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EOS Bodies / Re: What's the big deal with the AF?
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:04:19 PM »
I think you answered your own question.  Basically, improved AF is very important/useful for those of us that photograph sports, wildlife, and other moving objects (my little kids who can't sit still, for example).  Focus and recompose won't work in these situations and manual focus is very difficult with lower hit rates.  Even for weddings I think it is important.  While the movement is slower, it is critical that focus is dead on because the moments of the ceremony go by quickly and aren't repeated.

In short, certain situations can be photographed much easier with better hit rates if the AF system is accurate.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X Delay, Weight, Number of Shots ***Official***
« on: February 28, 2012, 05:56:37 AM »
I've always gotten many more frames per battery cycle than specs when it comes to Canon cameras, so I'm not overly concerned about the frames/battery specs yet.  The fact that they have added an additional chipset is likely affecting battery life, but I wonder how much the new battery regulations in Japan are affecting it as well.

At this stage, I know enough about the overall specs that I am only interested in hearing two:  final price and firm release date.

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:49:17 AM »
I was 90% sure it was going to be 5D Mark III, but I wasn't saying anything until it was 100%.

I have the high res files with me and it looks pretty legit :)

All I need to do is to convince him to give me the specs :D

Has he said anything qualitative of it?  In other words, how does it perform?  Will he be getting one?

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:47:48 AM »
Can someone identify the lens on the 1DX? Great photos!

Yes, it is the 85mm f1,2L II. But i was wondering first, too. It looks unfamiliar from this angle.

Gracias; I think you are right (holding mine at that angle as we speak).  I'd never seen it at that angle I guess, ha.  I knew it had to be something relatively fast given that big front element.   Thanks again. 

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 07:35:47 AM »
Great find!  I guess this debunks the "confirmation" on kuaDDro.com that it would be called the 5D X.  How reliable is that site, typically?  I hadn't heard of them before seeing them referred to on the forums here recently.

I'm with Rexepic though; what is the lens on the 1D X? 

Lenses / Re: What happened to the DO lenses?
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:28:01 PM »
Long-story-short, the trade off of image quality for smaller form factor isn't worth it.  The form factor really isn't all that much smaller and the optical design results in weird bokeh and lower contrast.  To top things off, they are expensive.

I've used the 70-300 DO lens and found it to have unacceptable image quality for the price.  I wanted to like it, but couldn't. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:32:31 PM »
I'm hoping this is a sign that the 5D X will be available relatively soon after being announced (not the 6+ month wait that we are experiencing for the 1D X).  Time will tell.

Lenses / Re: 5DIII/X Kit Lens? (please vote)
« on: February 24, 2012, 07:50:46 AM »
I'd like to see a kit include a prime for once.  Maybe the new 35mm f1.4 L II.   :P

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 19, 2012, 08:11:24 AM »
I'm also an eneloop user.  While I agree the charger it comes with takes a shade under a decade to charge batteries, I just have multiple sets and charge overnight.  IMO its not worth the risk of trashing the batteries.

I do not store batteries in the flash though as I had a battery explode in one once.  Granted, I hadn't used the flash for a few weeks, but it made me nervous going forward.  It trashed the flash, but the battery company (Rayovac) replaced it for me.  Good customer service at least!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 08:39:49 PM »
Proof the image is fake:

The lens is set at 24mm and is fully retracted. Canon lenses extend when they get wider, and retract when zoomed.

My 17-55mm is disagreeing with you.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 08:11:19 AM »

Click here for full size (1600x1400)

Lots of good discussion.  I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but the battery door/compartment for the grip has definitely been redesigned, likely because of the inclusion of a joystick on the grip.  The battery door and release do not appear to be on the same plane as the back of the camera anymore.  From what I can tell, it looks like battery(ies) will load on the side, similar to the 1D series.  The grip also appear to have a lower profile on the back, which is a welcome change.  It looks significantly more ergonomic than current grips.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX and focusing screens
« on: October 30, 2011, 11:17:40 PM »

Awesome!  Thanks for that.  Was somewhat concerned that some of my fast MF-only glass would become unusable like it is on the 7D, but it looks like it will be ok on the 1Dx based on your link.

@Picsfor - I prefer the build of the 1D series significantly over the 5D series.  Additionally, I'm excited about the new sensor, specifically using it in low light situations where I typically prefer to use manual focus (even though AF systems are getting better in low light settings, I still find MF quicker and more accurate).  Also, it would be a pity for fast Zeiss glass to be essentially unusable at max aperture.

@Picsfor - "who needs MF, and if you do, just use a different camera," nice, helpful answer. Also, the AF system never cares what aperture you use, only the max aperture of the lens. An f/2.8 max aperture activates the most precise points, but accuracy is driven by the f/2.8 baseline for triangulation by the AF system, even with an f/1.2 lens. That means MF has the potential to be more accurate with a lens faster than f/2.8, if you can install a focusing screen that shows the true DoF of a lens faster than f/2.5 (the approximate cutoff of the standard focus screen).

@Isurus - should be possible. The Canon USA page on the 1D X lists five different focusing screens (and the popup compatibility lists do include the 1D X).

EOS Bodies / 1DX and focusing screens
« on: October 30, 2011, 02:19:42 PM »
Has any one seen any info on whether or not interchangeable focus screens will be available for the 1DX?  Given that the viewfinder has an electronic overlay like the 7D, I'm guessing we will be stuck with the standard focusing screen like the 7D as well.  This will be unfortunate for those of us that manually focus a lot, as the standard focusing screen blows for it and is damn near impossible to use at large apertures.

Any word on this?

Lenses / Re: Good yet affordable telephoto lens?
« on: September 08, 2011, 07:44:59 AM »
In order to get a telephoto lens on the cheaper side, you are going to have to sacrifice the aperture of the lens and go with a wide open f4 or f5.6 instead of f2.8 most likely.  You could try the Canon 70-300L or 70-200 f/4 L (I/S).  Both of these are very nice lenses and cost significantly less than the 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

I'm not sure what you are reading, but I disagree that the Sigma lens has the same image quality as the Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II (assuming you are speaking to newest version).  Wide open my copy of the Canon is very, very sharp and it says that way until about f/8 and then starts to decrease slightly as expected.  When I tested the Sigma the Canon clearly beat it from at least f2.8 to f5.6 across the zoom range. 

Canon General / Re: shutter noise in 1DMark III
« on: July 24, 2011, 09:47:48 PM »
The only thing I'm aware of is a blimp.  Basically, it is a foam lined case that fits over the camera to reduce noise.  They are cumbersome at best though.  I've seen people use them at events like golf and tennis though.  Here is a link:


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