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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:19:37 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.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:47:01 PM »
R1-7D - sorry, I must have missed your post, but congrats to you as well, even if the decision may have been made for you when you touched it.

KKCFamilyman, my battery door lock is quite tight as well, much more than I expected.  I'm sure it will loosen with time.

Graham, that's a possibility.  It's a very serious camera and when you hold it, it has the feel of a finely crafted watch, and the thing that blows everyone away is the 12FPS shutter.  It could seal the deal.  Just make sure not to touch it yourself or you marriage could be in trouble if she's not impressed ;).

High ISO shooting and metering system are AWESOME. It feels good when you know your photos will look fine at 12000ISO indoor. Photo below taken at 20,000ISO, indoor with all window blinds closed. It might not be an ideal light condition for shooting, but still, photo came out quite good. Add little noise reduction to it, I think photo will be ok.


I agree, the new metering and high ISO capabilities are incredible. There is definitely a noticeable improvement from the 5D3, which in itself was a huge improvement from the 5D2. I am very impressed.

I didn't think I would notice the improvement in AF from the 5D3 that much, but with it locking on to color and faces and then tracking them, there definitely is a difference there as well.

Overall I'm incredibly impressed. Can't really fault anything on the camera.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:41:32 PM »
Finally pulled the trigger. Could not be happier. Ended up paying $5449 for a new USA model. Now I can work on some more L glass. Thanks so much for everyone's comments.
Congrats, and wow, that's an amazing price! 

Also, for those following this post, let this serve as a warning...if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one...first Dylan, now KKCFamilyman... ;D



CONGRATS KKCFamilyman  :)

+1 with mackguyver "if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one"

Thanks Dylan. I should have given up a long time ago. Just kept trying to resist but when I went to bring the 1dx back they took off more money so just had to leave with it. I feel it will compliment my 5d well. The only ? I have is when i put the battery in and turn the lock it is pretty hard to turn. Is that normal?

My battery door lock is also very tight. I think it will loosen over time. Either way, it doesn't bother too much. Once the battery is in their I know it's sealed and no water is getting in. It's such a well made camera. In fact, it's a tank.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:52:59 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger. Could not be happier. Ended up paying $5449 for a new USA model. Now I can work on some more L glass. Thanks so much for everyone's comments.
Congrats, and wow, that's an amazing price! 

Also, for those following this post, let this serve as a warning...if you even touch the 1D X, it will make you buy one...first Dylan, now KKCFamilyman... ;D

Don't forget me! I have a thread similar to this and sold both my 5D2 and 5D3 over the weekend to pay for one. Picked it up Monday!

The camera is bloody dangerous.

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So you are proposing that Adobe make updates to every version of their software every time a camera manufacturer comes out with a new camera? Nobody does that, not one software manufacturer.

Well, yet again, Adobe are unique amongst software manufacturers in that they do end up enabling you to use your new camera with you old software.

pbd, aren't you contradicting yourself here?

Yes, you can shoot take a 6D and edit the JPEGs from itin CS1, but you cannot import/edit the RAWs in CS1.
My stepmom had to upgrade her PS when she moved from 1Ds to 5D3 for this particular reason.

To add to the conspiracy theories: What does 1Dx, 1DC, 5D3, and 6D have in common that older cameras doesn't? - separate W/T AFMA support. As as as I understand, it's the EOS Utility that brings the SDK with it, and this might be the reason that Canon decided to cut here. If this is true, we should see this in the SDK API and Rich from Reikan/FoCal would be pleasantly surprised :)

You just got my hopes up!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Damn you 1DX!!!!!
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:51:08 AM »
I tried it at the store...fell in love.

5D2 and 5D3 already listed for sale. :( There should be a warning on this site about that camera.

I thought I was the only one  ;D

Just like others said "you going to love it". I thought my 5D III is good, well, it's good, but 1dx is better. Even 12000ISO ;)

I would go so far as to say the 1DX is a stop better at high ISO than the 5D3. Just wish it wasn't so expensive and that I hadn't missed that deal for $5000 :(

I saw the $4999 deals last week or so, but couldn't pull trigger due to unauthorized dealer, plus those units are not US model. I decided to spend $1000 more and bought one through authorized dealer. Anyways, $5000 or $6000 is a lot of money and I want to make sure my X is real X ;)

I bought my 5D3 grey market and never had a problem! Is there a difference between US and non-US 1DX models?

My 5D3 had a different charger than the US model...but no biggie. Unfortunately I can just squeeze $5000-5500, so hopefully there's more deals out there.

I do not know the dif between the two. I often heard people buying BRAND NEW cameras through unauthorized seller came with missing pieces. However, the savings are HUGE.

On the postitive side, there are happy buyers too. I'm sure $4999 will come again. Just get ready

I ended up buying one today from The Camera Store. They have huge rebates going on, and to be honest, with the US dollar stronger than ours again the savings wouldn't have been too great buying from the grey market.

Man, what a camera! It's like doing weights at the gym holding it for any length of time! But it's so awesome nonethess! Only had chance to fire off a few shots tonight since I'm packing for a trip, but so far the AF is definitely noticeably faster than my 5D3.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:52:59 AM »
Here's some I took of some family friends' 60th wedding anniversary.  Every year she dresses in her wedding gown and her husband in his tux and they go around the city visiting with people and handing out cookies. This year they were in Princess Island Park, Calgary, and the mayor of the city came to say hello. It was great fun! The Mayor, Nenshi, is the gentleman holding the baby. Really nice guy. Wrote a speech on the spot for their diamond anniversary!

Also, I always have loved my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, but these photos made me love it even more. It's so sharp and the colour rendition is beautiful. I haven't done anything other than crop these photos a bit.


E88A0008 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A0145 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

E88A0123 by HadrianRobinson, on Flickr

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