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Sep 26, 2018 07:18 |  #4621

Many people say the 1Dx2 is overkill for wedding work

I disagree big time

These smaller 20MB files on the 1Dx2 or much much better and easier to work with in post processing. and the color is a ton better as well

additionally, the AF performance on the 1Dx2 as compared to the 5D4 is nite and day. 5D4 still misses more than I would like with a moving object. especially in back light situations. In a reception room where I must use flash. 5D4 will still hit a bright light behind the subject where as the 1Dx2 is far far less frequent.

lastly- the 1Dx2 captures images like this routinely. Not as routine on the 5D4. If you demand the best AF performance then I encourage to step up to the 1Dx2 over a 5D4 if you shoot weddings professionally

This was my groom and his guys having some fun while the girls were spending 3 hrs putting on make up and getting hair done. we decided to have a bloody mary for breakfast and go shoot some clay ducks. 1Dx2 was perfect for these needs


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Sep 26, 2018 07:40 |  #4622

One question for wedding shooters, and the fear I have at using mine at a wedding, how do you manage camera shutter noise during the wedding ceremony, especially if standing just behind the registrar ! :-)


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Sep 26, 2018 08:02 |  #4623

If he can manage clay pidgeon shooting, I doubt shutter noise is any issue... :-P

The 7D was introduced in 2009, by the way.

Nowadays I use either the 1DX Mark II or the 1DX (sometimes both at hand) for more than 99% of what I take photos of.


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Sep 26, 2018 08:22 |  #4624

Shoot, at thought it was 2012. Well damn.


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Sep 26, 2018 08:23 |  #4625

cmosman wrote in post #18716577 (external link)
One question for wedding shooters, and the fear I have at using mine at a wedding, how do you manage camera shutter noise during the wedding ceremony, especially if standing just behind the registrar ! :-)


Honestly for me its a non issue

I dont stand close enough for people to hear the shutter. Its also really very quiet.

The only people I hear **** and complaining about shutter noise are photographers trying to make a point that a Mirrorless Camera and silent shooting is a big reason to use mirrorless cameras. I have captured over 500 weddings in 14 years and never once have I heard a complaint about shutter noise. But people wanting to convince you otherwise that a mirrorless silent system means that they are more professional than you are because of the silent features of the camera.....Total BS. I have sat down with some really old school grumpy priests who demand you follow their rules for ceremonies or your out. We have tested before ceremonies with them from where I stand.....they dont hear anything. Its a non issue for me and a fallacy in photographer land.

I also have expensive glass with a lot of reach

If I am inside a church I have a 300 F/2.8, a 70-200 and a 135L....I am on the outside isles shooting into a ceremony v/s being up close and distracting to the guests. Being up close so they can hear a shutter is the issue....Not the shutter noise itself.....BUY some decent reach like your supposed to have if your a pro and your good to go


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Sep 26, 2018 14:56 |  #4626

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stop it!~ I am still saving up for 1DX2  :p

Ah-keong...I know you like your 7DII, and you've taken very nice shots with it. Why not wait and see what the 7DIII is like before spending so much on the 1DX2.With a little luck, you might find that the 7DIII really fits the bill and does a great job. I'm like you as far as wanting the 1DX2, however, I'm going to wait and see what the 7DIII is going to be like before dropping so much cash on the 1DX2. Being a bird shooter, I'm really hoping the 7DIII will be the one for me. If not, I should have the money saved up for the 1DX2. I'm just waiting and keeping my fingers crossed. :-)


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Sep 27, 2018 10:52 as a reply to  @ cmosman's post |  #4627

Switch it to silent shooting and be happy, nobody has ever noticed me taking photos or said It was too loud, its really not that bad.




