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Oct 14, 2012 17:30 as a reply to  @ post 15121774 |  #16

The 1DX's high ISO performance is also reportedly about a stop better than that of the 5D3,

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Oct 14, 2012 17:33 |  #17

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Welcome .... Something I would do for sure with new kit , is take it to CPS to have lenses and cameras calibrated .

Most people tend to live with or maybe not notice the inaccuracies in focus , but after calibration they are so much better , with doing in my opinion .

Enjoy , I swapped from the dark side in 2002 ( D1&D1H )

I have never even thought about that as an issue to be blunt. All the Canon lenses I have ever bought, bar one, have worked as magically as the promise they would, as they slew my credit card


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Oct 14, 2012 18:28 |  #18

Welcome, and good to meet you.

The main reason I went with the 1dsmkIII and the 1dmkIII is that their menus are identical and there is no remembering differences between the two when switching back and forth.

I'll second the 70-200 2.8L II is absolutely perfect for a zoom, can't be beat. I too am contemplating the 24 or 45mm TSE.


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Oct 14, 2012 19:06 as a reply to  @ backblast's post |  #19

Jahled

I would say you have been very lucky

My 1Dmk4 has had a new mirror box and my longer lenses have been calibrated with and without a converter and are brilliant now .

A bit of bad luck on my part ,but that said I happy to stay with canon .. cps service in the uk has been brilliant .


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Oct 14, 2012 22:06 |  #20

Hopefully no calibration is needed, but I'll keep it in mind!




  
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Oct 14, 2012 22:16 as a reply to  @ KibblesNbitz's post |  #21

welcome to PotN. I think you will like it here. :cool:

best of luck with your new gear.


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Oct 14, 2012 22:27 |  #22

Welcome to POTN. Your comments about the TSE lens are an understatement. Just wait til you see the sharpness of that lens using LiveView on a tripod. I think your thought process is similar to that of many of us who stuck with Canon despite the new MP Nikon sensor and shadow detail of the D800. It's the whole package that you have to consider.

I knew the talk about the AF on the 5D3 when I bought it, but I had an experience a while ago that proved it. I was walking down a pedestrian mall on a weekend, with the camera on my hand with a wrist strap. I suddenly noticed a little girl riding a scooter,with her face completely made up by a street artist as an animal. I didn't have time to bring the camera to my eye, and just lifted it and shot toward her face as she whizzed by on the scooter.

The result was the best street shot that I've ever gotten, I couldn't have posed it better, and in razor-sharp focus. It'll take a lot to beat the Canon AF, and I'm sure Canon will have a response to the high MP sensor and shadow detail on the next leapfrog body release.


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Oct 14, 2012 23:24 |  #23

Welcome to Canon! Good to see some new blood around here given the folks going to Nikon!

Lenses are the biggest reason i WONT go to Nikon, or rather what holds me back from switching.. Just love my L stuff too much


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Oct 14, 2012 23:38 |  #24

I'm really excited to switch! I'm going crazy over here..I hate waiting for this kind of thing, and the fact that I could sell my Nikon stuff right now and buy the Canon stuff drives me crazy because I know I have to wait another 3 weeks.

I have a shoot this Friday, the last week of October and the first week of November, so theres no way I could get everything sold, new lightly used stuff bought ( I hate buying new when I can get gently used gear and avoid sales tax and the initial depreciation hit) and have it arrive in time, let alone have time to get familiar with Canon stuff.

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Plus, did I mention I had a random check I wasn't expecting for $600 show up?! It must be a sign from the Canon gods saying SWITCH! Unfortunately it's just teasing me even more!

I'm more impatient than a kid waiting for Christmas right now!




  
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Oct 14, 2012 23:47 as a reply to  @ KibblesNbitz's post |  #25

Welcome to the board!

Spot AF and spot metering on my 10 year old 10D is brilliant, it's what I use 99% of the time.

The newer bodies will be even better at it :)


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Oct 15, 2012 06:32 |  #26

KibblesNbitz wrote in post #15123397 (external link)
I'm really excited to switch! I'm going crazy over here..I hate waiting for this kind of thing, and the fact that I could sell my Nikon stuff right now and buy the Canon stuff drives me crazy because I know I have to wait another 3 weeks.

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I'm more impatient than a kid waiting for Christmas right now!

Sounds like G.A.S.


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Oct 15, 2012 07:29 |  #27

Excellent and well thought-out first post.

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new setup.
It will be as good as you expect it and more! :)


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Oct 15, 2012 09:12 as a reply to  @ andrikos's post |  #28

Welcome to the club. I'm a wedding and portrait photographer who very reluctantly sold off my 1D Mark IV (that was my baby) and a 5D Mark III that just didn't do it for me to get the 1DX and I gotta say, it lives up to the hype. For once, I really trust leaving my camera on Servo 95% of the time. The network cable function works and talks directly to my laptop (crossover cable). And as usual, the colors are dead on. By day, I'm an engineer for a nuclear fuel manufacturer and when I picked the camera up at FedEx at lunch last week, I snapped a few shots and I honestly thought about giving my 2 wks notice :) It's that good. Welcome and happy shooting!


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Oct 15, 2012 09:51 |  #29

Otta wrote in post #15122345 (external link)
cps service in the uk has been brilliant .

Only had the misfortune to have to use them once and they were quick.

They also cleaned both my camera's sensors on the spot, completely free, the day of the royal wedding. Nice :)


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Oct 15, 2012 10:06 |  #30

KibblesNbitz wrote in post #15119676 (external link)
Hey everybody!...
-Service: Now, I'm not so excited about having to pay for CPS, but the Canon Service is a big deal to me. In fact, its one of the biggest plusses for my switch to Canon. Why? Well, one of Canon's service centers is in Jamesburg, NJ. Thats literally 15-20 minutes max from me. Being able to drop off and pick up my CPS service/repairs will be a HUGE benefit. I understand it will still take a few days for repairs regardless, but the 1 or 2 days I would normally lose in shipping is a big deal when I'm bouncing back and forth with photoshoots/weddings. It'll be nice to drop off a camera or lens for a quick cleaning though. I hear CPS gives a discount on 1DX's (on the platinum level I think), which would be great to take advantage of. Unfortunately, in order to switch to get into platinum CPS I need to have the 50 points, which I won't have unless I get the 1DX. So, I cant get the discounted 1DX because I need the 1DX to get the discount. Womp womp womp.....Oh well, I'm still excited about having a repair center local to me!
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This is a big one for me! I live about 40 minutes from Jamesburg. Everyone is really nice and friendly. I have yet to pay for a repair. Had a 6 year old 70-200 f4L take a dump and Canon replaced all the rear elements at no charge. I'm not even a CPS member and turn around time is only 2 days.


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