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I have been browsing around for more 1DX samples just to get an idea of what to expect with high ISO settings...I'm rather disappointed with the number of people who have claimed to have received the 1DX and haven't posted a single photo.

Some images posted, ISO 4000 and ISO 12800.


Site Information / Re: 1DX image gallery
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:43:24 AM »

This was an outdoor jazz concert at a local science museum, featuring Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas.  The shots below were taken about 30 minutes after sunset.

Shot RAW, converted using default settings in DPP, only edit was cropping.  Click image then View All Sizes (upper right) for a 1600 pixel version.  Thanks for looking!

EOS 1D X, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/320 s, f/2.8, ISO 4000

EOS 1D X, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/250 s, f/2.8, ISO 4000

EOS 1D X, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 70mm, 1/200 s, f/5, ISO 12800

Chatted with B&H on the issue.  When inquiring about exchanging the camera, the response was: "Actually, it would be considered as a new order, since there are other orders in front of you, so it'd be the back of the queue...I can tell you that there are hundreds of backorders for this camera..."

On the bright side, he did indicate that, "We were also told by Canon that a firmware update should be released shortly to address this situation."

I'm not having that problem, mine are staying as expected.

Can you let me know if your 1D X has the same firmware as mine (v.1.0.2).  Thanks!

Nobody has found this problem on his camera?

Problems like this almost always amount to user error.  Read the manual.   :P   

In fact, I'm having the same problem.  I'm pretty confident in saying it's not user error.   ::) 

When When Adjust by Lens is selected, powering off then on resets the setting (or W/T settings for a zoom lens) to zero, and also clears out a manually entered lens serial number.  If I set it to All by Same Amount, the setting entered is retained...but, powering off actually changes the setting to Adjust by Lens, which is zeroed out.  Even setting it to Disable and power cycling results in it being set to Adjust by Lens.

The same reversions occur if the camera goes into standby mode - when it's woken up, the AFMA setting, regardless of where it was left, reverts to Adjust by Lens with the previously set value(s) zeroed out. 

This occurs with several lenses (zooms and primes), and occurs in any mode (standard modes as well as the C1-C3 user settings).

I called Canon Tech Support, who had no information on the issue, but the tech rep indicated that he tried it on a 1D X and it didn't display that behavior.   

I expect a forthcoming firmware update which, "Addresses an intermittent issue that..."  I can't see how it can be anything but a firmware issue, and I would bet it's a bug triggered by other settings (e.g., people who enabled the C2 and C3 settings before applying AFMA see the problem, or some other odd combination. 

Mine has Firmware Version 1.0.2 - I wonder if there are cameras with different firmware versions in the wild?

When I clicked the link, the Aperture 3 trial started downloading...

EOS Bodies / Re: Should/can Canon keep making its own sensors?
« on: July 16, 2012, 03:32:54 PM »
I wonder if Canon will reach a kind of "Apple Moment", like when Apple quit spending its R&D money trying to beat Intel on a component (CPU's) and started just using Intel chips like everyone else.

When did Apple have that "Apple Moment"?  Before they bought CPUs from Intel, they bought them from IBM (the PowerPC series), and before that, they bought CPUs from Motorola (the 68xxx series). 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 01:20:04 PM »
Why would anyone buy this camera when they could have a weather sealed 5D Mark II...

I'd assume that Canon will discontinue selling new 5DII's at the time they release this new camera (assuming they do release it).  Then it becomes the obviuos choice, unless one is willing to buy used.  But wait, you say, many retailers will still have 5DII stock...  Perhaps, just as many have the now-discontinued 24-70L in stock...and are charging an arm and a leg for it.

Just because it hasn't been pointed out in plain black and white (and red) yet *insert Dr. Sheldon Cooper snigger/laugh*:

The 1DX and 5D3 both utilise a transmissive LCD screen overlay in the viewfinder allowing the af points, grid lines and other information to be displayed and removed at your whim. This is supposed to be advanced technology and a breakthrough of some sort, however it has also been the bane of our gripes with the new af system: no user-replaceable viewfinder screens....

Sheldon thinks he's smart, but even Wil Wheaton would know that the 1D X does, in fact, offer user-replaceable focus screens...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 1DX training videos from Canon
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:22:45 AM »
Note that the 5DIII has the same autofocus system as the 1Dx, so most of these videos are of interest to 5DIII owners as well.

Well, kinda :)

The 5D Mark III doesn't have a dedicated DIGIC processor, as the 1Dx does, for autofocus.

Kinda not.   :P   Both the 1D X and the 5DIII have a dedicated AF processor, and neither of them are a Digic processor.  You're thinking of the Digic 4 in the 1D X that's dedicated to metering (not AF).  Metering data are also fed into the AF system, though, and the 100K pixel metering sensor of the 1D X provides much more useful data than the 63-zone sensor of the 5DIII, which is why the 1D X has face tracking in phase AF, etc.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX - Ethernet, USB 3.0 or 2.0 for transfer?
« on: July 16, 2012, 11:18:37 AM »
So, for those lucky few (specifically thinking of Neuro, et. al.) who have received their cameras and been playing with them for the last week or so, can you weigh in on whether you have been able to make use of the Ethernet transfer capabilities and any hiccups associated therewith? 

Sorry, haven't tried.  I use a SanDisk FW800 reader, and transferring 200 images from my 1D X (which I literally just did) took 2 minutes - plenty fast enough for me.

Two things to try:

1) Download an older version of the Camera RAW update, maybe it doesn't require iPhoto9 or Aperture 3.  Update 3.9 was the one that added S100 support.  http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1473

2) Try the steps listed here

Thanks AI Focus (& high iso performance)

If all you shoot is static subjects then you're unlikely to use AI Servo. But most action shots you see whether they be action sports or a bride walking down the aisle, you can be pretty sure AI Servo helped deliver the goods.

Quite likely true about AI Servo. But...AI Servo is not the same as AI Focus.  Pros using 1-series bodies aren't using AI Focus - they can't, because it's not an option.  I actually didn't know that until I noticed its absence on my 1D X - One Shot and AI Servo are the only options.  In AI Focus, the camera acts like One Shot until it detects the subject is moving, then it switches to AI Servo.  In my experience, it's ok sometimes, especially if the subject starts moving abruptly but moves slowly, else it's often playing catch-up and missing focus.  I'm guessing that's why Rat made that comment...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX silent mode?
« on: July 15, 2012, 07:38:45 PM »
Strange they'd make the 1DX have a louder shutter.

Possibly unavoidable in a shutter mechanism robust enough to shoot 12 fps and last 400K cycles.

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