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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 08:57:11 PM »
Yes, the 5D3 has a slightly higher resolution than the 1DX.

But surely the difference is not enough that it would matter, would it?  I like the 5D, but the 1D is better in every respect that I can think of (resolution not included). 

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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 08:57:11 PM »

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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2014, 09:05:19 PM »
I wonder why they bothered with the 5ds. Why not just have one model to track?  Does the 5d do something the 1D doesn't?

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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 07:02:07 AM »
Not a single 24-70 - that's surprising.
On Canon's CPS blog, one of the photographers said that they shipped this gear by boat to Russia and so the photographers were asked to give them whatever gear they could do without during the long transit period. I'm guessing most of them held onto their 24-70s and other core lenses.
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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2014, 07:47:49 AM »
I wonder why they bothered with the 5ds. Why not just have one model to track?  Does the 5d do something the 1D doesn't?

SILENT MODE. It beats the living S___ out of the 1DX for being quiet and that is a very important consideration at this level.

No kidding, not too mention how living macro shooters couldn't live without it
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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 08:51:15 AM »
Not a single 24-70 - that's surprising.
On Canon's CPS blog, one of the photographers said that they shipped this gear by boat to Russia and so the photographers were asked to give them whatever gear they could do without during the long transit period. I'm guessing most of them held onto their 24-70s and other core lenses.

At the Olympics there's not much call for a medium range lens. Most of the photographic content occurs at the very long or very wide end of the focal range. A 24-70 isn't very wide and it's certainly not very long.

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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2014, 09:41:56 AM »
I think that list is wrong... I don't think that Canon has a 14mm fisheye. 14mm rectilinear, yes.

And I can't believe they don't have at least 1 200-400 w/1.4x lens. Hmmm...well, ok. They'll be shooting from more known locations & distances, so I guess you can go with all primes like they have.

You're right, the 14mm is rectilinear. But the list says there are 7 200-400's.
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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2014, 09:57:58 AM »
I could see some TS lenses being applied here especially at the jumping venue
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Re: Gear envy
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2014, 09:57:58 AM »