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Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:48:55 AM »
Difficult because of the diffuse lighting, improper exposure and what appears to be mixed color temps.

Anywho, here's my attempt to fix the jpg. Done in LR 4.1.

-DrDeano

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Color Noise
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:55:27 AM »
Would still like to have a RAW version of this image to examine...

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I too was a bit worried about the focusing prowess of the 1DX. Tried to manually AFMA, just as bad... Then I picked up FoCal and spent a weekend tuning all my lenses. Now, focus hit and it hits accurate.

For reasons I cannot explain, the 1DX seems to be much more sensitive to needing accurate AFMA settings than the 5DII. If I might hypothesize, I would say the focus is so much more accurate than previous systems that if your lenses are not tuned to the body, you will get poor results. The 5DII seemed to be more about luck with focusing, the 1DX is about precision.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Color Noise
« on: September 12, 2012, 05:15:56 PM »
This does not look like typical noise. It looks like compression artifacts of some sort. There is a clearly defined edge to that red area, if it were noise it would be more random.

I am perplexed since you say you are seeing it on your RAW image also. Can you post the RAW as it came out of camera for us to take a look at?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AFMA Callibration - How much is too much?
« on: August 06, 2012, 04:27:59 PM »
Just curious...

Does anyone know the cost involved with having Canon adjust the lenses to a body?

How long does this typically take?

Thanks!


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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 18, 2012, 01:30:05 PM »
Updated thread. My order from 3/16 11:45 AM EST has shipped.

I don't need this camera as I bought one from someone here so I could have it for my vacation.

If anyone wants to buy an unopened 1DX from me, PM me and we can chat. I expect to get the camera on Saturday.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 15, 2012, 11:42:38 PM »
There has been no posted information to refute the information at the top of this thread. Apparently B&H did not receive a shipment last week OR people are not posting. My order from 3/16 still shows backordered and as of Friday (online chat) I was told there is no update.

I was so frustrated with the whole thing, I bought one from someone who ordered very early and didn't want it. Been playing with it since yesterday.

Suffice it to say, those of you who ordered a 1DX will NOT be disappointed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 11, 2012, 11:07:37 AM »
I am keeping track in a xl sheet most of the user names/dates and order numbers from 3/14 - 3/16 (3/16 is my preorder date), pretty geeky, but I can tell you that the order numbers are progressing in chronological order.
Not by date.

This is why it's beneficial to look at verified order confirmation times rather than order numbers. The order numbers DO increase in chronological order. Anyone who has a history of ordering with B&H can see that over time, the order numbers increase. We have verified on this site that they use different order numbering systems depending on your ordering channel (online, phone, in person etc)

The one thing that has been consistent here is people who check their order confirmations and note the time can have a pretty good understanding of where they fall on the waiting list. We had one or two people who found this to be contrary and used the information to correct the problem with B&H and subsequently got them to get their orders shipped.

We can use order numbers to gauge the accuracy of order timing with what people are reporting. Check the AM/PM mix-up earlier.

The information in this thread still hold true (unless we get information that proves otherwise) Orders placed 3/14 after 6PM EST do not have updates as to when they will have their cameras shipped. Orders placed prior to this have been filled and are either shipping or in the hands of the customers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 10, 2012, 07:55:32 PM »
At this point I would like to thank the OP DrDeano for starting this topic, without it I would have not known or had prove that my order got skipped and I'd still be anxiously waiting...

I'm glad to have helped!!

Canon could learn a thing or two about communication I think. I am really disappointed how this camera series was handled from October 2011 until now.

Can't wait to see the pics from all the happy 1DX owners in the days to come.

As soon as we get more information about orders placed 3/14 after 6PM EST I will update the thread, until then: Happy waiting!

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 09, 2012, 05:08:51 PM »
Awesome Kowalski! Glad to hear it worked out!! Keep us posted.

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:24:27 PM »
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I had told my B&H sales rep that I wanted one way back before they started taking pre-orders. I was in Africa without internet access when they started taking preorders. The rep had emailed me to see if I still wanted to order one and it wasn't until the 21st before I could get back to her. Looking up the order on B&H's site it shows an order date of 3/21.

There seem to be many circumstances with your order that most people here would not encounter.

You must have a close relationship/revolving account with the sales staff at B&H for them to put an order in the system while you are away on business. I don't doubt your account of how it happened, but this doesn't change the fact that people who ordered well before 3/21 are still getting unknown status.

So far, info at the top holds true (at least based on this forum and people who are posting)

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:20:00 PM »
I ordered mine on 3/14/2012 around 11:30PM CST.  I received my tracking number 7/4/2012.  It should arrive tomorrow per UPS tracking.  Order number XXXX8856XX.

Your order number doesn't seem to jive with known order numbers and email confirmation times. Is it possible that you could check your email on that date and verify the time you received confirmation? Just wondering if you have the AM/PM mixed up.

Thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 09, 2012, 10:22:13 AM »
Thank you for the update guys. Enjoy your cameras when they arrive!!!

I have updated the information at the top of the thread for those newcomers who would like an idea of where things stand.

Next up on the agenda is to find out when the next shipment is due to arrive and find out the order timeframe that will be filled.

If anyone who ordered 3/14/12 AFTER 6PM has any updates on the their status, please post and I will update the information.

To recap, orders placed on 3/14 up to 6PM EST have been filled. Orders placed after this time are status UNKNOWN.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:42:08 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

I have not been around here long enough to form an opinion of other's work.

I'd love to you read your wisdom that comes with a higher level of understanding of photography and see your work so we can critique it though.

I consider myself in a perpetual state of learning. Teach away!

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EOS Bodies / Re: B&H 1DX Order Fulfillment Tracking
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:04:57 AM »
I would like to add some information to the top of this topic for new visitors that might also help.

From what I am hearing here; am I wrong to infer that B&H has been filling orders from two shipments from Canon?

This meaning that the third shipment they receive should serve those who ordered AFTER 6PM EST on 3/14.

Does this sound correct?

Also, please post if you have received a tracking number.. that would be most helpful!

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