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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 06:31:00 PM »
Did anyone have the AFMA problem that the camera suddenly applied an "to all" setting of +8?

I had to go in and check that it wasn't applied every now and then (when I rememebered) and turn it back to "pr lens" it kept the settings when I switched back it just applied for all.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: GODOX Propac PB820
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
I use Sanyo eneloop.  They will last 3 years and still keep most of their charge.  If you have Sanyo NiMH, they will retain a good charge for about 6 months.
If your batteries discharge in a week, something is drastically wrong.  If they are left in a piece of equipment, its probably defective.
Ordinary rechargables all ended up in my junk bin over two years ago.
 
http://www.eneloop.info/home/performance-details/self-discharge.html

I used to sell the Eneloop's at my old store, but they looked and were cheaper than the 2700's from Sanyo. Anyway, they are history as I bought myself two packs of the Godox. No more charging 6 rounds of AA's :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A99 Rumored Specs "Leak"
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:14:49 PM »

So....the entile screen is filled with dotssssssssssssssssssssssss ;D

LOL...have to focus with live view b/c you can't actually see through the viewfinder because of all the AF points.

That's why Canon made them black! So they won't interfere ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 02:05:02 PM »
The AF at Extreme low light works better than before.

Really? I'll be sure to try out asap! Thanks for the tip.

*UPDATE* Nope, absolutely no difference with mine with the same tests I did yesterday against the 5d2...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Brightscreen Focus Screens?
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:39:20 AM »
The 5D MK III as well as the 1DX have a new AE system that no longer gives accurate exposure with many focus screens.  Hopefully, this one is not a issue, but many of the Canon focus screens will mount, but require manual exposure adjustment by trial and error, or use of a light meter, exposure bracketing, etc.

I've wondered about the EG-S for the 1d X. Is it a constant mis-metering if you will? Like a tilt-shift lens that underexposes one way of shift and over the other. If so, I could just finetune the 0 EV in the X and it would work as normal. I would REALLY like software support for the EG-S...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:27:30 AM »
i have mountain lion and no card reader. i can't update it. ha!
Usually I update camera body firmware through Canon software directly via USB cable. So I don't need card reader at all.

Is it me or did the menu speed up also? It feels faster when selecting menu-items...
You know that feeling when you have updated video card driver on your computer from version 162.31 to 162.62 and the colors became juicy, motion pictures smoother and everything started working faster. That's how self-deception works  ;)

Ah, so you mean how people just guess on something without having any means of knowing?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:21:08 AM »
Is it me or did the menu speed up also? It feels faster when selecting menu-items...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 27, 2012, 05:52:16 PM »
Even if you're not a cps member, give them a notifaction on this.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Speeding up 1DX foc lock... Any tips?
« on: August 27, 2012, 12:40:20 PM »
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...
5D2 focuses fast and hits in low light...   ::) funny, my 5D2 never did either

I didn't say track, and unless you have tried both, spare me the comments.

I, as many others, have just testet, the Ai servo lock time and in what light, is way better on the 5d2 using center point than the 1d X. And I don't think it's funny, I think it's bullsh!t and goes show yet again what Canon knows about AF systems. They use about 20 times as many crosstype points and 5 dual-cross, and still it doesn't do any better than nikon or an old 5d2 which cost half.

For me this isn't a HUGE issue, but when in a situation like wedding-receptions and other low-light portrait-stuff, this is of great significance.

I wonder how the 1d X is for concerts compared.

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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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