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Sep 02, 2012 11:29 |  #1831

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As freewheeling as I can be with money, I still like to think I get good value out of a purchase. I guess I'm still debating the value of purchasing the X. I'm stuck on things that are hard to quanify, but beg for quantification. Do I see roughly $3K more performance than a MKIV? Very questionable. I understand that people in this thread won't badmouth their new purchase, if for no other reason than they don't want to admit their purchase was not all they dreamed it would be. And that's totally understandable, I would do the same thing. I guess I just don't see anything yet that illustrates $3K worth of value over a MKIV.

I would think to a pro that makes a living from there camera that one shot or two more shots in dead focus would pay for 3k in one shoot. It could mean making the cover shot or not making it. 3k is cheep that case. To the guy taking a pick of his kid on a bike no not at all.


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Sep 02, 2012 12:21 |  #1832

elrey2375 wrote in post #14937090 (external link)
As freewheeling as I can be with money, I still like to think I get good value out of a purchase. I guess I'm still debating the value of purchasing the X. I'm stuck on things that are hard to quanify, but beg for quantification. Do I see roughly $3K more performance than a MKIV? Very questionable. I understand that people in this thread won't badmouth their new purchase, if for no other reason than they don't want to admit their purchase was not all they dreamed it would be. And that's totally understandable, I would do the same thing. I guess I just don't see anything yet that illustrates $3K worth of value over a MKIV.

In my case, I moved from a 1DIII. While I am real happy with that camera's performance over five years, the 1DX focus and ISO performance is just that much better. However, I can't justify the extra cost economically since I make no money off photography. On the other hand, I have no buyer's remorse or second thoughts, perhaps because I'm lucky to be in a position where the cost was not a huge consideration.


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Sep 02, 2012 12:27 |  #1833

THe value of a particular product varies from person to person and situation to situation....is a 1DX worth 3000 dollars more than a 1D4?Who knows?If you can afford it it is because it definitely is a better camera...I know because I just bought a 1DX and still own a 1D4 which I will sell...is a mercedes or BMW worth 30,000 dollars more than a Camry?It sure is if you can afford it!


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Sep 02, 2012 12:31 |  #1834

I think that the 1DX, as well as the 5D MK3 are bodies that people will hang to for a long time, where as 5D MK2 1D Mk3 (loads of reasons why ) and even Mk 4 were in my view not great updates to previous models, Although the 1D MK4 is a very good body all round.
Extremely happy with the recent upgrades over older bodies in those 2 models.


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Sep 02, 2012 12:58 |  #1835

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Any ideas why my EOS utility does not open or it closes when i connect my 1dx?

When you have your camera connected. In EOS Utility, goto "Main Window", select "Preferences". Under the tab "Basic settings" you have the option "Start EOS Utility automatically when the camera is conneted"
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Sep 02, 2012 12:59 |  #1836

Bummed to say but I've discovered a bug in the 1Dx that appears to be firmware related.

I'm able to reproduce it consistently and I saw it mentioned on the CR forums so it appears to be legit. Just not sure how widespread.

I was doing 3 shot brackets at +/- 3 stops using the default values in the camera. Whenever the final exposure gets relatively long (1/4 second or longer, give or take) the camera has problems - usually Err 70, sometimes it just locks completely. Images may or may not be written to the card(s.)

I was using the 1Dx on a tripod with a 70-200II at 5.6 or 6.3 (aperture priority), ISO 100, in a moderately lit indoor setting. When the overexposed images were metered at 1/4-1/2 or slower the err 70 occurred. Up the ISO or open the aperture (to speed up the final exposure) and all was fine. Take the shots individually (not bracketed) and everything worked.

I reproduced this while on the phone with Canon last night. Going to send the camera in during the week so they can check it out and see what I'm seeing.

If anyone here wants to try to reproduce this it's a pretty straightforward setup and I'd love to hear if I'm alone in this.

BTW, I did the firmware upgrade to 1.0.6 before this shoot so I don't know if it's a new bug or existed on the older firmware...


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Sep 02, 2012 13:08 |  #1837

Sorry to hear that, be good to hear if it FW related to 1-0-6, I have done some bracketed shots no probs, but they were not slow shutter speed ones


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Sep 02, 2012 16:53 |  #1838

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When you have your camera connected. In EOS Utility, goto "Main Window", select "Preferences". Under the tab "Basic settings" you have the option "Start EOS Utility automatically when the camera is conneted"
Works great :)

Problem is if i have the camera connected and on... the EU shuts off. I can start it with the camera connected and off, but if I turn it on EU shuts downs. When I turn on the camera with EU OFF, it tires to load EU but then nothing.... it shuts down after a certain point. I even tired blowing it away and reinstalling it, same issues. Im using a Mac with Mountain Lion, and i updated the 1Dx to the current firmware.


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Sep 02, 2012 17:01 |  #1839

Playing around tonight with the AI in low light conditions, first body where AI actually works in low light, not perfect my any imagination, but at least you now have some chance to nail some movement in poor light.

had to Blur the BW image as after resizing I felt it was actually over sharp. Colour ISO 12800, BW ISO 25600

Took around 100 images and 1DX did ok for slight movement holding the focus as the kitten moved around, but once it started running tracking would not stay locked at all, though lets face it a kitten is not exactly slow lol with a 135mm L just get into min focus so quick.
Still impressed never actually got any Canon camera to track in this poor light, or even really lock focus fast enough before the kitten moves (other kittens in the past)


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Sep 02, 2012 17:03 |  #1840

Not sure he likes you. Both poses appear as he wants to rip your heart out and eat it. So I suppose that kind of raw killer emotion is wonderfully captured.




  
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Sep 02, 2012 17:07 |  #1841

heh, actually kitten is really gentle, it is the fact I am holding a paper ball in one hand above my head to attract her attention, and holding camera in other other hand.

Please with the results tbh really not very easy to capture images of a kitten in the running around at 100mph all the time, just need more light to get her in full motion, and space


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Sep 02, 2012 18:31 |  #1842

PUREVIL wrote in post #14939189 (external link)
Problem is if i have the camera connected and on... the EU shuts off. I can start it with the camera connected and off, but if I turn it on EU shuts downs. When I turn on the camera with EU OFF, it tires to load EU but then nothing.... it shuts down after a certain point. I even tired blowing it away and reinstalling it, same issues. Im using a Mac with Mountain Lion, and i updated the 1Dx to the current firmware.

OK. To my knowledge there were som issues with EOS Utility and Mac.
I don't know if Canon have worked it out yet... Go check for any updates


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Sep 02, 2012 18:32 |  #1843

I spent most of the afternoon at the auto x testing out the camera and practicing panning..... im happy with these pics but I know I could do better. I noticed parts would be sharp, while other parts of the car wouldnt be.... what would cause that? I wish I would have tired more settings, but there is always another day. I gotta keep practicing panning! Here are some of my favs, the rest will be at the link at the end.

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Sep 02, 2012 18:33 |  #1844

Candersson wrote in post #14939526 (external link)
OK. To my knowledge there were som issues with EOS Utility and Mac.
I don't know if Canon have worked it out yet... Go check for any updates

I tired looking for updates for the EU but I couldn't find anything thus far... so if any other mac users know where its at can you please PM me a link or something? Thanks!!!


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Sep 02, 2012 18:36 |  #1845

Purevil depends what shutter speed you were using, if very slow, any movement of the car i.e. suspension going up and down will make that area oof due to shutter lag (Speed)


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