Canon EOS-1D X EURO 2012 – Sample shots

A few days ago, we got the chance to use a brand new Canon EOS-1D X with the new Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM II and Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS USM II lenses to shot at EURO 2012 soccer matches.

We are familiar with using the Canon 7D for sports photography — which is great — but the 1D X is a star-ship compared to it.

You may certainly say that the 1D X is in a class of its own. The speed of this DSLR is amazing! By speed we don’t only mean shutter speed and auto focus, but also the response speed of the interface.

Below are 100% crops (600×600 pixels). The thumbnails of the original (non-cropped) images can be viewed in the top left corner just to give you an idea of how small the part of the full-sized photo is that you are looking at.

Photos are directly from the camera (i.e. without any post processing). DSLR Settings were: without noise reduction (NR set to OFF) and sharpness set to 4 from 7.

 

Canon 1D X, EF 500mm L f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 3200, f/4 Original Photo

 

Canon 1D X, EF 500mm L f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 3200, f/4 Original Photo

 

Canon 1D X, EF 200mm, 1/640, ISO 2000, f/4 Original Photo

 

Canon 1D X, EF 500mm L f/4.0, 1/1000, ISO 3200, f/4 Original Photo

Download full size (5184×3456) JPG images compressed in RAR here

Not to mention that the 1D X can capture 12 fps vs the 7D’s 8 fps, which is so fast that you won’t miss a thing! For instance, with the 1D X you can capture 3 photos of a player heading the soccer ball compared with 1 photo on a 7d.  The AF is also much faster than on the 7D, so you can get a better chance of getting your images focused in a shorter amount of time.

 

EOS 1D X with 500mm f/4L IS USM II
EOS 1D X with 500mm f/4L IS USM II Original Photo
EOS 1D X with 500mm f/4L IS USM II
EOS 1D X with 500mm f/4L IS USM II Original Photo

Enjoy the full resolution JPEG sample photos here: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II and Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II)

Check out rest of the 1DX pictures on KL-photo facebook page.

About ivan

Ivan is a freelance photographer, an adventure traveler and a car enthusiast. Besides driving all around the continent and taking car shots, he enjoys action photography and has been a part of many sporting events in Europe.

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