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| p.1 #9 · Unscientific 1DX vs 5D3 high ISO test |
mohamed alfari wrote:
Don't want to change the subject but, Stan whats your first impression of the 1DX? and the pancake?
See, my mental state right now is such that after having owned the camera for about 16 hours, it has 166 shots on the clicker. Most of it was by pressing the trigger to listen to the sound. I basically just attached the (old, vastly superior E1!) hand strap, set up the custom functions, and put it on the desk.
Having used it back in April, I know it will get the job done. I hate the AF superimposed display, which is equally braindead as the one the 5D3, and makes me really angry. The AF points are equally invisible as on the 5D3. Who approved this should be kicked.
The AF is fine, too. The only moving test subject I had today was a friend at a bar, who got subjected to five frames, while moving, did I mention at a bar with appropriate light, with the pancake. Not your ideal conditions; they all turned out well.
The image quality is butter smooth. Again, not a surprise, I shot it a while back. I thought to myself that ISO 1600 looks on it as good as ISO 100 on the 7D. I know that's not true, but from when I used the 7D on a number of occasions, it sure feels like it. It's definitely as clean as ISO 200 (maybe even 100) on the original 1Ds (don't beat that poor horse).
If you don't see much of a thrill coming from me, it's in part due to where I'm at, and in part due to the fact that I am not your prototypical 1DX customer; I'm your prototypical 1Ds customer. I would have been happier with a 40MP, 5fps 1Ds4, especially if it had focus points that I can actually see at night. I am sure I'll use the 12fps on my kids some day. I'm also pretty sure it will be a complete waste The "speed limiter" setting is on My Menu for sure.
As for the pancake: It's insanely adorable. For $200, it's insanely good, too. But for someone who has the 24L2, 35L, 50L, 85L2, 16-35L2, 24-70L I am also not sure what I will be actually using it for. Optically, it beats the crap out of the 24-70L for sure. Unlike the 50L, it can focus. Looking at my drawer, I have 40mm covered 3x in a zoom, if you add the 16-35 as a close one then 4x, plus the other primes... I don't remember ever in my life thinking "damn this 35L is nice, I just wish it were slower and smaller".
But it's adorable.