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I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:15:55 AM »

I’ve never talked this much in my life.

I sat down briefly with James Beltz at PhotoTips.biz and talked a bit about the EOS-1D X. I learned some stuff from him about the camera and tried to sound all technical and stuff. I’l like to discuss the camera again once I’ve actually used one.



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I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« on: October 22, 2011, 09:15:55 AM »

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 09:38:05 AM »
12800 CLEAN Iso would mean no IS needed and fast lenses only for DOF effects... Sports and Wedding photographers would go nuts.

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 09:51:48 AM »
Good on you for putting your name and face out there and especially for all the work of providing a forum for others to use.
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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 11:45:39 AM »
From what I know from a Digital Image Processing class, color does help a lot when detecting human faces.
Although we have different color, and environment color is so different from time to time. In color space, skin colors still cluster into only a very small subset, actually very distinct from the rest of the world.

A random paper I found may help
http://www.graphicon.ru/oldgr/en/publications/text/gc2003vsa.pdf
look for "Skin modeling"

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 12:51:41 PM »
Craig, since you will be one of the first in Canada to get the 1DX for your rental shop ... how much do plan to rent it for?

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 01:15:49 PM »
I am still a bit shocked that the camera has lower MP, but if the high ISO is anywhere close to the hype, it would be worth it. 

I am concerned that it is said to no longer autofocus with a f/8 combination of lens and teleconverter.  I could AF my f/4 lenses nicely with a 2X TC and my 1D MK III.

This is a big take away for birders or others who need longer telephoto lenses, and even 800mm is not long enough in many cases,  the 800mm f/5.6 will no longer AF with a 1.4X TC and the new body.

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 02:42:19 PM »
I was hoping they're gonna explain the RBG-focusing thing to me

It sounds like some rocket science if you just read the spec-list

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011, 03:49:08 PM »
I'm getting an impression this body will disappoint a very large part of the 1D & 1Ds users, as in photographers who bought 1D bodies would be unhappy with the resolution, and the photographers who bought 1Ds would be unhappy with the reach and inability to focus at f/8 (= long teles with TC).

What am I missing ?

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011, 05:02:00 PM »
Thanks, Craig. That was both pleasant and highly informative!

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011, 06:42:31 AM »
The remarks about the "camera having 3 sensors" and "gapless mirrors" made me chuckle...  ;D
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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 03:50:23 AM »
What am I missing?

Probably the fact that Canon researched who needs what, and how many people will be pleased compared to those who will be pissed.

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Re: I Talk with James Beltz About the 1D X
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 05:15:42 AM »
canon show in uk this week... so looking forward to a play...

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