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Mar 09, 2018 22:09 |  #4291

I had a 7D2 for ten months and got spectacular results.... then every shot was murky. Three trips back to Canon CPS service. Right before I sent it back the third time, I purchased my 1D IV and I was back having fun again. Canon eventually replaced the 7D2 with a brand new one, but I just couldn't manage to try it so I sold it to a young man.

I'll let you know after I get to know the 1D X2. I'm hoping to have fun with it. ;)


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Mar 10, 2018 08:45 |  #4292

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18581448 (external link)
I had a 7D2 for ten months and got spectacular results.... then every shot was murky. Three trips back to Canon CPS service. Right before I sent it back the third time, I purchased my 1D IV and I was back having fun again. Canon eventually replaced the 7D2 with a brand new one, but I just couldn't manage to try it so I sold it to a young man.

I'll let you know after I get to know the 1D X2. I'm hoping to have fun with it. ;)


you will be blown away with the 1Dx2 AF performance. Its mind blowing good. I now hate my 7D2 when I shoot it with my 1Dx2 for wildlife. Just not even close


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Mar 10, 2018 08:46 |  #4293

umphotography wrote in post #18581744 (external link)
you will be blown away with the 1Dx2 AF performance. Its mind blowing good. I now hate my 7D2 when I shoot it with my 1Dx2 for wildlife. Just not even close

Yup.


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Mar 10, 2018 12:19 |  #4294

umphotography wrote in post #18581744 (external link)
you will be blown away with the 1Dx2 AF performance. Its mind blowing good. I now hate my 7D2 when I shoot it with my 1Dx2 for wildlife. Just not even close


I felt the same way comparing my 7D mKii to the 1DX. I solved that problem buy buying a 1DX mkii. Just sold my 7D mkii yesterday.


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Mar 11, 2018 01:21 |  #4295

A silly question: I've owned several Canon bodies and with all of them, when in AV mode, the large dial at the back of the camera (the quick control dial shown on page 27 of the manual) will control Exposure Compensation. I can't seem to duplicate this on the 1D Mark ll. The closest I can get it is to push the set button and use the main dial to change the EC. This is in AI servo...though I did try it in Single Shot with the same results. I end up using EC a lot when I'm shooting white birds so it does matter to me.

Am I missing something? And btw, I have R*FM. ;)

That said, it won't take long to get used to it but switching between my 1D IV and the 1D X Mark ll will, undoubtedly, confuse my ancient mind. From a quick look through the 1D IV menu, I don't think I can change the 1D IV to match... though it is pretty early in the morning.


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Mar 11, 2018 07:27 |  #4296

You or I rather often take for granted how good the 1DX2 is! Today I mounted my 200L2 onto my 5D4 and hit the AF button in servo, I was shocked how slow the 200L seemed to go from min to max focus distance! I've commented a few times in regards to the 85/1.2II and AF speed from the Mk4 to the 1DX2 but I've never really used many other lenses back to back, most of the time I use 500LII with the 1DX2. Anyway, I was so shocked at the change in performance I feel I have to come on here and give the 1DX2 another big thumbs up!




  
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Mar 11, 2018 11:47 |  #4297

1st off sorry if this has already been asked ?

Is anyone out there using this 1DX MKII with a combo of a 500mm F4 lens + 2.0TC for nature/bird photography ?. If so...............

1. How fast is the focusing ?

2. How accurate is the focusing ?

3. Loosing the reach because of the full frame(over a 1.3 crop cam like a 1D MKIV with a 500mm+1.4TC for example), does using the 2.0TC make up for it ?

4. Whats it like for birds in flight ?

5. How is the combo on days with NO sun(overcast/cloudy conditions) with the loss of 2 stops. Will the high ISO capabilities make up for it ?

6. Any regrets coming from a 1D MKIV to the 1DX MKII ?

Thanks :-)




  
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Mar 11, 2018 12:08 |  #4298

Alan B wrote in post #18582747 (external link)
1st off sorry if this has already been asked ?

Is anyone out there using this 1DX MKII with a combo of a 500mm F4 lens + 2.0TC for nature/bird photography ?. If so...............

1. How fast is the focusing ?

2. How accurate is the focusing ?

3. Loosing the reach because of the full frame(over a 1.3 crop cam like a 1D MKIV with a 500mm+1.4TC for example), does using the 2.0TC make up for it ?

4. Whats it like for birds in flight ?

5. How is the combo on days with NO sun(overcast/cloudy conditions) with the loss of 2 stops. Will the high ISO capabilities make up for it ?

6. Any regrets coming from a 1D MKIV to the 1DX MKII ?

Thanks :-)

I have two 1D IV's at the moment. I just got my 1D X2 this past Wednesday... we're going out later so I'll know better then, but I can tell you, this thing focuses in the dark, almost... and gives amazing results too. I sympathize with your concerns of giving up the 1.3 crop factor, but I think the camera itself will make up the difference.

