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Title: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on September 29, 2012, 04:27:19 PM
1 thing that should be added or CHANGED about the 1 D X or tweak to a current awesome feature.


I would make the Focus confirm flash red or addressable color.

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Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 29, 2012, 04:53:43 PM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Pompo on September 30, 2012, 02:23:54 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Pompo on September 30, 2012, 02:25:59 AM
Plus I would like when you assign to the dof preview button the function to change from servo to one shot and viceversa, that once you push the button the af mode switches instead of having to keep that button pressed.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on September 30, 2012, 05:04:42 AM
f/8 lens autofocusing similar to the D4 and D800.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on September 30, 2012, 10:12:34 AM
I know thats odd no F8 on a new sexy camera, where with a 3rd party extender it WORKS F8 AF.



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Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on September 30, 2012, 10:36:21 AM
1.
I would like the option to switch around the order of the main menu's, like have the AF-tab next to My Menu, and the possibllity to have one more My Menu, or being able to add a few more items to the one there is.

2.
I would like red Af-points.

3.
The old 1d4 iso button/placement (although no biggie)

4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.

5. I find reaching the M.fn and dof-preview buttons kind of hard, they should be bigger or closer to the grip for my liking.

6.
More options to customize buttons. (Why can't I set every button to whatever?)

7.
Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.


All of this minus the red-af point wish, is nitpicking. I must say this camera, it's just f@@@ing EPIC!! I have used almost all Canon bodies since the 1ds2 (owned or used) and this is so near perfect it's ridicolous. Like no other Canon before I can catch moments that are completely out of the question for what can be done with AF, and it just does it.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Halfrack on September 30, 2012, 11:48:37 AM
How about writing to the cf cards in a just in case method - even numbered shots to slot A, odd numbered shots to slot B?
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Shawn L on September 30, 2012, 12:03:52 PM
Not sure everyone would find this useful, but a friend's camera has the ability to set minimum shutter speed as a function of focal length (e.g., 1/f). Seems like a big benefit for non-IS lenses. Though, this could just be my lack of skill :)

Shawn L.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on September 30, 2012, 12:05:31 PM


4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.




I thought the 1D X would exceed the 5D II
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on September 30, 2012, 12:24:03 PM


4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.




I thought the 1D X would exceed the 5D II

We all did.

The thing I mean isn't about tracking a subject in lowish light, because the 1d X pretty much destroys everything else there. But in VERY low light (or very low contrast) the 5d2 snaps on and locks focus where the 1d X just hunts and gives in. It's also a problem (just experienced it the other day) that when shooting flash in one shot and trying to lock with AF-assist from the 580 ex II it takes forever to focus. And that wasn't even close to low light... A big problem as it was in a studio setting and I was trying to shoot some white background shots of my kids, and they would just sit and stare at me as I'm trying so hard to get focus, and when I did, they were already fed up and halfway upstairs...
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Richard Lane on September 30, 2012, 12:28:31 PM
I wish that the AF points in the VF would not go to sleep after only 7-8 seconds.  I'm still finding it very annoying that I have to first press AF-on or a half-shutter press, prior to moving the points with the multi-controller, in order to compose quick action shots.  >:(
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: wockawocka on September 30, 2012, 12:49:06 PM
The 1DX does have better low light AF. Just turn the flash IR assist off.

The only thing that I would change is a true silent shutter like the 5D3.

£5000 camera, no proper silent shutter, truly WTF.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on September 30, 2012, 01:11:23 PM
The 1DX does have better low light AF. Just turn the flash IR assist off.

The only thing that I would change is a true silent shutter like the 5D3.

£5000 camera, no proper silent shutter, truly WTF.

It won't lock where the 5d2 does, so, no. I have tried Ai servo, One shot with and without flash. But WHEN the 1d X locks it does track way better and will also not lock unless it is in fact in focus, whereas the 5d2 locks and it can be oof. But in the lowest of light, the 5d2 IS better to lock.

I very much agree with you on the Silent Shutter, the 5d3 is ACTUALLY very useful, whereas the 1d X is just, huh? is that silent?!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Richard Lane on September 30, 2012, 01:59:25 PM
I wouldn't mind being able to add more menu options to "My Menu."  It seems a bit limited, considering all of the features of the camera!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Waterloo on September 30, 2012, 04:17:40 PM
Instead of this for registering a home AF point:

"The process is pretty simple: to memorize an AF point, be sure the camera's not set for Zone AF mode or Automatic AF point selection. Move the active AF point(s) to wherever you'd like to memorize, and press and hold down the rear AF point select button, and simultaneously press the ISO button button (EOS-1D X) or top panel illuminator button (EOS 5D Mark III). "HP" (Home Position) appears briefly in the finder, and the point is now memorized. Repeat the procedure to memorize a different point. (Only one location at a time can be memorized.)"

Why not just navigate to the point you want to register and hit the set button on the back of the camera? The above way is just awkward and I can never remember which top button to use. I have both cameras which makes it even more confusing.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on September 30, 2012, 04:19:42 PM
Still a bit concerned on AF being less than the 5D, did you find a work around, besides recompose?



and how much LOUDER is the 1D X?

thanks guys for replying here.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: paulrossjones on September 30, 2012, 05:43:46 PM

7.
Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.




i discovered that the 1dx takes all the old 1dsmk3 screens- all the EC focusing screens. i used the ec-s in a 1dx and it was soooo nice- i shoot at f1.2 a lot, so this made a massive difference.

