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Aug 26, 2016 03:21 |  #2446

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Yes, if that is the only benefit that matters to you, it would be mad. But the 1DX2 offers so much more. Once you get it in your hands and after you've used it a few times, you will be so proud of your decision to buy a Canon 1D X Mark II.

Don't hesitate, buy now!

Well unfortunately I've missed my chance today, couldn't escape from work in time. But who knows what the weekend might hold?? :-P


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Aug 26, 2016 04:22 |  #2447

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Aug 26, 2016 10:03 |  #2449

HKFEVER wrote in post #18106675 (external link)
Do we have spot metering linked to the AF point?

You have to set it up (select the right option in the menu) but we've had that all along. :)


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Aug 26, 2016 10:05 |  #2450

Savethemoment wrote in post #18106620 (external link)
Anyone want to persuade me that spot metering linked to the AF point isn't that great afterall??

I wish I could, for your sake, but it really is a great feature and I use it all the time.


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Aug 26, 2016 10:28 |  #2451

Erik S. Klein wrote in post #18107004 (external link)
I wish I could, for your sake, but it really is a great feature and I use it all the time.

Thanks, I think I will too. While I photograph all sorts of things, my main interest is people. Too often I've mucked up exposures because their faces are either much lighter or darker than the whole scene. I know I could switch to manual exposure or use EC, or even spot meter with the centre on their face and then press exposure lock before recomposing. But I'm just a keen hobbyist and simply not quick enough to get those methods right all the time - especially in very variable light with fast moving, easily bored kids! Having the camera expose for the chosen AF point would just be so much easier; I only wish it could be done in the 5 series bodies. I think some phone cameras even offer this feature! :rolleyes:


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Aug 26, 2016 11:29 |  #2452

Savethemoment wrote in post #18107026 (external link)
Having the camera expose for the chosen AF point would just be so much easier

Exactly.

I have gotten really proficient at moving the focus point around and, were it not tied to metering, I'd be pretty bummed.

I had that with my 5D2 but there were only 9 points so...


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Aug 26, 2016 15:28 |  #2453

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I'd been contemplating the 1DXii, but I don't need 14 fps and would really love 30mpx rather than 20. Not to mention the substantial cost saving of waiting for the 5Div instead.

I'm thinking along the same lines. The $2500 difference between the two could buy me a 100-400 II.


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Aug 26, 2016 16:32 |  #2454

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Thank you very much. Every time I use the 1dx2, I'm amazed at what it can do and how easily it does it.

I'm pre-ordering the new 24-105 II today. If it improves over the current 24-105 the way the 100-400 II did over its predecessor, the new 24-105 will be excellent. In the meantime, my trusty 70D + 15-85 will continue serving as my wide angle solution. I've used the 1.4TCiii + 100-400 II on the 1dx2 a little bit. It seems to play very nicely.

Just sold/shipped the 1st gen 24-105. No interest in replacing it though the FL was great. I did just buy a 70-300L for when I'm counting ounces/space.


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Aug 26, 2016 17:29 |  #2455

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18107376 (external link)
Just sold/shipped the 1st gen 24-105. No interest in replacing it though the FL was great. I did just buy a 70-300L for when I'm counting ounces/space.

I just sold mine too! Yesterday in fact. My reasoning was my 5DsR resolves greater detail than what that lens can provide and I find myself using my L primes more and more. And it when it comes to my 1DX2, well, I have plenty of lenses to cover the bases.

I loved the 24-105 focal length for a walk-around lens and I may very well purchase the Mark II once they are being sold by grey market retailers, but only if the IQ is high and the resolution is suitable for the 5DsR. By selling the Mark I now, I feel like I was able to get more money for it than trying to sell it 2-3 months form now.

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Aug 26, 2016 19:11 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #2456

Out of curiosity, how much did you sell them for? I just picked up a refurb 24-70 Mark II and will be selling my 24-105.

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Aug 26, 2016 23:20 |  #2458

Well we thought we'd lost the hawks, and maybe we've lost two of them--last couple of weeks we have only seen one and we've confirmed that
GHOs are right across the street. We called them in the other night and Poof got to watch one come straight our way in dim Moonlight. Regardless
tonight right before getting into the car to head to the hospital I put a piece of meat on the hawk station and moments later Harry came in for his snack.
Remember I cleared this with the state wildlife authorities so as not to go to jail or pay a big fine; so at least one hawk is still here even with the GHOs hanging
out less than 200 yards from the hawk's nest.
So now we wait until winter when the leaves are gone and scour the high oak trees (some 120 feet tall) with the digiscope and hope to find the GHO.
Anyway here is another image of our neighborhood hawk.....probably could mention our neighborhood abuts 200,000 acres of National Forest.

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Aug 26, 2016 23:22 |  #2459

Lovely shot, MM!


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Aug 26, 2016 23:27 |  #2460

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Lovely shot, MM!

Thanks Sam,
Robert :)


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