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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1 Now Available
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:49:22 AM »
If i upgrade and don't like it, can I have it setup EXACTLY the same as with 1.0.6 ?

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more menu options on "my menu"

Perhaps then "my menu" looses it purpose if it becomes crowded. I think.

At the very least they could've implemented "changing af scenarios" as an option for My Menu.

Question; if I upgrade to the 1.1.1 and don't like it, can I set my camera to function EXACTLY like it is with the 1.0.6?

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So the question is, when, in the name of everything, can I download?!

I can't say why I'm recommending this, but I'd strongly recommend trying the 1D X firmware update link again after 9 PM EDT today.

I won't ask, but thanks!  ;D

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So the question is, when, in the name of everything, can I download?!

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Lenses / Re: AFMA'ed the 24-70 mk.ii ... not sure I am loving this copy.
« on: October 17, 2012, 08:11:25 AM »
Were there such issues with the first of the 70-200 mk2's also? And with 16-35 mk2 ? And if so, did they get better or did people just accept them?

The reason why I'm asking is if this is a 24-70 mk2 issue, it's pretty useless... this is a very expensive lens and not that fast and should be almost no sample variation... I'd be pretty upset I think...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx Shutter speed TV->M
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:58:51 PM »
Same with Av also..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 15, 2012, 07:10:29 PM »
So you guys like the 5dmk3's metering better than the 1dx? i've never really found any one meter to perform much better than any other, but i do remember a few on this site really talking up the 1dx's meter as such an improvement over the 5dmk3. hmmm. yeah, they all get tricked. lately i've been using my 5dmk3 with a +2/3 exp comp. your exp comp works to 5/8ths?

You misunderstood, I overexpose on purpose, I like that for my images. And the metering is wayway better than anything I have ever tried.

Try the 5d3 with bright backlit subject and then do the same with the X, you'll notice the X is spot on and the 5d needs about 3 stops compensation.

Can the x intelligently spot meter when needed in a backlit situation if its set to something other than spot?

No, it's inconsistent.  You get bright, dark, dark, bright, etc.  However, it's not WORSE than the 5D3, it's just in that case it's not better.  You have to use spot metering.

OH, ok. Viggo made it sound like the 1dx would nail it when the 5d3 would be way off.

From my experience with both cameras trying difficult light situations, that is correct.

I hardly ever use the EC on the 1d , I'm not sure why some people don't get those results. Maybe it has to do with me using Ai and iTR tracking making the AE work together with what I focus on. For instance when tracking a backlit face in Average metering I don't at all need to swap to spot. In fact, 99,99% of my 20k shots are in Average mode. Not counting manual strobist stuff...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:42:55 PM »
So you guys like the 5dmk3's metering better than the 1dx? i've never really found any one meter to perform much better than any other, but i do remember a few on this site really talking up the 1dx's meter as such an improvement over the 5dmk3. hmmm. yeah, they all get tricked. lately i've been using my 5dmk3 with a +2/3 exp comp. your exp comp works to 5/8ths?

You misunderstood, I overexpose on purpose, I like that for my images. And the metering is wayway better than anything I have ever tried.

Try the 5d3 with bright backlit subject and then do the same with the X, you'll notice the X is spot on and the 5d needs about 3 stops compensation.

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Lenses / Re: DXO - lens reviews - 300mm f/2.8 IS II - that bad ???
« on: October 15, 2012, 04:24:21 AM »
I used to own the mk1 version and I haven't before or after seen anything that is as crazy sharp at 2,8. The 200f2 maybe.. corner to corner is insanely good wide open. I can't really see how the mk2 can be that much sharper, but certainly not LESS sharp. If you don't find the 300 2.8 sharp, then nothing will ever seem sharp.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 07:54:54 PM »
I own both, 1DX and 5D3.  Let me say this.  At high ISO, say 12,800, I can still print 8 x 10's or better with very fine detail and no noise with the 1DX with minimal processing, whereras the 5D3 requires a lot more post processing.  Also, the 1DX files can pull more shadow detail and highlight recovery.  Despite having 3 less MP's, the prints are substantially better.  My Nikon buddies who shoot sports, ie D4, say they wish they had a 1DX instead when they look at my RAW files and prints.

I have no experience with the D800/E.

The 1dx makes the D4 look like a toy. Sharper, better focus, better resolution, better lens mount, faster frame rate...

But one thing that the 1dx seems to do that makes me scratch my head is that it exposes differently. I've seen photos that were taken at the same time, same settings, same lens, but the 1dx is about a third stop darker. If I need to expose longer on the 1dx vs the 5d3, to me that defeats the point of the 1dx's cleaner ISO performance. You have any experience with this? Same thing with Nikon cameras, they seem to expose 1/3 to 1/2  stop brighter than canon at identical settings. That would be a pretty nice advantage it seems.

The 1DX auto ISO is annoying to be quite frank.  If you want to print, and you had used auto ISO, you better either 1. stop using auto ISO and expose to the right, or 2. add quite a bit of exposure in post.  It underexposes and this really shows up when you print 8 x 10's.  The thing it safeguards against is blown highlights, and that is something you must consider.  The 5D3's auto ISO I don't add much exposure in post.   Now, keep in mind, this would be with the same general metering, within reason.

Never hadde any issues like that with auto-iso. Maybe because I have moved the default 0 ev to +5/8?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 03:49:06 PM »
I've always bought and wanted better cameras, always been somewhat unhappy with everything. From 400d and the 5d, through the 5d2, 1d3 and 1d4 and the 5d3. Kind of big issues for me with all of them. Then I bought the 1d X, last camera i'll ever buy, do not even remotely care what Canon will replace with it.. Mind>Blown.... every single aspect from build and layout to IQ and functions. I can't stress enough how different from the 5d3 it is...

Is the banding really improved over the 5d3? I do like to push my shadows a lot, so that is one thing that has been bugging me about my 5d3. I shoot almost exclusively with natural light, so that is a big deal for me. And I know the d800e is amazing at pushing shadows.

Yeah, I can push the X-files (nerdyhumor) a lot more.

If I want the best possible shadows expose for them and pull down the highlights. For absolute shadowpush the d800 might be better, I don't know. I guess if that is on top of your list of important things. Look into the d800. For me I can get everything as good as I want, so I don't see why I could want a d800 just to push shadows 5 stops....


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1dx, or d800e?
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:54:30 PM »
I've always bought and wanted better cameras, always been somewhat unhappy with everything. From 400d and the 5d, through the 5d2, 1d3 and 1d4 and the 5d3. Kind of big issues for me with all of them. Then I bought the 1d X, last camera i'll ever buy, do not even remotely care what Canon will replace with it.. Mind>Blown.... every single aspect from build and layout to IQ and functions. I can't stress enough how different from the 5d3 it is...

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Lenses / Re: AFMA'ed the 24-70 mk.ii ... not loving it.
« on: October 14, 2012, 02:30:08 PM »
The only method I've found to give results is Focal. I've adjusted manually and never been happy, one situation great, the next horrible. Focal gives much better consistently great results. You can also get graphs so you can compare with other people's copies also.

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