- things i would like improved-

1/ magnify button moved back to where it was on the ads.
2/ the lighting up of the focus points made at least twice as bright, this projecting on the focus screen cannot be seen when shooting a lot of subject matter.
3/ clean hdmi out for video
4/ 60fps at 1080p (or 120!)

a more dreaming list-

A/fast wireless tethering
B/a way to shoot that you can have live focus through an external monitor and shoot stills without any delay (its too slow at the moment), better yet, allow one monitor to frame the shot, and allow a second monitor to have the image zoomed 100 percent (great if you can dedicate a focusing person on those real hard focus problems).
C/more focus points spread out wider around the frame. i did a quick look at a whole pile of advertising photos and the focus points where they are now do line up with 60% of the shots i saw. most were outside the focus points in the middle.

paul
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on September 30, 2012, 06:09:47 PM

7.
Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.




i discovered that the 1dx takes all the old 1dsmk3 screens- all the EC focusing screens. i used the ec-s in a 1dx and it was soooo nice- i shoot at f1.2 a lot, so this made a massive difference.

- things i would like improved-

1/ magnify button moved back to where it was on the ads.
2/ the lighting up of the focus points made at least twice as bright, this projecting on the focus screen cannot be seen when shooting a lot of subject matter.
3/ clean hdmi out for video
4/ 60fps at 1080p (or 120!)

a more dreaming list-

A/fast wireless tethering
B/a way to shoot that you can have live focus through an external monitor and shoot stills without any delay (its too slow at the moment), better yet, allow one monitor to frame the shot, and allow a second monitor to have the image zoomed 100 percent (great if you can dedicate a focusing person on those real hard focus problems).
C/more focus points spread out wider around the frame. i did a quick look at a whole pile of advertising photos and the focus points where they are now do line up with 60% of the shots i saw. most were outside the focus points in the middle.

paul

But then you were shooting in M mode, right? Since it's not firmware supported the metering is off. But if you say the metering works as normal, I'm absolutely get one.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 30, 2012, 06:30:39 PM
+1 on the question to Paul - how does the Ec-S affect metering, since that screen is not supported in firmware?  Thanks!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: nikkito on September 30, 2012, 07:09:28 PM
more menu options on "my menu"
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Northstar on September 30, 2012, 08:09:30 PM
Plus I would like when you assign to the dof preview button the function to change from servo to one shot and viceversa, that once you push the button the af mode switches instead of having to keep that button pressed.

Amen...+1 million on the dof
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: curtisnull on September 30, 2012, 10:08:30 PM

and how much LOUDER is the 1D X?



I have both cameras and the 5D3 is considerably more quiet in the silent mode than the 1Dx. It's kind of surprising to me that there is so much difference in the noise level of the silent mode.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: nightbreath on October 01, 2012, 02:34:39 AM
4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.
Did you try the 1D X configuration fix from another topic?
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: wockawocka on October 01, 2012, 04:09:05 AM
I am actually thinking of dropping the 1DX in favour of 2 x 5D3's because of the lack of silent shutter.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: AmbientLight on October 01, 2012, 04:56:19 AM
I admit this is just nitpicking, but I would like the following changes:
1. move protect/voice button in place of the info button,
2. move erase button in place of the protect/voice button and
3. move info button instead of the erase button

Apart from that I would also benefit from autofocus for f8.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on October 01, 2012, 05:18:22 AM
4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.
Did you try the 1D X configuration fix from another topic?

The set it to 10 fps instead of 12? Yeah, I didn't really feel the difference though. But to be honest, the only time I have had trouble is in the studio setting. I didn't have any time, but I'm going back and will try switch off the af assist on my remote flashes and use 5 fps and more af scenarios to see if it gets any better.

If it was any other fixes you meant I would really appreciate a reminder!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: nightbreath on October 01, 2012, 07:45:31 AM
4.
The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.
Did you try the 1D X configuration fix from another topic?

The set it to 10 fps instead of 12? Yeah, I didn't really feel the difference though. But to be honest, the only time I have had trouble is in the studio setting. I didn't have any time, but I'm going back and will try switch off the af assist on my remote flashes and use 5 fps and more af scenarios to see if it gets any better.

If it was any other fixes you meant I would really appreciate a reminder!


Here it is:

Ok so for all those not wanting to read everything here is the conclusion:

Sat with Canon Australia Pro Support this afternoon - which they came to my work after My work hours, sat down for a coffee, gave me a few tips and fixed my problem - I really could not ask for more support from any company! And remember they are from a completely different state then I!!!

Anyways after being schooled on some af config case tweaks we took the cameras into an underground carpark probably a good -1 to -2ev at least.

They tested their camera no issue - passed it to me and it blew me way snap bang locked no issues. They grabbed mine and it went ass up - they couldn't believe it.

Went through all the settings and couldn't work out what it is. So we copied the working 1Dx's config on a memory card and loaded it on mine and it's like a brand new camera - it's like night vision tbh.

So yeah if you are having issues as per below - grab this config file: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33440790/DXSave/WORRKSSS.CSD (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/33440790/DXSave/WORRKSSS.CSD) and load it.

Canon will get back to me as we are unsure if its something funky in the settings or setting screwed up something in servo logic. Either-way I will update this as soon as I am made aware.

Thank You Canon Australia for taking care of Me :)
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: sandymandy on October 16, 2012, 04:55:49 AM
Id change the price so i could afford it  ::)
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Patrick on October 16, 2012, 05:44:27 AM
Id change the price so i could afford it  ::)
+1!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on October 16, 2012, 07:33:48 AM
The camera is a Bit elitist and  i wrestled for a long while to pull the trigger, ill never again have this kind of wad to  blow on it so I did.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: AprilForever on October 16, 2012, 09:06:57 AM
I would make it a 7D mk II.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: wickidwombat on October 18, 2012, 02:04:56 AM
I wish they would sell a version that is 5Dmk3 sized ie no built in grip
everything else the same as the bulky one. these days the bulk is not
as necessary.

But surely it shouldnt be that hard
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: pwp on October 18, 2012, 02:34:47 AM
I wish they would sell a version that is 5Dmk3 sized ie no built in grip
everything else the same as the bulky one. these days the bulk is not
as necessary.

