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Dec 01, 2018 14:26 |  #4741

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Dec 03, 2018 05:36 |  #4742

Red Dexs wrote in post #18762017 (external link)
10 days to go before I order one, I hate wishing my life away.....but!!

8 more days to go, not too long now, Derek! If I may ask, what changed your mind back? You were put off the 1DX2 before because of the oil spatter.




  
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Dec 03, 2018 06:03 |  #4743

After a few weeks, another quick check in and some observations wrt the differences in the 5D4 and 1DX2.

This thing never misses: I'm culling far fewer OOF photos than I did with the 5D4. With the 5D4, I always feel the need to chimp in order to confirm that I have an in-focus shot. That's not even a thing anymore.

Didn't think I'd need or appreciate the 14FPS, but it when shooting birds this inspires confidence in knowing that I got an usable shot, or perhaps a pose/moment that I didn't realize I'd captured. Very cool!

The 100-400II and 1.4xIII are brilliant on this body. On my 5D4 that combo is decent, and I downright hate it on my 80D. It may all come down to the pixel size or something, but when comparing straight results on screen the shots using the 1DX2 just look better. The AF is fast and sure as well, no slow down.

Lack of touch screen and Wifi: not missed. I'm finding out that those are nice to haves, not necessities, for what I shoot. It sounds Luddite-ish, but not having those features is improving my focus on photography because I'm doing far less fiddling with the back of the camera. To me, this is highly refreshing because sometimes (and this goes beyond photography, actually) I want to be less connected and tech'd out.

Overall, this camera is just amazing to shoot with, and I'm totally loving it. It's a great companion to have at hand because of the way it is so direct and no-nonsense in helping you get the shot, and that inspires confidence.




  
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Dec 03, 2018 07:19 |  #4744

MatthewK wrote in post #18763373 (external link)
8 more days to go, not too long now, Derek! If I may ask, what changed your mind back? You were put off the 1DX2 before because of the oil spatter.

Matt, I found someone who can clean the sensor for me...ME!! Also some friends have said they will advise me on this matter, I have ordered the correct fluid and the swabs, have read up on cleaning the sensor and if all else fails I will find a dark room and cry. I wont machine gun all the time so hopefully this will minimise the oil.


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Dec 08, 2018 21:02 |  #4745

Some shots from our local high school's production of Mary Poppins. Absolutely horrible lighting.

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Dec 11, 2018 09:43 |  #4746

Well I have ordered one, just waiting on the tracking number. I am as excited as a excited thing being excited.:lol:


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Dec 11, 2018 10:47 |  #4747

Red Dexs wrote in post #18768764 (external link)
Well I have ordered one, just waiting on the tracking number. I am as excited as a excited thing being excited.:lol:

Congratulations!!!

By the way, have you ever held one of these things?
If you have not, just wait until you do!
They feel as solid as a tank and just plain great.

I wish you much luck and success with this camera body.

(I love mine)




  
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Dec 11, 2018 11:14 |  #4748

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Dec 11, 2018 20:29 |  #4749

My Incredible day at Washington's Bald Eagle sanctuary on the Skagit River in Concrete Wa.

It was cold, miserable, rainy weather. But as soon as it stopped raining , the eagles started to feed and it was simply a magical day,. Gonna post a few shots


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Dec 11, 2018 20:31 |  #4750

couple more. I had about 500 keepers. These are straight off capture files


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Dec 11, 2018 20:33 |  #4751

Last 2. I just have way too many


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Dec 12, 2018 03:59 |  #4752

Red Dexs wrote in post #18768764 (external link)
Well I have ordered one, just waiting on the tracking number. I am as excited as a excited thing being excited.:lol:

I'm happy for you, Derek, congrats! The wait is torture, but well worth it!




  
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Dec 12, 2018 04:26 |  #4753

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You didn't disclose how many total shots you took, but 500 keepers is insanely impressive considering the subject matter! From what I'm experiencing, this camera doesn't miss too often, it's just so confidence-inspiring. Along with the higher FPS, the more consistent + accurate AF is the biggest advantage I'm seeing over my 5D4. I'm not binning as many shots due to soft/missed focus.




  
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Dec 12, 2018 05:05 |  #4754

Red Dexs wrote in post #18768764 (external link)
Well I have ordered one, just waiting on the tracking number. I am as excited as a excited thing being excited.:lol:

Congratulations Derek... enjoy!


A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Dec 12, 2018 05:47 |  #4755

umphotography wrote in post #18769140 (external link)
My Incredible day at Washington's Bald Eagle sanctuary on the Skagit River in Concrete Wa.

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Beautiful bird!! Bye the way, the picture too :-)

So jealous!

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