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If/when EVF becomes standard (=is good enough), you could remove LCD from the body and have Google glasses as your EVF.

One great thing on that is that no matter your angles over crowd shooting or strange angles hanging your camera down from a bridge or something, you'd always see what you're shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:18:22 PM »
Canon website:

Members may evaluate each item on their respective "Evaluation List" for a period of ten (10) days, starting when the loaned product is shipped to the member and ending when Canon receives the loaned product back.

So it's really only about 5-6 days of usage  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:16:21 PM »
I can help here.  You have a 5DIII and some lenses?????  Take $100 and join Canon CPS.  Best money you will ever spend.  Free check and cleanings, 20% off repairs, priority service (you go to the head of the line on repairs) and............FREE EVALUATION GEAR!  Big tournament coming up???  I expect it is time to evaluate a canon 300mm 2.8L  to go with that 5DIII.  Or, evaluate a 1DX.  Join CPS, evaluate a lens or camera, and wait until the end of the year.  You have a fine camera, 1DX is going to get a good bump, and if you are going for the top of the line you want CPS anyway.  So, one year from today you are going to be rocking a 1DX2, have a 5DIII for a backup, and be gold or platinum CPS member.  Sounds like a plan to me

That is interesting idea. But do they allow ~3 week evaluations?

I think 200/2 would be my first choice, although 300/2.8 wouldn't be too shabby either. Or the 1DX. Or maybe get the lens, and then bribe some local photog to take 3 weeks off and borrow his/her 1DX so I get both :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:56:47 PM »
That said, the volume of 1DX sales is by far the smallest of the three. It would be easier to make enough 1DX sensors for the foreseeable future and keep them in storage. My bet would be the 6D gets replaced, the 5D3 gets replaced, and then the 1DX gets replaced last..... and that's a long wait!

Agreed.  I would expect the 6D to be updated on a schedule that's slower than the rebels, but faster than the higher-end pro bodies.  My money was on approximately a two-year cycle, which would make the 6D mark II about a month and a half past due.  I would not be at all surprised to see it updated "real soon now".

With that said, I would expect the 5D to be on a three-year cycle, which means I'd expect it in a couple of months.  So if I'm wrong about the two-year number, it could come out first.  Or they could shock everybody by releasing both of them in March.  :)

In my mind, 6D was some sort of bastard hybrid between FF and crop. It seems to me they felt there was gap between lowest FF (5D3) and best crop (7D), and they wanted to add something in that gap. So they took some stuff from FF level and slapped in things from crop level, and voila, you get 6D.

It had lot of good features too, but the AF alone was a show-stopper for me. My shooting I need higher end AF and 6D was not good enough. For many other purposes, it's same as 5D3.

So my guess:

5D4 announcement soon, maybe in <2 months. Followed by 1DX2 announcement 1 month after that.

5D4 shipping end of summer ($4k), 1DX2 ($8k) shipping end of year.

And early next year the strip-down version of 5D4 -> 6D2 for $2.5k.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:51:10 PM »
It's hard not to fall in love with 1DX once have your hands on it

I might consider used (or refurb maybe) 1DX while waiting... I'm sure it's great body, but I feel it's not great enough compared to 5D3 to justify the cost. That's why I think I should wait for 1DX2. OTOH, if Canon had great deal on refurb (w/ warranty), buying one and selling when 1DX2 comes out wouldn't be much waste of money.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:33:59 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

French is easy. On my travels, I've only needed three phrases:

je ne parle pas francais
parlez vous anglais
voulez vous coucher avec moi

Learn those and you're golden.

Let me know how well that last line works for you.  Inquiring minds want to know.  You know, for science :)

Just perfect. Never had any trouble on my travels. It's always good to know the most important phrases in any destination native language. Those are the top pics for France.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:24:38 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

French is easy. On my travels, I've only needed three phrases:

je ne parle pas francais
parlez vous anglais
voulez vous coucher avec moi

Learn those and you're golden.

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Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:58:03 PM »
Does anyone have the illusion that other people have the same care you have with your files?