But surely it shouldn't be that hard
Easy done...a hacksaw with a fresh blade or an angle grinder, builders bog, sandpaper, black paint & total confidence....bingo!
Let's practice on my 1DMk2.

-PW
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: pwp on October 18, 2012, 02:45:35 AM
As far as I'm concerned the 1DX is damn near perfect and worthy of the coveted DSLR Gold Standard status.
Just sort the red AF points out for us. The firmware fix sounds like a glass half empty.

Is this a wish list? OK, lose 20% bulk & weight. The 1DX is BIG!

-PW
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: sanj on October 18, 2012, 04:07:08 AM
I wish they would sell a version that is 5Dmk3 sized ie no built in grip
everything else the same as the bulky one. these days the bulk is not
as necessary.

But surely it shouldn't be that hard
Easy done...a hacksaw with a fresh blade or an angle grinder, builders bog, sandpaper, black paint & total confidence....bingo!
Let's practice on my 1DMk2.

-PW

lol
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: sanj on October 18, 2012, 04:10:24 AM
more menu options on "my menu"

Perhaps then "my menu" looses it purpose if it becomes crowded. I think.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on October 18, 2012, 05:15:56 AM
more menu options on "my menu"

Perhaps then "my menu" looses it purpose if it becomes crowded. I think.

At the very least they could've implemented "changing af scenarios" as an option for My Menu.

Question; if I upgrade to the 1.1.1 and don't like it, can I set my camera to function EXACTLY like it is with the 1.0.6?
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 24, 2012, 11:52:00 PM
A lot of the wishlists are already taken care by Canon's latest firmware though my only wishlist isn't yet delivered.  My wishlist is to have a 1DX...  ::)  Actually it's a dream.  ;D
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Chris_prophotographic on October 25, 2012, 02:27:50 AM
become CPS Jason save money
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 25, 2012, 02:43:42 AM
become CPS Jason save money

Yup.  :)  I might go for 5D3 instead.  1DX is so far from my budget.  Maybe if I earn a little bit from my hobby, I'll consider a 1DX. 
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: RLPhoto on October 25, 2012, 12:18:21 PM
Make it $2999.  ::)
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 27, 2012, 12:39:51 AM
Make it $2999.  ::)

If it is, I'd take it in a heartbeat even if I draw the ire of my wife.  Everything be damned but almost nothing can stop me from getting it.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2012, 01:20:22 AM
Sensor pixel density identical to the 1D4. As such the 1DX does not have as much reach as the 1D4.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 27, 2012, 01:32:15 AM
Sensor pixel density identical to the 1D4. As such the 1DX does not have as much reach as the 1D4.

Yup you're correct but IQ is different.  DR is different.  AF is different.  Low-light performance is different.  UWA smallest focal length is different.  I guess it just depends on what type of photos you are shooting.  For most cases 1D4 is enough but 1DX opens a new door to versatility.  That said, for my shooting purposes, 5D3 is enough though I'd prefer a 1DX given an opportunity to grab one.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2012, 02:16:13 AM
I was not pertaining to sensor dimensions. I like it being full frame but I wish it had at least the same pixel density as the 1D4.

As such sports & wildlife photogs will need a longer focal length to get the same framing and fewer pixels to play with. If it was the same as the 1D4 then it wouldnt be that bad.

If they could maintain the IQ improvements then great.

GPS and WiFi would be great. I expect it to be integrated in the 1DX successor.

Sensor pixel density identical to the 1D4. As such the 1DX does not have as much reach as the 1D4.

Yup you're correct but IQ is different.  DR is different.  AF is different.  Low-light performance is different.  UWA smallest focal length is different.  I guess it just depends on what type of photos you are shooting.  For most cases 1D4 is enough but 1DX opens a new door to versatility.  That said, for my shooting purposes, 5D3 is enough though I'd prefer a 1DX given an opportunity to grab one.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 27, 2012, 03:29:40 AM
I was not pertaining to sensor dimensions. I like it being full frame but I wish it had at least the same pixel density as the 1D4.

As such sports & wildlife photogs will need a longer focal length to get the same framing and fewer pixels to play with. If it was the same as the 1D4 then it wouldnt be that bad.

If they could maintain the IQ improvements then great.

GPS and WiFi would be great. I expect it to be integrated in the 1DX successor.

Sensor pixel density identical to the 1D4. As such the 1DX does not have as much reach as the 1D4.

Yup you're correct but IQ is different.  DR is different.  AF is different.  Low-light performance is different.  UWA smallest focal length is different.  I guess it just depends on what type of photos you are shooting.  For most cases 1D4 is enough but 1DX opens a new door to versatility.  That said, for my shooting purposes, 5D3 is enough though I'd prefer a 1DX given an opportunity to grab one.

As somebody with a dedicated hobby of bird photography as yours, I think 1D4 is right to be your choice.  Pixel density-wise, 7D has more pixel density than 1D4.  You might want to look at 7D2 whenever it comes out.  Who knows, it might have a better high ISO performance than the current 7D then it will be your best next camera but if its sensor performance is on the level of 650D then you should stick with APS-H.  I have a feeling though that 1D4 will be the last APS-H of Canon.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2012, 08:47:14 AM
As somebody with a dedicated hobby of bird photography as yours, I think 1D4 is right to be your choice.  Pixel density-wise, 7D has more pixel density than 1D4.  You might want to look at 7D2 whenever it comes out.  Who knows, it might have a better high ISO performance than the current 7D then it will be your best next camera but if its sensor performance is on the level of 650D then you should stick with APS-H.  I have a feeling though that 1D4 will be the last APS-H of Canon.
That's a thought.  ;D

I could also wait for the 5D3 and 1DX successor. I'd get the 5D3 but do not want Canon fixing a perfectly working lens so the IS wouldnt make a weird noise.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 27, 2012, 09:18:00 AM
As somebody with a dedicated hobby of bird photography as yours, I think 1D4 is right to be your choice.  Pixel density-wise, 7D has more pixel density than 1D4.  You might want to look at 7D2 whenever it comes out.  Who knows, it might have a better high ISO performance than the current 7D then it will be your best next camera but if its sensor performance is on the level of 650D then you should stick with APS-H.  I have a feeling though that 1D4 will be the last APS-H of Canon.
That's a thought.  ;D

I could also wait for the 5D3 and 1DX successor. I'd get the 5D3 but do not want Canon fixing a perfectly working lens so the IS wouldnt make a weird noise.

