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Canon EOS-1D X Field Review
FM member Arash Hazeghi, posted a field test on the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR. The review is very informative and the photos presented are equally great.

Here is an excerpt from his conclusion:

"The EOS 1DX is the new flagship professional DSLR from Canon and it well deserves the title. It is a solid improvement over the EOS 1D Mark IV in overall image quality, high ISO performance, dynamic range, speed of operation, buffer capacity, storage interface, controls and a surprisingly significant improvement in AI-servo performance for flight photography."

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Jan 06, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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Thank you.


Jan 05, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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Thanks


Jan 05, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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Nice article with nice photo examples. On the AF section it would be interesting to get your impressions of the different AF cases and which one you used.
Mike



Jan 05, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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Hey Mike thanks

The AF cases don't really apply to BIF much, Canon optimized these scenarios for particular types of sports but wild birds are too erratic to fit into a few categories.

The settings that matter most are the AI-servo tracking sensitivity (read re-focus delay) which I set to slowest and the expansion pattern which depends on the bird and background.

I can't say the rest of the settings made a big difference, the focus point switching delay might make a small difference but I have to experiment more to confirm that.




Jan 06, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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Ari, you have the cameras identified incorrectly on the side by side photo showing the top of of each.


Jan 06, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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Very nice review, and beautiful captures, especially of the kestrel. For those of us who are stuck for now with the 5D III, would you be willing to say what you think are the optimal settings of the AF system for BIF?


Jan 06, 2013 at 01:31 AM
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thanks for the review!!


Jan 06, 2013 at 01:51 AM
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Thks so much for this fine report Ari !!!!!

Leon



Jan 06, 2013 at 01:51 AM
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dwweiche wrote:
Ari, you have the cameras identified incorrectly on the side by side photo showing the top of of each.


Thanks! corrected



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kevinsullivan wrote:
Very nice review, and beautiful captures, especially of the kestrel. For those of us who are stuck for now with the 5D III, would you be willing to say what you think are the optimal settings of the AF system for BIF?


same as 1DX

AI - servo tracking sensitivity set to slowest

use expansion (8-points) or (4-points when BG is too busy or if bird is small in the frame).




Jan 06, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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same as 1DX

Thanks for this. --Kevin



Jan 06, 2013 at 05:03 AM
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These BIFs are ludicrous. Nice shots.



Jan 06, 2013 at 05:57 AM
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Thank you - nice review.


Jan 06, 2013 at 06:09 AM
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Thanks Arash Hazeghi (and Fred)!

Very interesting and informative review. It was quite interesting to read your impressions on the AI Servo drive speed on the 5D Mark III vs EOS-1D X and the fact that the focus speed is still so fast with an extender mounted. Good times!



Jan 06, 2013 at 09:24 AM
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How does a 135mm shot on a 1.29x crop camera have the same FOV as a 200mm shot on a FF? This would give 1D X an advantage over and above it's extra 2MP in a non-FL scenario. Should have been ~153mm for 1D IV.

Just awesome bird photography Arash - you should label that series - Orkestral manoeuvres.



Jan 06, 2013 at 09:28 AM
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Great camera & great photographer!


Jan 06, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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A very considered and informative review - thanks for an enjoyable read.

Paul.



Jan 06, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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cputeq wrote:
These BIFs are ludicrous. Nice shots.



No kidding! I was ducking so I wouldn't get hit,thought one was flying right toward me.

DEFINITELY getting a 1DX in 2016.



Jan 06, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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outlawyer wrote:
No kidding! I was ducking so I wouldn't get hit,thought one was flying right toward me.

DEFINITELY getting a 1DX in 2016.




Yeah, by that time I MIGHT be able to afford one. Excellent review and truly superb photography. One side benefit for me is that you've identified things I've noticed about my 1DIV that I had attributed to my technique or lack thereof. There are clearly times (in nighttime bad light sports) when I've noticed the OOF frame in a burst and the slowing of fps.

Thanks much,

Robert



Jan 06, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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