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Update - 1D X results:

-Lexar 95 145MB/s (according to the package) write: 51 frames
-Sandisk 90MB/s write: 52 frames
-Sandisk 150MB/s write: 57 frames

This is interesting and shows that the buffer size or the interface in the 1DX is different than the 5DIII, but all of the results are excellent given that the Sandisk 1067x card is delivering a burst depth of 35 RAW frames in the 5DIII (vs. the rated 18) and 57 RAW frames in the 1D X (vs. the rated 38).  RAW+JPEG to the two Sandisk cards topped out at 15 frames, FYI.

Bottom line - the fastest Sandisk cards rock the 5DIII, while the older Sandisk cards are a great deal for the 1D X.  Lexar doesn't quite ive up to their specs, at least in these two Canons.

Also, on a personal note, the 1D X may only be 2x faster on paper, but the thing sounds about 20x faster than the 5DIII.  I can't wait to shoot with it...

Interesting but how did you measure 51 or 57 frames? 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:54:08 PM »
Like I said, it just seems to me, that professional cameras, will all move to even larger sensors in the future.


Because not enough consumer level cameras will sell...because those people use smartphones and tablets (or whatever the fad will be at the time) to take pictures.  Again I'm not saying Canon will replace 35mm format sensors, with something 50 to 60mm, or larger in width.  I'm saying it seems like it would be between 36mm and 40 to 45mm.  And it won't be in widespread use...for quite a while...8 to 10 years is my prediction.  But I'm not predicting the demise of Sony in the meantime...Nikon might be another story, though!

You keep repeating this assertion. People keep saying they disagree. They give their reasons...which are well thought out and logical. You consistently reject their views, but don't offer any evidence to support your position.

You say if Canon offers this amazing super camera at a fraction of the cost of its competitors it will create the market and suddenly everyone will want this imaginary camera. What makes you so sure Canon could offer such a camera at a fraction of the cost of its competitors? And, what makes you so sure moving to a larger sensor would suddenly become the end-all and be-all of all photographers, when so many people on this forum are saying "no thanks."

If anything, the trend has been toward smaller sensors. Full frame sells only a small fraction of APS-C and even then, one of the main reasons why full frame is popular is because it is consistent with the traditional size of 35mm film cameras. It's a size that has been tested and proven in the marketplace. Why would the world suddenly want a new size with all the compromises and additional costs it would entail?

It's fun to debate these sort of esoteric issues for entertainment purposes, but really, just repeating the same assertion time and time again without anything to back it up gets a little tedious.

FF and crop sell for different reasons.  Crop sensor camera are generally less expensive.  FF have better signal to noise.

It would be interesting if there were comparable FF and crop sensor cameras with the only difference the sensory size (and related factors such as S/N).  Frame rate, build, controls, features would otherwise be identical.  Which would sell better?  Better S/N or a reduction in angle of view (effectively increasing focal length)?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:48:50 PM »
Canon has see the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.

I wonder how the D800 (e) are doing relative to the 5DM3.  Not in absolute sales but as share of pro / prosumer sales.  Also is the D800 (e) attracting people to adopt the Nikon line or stay with Nikon?

Personally I would like to see Canon adopt the Sony sensor and put it in a 5D body and then license Nikon's 14-24 lens.  That would be truly winning combination.

We have waited long enough for these 2 items and if there was serious competition, I think Canon would have done it or be seriously hurting.

BTW - there long glass is the best; easily topping Nikon.  They just need to a new ultra wide and a high MP body.

Lenses / Re: Upcoming Lens Reviews of Sigma & Zeiss Glass
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:49:14 AM »
I have the canon 14 - wonder how much better the zeiss 15 will be?

Camera sounds great.  Only wish that Canon would get with it and produce such a camera.  20 FPS is a great - wonder how fast the camera can write the flash card

I just read a blurb on DxOmark that said this thing can shoot SIXTY fps in a burst if AF is locked?!?
Holy buffer-size!  Even if it is limited to 40 raw as they stated, that's a LOT of speed!
Can anyone confirm that? My local Nikon web site is not so clear on the issue in the spec's page.