5D3 would be good as an all-purpose body but you'll lose that extra reach.  An ISO of 12800 I think is still usable though so you can add extra reach through extenders but it will set you back a lot of dollars I imagine.  Anyway, I've browsed through your bird shots and it's very good and educational.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2012, 09:59:07 AM
5D3 would be good as an all-purpose body but you'll lose that extra reach.  An ISO of 12800 I think is still usable though so you can add extra reach through extenders but it will set you back a lot of dollars I imagine.  Anyway, I've browsed through your bird shots and it's very good and educational.
The 5D3 actually has more reach than the 1DX. Both are full frame bodies but the 1DX has less pixels. I survived with the 5D2 so follows my being critical with the 1DX.

TCs are ok but you lose stops of light and AF becomes less quick and decisive.

Glad you appreciate the hardwork put into making them. They often get stolen by locals for their advocacies. They often point to budget problems but they have cash to pay their employees, suppliers, vendors and other people.  ;D

Often times they are just plain uncourteous. Upbringing I guess.

Which reminds me. I'll start posting images 800px and smaller.  ;D
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: verysimplejason on October 27, 2012, 07:43:02 PM
5D3 would be good as an all-purpose body but you'll lose that extra reach.  An ISO of 12800 I think is still usable though so you can add extra reach through extenders but it will set you back a lot of dollars I imagine.  Anyway, I've browsed through your bird shots and it's very good and educational.
The 5D3 actually has more reach than the 1DX. Both are full frame bodies but the 1DX has less pixels. I survived with the 5D2 so follows my being critical with the 1DX.

TCs are ok but you lose stops of light and AF becomes less quick and decisive.

Glad you appreciate the hardwork put into making them. They often get stolen by locals for their advocacies. They often point to budget problems but they have cash to pay their employees, suppliers, vendors and other people.  ;D

Often times they are just plain uncourteous. Upbringing I guess.

Which reminds me. I'll start posting images 800px and smaller.  ;D

Also you can add a big watermark or something.    500px is enough for sampling.  Just indicate that you have the raw file should they want to print bigger images.  Some people are really cheap.

I think some birders here are getting the 1DX not so much for resolution but for its very capable AF.  For me, I just want the 5D3 since I'm doing almost any kind of photography that comes to my mind.  :)  Hopefully I'll get it by mid next year.  I want to go to Palawan next year to have some nature photography.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: dolina on October 28, 2012, 03:37:50 AM
They actually reproduce my work with the watermark at the corner. :( Will put a strip right dab center next time so others will know that the work was ripped off.

People think anything on the web is free (see Senator Sotto) and just grab whatever. They fail to see the time, effort and especially money that is put into making these images possible.

Palawan would be a great place to take up nature photography. I have yet to visit.

Also you can add a big watermark or something.    500px is enough for sampling.  Just indicate that you have the raw file should they want to print bigger images.  Some people are really cheap.

I think some birders here are getting the 1DX not so much for resolution but for its very capable AF.  For me, I just want the 5D3 since I'm doing almost any kind of photography that comes to my mind.  :)  Hopefully I'll get it by mid next year.  I want to go to Palawan next year to have some nature photography.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Ewinter on October 04, 2013, 08:12:35 PM
The ability to set a button to jump RIGHT into flash settings.
I can't believe there isn't even the option in the custom functions. You have to jump through like 5 menus to get to the right flash options.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on October 14, 2013, 01:15:19 AM
I would like:

1) Headphone jack
2) USB 3.0 or better.
3) A few more options in the My Menu area.

Can't really think of anything else right now.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: pwp on October 14, 2013, 02:22:07 AM
The ability to set a button to jump RIGHT into flash settings.
I can't believe there isn't even the option in the custom functions. You have to jump through like 5 menus to get to the right flash options.
Set it up as a My Menu item...two clicks

-pw
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: pwp on October 14, 2013, 02:28:22 AM
1. I would like the option to switch around the order of the main menu's, like have the AF-tab next to My Menu, and the possibility to have one more My Menu, or being able to add a few more items to the one there is.

2. I would like red Af-points.

3. The old 1d4 iso button/placement (although no biggie)
4. The same lowlight AF ability of the 5d2.
5. I find reaching the M.fn and dof-preview buttons kind of hard, they should be bigger or closer to the grip for my liking.
6. More options to customize buttons. (Why can't I set every button to whatever?)

7. Support for the EC-S focusing screen. Seeing the dof and focus is a great aid and truly missed from the 5d2.

All of this minus the red-af point wish, is nitpicking. I must say this camera, it's just f@@@ing EPIC!! I have used almost all Canon bodies since the 1ds2 (owned or used) and this is so near perfect it's ridiculous. Like no other Canon before I can catch moments that are completely out of the question for what can be done with AF, and it just does it.

Red AF Points...Hell Yes!
Black AF Points...Epic Fail

-pw
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: JimKarczewski on March 05, 2014, 05:40:25 AM
I was told by Chuck Westfall (the REAL one) that the reason GPS or WiFi was not integrated into the 1Dx is due to the fact it's a 100% Magnesium body, where as the 6D has a plastic top, where they can put the necessary GPS Receivers or Wifi Antenna.  However, I think this is complete BS, they could had added it to the 1Dx and just used the GPS/Wireless port to add an optional antenna when you wanted to use those features.

