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I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.


Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?

No.


1Ds Mark III was announced in August 2007, just weeks after the 2007 Pan Am Games in Rio. The Canon EOS-1D X was announced in October 2011 during the Pan AM games in Guadalajara. Just saying.

See bold for your answer.

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I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.


Would the 2015 Pam am games in Toronto be considered a major sporting event?

No.

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Even photozone's at it now; comparing against the EF 50mm f1.2 L II !

What the 50L does well doesn't have a metric that can be easily recorded.  That lens is about color, draw, bokeh, etc. and less about meat and potatoes forum fodder like sharpness, chromatic aberrations, distortion, etc.

However, the Sigma Art seems purpose-built to wow the forum crowd.  If you are a sharpness junkie (who needs AF), you've found your lens.

So you're justifying the 50/1.2L by saying that it has some immeasurable quality to it that nobody else can beat? Do you understand how irrational that sounds?

He didn't say it has some immeasurable quality that nobody else can beat, only that it has distinctive qualities that can't readily be measured.  That's neither irrational nor false (his statement as you reworded it may or may not be true, but it's not irrational).  You may not care for those distinctive qualities or even notice them; and it may well be that they're related to various aspects of the lens that *can* be measured (if you like, one could say that it's desirable because of, not despite, its flaws). But simply to dismiss it, as you seem to want to do, because it fails in various ways that can be measured begs the question.

(And, in case this is necessary to add, none of that is to say anything at all negative about the Sigma or, for that matter, to say anything positive about the Canon.)

There are indeed qualities that cannot be measured.  There is no definition or agreement as to what they actually are.  When someone refers to a lens giving a 3D effect, that is not even a defined term.
 
Measurement of Bokeh is another that has no way to give a numerical value, just a opinion.  Usually though, Photozone does give examples of bokeh at various apertures, but its still subject to disagreement, because someone else feels that they would do it differently.
 
A lot of the undefined qualities are that way.  Since different people see them differently, its pretty difficult to do more than look at the images and see if you agree.

Trying to talk sense to Dilbert is like trying to describe colours to a blind person. He likes his spec sheets and DxO scores. Nothing else matters

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Beautiful images! The 300 with the 2x extender seems to be a great combination.  I use the 2x III with my 70-200 and I find that works great in a pinch.

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A bit early in the update cycle if true when compared to previous updates maybe? I would think it would be later in 2015 that replacements are possibly announced with closer to 2016 with an actual release if there will be updates.

True

Not quite if you consider this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Canon_EOS_digital_cameras

Again, as I mentioned earlier in the thread, the fact that no 1D utilizes crop sensors may have an effect on the production cycle of their lineup. I might be wrong, but I'm sure investing in creating new full frame sensors is a lot more costly and time consuming than developing smaller sensors.

Even Nikon's new D4s is not an entirely new sensor from what I've read, despite their marketing gymnastics. Not taking anything away from their camera, it's still a beast; but so is the 1DX. A new design isn't needed yet.

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Looking at the Northlight website and going back quite a few months there seems to be a lot of "throw mud at the wall and see if it sticks" going on.

I'm sure replacements are in the works. When will we see them is the question...so in the meantime enjoy what you've got. :)
Don't forget that northlight said that the release of the 7D2 was only a month or so away....... And announced that a year and a half ago..... With a spec list that was inferior to the 70D and no mention of DPAF. I don't believe anything they claim.

Exactly. I've spent the evening reading that site and I'm even more skeptical than I was before.

Their rumors with release dates and specs are frequently wrong, and Rumors like this one on the main page of CR are a combination of common knowledge (yes, Canon will eventually update their line of cameras) and guesses.

The saying "even a broken clock is right twice a day" relates to that site nicely. They make crap up most of the time, but occasionally announce something legitimate (usually nothing earth-shattering) and then claim to be a reliable source.

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Announced...

