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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dX dust in viewfinder
« on: October 01, 2012, 12:15:44 PM »
For those who have to send the camera away for cleaning, how do you pack it? And then how do you ship it (UPS, FedEx, next day, etc)?

I live in the bay area, and the closest Canon service is near LA.

I'll admit that physically sending my camera somewhere seems unsettling to me.


Shawn L.

Not sure everyone would find this useful, but a friend's camera has the ability to set minimum shutter speed as a function of focal length (e.g., 1/f). Seems like a big benefit for non-IS lenses. Though, this could just be my lack of skill :)

Shawn L.

Sweet. Thank you, seanature.

Shawn L.

Thanks again, Drew :)

Shawn L.

Wow, I totally misread your first message, Victor (I missed the "need" part). My bad :)

If you don't mind sharing, what methodology do you use when you clean?

Shawn L.

Thanks, Drew & Victor.

Is there a Canon location near you, or do you send it in?

Sending it in seems very, very unappealing to me.

Also, I've heard some people mentioning getting their camera back with a sensor as dirty as it was when they sent it in.

If you don't mind me asking, which Canon facilities have you had good success with?

FWIW, I'm in the San Francisco area.

Shawn L.

Canon General / Any recommendations for how best to use an Arctic Butterfly?
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:12:31 PM »
A bought an Arctic Butterfly (724 SB) to rid my camera of the Canon-supplied extras it shipped with (really, they couldn't clean this before shipping it!?). I seem to have successfully moved the dust particles around on the sensor, but I'm not sure I've removed any of them.

I've made two passes, both dry. Would getting some cleaning solution on the bristles help? Or are two passes too few (do I need more patience)? Is there a different product I should try, instead?

As I'm completely new to this, any insights, comments, or suggestions are most welcomed :)


Shawn L.

Technical Support / Re: 1Dx froze with black screen.
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:47:59 PM »
Here's my original post on the subject:


Others posted some nice debugging tips in there including using chkdisk (PC) to make sure there's no issue with the memory card.

Shawn L.

Technical Support / Re: 1Dx froze with black screen.
« on: September 23, 2012, 08:35:52 PM »
I had the same thing happen with my first copy of the 1DX. I heard something that sounded like the shutter locking up, and then the camera was dead. None of the buttons worked, couldn't bring up the menu, etc.

Turning off and back on solved it for me.

After wrestling with what to do, I eventually returned that copy (I was lucky, it happened within the first 30 days); the replacement hasn't shown the issue. Though, to be fair, it has far less actuations than the other one did when it locked up (happened around 2,200 photos).

I didn't get an error code on the screen, and I looked through the error log on the camera, and it didn't seem to know that this had happened. Could just be a hard crash.

What BIOS version are you using? Mine happened with the BIOS that originally shipped.

Wish you lots of luck :/

Shawn L.

1D X Sample Images / Space Shuttle Endevour over where I work
« on: September 22, 2012, 11:20:40 AM »
Captured this yesterday with a Canon 1DX and an EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 II
1/800 sec, ISO 100, f/7.1

Youre essentially paying for the software that costs the company money and time to develop. Programmers arent free guys.

Being a programmer myself, I agree :)

Shawn L.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:45:48 AM »
deveraux, that leopard shot is strikingly gorgeous. Great job :)

Shawn L.

Let's see if this works (attaching the files sure didn't).

Okay, these were taken at the Galinburg Aquarium.

1D X Sample Images / Re: San Francisco Zoo
« on: August 21, 2012, 06:03:39 PM »
Thanks, Menace :)

Shawn L.

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