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Mar 10, 2016 22:24 as a reply to  @ post 17931173 |  #1081

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Mar 10, 2016 22:25 |  #1082

And if you don't have access to a vehicle, there's always solar chargers.

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Mar 10, 2016 22:28 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #1083

There is a DC cord you can get that powers the lc e4 charger.


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Mar 10, 2016 22:30 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #1084

Good point. But if the batteries will hold their charge while lying fallow for 3 weeks I'll just take several extra batteries and be done with it.
I've goofed with solar chargers and you either need a big one or many smaller ones linked to get anywhere fast.

So what are the 1D battery charging options via 12v vehicle? That might be lighter than solar....and that's assuming the Sun is on my side.
Like I mentioned, no hurry just thinking ahead.


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Mar 10, 2016 22:32 |  #1085

While we're on the topic of batteries, I'm assuming 3rd party options aren't available for the 1D series? I just noticed that an extra battery will set me back $169. Yikes!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_lp_e4n_battery​_pack.html (external link)

And then I noticed how much the battery charger costs. Ridiculous!

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Sheesh.

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Mar 10, 2016 22:37 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #1086

Awesome, I didn't realize.
That solves many problems.

Yep the new batteries are expensive but for once in a lifetime trip sometimes you have to pony up.
And this trip (if it happens of course) will force me to do landscape with the 1DXii. I'm only going to
carry one body and do the best I can with it.


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Mar 10, 2016 22:42 |  #1087

I think you'll do pretty darn good with it. ;-)a

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Mar 10, 2016 22:49 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #1088

Thanks Bryan, haven't done any landscapes for quite a while...not the focus though, that will be golden eagles
but there are landscapes there.....and that brings me back to my belief/hope that the 1DXii has a Sony influenced
sensor because landscapes love dynamic range eh.

Reminds of yet another throw-back question. Seems I read that the image quality of the 1DX was/is better than the
5Diii....did I actually read that somewhere? If so how is that?


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Mar 10, 2016 22:58 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #1089

Subtly better perhaps. In my short few months with the 1DX I really appreciated its images vs 5D III. I don't know, I just felt the 1DX seemed to have cleaner images.

If I wasn't such a resolution hog I would be all over this camera. It is so tempting to just sell out and get this thing...especially if that sensor is as special as we are hoping it is. I have been wanting to do some video for long time and the video aspect of the 1DX II is uniquely appealing to me as a single shooter.


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Mar 10, 2016 23:16 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #1090

David you have A7Rii, why even consider 1DXii for video having that Sony? Touch screen maybe?
Doesn't your 5Dsr do 4K? I should know that answer but don't.
A buddy of mine is bringing out a product and Poof and I are going to make him a video....when that time
comes I'll compare the A7Rii with the 1DXii for this vid project.
We've got FZ1000 and GX8 which are no slobs at 4K but which will be the most user friendly---my money is on the
Lumixs just for the tilt/swivel screens.

I never could get into the 5Diii.
If I needed fast I'd grab the 7Dii.
If I needed FF I'd grab the 6D and I always believed the 6D better (slightly so) ISO wise.
So the 5Diii went the way of the Dodo in my world.
The 1Div was my gateway into 1D and admit I like the handling. Big weight penalty but I'm not backpacking with it!

But it was the 1Div that taught me that it's not all about megapixels, not in the least.


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Mar 11, 2016 02:23 |  #1091

5DIII is/was a great camera but could not keep up with the 1Dx for high ISO goodness, at ISO3200-10k it was always a stop behind, after that it loses more. Just more pixels and probably some Canon written virus holding the lower model back ;) but the 6D is still the better sensor, even better than the 1Dx when images are re-sampled down. Go figure.

The nice thing about the 5DIII over the 1Dx was the shutter noise, very quiet and I loved the silent continuous mode, the 1Dx fails at that and I often find shy creatures running for cover, even at 3fps.

The 1DxII addresses many problems but I am not willing to pay 6k for them fixing :| but I look forward to the 5D4/x if the sensor tech is moving on.


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Mar 11, 2016 05:29 |  #1092

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17931115 (external link)
I bought into the hype as soon as I figured either a Sony sensor, or some serious Sony involvement....whether Canon fanboys
want to admit that or not matters not to me. I know Canon won't admit it and that matters to me just as much.

There was a good post (earlier in this thread, IRC) pointing out that Samsung have just released their S7 phone... with a Sony sensor... with Dual Pixel AF. Interestingly, Samsung's blurb for the phone even alludes to it (Dual Pixel) previously only being available on some DSLRs. The poster wondered if there'd been some cross-licensing between Sony and Canon (on chip ADC in exchange for Dual Pixel).

I've never seen any evidence to support or deny that thought, but it's certainly interesting. Regardless, I'm after an S7 for the AF, and hoping the next 5D will match the apparent low ISO DR improvements of the 1Dx II ;-)a (and 28 megapickles would also be very nice, thank you)


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Mar 11, 2016 06:18 |  #1093

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David you have A7Rii, why even consider 1DXii for video having that Sony? Touch screen maybe?

Touch screen absolutely...the ability of the camera operator to effectively rack focus without expensive and clunky add-ons.

Doesn't your 5Dsr do 4K? I should know that answer but don't.

No 4K on the 5DS R. It is actually even a step back from the 5D III as a video camera. That was and is fine with me because it is a stills focused camera. My only complaint with it as a stills cam is I wish it had better dynamic range, although it is generally surprisingly adequate and certainly a nice upgrade from the 5D III.


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Mar 11, 2016 08:45 |  #1094

Wedding togs....Caution....DON​T READ....unless you have room on your Credit card :p

Jeff Ascough just posted on Canon Europe's page

1Dx2 real world use at a wedding. AF is amazing according to Jeff. So much that he has one on order and he is going to put of with weight. 12800 completely usable file as a straight off jpeg. look at the last shot F/3.5 1/500 at 6400 ISO. That tells me F/2.5 at 25000 will be a very usable file. Now put in a speedlight at 1/128 or a video light and you can see whay im so darn excited about the camera. lastly, 2nd shot with a 70-200 and available light only......wow

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Mar 11, 2016 08:47 |  #1095

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While we're on the topic of batteries, I'm assuming 3rd party options aren't available for the 1D series? I just noticed that an extra battery will set me back $169. Yikes!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_lp_e4n_battery​_pack.html (external link)

And then I noticed how much the battery charger costs. Ridiculous!

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …charger.html/pr​m/alsVwDtl (external link)

Sheesh.

Bryan

I bought the canon battery for a spare. get the red line one. Its made for the new body and its only $10.00 more than the one for the original 1Dx1


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