How else after my death can they create the documentary spectacle of my life, starring Prad Pitt Jr?

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Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 03:31:11 AM »
Just checked, I've shot 1.85TB during 2014.

No way I'm burning those to discs.

I use 3TB drives, and double those. So after editing on my faster SSD, I copy everything on 2 separate external drives.

Currently 3TB drives are less than $100 each, so <$200 investment takes me maybe 1.5 years. Not bad.

There's several online backups with flat fee, so in theory they'd be cheaper but uploading everything would be impossible task.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Film Simulation for Canon Cameras
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:37:54 PM »

Darn, need more coffee. I read the title that there's eastern egg in the Canon FW so you can play Flight Simulator on the camera. I was really surprised about the dxo links and such. Second reading for the title cleared.

More coffee...

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I've been looking to buy one, but I'm also cheap. You'll get better price from someone who's not as cheap as I am, I know those usually go between $750-850 for used, but that condition looks like $850-950 range to me.

Good luck with the sale, and I'm sure the buyer will be happy too. That's awesome lens.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Exmor vs DualISO
« on: January 01, 2015, 04:13:29 PM »
Dual-ISO works on every camera that ML supports (nightly builds only) including the 7D.  However just note that you cannot push the ISO on the 7D much more than 800, even with Dual-ISO, or it really starts to fall apart.


On of my favorite shot with 7D was at ISO3200. Usually I say don't go beyond 1600, but if you need the 3200 is still usable.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:29:07 PM »
No, the real question is 1DX2 or 1DX3 1DX3 or 1DX4.  Or maybe the 1DX5, that'll be killer. 

Honestly, questions like this are meaningless, something better is always around the corner.  If you need it now, buy it now.  If you want it now, buy it now.  If neither, wait for what's next.  If you're the sort that must always have the latest and greatest, you'd better preorder every new version when the queue opens, so you have the most time possible with your new gear before you preorder its successor.

It's the same question as with computers (or almost any electronics), at what point does it make worth buying the next one, compared to waiting for the next-next.

Exactly, and it's the same answer: If you need it now, buy it now.  If you want it now, buy it now.  If neither, wait for what's next.

I have a 17" MacBook Pro that's >3 years old, I put a 1 TB SSD in it and it runs great – I don't need to replace it.  I would like a new 17" Retina MBP, but they don't make them.  Should I get a 15" Retina MBP?  I don't need it, I don't really want it, so no.  Now, if I happen to drop my 17" MBP out of my 2nd floor den window which I inexplicably left open in spite of the sub freezing temps, then I'd need a new MBP and would get the 15" Retina MBP as the closest thing to what I want. 

These shouldn't be hard decisions, assuming you can accurately define your needs and wants and assess how the current products meet or do not meet them (without consideration of future products, because while they'll most likely be 'better' the how and when are unknown).

One of the problem is that I don't need 1DX, probably ever. But I do want one. So I'm trying to get some discussion about the current one versus the coming new one, in hopes to clear my mind which one I should get. Many times just writing it out helps to lean towards certain decision, and for sure it never hurts to get opinions from other people too. Of course at the moment this is somewhat tough one since Mk2 is not out yet, we don't know the actual specs or even price. If it's just an incremental improvement with $10k price tag, for sure I'll take Mk1 then. But if it's the best thing invented since sliced bread, and costs only $7k, I'm sure to go for Mk2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 07:58:14 PM »
No, the real question is 1DX2 or 1DX3 1DX3 or 1DX4.  Or maybe the 1DX5, that'll be killer. 

Honestly, questions like this are meaningless, something better is always around the corner.  If you need it now, buy it now.  If you want it now, buy it now.  If neither, wait for what's next.  If you're the sort that must always have the latest and greatest, you'd better preorder every new version when the queue opens, so you have the most time possible with your new gear before you preorder its successor.

It's the same question as with computers (or almost any electronics), at what point does it make worth buying the next one, compared to waiting for the next-next.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 07:03:21 PM »
You have a great body already ,flaunt it

..what she said

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