Also, I suggested that there be some way to playback image annotations, maybe holding down the annotation/lock button for x seconds will start playback.  It's a pain in the a$$ to have record/lock with no quick way to change to playback.  On that note, also allow us to select another button to assign rating to other than voice annotation/lock button.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 05, 2014, 11:22:26 AM
I was told by Chuck Westfall (the REAL one) that the reason GPS or WiFi was not integrated into the 1Dx is due to the fact it's a 100% Magnesium body, where as the 6D has a plastic top, where they can put the necessary GPS Receivers or Wifi Antenna.  However, I think this is complete BS, they could had added it to the 1Dx and just used the GPS/Wireless port to add an optional antenna when you wanted to use those features.

I think it's BS, too.  When I hld my 1D X, my hands aren't touching bare magnesium alloy - I see no reason an antenna could not be positioned outside of the metal chassis and under the plastic/rubber coverings.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on March 05, 2014, 02:53:19 PM
I was told by Chuck Westfall (the REAL one) that the reason GPS or WiFi was not integrated into the 1Dx is due to the fact it's a 100% Magnesium body, where as the 6D has a plastic top, where they can put the necessary GPS Receivers or Wifi Antenna.  However, I think this is complete BS, they could had added it to the 1Dx and just used the GPS/Wireless port to add an optional antenna when you wanted to use those features.

I think it's BS, too.  When I hld my 1D X, my hands aren't touching bare magnesium alloy - I see no reason an antenna could not be positioned outside of the metal chassis and under the plastic/rubber coverings.

Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 19, 2014, 01:17:41 AM
Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on March 19, 2014, 06:03:40 AM
Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)

Not exactly what I meant. I meant that instead of using the Canon Wifi adapter or wifi memory cards, one can insert a battery with built in wifi instead. That way we don't have to add the bulk of the transmitter.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 19, 2014, 06:48:26 AM
Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)

Not exactly what I meant. I meant that instead of using the Canon Wifi adapter or wifi memory cards, one can insert a battery with built in wifi instead. That way we don't have to add the bulk of the transmitter.

Ah ok. Sorry, I misunderstood. Your idea is a very good one, I have no idea whether it is technically possible, or not, but it sounds good.

I would still like Canon to find a way for me to charge my batteries when I am on a pitch or wherever. Maybe a solar charger or something else. I know I could leave the charger and battery plugged into an outlet in the media centre or such like, but quite a few things go walkabout when you do that! It is only really for all day events, but still. I guess I could just buy a third battery.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: AmbientLight on March 20, 2014, 04:14:31 AM
Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

I have not yet ever needed more than the two batteries I have, but it has been very close on one or two occasions. The ability to recharge them using some form of magic like WiFi would be amazing!  8)

Not exactly what I meant. I meant that instead of using the Canon Wifi adapter or wifi memory cards, one can insert a battery with built in wifi instead. That way we don't have to add the bulk of the transmitter.

Ah ok. Sorry, I misunderstood. Your idea is a very good one, I have no idea whether it is technically possible, or not, but it sounds good.

I would still like Canon to find a way for me to charge my batteries when I am on a pitch or wherever. Maybe a solar charger or something else. I know I could leave the charger and battery plugged into an outlet in the media centre or such like, but quite a few things go walkabout when you do that! It is only really for all day events, but still. I guess I could just buy a third battery.

I fear that the idea of using any low output form of providing electricity won't be enough for charging those batteries as used in the 1D-X. You did notice that the charger provided by Canon is not the same as with a 7D or 5D Mark III. Technically I don't believe it is feasible to load those batteries in a reasonable time-frame outside of using a regular power plug. A small solar charger or something like that won't do. A large array of solar panels certainly will do, but then you again will operate within normal conditions, so I don't expect anything you can carry about will do except for that extra battery.

Personally I have never had reason to use more than two batteries with my 1D-X, but perhaps I just don't shoot enough frames and especially videos per day.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 20, 2014, 04:31:15 AM
I fear that the idea of using any low output form of providing electricity won't be enough for charging those batteries as used in the 1D-X. You did notice that the charger provided by Canon is not the same as with a 7D or 5D Mark III. Technically I don't believe it is feasible to load those batteries in a reasonable time-frame outside of using a regular power plug. A small solar charger or something like that won't do. A large array of solar panels certainly will do, but then you again will operate within normal conditions, so I don't expect anything you can carry about will do except for that extra battery.

Personally I have never had reason to use more than two batteries with my 1D-X, but perhaps I just don't shoot enough frames and especially videos per day.

Thanks for the info. I agree with you, and like I said earlier, I have never needed more than two batteries in a day, though it has been close at a few all day sporting events. When that happens I am just a little more careful as the day drags on. A third battery would give me peace of mind for those days I guess, but would not be something I would use an awful lot.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on March 20, 2014, 10:46:43 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
I don't have mine yet (it's coming today or tomorrow), but it would be nice to have 5 or 6 C modes and to be able to label them - Studio, Portrait, Landscape, Action, etc.  Okay I guess that sounds like the icons on the Rebel mode dial now that I type it, but you know what I mean.  Sometimes I forget which set of settings I've put in which C mode, or worse, I change them (because there aren't enough) and then I get really confused.

A (factory) super precision matte VF screen would be much appreciated as well, and an IR sensor for IR remotes.

Also, built in Arca Swiss plates on each grip - really.  It would be a lot lower profile than the RRS L-bracket.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 20, 2014, 10:55:09 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
I don't have mine yet (it's coming today or tomorrow), but it would be nice to have 5 or 6 C modes and to be able to label them - Studio, Portrait, Landscape, Action, etc.  Sometimes I forget which set of settings I've put in which C mode, or worse, I change them (because there aren't enough) and then I get really confused.

