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Sooo the Canon 1DX MkII

 
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Feb 10, 2016 10:47 |  #1

Is this camera the holy grail?




  
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Feb 10, 2016 12:51 |  #2

No.

Two reasons:
1. something better will come along.
2. Not everyone needs or even wants all of the features so there is likely a better tool out there somewhere for them.


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Feb 10, 2016 14:50 |  #3

This is not an appropriate topic for the "changing camera brands" forum. Please ask a moderator to move your thread to Canon camera talk.


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Feb 10, 2016 15:06 |  #4

Handheld portrait camera - A7Rii

Landscapes - A7Rii

Tripod and 70-200 IS handheld below iso 3200 - 5DSR

Indoor and night floodlight Sports - yes

I've already posted this comment once in another thread, but I have compared 12,800 iso 5DSR process by me files, and 12,800 iso 1Dx II jpegs files that are floating around the internet, and I much prefer the massive pixel density and the end result pictures from the 5DSR.


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Feb 10, 2016 19:22 |  #5

The 1dx II had a bunch of stuff I don't need, and has none of the things I want. So no.

Not everyone shoots sports.


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Feb 11, 2016 14:12 |  #6

Disagree with most. Im a wedding and portrait photographer. This is a game changer for us. Gives us the ability to shoot in darker situations with superb ISO and noise results and the AF system is bulletproof. Pro wedding togs that I know and who have used it in these environments are blown away with the cameras ability to lock on subjects in these dark situations( 12800-25000) and the straight off camera results with noise control is remarkable to those that have used it as well. Everyone says at least 1 stop ISO performance. Some claim 2 stops which i sincerely doubt. But from the images I have seen and downloaded....I see at least a stop maybe 1 1/2......darks and shadows have been fixed according to every guy i spoke with....so its a game changer for canon shooters.

No camera is the perfect solution. But this release uts canon firmly back in the game with the sony/nikon sensors for noise and ISO performance

Also, from what im reading, weather sealing is even better than the 1Dx1. so those features are great. Most wedding guys could care less about speed. Nice to have when I do shoot sports and definitely for my wild life adventures.

Great Camera. I have one on order.


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Feb 11, 2016 16:31 |  #7

umphotography wrote in post #17894592 (external link)
Disagree with most. Im a wedding and portrait photographer. This is a game changer for us. Gives us the ability to shoot in darker situations with superb ISO and noise results and the AF system is bulletproof. Pro wedding togs that I know and who have used it in these environments are blown away with the cameras ability to lock on subjects in these dark situations( 12800-25000) and the straight off camera results with noise control is remarkable to those that have used it as well. Everyone says at least 1 stop ISO performance. Some claim 2 stops which i sincerely doubt. But from the images I have seen and downloaded....I see at least a stop maybe 1 1/2......darks and shadows have been fixed according to every guy i spoke with....so its a game changer for canon shooters.

No camera is the perfect solution. But this release uts canon firmly back in the game with the sony/nikon sensors for noise and ISO performance

Also, from what im reading, weather sealing is even better than the 1Dx1. so those features are great. Most wedding guys could care less about speed. Nice to have when I do shoot sports and definitely for my wild life adventures.

Great Camera. I have one on order.


I'm with you on this being a wedding camera - sort of / hopefully. I do have one on order but I have 1 major issue with it:
- the Silent Shutter is nowhere near silent and is going to be louder than the 5D3 and by not an insignificant amount. For me, in the weddings that I have shot, this is an issue. As an aside, my wife is a very popular wedding officiant here in Toronto and tells her couples that if the Photog has a 1Dx they cannot take pictures during the ceremony (she does over 100 weddings a year and picks her clients) or they need to stay far away. For this single reason, I purchased a A7Rii last year and almost exclusively use it during the ceremony with a Canon 24-70 F2.8 II in silent mode. Something to think about before you ditch your 5D3s.


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Feb 11, 2016 17:46 |  #8

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #17894746 (external link)
I'm with you on this being a wedding camera - sort of / hopefully. I do have one on order but I have 1 major issue with it:
- the Silent Shutter is nowhere near silent and is going to be louder than the 5D3 and by not an insignificant amount. For me, in the weddings that I have shot, this is an issue. As an aside, my wife is a very popular wedding officiant here in Toronto and tells her couples that if the Photog has a 1Dx they cannot take pictures during the ceremony (she does over 100 weddings a year and picks her clients) or they need to stay far away. For this single reason, I purchased a A7Rii last year and almost exclusively use it during the ceremony with a Canon 24-70 F2.8 II in silent mode. Something to think about before you ditch your 5D3s.

We are keeping 1 5D3. We are a 2 shooter team. But really, I stand back and shoot into the ceremony so its not an issue for us. We typically run 3 cameras. 1 Wide and two with reach depending on church size. I usually have the 135 on the 7D2 and I swap out the 300 and 70-200 with the other full frame camera. One of the 5D3s is wide in case we have to get close and for wide shots from the back.

I love the S mode on the 5D3 but really dont think its going to be an issue. We stay well out of the ceremony. Nothing I hate more than photographers being part of someones ceremony. Buy or rent reach and shoot into the event.


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Feb 15, 2016 09:18 |  #9
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not even close, no interest in a brick.


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Feb 15, 2016 09:57 |  #10
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Zero interest here as well. Big heavy bulky DSLRs are going to die away like the dinosaur they are.




  
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Feb 15, 2016 14:24 |  #11

andrewbarrymore wrote in post #17893080 (external link)
Is this camera the holy grail?

For me and my uses? Currently - simply YES!


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Feb 16, 2016 19:13 as a reply to  @ nekrosoft13's post |  #12

1000% agreed. I can't even imagine doing a whole wedding with the total weight of this rig. I m sure the camera is a beast though


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Feb 25, 2016 16:12 |  #13

I have been shooting Canon since the 10D and 1D's first came out. There is never a holy grail, just evolutionary baby steps. Well OK, CCD to CMOS was a holy grail at that point in time. My 1DIV and 1DX still do everything I need them to, so I will likely take a pass on this one. The next 5D interests me more for when I don't need the 1D's AF and frame rates.


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Feb 29, 2016 11:13 |  #14

Not a grail, more of an evolution.

There are a few things that have really irritated me with the 1DX2

1. No built in wifi (Come on Canon, its 2016)
2. Wifi dongle is expensive ($600aud here, or about the same price as a point and shoot, that has wifi built in)
3. Its a different wifi dongle to the 1DX, so i have to buy wifi again.

Aside from that, it looks like a nice upgrade from the 1DX - i wont be buying one, and i am unsure what work is doing with our upgrades moving forward, it looks unlikely we will be getting an upgrade for a while yet.


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Mar 18, 2016 10:25 |  #15

Echo63 wrote in post #17917716 (external link)
Not a grail, more of an evolution.

There are a few things that have really irritated me with the 1DX2

1. No built in wifi (Come on Canon, its 2016)

Have you actually tried built-in wifi cameras? They suck.

2. Wifi dongle is expensive ($600aud here, or about the same price as a point and shoot, that has wifi built in)

Again, try wifi in RAW with that $600 point and shoot. It sucks. Awkward waiting times when working with clients and models.

3. Its a different wifi dongle to the 1DX, so i have to buy wifi again.

I believe you can use the same wifi dongle.


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