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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:42:10 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

thank you every one.

You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )
I get that with the EOS M and it's continuous AF setting, but what setting are you talking about on the 1D X?
Camera does not auto switch off by default

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 08:17:56 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

thank you every one.

You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1 DX firmware 1.2.4 causing lock up?
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:28:27 PM »
It's definitely not firmware. CreationHeart did you notice any symptoms similar to this before it died? https://vimeo.com/76656998
i have not noticed any errors prior it's just a one off silent death. After heart surgery with a donated heart from japan my 1Dx is surviving fine now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1 DX firmware 1.2.4 causing lock up?
« on: December 11, 2013, 02:11:57 AM »
Hi

I have 1DX serial number 073012000688.

Recently updated firmware to 1.2.4.

On Saturday 15 June 2013 at 12:49:42 I was using camera 073012000688 with a 180mm Canon Macro Lens and a 32 GB Lexar 1000X card to take photos that are required for evidence in a financial dispute. The Canon 1DX went dead on me and has been dead ever since. I was forced to fall back on my Samsung cell phone, not the same resolution, or image quality, but at least it works when required to do so.

There is absolutely no response from the body, no indicator lights, black screen dead as a door nail.

Removed battery, swapped batteries, left powered down for several hours, nothing, nada, zilch!

Camera has 15k exposures since new, December 2012.

Possibly linked to firmware upgrade?

I doubt it's the firmware. Mine died after 11 months then Canon replaced the main board for me. I guess there are issues with certain 1dx bodies...

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Lenses / Re: Lens dilemma for night sky
« on: November 26, 2013, 05:00:33 PM »
I recommend a used canon 15mm f2.8 fisheye

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Lenses / Re: magnification: Lens reversal vs canon 100mm L IS maco
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:35:16 AM »
good news is you dont need a DSLR to achieve insane macro photography. I recently came across a post whereby someone DIY a rig to mount a reversed lens to a compact camera with its zoom maxed out. And the subjects he photographed were snowflakes!

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Lenses / Re: Dear Lord in case I die
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:31:01 AM »
I just found this list amusing. When you think of it. Unless you have a collection of big whites all the pro lenses we have today don't cost much compared to things like a new car purchase. :P

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Occasional beeping AF during AI SERVO?
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:26:14 AM »
Recently picked up some new 600 ex rt's and a ste3rt. Fabulous system. But for some reason I've noticed on occasion that when shooting in AI SERVO (and back button focus), I'm getting an occasional red lit AF confirmation. Seems to be more common with the flash set up but I recall very infrequently it happening prior. Body is a 5d3.

Doesn't seem to be a big issue but wondering if anyone else has noticed same?
It pays to check if you were indeed using AI Focus mode? A second possibility would be you've assigned a button to switch from Single point focus to AI Servo in the Custom Fuctions? That's what I did anyway so I can switch quickly when pressing the button. Hope it helps.

Regards
Felix

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:46:59 PM »
this was taken from his microblog. He then deleted it and seems someone from his company filed a complaint about what he posted. This looks promising!

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Lenses / Re: Next Lens - Help
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:16:35 AM »
no brainer. 85L good for shooting movie too!

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It will probably be my last (expensive) lens for a while.

really? time will tell. ;)

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Lenses / Re: 24L or 35L
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:13:17 AM »
good choice. 24L is too wide and not that wide, can be difficult to get used to.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:12:04 AM »
Having got the 5d3 and 1dx, i would really be interested in a 7D2 for wildlife too!

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very cheap FF camera, quality built, clean high ISO performance - at least as good as 5D3, super small and light, fast focusing in low light.

Never tested its tracking though.

Cheers
Felix

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: December 01, 2012, 08:22:01 PM »
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Currently have 5D3, 8-15L, 35L, 50L 100L 70-200L II I have a couple of EX 600’s and the radio trigger.

I saw this post and couldn't resist not to respond, so I registered an account here. LOL

Lenses:

You've got really great set of gears. 50L is a super portrait lens! I really want to get one but I simply have many other gear priorities. I shoot a lot of portraits with my 85L and 135L but I do miss the "standard" look. IMO 50mm gives a very editorial look for fashion and documentary work. I could shoot entirely with one single 85L or 135L, and guess same goes to 50L. 35L is a good environmental portrait lens, so if you like to include a lot of surrounding in your shot, 35L and 50L will be the ones to go, especially indoors! 24L is too wide for portrait.

Camera body

I bought a 5D3 March this year but thought I would need a 2nd camera body for wedding work, so I bought the 1Dx. But foremost, it was my new passion in wildlife photography that pushed me to spend extra bucks on a 1D body. For portraits and weddings, I think 1D is a bit overkill. It's got much better AF tracking in AI Servo mode. The colour come out from LCD screen also look better using AWB.

You situation

As other forum members have pointed out, you have a little gap in your lineup. If I intend to do more events and flash fashion shoots I would go for a 24-70 II. Your wide angle is lacking as well, fisheye maybe too wide? If you do landscape you do need a proper wide angle zoom or perhaps a 24L, 24-70L. And 14L if you wanna go for more extreme perspectives, but then again you've got the fisheye.

If I were you
Our photography area evolves, our style evolves hence our gears evolves. If I were you, I would keep your current lineup. Practice shooting in 35mm and 50mm more, perhaps get a 85L. To be honest, 135L has superb bokeh, but my 70-200LISII's versatility totally wins, the bokeh is not as dreamy, but I can live with it. 135L has been out of my camera bag for a long time now (could also due to the change in my photography interests). I would get a 200/2 or 300/2.8 if I shoot a lot fashion work and need to isolate backgrounds, and given my new passion in wildlife 300/2.8 will probably go into my bag so supplement my new 500L. = )

cheers,
Felix

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