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EOS Bodies / Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 24, 2012, 04:50:44 AM »
when I first slide in the two batteries each single "charge" light by each battery lights up for a few seconds then all of them (3 for each battery) 50% 80% 100% blink forever all at once...never stop...

Which color do they flash? if they're red, push the CAL button...

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 II L USM
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »
"Noah Fence" ;) I like that.

In fact what I do the first minute I turn on a new 1-series, is remove recording modes like, bulb, Tv, P and such. I limit it to whatever I need.

That being said, adding stuff would also mean you can leave them out.

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:34:33 PM »
@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. Same thing in One Shot, if I lock with either button the other doesn't do anything as long as the first is pressed. SO if the AF-ON has priority then I can keep AF on both buttons for reasons mentioned below.

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.

In Ai though, it's pretty great! Canon should do a combo, where I can have One shot at the shutter button alone, and then Ai on the AF-ON button, so when it's pushed it's Ai on the AF-on and only release on the shutter, and if I just want one shot release the AF-ON and take shot like you always have (with One Shot focus).

Third Party Manufacturers / GODOX Propac PB820
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »
Anyone used these? I'm so tired of charging AA's with my 3 CP-E3 battery-packs it's not even funny, and EVERY time I want to use them the batteries have drained. I used 2700 mAh Sanyo AA's and after a week I had to charge again (they haven't been used)

So now I want something I can plug directly to the batterypack and charge them all at the same time.

I read good reviews, and the price is great and I've looked inside one and it looks pretty good!


How does it hold up after a year or three's use? Do they keep their power level, do they fall apart? I'm not a person who throws them to the ground two times a day, but they will be put to use.

1D X Sample Images / Re: San Francisco Zoo
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:09:17 AM »
While we're on the subject of 1d X and WB.

I use a Color Checker Passport to calibrate my colors. However, using the 1d X and sample off the built-in grey card, I'm suppose to get highly accurate WB to use and sample the color checker, but it just turns out VERY warm and orange no matter how I expose the greycard. Anyone else tried this? I haven't tried another greycard, but it always worked with the 5d2.

Third Party Manufacturers / Phottix Odin, the only thing wrong, fixed!!
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:02:23 AM »
The only small issue I had with the Odin's are now fixed, VERY glad to see this!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 20, 2012, 06:04:27 PM »

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:10:00 PM »
And the 1d X keeps deliever these moments no camera have been able to respond to before.

I live 6 minutes from the biggest zoo here, so I can pop by a few times. These were all from today.

I used Case 6 and pulled down tracking sensitivty to -1, and 8 pt surrounding. Where all my other cameras gave up when something snappy happened, the 1d X tracks like a hooked fish.

I can't wait to find more situations for this camera. I miss my 300 now....

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:05:17 PM »

Blue-footed booby landing by PVC 2012, on Flickr

Camera   Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture   f/2.8
Focal Length   190 mm
ISO Speed   5000

Awesome composition, and fantastic capture. And man these birds look great, somewhat retarted, beautfiful and funny.

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:19:29 PM »
I've started to use the AF-ON button as AF-ON and not OFF lately, and it takes a lot of stress off my triggerfinger. But wasn't there an option on the mk4 where the shutterbutton would only take the picture and not (also) AF? The way I have the 1d X set up now is so that both the AF-ON and the shutterbutton do AF. I kind of like that way if I just press the shutter (old habit VERY hard to turn) I still have normal AF operation.

I have the dof button to stop AF and the m***f***n button no.2 to switch to One Shot. Do you guys have it primarly set to Ai or One shot?

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:39:52 PM »

I fire a 3-4 shot burst on every shot I take.  That way at least 1 or 2 will be spot on.  If you depend on one shot in any Canon DSLR's AI Servo mode, the hit rate with something this challenging will be less than 70%, in my experience.  So switch to AI Servo, "L" burst rate, which is 3 max.  Or you can select "H" and shoot say, 4 shot bursts.  I've found this to be superior to tracking cases and hit rates.

Yeah, I have it at 12fps, and I would usually shoot off 2-4 shots of a small event, like a surf-trick, but I like to get better at tracking and understand really how to set up the gear and how to track for best possible results. And many of the shots from today were just ONE shot, and they were still perfectly focused, and with the shortened relase-lag , it's hard to miss with this incredible camera. But I can always improve!

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 19, 2012, 02:22:52 PM »
Glad you're happy with the results.  It certainly looks like it nailed focus.

Now, we all need longer lenses again! :)

Yeah, every shot was pretty much as sharp as they come with the 135. I struggled a bit with the MA, my FoCal software said -9, but I had it at -7 before and went back and forth on those, ending up on the last shots at -8. Came home and calibrated again with way longer distance to target, and ended up with -8  :P

The diffcult thing was to keep the surfer focused when the waves came up between me and the surfer. I couldn't use Case 2 as this would lead to a lot of OOF pictures. I backed down the auto switch, as mentioned, and it helped a great deal.

Any other hints for both tracking erradic movement AND ignoring subjects that momentarely block my subject? I used 8 pt surrounding, and I must say, it worked way better than anything I have ever tried (I had a 5d3 and 1d4)

EOS Bodies / Re: Your Canon EOS-1D X user tips
« on: August 19, 2012, 11:20:52 AM »
So I thought it was the Wakeboard finals today, but no, it was only wakesurf, yesterday was wakeBOARD. Wakesurf are for chilli'n and when you're hung over, so very little to watch and try camerawise.

Completely flat but bright (backlit) made it even worse.

I used Case 6 and bakced off the auto-switch one step, seemed to work great. What an AF system this is!

Here's an example. Had to use gradients to not end up with suuperfalt light like the raw was.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:05:07 AM »
FF mirrorless ;D

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