  
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Oct 01, 2018 16:38 |  #4628

From this weekends wedding

Love my 1Dx2


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Oct 02, 2018 21:56 |  #4629

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18716837 (external link)
Ah-keong...I know you like your 7DII, and you've taken very nice shots with it. Why not wait and see what the 7DIII is like before spending so much on the 1DX2.With a little luck, you might find that the 7DIII really fits the bill and does a great job. I'm like you as far as wanting the 1DX2, however, I'm going to wait and see what the 7DIII is going to be like before dropping so much cash on the 1DX2. Being a bird shooter, I'm really hoping the 7DIII will be the one for me. If not, I should have the money saved up for the 1DX2. I'm just waiting and keeping my fingers crossed. :-)

Okay!~ I will still hold on to the 7D2 and consider the "7D3".
Hope the AF squares is red.
meanwhile I shall brush up my skills and work on lighting.

1 day I shall get the 1DX2, hopefully before Olympics 2020 when the "1DX3" .

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Oct 02, 2018 22:49 |  #4630

Ah-keong wrote in post #18721176 (external link)
Okay!~ I will still hold on to the 7D2 and consider the "7D3".
Hope the AF squares is red.
meanwhile I shall brush up my skills and work on lighting.

1 day I shall get the 1DX2, hopefully before Olympics 2020 when the "1DX3" .

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Ah-keong, do you use the red auto focus squares with your 7DII? Since you have the choice of using them or not, I'm sure the 7DIII will also give you the choice. I know you shoot in low light sometimes, so you probably want the red auto focus squares. I don't use them because I'm almost always shooting in bright daylight. I like having that choice with the 7DII.


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Oct 03, 2018 00:22 |  #4631

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18721207 (external link)
Ah-keong, do you use the red auto focus squares with your 7DII? Since you have the choice of using them or not, I'm sure the 7DIII will also give you the choice. I know you shoot in low light sometimes, so you probably want the red auto focus squares. I don't use them because I'm almost always shooting in bright daylight. I like having that choice with the 7DII.

I turn then ON all the time. But the 7D2 squares are black unlike the red squares in 1DX2.
The red squares are easier to see for me.

so hope Canon put the red squares in "7D3"  :p


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Oct 03, 2018 02:47 |  #4632

Ah-keong wrote in post #18721235 (external link)
I turn then ON all the time. But the 7D2 squares are black unlike the red squares in 1DX2.
The red squares are easier to see for me.

so hope Canon put the red squares in "7D3"  :p

Ah-keong...You can make the 7DII squares red, just like the 1DX2. I've made them red with my 7DII, but I like them better black.

I'm sending you a link (see below) to show you how to make your squares red. Read and follow the instructions carefully, and you will find that you can easily make your camera change the focusing squares to red. Give it a try.

https://support.usa.ca​non.com …page=content&id​=ART116321 (external link)


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Oct 03, 2018 17:17 |  #4633

In the 1DX, they are black, but can be made to lit up in red. In the 1DX Mark II, they are red all the time.
I do have two 7D, and they don't allow the same freedom in settings as the later 1DX. Perhaps the 7D Mark II is similar to the 1DX, in which case they are "more red" in the 1DX Mark II.


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Oct 03, 2018 17:44 |  #4634

apersson850 wrote in post #18721717 (external link)
In the 1DX, they are black, but can be made to lit up in red. In the 1DX Mark II, they are red all the time.
I do have two 7D, and they don't allow the same freedom in settings as the later 1DX. Perhaps the 7D Mark II is similar to the 1DX, in which case they are "more red" in the 1DX Mark II.

Since I've not seen the red squares in the 1DXII I'm guessing that they many well be brighter than in the 7DII. I know that Ah-keong has been talking about wanting the 1DXII because she really likes the idea of have red focusing squares. She was saying that the 7DII would not allow you to change their color to red. The link that I sent her explains how to do that. and I've used the red colored squares some on my 7DII, but really prefer the black color. I know that it is possible to change them to red. What I don't know, is if they are as bright as with the 1DXII.


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Oct 03, 2018 18:17 |  #4635

Dang it Mike! Now Ah-keong doesn't need a new camera!!! You've squashed the GAS. :)


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