And if they did go the app route, the extra sales they'd get I'm sure would way more than make up for any extra reps to help deal with that since they'd make Nikon and the others look old hat and left in the dust.
There hasn't been any chatter on this lately - it seems to just have died off. I thought there was word of a HUGE firmware upgrade coming to the Mark III in July?
Has there been any other official / non official talk of when it's coming / what it may contain?
These guys crack me up but they also have tests and proof as well as real experience with both. While they inform, they add a little "color" to explain.
Here a interesting video review of the 1DX.
I'm intrigued though why the 100mm macro USM is the only f/2,8 lens in group E, when even the older non-USM macro is in group C. I notice it's even worse with the 180mm macro, as it is in group G with or without the 1.4x extender.
Just looking for an opinion. I want to get my first L lens and I'm tossing between Canon 70 - 200 f/4 IS vs. 70 - 200 F2.8 non IS. I'm looking to use it for sports photography, mainly outdoors but sometime indoors. I've heard lost of pros for both but I haven't read a review that has given me an opinion between these two lenses. I'm leaning towards the f/4 IS but would the 2.8 compensate for hot having IS?
Has anyone used or have both? Which would people choose - larger aperture or image stabilization?
(Thanks in advance!)
Not sure where this should belong but...
Does crop factor have an impact on the maximum magnification (MM) of a subject? I heard before that if you use a 2.0x teleconverter to increase the effective focal length of a lens the minimum focusing distance (MFD) stays the same and you effectively increase the maximum magnification.
So does shooting 1:1 with true macro lenses actually give you more than 1:1 magnification on APS-C crop bodies?
...it is still slightly illogical that the outer 20 cross points (on other lenses) are selectable when switching to zone AF for group E lenses.
No, the outer cross-type points are not selectable with a group E lens in any mode. The points are selectable, just not as cross-type points.
I'm not saying they are cross type with a group E lens, that is why I had "on other lenses" in brackets, I'm saying they are selectable with zone AF, but they are not selectable with single point (or any of the point expansion modes). To me, logic dictates they should be selectable in all modes or none. If that was the case, the manual wouldn't be confusing at all (at least not in that section anyway).I agree, Manuals Suck!
Lets go out and shoot, I've actually spent more time with the manual than shooting this bad-boy!
I'm in agreement there. I'm actually going on a themed portrait shoot tomorrow at a heritage railway, out of my comfort zone, which was why I was playing around in the first place . Had it not been for the preparation, I proably would never have found out.
Did anyone try it using AI-Servo and perhaps burst mode? Is it even possible to do with relative success?
Becuase we've been hearing a lot how 1DX is good in this regard, but for a variety of reasons 5d3 is a much more used camera, that's why I'm asking.
I currently have 70-300L so I'm planning to shoot with this, just want to hear your opinion on the subject matter.
@pwp: Thanks for the pre-owned 1D4 idea. I hadn't considered it seriously before you mentioned it.
After thinking it over since yesterday, I'm coming to the conclusion that the 5D3 will probably be my best choice at the moment. During the last 3 years, about half of my shots have been of motorcycle riding at trackdays.
But for the next two years, I'm in mainland China for the company so I will have few opportunities to do this. More likely the majority of my shots will be of the landscape, buildings, fauna, etc. For the situations where I will shoot sports, the 5D3 AF system will most likely do very fine.
Surely Bosman, Wilmark and others' comments attest that the 5D3 AF is no turd when it comes to sports - it will be legions better than my 50D.
A second reason not pursuing a pre-owned 1D4, is that I would have a much harder time finding one here in CN than a new 5D3.
In two years time, I might be able to pick up a used 1DX for action if I still have the
needwant and the 5D3 cannot deliver. We'll see
Thanks for all the comments, I really appreciate it.
For action shooting look to a pre-owned 1 Series. I have a 5D3 and when I first got it, out of curiosity I ran it as a second body at a track & field athletics job. It's IQ and AF were 100% up to the job but the slow frame rate and small buffer reveal the 5D3's strengths & weaknesses. In short, it's not an action shooting camera.