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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:00:28 PM »
So if you do draw any conclusions, I would suppose you'd say the 1D X is slightly better than the 5D Mark III?  I don't even think we need to do the ISO comparison test with the 1D Mark IV; we already know the answer.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:59:15 PM »
5D Mark III ISO 25600 no NR

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »
Finally the whole scene at 80% NR:

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:55:37 PM »
Next is 12800 and then the mug crops at 25600:

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:53:56 PM »
Same shots with the 5D Mark III:  You decide.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:26:23 PM »
ISO 51200 with crops and NR applied:

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:21:03 PM »
Next is a large ISO 25600

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1D X ISO Shots
« on: July 29, 2012, 10:12:35 PM »
I took several ISO shots with the 1D X indoors, in fluorescent light.  I did 6400, 10000, 12800, 25600, and 51200.  I then cropped the mug I was shooting at ISO 51200 and did no NR, and then 80% NR in Camera RAW.  I then show the whole scene at 80% NR in Camera RAW.

I will post the 5D3 and 1D4 images next.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 08:41:15 PM »
f/22 doesn't matter here.  The cameras are focused at the same distance, about 5ft.  I wanted a very deep DOF where f/22 gives the best without (me) noticing diffraction and yes f/11 and f/22 are different at a focusing distance of 5ft.  I was not focused at infinity.  I was not looking for a speed comparison in this test, I was looking at what camera might give me the best color rendition on a landscape shot out of camera with no processing.  The 1D X won.  I post-processed each the same and the 1D X looks better, and there is more detail in the grass.  It also metered differently than the 5D3 and 1D4.  This goes for the RAW and processed TIF and/or JPEG.  So, at f/22, shutter 1/125s, ISO 200, focused at 5ft landscape shot, the 1D X looks better to me.  Next will be an f/8 shot of a church, in enough light.  Then, indoor shots at high ISO.  And finally some sports/action shots.  Obviously in sports/action, I cannot replicate images because they are changing, so I'll probably have to shoot a whole game and get an average of what looks best.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:51:03 PM »
When I lined them up on my computer, the 1D X shot had much finer detail in the grasses in the lower half of the photos.  All of them were shot in Portrait Mode.

My next series of shots are of a church, with a lot of details and shadows.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:48:46 PM »
Finally 1D4.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:47:47 PM »
Next is the 5D3.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:46:42 PM »
I'm posting a quick, unedited 3 shots of landscapes, with 16-35L II lens, with the 1D X, 5D3, and 1D 4.  The exposures were similar, at f/22, 1/125s, ISO 200 focusing distance the same.  Again, these are RAW to JPEG immediately out of camera.




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:43:25 PM »
All right, I'm still out shooting, but so far my general observation is if you have the 1D Mark IV, the clear upgrade is the 1D X.  If you already have a 5D Mark III, you would not substitute the 1D X for the 5D Mark III.  So far I'm not seeing anything difference in regards to IQ.  I did a really far crop on one photo out in a field, and the depth of detail stops shorter in the 1D X photo, likely due to the less 4 mp than the 5D Mark III.  Well, now this is interesting.  Like Brian mentioned, the coloring looks different because I'm thinking the 1D X and 1D4 for that matter, you can even throw in the 1Ds3, seem to be metering more accurately and the colors look a bit more accurate.  Sometimes the auto ISO on the 5D3 is slightly off, even though it says the exposure is correct, whereas the 1D X, 1D4, and 1Ds3, are never wrong.  Photos to come.

Awesome, thanks for going out of your way to provide your experience, means a great deal!

The metering on my 5d makes me miss the 1-series option to adjust 0 ev on the scale... my 5d3 is usually off by at least one full stop to my liking, always +1 or up to 3 stops up in backlight situations...

Yep.  Same thing I noticed.  The 5D3 pictures are SHARPER than the 1D4, it's just I have to adjust exposure and color in post.  The 1D Mark IV pictures I can literally not even touch the exposure bar and I noticed this with the 1Ds3 and 1DX.  That is an excellent point to note!  I'm headed out now to do some landscape shots in the afternoon/evening sun, some telephoto shots on distance objects, and then some high ISO night shots indoors.  I would like to do a bit more low ISO work, but that may take a day or two to get in those situations.  I have a ton of ISO 400 work from yesterday, but that's not really what I wanted; I was hoping for 50-100.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 50D to .......?
« on: July 29, 2012, 12:54:40 PM »
When I had my 7D and 5D Mark II, I actually had picked up a 1D Mark IV for sports at the time too.  So I ended up selling both the 7D and 5D Mark II for a new 5D Mark III.  As the price will indicate to you, the 5D Mark III blows both cameras out of the water.  It can do everything both the 7D and 5D2 can do, plus additional tools.  If you have the funds, you won't regret it one bit.  I liked it so much for what I was doing, I purchased another one.

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