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1DX Image Quality
« on: June 18, 2013, 07:25:16 PM »
I know most of you will be calling me crazy for saying I don't like the image quality on the 1DX. When I shoot with that camera I see no detail whatsoever in the image. The images appear to be in focus and the exposure is perfect but the images when zoomed in have no detail at all. No matter what I did I couldn't get any of the images to come out tack sharp!

I noticed today Canon is recalling allot of 1DX models because of a focusing issue do you think that's whats causing the degraded image quality?

I returned the 1DX and got another and had the same issue and ended up returning it again and got a 5D Mark iii in my opinion it's insanely sharp and the best image quality I've ever seen. My only issue with the 5D Mark iii is the shutter sound, it is very annoying but I'm trying to get used to it.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 07:30:28 PM »
Go silent mode  ;)

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 08:17:36 PM »
Mine produces tack-sharp images (and it's got an 'affected' serial number).
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Re: 1DX Image Quality
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 08:27:52 PM »
neuroanatomist Can you send me a full sized example of a tack sharp image?

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 11:28:00 PM »
You're kidding right?  This is probably the highest IQ camera I've ever owned.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 11:40:18 PM »
Go to CR forum for Images 1Dx, loads of sharp images.

The fact that you tried 2 Bodies & same issue might indicate the issue was your set up, rather than the Bodies. It hasn't seemed too difficult getting sharp Images, be aware that if your shooting RAW you will always need to apply some level of sharpening in Post, I don't shoot Jpeg so not sure if the same applies, but I suspect it would, especially prior to Printing.

I think the current service notice re the lubrication/focus is something that works it's way in after some use, rather than from the Factory.

I use 2 1Dx bodies, both affected by the recall/ service notice, but to date no issue, I'm sitting in the Lounge at Dubai Airport on the way to Tanzania so hoping the issue stays away for 6 more weeks.

But if your Happy with the 5DMK III, go have Fun, you have an exceptionally good Camera either way.
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 11:47:30 PM »
I'm sitting in the Lounge at Dubai Airport on the way to Tanzania

Have a good trip! I am often on Emirates too, love their inflight entertainment.

Dave 90210 - can you post some examples of the problems you described?
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 12:36:46 AM »
I'm sitting in the Lounge at Dubai Airport on the way to Tanzania

Have a good trip! I am often on Emirates too, love their inflight entertainment.

Dave 90210 - can you post some examples of the problems you described?
First time Emirates, always use SQ, but pleasantly surprised, need a Bloody Guide in the Airport though.
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 12:46:20 AM »
First time Emirates, always use SQ, but pleasantly surprised, need a Bloody Guide in the Airport though.

Yes, Dubai airport is a bit of a mess if you are not used to it, and depending on what time you arrive the transfer area can be an absolute nightmare.

Still, their newer aircraft (especially the A380) are excellent. SQ is great but it all depends on what aircraft you are on, plus of course it is often direct which is nice.

And between the two I do believe that the inflight entertainment system on Emirates is second to none. Easy to use and they allow you to watch from the minute you get on, plus they allow you to switch on your mobile as soon as you land too.

Happy flying.  8)
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 08:50:16 AM »
This has to be a troll.  >:(
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Re: 1DX Image Quality
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2013, 09:21:02 PM »
Image just superb!  I also have the 5DM3, both have great image quality.  But 1DX has less noise in high ISO, especially shooing in low light.     I got mine from the earlier batch, it has the focusing issues but Canon got it fixed within a day.   Since then I never experience any problems at all.   



I know most of you will be calling me crazy for saying I don't like the image quality on the 1DX. When I shoot with that camera I see no detail whatsoever in the image. The images appear to be in focus and the exposure is perfect but the images when zoomed in have no detail at all. No matter what I did I couldn't get any of the images to come out tack sharp!

I noticed today Canon is recalling allot of 1DX models because of a focusing issue do you think that's whats causing the degraded image quality?

I returned the 1DX and got another and had the same issue and ended up returning it again and got a 5D Mark iii in my opinion it's insanely sharp and the best image quality I've ever seen. My only issue with the 5D Mark iii is the shutter sound, it is very annoying but I'm trying to get used to it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2013, 11:34:04 PM »
It's sounding a lot like user error to me.
Could be a combination of technique and poor glass.
The 1DX delivers awesome files.

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2013, 01:06:51 AM »
+1

It's sounding a lot like user error to me.
Could be a combination of technique and poor glass.
The 1DX delivers awesome files.

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2013, 02:39:35 AM »
I have both bodies and they are top of the list of bodies I have owned over the last 35 years. If I had to choose one for IQ, I would probably pick the 1DX, but the 5DIII is very close. Adding AF performance and speed to the equation makes it an easy choice. The 1DX is the best camera I have ever used.
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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013, 03:03:06 AM »
I have both bodies and they are top of the list of bodies I have owned over the last 35 years. If I had to choose one for IQ, I would probably pick the 1DX, but the 5DIII is very close. Adding AF performance and speed to the equation makes it an easy choice. The 1DX is the best camera I have ever used.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013, 03:03:06 AM »