, so I went with the 1DX because I KNEW it would meter in auto ISO better than the 5D3.  I shot this at 70mm, with a 70-200L II IS lens, 1/500s, f/11, ISO 500 (auto ISO), with CWA metering.  The 5D3 probably would have pushed the histogram to the right more, but not with the 1DX.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 18, 2012, 03:33:58 PM »
Don't mean to butt in on this post, but does anyone that owns the 1dx have anything they don't like so far? I sold my 5dII to get one, and really loved the sharpness from it but wanted an updated system. Can you crop photos as well with the 1dx as, say, the 5dII and 5dIII and be still super sharp? How does everyone feel about the dynamic range? Thank you

I can say that the exposure is more accurate and the colors are more accurate, on the 1DX vs either 5D's.  You cannot quite crop as far on the 1DX as you can on the 5D3.  It's not a huge difference, just be careful about lens choice vs. object you are shooting to ensure that you don't have to do a ton of cropping.  For most typical crops, the 1DX is just great.  The pictures from the 1DX tend to look a bit better than the 5D3. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Weather sealed 1D4?
« on: August 18, 2012, 02:25:23 PM »
Now theres a man with sense! A 600? Great idea but i just wanted to know, is the X that much better? My 7D is like a slug and its IQ poor conpared to the 4. If you've owned a 4 and an x, can you tell the differance IQ and autofocus wise, cos my 4 while it lived its short life was amazing.

Mick  oh look, my wifes brought me a beer. Doesnt things look better after a beer. Or two, or three,....

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.

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You can comfortably use a 70-200L lens in indoor sports, especially basketball and volleyball.  For outdoor sports I only use it as a backup lens, with the 300 f/2.8L and the 400 f/2.8L as my go to lenses.  For close action shots the 70-200L is useful on the 1.3x factor on the 1D4.
Yep, my point is that the OP doesn't say which 'sports' will be shot.  Then again, no mention of the body, so a 1.6x (7d) or a 1.3x (1d) crop may be there, or it may not be there.  My point was that you can put a 1.4x or 2x tele on the 2.8 with any body, where as you'd need a 1d series to autofocus the 2x on a F4 lens.  I should have said it as 'reach' instead of 'range'.

Good point.  What camera does the OP have?

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Lenses / Re: NEED HELP!!! 70-200 F/2.8L IS II USM vs. 70-200 F/4L IS USM
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:34:10 PM »
I'm going to annoy everyone by saying it again.  The f/2.8 lens is a Group A lens while the f/4 lens is a Group C lens.

True...but how is that relevant to the OP? 

I shoot w/the 5D Mark 2

It worked!  :)

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: ST-E3-RT on ebay
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:23:27 PM »
There is optical transmission and radio transmission.  Radio goes much farther.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Weather sealed 1D4?
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:20:00 PM »
Mick,

If you can get it covered, I'd just try to get another one.

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Lenses / Re: NEED HELP!!! 70-200 F/2.8L IS II USM vs. 70-200 F/4L IS USM
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:19:18 PM »
I'm going to annoy everyone by saying it again.  The f/2.8 lens is a Group A lens while the f/4 lens is a Group C lens.  :)

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Sports - what size of field???  You can toss a 1.4x mkIII on a 2.8 and get a 4 with greater range.  While it doesn't matter when you're close to the action, but if you're on a football field, your need for reach will become a factor.

You can comfortably use a 70-200L lens in indoor sports, especially basketball and volleyball.  For outdoor sports I only use it as a backup lens, with the 300 f/2.8L and the 400 f/2.8L as my go to lenses.  For close action shots the 70-200L is useful on the 1.3x factor on the 1D4.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X won't wake from sleep
« on: August 18, 2012, 12:56:38 PM »
I've been a long time watcher of the canonrumors and forum websites. My first post here.

I'm trying to narrow down a problem I am having with my 1D X and EF 180 f3.5 L Macro being used with the EF 1.4x III Extender. If the camera goes into sleep mode it won't wake up by pushing the shutter button. Turning the power switch OFF and back to ON the camera is unresponsive (it won't turn back ON). Removing the lens and Extender from the camera and reattaching them, the camera comes back to normal operation. Also removing the lens from the Extender (leaving the Extender on the camera) operation comes back. With the Macro lens alone operation is normal.

I have tried this combination of lens and Extender on my 7D and 5D Mark III and it works perfectly. Using the Extender with my EF 500mm f4 L IS and EF 70-200 f2.8 L II IS on the 1D X, again operation is normal.

Does anyone have this combination of lens, camera and Extender who could duplicate what I am seeing?

I have contacted Canon through E-mails and they don't have a resolution for me yet.

Thanks in advance for any help you may have to offer.

You may have discovered a new bug.

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