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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange Image Artifact on my new 5D III
« on: August 06, 2013, 03:26:53 PM »
One question. Did you transfer the files using the USB connection on the camera?

I've had multiple instances of corruption of files from my 1DX using USB. Ever since I started using a CF card reader I have not had any corruption on any of my cards.

If you haven't already formatted the card, try to download the same file using a card reader.

Hope this helps  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 Raw file corruption
« on: April 28, 2013, 12:20:52 PM »
Yeah, all fair points Mt S. I'll be shooting on Tuesday so I'll transfer the files with various usb cables, different usb sockets on the pc etc. to see if there is any repeatability. I'll also try the ethernet cable as this could be a preferred method, rather than removing the cards after each shoot.

The usb socket on my 1DX has always felt quite loose, as it did on my old 7D, so I think I'll stop using it whatever I find.

I'll report back during the week.

Still, if anyone else who is getting corruption could try a card reader vs usb we might find out something, even with a tiny sample size.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d3 Raw file corruption
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:29:11 AM »
Hi All,
I've been getting this same corruption on files from my 1DX as well. At first I suspected the CF cards but not any more!
For me, the problem ONLY occurs when I transfer files directly from the 1DX to my PC using the camera's built-in usb socket and the supplied Canon usb cable. I was seeing roughly 10% of my files corrupted. This was such a problem that I would have to record images to both CF cards in order to, hopefully, obtain one uncorrupted copy. This worked but severely reduced the number of available shots as I was using one 8GB and one 16GB cards.

However if I remove the cards and transfer the raw files onto a backup device first (a Nexto extreme, I do not get a single corrupted file. NB. I can then use the same usb cable to transfer from the Nexto to my pc, hence ruling out the cable as well.

Could you guys please see if you can confirm this by using a card reader, or backup device, to take your files off the cards instead of the usb socket on the camera??

If we can trace the problem to the usb socket we will have something to go to Canon with.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:41:52 AM »
Thanks. I'll start the upgrade now then  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 19, 2012, 06:02:29 AM »
To those who have updated to 1.1.1, does the camera keep all your custom settings or do you have to change them all back to how you want them after upgrading. (or maybe you did an export/import of your settings first?)


Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 02:32:16 PM »
That sounds like you need to add fill flash to get the lighting on your subject to match the bright background. I think the meter could help in that situation. Search for 'fill flash' on you tube :-)

Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:34:40 PM »
@ Zv
Yeah, I'm curious too...
From what I've picked up, I would spot meter (using the handheld) the brightest area, e.g. white cloud in sky, which gives the exposure for mid-grey, then shift that exposure to the right, e.g. 2 stops, to make it the brightest object without clipping.
As above, it sounds like this could be done via spot metering with the camera, but I'm going to give it a go anyway!

Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:28:35 PM »
 ;D I'm lovin' the 'clients love light meters' comments. But I'm just an amateur, so no clients. Maybe my girlfriend will be impressed when I take readings under her chin!

I have a 1DX so, yeah, it has built-in metering. I just want to make the most of the locations I find myself in.

I've ordered the L-758DR today so I'll be taking it to South Africa next week. Hopefully I'll have time to learn how to use it first!

I'll try to do some camera-metered vs Sekonic-metered comparison images while I'm there.

More comments welcome  :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:24:54 AM »
Thanks for all your replies so far.

Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who could lend me one. I don't do studio work with lights, but maybe I will in the future...

I like the comment about scouting locations, that's a good idea thanks :)

Software & Accessories / Who uses a handheld light meter?
« on: October 02, 2012, 06:41:45 AM »
I'd be interested to hear your opinions on whether you think a light meter is a worthwhile accessory for landscape photography, particularly one measuring reflected (or spot) metering.

I was thinking of purchasing the Sekonic L-758DR. The video below makes what seems a good case for it's use, but then it would as it's produced for/by Sekonic. It's one of many videos from Sekonic.

Just to pre-empt the obvious question (that I also had) "why don't you simply use the camera's spot meter?", one answer appears to be that you can use the meter to take multiple spot readings and the Sekonic will average them out for you.
It also allows you to 'profile' your DSLR's sensor so you know it's dynamic range and will show the exposure range with reference to your camera's capabilities.

All opinions gratefully received. Thank you.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: August 01, 2012, 01:18:53 PM »
Yes, one battery is included. No, your 7D batteries are not compatible.

I'm over the moon with my 1DX, I'm sure you'll enjoy yours too  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:19:14 AM »
I picked mine up from Jessops today! I'm just waiting for the battery to finish charging and then I'll take some snaps  ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: July 18, 2012, 11:49:13 AM »
I've just spoken to Jessops. They say I'm 1st on the Birmingham store list and they are expecting a delivery on the 23rd July, so I'm hopeful for next week :D
Is seven months of waiting coming to an end?? I hope so!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx availability in the UK
« on: July 17, 2012, 10:55:20 AM »
I also have a 1DX pre-ordered with Jessops in the UK. Have any of you other UK guys had updates on availability - at Jessops or other UK dealers??

I gave up phoning Jessops every few days because they just don't have any information for me. Did Canon underestimate the demand for this body so badly??

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX to ship next month.
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:55:00 AM »

I dont think they are using the mkiii to test the firmware of the 1dx.  However, i will go out on a limb here and wonder if the 1dc is at fault here!  They are essencially the same camera and this is probably causing production challenge to make sure everything is ok for both model since they will be built on the same production line (my hypothesis)...

Just a thought...

Yeah, that's a good point. Adding complexity (in this case, asking the same body to do two different jobs) usually slows down development. Coming from a software development background, I see this all too often.

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