Yes, it would be nice to be able to name them. BTW - you are going to love your 1D X! Choose the first pic carefully, as I imagine you may well remember it!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 20, 2014, 11:02:42 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
I don't have mine yet (it's coming today or tomorrow), but it would be nice to have 5 or 6 C modes and to be able to label them - Studio, Portrait, Landscape, Action, etc.  Okay I guess that sounds like the icons on the Rebel mode dial now that I type it, but you know what I mean. 

Congrats!

Unfortunately, more C# settings can't be added in firmware, because there are only three Cn 'lights' in the viewfinder display.  What they could do on the 1D X, though, is provide the ability to switch the base mode of a C# setting  (Av to M, etc.) without having to recreate the whole setting.

Having said that, I do basically what you're looking for in a different way.  I have 'groups' of C# settings - a group for general use (C1 for tripod with MLU+timer, C2 for 'static' people with a 1/125 min shutter, C3 for moving people with a 1/500 min shutter), a set appropriate for birds (Av and a slower shutter for perched, M and a fast shutter for BIF, M with flash settings for using the Better Beamer in the three C# settings), another group for sports, a group for landscapes (an HDR setting, etc.), and a couple others.  The 1-series bodies allow you to save/load settings to/from a card, and I keep all the groups on a few old (smaller) CF cards in the BR strap and in some camera bags, then I can load the set appropraiate for what I'm shooting.  So in a way, I have about 18 C# modes that I use.

I set the M.Fn button (next to the shutter) to switch modes - that cycles between the last-used regular mode (Av, Tv, M) and the C# settings.  C# settings that won't be used can be restricted so you don't cycle through them (I turn off C1/tripod for general use, for example, because if I'm setting up on a tripod I have time to enable the mode).  Makes it very fast to switch between modes.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on March 20, 2014, 11:57:50 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
I don't have mine yet (it's coming today or tomorrow), but it would be nice to have 5 or 6 C modes and to be able to label them - Studio, Portrait, Landscape, Action, etc.  Okay I guess that sounds like the icons on the Rebel mode dial now that I type it, but you know what I mean. 

Congrats!

Unfortunately, more C# settings can't be added in firmware, because there are only three Cn 'lights' in the viewfinder display.  What they could do on the 1D X, though, is provide the ability to switch the base mode of a C# setting  (Av to M, etc.) without having to recreate the whole setting.

Having said that, I do basically what you're looking for in a different way.  I have 'groups' of C# settings - a group for general use (C1 for tripod with MLU+timer, C2 for 'static' people with a 1/125 min shutter, C3 for moving people with a 1/500 min shutter), a set appropriate for birds (Av and a slower shutter for perched, M and a fast shutter for BIF, M with flash settings for using the Better Beamer in the three C# settings), another group for sports, a group for landscapes (an HDR setting, etc.), and a couple others.  The 1-series bodies allow you to save/load settings to/from a card, and I keep all the groups on a few old (smaller) CF cards in the BR strap and in some camera bags, then I can load the set appropraiate for what I'm shooting.  So in a way, I have about 18 C# modes that I use.

I set the M.Fn button (next to the shutter) to switch modes - that cycles between the last-used regular mode (Av, Tv, M) and the C# settings.  C# settings that won't be used can be restricted so you don't cycle through them (I turn off C1/tripod for general use, for example, because if I'm setting up on a tripod I have time to enable the mode).  Makes it very fast to switch between modes.
Thanks and I can't wait to get it.  My RRS bracket came yesterday (love way it holds the wrench with the magnet that you had mentioned to me before) and the camera is in town, just don't know if it will get to my house today.

Also, I appreciate the information on being able to save C# settings to a CF card.  I'll have to use my old CF cards to create groups of settings.  Thanks!
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 30, 2014, 10:21:50 AM
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on March 30, 2014, 04:15:52 PM
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on March 31, 2014, 09:24:42 AM
I'm still a 1D X newbie, but so far the only thing I wish it had was the ability to switch CF cards with the "Q" button like you can do with the 5DIII.  Having to dig through the menus to swap cards is pretty annoying.  There may be a way to fix this (other than adding it to My Menu), and I'll post it if I figure it out...
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on March 31, 2014, 10:27:33 AM
I'm still a 1D X newbie, but so far the only thing I wish it had was the ability to switch CF cards with the "Q" button like you can do with the 5DIII.  Having to dig through the menus to swap cards is pretty annoying.  There may be a way to fix this (other than adding it to My Menu), and I'll post it if I figure it out...

Press the lowest button on the left side and change with the small scroller wheel on top.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 31, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
I'm still a 1D X newbie, but so far the only thing I wish it had was the ability to switch CF cards with the "Q" button like you can do with the 5DIII.  Having to dig through the menus to swap cards is pretty annoying.  There may be a way to fix this (other than adding it to My Menu), and I'll post it if I figure it out...

Use the Card/Image Size button.  By default, that setting uses the rear LCD panel (the little one at the bottom, next to the button) to change what's recorded to each card and at what quality, and which card is used for playback.  You can use C.Fn4 to change that so the main LCD display shows the setting information (it's the same menu you get on the 5DIII, I think).
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Jim Saunders on March 31, 2014, 11:05:00 AM
I'd pay a reasonable sum for a locking lens release button.  Seriously, four or five figures for glass, and it comes off that easily?

Jim
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: BL on March 31, 2014, 12:08:27 PM
I would have loved to have an ST-E3 integrated with the camera.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on March 31, 2014, 12:16:17 PM
I'm still a 1D X newbie, but so far the only thing I wish it had was the ability to switch CF cards with the "Q" button like you can do with the 5DIII.  Having to dig through the menus to swap cards is pretty annoying.  There may be a way to fix this (other than adding it to My Menu), and I'll post it if I figure it out...