EDIT:  OK, actually found that here:

excerpt below:

At approximately 20 fps, the Nikon 1 V3 also boasts the world's fastest*1 high-speed continuous shooting rate with AF tracking, as well as high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 60 fps when focus is locked. This, as well as the world's shortest*3 shooting time lag ensures fast and precise focusing on moving subjects.

*3Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. When a CX-format digital camera is used; measured with the zoom lens at the maximum telephoto position.

we are seeing the merging of video and still.   

Camera sounds great.  Only wish that Canon would get with it and produce such a camera.  20 FPS is a great - wonder how fast the camera can write the flash card

perhaps the new lens will have a built-in 1.4

Software & Accessories / any records to raw to both cards?
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:36:33 PM »

Does anyone record raw to both cards simultaneously?  This would give a bit of extra security in case a card failed, but seems like over kill since I have yet to have a card die in the field.


If I bite on the Sony A7R, I would want to get a Nikor 14-24, since the Canon 16-35 is not exactly the sharpest lens on the block.

Does anyone experience with this combo? Or any reviews on to adapt the 14-24 to the Sony?

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS III & EF 600 f/4 DO IS
« on: March 03, 2014, 06:55:54 PM »
Current 600 is a great lens.  Only suggestion besides major weight loss, would be a built-in 1.4.  That would be handy!

Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 06:52:11 PM »
Time to foresake my 12 step program and rejoin the bag of the month club  ;D

1.  More ram in the 1Dx and 5DM3 (probably double them to avoid buffering out)
2.  Dual CF slots in 5D M3
3.  Level indicator inside the view finder
4.  Ability to set AEB bracketing to shutter speed when in manual mode.  Currently on the 1DX, it uses which ever control is on the main (front of the camera but the shutter button)
5a.  Intelligent shutter button - 3 levels of pressure - single shot, slow speed, high speed
5b.  Intelligent shutter button - 2 buttons side by side.  One for single shot, one for multiple shot
5c.  Intelligent shutter button - first 0.167 of a second is single shot, then drops in the high speed unless I push hard in which case it drops in the multiple shot mode immediately
6. Something that lets me flag 1st and last shot of a series such as HDR or pan.  LR has poor tools for creating stacks
7. Builtin GPS
8. Optional adapter to Nikon and Zeiss glass to allow them to function in fully automatic mode (no chance of this but would be nice)
9. Metering capability that would expose the scene to get no part of the image blown out, perhaps limited to 5% or 10% (user controlled for specular highlights).
10.  Automatic focus stacking mode.  I specify near and far and the camera steps the focus between them.  Ideally this process should be done on a rail to avoid focus blooming.

Thanks is my ideas.  If Canon would like to compensation for my participation in this focus group, ...

Software & Accessories / Re: Lexar CF Card 1000X and 1066X
« on: March 01, 2014, 04:51:09 PM »
I think that Lexar increased the speed of their 1000 X cards to match the new Sandisk Extreme Pro cards.

Software & Accessories / Re: need help choosing the right macbook.
« on: March 01, 2014, 04:50:12 PM »
Hi im looking for advice on choosing a new MacBook. I am looking into the MacBook pro 13" with retina
•2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
•256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
 but the apple worker is telling me if I want to run adobe lightroom and photoshop I will need to get the 16gb.
so im stuck in deciding what to get I also have a budget. so I don't know if I should just stick to the one I was going to get or go with a MacBook pro that doesn't have retina and add more storage. if you have any advice id appreciate it thank you.

I have a similar configuration, though 512 SSD.  I run PS and LR without a problem - though my PS images are not enlarged (work at original pixel size of 1Dx and 5DM3).

I debated about adding faster processor, more RAM and larger SSD but in the end decided that they were not worth the extra cost.

Hope this helps.

EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: February 28, 2014, 02:54:26 AM »
I bought 1Dx on eBay and have not had any problems with the Camera or Canon

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