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| p.2 #7 · Canon 1DX and Zeiss lenses |
Lars Johnsson wrote:
1dx +manual focus ? seriously ? If I want manual focus, I would rather shoot rangefinder.
Know what you mean. That thought bugged me for a few days until I realized that the new AF was incredibly accurate letting me focus confirm focus even on BIF successfully. LW on BIF was no success
Furthermore I donīt _want_ manual focus, I want Zeiss IQ. As every lens I use except the 400TAT is MF, the accurate focus confirm is a huge step forward.
I would love RF for the size, but I suspect that the 1DX just might be slightly more durable than the Leica M9.
I shoot with 5dmkiii and Leica M6. Whenever I want to shoot manually, I go with rangefinder system because it is made for shooting manually.
I now have some Zeiss ZM glasses 21, 35, 50 and they are as good as ZE glasses I owned before. The Zeiss microcontrast signature is still there at much more manageable size. I had a huge ergonomic issue with shooting manually with Zeiss glasses on a big Canon DSLR before. It is just awkward to shoot on a fly and people are just appalled when you point the thing at them.
The whole thing is just huge and that is with 5dmk ii. I can't imagine how can I go on shooting street with the beastly 1dX and Zeiss 21 Distagon.
Honestly since 1Dx is not exactly a bargain camera here so finance is probably not a constraint to move to a M system. I bet some of you here will eventually realize that and make a move. 1DX is a great camera but it is not born for manual shooting.
Yes the 1DX is a rather big camera. But using the 1DX for AF and a rangefinder for MF would make it even more heavy and big. And I don't like to move to a M system. Do you like to move to the 1DX ?
I started a thread about how the MF with the 1DX and Zeiss lenses has improved.
And every post you make is that we should stop using the 1DX camera because you like rangefinder cameras !!!!
Interesting. Actually, this is how I shoot now. 1DX with 70-200 and longer lenses for the benefit of AF/IS. M9 with 12-90mm lenses for benefit of outstanding w/a & normal performance in a very small package where MF is not a deficit compared to AF. In fact, until the 1DX's improved AF precision, I'd say my MF M9 results were more consistent than w/a AF. It's one reason I went with a rangefinder, because it's extremely easy to focus w/a lenses quickly and accurately by eye. I was considering adding a few ZE lenses to my kit, but the thought of the size and weight, in addition to my existing set of L primes and zooms, really turned me off. But this is me, which I accept is not what others will want. FWIW, I will often go out with both systems for the benefits each offers. The size/weight of the M9 & 3 or 4 lenses is less than bringing another 1D body and lens. To me at least, this combo makes a lot of sense.