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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera Crossroads :)
« on: August 06, 2012, 07:23:04 PM »
Well, thought I would close out this thread with the following.  Since I'll be shooting only one wedding in November and nothing but Ashland U sports all year, and now I got into some HS sports in Mansfield, I'll be doing some 30 games/events per fall, winter, spring.  That's going to be a lot of sports.  So I made the decision to sell my 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, and a 5D Mark III.  I picked up another 1DX and so have two of those and will have also a 5D Mark III.  This way I can shoot at events with two 1-D bodies.  My lesson is that the bodies you have now lose very little value.  To sell those 3 cameras was roughly $9k.  So if you purchase an expensive camera and feel apprehensive, don't worry at all.  You can get it back.  My past purchases actually were investments that you could argue ended up being a free 1DX plus change.  That change will go towards a lens perhaps.  I'm not saying to go spend a ton of money without care, but if you get worried don't because I sold the stuff no problem at all.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »
Jsut got hold of a 1dx for 8999 brand new, so I put up my 5d3 and TS 17 for sale, I have until wednesday to make it happen, fingers crossed!

You will not be disappointed one bit!  I promise.  No matter which camera you have, the 5D Mark III or the 1D X, you will not have any negative impacts from either.  There is little wrong and I have had nothing but pure enjoyment with them.  I look at the 1DX as just a super fast/sports version of the 5D Mark III.  And the 5D Mark III is sort of my 1Ds Mark IV.    Briansquibb will never go for that analogy, but congratulations if you make the purchase.  Not to confuse you though, but there is nothing wrong with holding onto your 5D Mark III and TS 17.  That's a great combo too.  I agree though, I would sell those if buying a 1DX because the cost is quite exhaustive.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: August 06, 2012, 04:52:26 PM »
we don't need nor want a 40 mp camera (at least canon would be smart enough to give it sRAW and mRAW so we aren't stuck with 100 MB images.

Not that the resolution makes that much difference; otoh the x-sync up to 1/320 and  high rez/off center spot metering meter are endearing.
That battery pack that powers the strobes gets instant double capacity! Also the flash duration gets down, no more need for twin heads. At least the 1Dx + PWs gives me the same benefits.

You'll be waiting 30 seconds between shots on a 40mp RAW image to downconvert to mRAW or sRAW.  You could say that wouldn't be a sports camera :) :)

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:43:59 PM »
How many shots you usually take for HDR?

In camera for the 5D Mark III I think only does 3??  I could be completely wrong.  I should have consulted the manual before I typed.  My 4 shot deal I added a file :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Canon are you listening...?? NIKON D600
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:41:28 PM »
TIFFs, crikey.  Does it work with IBM microdrives as well?

I expect it to come with a drop down keyboard with all the option buttons on

Oh come on.  I want the 1 megapixel sony to come back from the early 80's that shot onto a floppy disk :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:31:20 PM »
I'm really liking both cameras.  They make my 1Ds3 and 1D4 look bad.  I am keeping a 1DX and 5D3 and selling my 1Ds3 and 1D4.  I just am so ecstatic regarding the color rendition and ISO performance of both cameras.  I'll have to say good job to Canon on both cameras.  Isn't it amazing that ISO 12,800 really is nothing to either camera?  So cool.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 11:30:38 AM »
No you're right, there are artifacts from the compression, which I hate.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:31:48 AM »
Nope, not jpeg.  I shot that in RAW with a 24-105 f/4L lens, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 12,800.  I wasn't allowed to use a flash.  I imported as RAW, saved to jpeg.  I then took the RAW and applied 80 NR, saved to jpeg.  The colors look spectactular out of the camera with the 1DX.  I'm very pleased with it so far. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« on: August 05, 2012, 10:19:44 PM »
I think we will also need some example 1DX vs. 1Ds Mark III landscape shots.  Can the 1DX match it at landscape photography?  If not, I'd have no hesitation keeping a 1Ds3 in my kit, but I'm guessing the 1DX will do pretty well against it. 

Lenses / Re: Lens Recomendation
« on: August 05, 2012, 10:04:02 PM »
Thanks for everyones feedback, I am going to get the 5Diii as the body, seems that the 24-70 f2.8 may be not be available for a little while anyway.

I did the 5D Mark III with 24-105L kit for my first 5D Mark III.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX ISO 12,800 real-life test
« on: August 05, 2012, 09:46:03 PM »
Here is no NR and NR 80 in ACR ISO 12,800 cropped quite a bit:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX burst rate test
« on: August 05, 2012, 09:22:46 PM »
I shot high burst rate mode this evening of some kids throwing grapes at each other.  I chose 4 photos, two of the thrower and 2 of the throwee if you will.  She missed but oh well.  The third photo, the grape is at the top of the frame.  Even 1/1000s was too slow, but it was evening shade light with no real way to increase the shutter speed.  It was just a test.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sports and posters
« on: August 05, 2012, 07:27:04 PM »
Thanks for the thorough responses guys.  I REALLY apprciate it.  Thank you!  I have a lot to go over and think about here, and also some testing to do. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: August 05, 2012, 07:23:10 PM »
I agree with everything you said except, The 5D Mark II actually DID steal ground from the 1Ds Mark III.  That is a well-known fact.  I even bought the 5D Mark II instead back then, because it was cheaper and had the same resolution.  Most of the pros I knew from 2008-current never owned a 1Ds3 simply because of the 5D Mark II.

A lot of 1DS3 were sold - but to a relatively small market niche

However the 5D2 filled another market and sold like hot cakes. Some pros bought it purely from a ROI point of view rather than for IQ.

Whilst the 5D2 had the same mps it lost out significantly on fps, colour rendition and AF.

There are a lot of 1DS3 on the used market now - showing that it did sell

I agree it sold.  It was too specific though, whereas the 5D2 was well rounded.  The problem with the 1Ds3 was it was much harder to shoot weddings thoroughly vs. the 5D2.  Almost every wedding photographer I knew 2008-current got the 5D2 and passed on the 1Ds3.  However, I feel that the 1Ds3 is the ultimate landscape camera.  Ultimate.
Given that i have the 5d1 and the fact that the focus system on the 5d2 was identicle, id say i would shoot a wedding with a 1dsm3 way before the 5dm2 for focus points alone. Saving time composing with center point and then re-composing would be worth it alone. On another note the 1dsm3 had a higher level of sharp detail hence why it is an incredible landscape camera.

You'd shoot a wedding with a 1Ds3?  Haha, ok, good luck.  Better bring a ton of portable lighting.

EOS Bodies / Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« on: August 05, 2012, 07:19:49 PM »
FPS, AF, ISO, Settings, so many of them etc, auto ISO etc, silent Shutter is amazing, Multiple exposures, just the general feel is so nice, I honestly loved the 1DS 3 before I had this in my hands, without a doubt I am so happy I made this choice its the right one, there's just so many options to this camera, its like it has everything you need, 22mps, is way enough generally, even HDR will have its uses and I hate HDR shots, but I know it could help if shooting interiors etc, its a move forward, also buffer time, its quick, the 1DS 3 is terribly slow if you turn on Iso NR, its a great camera..

I agree overall.  However, go shoot in tungsten lighting and tell me what color your shadows are on the 5D3 and then on the 1Ds3.  Then try to change the color in post.  It's not too kind.  This is a big problem with the 5D3.  Incidentally it's the only problem I've found, but quite irritating when the whole f'ing room is GREEN even while shooting in the correct white balance/temp.  I couldn't even fix a lot of them, the shadows I could not get rid of the green hue, especially in the folds of people's eyes and arms.  The 1DX and 1Ds3 get it right.

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