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EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: March 16, 2014, 06:26:00 PM »
just a quick update...

Had the camera for about two weeks, shot one NBA D-league game with it... there's a slight difference in the viewfinder with my 24-70 attached, I know that sounds weird but when I shoot with that lens I zoom it to 70mm and keep both eyes open and my brain somehow equalizes my eyes on my other three 1DX's... this one seems a bit more zoomed, which I cannot explain... but otherwise I can't tell the difference between the cameras....

The battery was of a touch of concern but an email with photos to Canon's anti-counterfeit group confirmed that the battery is Canon but was not intended to be sold in the US... I'm OK with that... :)

Saved myself $1200....

EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: February 24, 2014, 12:53:42 AM »
Well I pulled the trigger tonight... I'll keep you all posted how it goes.  Paid $5600... bought the other three at $6800... That's a lot of other things assuming I'm not self insuring the camera!  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:14:45 PM »
This post has some interesting info regarding Grey Market gear...


EOS Bodies / Re: $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: February 19, 2014, 11:08:28 PM »
I had a lengthy conversation today with GetItDigital... seem like legit guys, not trying to pull any fast ones... the $5650 Canon 1DX is not a US model, therefore does not have a US Warranty... however they do sell a 3 year warranty (3rd party) for an inexpensive price.  They also will have a US model soon posted on eBay that's $650ish more than this grey market one... They do have a return policy... again, they're very open and honest about things....

I also called CPS (Platinum member...)... The guy basically said if it's a DSLR there is no difference between any of them any longer.  If I was looking at some of the lower model Powershots then there might be a problem if it's a Japan model in particular... so if there was an issue with a current DSLR, they'd be able to do repairs.

Now... $1150 is A LOT of "warranty" repair and with the experience of three other 1DX bodies which have had ZERO issues (two of them with 19 months, one with 13 months on them... about $150k total exposures between all of them which is quite low for a 1 series...) I'm weighing the "risk" that's really there for that first year and what a US model is going to give me besides a larger CC bill and a warmer "peace of mind" for the first year...

I appreciate your comments guys!  Keep them coming!

EOS Bodies / $1200 1DX discounts on eBay... Anyone bought one?
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:28:53 AM »
The "discount" is significant, has anyone bought one of these US model Canon 1DX models from any of these folks selling them for $5850ish?

Thanks!  I have three from B&H... wondered if these were legit.

I print all my own "prints" for my sports team & individual business and I own an old time portrait studio... so I'm pushing out thousands of prints per year... I've got a bunch of printers... Don't count out the "consumer" printers...

If you plan on printing larger than 8x10, the go for the next models up... for example, get a 13" wide if you're going to do 11x14/13x19's... otherwise I've been printing a lot with Epson Artisan 730's (8.5x11 max) which are now no longer available... but I also recently picked up an Epson XP-600 (8.5x11 max) to test it against the 730's... I printed two prints, one from each and set them in front of my wife, who sees a good portion of the prints that I send out... she picked the print from the XP-600... "newer" in the ink jet world is better, the companies are smarter and make better products...

I have Epsons, I've heard really good things about the Canons... so don't get hung up on brand from my experience... but the XP-600 uses fewer inks than the XP-800 (and 730...), it is cheaper..., it's available at Staples, Best Buy, etc... ink is available everywhere... if you're looking for a 13"... I have Epsons so I'd get an Epson 1430 (same as 730 just 13"...), it uses more inks but that's the nature of the beast for that size of printer... again, I have a buddy with a Canon, loves what they're getting with that...

I mentioned I have a lot of printers...

1 Epson 7900 (24" wide)
1 Epson 1400 (print envelopes, it used to print beautiful 13x19's... it's abused printing envelopes...)
5 Epson Artisan 730 (8.5x11)
1 Epson XP-600 (8.5x11)
2 DNP DS80 (dye-sub) (max 8x12, mostly 8x10)
2 DNP DS40 (dye-sub) (max 6x9, mostly 5x7 & 4x6)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:28:25 AM »
Multi-Exposure function...

If you set up your "recipe" as a preset and have Lightroom process it as such when you import it will use whatever preset you choose... I shoot tethered and on cards and import into Lightroom all day long and have presets automatically "color" the images.

Why are you using EOS Utility, why not just shoot straight into Lightroom? No, you cannot make camera adjustments from Lightroom... that's not it's job... but once you have the camera settings in camera, you can shutter release from Lightroom... Do you have an iPad?  Set it up as a remote with On-One's DSLR Remote to do your "tethered" adjustments and shoot away...

Video & Movie / Re: 5D mkIII Wedding - Jenna + Eric
« on: December 09, 2012, 05:30:09 PM »
Very nice work!  Love the narrative over... great stuff!

Technical Support / Re: LCD Screen on 1D X goes blank sometimes on playback
« on: November 29, 2012, 02:06:19 AM »
John, I shoot and edit much the same way you do, have over 30k shots between two 1DX bodies and haven't had the problem you're experiencing... Sorry... Can you reproduce it or is it just completely random?

Wish you luck

Technical Support / Re: Used gear in CPS?
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:18:39 PM »
As I understand it... the gear list is two fold... if you send in gear to be fixed, it must be on that list to qualify for the discounts that your account offers... AND you must have a certain amount of gear in order to "qualify" for the higher subscriptions.

They do not care if the gear on your list is used, they're using that list to limit you from sending in your mom's camera... unless you've added it to your list that is... ;)

To remove gear, click on the Add Products button top right... that will allow you to add via the pull downs OR remove via the X next to each line item.

Platinum CPS Member... (... it's repair insurance for me... 141 CPS points...)

This is a great one!  Fun to see what people have... and have come from.

1991 Canon AE-1
2002 (late) Canon 1D (started photo business...)
2005 Canon 1D Mk2 (2)
2007 Canon 30D (2)
2009 Canon 7D
2010 Canon 7D (another), Canon 60D
2012 Canon 5D3 (2), Canon 1DX (2)

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« on: October 24, 2012, 12:32:09 PM »
Some people are caught up on the 1.3x factor of the Mk4... it is a factor you should consider.  I went from 7Ds to a 5D3 (my X's weren't here yet...) just to make the transition... and now I have two 1DXs and my second 5D3 is on it's way... they are fantastic cameras, I cannot say enough positive things about them... but it has changed my lens selection for pretty much everything.... your transition from 1.3 to FF isn't quite as bad as 1.6 to FF but there's still a factor.

I would think a lot about that before you make the jump.

The "blinking" on mine is refocusing... each time it achieves focus it "blinks", which for AI Servo is all the time if you're moving at all... which is what it's supposed to do...

Does this have the effect of making the AF point blink on/off very rapidly -- more rapidly than "half-second on, half-second off"?

Yes, they blink every time the camera achieves focus so if you're moving or the subject is moving (hence why you use AI Servo...) it blinks...

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Red AF Point fix
« on: October 19, 2012, 01:26:53 AM »
I came from two 7Ds so I'm used to the points being what they are... I tried it tonight during a night football game... I won't be using it... On AI Servo it flashes every time the camera refocuses... which is all the time on... so it's blinking all the time...  I don't move my focus points much so I'll leave it off... maybe if I get in a dark place it might come back on but until then... off is good for me.

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