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Mar 04, 2017 22:16 |  #3481

First shots with my new 1DXII. I thought the focus ability of my 7DII was great, but this is amazing.

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Mar 04, 2017 23:22 |  #3482

tim1970 wrote in post #18282283 (external link)
Thanks. This is my first time owning a 1D series body. Still trying to learn all of the differences.

I am still not sure why having a mode button that you have to press, and then spin the shutter speed dial is better than having a mode dial on top of the camera.

I don't own a 1DX2, but do have a 1DIV. Having the MODE on a button instead of a dial allows me to control MODE from EOS Utility while shooting tethered. Can't do that with any 'dial' bodies. It also allows me to take any of the settings (P, Av, Tv, M, B) out of the 'rotation' if I want.


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Mar 06, 2017 12:37 |  #3483

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I moved up from a 7D2 to the 1DX2 last summer. I did have a modest learning curve. But once I got past that, the 1DX2 made my job much easier. It's AF system is so much better than the 7D2. Even when shooting something like an airshow, I get a lot more keepers than I ever did with the 7D2. Enjoy your upgrade. It's awesome.

I have the "itch" to try the 1DXII for air shows. I currently use the 1DMKIV. I get pretty good results (but not always) using the 300 f2.8 IS II and
2xIII (600mm). One benefit - perhaps - is that the 300/2x will perform better with the 1DXII.

But the 1DMKIV has a 1.3 sensor, the 1DXII full frame. So my 300mm lens on my 1DMKIV appears to have a fov the same as if a 390mm lens was
mounted on the 1DXII. In other words, with the 1DXII I lose some reach. Also, I lose pixel density going to the 1DXII, even though it has 20mp
compared to the 16mp on my 1DMKIV. Well, all this is important when shooting those small aerobatic planes high in the sky.

So, for people who shoot subjects at a distance (birds, planes, etc) did going from a crop sensor camera to the 1DXII seem like a drawback for you?
And for those who have used both cameras, do you see much difference in IQ and DR? Comments appreciated!


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Mar 06, 2017 13:50 |  #3484

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18293508 (external link)
I have the "itch" to try the 1DXII for air shows. I currently use the 1DMKIV. I get pretty good results (but not always) using the 300 f2.8 IS II and
2xIII (600mm). One benefit - perhaps - is that the 300/2x will perform better with the 1DXII.

But the 1DMKIV has a 1.3 sensor, the 1DXII full frame. So my 300mm lens on my 1DMKIV appears to have a fov the same as if a 390mm lens was
mounted on the 1DXII. In other words, with the 1DXII I lose some reach. Also, I lose pixel density going to the 1DXII, even though it has 20mp
compared to the 16mp on my 1DMKIV. Well, all this is important when shooting those small aerobatic planes high in the sky.

So, for people who shoot subjects at a distance (birds, planes, etc) did going from a crop sensor camera to the 1DXII seem like a drawback for you?
And for those who have used both cameras, do you see much difference in IQ and DR? Comments appreciated!

My first "long" lens was the 100-400 v1. It wasn't good enough, so I bought a 300 2.8 II about 4 years ago. I used it heavily as a bare lens and also with the 1.4xIII and 2xIII extenders. However, after the 100-400 II came out, I found myself using the 300 II less and less. I ended up trading it in on the 1DX2.

So I shoot airshows with the 1DX2 and the 100-400 II. Depending on the show, I will use the 1.4xIII if the planes are further away. Performance of the gear is excellent either way. I haven't done an aerobatic show per se. The Breitling team is as close as I've come, and the 1DX2 had plenty of reach for that.

I've never used a 1D4, so I can't compare IQ. The 1DX2 definitely has better IQ than the 7D2.

Here are some of my airshow shots:
https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18099982
https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18119390


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Mar 06, 2017 14:09 |  #3485

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18293508 (external link)
I have the "itch" to try the 1DXII for air shows. I currently use the 1DMKIV. I get pretty good results (but not always) using the 300 f2.8 IS II and
2xIII (600mm). One benefit - perhaps - is that the 300/2x will perform better with the 1DXII.

But the 1DMKIV has a 1.3 sensor, the 1DXII full frame. So my 300mm lens on my 1DMKIV appears to have a fov the same as if a 390mm lens was
mounted on the 1DXII. In other words, with the 1DXII I lose some reach. Also, I lose pixel density going to the 1DXII, even though it has 20mp
compared to the 16mp on my 1DMKIV. Well, all this is important when shooting those small aerobatic planes high in the sky.

So, for people who shoot subjects at a distance (birds, planes, etc) did going from a crop sensor camera to the 1DXII seem like a drawback for you?
And for those who have used both cameras, do you see much difference in IQ and DR? Comments appreciated!


I don't miss the lack of "reach" with a 7d II because the files from the 1DX II hold up extremely well if you need to crop. Also, the files are so much cleaner in relation to noise. The 1D IV is an awesome camera, but the AF in the 1DX II has drastically improved since that generation.


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Mar 06, 2017 15:19 |  #3486

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Mar 06, 2017 17:34 |  #3487

Anybody have suggestions on how to use the 2 sets of buttons on the front of the body?



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Mar 06, 2017 17:39 |  #3488

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Mar 06, 2017 20:06 |  #3490

Just ordered my 1Dx II, can not wait to get the shiny new toy!!!


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Mar 06, 2017 22:56 |  #3491

tim1970 wrote in post #18291970 (external link)
Quick question...

Do I have to install the EOS utility software to enable me to transfer images to my Macbook from my 1DX II? I was hoping I could just connect the camera and it would come up on my desktop like an additional drive.

No you don't need to install it. Jusy plug it in and turn on the camera and it will show up on the desktop.


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Mar 06, 2017 23:00 |  #3492

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No you don't need to install it. Jusy plug it in and turn on the camera and it will show up on the desktop.

That's what I thought. However, when I plugged it in and turned it on my photos app popped up and I could see the pictures in there, but no icon appeared on my desktop.



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Mar 06, 2017 23:02 as a reply to  @ tim1970's post |  #3493

I'm just wondering if it comes up like a drive when I'm using my card reader and not my camera. I can't remember exactly now.

I usually plug the camera in and when I open light room to export it's there also.


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Mar 07, 2017 06:34 |  #3494

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Anybody have suggestions on how to use the 2 sets of buttons on the front of the body?

I like to have one that when I hold it the settings change from AI Servo to One Shot.


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Mar 07, 2017 08:48 |  #3495

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I like to have one that when I hold it the settings change from AI Servo to One Shot.

I use to do something like this but since I have turned off automatic picture review, I now have it set up for Picture Review and I love it. It is just the way I hold the camera now with my middle finger on this button that it is so fast to review the pictures and doesn't require changing my grip on the camera.


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