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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:10:42 AM »
So, did another test. laid down a brown pillow with the seam the only contrast in 12800 f1,4 1/100s light, and the 5d2 locks in Ai Servo and the 1d X does not.

So I take back my previous statement. (didn't find a problem in my real world testing) but clearly, the 5d2 focus fast and hits in lower light, it's a fact.

So Canon; here's a big fcuk you to you!!

Take what works and make it BETTER not worse...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:33:48 AM »
So this suddenly has nothing to do with Ai and working better with 10 instead of 12 fps and all that? I find Ai so good I veryvery rarely need One Shot, and I'm seriously low light.  I'm so sorry it has problems causing you to miss shots, but if it is with af assist and a brand new flash, I'm sure it's firmware.

2-3 seconds for focus to lock is ridiculous!!

In Ai it locks as fast as the lens motor can get there.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 26, 2012, 03:26:28 PM »
I must say I have no expectations that af will work and lock on a all grey towel in no light. Aiming at tuxedos? Aren't we aiming for faces ?

I don't mean to be rude or anything, I just think af needs some sort of contrast.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:30:58 PM »
Just for the record, this doesn't at all apply to all 1d x's... Mine locks just as easy in no contrast/no light as it does in bright high contrast light.

But it is concering that there are so many of them out there.

You ALL M U S T report this to Canon, unless, it will never get fixed.

Just took this shot in a dark kitchen, Ai Servo, 4 points surrounding, Case 1, 12fps, this is the only shot I took of it. Couldn't see anything in the VF, it lock as fast as the lens motor had reach the correct distance, no hunting at all.

Exif: f1,6 1/250s at iso 10.000


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX IQ
« on: August 26, 2012, 02:18:03 PM »
65 nr? In Lightroom?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX IQ
« on: August 26, 2012, 01:51:27 PM »
My findings exactly!

I have set my camera to overexpose (moved 0 ev) 5/8 stops and it nails the metering sooo good, I hardly ever pull down highlights or adjust any thing. I apply a colorprofile nr, and sharpen a tad. Nothing else needed. Never experienced a camera nailing exposure this way under any circumstances I have tried.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 26, 2012, 01:03:21 PM »
If you like HDR, here's my tip:

Set C1 to bracketing with 5 images. Use LV and 2 sec self timer, that way it blasts off all images at 12 fps without mirror in between, and you don't move the camera by pushing the shutter. Be sure to use One Shot  ;)

Works great when you don't want to use a tripod, and very quick to find.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: August 26, 2012, 12:54:14 PM »
Nothing special about this image, it just shows off the style I like. Natural, but with some added punch to the colors. VERY harsh sunlight inthis one.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Structural Weakness
« on: August 25, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
Oh my.... so much for the buildquality... I actually thought it would make a dent, not crack... nice to know it still works!

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300 f/4L IS II
« on: August 25, 2012, 10:33:39 AM »
I'm sure a used mkI 2,8 IS will be my alternative.

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Lenses / Re: Walk-Around Lens For Canon 1DX Camera
« on: August 25, 2012, 08:31:52 AM »
My 35 L is my walkaround of choice. There's some things the 24 needs me to very close to, and the 50 gets to tight with the background (for me).

I also tend to go the other way, and use the 135.

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I don't absolutely agree that f8 is the sharpest.

I ran a "aperture sharpness test" in focal with all my lenses and the:

24 L II= sharpest at f2,5

35 L II= f3,5

50 L= better at 1,8 than 2,2, sharpest at f5

85 L= f5 (huge drop from f2 to 1,2)

135= f7.1

All lenses showed a fair amount of loss of sharpness any smaller aperture.

I use my lenses at the needed aperture, but I must admit, I use 2,5 with the 24 more now (instead of 1,8-2.0), and the 50 at 1,8


Just curious; does that also mean that you now have set the in-camera sharpness setting to "0" (zero) ?

The software sets up the camera with it's own settings, so I'm not sure. But if you sharpen +3 or -3, the difference between apertures would be the same, all would be softer or sharper.

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35 L II= f3,5
I guess this lens is no longer a rumor then  :P

LOL, yeah sorry about that!

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I don't absolutely agree that f8 is the sharpest.

I ran a "aperture sharpness test" in focal with all my lenses and the:

24 L II= sharpest at f2,5

35 L II= f3,5

50 L= better at 1,8 than 2,2, sharpest at f5

85 L= f5 (huge drop from f2 to 1,2)

135= f7.1

All lenses showed a fair amount of loss of sharpness any smaller aperture.

I use my lenses at the needed aperture, but I must admit, I use 2,5 with the 24 more now (instead of 1,8-2.0), and the 50 at 1,8

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:40:13 AM »
@Richard: Are you sure the "last AF is on the shutter" ? Because if I aim at something white and the AF-light strobes and the AF just sits there and I press the shutter, it does NOTHING, but if I release the AF-ON in the same no-af possible situation, it tries again.
Yes, if you have them both set to Auto-Focus (AF-On, not AF-Off) then release AF-On, then the last button that you press (Shutter Button) will set the final focus. If your white target didn't move then the  shutter button press had no reason to change focus.  Try focusing on something else to test it.

Ah, okay... So I set the shutterbutton to meter when pressed.. Yeeeeah, well then I guess it might not be for me then, just because, If I want to shoot a shot in One shot, I first have to press the m...f..n button to switch to One Shot from Ai, then push the AF-ON button on the back, hold them and then push the shutter. To me, using three buttons to take a picture is ridicolous.

You can just press and release AF-On to stop focus for a stationary photo.  So, you don't have to switch out of AI Servo every time.  if you would like the AF beep and confirmation then you would have to switch to One Shot.  You could also set up different Custom Shooting Functions for One Shot and AI Servo.  Personally, I wouldn't let One Shot be the reason that you don't use AF-On for tracking and the shutter button for image capture. I'm rarely in a rush when I use One Shot and you could always change the setting via AF Mode, so no need to hold any extra buttons in if you don't want to.  But, do what you feel comfortable with.

I took your advice and tried the AF-ON for AF and remove AF from the shutter (just metering). And now it's second nature. And focus and recompose just with releasing the button eliminated the need for One Shot for me.

Awesome advice, thanks!!

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