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Sep 23, 2016 18:48 |  #2746

Never owned a 1DX 1st gen, sadly don't know.
I can attest to prowess with lenses attached via 2.0TCiii

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Sep 23, 2016 18:48 |  #2747

Thanks for the insight, both of you. I just had one arrive today and will be putting it through its paces over the weekend -- eager to see how it compares to the 5D3.


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Sep 24, 2016 02:46 |  #2748

Adam Jones wrote in post #18138226 (external link)
Thanks for the insight, both of you. I just had one arrive today and will be putting it through its paces over the weekend -- eager to see how it compares to the 5D3.

I came to the 1Dxii from a 5Diii and OMG it's such a big improvement in so many ways. Soooo much more choice in specifying minimum shutter speed in AV mode; focus points which stay red so you can actually see them while shooting; a wider spread of focus points; and significantly better high ISO performance to name just a few things which I've really noticed & benefited from so far. Even little bonuses like a built-in eyepiece cover for long exposures, and a higher quality strap are lovely to have.


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Sep 24, 2016 03:46 |  #2749

A portion of the Lens Showcase at Canon's exhibit at photokina 2016.
I want them all!!

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Sep 24, 2016 04:10 |  #2750

Mark A. wrote in post #18138562 (external link)
A portion of the Lens Showcase at Canon's exhibit at photokina 2016.
I want them all!!

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Oh man, that's some sexy stuff! Lots of money sitting there. Thanks for posting!


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Sep 24, 2016 05:08 |  #2751

Mark A. wrote in post #18138562 (external link)
A portion of the Lens Showcase at Canon's exhibit at photokina 2016.
I want them all!!

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I want the 600DOBr, did you see at least a mock up?


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Sep 24, 2016 05:11 |  #2752

Adam Jones wrote in post #18138050 (external link)
I'm curious about this myself. Anyone that came from 1DX care to share their thoughts on how significant the upgrades are?

Savethemoment wrote in post #18138549 (external link)
I came to the 1Dxii from a 5Diii and OMG it's such a big improvement in so many ways. Soooo much more choice in specifying minimum shutter speed in AV mode; focus points which stay red so you can actually see them while shooting; a wider spread of focus points; and significantly better high ISO performance to name just a few things which I've really noticed & benefited from so far. Even little bonuses like a built-in eyepiece cover for long exposures, and a higher quality strap are lovely to have.

This may be treading on dangerous ground in a 1DxII thread, but I suspect some of the major 1Dx -> 1DxII improvements are similar to those I encountered with the 5DIII -> 5DIV.

The larger AF point spread is a mild change but useful. The difference in AF performance (especially AI Servo) was completely unexpected for me, and the difference in keeper rate between the 5DIII and IV is staggering. Several shooters (myself included) have noticed that the 5DIV seems to push the AF motor on lenses much harder than its predecessor; though it wouldn't surprise me if that's always been a trait of 1D models.

There's also the small matter of significantly more low ISO DR (like... 2 stops more!). This doesn't just benefit ISO 100; as far as I recall, the 1DxII has about the same DR at ISO 1600 as the 1Dx had at ISO 100.


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Sep 24, 2016 07:17 |  #2753

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Thanks. It's not the end of the world if they can't recover it. But I have stuff like my standalone LR 6 install file on there that it'd be nice should I ever have to blow-up my computer and start a fresh install. And phone/videos from wife's smartphone of the kids that I had "backed up" that well... is currently inaccessible. :lol:

But yeah, I may look into CrashPlan or something. I'm a little uncomfortable with having data up in someone else's cloud since Snowden gets to view it. But I guess such is the digital world we live in. :D

I use Crash Plan and have for many years to make a local and cloud copy of all my Data drives. No Problem so far. I also use Acronis to do back up of my boot drive. I also had 2 RAID drives fail at the same time. It is not that unusual.


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Sep 24, 2016 08:06 |  #2754

sploo wrote in post #18138605 (external link)
This may be treading on dangerous ground in a 1DxII thread, but I suspect some of the major 1Dx -> 1DxII improvements are similar to those I encountered with the 5DIII -> 5DIV.

I'm sure you're right and that some of the improvements I mentioned would also have been available if I'd chosen the 5Div instead. I very nearly did so, but really wanted by the ability to link spot exposure metering to the selected AF point; when I heard that couldn't be done in the 5Div my mind was pretty well made up. (Oddly enough, the couple of times I've used this feature so far in situations where I thought it would help a lot the results haven't been good; the subject was overexposed. I have no doubt this is user error and I just need to practice more to figure it out).

I have no regrets at all about the 1Dxii. The high FPS has been more useful to me than I'd expected in shooting sports. It's great to have the option to set the frame rate you want, if that happens to be lower than 14fps. And being able to nominate a min shutter speed in AV from between 1 second & 1/8000 makes such a huge difference! The fastest I could select with the 5diii was 1/250th, which often just isn't enough. I'm not sure what range is offered in the 5Div but now that I've made my choice I won't be looking it up :lol:


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Sep 24, 2016 11:47 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #2755

MedicineMan4040,

To be honest, the place was such a zoo that I did not get to look for that lens.
The place was packed and it was difficult to move about.

Canon had an "Expert Bar" so-to-speak, and everyone there was very nice and very professional.
The mob of people gathered around the EOS 5D Mk IV was amazing.
The worst mob was around the printers with scores people that waited inline for free prints.

I looked for a display of all bodies but could not find one.
They did have the full product line at the Expert Bar to examine however.

The photokina was a dream event to play with the 1DX Mk II, and I bet for most cameras as well.
When I return to the USA, I will post some examples that may benefit this thread.




  
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Sep 24, 2016 12:25 |  #2756

(All images taken with a 1DX Mk II)

The Canon display was well attended at the photokina 2016:

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The Canon Technician stated that I could buy this EF 200-400 f/4 x 1.4 lens for 1/2-off:

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Sep 24, 2016 16:51 |  #2757

The 1DX2 got to go to the zoo yesterday for the first time. All photos taken with the 1.4x III + 100-400 II. This is an awesome camera! :-)

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Sep 24, 2016 17:57 |  #2758

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The 1DX2 got to go to the zoo yesterday for the first time. All photos taken with the 1.4x III + 100-400 II. This is an awesome camera! :-)
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Sep 24, 2016 19:37 |  #2759

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these are very good

Thank you. Much of the credit goes to the camera -- it's such a step up from the 7D2 I had prior to this.


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