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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 01:16:37 PM »
I thought it was a great review. The images worked for me, and all the comparisons seemed to be what you would expect from a real-world test. The exposure was different between the two cameras in all the shots I could see...the Nikon consistently over-exposes by about 2/3rds of a stop compared to the Canon, which would improve SNR relative to the Canon. The noise difference seemed to exemplify that. I bet if the Canon shots were all bumped up by 2/3rds of a stop, most of Canon's negatives in that review would have disappeared (excluding shadow pulling, of course...Canon just can't seem to beat Nikon in that arena.)

The thing that really intrigued me was the 1D X's AF speed. It was WAY faster than the D4. I think that explains a lot about the hit/miss ratio between the two cameras...Nikons are known for "getting it right first time", however to do so, they seem to slow down AF speed by about three-fold. At that rate, if you shot the same sequence at the default AF rates for both cameras, while you might get a few misses with the Canon, you should have more shots from the Canon as well. Since the 1D X seems to really NAIL focus whenver it actually locks, you should have just as many keepers as the D4...and a couple "not quite" shots that might fill in in a pinch.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2012, 01:16:37 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2012, 02:14:21 PM »
I found another interesting view of the 1DX from a Nikon shooter this morning.  Very impressive comments on high ISO pictures (like ISO 8000-16000)...

http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?link=blog

Nice review!  :)  I liked the face detection feature in the camera  ;D
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2012, 04:25:07 PM »
I found another interesting view of the 1DX from a Nikon shooter this morning.  Very impressive comments on high ISO pictures (like ISO 8000-16000)...
http://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?link=blog


What an interesting and well written review. Thanks for posting that!
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2012, 08:10:09 PM »

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I was impressed they both seem like such nice, thoughtful and reasonable guys.

The AF speed difference was pretty amazing, and that's something important to me for street photography, candid portraits and such. I'm curious if the 5D3 has similar speed.

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No, the 5d3 doesn't have the same AF speed as the 1d X. Due to higher battery voltage it can spin the motor's faster. Canon, however, states "with selected lenses" I haven't read up on which lenses, but I know the 50 L very well, and it was way faster to lock focus than with the mk4 and 5d2, and felt much snappier than the 5d3 also. My gut feeling at least.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2012, 05:03:05 AM »
On the 12/12 good but not great performance of the Nikon D4 with 85mm 1.4G, it is possible that is due to the use of 85mm lens rather than the D4 camera.  I've read that the Nikon 85mm 1.4 has focus shift issues.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2012, 11:50:45 AM »
I bought a D800, and its a excellent camera.  However, high quality Nikon  lenses that are equivalent to some of my favorite Canon lenses just don't exist.
100-400mmL (Rumored to finally be coming out with a better 80-400mm lens), 135mm L, 24-105mm L etc.
I did buy a 24-70mmG, and found the CA to be horrible.  Then I started to look at it on the reviews of other top lenses, and all of them had high levels of CA.  Even the Lightroom Lens correction could not deal with removing it from my 24-70mmG.
If it hadn't been for the lenses, I'd still have the D800.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 04:04:47 PM »
I bought a D800, and its a excellent camera.  However, high quality Nikon  lenses that are equivalent to some of my favorite Canon lenses just don't exist.
100-400mmL (Rumored to finally be coming out with a better 80-400mm lens), 135mm L, 24-105mm L etc.
I did buy a 24-70mmG, and found the CA to be horrible.  Then I started to look at it on the reviews of other top lenses, and all of them had high levels of CA.  Even the Lightroom Lens correction could not deal with removing it from my 24-70mmG.
If it hadn't been for the lenses, I'd still have the D800.

It's unfortunate a person has a nice 36mp camera but the lenses aren't on par.  You have to at least have the best glass possible that Nikon has to offer.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2012, 04:04:47 PM »