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Canon 1DX MkII in the Hands of Local Photographers

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Canon 1DX MkII in the Hands of Local Photographers

Local Photographer GB Jordaan took the Canon 1DX MkII for a spin

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot two rugby games with the new Canon 1DX Mk II.

As I am not very ‘technically’ orientated so I will only give feedback on the basic features I am looking for in a professional camera, specifically one used for sporting events.

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Bulls and Sharks

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Lions and Cheetahs

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

ISO

Shooting at Loftus and Ellispark under heavy flood lights usually requires an ISO setting of 2000 when you’re shooting at a shutter speed of 1/1000 at an aperture of f/2.8.  Unfortunately this didn’t really put the camera’s ISO to a real test, however, I can say that the results were outstanding at a ISO setting of 2000.

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Bulls and Sharks

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Lions and Cheetahs

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

Focus Tracking

The feature that most impressed me has to be the focus tracking.  I wouldn’t exaggerate when I say that the focus tracking is at least 70% better than the 1DX.  The tracking seems to grab the subject and just doesn’t let go!  Due to the operators error, I did miss a few shots but it was far less than I am used to.

I can also boast about the fact that the focus point is lit up again, as was the case with the 1D MkIV which makes it even easier to hit a moving subject.

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Lions and Cheetahs

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

Conclusion

To conclude, the Canon 1DX MkII is a workhorse of note.  A definite step up from its predecessor with such a huge leap forward it’s sure to bring new dimension to the serious professional photographers results.

There was however, one negative… a BIG one…  I had to give it back!!

Just want to thank Canon South Africa and Outdoorphoto for this neat opportunity.

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Lions and Cheetahs

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

Taking the 1DX MkII for a test, shooting a rugby game between the Lions and Cheetahs

Photo Credit – GB Jordaan

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Outdoorphoto is a photography specialist shop in Pretoria, South Africa. We love everything photography and that enthusiasm spills over to our community. We love writing and sharing interesting stories and news about photography and about ourselves with people with a passion for this lifestyle. Outdoorphoto has a beautiful online shop as well as a mega store in Garsfontein Drive, Pretoria. We not only sell cameras and other photographic gear, but also offer equipment rentals. We also have a massive community with a forum and photo galleries where our community family share and discuss their passion.

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