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"Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« on: December 22, 2012, 01:15:14 PM »
Mothers estate finally came through. approx 10mins after I got the money I'm driving to my local train station, heading south to buy a new 300 prime. Anyway in the shop, guy says fancy a 1DX? No, need reach, it's a bit short. " Fancy borrowing one for a couple of days, costs nothing, use it, don't like it bring it back, no cost he says. Stupid thing is I bloody well said no! Am I a total idiot? Free for a couple of days, no cost. Great marketing thing I thought, try before you buy. Anyway, needed to post my moment of complete and utter insanity. That said, I might go back after Xmas, they are getting an almost new used one in. I wanted to ask you x owners, he spoke of the x having a setting where if you focus on a particular spot, press the shutter button half way, a bird flys in from left of field, the camera can be set to jump to the bird, focus on it and run off a load of raw images. If true that is utterly amazing. Also, how good is the autofocus compared to my mk4? Is it really that much better? Im talking birds in flight stuff.
And is the 24-70 really that good as its the final piece in my lens jigsaw and I won't buy unless owners who have one, used it and tell me it really is a big step up from my old 24-105.


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"Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« on: December 22, 2012, 01:15:14 PM »

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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 03:49:41 PM »
24-70 II is a huge step up from the 24-105, and is particularly amazing on the wide end.  Lensrentals tests showed that even the worst 24-70 II was still better than the best copy of the 24-70 I they had. 
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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 03:58:03 PM »
I wanted to ask you x owners, he spoke of the x having a setting where if you focus on a particular spot, press the shutter button half way, a bird flys in from left of field, the camera can be set to jump to the bird, focus on it and run off a load of raw images. If true that is utterly amazing.

Sort of, that's one of the priority settings. But...the 5DIII has the same setting. The main AF difference is that the 1D X can do face-detection in phase AF.
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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 10:33:14 AM »

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Avoir l'esprit de l'escalier, I know, but you should have told him, Piss on borrowing one, I'll just buy it.

You're going to end up buying one anyway. Get on with it!
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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 11:04:50 AM »
The 24-70 II is a big jump up.
To get the most out of it though you will be using it on your 1Ds III.

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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 03:26:13 PM »

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Avoir l'esprit de l'escalier, I know, but you should have told him, Piss on borrowing one, I'll just buy it.

You're going to end up buying one anyway. Get on with it!

LOL...inevitable ;D
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Re: "Do you want to borrow a 1DX" ?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 03:26:13 PM »