skid00skid00 wrote in post #18002464
That's seriously odd. Yesterday, when I tried to compare 102,000, the 1Dxii didn't show up. And the 5D3 was *better* up to 12,800. I wonder if the site wasn't showing the correct images...
It confused me first as well initially - something about moving left and right over the arrows and it somehow seemed backwards - then I slowed down and it made more sense.
I think when all is said and done, the important improvements on the 1Dx II are:
- red AF point for dark shooting
- really accurate AF on moving targets
- good jpegs to 25.6k for sports
- 60fps 4k with 8meg frame grabs
A real improvement, but I don't think the buyers will notice
- 1 full stop DR improvement at ISO 100-200
The pixel peekers
- there is no doubt, that the quality of the noise in the darks, from a computer using NR software, has been made better such that if you know what you are doing, you can better clean up 25.6k files, such that 'joe public' thinks the picture is fine
- that said, unlike the 5DSR, which has enormous spare megapixels to use, the 1DX II does not - 20 is more than 18, but it isn't 50, and if you use more than a little NR, even with masking, it gets plasticy quickly - unlike the 5DSR - which Tony Northrup in his video correctly points out. All the above said, from the 1DX II files that I have played with in LR, I get my camera on Friday, one of the things I actually like the most is the ISO 100, large pixel, skin tones - they are actually beautiful. The crazy thing about the 1Dx II, is that it might be Canon's best ISO 100 people face skin tones camera. The Nikon is definitely almost a full stop better at extremely high ISOs.
Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.