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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bryan Carnathan's 1D X Review Is Finished
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:40:05 PM »
You should try the 300f4L with the canon 2x tc to give 600 f8 780 full frame equivalent its not a bad combo on a 1d af is respectable with the center point too you just need lots of light

I've been seriously considering replacing my 7D with a 1DIV.  It's less than half the cost of a 500/4 II to put on the 1D X, and even though a gripped 7D won't go for much on the used market, what I'd get for it, added to the cash on hand in my gear fund, would cover an LN-/EX+ 1DIV...

That actually would be the best replacement purchase scenario I can imagine.  The 1D4 for the 7D would be incredibly smart and worthwhile.  Not that the 7D is a bad camera, it's just you get the incredible features of the 1D4 along with the 1.3x factor.  That's one of the main reasons the 1D4 is in my kit.  I like that crop factor and 1D body metering capabilities.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:14:38 PM »
Well well well.  In my quest for proper testing among the 3 various cameras, I have had to consider a 4th, the 1Ds Mark III and I'll share why.  A problem was found with the 5D Mark III.  It could be a serious problem, and I have confirmation from several other photographers.  Daytime, ISO 50-400, both the 5D3 and 1Ds3 are comparable.  In fact, after post processing, yes the 5D3 looks just a little better.  Now go shoot with the 5D3 under a tree in the shade, or indoors in tungsten and fluorescent lighting, and now you have green hues to the shadows and/or areas around highlights.  I have some photos I'm going to share.  This is a prominent problem if you examine my photos and another photographer's photos.  I have many of them from both bodies I own. 

Now, take the 1DX.  You don't see this, nor do you in the 1D4 or 1Ds3.  Seems a slight color accuracy problem with the 5D Mark III.  It is also very difficult to get rid of these hues in post processing as I thought it was simply the white balance being slightly off.  It isn't.  You cannot adjust color temperature to get rid of the problem.  The 1D bodies are not showing this effect. 

I'll have some photos I'd like you to look at and evaluate.  What this may mean is that the 5D Mark III is a much, much better daylight camera despite the high ISO capabilities than a low-light camera regarding color accuracy.  Time will tell.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon one series shutter life
« on: August 01, 2012, 06:22:50 PM »
Didn't brian from the digital picture .com say he had his shutter replaced 3 times on his ds mk3

Yes but it was the earliest releases.  Canon fixed the problem a year after the 1Ds3 was released.  Anything after the first batch shouldn't have the issue.  But, who knows if you have the 1st, 2nd, 80th batch?

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How about a 1Ds3 with the ISO capabilities?  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bryan Carnathan's 1D X Review Is Finished
« on: August 01, 2012, 11:24:39 AM »
I think the big points that are being left out in the analysis or the superior metering and color accuracy of the 1DX over other cameras.  That goes a long way.  Take a 1DX and 5D3 in fluorescent lighting and you'll see exactly what I mean.

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True but the point I was getting at is Bosman is saying replace APS-C with APS-H because a bigger sensor is better and he is right, therefore Fullframe is better than APS-H because it is bigger.  I think the real problem here is that Canon should have put 36MP into the 5D Mark III then you would have the best of both, fullframe sensor with the ability to crop to APS-H or APS-C in post without the loss of pixel density.

A 7dII with a ff sensor would be a 5DIII

Except your're missing a boatload of features and improvements.  So, not really Brian.  If you say that, then you're simply saying all else is equal between the 7D and 5D3 except the sensor.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS II Review
« on: July 31, 2012, 11:52:47 PM »
It was interesting to see the high quality he got using the 1D4 - and of course 600+2x works and with 1.3 crop :D

+1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D MKII. Refurb or New?
« on: July 31, 2012, 09:32:35 PM »
I'd say get a new one.  The price difference isn't substantial enough, in my opinion.  For $300-$400 more, you can get a brand new one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: July 31, 2012, 04:25:54 PM »
Only problem is indoor sports.  If I have the option of taking a 5D3 for a BACKUP camera, or a 1D4 for a backup, the 5D3 is going in the bag because I cannot afford high noise when most of my photos will be going as jpeg to a file and to a webmaster.  So my indoor sports combo is going to be 1DX/5D3.  Outdoors, you better believe it'll be the 1DX/1D4!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:07:13 PM »
I have never had an err80 and mine focuses very quickly and accurately in low light with AI Servo.  No issues here, just an awesome camera that has left me very satisfied with its speed and low light, high ISO performance.

Did you notice the shutter compared to even the 1D Mark IV?  I can't believe that shutter.  It goes very fast and doesn't vibrate the camera AT ALL.  I love clicking that thing!

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Lenses / Re: Your 70-200 f/2.8L IS II...
« on: July 31, 2012, 02:05:12 PM »
With a B+W UV filter on FF you will notice darkening of the corners in the sky on a sunny outdoor shot.  No problem since I crop.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: July 31, 2012, 01:36:28 PM »
Exactly.  The reason I have used the 1D Mark IV for sports is the speed, metering, and 1.3 crop factor.  I actually love that camera and despite having the 1DX, I am keeping my 1D4 so that I can shoot outdoor sports with two cameras this year.  For instance I'll have a football game at 1pm in the fall, and I have to run across the parking lot to do a soccer game (same university campus) at 4pm.  You better believe I'll have both cameras for that day, with different lenses on each.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1D4
« on: July 31, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
Hi Everyone

I just want to hear an opinion from the forum readers, before I decided to buy which camera. Currently I am looking to buy the 1D bodies, I shoot birds, wildlife & landscape and I am not a wedding photographer.

I like the 1D4 because it offers good AF, reasonable ISO and autofocus available at f/8 and I don't mind getting a used body (it's cheaper). On the other hand the 1DX a new AF (autofocus only up to f/5.6) and ok I admit I like the new feature such as built in HDR for my landscape and multiple exposure (something interesting), but it's pricey.

So, in your opinion which one is better to get the 1DX or 1D4?

Thanks

Rgds
ReedZ

Well it depends.  Anything the 1D4 can do, the 1DX does better.  However, for price, if you are shooting sports in enough light, go with the 1D4.  If you do low-light sports/indoor sports, and weddings for instance, you'd get the 1DX or 5D3.  If you love the built-in HDR and ME modes, actually the 5D3 is better.  The 5D3 actually does very well in good light with AF and action/sports.  If you don't need that, and want only speed and fps, and AF-point linked spot metering, get the 1D4.  It's a tough choice for you.  Of course, if you spent the $6799 on a 1DX, seeing as how it's good for at least 400k actuations, it'd be a good, lifetime investment that you would never regret.  The 1DX, 1D4, and 5D3 are all fantastic.  Whichever you buy, the 1DX or 1D4, you'll be happy.  Be careful though about low-light with the 1D4, noise starts showing up pretty thick at ISO 6400.

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That's good to know.

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