Use the Card/Image Size button.  By default, that setting uses the rear LCD panel (the little one at the bottom, next to the button) to change what's recorded to each card and at what quality, and which card is used for playback.  You can use C.Fn4 to change that so the main LCD display shows the setting information (it's the same menu you get on the 5DIII, I think).
Thanks!  I knew there had to be some way to do it, and of course you had the answer :).  That was really frustrating me so I really appreciate the help.

My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

Back to the thread, how about HDR like the 5DIII?  I haven't played with it too much, but after seeing some of Arthur Morris' work and this article on the CPN blog by Gary Schmid (http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/ambassadors/explorers/gary_schmid/blogs/blog10.do), I'm going to give it a try next time I'm in a situation like that. 

Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 31, 2014, 03:08:12 PM
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?

Sorry I was very tired yesterday. The term I was looking for was the 61 point automatic selection AF, and it is not a ring but four brackets which surround the AF points in the view finder. To be honest I had not come across this problem before but at a certain set piece in a game I was using AF point expansion (8 points) and then had to switch rapidly back to the 61 point thing. I found that doing this in the poor weather, and at speed, it was often difficult for me to see when I had the right setting. I tried adding and deleting things to the AF choices I am given but that did not help.

It is not a big deal, but I wish those brackets were more obvious (which they are most of the time).
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 31, 2014, 03:16:30 PM
My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

I just use the 2-sec timer, I find it works fine. 

You might consider a wireless remote, I use the hähnel Giga T Pro II and it works very well.  Or, if you have a pair of 600EX's or a 600 and an ST-E3-RT, you can use that to remotely trigger the camera.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on March 31, 2014, 04:03:21 PM
My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

I just use the 2-sec timer, I find it works fine. 

You might consider a wireless remote, I use the hähnel Giga T Pro II and it works very well.  Or, if you have a pair of 600EX's or a 600 and an ST-E3-RT, you can use that to remotely trigger the camera.
Hmm, I tried the 2s timer and it worked fine for most of the lenses, but the extender combinations are where I had trouble.  I think I'll try the wireless trigger as well, though it would be nice if Canon would just add the AFMA into the SDK.  They added it for the 6D, so it seems bizarre that they would not have it for the 5DIII and 1D X, the two bodies that are most likely to see AFMA use...
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Viggo on March 31, 2014, 04:38:37 PM
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?

Sorry I was very tired yesterday. The term I was looking for was the 61 point automatic selection AF, and it is not a ring but four brackets which surround the AF points in the view finder. To be honest I had not come across this problem before but at a certain set piece in a game I was using AF point expansion (8 points) and then had to switch rapidly back to the 61 point thing. I found that doing this in the poor weather, and at speed, it was often difficult for me to see when I had the right setting. I tried adding and deleting things to the AF choices I am given but that did not help.

It is not a big deal, but I wish those brackets were more obvious (which they are most of the time).

Ah, I see. I removed the 61 pt auto select and zone AF when I bought the camera. I switched it on and see what you mean. What a out if you set your AE lock button for the 61 pt and AF ON for your other often used AF operation?

I do that with two separate AF cases.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: expatinasia on March 31, 2014, 11:20:56 PM
Ah, I see. I removed the 61 pt auto select and zone AF when I bought the camera. I switched it on and see what you mean. What a out if you set your AE lock button for the 61 pt and AF ON for your other often used AF operation?

I do that with two separate AF cases.

Thanks. My AE lock switches to One Shot and I like it that way. No problem, hopefully someone from Canon may see this thread and address the issue - even if it is a minor one.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Northstar on April 05, 2014, 09:53:17 PM
yes...i would add an intervalometer.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: mackguyver on April 06, 2014, 01:48:27 PM
If it hasn't been mentioned, a Silent Burst mode, like the 5DIII. 
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Sporgon on April 06, 2014, 04:59:46 PM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!

How would you remember what they are ? I have trouble remembering 3 !
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: AmbientLight on April 06, 2014, 07:33:37 PM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!

How would you remember what they are ? I have trouble remembering 3 !

You could write it down on your smartphone. Smartphones are being used as external memory for the Human brain for so many things, one more won't be an issue.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: Dave Williams on July 31, 2014, 07:09:16 AM
If it hasn't been mentioned, a Silent Burst mode, like the 5DIII.

It has and so would I !
The silent shutter single shot makes more noise than the 1D1V , a step backwards. For wildlife shooting it's a real problem and I would imagine for events like weddings it's problematic too.

I would also like to see the available focus points cover a wider part of the screen too.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: FEBS on July 31, 2014, 07:55:40 AM
The ability to set a button to jump RIGHT into flash settings.
I can't believe there isn't even the option in the custom functions. You have to jump through like 5 menus to get to the right flash options.

I only need 2 buttons for it: first press menu. I have setup the menu so that it directly jumps to the "my menu" screen after pushing menu. At the top I have customized the Flash setup. So just push set afterwards are there I have the flash menu. I did customize this on my 5D3 and 1Dx.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: FEBS on July 31, 2014, 08:04:02 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.
I don't have mine yet (it's coming today or tomorrow), but it would be nice to have 5 or 6 C modes and to be able to label them - Studio, Portrait, Landscape, Action, etc.  Okay I guess that sounds like the icons on the Rebel mode dial now that I type it, but you know what I mean. 

Congrats!

Unfortunately, more C# settings can't be added in firmware, because there are only three Cn 'lights' in the viewfinder display.  What they could do on the 1D X, though, is provide the ability to switch the base mode of a C# setting  (Av to M, etc.) without having to recreate the whole setting.

