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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 03:36:10 PM »
I shoot a 5D Mark II for portraits, landscapes, architecture, etc.  I need the 1D Mark IV or 1Dx to shoot sports and dance so my venues can be bright outdoors, poorly lit arenas, dimly lit theaters and stages, etc.  I need to capture motion in a variety of lighting.

As for lenses, all Ls: 8-15 f/4, 16-35 II f/2.8, 24-70 I f/2.8 , 50 f/1.2 70-200 IS I f/2.8, and 200 IS f/2 plus 1.4x and 2.0x II TCs

I traded in my 7D for a 70D to limp along with better low light capability.  I sold my 7D for $1100 and got the 70D for $949 last Christmas.  I just sold my 1D3 to raise more funds.

The 1DX will focus better than the 1DIV in low or poor light.

The X does not have the same focus point illumination in the viewfinder as prior 1D series bodies.

You get full compatibility with the 600RT flash system with the X.

There is little "crop factor" difference between the X and IV.

Based on the quoted post above, I'd suggest the 1DX.

The only ? is compatibility between your 200/2 and the X.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:28:23 PM »
I'm still trying to use the remaining 90% to 95% of the capabilities of what I have now... :)

A new 1D series would be out of my reach- can't see it being less than a 1DX.

I would be interested in something with Foveon technology though. That would be cool. I was very tempted by the DP3 Merrill.

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And when you want to print to 40x60, its an issue..36 Mp would give that edge i needed.

There seem to be many people printing at this size without medium format... or at least claiming to print at this size.

What are they doing that allows it to happen with <36 mp sensors?

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 24, 2014, 08:35:43 AM »
Ladybug in flower

Nice. I like extras like that too.

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+1
I have 18Mp on FF don't want any more! One of the best LARGE prints I have seen was at a Photographers shop in Llangollen. It was a shot of Bantry Bay in Ireland and it covered a whole door - it was shot with a 6mp DSLR. I print to A3+ - I think 18mp will do!

+2

I recently picked up a 4.2mp Canon 1D and have been very impressed with the image quality.

If the rest of the camera was comparable to current production with respect to ISO performance, live view and the rear LCD... but it probably wouldn't sell well as many people would WTF the 4.2mp without trying it.

I usually don't crop too heavily either, so that makes a difference.

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 05:51:30 PM »
Another taken with 1D + 100L :)

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 21, 2014, 07:17:30 AM »
That is beautiful! Excellent Shot!!!

Thanks. I like how that camera renders, it is different from the others I have tried.

The only "trickery" was that I used one of those white diffuser discs to kill the shadows as the light was harsh. I experimented with it a bit and it has a place in my bag. That shot would have sucked without it.

Other than a sharpness setting of 2 in DPP, and downsized for upload here, that image is "as shot" and is not cropped. I like how the other flowers in the background faded into nice color blobs. I try to pay attention to the background, but never really know how it will turn out- especially with that camera because the LCD is useless in comparison to what is available today.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 18, 2014, 03:44:41 PM »
Purple

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:44:26 PM »
Canon 1D and 100L Macro

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Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: May 18, 2014, 07:49:28 AM »
Cellphone pic... Galaxy Note 3. Cropped the extra out of the frame and reduced the file size for upload, no other changes.

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I thought focus screens were pretty inexpensive,  all things considered.

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So I bought a used 5D (thanks for the helpful suggestions) and a 17mm TS-E at the same time. While I would rarely if ever use the TS-E on the 5D, when I do I won't have live view to help me.
Now, those of you who have had dSLRs and tilt-shift lenses before the advent of live view, any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated. Should I, for example, get the grid screen? Any other screen? etc...
Thanks!

As above (Eldar's post), it  boils down to experience. Experience doesn't come without practice.

I have found the grid to be helpful with other lenses. Sometimes, it doesn't take much of a change in camera angle to alter converging lines when using wide angle lenses.

Whether or not you can see anything useful on the focus screen is another possible issue. I tried several different screens on a 5DII and just couldn't make it (manual focus) work. I never tried the assorted magnifiers and such- maybe I will revisit that.

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The Year of the Lens has begun... :)

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