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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: For 1dx owners
« on: Today at 07:11:08 AM »
Hey Guys.
Knowing what you all know about the 1DX, and looking into your crystal balls, would you buy one now?  I have a 5D3, and have been waiting to see what would be next for the 1DX.  I am interested in the low light performance, the better focusing and iq.  I think the mps for both the 5D3 and 1DX are fine for me. 

It is just that I am seeing dramatic price drops and am wondering if it may  be time to pull the trigger.  I have the usual trepidation about buying and next month something new and far superior comes out ( though not that likely with Canon, as had been noted).

Thanks to all of you sage 1DX ers.


If you have the funds and the desire/need to buy one now, why not?

I recall seeing prices for the 1DX at ~$4799 and *if* there is a replacement 1DXII or 1DsIV in the works, I wouldn't be surprised if the price would be $4799 x 2. Some of the older 1D bodies were released with prices right around $8k USD, adjusted for inflation, they would be higher today.

With electronic stuff, something "new and better" is always around the corner.

There are many subtle improvements from 5D3 to 1DX.

The only reasons not to do it are:

You do not use a grip on the 5D3 or are not interested in 1D form factor

Magic Lantern (no go on 1DX)

You consider 1D bodies to be "too heavy"

You need truly silent shutter (no go on 1DX)

Photography Technique / Re: Share 3x your own advice to yourself!
« on: November 27, 2014, 01:08:10 PM »
Pay attention to the background.

Always shoot in RAW and the largest file size, storage is cheap.

Enjoy those slightly overcast days with diffuse light :)

Sometimes, sharpness is overrated


Pricewatch Deals / Capture 1 Pro 8 20% off
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:55:36 AM »
New license or upgrade, use promo code "black14"

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: For 1dx owners
« on: November 27, 2014, 08:54:04 AM »
I'd have to see something called a 1DsIV

Buy one, get 9 free on select photo paper.

Free gifts (paper) with photo ink purchase.

Canon branded ink seems to cost the same almost anywhere, so why not get free stuff and shipping too? :)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Switching to Full Frame
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:54:57 PM »
On a bit of a tangent, the 1DIV seems to be selling for less than a new 5DIII...

Does Nikon have the lenses you want to use?

EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:33:11 PM »
It didn't go in backwards it went in sideways. There is nothing to prevent you from doing that if you try. It is a design flaw. The contacts should be on the narrower edge to prevent that. Such as the SD card. There may have been good reasons why it was designed that way at the time, but if somebody put that design on my desk today I'd reject it in a heartbeat.

I do not own a 7DII.

That said, any other Canon body I have used that uses a CF card will not allow full insertion of the card if the female end is rotated 180* and insertion is attempted.

Yes, the CF card goes in a little bit, but it stops. All I can muster is about 1/3 insetion if it is attempted incorrectly.

It is impossible to insert the CF card with the female end up (holes out). The end opposite the holes is wider in the narrow dimension.

There isn't much of a visible difference in the slots on the narrow sides of the CF card, so one of them may be worn on the card itself or the guide in the camera is out of tolerance.

I suspect that it is much more likely to insert the card on an angle, bending the pins in the camera. I damaged a card reader this way.

For the OP-

I would certainly try to get the repair warrantied without any lengthy details or "fabrications". It very well could be a design problem and not your fault.

Promo on select photo paper:

11/2 to 11/26, USA only

There are also a bunch of freebies when buying printer ink.

« on: November 13, 2014, 05:12:08 PM »
I had gas too...

I feel your pain


EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »

As others have mentioned, it will stifle competition and innovation.

I have no plans to get the 5DIV, so it is a moot point.

For those that long for a Sony sensor, you can buy one today and use Canon glass with an adapter.

If everyone that PAM'ed about the poor quality Canon tech bought a Sony, then maybe something would change... oh, wait, you can't build a camera company on 20 sales...

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:57:25 PM »
Availabilty, Q1, 2016 :)

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:20:48 AM »
Psst, that's not a unicorn.  That's an image of a pegasus. 


Details, shmetails...


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:17:52 PM »
At 70k+ transactions and 99.3% positive feedback, I'd hardly call them shady. Anyone can choose to buy or not buy from them.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: November 04, 2014, 04:10:21 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All
« on: November 02, 2014, 05:24:20 PM »
Is the support there for professional use, like Canon CPS or the Nikon equal?

I have some familiarity with their consumer appliances, and reliability and service could use some improvement.

I have a Samsung phone, and while it works, it certainly feels cheap and plastiky.

Competition is good, but I suspect that not too many professionals earning a living with Canon or Nikon gear will be jumping ship anytime soon.

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