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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 21, 2014, 05:22:07 PM »
It's also because being a "pro" doesn't mean anything.  there's really no standardization, so anyone can be one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 09:31:35 PM »
No excuses.  This is the internet Don.   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 09:00:26 PM »
Not to be picky Don, but you obviously have no concept of the speed of light.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:10:30 PM »
eml58,

Beautiful artwork!

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:14:13 PM »
1Dx + 400 f/2.8L II IS

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Please don't take my post the wrong way.  You obviously are in no way obligated to answer the question as it is not your responsibility nor is the burden of proof on you.  I understand that completely.  Thank you for posting the links, however, and taking the time to answer.   

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 14, 2014, 11:07:42 AM »
I shot both the version 1 and version 2 on a 1Dx and the version 2, at least in my case, is faster.

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Canon THEMSELVES actually never said the 1Ds and 1D lines were merged into the 1Dx.  Read Bryan Carnathan's site.  He doesn't even know.

" the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon's arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon's lineup. "

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024803b812e

I'm sorry, where does it say the two lines are merged?

You still won't answer my question.  Where does it say THE 1Dx MERGES THE 1Ds AND 1D LINES TOGETHER?  I'm not assuming anything, and all I'm asking is where does Canon state the 1Dx merges the 1Ds and 1D lines together and so far, in the last 2 years, nobody has been able to produce a statement where they say that.

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Canon THEMSELVES actually never said the 1Ds and 1D lines were merged into the 1Dx.  Read Bryan Carnathan's site.  He doesn't even know.

" the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon's arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon's lineup. "

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e024803b812e

I'm sorry, where does it say the two lines are merged?

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Canon THEMSELVES actually never said the 1Ds and 1D lines were merged into the 1Dx.  Read Bryan Carnathan's site.  He doesn't even know.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:43:50 PM »
I will say now, after having shot a soccer match tonight, that the 400 f/2.8L II IS auto focuses MUCH faster than my version 1 I had.  I had 615 razor sharp photos, which is way too many but that was not even possible with my version 1.  Well worth the cost in my opinion.  Great shots to all who have posted here and I plan to keep contributing.  Thanks.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:23:30 PM »
Ashland University hosting Lake Erie College Saturday night with a 1Dx and 400 f/2.8L II IS. 

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:00:19 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Turns out I will have a football game Saturday night and a 36-hole golf tournament Sunday, all college sports.  I will post some photos just for fun in the 1Dx photo section.  Again, thanks for this wonderful discussion!

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 29, 2014, 03:14:34 PM »
I note you use a 1DX, given it's iso capabilities, I would suggest turning off the IS as auto-focus and tracking will be even faster - if that's possible! Since January I have used IS on one of my lenses only once and then it was only to stabilize the image in the viewfinder, even with my Canon 800 F5.6 I find IS to be more of a hazard than a help most of the time with the 1DX.
Mode 3 on the new lenses accomplishes essentially the same thing.

bdunbar79, congrats on the new lens.  I'm sure your back & arms will thank you for the upgrade.  Also, I'd upgrade your extenders to Mk III if you haven't already.  They are faster to focus and use AFMA with the Mk II lenses.  The IQ improvement in the 1.4x is nice in terms of CA, but bigger in the 2x in terms of sharpness and contrast.

Ok, the 2x III?  Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: 400 f/2.8L II IS: Took the plunge...
« on: August 29, 2014, 12:55:53 PM »
Very Cool. I have the 400mm f2.8 IS and love it.  But I have been bidding like crazy on the few VII lenses that have popped up on eBay.  I even won an auction at $8900, but the seller refused to ship claiming the auction had a reserve of $10500,  but it did not. 

Anyway good luck with it.  Post a lot of photos for us.

Thanks for the information.  I had trouble on amazon believe it or not.  They kept clearing the order because it was over $10k and making me reset my password.  So I went to B&H Photo and it went through seamlessly.  I have had trouble in the past on ebay and PayPal with large $$ purchases as well.

Not that you should ever do this, but if you needed to, B&H allows big purchases to be spread across multiple cards/accounts.  Something to keep in mind!


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