Having said that, I do basically what you're looking for in a different way.  I have 'groups' of C# settings - a group for general use (C1 for tripod with MLU+timer, C2 for 'static' people with a 1/125 min shutter, C3 for moving people with a 1/500 min shutter), a set appropriate for birds (Av and a slower shutter for perched, M and a fast shutter for BIF, M with flash settings for using the Better Beamer in the three C# settings), another group for sports, a group for landscapes (an HDR setting, etc.), and a couple others.  The 1-series bodies allow you to save/load settings to/from a card, and I keep all the groups on a few old (smaller) CF cards in the BR strap and in some camera bags, then I can load the set appropraiate for what I'm shooting.  So in a way, I have about 18 C# modes that I use.

I set the M.Fn button (next to the shutter) to switch modes - that cycles between the last-used regular mode (Av, Tv, M) and the C# settings.  C# settings that won't be used can be restricted so you don't cycle through them (I turn off C1/tripod for general use, for example, because if I'm setting up on a tripod I have time to enable the mode).  Makes it very fast to switch between modes.

+1 on more C# modes. And yes they could solve that on the 1Dx as it there is fully digital, so only software and not depending on a dial button with fix choices on top. The display issue could be solved as follow:
1: C1
2: C2
3: C3
4: C3+C1
5: C3+C2
6: C3+C2+C1

That seems logical to me to follow, and is a changement that just would need only a firmware modification.
And adding a label as Macguyver proposed would really be great.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: e17paul on July 31, 2014, 08:34:50 AM
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!

How would you remember what they are ? I have trouble remembering 3 !

How about named custom settings accessible via a rear touchscreen, instead of numbered on a dial. Memory problem solved.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: ERHP on July 31, 2014, 09:39:37 AM
If it hasn't been mentioned, a Silent Burst mode, like the 5DIII.

This is one feature I miss from the 5D MK III.  Having the high FPS is awesome but occasionally I have wildlife come much closer, i.e. doe with fawns, and the machine gun does tend to make them scatter.
Title: DYNAMIC RANGE
Post by: clicstudio on July 31, 2014, 10:15:52 AM
The only major difference between a $300, 18 megapixel Point and Shoot and the 1DX is the sensor quality but the DR is almost the same.
For a $7000 camera, the DR should be closer to the human eye.
It makes no sense that Canon and other companies are going with huge megapixels while letting the DR stay at around 12 stops.
I read the New Nikon D8100 seems to have a DR of 15 or so.
That's the way to go in my opinion.
That's what I would like. Oh, and a 4" screen too  ::)
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 31, 2014, 04:10:38 PM
+1 on more C# modes. And yes they could solve that on the 1Dx as it there is fully digital, so only software and not depending on a dial button with fix choices on top. The display issue could be solved as follow:
1: C1
2: C2
3: C3
4: C3+C1
5: C3+C2
6: C3+C2+C1

That seems logical to me to follow, and is a changement that just would need only a firmware modification.

Sorry, but that's not the case (as I stated above).  It's not 'fully digital' as the digits used for the Cn settings are not the variable 7-segment numerals used for exposure settings, etc.   The mode indicators in the VF are dedicated illuminated 'cut-outs' for Av, Tv, M, P, and a C with three separate numerals (1,2,3) under it. 

(http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/media/images/articles/eos_1dx_intelligent_viewfinder_display/1DXviewfinder_ALLinfo__hero.jpg)

Similarly, the mode display on the top LCD is 'baked in' to the hardware.  Only on the main LCD (where images are displayed) could additional settings be shown, but that would obviously lead to confusion.

I do get what you're saying (1+3=4) but it won't happen.  The 1-series is all about usability, a kludge like lighting up the C and more than one of the numerals simply won't fly.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: FEBS on July 31, 2014, 05:08:06 PM
Sorry, but that's not the case (as I stated above).  It's not 'fully digital' as the digits used for the Cn settings are not the variable 7-segment numerals used for exposure settings, etc.   The mode indicators in the VF are dedicated illuminated 'cut-outs' for Av, Tv, M, P, and a C with three separate numerals (1,2,3) under it. 

Similarly, the mode display on the top LCD is 'baked in' to the hardware.  Only on the main LCD (where images are displayed) could additional settings be shown, but that would obviously lead to confusion.

I do get what you're saying (1+3=4) but it won't happen.  The 1-series is all about usability, a kludge like lighting up the C and more than one of the numerals simply won't fly.

What VF concerns I do not agree. They have a possibility out of software to illuminate them separately as it is the same C but different numericals that are fixed foreseen in the display. There might be a possibility to illuminate them together like C + 3 +1. However that is more dependent on the way the VF is controlled. A display has mostly its own controller build in. The main processor of the body will talk with the VF over a bus (like I2C). if that's the case, then I'm quite sure that the command is not available to ask the display to illuminate C+3+1 for instance. But I don't think we know how this piece of electronics is build exactly in our 1Dx.

Top LCD, as far as I know are LCD always controlled by use of an internal or separate controller, so you wright that this might be impossible to show it correct.

Backdisplay might indeed be possible as you mentioned.

I also agree that if a user sees something like C+3+2 illuminated together and he must interpret this as C5, then this seem a pretty clumsy solution for a body like 1Dx.

But I would love to see more C modes  :P. I did know your solution to save 3 modes on a separate CF but that's also a solution born out the absence of this feature of canon, and I hate to hassle around with different CFs with body settings on. but anyhow, it's the way to go right now if you need more C modes.
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 31, 2014, 06:49:44 PM
I also agree that if a user sees something like C+3+2 illuminated together and he must interpret this as C5, then this seem a pretty clumsy solution for a body like 1Dx.

But I would love to see more C modes

Exactly - if Canon is going to implement more than three customers, they will want a specific display by number for each of them.  It's worth noting that the 1D X is the first 1-series body to offer C# modes.

Absolutely agree that more would be better…
Title: Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
Post by: canonvoir on November 25, 2014, 09:39:16 PM
Deeper grip for both orientations.

A second My Menu for additional items.

AF points moved toward the perimeter.

Lose weight.