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Highly normal. It was the same or worse with the 5d2 also. I welcomed the the new +3 to -3 scale, but at the same time I found myself using it in the same way as the scale on the 5d2, meaning it needed even more. A lot of backlit situations I used +3 stops which I never had to use before. I didn't like metering in any of them... the 1d X on the other hand is the best. I have ever tried...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:54:44 PM »
If I set any periferal point as starting point then 1Dx  autofocus OK  initially but not tracking the object. This is not very convinent in many situations  when object is moving accross the frame and I want  to catch it at one side of the frame and  track it without camera movement while it crossing the frame.

What AF selection mode are you using?  You need to be in 61-pt auto selection for it to track across the frame (in AI Servo, you can still select the starting AF point in 61-pt auto).

I'm curious, does that type of tracking provide any hitrate at all? I've briefly tried it, but feel it's like the lottery... any other setting to accompanie that mode for better accuracy?

You could set it to whatever you want - second tab in AF settings is for AI Servo 1st and 2d image priority.
If you want speed compromising  focus accuracy set it close to release (at the left)  If you want focus accuracy priority (shutter is not released unless focus is achived) then set it closer to focus  - this could significanly slow down FPS.
You can do that separetely for the first shot and separately for the rest of them.
For myself I set both to focus priority  and the same for one short AF  - so I know that most of my shots will be 100% accurately focused.  And for conditions suitable for AI Servo Mode 1 I did not notice any slowness in FPS  - 1Dx AI Servo tracking is very "catchy"  - before we could see that only in astronomically expensive science installations and military tracking systems - now with increased processing power in camera that became available for us as well ))

Well, yeah, I know. I have almost no oof shots at all. But I meant when using ALL 61 points autoselect. I normally use one point and perhaps expansion. But the auto all points on the mk4 for example was an absolute joke...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:32:26 PM »
If I set any periferal point as starting point then 1Dx  autofocus OK  initially but not tracking the object. This is not very convinent in many situations  when object is moving accross the frame and I want  to catch it at one side of the frame and  track it without camera movement while it crossing the frame.

What AF selection mode are you using?  You need to be in 61-pt auto selection for it to track across the frame (in AI Servo, you can still select the starting AF point in 61-pt auto).

I'm curious, does that type of tracking provide any hitrate at all? I've briefly tried it, but feel it's like the lottery... any other setting to accompanie that mode for better accuracy?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:24:19 PM »
Thanks a lot! I'll try some more and pop by a store and try another lens and and a 70-200 @135 just to rule it out. Haven't discovered this earlier as I'm not a heavy user of the longer'ish lenses...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 21, 2012, 11:21:20 AM »
Not sure if it's new with the new firmware, but anyone else experienced heavy underexpose with the 1d X and the 135 L?

Nope - just tried it (v1.1.1 firmware), exposures with the 135L are perfect, both wide open and stopped down, indoors and outside.

Hmm, strange..have you downloaded a correction profile for it? Just a thought that heavy vignetting covered the background. But I tried a bunch of different. Subjects, and it's the first time I needed EC, and 2 stops! And my camera is already set to +5/8 as 0 ev..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 21, 2012, 10:33:28 AM »
Not sure if it's new with the new firmware, but anyone else experienced heavy underexpose with the 1d X and the 135 L?

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Lenses / Re: Lens design and Firmware
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:46:41 AM »
On a related subject, Sigma's new lenses, starting with the 35mm f/1.4, will have updatable firmware via a USB device that attaches to the mount (looks a bit like a teleconverter). It should help to future-proofed their lenses and will also allow users to adjust parameters like focus correction, focus speed, min and max focus limits, etc. which is all good.

I agree , think Sigma's new path is seriously smart and got my attention. Anyone seen any  review  of the 35? Trying not to hijacking here...

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How to keep ISO consistent?
« on: October 21, 2012, 06:35:22 AM »
Set the camera to Tv , set the shutter to your 1/50 and iso to 160 and the only thing that will change is aperture.

Personally I set my camera to M and the desired aperture and 1/30s and set auto iso , as I would rather have a little more or less noise than the depth changing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 20, 2012, 07:34:24 PM »
40d less noise than 5d2? Yeah, okay...

If people like myself that think the 1d X is the best I have ever tried didn't balance the noise (again, nerdypun) people make, people that don't know this would think the 1d X was just a very expensive paperweight and buy a 40d thinking it was the best ever.

I am all for facts and people can care or not. But to say the rubbish useless DR of 1d x is end all is just completely wrong in my experience, and even if the fact is there. I never experience it in real life, that also is a fact.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:07:50 AM »
Thanks for posting.

But, again, I must ask, why on earth would one's starting point ever be that underexposed. And anyone with the slightest knowledge of photo and light would either expose correctly or over and bring down highlights. I have shot more than 14000 images with the 1d X in all sorts of scenarios, not once have I need to pull shadows by any amount under the wtf-category values...

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Technical Support / Re: This Cant be Correct? Huge AFMA.
« on: October 18, 2012, 04:14:35 PM »
My 24 L II is adjusted to +11 was +13 on the 5d3. It is high , but it hits so it's all good...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 18, 2012, 02:20:08 PM »
Thanks! Just upgraded...
Me, too.  I decided it's firmware update day, so I just did the 1D X, am about to do the 40/2.8 lens update, and my PowerShot S100 too.   :)

Is it possible to have the point blink and not the whole VF?
Not AFAIK.  The issue is that the AF point illumination works in a fundamentally different way than before.  FOcus screens with the AF points physically etched onto them could be more selectively illuminated, whereas the transmissive LCD overlay that allows the flexibility in the display also means the illlumination is spread across the surface of the LCD to some extent, which is why the whole VF appears to blink.

Thanks again! Awesome stuff. I wonder how many years it takes me to use the 1d X until it falls apart in pieces, but I'm going to find out this time, it will never be sold....

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I'm told the blink rate in AI Servo mode is half-second on, half-second off.

Do you find this adequate for tracking a small, fast-moving subject?

The blinking is irregular on mine, it's a bit more annoying than if it was consistent...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:33:57 AM »
If i upgrade and don't like it, can I have it setup EXACTLY the same as with 1.0.6 ?

Firmware can be rolled back, with some effort.

But in this case, I think all you'd have to do would be to set the new 'AF point illumination during AI Servo' function to Off, and when not mount an f/8 lens + TC combo (or if you do, set the lens to MF).

Thanks! Just upgraded, and it is strange with the blinking, but hey, I can se the point and that is the.. point?  ::) I think it's better, just takes some getting used to. Is it possible to have the point blink and not the whole VF?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:21:22 AM »
I'll ask in this thread also (until someone can tell me)

If I upgrade and don't like the blinking, can I set my af to behave exactly like I can with the 1.0.6?

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