Its a consumer DX model, and will not compare to the Canon 28-300mm L. More like a Tamron 18-270mm except overpriced. hopefully, its a better lens, in fact, it likely could not be worse.
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By the way so far it has taken a month since i sent my cards in for replacement, stil nothing from Sandisk and they aren't doing anything ot expedite no matter how many times i have asked about it. Not good even if there is a good warranty program...
No cheap lenses for me. I waited 2 years to put money together to get this lens rather than the 70-300...
Here's the link to Canon's paper. It's there under Additional Resources.
I did not see the earlier 1DX AF Guide, but this is different to what I see in the regular 1DX User Guide.
Just about every one of the colour illustrations pointedly shows a red AF point. If the focus points are in fact black, this would be highly misleading. The way this is presented, I see it as reasonable to assume that the shipping 1DX will have the hoped for red AF points.
At some point, it just becomes easier to buy or build a whole new computer. I've been looking at upgrades, benchmarks, etc for the last few weeks. If you buy a machine with windows 7 now, you will get a upgrade to windows 8 for $14 when its released. I really do not see a whole lot of improvement over my 3 year old i7 generation 1 computer, but maybe enough that I can cut 25% off my editing time. I'd have to step up to a 6 core processor to actually have a big difference in rendering times.I don't know about windows 8. I am skeptical about windows versions. Once I latch on to a stable version, I stay there for a loooooooooooong time. Hardware is different. I recycle every 3 to 4 years and it is due now...
Thanks for the info though.
I installed a new version of EOS utility recently when I purchased a new computer (running Windows 7) and now can't connect my 1Ds Mk ii via firewire. A bit frustrating, but I don't use it enough to warrant a lot of time trying to fix it. Good (?) to hear I'm not the only one with problems. I think my issue is a driver problem. I can see my camera listed as a device (if you click on devices and printers). But it has a red mark on it and the error message talks about driver issues. Looking at the Canon site, my camera doesn't seem to have a driver. I just assumed Canon no longer supports my camera and I need to track down an older version of the software. But maybe its a bigger issue.
I bought a 5D mkIII last week and I still can't connect it to the computer with the Eos utility.
Every time I try to connect it I get camera not recognized, I tried 5 different computers 15 different usb ports and 5 usb cables, mac and windows, 64bit and 32 bit so the problem is the actual software from Canon.
Anyone have a solution for that? or have the same problem?
The camera came with the latest firmware installed.
Please, post your opinion and/or pictures with your 60D. Especially if its portraits, action shots, or macro. I'm gonna buy a 60D with the 18-200 lens before the end of June since that's when the rebates stop. My newborn son is growing fast and I'm missing a lot of memories from a slow p&s. I really just need reassurance that even if the 60D is 2 years old its still capable of awesome shots! I really can't afford to wait for a 70D nor afford the price. I'm just assuming a 70D is coming out and based on the rise in price of the new rebel. Please help me out!
It requires all the memory and horsepower you can give it. Its does sone very complex computations.
Spend $50 or less and get more memory. For DDR3, its under $25 for 4GB, but older memory is a bit more expensive.
I guess I will need to shell out the time to get my old laptop or desktop upgraded the $50 is not an issue, both my laptop and desktop are over 3 years old...
You are in luck, memory is priced low. If you have SATA drives consider buying a 128gb SSD and install your programs on it while you put your data on the rotating drive. Then, when Windows switches out memory to the drive (virtual memory), it will speed up things a lot. You will be using a lot of virtual memory trying to edit 5D MK III images on a 3GB machine. When you upgrade computers, just move the SSD to the new one and use it the same way. Many new computers are starting to come configured this way, with a small SSD for the OS/Programs and a large rotating hard drive for data. I've reconfigured all of mine to operate like this, except for laptops, I just use a SSD.
I need to get LR 4.1 too and it does not run on XP
So I will need to update my setup anyway... Will take your suggestion then. Thanks.
What do you make of this? Rob Galbraith has a link to an intriguing PDF paper, Canon's 1DX-AF guide.
Can we interpret from this that the black AF Point in AI Servo was a brief pre-release bad dream?