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No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« on: August 02, 2012, 01:33:08 AM »
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/News/DxOMark-news/Keep-your-camera-shutters-clicking

Or at least that's how I interpret "DxOMark will return in September".

So how are we to be told which camera to buy until then? I can't make a decision myself! I need laboratory tests, not real world reviews! If I don't know which camera can give me that extra 100 usable high-iso, or which one can give me 0.2 bits more of DR, how am I meant to be a real photographer???
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No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« on: August 02, 2012, 01:33:08 AM »

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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 02:33:25 AM »
There's a thread on DXO forums discussing potential problems at DXO Labs. Maybe they already had to let most people go who did the testing due to financial issues. They certainly didn't clarify why there is such a long delay in testing new cameras. This might be some forced vacation for the lower ranks while the upper management sells the company (to Nikon?). So i guess they might return in September stronger than ever or they'd be gone soon.

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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 02:36:56 AM »
If they go under how are people that shoot with the lens cap on gonna know which camera to buy?
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 03:07:34 AM »
Yeah, i was reading their forums there after I posted that, seems there's a fair few whingers on there complaining about cameras that haven't been tested. They seem a bit more vocal about the OM-D than the 1DX, and there's more mirrorless ones released almost a year ago that haven't been tested.

I never knew about any problems there until today, they at least got the 5D3, D800, and D4 reviews out the door (relatively) quickly, and they've still been (slowly) adding to a few lenses. Must be fairly expensive if they have to buy all their cameras and lenses retail, if they go bust I wonder if they'll have a fire-sale?
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 10:26:52 AM »
There's a thread on DXO forums discussing potential problems at DXO Labs. Maybe they already had to let most people go who did the testing due to financial issues. They certainly didn't clarify why there is such a long delay in testing new cameras. This might be some forced vacation for the lower ranks while the upper management sells the company (to Nikon?). So i guess they might return in September stronger than ever or they'd be gone soon.

Yes, and that thread is full of nonsense.

Its August, so its vacation time in France and many other countries in Europe too.
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 11:29:21 AM »
Its August, so its vacation time in France and many other countries in Europe too.

+1.  It's hard working with my collaborators in the EU during August...because they simply aren't working.   8)

I do hope the get around to releasing the update adding support for the 1D X soon, though!
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 01:30:55 PM »
I have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
I have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"

If this is the only bit of "inside information" you have, i'd call BS.

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 06:09:41 PM »
I have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"

If this is the only bit of "inside information" you have, i'd call BS.
I'm gonna take a quick stab and say viggo was joking with a subtle undertone as to the validity of the waffle pumped out by dxo anyway
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 07:30:26 PM »
I have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"

If this is the only bit of "inside information" you have, i'd call BS.
I'm gonna take a quick stab and say viggo was joking with a subtle undertone as to the validity of the waffle pumped out by dxo anyway

 ::) ah, well spotted !
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 12:10:32 AM »
Its August, so its vacation time in France and many other countries in Europe too.

+1.  It's hard working with my collaborators in the EU during August...because they simply aren't working.   8)

I do hope the get around to releasing the update adding support for the 1D X soon, though!

Dont disturb us in the UK because we all involved in policing the Olympics and throwing out all photographers with anything more serious than a camera on the mobile  ;) ;) ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 12:54:40 AM »
Its August, so its vacation time in France and many other countries in Europe too.

+1.  It's hard working with my collaborators in the EU during August...because they simply aren't working.   8)

I do hope the get around to releasing the update adding support for the 1D X soon, though!

Dont disturb us in the UK because we all involved in policing the Olympics and throwing out all photographers with anything more serious than a camera on the mobile  ;) ;) ;)
You forgot to add arresting pissed aussie rowers
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 12:58:33 AM »
Its August, so its vacation time in France and many other countries in Europe too.

+1.  It's hard working with my collaborators in the EU during August...because they simply aren't working.   8)

I do hope the get around to releasing the update adding support for the 1D X soon, though!

Dont disturb us in the UK because we all involved in policing the Olympics and throwing out all photographers with anything more serious than a camera on the mobile  ;) ;) ;)
You forgot to add arresting pissed aussie rowers

They will be fine - put them in jail by sending them back to OZ ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 12:58:33 AM »

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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 03:22:49 AM »
Hey, what's wrong with pissed aussie rowers?
(although technically, I gave up rowing at the end of highschool, a few months before I started uni and started drinking instead, so I was never both at once...)

One of my uni mates is in the Quad Sculls in a few hours, hope they kick your UK butts...
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 07:03:16 AM »
I have a bit of inside info on this subject, can't really say too much but they're "resolving the issue of how to alter the test so that the 1d X doesn't beat the D4"

That's easy, just rate its DR (screen) at 11.9 EV (+ or - .3 EV) like EVERY other Canon dSLR they've tested.
It's more like, how is DxOMark going to spin the fact that someones noticed that DxOMark can't fully decode the CR2 file and has rated every Canon dSLR at the same DR (screen) since 2003.
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Re: No DXO results on 1DX until at least September...?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 07:03:16 AM »