« on: July 17, 2012, 01:05:46 PM »
Lookin good at ISO 12800. Shows Decent DR at high ISO which might be one of the strengths of this camera.
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Ok, the plot thickens...I'm happy that I held off on ordering one. Its certainly a great camera, but there are a few things to work out, and I have three DSLR's that work perfectly now.
When posting a screenshot in the AI Servo issue thread, showing that I apparently don't have that issue, I looked more closely at the EXIF window, and noticed it shows an AF Microadjustment of 2. Now, I know I powered the camera off and on after applying that adjustment initially, and I also know it went to standby several times...based on the above, that should have zeroed out the AFMA values.
When I first entered an AFMA in for my 40/2.8 pancake lens, I entered -2. Right now, it shows 0 as described above. If I go in and set it to +15, it shows +15 until I power it off, then 0 after powering it back on. But...when I look at the EXIF in DPP for images shot at +15 before power cycling and 0 after power cycling, they all show an adjustment of -2, the value I entered initially. The 70-200 II is doing the same thing - the values I initially entered (+3 wide and +2 tele) are applied to all the RAW images, regardless of the value showing on the camera.
So...it appears that either something changed after applying the AFMA values for the 40/2.8 and 70-200 II (the only lenses I've adjusted so far, which I did this past Friday morning), or the first AMFA value applied sticks, no matter what you do (including Clear All in the AFMA menu, which I tried earlier today).
If the latter is the case (which I can verify by mounting a lens not previuosly used with the 1D X and applying an adjustment), it seems I have a strong incentive to get it right the first time...
$849 for a 50/1.4 II? No IS?Probably no more stupid than paying $450-500 for the sigma 50mm f/1.4.
Just how stupid does Canon think we are?
I've contacted a person that can compare 1Dx to 1Ds Mark III. What would be the best test scene to check performance of cameras in portrait photography?I'd just view the comparison with the various cameras at the digital picture. Bryan is very knowledgable and has a setup to compare many different Canon cameras with each other.
Chatted with B&H on the issue. When inquiring about exchanging the camera, the response was: "Actually, it would be considered as a new order, since there are other orders in front of you, so it'd be the back of the queue...I can tell you that there are hundreds of backorders for this camera..."Amazing that all of the beta testers did not find this, since the first thing many of us do is to Microadjust the lenses.
On the bright side, he did indicate that, "We were also told by Canon that a firmware update should be released shortly to address this situation."
I found this very amusing. Last time I checked the shutter button is on the right hand side. So a left-handed photographer uses his left hand to grab the camera either upside down or with the lens pointing to himself, then hands it over to his right hand for taking photos? Any left-handed photographer here to help explain the rationale behind this product?I use one and am left handed. The strap is designed to be reversed, so its no issue. I use it over my left shoulder, so it hangs on my tight side. I do hold the camera in my right hand, so its very natural.
I talked to our photographers. They took the still shots in one of our studios. With the same lens, using an professional lightning system or the aviable light (that did not change).The problem is that Nikon is just as bad, only it is like pulling teeth to get one fixed.
They will decide, whether they return all Cameras and make an switch back to Nikon, or they call for an "calibration" that every camera has the same quality. Before we bought the Camera, the representative of Canon spoke about an high quality, calibrated professional product. Afterwards they told us, that we have to accept an "little" gap of quality.
I´ll try to get an sample shot. The noise differs, like you take one shot with 400 ISO, the second one with 25000.... The worst MKIII produces noise, so @800 an black wall changes to an colorful pattern.
As I was one of the persons, that looking for that we buy Canon, I´m very disappointed.
In my opinion, its a shame, that Canon is not able to deliver cameras without an quality gap for business customers.
Only a serious photographrt has 17% gray card wallsIs the wall white or gray? Its easy to fool any DSLR when a lot of white is in the scene, you need to use spot AF to set the proper colors. Otherwise, whites will be gray, and other colors off.
Good observation! Actually the wall is grey and now that you ask the question, I must say the actual wall color is much closer to how the 1DX rendered them. I do find the shadow part of the face on some of the 1DX to be too dark compared to the D4 however...
Maybe for you and me, but if you have a 10-22mm , 17-85mm ef-s, or 15-85mm ef-s, you might see it differently, In fact, now that I think about it, I do have a 15-85mm ef-s for my 7D. i'm not worried though, their will be a adapter for the new Canon mirrorless. (Now, there was a chance to use APS-H, but likely missed)Dropping users with the 10's of millions of EF-S lenses would more likely kill Canon.I thought i offered compelling reasons. Lol
The APS-C / EF-s market makes up most of Canon's DSLR sales, and they are eating Nikon and Sony's lunch.
I love APS-H, but I do not see Canon killing off themselves purposely. If low cost FF cameras are actually coming out, our APS-H bodies may be the last of a 20 year run. (My Kodak DCS 460 from 1995).
APS-H was originally made due to lithography limitations, it was te largest senso size that could be made with one pass. The restriction is lifted now, and 12 inch wafers are used instead of 8 in wafers to give better yield.
There really are no compelling reasons to keep churning them out.
Let me tell you who is at fault, me. As much as i want to keep this to myself, i'll explain what happened. I named the two 32gig cards i bought so when i plug them into the computer i saw something like SanDisk 32g cf 1,SanDisk 32g cf 2. I thought since it is high end memory there wouldn't be issues. Wrong.
By the way it took a little more than a month and multiple times contacting them before i got the replacements, and interesting, they no longer have a gold stripe but a silver one on the CF. They are still extreme pro 32gig but silver. Either that indicates new ones are coming out and these older ones are silver or this is how they tell the new batch of cf cards with new memory...I don't know, just a guess.