April 30, 2016, 07:28:22 AM

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 ... 10
1
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cfast Cards that work with 1DX II
« Last post by J.R. on Today at 07:24:54 AM »
Yes, CFast cards exceeding 128GB will work on the 1DX2 - refer page 75 of the manual.
2
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Got my 1DX Mark II
« Last post by J.R. on Today at 07:19:15 AM »

Whoa! The CFast card and the reader were inside the Canon sealed 1DX Mark II packaging for me.


Guess it may depend on which part of the world you're in. Here in the UK you'll have to fill in a claim form before the end of November (they're giving a month "grace" period after the official end date in October), then Canon will send the card & reader.

Still, not too bothered, I should be ordering one in a couple of weeks. Farewell 5D3.  :D

I guess living in a developing country helped me in this instance  ;D. Strangely enough, the 1DX2 is in stock and available off-the-shelf here (with the CFast card and reader thrown in) for a price of US$ 5,780 at current foreign currency exchange rates.

I sold off my 6D and 7D2 to partly fund the 1DX2 and am I'm retaining my 5D3 for now - though after having a look at the files, the 1DX2 seem way much cleaner and the 5D3 may just end up being a paperweight. But then I may be falling into the trap of seeing what I want to see ... I'm in no hurry though  ;)
3
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX2: Dynamic Range
« Last post by J.R. on Today at 07:12:48 AM »
Had the opportunity to check out the D5 recently and have started shooting with my 1DX2 as well. I can say that both are excellent cameras.

If one can't get good enough shots using either of these two cameras and has gripes that the other one is better, he needs a check-up from the neck-up.
4
EOS Bodies / Re: Could the 7D-iii be closer than we might think???
« Last post by MartinH on Today at 07:11:32 AM »
Very true, de 7D MKII is an amazing camera and very realiable. Also you can get a lot out of pictures in post-production when the conditions are not that great.  Shot with a Canon 100-400mm MKII at ISO 1600 and 1/1000 shutterspeed

5
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Got my 1DX Mark II
« Last post by GuyF on Today at 07:10:15 AM »

Whoa! The CFast card and the reader were inside the Canon sealed 1DX Mark II packaging for me.


Guess it may depend on which part of the world you're in. Here in the UK you'll have to fill in a claim form before the end of November (they're giving a month "grace" period after the official end date in October), then Canon will send the card & reader.

Still, not too bothered, I should be ordering one in a couple of weeks. Farewell 5D3.  :D
6
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Got my 1DX Mark II
« Last post by J.R. on Today at 07:04:02 AM »

A bit disappointed when I learned that the CFast card and reader was not included in the package. Canon will ship that to me after I register ...

Whoa! The CFast card and the reader were inside the Canon sealed 1DX Mark II packaging for me.

After having imported photos using the CFast card, I can say that I'm very pleased with the speed of import - it is substantially faster than the normal CF cards.
7
Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« Last post by GuyF on Today at 07:02:47 AM »
Sub Zero Morning - West Breakwater Lighthouse on  Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio

I really like this picture. Well done.

Yeah, me too. Looks kinda curious, like out of a Tim Burton movie!
8
EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX2: Dynamic Range
« Last post by GuyF on Today at 06:59:39 AM »
At the risk of starting a thread that will possibly degenerate into name calling and acknowledgement that DxO are the masters of measurement ( :o), I'll expand here on a recent post I made regarding an article in UK magazine, Amateur Photographer.

Written by Bob Newman, a Prof. of Computer Science at the University of Wolverhampton, he talks about the changes in approach taken by Canon and Nikon to their analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs).

I'll paraphrase the salient points:

Previously, Canon's approach resulted in lots of residual noise when using low ISOs compared to Nikon. The reason being that Canon's ADCs were not on the same chip as the sensor. With a limited number of communications channels between them (usually 16 in the top-end bodies), the camera had to process the data very quickly before moving on to the next frame.

There is a trade-off between speed and noise. The read noise would lurk in the shadows and when boosted, would offend the eye (my words, not Bob's).

Nikon had taken the route of placing the ADC on the same chip as the sensor which allowed them to have more of them; 24 on the D4 and thousands in other cameras which used a column-parallel arrangement allowing the ADC(s) to be built into the sensor array. This allows for slower processing and lower read noise.

At high ISO, the implimentation of the ADC is less critical as the boosted signal is much greater than the electrical noise inherent within the circuitry. Therefore Canon's high ISO performance wasn't held back but low ISO had limits to the dynamic range.

Now with the 1DX2, Canon have gone the route of using these column ADCs to get improved low ISO DR whereas Nikon have gone the opposite way to give the user lower DR at low ISO but things improve once you get to high ISO.

So there we have it. The 1DX2 kicks ass at low ISOs but the D5 will take the DR lead at high ISO. Recent examples on the web show Canon's high ISOs are quite smudgie compared to the D5.

Now over to DxO for their take  ;)


9
EOS Bodies / Re: Could the 7D-iii be closer than we might think???
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 06:27:05 AM »
Am i the only one that think the 7DMKII is an awesome camera? Makes my 5DMKIII feel really quite old...

<cut>

If you don't think the 7DMKII is capable you need to get out and shoot with one, a camera is more than its spec sheet. I love mine its extremely dependable when you need it.

Agreed! It is a fantastic camera and tough enough to survive shooting in the Canadian winter and on a hot steamy summer day.... That's why, for me, a 7D mark III would have to be a massive upgrade for it to tempt me.... A bit better isn't enough incentive. Comparisons to the 80D shows it to be superior at high ISO, and that's where this beast sees a lot of action.....
10
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specification List [CR1]
« Last post by romanr74 on Today at 05:51:16 AM »
Lets all agree to say no to dual yet different card slots! CFast makes sense CFast + SD doesn't. Same with CFast + CF. If you can afford to spend $3200/$6000 on your camera you can afford to upgrade your cards to a significantly better one.

I've so many times told here that being able to skip eating for couple months and buying awesome camera, doesn't mean you want to shell out some $300-$500 for new memory cards.

This is silly. A semi-pro cam goes with semi-pro/pro glass. How could you go down that route but not be able to afford 300-500 bucks for cards? And why would I have to compromise because of that...
So any camera model, you are ok for 10% price increase?

If you can already afford the one you're planning to buy, surely you can afford 10% increase.

That's how it sounds to me, and I don't like it.


it is just like mortgages; if a 1% interest rate increase kills you then don't get the house, but don't blame the interest rate

Please answer my question, are you ok to pay extra 10% on any camera body you buy?

That's not the relevant question here. The question is if the body shall have performance level matching components and thus require performance level matching accessories. In the case of SD cards I believe this is not performance level matching for a series 5 body. If now there is (coincidentally) a change in card technology from CF cards to CFast card as state of the art technology I'd rather bite the bullet versus regretting the next four years that my brand new camera features legacy technology. The SD card slot in my 5d does nothing but collect dust, it is de facto a 1 memory card slot camera however you put it...
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 ... 10