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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Tiderace: ONLY 8 BIT 422 HDMI out folks and no LOG! wow! For me Canon shoots themselves in the foot with separating their DSLR cameras from their cinema line this way. We are BOTH high end professional photographers and videographers. We will NOT buy this camera for this reason. We absolutely love the dual pixel focusing and many aspects of Canon image quality but this is a show stopper for us with this camera. We await the 5D Mark IV and see how limited that one is. It may be time to move to Sony for us. We are seriously considering it.

LOL. Smeagol wants to move to SSSooonnnyyyy.....

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Ilvez: Gradual but probably worthwhile updates for the pros who really need it.

It remains to be seen how the AF compares against D5 in real life. As expected from preliminary reviews, across the frame tracking is not so good but it seems that 1DxII is using "invisible" AF area (subject area detection), which greatly exceeds the D5 one:

kaurilves.com/public_html/clients/1DxII.jpg

Dual-pixel AF also enables servo AF in all video modes, which must be boon to lot of the videographers out there.

Most importantly - it has the anti-flicker shooting, which alone could be a deal maker against the D5 for the sport shooters.

While the updates to mk II are definately worthwhile, they are fortunately small enough to keep the 1Dx aftermarket from not crashing :)

Your AF subject tracking tests are laughable, I'm sorry to say. It seems like Nikon told you to test it that way to make it seem that their cameras are way better in AF tracking than Canon ones, which seems odd given the dominance of Canon usage by pros. Nobody moves the camera that way to "track" a static subject. You, the photographer, already know which subject you want to focus on and which part of the subject to lay the AF point on, so why rely on the camera to read your mind on where you want it to focus on? The same thing with moving subjects, no pro shooter leaves the camera on all points auto AF point selection hoping that the camera correctly reads the mind of the shooter's chosen subject. So your tailor-made AF tracking test you posted on YouTube is merely interesting, but it doesn't represent how pros actually use these flagship cameras. I certainly don't "track" my subjects that way, static or moving.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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tassosDA: Well, after the fantastic Nikon D5 now this! Great job Canon, looks like a great camera for pros!!2016 seems like a great year for all of us who love mirrors ;-)
Btw, do the mirrorless fans insist that dslrs are dead??

Oh yeah, because cameras with EVFs that run out of power after 200 shots are much more useful eh... :P

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:03 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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turvyT: If this thing is for pros, does it file your taxes? Does it come with a wifi connection with the IRS? I was about to say that it is barely pocketable and has less Mp's than my pool keeper's Casio, but I refrained myself. Excuses all the way. It's just that the lack of retro style, the contemporary lettering of "Canon" and the absence of a mode dial awakes weird impulses in me.

You must be new to SLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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alcaher: Im a nikon Dx user... I think this is great news for sport shooters, i think with the introduction of the d5 and 1dx 2, people will be happy staying with the brand and system they are using now. We wont seealot of people switching to nikon because of the d5 or viceversa (nikon to canon)

The great news for aps-c canon users is the posibility that in the future canon will include many of 1dx 2 top features to the 7d3, something like nikon is doing with te d500. That would keep the competition improving even more , not only their flagships cameras but also other models.

But if we want to proclame a winner on paper..... Then the 1dx2 won, not by a big margin but won.

Finally, a sensible reply from a Nikon owner. Hats off to you sir! Most of your fellow Nikon owners don't seem to know how to count or use their gear properly.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 18:00 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Raziel Orlando: The D5 seems to be more exciting for me than this 1DXII .

Oh, yeah, because having mostly inferior specs is really more exciting isn't it? :P No wonder Nikon has a significantly lower share of the pro market since 1987.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:58 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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cinemascope: #brute-force-landscapes #machine-gun-portraiture #take-no-prisoners-weddings #gorillas-in-flight #boardroom-candids #oomph-bling-bang

This is not Twitter kiddo. #PWNZ0R3D!!11

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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Tiderace: ONLY 8 BIT 422 HDMI out folks and no LOG! wow! For me Canon shoots themselves in the foot with separating their DSLR cameras from their cinema line this way. We are BOTH high end professional photographers and videographers. We will NOT buy this camera for this reason. We absolutely love the dual pixel focusing and many aspects of Canon image quality but this is a show stopper for us with this camera. We await the 5D Mark IV and see how limited that one is. It may be time to move to Sony for us. We are seriously considering it.

The pompous "We". The multiple voices in your head do not count as separate persons! :P j/k

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:53 UTC
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Hugo808: Why does anyone think they need exposure compensation in M mode? Think about it.....

But disabling it seems pedantic.

What you need is an Sv mode (Sensitivity Value), for ISO priority. Also, TAv Mode, where you select Aperture & Shutter speed and the cam selects the appropriate ISO.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (623 comments in total)
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LJ - Eljot: 1.:
No, you must be wrong with that. "The speed of the Ethernet port has been increased from 100Mbps to 330Mbps" That makes no sense. There is no 330Mbps ethernet standard. And also the 1D X has gigabit ethernet.

2.:
"the +/- exposure compensation button on the top plate doesn't work in M mode" congratulations Canon! That is wtf, even with a prototype model. This will be fixed in production hopefully.

3.:
"reverting to the older packs will see the maximum continuous shooting rate from from 14 fps (with 16 fps in live view) back to the 12/14 fps rate offered by the original 1D X" Because the older battery does not have enough power for the motor to advance the film fast enough? I don't get it.

And that's why your cameras last only 200 shots. :P

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
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Robert Holloway: As an ex Canon user I worry for them. I am sure this camera is an evolution and will be well received by pro sports shooters. I cannot imagine anyone outside that group being excited about this as a new piece of kit.

