« on: June 10, 2014, 01:25:10 PM »
I like my 1D
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I know if I don't order one of these, a few weeks later the new high-MP FF body with killer AF and DR will be released for way more $ and I'll regret not buying this 1DX deal till the cows come home.
I hate to be wrong, good thing it doesn't happen often.
You are probably right, but then again there are many people like me who don't really care about "high-ISO" performance and are instead always griping about the lack of 50 ASA and ... ... 25 ASA equivalent. Plus it now seems that even 100 ASA/ISO is biting the dust.
The question is why has Canon not released a 36MP'ish FF camera when both Nikon and Sony have done it.
So, if according to you, the ability of the processor(s) to handle the data is not the issue, then what is the excuse? Crummy lenses without the resolving power? No. Slow SD and CF cards? No. Inability to actually make such sensors? No. What then?
Or has Canon simply decided that absolutely no photographer actually needs 36MP in a FF package?
To those chucking Moore's Law around ... yes, possibly the DiG!C architecture can handle the data, but at what cost in terms of power consumption and thermal management? Both these factors can negatively impact on the actual use of the chips ... which leads to the same conclusion.
I know this is a little off topic but a good place to ask this. I have been wanting a 1D4 for quite some time but I don't know anyone personally who owns one to confirm or deny something that I have heard about the 1D4. I love the 1.6 crop and speed of my 7D, BUT I have talked to some online friends who own/have used the 1D4 and they swear it's a much better camera.
This is what I am trying to deny or confirm. I have heard the high ISO noise control of the 1D4 is horrible, no better than using a crop sensor. I cannot imagine this, because it IS a larger sensor than the 7D (or any other 1.6x crop sensor) and at 16MP (and being a 1.3x sensor) it's got larger pixels than most current crop sensors.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Now, granted, it may not be as good as a FF sensor nor am I expecting it to be. I was just hoping that the noise control would be better than that on my 7D.
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.
And when you want to print to 40x60, its an issue..36 Mp would give that edge i needed.
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!
That is beautiful! Excellent Shot!!!