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Deals on Gear / Re: Craigslist Scam of the Day!
« Last post by dilbert on June 29, 2016, 09:34:59 PM »
I plead ignorant here as well except for the CA # in WA. However I know many people who keep an old number for quite some time after moving. Help an old blind bat out here Spokey.

This.

Given that calling from one cell phone to another is LD, even if you're "next door", there can often be little incentive to get a new number when you move. All that a cell number means now is where someone bought their phone. If you buy your phone in East Bay but live in South Bay then you've likely got a 510 number but living in 408. If you never call anyone in 408 then it hardly makes any difference what area code you've got.
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"Canon cameras are known for high ISO noise performance, and the Mark II surpasses both the Nikon and Sony by nearly +0.5EV"

Then why the hell cant I see it. I own both the 1Dx and 1Dx mk2........I see zero high ISO difference...nor have I seen any in ANY review. Have I missed a firmware upgrade???
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DXO claim 1DX2 new class leader
« Last post by brianftpc on June 29, 2016, 09:22:29 PM »
"Canon cameras are known for high ISO noise performance, and the Mark II surpasses both the Nikon and Sony by nearly +0.5EV"

Then why the hell cant I see it...is mine broke????? Have I missed a firmware update?
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Deals on Gear / Re: Craigslist Scam of the Day!
« Last post by Orangutan on June 29, 2016, 09:10:14 PM »
OK, so besides the 'to good to be true' price... What else do you see as a tip off that it's a scam?

Go ahead and call the California phone number.

Everything about the listing screams scam.  If you don't see that, its not something I can teach.

A few years ago I saw a similar deal for a 5D-something.  I knew it was a scam, but wanted to play along so I sent a message.  Wouldn't ya know it, but he had just moved to Scotland or something, so we'd have to do the deal by mail.  But it was OK, because he knew this very reliable escrow company we could use.  I wrote back and told him the good news that I'd just been assigned to make a business trip to <city a short distance from him> in Scotland, and I'd have a free afternoon and could pop over to do the deal in person.  Of course, there was no further communication.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DXO claim 1DX2 new class leader
« Last post by Orangutan on June 29, 2016, 09:03:48 PM »
This is terrible news ..... What will we argue over now?   

So because DxO publishes a good review of a Canon camera/sensor, whinging will stop?

Effectively what you're saying is that because DxO have been publishing bad scores & reviews of Canon cameras you've been hating on DxO but now that they've published a good one, you want to stop.

Doesn't it occur to anyone that the hating should have been directed at Canon and not DxO?

Hey dilbert, I think you missed something in Zv's post.  I edited it to make it easier for you to apprehend, if that's even possible.

Gotta hand it to you: at least you don't have an impenetrably dry sense of humor.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DXO claim 1DX2 new class leader
« Last post by neuroanatomist on June 29, 2016, 08:58:53 PM »
This is terrible news ..... What will we argue over now?   

So because DxO publishes a good review of a Canon camera/sensor, whinging will stop?

Effectively what you're saying is that because DxO have been publishing bad scores & reviews of Canon cameras you've been hating on DxO but now that they've published a good one, you want to stop.

Doesn't it occur to anyone that the hating should have been directed at Canon and not DxO?

Hey dilbert, I think you missed something in Zv's post.  I edited it to make it easier for you to apprehend, if that's even possible. 
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DXO claim 1DX2 new class leader
« Last post by ritholtz on June 29, 2016, 08:28:54 PM »
This is terrible news ..... What will we argue over now?   :P

Over at DPR, they've already moved onto Hassy vs Sony, prior to the DXO results...

If Nikon would hurry up and do a MF mirrorless themselves, which is rumored, that lovefest will go 3-way, IE X1D vs A7RII vs Nikon thingy.
DPR praised D5 which is a Nikon DSLR. I guess once Nikon makes mirrorless, they will throw everything into that. Same DR thing they used to bash 7d2, used as advantage to D5 because they prioritized high ISO performance. D5 is labelled as setting standards and 1DX2 is considered as catching up. Looks like DXO did not get the memo. They declared 1DX2 new class leader. 


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DXO claim 1DX2 new class leader
« Last post by dilbert on June 29, 2016, 08:28:41 PM »
This is terrible news ..... What will we argue over now?   :P

So because DxO publishes a good review of a Canon camera/sensor, whinging will stop?

Effectively what you're saying is that because DxO have been publishing bad scores & reviews of Canon cameras you've been hating on DxO but now that they've published a good one, you want to stop.

Doesn't it occur to anyone that the hating should have been directed at Canon and not DxO?
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Can anyone think of any cons to using AI servo fulltime and ditching One Shot if I I'm able to achieve the same level of accuracy?

Apart from those that the others have mentioned, lens jitter (rapidly making tiny adjustments around the focus point) may be a problem. This would depend on the lens and the situation. From experience, poor light or poor contrast makes it worse, as does older and/or slower focusing lenses.

I get frustrated by One Shot not letting me take a photo until it's nailed focus more than I get frustrated by out of focus photos because I've used AI Servo.
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Hi CanonFanBoy.
I think you may have missed the point, this was about shooting using One Shot Focus vs AI Focus, not single shot vs high speed drive.
If you didn't miss the point, BL may be taking 2 shots instead of one, but on a 1D body it will take a long time to get anywhere near anticipated shutter life, unlike a burst shoot where it is easy to run through tens of shots.

Cheers, Graham.

So I've never owned a camera I felt confident enough to trust in AI Servo until I started shooting with the 1Dx. Old habits die hard though, and I'd still been toggling between one shot and AI-Servo based on subject matter.  I've always held this pre-conceived, personally unfounded notion that One Shot would be more accurate than AI Servo on stationary subjects.    Given how amazing I found AF accuracy to be on the 1Dx, I decided to test my theory by exclusively using Servo mode for all non moving subjects.

In the past month I've shot mostly portraits, some landscape, and quite a bit of macro.  At the pixel level, I can't tell any difference in regards to focus accuracy between shots taken using One Shot vs. AI-Servo based on my real world use.  Granted, I have my shutter release priority biased towards focus as opposed to release.  I don't see myself using One Shot ever again as far as I'm concerned, and I appreciate not having to press a button or switch modes to engage Servo if something does start to happen unexpectedly. 

Can anyone think of any cons to using AI servo fulltime and ditching One Shot if I I'm able to achieve the same level of accuracy?   (ok yes, as a concession I'm taxing the battery, but battery life has become a total non issue for me having moved to a 1D body)

Thanks in advance!

1. Shutter life. Makes no difference if you have the $$$. Makes a difference if you don't have the $$$.

When I had a T5i or the 70D I didn't care if I rand high speed or whatever all the time. Since buying the 5D Mark III I have switched to almost entirely single shot.

One thing to point out too is this: I also switched genres about the same time. I am more into portraits and far less sports or BIF.
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