I have no idea if it will pull Nikon shooters into the canon fold, I doubt it, when the cost of changing is considered.

I'd love to hear why someone would leave the Canon 5D path and jump into this, versus wait for the 5D4. I doubt it.

I shot Canon for 37 years and this feels like a dinosaur for the enthusiast market.

No joy in this post, just a feeling of... really?
Rob

Same thing with a current pro Canon user when he sees a D5, "wow, they finally caught up to the 1DX after 4 years, good for them." The 1DX2 just moved the goal posts farther again.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:24 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: 4K video with an OVF ? I would much prefer a high resolution 2.3-4.4 mp EVF. but this looks like the best DSLR for video so far.

An EVF that is noisy when you're shooting in lowlight??? An EVF that is laggy when you're shooting anything that moves??? An EVF that runs out of power just when the interesting stuff starts happening???

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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Poweruser: Silly behemoth.

N00bs. Clearly you're all new to using real cameras. Those monochrome LCDs are there because it saves power when checking frequently checked info. Lighting up the main LCD for basic shooting info is stupid & a waste of power. And those dials & levers are more reliable and can be operated by feel, these aren't for kiddies who think toy touchscreens should be used everywhere... Go back to your kiddie toys noobs.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
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Prestidigitator: (continuing...)
External flashguns from Nikon & others have had colored filters built-in for years already; Canon doesn't bother w/ that silliness because they know real pros either shoot RAW and can change their White Balance at will anytime they want, or, they know (and *should know*) that the color temperature for flashes was selected that way to give the most neutral color balance for flash exposures for the greatest number of lighting situations. In any case, color temperature is a bigger concern for ambient (no flash) lighting where you have no control of the location, number, color temperature & intensity of light sources. Jeez, as if the target market for these iFruitcakes even care, much less understand, what white balance & color temperatures are about before they shoot those self-indulgent "photos" they upload to Instagram.

Also, iFruitcake moron n00b, read up about the SJ-900 Color Filter Set that comes with every SB-900, or the optional SJ-3 Color Filter Set, etc. You're the certifiable n00b since you only joined DPR in 2012, so maybe you should stay at the kid's table while the adults are talking.

ATTENTION: JDThomas the iFruitcake n00b just got massively 0wnz0red!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:47 UTC
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Prestidigitator: (continuing...)
External flashguns from Nikon & others have had colored filters built-in for years already; Canon doesn't bother w/ that silliness because they know real pros either shoot RAW and can change their White Balance at will anytime they want, or, they know (and *should know*) that the color temperature for flashes was selected that way to give the most neutral color balance for flash exposures for the greatest number of lighting situations. In any case, color temperature is a bigger concern for ambient (no flash) lighting where you have no control of the location, number, color temperature & intensity of light sources. Jeez, as if the target market for these iFruitcakes even care, much less understand, what white balance & color temperatures are about before they shoot those self-indulgent "photos" they upload to Instagram.

Hey n00b, your iFruitcake's pseudo-flash has a 3-foot working range, so only morons like you think that 2-tone flash would actually "color-balance" anything aside from selfies with NPD like you. Welcome to the real world where the Inverse Square Law rules, fruitcake boy.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:40 UTC
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VadymA: Larger sensor, larger pixels, faster lens, two-tone flash, instant multiple exposures, 10 frames per second burst, panorama with adjustable exposure, slow-mo video, very clever processing - I think it will be a great snap tool.

Perfect snap toy that would be further ruined down the line by Instagram & Hipstamatic "filters".

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:28 UTC
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Magnus3D: Thanks but no thanks, i'm not buying into the hype. I will rather pickup the Nokia Lumia 1020 as it is simply a better device and camera.

I smell RDF-flavored BS. What, pray tell, is horrible with the WP8 OS, aside from the built-in M$ hate from people who have never used it. I have used it extensively and it is in many ways streets ahead of that crApple iOS which can't multitask until now.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:27 UTC
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Tyrant70: So Apple didn't chase the MP rabbit down the hole. Out of all the sites that I thought would understand the Apple strategy of a bigger aperture, better low light performance, and better image quality I thought that DPR would understand.

Is the Iphone gonna perform better than a DSLR? no

Is it gonna be there when you need it and give you good results? Yes.

I prefer Apple to keep the MP at 8 and work on the aperture and low light performance with something that will work when I need it. Do I think they went far enough? no I would have liked for them to have given us more control with iso, shutter, and f stops and possibly a raw output, however, that really isn't Apple is it.

but by all means lets look at specs and fret over it not having higher a MP or it being on the bleeding edge.

Where is the icon with a shaking head.

Where is the icon for the crApple iFanb0i apologist post alert???

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2013 at 12:24 UTC
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vFunct: dSLR photographers are dorks. REAL photographers know how to use an iPhone to take a professional photo.

The source for this "drivel", n00b, is logic, common sense & photographic experience. You don't even know what IQ means, so all these discussions are above your IQ.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:09 UTC
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OvinceZ: The discussions here mention the sensor size but what about the tiny lenses? Both contribute to IQ. We will have to wait for a few years before there is true convergence with mobile phones and cameras. We have a long way to go. The Nokia 808 was a giant step in the right direction but they made two steps backwards with the 1020. Smaller lens and sensor.
The iphone is not in the race anymore. The latest iphone and iPad are gradual improvements but nothing compelling to purchase. Not by me, anyway.
The reality is we will have to accept thicker phones if we want the best IQ. Thicker phones = bigger lenses and sensors.

LOL. This is a photo gear site. IQ in this site's context means Image Quality. Welcome to DPR n00b. :P

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:06 UTC
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