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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:43:19 PM »

I've been intentionally paying way too much tax withholding through the year. Come February, I should get decent amount money back. So the big question is, should I get 1DX for ~$5k, or wait for 1DX2 for (maybe) $7k around late-summer (or early winter) (just guessing, no knowledge on price or release date).

I've been trying to read the speculations on the 1DX2 features, but nothing solid there. Will it have enough improvements to make it worth the extra money and wait?

Current 5D3 does great, so no immediate need to upgrade. There's big sports tournament in May, but I've already given hope of having 1DX2 by then.

That isn't the best way to save money to make a purchase.  Put the money in a savings account and let it earn some interest, albeit a small amount.  That's better than letting the Feds hang out to it and use it.

I think they pay small interest, no? Also, if I didn't save the money that way, I'm sure my wife would find a way to spend the money on something useless like jewelry, clothes and shoes. I'd much rather spend the money on camera gear and shoot her naked :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:37:47 PM »
Rent a 1DX for the tournament :)

Not bad idea in theory, but due to location I'd need to rent for ~20 days. That'd be around $1k I guess, so I think I'd rather shoot with my 5D3 and use the 1k on booze (so I might think I'm shooting with 1DX).

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:44:51 PM »
I have taken route 2, but who knows when it will arrive. If it isn't here by the summer I will be getting some Profoto B1's and the next body will have to wait, again.

I'd be surprised if they release in less than 6 month announcement time, so almost certain it won't come by summer.

Also I don't like to be too early adopter, unfortunately even the flagship models are not tested that great recently. So I'd prefer to wait month or two from the release.

Choices, choices...

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EOS Bodies / 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: December 31, 2014, 04:33:38 PM »

I've been intentionally paying way too much tax withholding through the year. Come February, I should get decent amount money back. So the big question is, should I get 1DX for ~$5k, or wait for 1DX2 for (maybe) $7k around late-summer (or early winter) (just guessing, no knowledge on price or release date).

I've been trying to read the speculations on the 1DX2 features, but nothing solid there. Will it have enough improvements to make it worth the extra money and wait?

Current 5D3 does great, so no immediate need to upgrade. There's big sports tournament in May, but I've already given hope of having 1DX2 by then.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 150-600 Sport/7D mk2 Issue
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:45:23 PM »
Good to hear. If Canon/Sigma learns about the problem, most likely they'll fix that in coming FW update.

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I'm keeping my eyes open for a decent relatively cheap 5DII..  but the number that come through with duff USB connections show wire interfaces are not a good long term solution to downloading images, so yes I'd like a Wifi or Bluetooth connection.

What number you talk about? USB speed? I think on my 5D3, if I have 64GB card in, it takes ~20-30 minutes to load the photos through USB.

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Sports / Re: Winter Baseball
« on: December 31, 2014, 03:41:55 AM »
Lot of great shots! Please tell what lens/iso you used.

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I hear you. World need more RF engineers.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 150-600 Sport/7D mk2 Issue
« on: December 30, 2014, 08:16:45 PM »
Here's a pic from the 7D1 at 600mm.  So the lens is fine.

Also, on the 7D2, the image looks fine through the VF.  It just locked up the camera.  Then I looked through LV and saw the distortion.  You can see the distortion "kick in" as you move past 400mm.  I have tried with both AF and IS turned off and the result is the same.  That is why I was wondering if the camera/combo was not compatible yet.

Ross

So you cannot actually take pictures beyond 400mm?

Sounds like FW update needed either for camera or lens, or both.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:43:44 PM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 150-600 Sport/7D mk2 Issue
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:40:12 PM »

I can't see any possible way for a lens to produce output that is distorted that badly on one camera without doing so on every camera.  Take a shot on the original 7D at that same focal length.  I'm pretty sure a lens element has come loose inside the lens.

I almost agree, but how you explain 7D(1) being ok? If the lens was broken, it would be broken for both, no?

Very interesting anyway.

After deep thinking (for at least 5 seconds), I conclude the best guess I can make at this point: The IS has different driving algorithm at different distances, and some reason how the 7D2 drives the controls for the lens, messes up the whole IS portion, and thus the picture.

Can you give more details, this is really interesting. (I'm sure sucks for you though, great combo and not working is not fun).

E.g. are the pictures similar like that LV image you posted, or are they twisted different? Are they always twisted the same way (if you take 3-5 pictures in a row with no changes, are the pictures the same)? Does it change between 400-600?

But that image looks familiar, so one more guess: have you been drinking?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII AF Point Issue (addendum..resolution)
« on: December 30, 2014, 02:01:13 PM »
Stop scaring me!

Had to try mine. It was almost dead on. However, using the 24-105, if I turned off the IS, then the AF point always shifted ~1/5 upwards. Strange. Did about 10 both ways, IS-ON was ok, IS-OFF was slightly up always.

Btw., what's the FW they installed? Wouldn't be the first time the service uses pre-release of something that's coming out in public some time later.

If's it's different than what we have, you need to go through all menus to check if you can find any changes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D W
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:48:07 PM »
I'll take the 200-600 F4, I'm sure it'll weight less than 2 pounds so I can hand-hold it while using the 1200/5.6 with my other hand.

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Software & Accessories / Re: HDR vs ML Dual ISO
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:00:12 PM »
I am a fan of DualISO with ML. I prefer it to HDR with multiple shots as you can shoot moving subjects with that. Also if you are shooting against the light it works well. It works well with EC +4 and Auto ISO.

I'm quite new to ML DualISO, I'm still trying to learn how to exposure with that.

Here's one from about 2 weeks ago:

That's a great shot, perfect lighting balance, or rather in this case exposure balance. I'd just get the guy to take his fat wallet out of his back pocket next time !

Thanks.

It was just a quick snap I took, wasn't planned. Next time I make sure someone steals his money :)

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Lexar 1000 32GB writes about 100MByte/sek - enough for short Raw videos, but for photography this is more than enough. You get about 30 pictures in RAW only shutter series with 6fps (full speed), then after it, it reduces the speed to 3-4 fps, enough for even more..
Do you maybe know how much I can record on 32/64Gb of videos?

If I remember correctly, ML RAW will get you ~5/10 minutes on those sizes.

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