5D Mark 1 = 22 August 2005
5D Mark 2 = 17 September 2008 (3 years & 1 month)
5D Mark 3 = 2 March 2012 (3 years &
5D Mark 4 = ?

1D X2 = ?
1D X = 18 October 2011
1D 4 = 20 October 2009
1D 3 = February 21, 2007
1D 2n = August 22, 2005
1D 2 = January 2004
1D = November 2001

1Ds = September 24, 2002
1Ds 2 = 2004
1Ds 3 = 20 August 2007

7D = 1 September 2009
7D Mark 2 = ?

The roadmap for the 1DX update might be a bit different than previous 1D cameras; the biggest difference is there is no crop sensor anymore. It's a reasonable assumption that developing a full frame sensor takes more resources and is therefore less likely to receive as frequent updates as in the past when compared to previous 1D models. Of course, this is just an assumption.

In my own opinion of the matter, what's the point of rushing an update? Nikon just updated their D4 with the D4s, but the 1DX is still arguably current and still has superior frame rate, autofocus and resolution. It's also selling better than Nikon's offering. No point in updating if you don't have to.

There's always an update in the works. When the iPhone 6 launches in September you can bet your buns Jony Ive has the 6s already planned out. With the 1DX, despite being announced in October of 2011, it wasn't even in stores until late June or July of 2012. Even if a new 1D body is announced (which I doubt for this year), it will most likely be a good six to nine months before we actually see one available for purchase.

My own guess would be late 2015 or early to mid 2016 for the new 1D. Like I said before, enjoy what you're currently  shooting. :)

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Looking at the Northlight website and going back quite a few months there seems to be a lot of "throw mud at the wall and see if it sticks" going on.

I'm sure replacements are in the works. When will we see them is the question...so in the meantime enjoy what you've got. :)

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A bit early in the update cycle if true when compared to previous updates maybe? I would think it would be later in 2015 that replacements are possibly announced with closer to 2016 with an actual release if there will be updates.

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Quote from: Rishi Sanyal / DPReview
Lower resolution and higher sensitivity are certainly not unheard of - the Canon 1DX and Nikon D4S both top out at a relatively modest 16MP...

Ahhh yes, DPR...where they can't even get basic facts correct.

No kidding. This isn't the first time they've made some pretty obvious mistakes in their reviews

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Lenses / Re: Is my Tamron 24-70 as sharp?
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:11:36 PM »
If you want the best out of your lens buy Reikan FoCal and running it through the AFMA tuning portion of the software.

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Man, I thought it was going to be Dilbert claiming this.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:47:03 PM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

I imagine it's a lot cheaper than marriage, divorce, children or criminal defense attorneys.    :P

I just broached the subject of the camera with my girlfriend. She gave me a look like I might not have to worry about marriage after all...  :'(

I must always remember: "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission."  :P
get the camera... look for a new girlfriend

Nah, she is a keeper. Brought it home and she just rolled her eyes. Told me to "have fun," laughed and went about doing her own things.

She's pretty understanding of my cameras and motorcycle obsessions.


So, you ready for 300, 400, 200-400 and/or 600mm  ;)

Oh I'm definitely ready! My bank account, on the other hand, is not. :( All those sound wonderful though!

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Software & Accessories / Re: 1DX screen protector
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:49:37 PM »
Dylan,

I ran into this same situation myself just a few days ago. I luckily had a roll of 3M invisible shield sitting around because I pretty much 3M everything I own. I do it because like to use my gear the way it was meant to be used and not worry about wear and tear that goes along with using it that way. Then when it's time to sell, I just peal it off; good as new.

Look on eBay for rolls of invisible shield, then just cut the shape you need. It's cheap and works beautifully.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:19:01 PM »
I've got a question for all my fellow 1DX owners here:

Regarding spot metering linked to the AF point, does it work in AF point expansion too? The manual says it doesn't work in zone or auto AF, so I just want to clarify.

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