« on: May 30, 2013, 01:52:30 PM »
I can't believe there isnt a 1dm3 update also, that is more likely to be used with a 200-400 than a 1ds...
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Canon always updates firmware when its is sent in.It's curious why, if they're updating bodies in their Service Centers with this new firmware, they haven't already posted it on their website. I have a big shoot coming up this week, and would have liked to run the camera through its paces with this new code. Oh well.A very valid point. One can hand off a Beta, but you would not update somebody's software (or firmware) without their consent. In fact if a company updated somebody's software without their consent even if it was released, they could be sued...
That said, I am sure there are new versions are in the wild. There has to be a larger group doing a Beta test before release. If they shifted the date till the end of this month, there has to be a reason to re-validate the working of a fix (or three).
A great night out bush in Central Queensland playing storm chaser... was not disappointed!Stunning image!
600mm f/5.0 1/1600 iso 400 case 1
they call me the bird man LOL /eagle-maniac
all the eagles were shot in 4 mornings 90%was shot out my truck window with tripod using it as a blind
1Dx 600mmHaha! Thats awesome, you should submit that somewhere.
when I turned my camera to shoot in portrait mode he turned his head to match
I guess Chuck Westfall of Canon got it wrong according to you. He says the higher voltage is the reason but maybe you are right.Neuro, I'm not mentioning voltage at all, instead I said 'current'. I think the two batteries in the grip are not 'used' in an alternate sequence, they are used simultaneously. Actually, inserting two discharged batteries, both incapable of even letting you switch the camera 'on' when used alone, will let you switch the camera 'on' and even shoot photos. It's the shutter count per battery that is calculated in an alternate sequence, being not possible to show 1/2 increments per battery, which would be nonsense. They are connected in parallel, so the voltage is the same, but are capable of delivering double the current of a single battery
Makes sense. However, empirically the single battery of a 1-series does drive the lens AF motor faster than the pair of batteries used in a grip. This is evident when a 'slow focusing' lens like the 85L II (where the focusing group movement is visible and slow enough to be easily seen) is focused from MFD to infinity on the 1D X vs. a gripped 7D, with fresh batteries. I'm not sure about the electronic basis for the difference in AF speed (current draw or firmware), but the difference is there.
All the top-end Canon lenses use ultrasonic motors. These are not like normal electric motors where the higher voltage you feed them, the faster they go. The speed depends on the frequency and phasing of the drive signals, and that is generated by the lens microcontroller from a quartz frequency source, it won't change with supply voltage. The only way that the grip would allow faster focus is if the firmware was deliberately slowing down the focus to preserve battery power. That is possible, it might be a bad thing if the camera gets a reputation for low battery life. That's what Nikon is doing - the speed restrictions without grip are entirely firmware. Canon has thankfully been free of that kind of silly marketing ploy, I hope that they don't start now.
Bwahahahahahaha! 32 MP ....thanks for starting my saturday right with a laugh
I spit up some coffee. This is great, I haven't been watching any funny movies lately. Thanks I needed that.
36 or 40 MP would be good news and a raw mode which bins the pixels into 18/20 + 9/10 MP to get rid of the patterns of monochromatic light sources. With a back side illuminated sensor the net photosensor size would be the same as that of a lower MP sensor giving you the freedom to choose between different resolutions, high ISO modes and a mode which avoids demosaicing completely.
Yeah, but it's not going to be in a 7D Mark II.