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| p.8 #11 · 5D mark III "Stock Delayed" |
Although it isn't actually confirmed that the 1DX is the exact same (some people in the older threads on this AF illumination topic had thought that when they played with the 1DX at trade shows that it was different), I still am really surprised with the how this issue was never brought up (or at least rarely brought up) over the last 3 years. The 7D has sold in huge numbers and a lot of serious amateurs and even professionals have used it in some form. To me, I was just really surprised at the large amount of complaints once the 5D3 came out when the 7D seemed to be successful. Again, I can only attribute it to people using the 7D as an action, more outdoor type camera and maybe the people like myself who used it as a general camera weren't shooting in the challenging indoor conditions (I rarely do shoot indoors or with flash etc). However, I really don't understand the people complaining about outdoor use at all.
I guess all of Canon's beta testers/pro network that got to use both the 5D3 and 1DX didn't find it enough of a problem.
Also I did discover and mentioned in another thread that there is an extra option in the 1DX AF menu that is for how the lights illuminate. But so far I haven't seen the manual for the 1DX and I haven't seen a picture of what is in that option once selected. But there is that one extra option that hopefully if it is a solution can easily be added to the 5D3 via firmware.
Someone I really wonder about who they use to beta tester. How could not one think to mention that the 5D2 video should have manual controls to begin with? Or that the histogram should be outline so you can see it when shooting outside in the sun (they did finally listen to this with the 5D3 ). etc.
I think they really need to get some perfectionist, pixel-peeper, highly technical testers on board instead of jus tthe usual suspects.
Although it may just be the way they use the testers, often they give them probably partial test bodies and half written firmware and they maybe never have them test it all at once in close to final config until it's too late??
or only ask very specific questions and don't get general input??
of course it also true that it's much easier for 30,000 people to find issues than for 20 people, regardless of who the people are