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1D Mark IV in Slow Motion

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Dan Chung got to test drive a couple prototype 1D Mark IV’s for a night at the horse track.

Take a look at the results:



44 responses to “1D Mark IV in Slow Motion”

  1. If that question was to me, no I didn’t. Yet I’ve been making a living doing video production since the mid 1980’s, and still photography since the early 80’s. I’ve taught classes in both too. You don’t need a 3 year degree to learn any of it. You can learn more in six months assisting a good pro than you can in 3 years at a school imo.

  2. Your’s and Peter’s arguments make no sense. I started working as a pro photographer in 1982, and in all that time I can’t think of a situation where a client simply added video because they liked my still work. They ask for examples of your video work, and if you suck at it, you will not get work. People who just shoot stills just shoots stills. It has nothing to do with those who shoot both. Some of us like shooting both. They offer different challenges and creative outlets. For those who have no talent in video production, it doesn’t mean you are a better photographer than someone who shoots video too. You people are way off base suggesting people can’t do both or you can’t be talented at both.

  3. I am not opposed to video and I’m happy it is great for many people. Just as them, I want the best I can afford. If Canon sees things as you, then good for them, I’m sure they will lose photographers for videographers.

    The main point is that as per marketing, design and history, this is a photographic camera, a camera designed for still pictures WITH a video capability.
    If Canon now wants to switch and have Video cameras with still capability, then it’s all good; I (and many others) want to know the “revolution” in our main interest and get the best tool for our purpose.

    Right now, with the 1D4 it’s the same, there are only videos around and no real life, low light pictures at ISO 6,400 or 12,800. It looks to be a Video Camera and not a still camera as used (and intended) to be.

    Be honest, the video capabilities are good for someone with great knowledge in videography or the average Joe (as I am) to take a quick video for personal use; because to create something professional (or good enough), you need several accessories (starting from a powered good mic) which I won’t need, require nor willing to carry along my lenses.

    So my point, easy, sorry, not a “revolution” in the still camera department, they gave me more pixels, a step up in technology (ISO) and nothing else. Revolutionary would be a better AF for low light, two or three stops better and real weather sealing.

  4. I don’t know why you think Canon is going to lose photographers for videographers, they still make the best still DSLR’s.

    As for the 1D4, most likely the reason there are not a lot of samples of still quality is Canon is probably still not done with the RAW conversion software, and they do not want moronic Nikon-loving reviewers trashinig the camera for not being sharp like some did with the 7D when they tested beta cameras with beta software. If Canon is smart, they will not allow any low light still samples until the proper RAW decoding can be done.

  5. Then again, you can’t deny that their methods are totally wrong.

    First, Canon used to have the best all around DSLR; in the latest years, low light and AF were (are) better in nikon FF (for some use, giving no more than 12 Mp are needed); in the zoom department, Nikon again surpass the old canons (expected due new technology, so we need to wait for canon updates). I do not cheer for any company, to me, it’s business. My relationship with Canon is simple, I pay for a product/service and they deliver it. Up to now, I don’t have anything bad to say about them, they’ve been very accommodating to my needs (up to the limit a business shall be) and I’ve been paying them. Now, since using more low light conditions, I’m using my 5D2 with the ST-E2 for proper and good focusing but I received some complains about the “red light” so I want something good for the task. I tried a D3 for a few minutes, and for that task, it was better (I’m not saying better camera, I’m saying better at that specific task). So, of course, being invested in Canon gear, I want a product that deliver the same.

    Think global, I know, you can’t make everybody happy, but a company should try. What they are doing now, is breaking deeper the confidence in them; plus, many pros (not the big deal people, but the ones who make a living out of photography) are anxious because many have been waiting for this camera at this specific time to buy new gear and do what’s needed for taxes purposes; some, will have to buy something else and burn the money just to wait for the camera.

    Second, if is right what you’re saying about the RAW converters, that breaks deeper the confidence, because they are releasing a camera without the proper preparation in advance. I don’t care the reason, but it points that they wanted to compete with Nikon, Why? If canon were really way better than Nikon, nobody would mind what Nikon or anybody else do. See that nobody make a big deal out of any other vendor’s releases.

    Canon has DPP, they should have by now the right decoding. Are we to buy a 5 grand camera blindly out of faith? At least, I cannot do it. I’m more in the league of a hobbyist with some paying jobs, who had to work over time for two years to save the money for the “toy” without compromising my budget.

    I see your point and I don’t criticize it, I embrace it with the understanding of your needs and requirements, perhaps you can see mine and other people circumstances/desires/needs.

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