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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2012, 02:20:15 AM »
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Right????

Given today's announcement of an over-priced ($2,299) and under-performing (non-IS) 24-70mm lens, with a whacked out (82mm) filter size... I have no confidence whatsoever in Canon right now.  I really wonder if Chuck Westfall and the design team are sitting around smoking dank doobies off the profits from all the 5DMKII sales, talkin' about how rootin' tootin' their 21MP flagship is, and how all they need to do is make few "tweaks" and price jumps to beloved gear like the 24-70 to stay competitive.  Prolly a few lines of blow tossed in for good measure too.

This "high end DSLR" coming in "late February" better be gawd damned facking mind blowing considering the D800 and today's joke of a fahckin joke lens release.  Otherwise... I'm gonna start shooting porn with polaroids, selling it as "high class art" and slapping $4,500 price tags on prints for enlarged pictures of hairy vadge.

/rant

How's that for a fahckin rant??????????

Calm down!  Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy paying that much for the lens but if you look at it the lens is the same price as the original when it was announced.  Does the Nikon have IS? No! Are you really moaning about the filter size choice? Looking at the MTF charts this lens is going to perform superbly and will really be worth it.

Am I bitter its so expensive? Yes ofcourse. Did I want IS? Yes I did! But at the end of the day if it performs that well it is going to be special.  Maybe wait until it comes out before you start moaning. 

If you can't afford it and want IS, get the Tamron, simple as!

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2012, 02:20:15 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2012, 02:24:37 AM »
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Maybe wait until it comes out before you start moaning.

But I like moaning.  :)
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #47 on: February 08, 2012, 02:37:01 AM »
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Maybe wait until it comes out before you start moaning.

But I like moaning.  :)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #48 on: February 08, 2012, 03:02:34 AM »
Cannot See it on Adorama either - Admin what can you tell us???

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2012, 03:02:44 AM »
I just read this quote on dpreview.com ( http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/12/07/CompactFlashXQD ) “The XQD format will enable further evolution of hardware and imaging applications, and widen the memory card options available to CompactFlash users such as professional photographers,” said Mr. Shigeto Kanda of Canon, chairman of the board, CFA.


What I don't understand is that if someone who is an executive at Canon is the Chairman of the Compact Flash Association, why the hell were Nikon the first to adapt that new tech into a flagship product before Canon? It seems like the brass at Canon don't communicate well with each other.

There are a few good reasons that Canon didn't go the XQD format, and here they are...

#1 The 1D X doesn't need the extra speed of the XQD, CF is perfectly capable of handling the 1D X's output.

#2 Only Sony is making XQD cards at the moment. Sandisk, Lexar and Kingston have no plans at present to manufacture XQD Cards. Since Nikon is using a Sony sensor, Sony might have twisted their arm to include XQD.

#3 Canon Professional Photographers are heavily invested in CF cards and readers, why complicate their work flow by requiring two different cards? I'm willing to bet Nikon Users would rather have 2 CF slots than 1 of each.

#4 XQD Cards are only available in 16GB and 32GB, CF cards on the other hand are available in sizes up to 256GB
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2012, 02:59:23 PM »
What makes you so sure about this?

Right????

Given today's announcement of an over-priced ($2,299) and under-performing (non-IS) 24-70mm lens, with a whacked out (82mm) filter size... I have no confidence whatsoever in Canon right now.  I really wonder if Chuck Westfall and the design team are sitting around smoking dank doobies off the profits from all the 5DMKII sales, talkin' about how rootin' tootin' their 21MP flagship is, and how all they need to do is make few "tweaks" and price jumps to beloved gear like the 24-70 to stay competitive.  Prolly a few lines of blow tossed in for good measure too.

This "high end DSLR" coming in "late February" better be gawd damned facking mind blowing considering the D800 and today's joke of a fahckin joke lens release.  Otherwise... I'm gonna start shooting porn with polaroids, selling it as "high class art" and slapping $4,500 price tags on prints for enlarged pictures of hairy vadge.

/rant

How's that for a fahckin rant??????????

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2012, 03:16:07 PM »
Shooting a 2.8 lens with a 2x extender was for me a very very painful experience on the 1D IV. It just doesn't work for anything that moves at all, you'll be focus searching like mad. So autofocus at that aperture become irrelevant, in my opinion. And if you need that reach, and you have a 1D X, you also have the means to acquire a lens that's suitable for the job plus a second camera with a handy tele zoom for closer action or wider shots. Canon more than makes enough teles that you can use on the 1D X and I'm pretty sure they are aware of this.

Here is a helpful list:

EF 300mm 
EF 400mm
EF 500mm
EF 600mm
EF 800mm

And they are all at or below f 5.6.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 03:18:16 PM by RuneL »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2012, 03:16:07 PM »

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Canon EOS-1D X Delayed? Nikon D4 Joins the Club
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2012, 06:54:29 PM »
Now, the Nikon D4 is delayed, with what is rumored as a firmware issue.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12326

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2012, 07:06:28 PM »

Given today's announcement of an over-priced ($2,299) and under-performing (non-IS) 24-70mm lens, with a whacked out (82mm) filter size...

Have you some evidence to support this?  - you seem to be contradicting the MTF charts and quoting top dollar canon price.

So what if the 24-70II is sharp as a razor and the street selling price is $1500? would that change your mind?

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed? Nikon D4 Joins the Club
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2012, 07:14:35 PM »
Now, the Nikon D4 is delayed, with what is rumored as a firmware issue.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12326

Maybe Nikon's competitive intelligence department learned that Canob is updating the 1D X to AF at f/8, so Nikon needs to tweak the firmware to allow AF at f/11? :P
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed? Nikon D4 Joins the Club
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2012, 07:28:49 PM »
Now, the Nikon D4 is delayed, with what is rumored as a firmware issue.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-11674-12326

Maybe Nikon's competitive intelligence department learned that Canob is updating the 1D X to AF at f/8, so Nikon needs to tweak the firmware to allow AF at f/11? :P

Ihat would catch it up with my 1D MK III which would AF at f/11 in bright light when I stacked my extenders on my 70-200mm f/4 IS.  It struggled, but focused accurately.

IMHO, its likely a IQ issue, banding or something like that that is a bit obsecure and tough to detect.  There is no such thing as a camera that is perfect, all we can hope for is that any flaws will be fixed.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed? Nikon D4 Joins the Club
« Reply #55 on: February 08, 2012, 07:28:49 PM »