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

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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...

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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!

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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

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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...)

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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)

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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.

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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...

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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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The blinking is irregular on mine, it's a bit more annoying than if it was consistent...
That's not good.
Can you describe the irregularity? Is there any pattern to the on/off rate?

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... I'm coming off of 2 1/2 years with 7Ds so this function turned off works for me... I might try it for night football but...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III, or 6D+7D combo - your thoughts?
« on: October 12, 2012, 06:54:34 PM »
I moved from two 7D's to a 5D3 while waiting for my 1DX's to arrive (I wanted to shoot FF and also take advantage of the higher ISO capabilities of the 5D3 over the 7D...)... I shot 14 days of a little league tournament with the 5D3 (shot the last two days with the 1DXs)... don't get me wrong, I loved my 7Ds and had great successes with them... but I shoot a lot at night under the lights and in gyms that have questionable lighting... (none of which "allow" me to flash) and just as I sold my 1DMk2 the day I got my first 7D... I sold one of my 7Ds within days of first shooting the 5D3 (had to have a backup if the 5D3 died...). When the 1DXs came, off went the other 7D, I knew I would never use it again...

The main reasons...
Higher ISO capability
Better IQ
Better AF system (all around... points, speed, etc.)
larger screen (anyone here getting younger, do tell your secret!)
Because FF, beautiful DOF shooting wide open... (but that's probably one of your reasons for wanting FF...)

During the day, the 7D is great... once the light starts to get questionable, the 5D3 will step up and allow you the shots that others cannot get... this is a business for me, that is critical now with soccer mom and photo dad being my biggest competitors...

In your situation papa-razzi, I'd consider selling the 7D to help offset the cost of the 5D3... will you really use both?  Once I've gotten used to the newer gear, I have a hard time going back... these days newer really is that much better...

I'm also having a similar dilema as you for my "family" camera... I have a 60D, which I had to put into business operation once when I sent off my 7Ds for service... I found the WB better and more consistent on the 60D than the 7D (it's newer it should be better right?)... but I simply LOATH Canon's 9 point AF system... yet now with two 1DXs and a 5D3 as "business" tools I'm finding it hard to look at anything "lesser" and not kinda cringe at the thought of not having the performance, responsiveness and capabilities of these two fine bodies...  :)  The troubles we have in life!  HA!

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Sports / Re: Post your best Football shot (American Style)
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:16:55 AM »
Very controversial ending to a high school football game in my area... this pass play set up the drama... gotta love high school sports!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any update on 1DX / 5D3 AF point display?
« on: September 27, 2012, 09:27:12 AM »
Just a question... I have a 5D3 and two 1DX's... I back button focus (which really makes no difference other than I'm VERY conscious of focus...)

I've "roughly" followed this "problem" (I had two 7D's prior which had the same set up... so I really don't understand...) and I can kinda see people's concern... I am normally shooting at night, under horrible lighting at baseball and football stadiums (thus why the 1DX's...)... is there a focusing problem that you're experiencing because the focus points are dark or is there something else that I'm missing?

I would not call baseball stadiums and football stadiums as being horribly lit.  They have reasonable lighting, unless the teams are playing in the dark.
The issue comes when literally using the camera in the dark with only extremely dim lights. 
The fact that the AF points are black is only a part of the problem.  The other part is that they are tiny with a thin line around them.  I've no issue with the 7D because the large points are easy to see.
I am fine with anything that is lighted.


In your situation with dim lights, is the camera grabbing focus?

My worst situation is stadium lighting that is at best 12800 iso with white jerseys then throw in the home team wearing black helmet, black jerseys and black pants against the black sky of the night... But again, I'm not doing any "creative" framing at that point...

The reason I'm asking is because I have yet to take the focus points off cross type points and a lot of time am using the five multi-cross points up the middle with the camera in landscape... With 22k+ exposures on the 5d3 and 15k combined on the 1DX I've been pleased and haven't been comfortable venturing out to "test" my luck, ain't broken, nothing to "fix" mentality! :)

Thanks for the feedback!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any update on 1DX / 5D3 AF point display?
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:48:36 PM »
Just a question... I have a 5D3 and two 1DX's... I back button focus (which really makes no difference other than I'm VERY conscious of focus...)

I've "roughly" followed this "problem" (I had two 7D's prior which had the same set up... so I really don't understand...) and I can kinda see people's concern... I am normally shooting at night, under horrible lighting at baseball and football stadiums (thus why the 1DX's...)... is there a focusing problem that you're experiencing because the focus points are dark or is there something else that I'm missing?  I routinely shoot a school who's colors are black and orange... I use a single focus point that changes if I'm landscape vs. portrait... I know where the spot is, I know I have to get it on the player... I know the spot will grab focus where I need when I have the subject framed how I want... if there's nothing there for the camera to focus on it won't matter if the point is neon pink the camera won't grab focus... if there IS something, my three bodies are grabbing focus (albeit the 1DX's grab it far quicker than the 5D3...)....

Am I missing something? Are you moving the focus point around that much under that poor of lighting conditions that you can't find the point?  If the lighting is that poor, are you getting it to focus?  Or are you concerned if it's focusing?  I'm just not getting it... I've been with the black focus points for two weeks shy of three years... I'm really not quite understanding the problem.  Help?

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Just chatted with B&H... they're expecting a shipment on 9/13...

Wonder who's info will turn out to be "correct"....

Shipping tomorrow... so much for what the agent told me this morning... B&H has been great over the years (particularly this last year...), just get some strange "misunderstandings" of what's really going on sometimes...

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