I don't think this is just confirmation bias..... I struggled over the decision to put this much money into a camera since we're not wealthy and I'm not a professional. The purchase won't affect our family funds but even so, it is a lot of money.

It's much better than the 1D IV at higher ISO's. I don't know about you, but I could get ISO 3200 to look great but higher than that and I started losing feather detail. I know I can post process ISO 6400 already... and I suspect I might be able to handle ISO 12,800. We'll see.

After I get comfortable, I plan on selling off three of my camera bodies: the 5Dc, 6D and my extra 1D IV.


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Mar 11, 2018 12:24 as a reply to  @ Alan B's post |  #4299

I use my mkii with the new 600 and 2x a lot, and extremely happy with their he results.. so yes the af is slower to acquire focus, however once locked on no issues on keeping track. Focus is spot on.

You ask about high iso’s I’ve just returned from northern Sweden photographing wild golden eagles and one day I was shooting at 12,800 iso, I was that impressed with the results on screen I had one printed 24x16 and it’s awesome..

I still have a mkiv but only use it for remote and camera trapping stuff.

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Mar 11, 2018 14:08 |  #4300

I don't have an issue with the 1DX2 and low light, I often shoot 700mm f/5.6 with the 500II and 1.4xIII, IQ I don't really see much loss if any, same goes for AF performance, tbh I often forget the 1.4xIII is mounted, I haven't shot a great deal at 1000mm (wildlife anyway) but the results have been impressive, again another MkIII 2x teleconverter so the best it could ever be with the 500II, even though all AF points are active at f/8.0 I only really use single centre point and linked meter to shoot portraits of small UK song birds, as for moving objects at 1000mm it's not something I've done a lot of but AF is still quick and snappy, it NEVER misses. All my gear has been AFMA with Focal, think the bare 500 comes in around +\- 2 and with the teleconverters much the same, not that it matters but you maybe interested to know.




  
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Mar 11, 2018 14:38 |  #4301

cheffievrs wrote in post #18582776 (external link)
I use my mkii with the new 600 and 2x a lot

Blimey, what a flickr feed!! If anyone had any doubt about anything that feed is awesome!! I really need to up my game!




  
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Mar 11, 2018 15:07 |  #4302

So just picked up this 1DX II :-D

Question for anybody that can answer. Do any of you have this CFAST card?

https://www.amazon.com …arp_d_product_t​op?ie=UTF8 (external link)

I've always had good luck with CF cards and readers Pixelflash have put out, but given the expense of these things, thought I'd ask anyone in the forum if they had it and what is their experience with it.

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Mar 11, 2018 18:38 |  #4303

pigpile34 wrote in post #18582910 (external link)
So just picked up this 1DX II :-D

Question for anybody that can answer. Do any of you have this CFAST card?

https://www.amazon.com …arp_d_product_t​op?ie=UTF8 (external link)

I've always had good luck with CF cards and readers Pixelflash have put out, but given the expense of these things, thought I'd ask anyone in the forum if they had it and what is their experience with it.

Thanks


Never heard of it. My camera came with one and I ordered another 64Gb extreme pro from Sandisc and I ordered another 64 GB from lexar pro and have had no problems with these 2 Mfg cards


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Mar 11, 2018 21:33 |  #4304

First light. Well, not much light. Jesus. No PP.


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Mar 11, 2018 22:20 |  #4305

Alan B wrote in post #18582747 (external link)
1st off sorry if this has already been asked ?

Is anyone out there using this 1DX MKII with a combo of a 500mm F4 lens + 2.0TC for nature/bird photography ?. If so...............

1. How fast is the focusing ?

2. How accurate is the focusing ?

3. Loosing the reach because of the full frame(over a 1.3 crop cam like a 1D MKIV with a 500mm+1.4TC for example), does using the 2.0TC make up for it ?

4. Whats it like for birds in flight ?

5. How is the combo on days with NO sun(overcast/cloudy conditions) with the loss of 2 stops. Will the high ISO capabilities make up for it ?

6. Any regrets coming from a 1D MKIV to the 1DX MKII ?

Thanks :-)

Based on my experience, others may have different views....

1) focus is slower than with 1.4 which is slower than bare lens. Still faster than most other lenses though.

2) focus accuracy is determined by the ability of the user to place focus point over correct point of target.... ie you'll miss more than it does!

3) absolutely no concern giving come from a 1D4 (and a 7D2), and the 2.Ox more than makes up for it.

4) Again, limited by your ability to track the bird in the viewfinder.....disclai​mer...may not keep up with the faster birds ...but then nor can I so it is a moot point.

5) High ISO..the 1DX2 come out to play long after the 1D4 went to bed due to lack of light....far better and more than makes up for it.

6) Regrets, no, none.

Hope that helps.


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