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April 8, 2014
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Canon EOS-1D X vs Nikon D4S Comparison Video (DigitalRev)

Here is a 7 minutes video full of he usual humour we know coming from DigitalRev’s Kai that compares the not so new Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs) to Nikon’s new flagship, the 4DS (price & specs). In their own words:

We test the very best of Nikon against the apex of Canon, to answer the most important question – which one is better? The two years old battle-tested magnificent Canon 1D X or the all new all powerful Nikon D4S?

[via PetaPixel]

April 4, 2014
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Do The Canon EOS-1D X (and 1D C) Have An Autofocus Issue In Cold Weather?

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It seems they have, at least the Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs). And since the EOS-1D C shares the same mechanical structure of the mirror box, the EOS-1D C may be affected too.

That’s what Canon Rumors is reporting, both in their forum and citing a notice they got from an anonymous source. Note that there is no official Canon statement so far. The notice, which looks pretty much like an internal memo and dates back to 2013, says:

Symptom:
Camera “does not autofocus”, “does not search in AF”, or “does not focus in AF search” depending on the reporter or the camera settings; specifically, the focus cannot be achieved in low temperatures (under 0 degree Celsius).

Cause:
This phenomenon is due to the Locking Claw of the Sub Mirror (mirror for AF) going over the Locking Pin. The Sub Mirror’s angle becomes deviated and the light rays for AF does not fall on the AF sensors, causing the “does not autofocus” phenomenon.

Reading the rest of the text it seems as if Canon knows of the issue. There are two passes that are significant:

If the user complains about this specific phenomenon (does not autofocus in low temperature), replace the Mirror Box Ass’y with the ones to be shipped in the future (CY3-1661-010 or CY3-1687-010)

and

Handling of general repairs: If the user does not mention this phenomenon, please handle as normal repair.

Which simply means Canon will not recall the affected batches but rather repair them only if the customer reports the issue. Let’s wait for an official Canon advisory.

[via CR]

March 31, 2014
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Deal: Canon EOS-1D X – $5680

 

EOS-1D X Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $5,679.99.Free shipping in the US. Usual price is $6799.

Product description and specifications after the break.

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February 28, 2014
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Deal: Canon EOS-1D X – $5680

 

Canon EOS-1D X Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $5,679.99.Free shipping in the US.

Compare to $6799.

February 18, 2014
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Canon Dominates World Press Photo Award

This is a pretty interesting infographic made by the people at hastalosmegapixeles. The graphic shows a breakdown of the cameras used for the World Press Photo 2014 awards, won by Canon photographer John Stanmeyer. Canon dominates.

58% of the cameras used are Canon cameras, 28% are Nikon cameras. Canon is prominent with the Canon EOS-1D X (8%), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (7%), and even with the relatively old Canon EOS 5D Mark II (7%). No surprise here: Canon rules the professional photographers world.

Nice to see that an entry-level camera, the Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D, is also part of the game (1%). The original article (translated) claims that 86% of the winners used Canon gear, but I can not see it in the info graphic. Finally, there is still people using film (2%), and mirrorless cameras do not appear to play any role (3%), but some are using compact cameras (2%).

[via The Phoblographer]

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February 14, 2014
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Deal Warning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III ($2777) and Canon EOS-1D X ($5650)

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Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitidigital (99.4% positive ratings) has two very good deals that are live now and probably won’t last long:

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