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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 1DX Focusing Screen
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:34:31 PM »
OK I've been a bit of an idiot and marked the focusing screen on my 1Dx. It came back from Canon Service today after getting the sensor cleaned for the issue described in this post; http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11331.0 . Sensor a lot cleaner but not perfect, 3 noticeable bodies on it, tried activating the sensor cleaning several times to no avail.

Anyway on taking the camera out of the box I looked through the viewfinder to see a foreign body right in the middle of the viewfinder. How it could leave the Service Centre with that I don't know. So got the blower out to give it a couple of gentle wafts and it slipped and its marked the focusing screen. Does anyone know if there are focusing screens out there that fit the 1Dx? I can see the EC-D fits the 1 Series camera but apart from a place in New Zealand which says that fits the 1Dx I cant see anywhere else that says there is one.

Its not the end of the world, only really noticeable if I'm looking at a plain'ish image that I can see it but if I have to send it off to Canon to get it replaced I would.

Any help appreciated.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1 in the Wild
« on: January 24, 2013, 06:52:43 PM »
My 1Dx is due back from Canon (England) tomorrow, went in to get the sensor cleaned as a result of realising I had the dirt issue showing up at F16 and above. They had it for around 24 hours this week so I'll double check it and post if it has been changed to 1.2.1. Doesn't sound like a mega upgrade anyway, I tried to check the Canon UK website to see if its available to download anyway but I strangely cant get the site to load.

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For the first year in about 10 I wont be getting a tax rebate (UK terminology). I had a lucrative business deal last year that sees me needing to pay a low end 6 figure tax bill by the end of January. There'll be tears in my eyes that day at the Bank.... I'll be paying more tax in the UK this year than Amazon did probably, joke.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II
« on: January 15, 2013, 07:21:50 PM »
Excellent review. I've had this lens for nearly 2 years and use it primarily for shooting football (soccer) matches and it is just superb. Matched with the 1Dx I rarely miss a shot and if I do its usually my fault for setting the camera/autofocus wrong. I agree the only real downside is the weight, it really is heavy at circa 1.4kg. The use of a Black Rapid strap has helped big time though.

If you can afford it this lens is without doubt the medium tele-zoom to buy. That said I've considered re-purchasing the F4 non IS, just for its low weight, it is a great lens too.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:02:52 PM »

sharon by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Where is the street scene location? Looks typically somewhat British, Scottish even, including the rain.
Thanks guys :-) sharon is a great girl a very fun to work with.The location was south queensferry at the forth bridges :)

Thought it looked Scottish, great shot.

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Great prices for these, the 128gb card after tax is currently $200 or so on Amazon.com, in the uk on Amazon that card will cost the equivalent of $360.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:12:44 PM »

sharon by Lseriesglass, on Flickr

Where is the street scene location? Looks typically somewhat British, Scottish even, including the rain.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX "Caution 02" Warnings AND Filthy Sensor.
« on: December 20, 2012, 05:02:44 PM »
Nazereth, meant to say I got a phone call from a nice lady at Canon a couple of days later asking me to send in the body for repair. I told them I wanted it over xmas so it'll go to their UK Head Service facility in the new year. I'll let you know how it goes.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm F2.8L IS
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:04:57 PM »
Standard, it was Lightroom 4.

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Lenses / Canon 100mm F2.8L IS
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:48:08 PM »
Hi, I've had this lens for a while now and its not one I use too often however I noticed the other day that in shots I used it for that it is showing exif data of 105mm and not 100mm when used on a 1Dx. Previously it had been ok and showing at 100mm, I've just checked it on my 7D and it is showing as 100mm. I've not come across exif data being misread before, anyone else seen this with either this lens or any other? Not the end of the world but just a query.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX "Caution 02" Warnings AND Filthy Sensor.
« on: December 12, 2012, 12:32:02 PM »
Nazereth, I got this reply from CPS Rep;

"Thank you for your message.
Sorry to hear you are having some issues with your camera. We cannot comment on online forums.
For speed, for all servic related queries, please contact the main Canon Service Centre in Elstree. You can reach my colleagues directly on 08009 xxx xxx option 2 to arrange this. If it is just dust, it should be a relatively straight forward job."

From Canon Services after raising a ticket;

"Dear Mr. Doyle,

Thank you for your request and for contacting Canon.
Your enquiry has been forwarded to our product specialist team, who will investigate further. Please be aware that you will be contacted regarding this within 5 working days.

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and to thank you again for contacting Canon.

Should you have any updates or questions concerning your escalation, do not hesitate to update your request by replying to this email.

Yours sincerely,

Canon Services"

I'm expecting something more specific back from Canon Product Specialist Team however as you can see on the CPS Rep response they dont or wont comment on issues raised on Forums, which I can kind of understand but as I pointed out Customers only have forums to in order synchronise their issues, without them we'd be stuffed.

Once I get more infor from both of the above I'll let you know how I get on.




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX "Caution 02" Warnings AND Filthy Sensor.
« on: December 10, 2012, 11:08:30 AM »
I got my 1Dx back in early August however in the first month or so I did not shoot much at F22. I went away on a trip to the Isle of Skye and did a lot of shooting at F22 and noticed I had a lot of marks in my shots. I assumed it had been marks caused by seawater splashing up on my lens/filter and I had not cleaned it properly. I had not made the connection between F22 and the dust until I read this. Having just done a couple of tests its clearly a major problem at F22 and decreasing as I go down through F20 to F16 or so. I have used a 7D for nearly two years and never had this issue once and having just checked a number of my seascape images shot at f22 there is not any evidence of dust on them. I'll get in touch with Canon UK and let you know what they say.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: The First Canon EOS 6D Video Footage
« on: November 28, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »
maybe i'm an idiot, but i thought that it looked really good.

I agree, particularly the bars with the pink sprinkles on top.... ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: The First Canon EOS 6D Video Footage
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:48:25 PM »
I watched it in HD on a 27" mac and I did not think it looked all that bad, but then I'm no video expert. I could see the moire but thought it was sharp in the right areas. I used to have a friend who listened to music years gone by on old vinyl and all he did was spend his time looking for flaws, I see that time and time again with people on forums. More interested in criticising sharpness at 200% in the bottom left hand corner of a frame that 99.99% of people don't look at instead of just getting on with it, there's a guy like that at my Camera Club, will criticise everyones images technically, but has never entered a competition himself. He spends 99% of his time at his pc instead of 99% of his time behind the camera.

Anyway was "(1250 is very mush usable)" a deliberate typo?  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:38:31 PM »


I also think it will have built in wifi and gps like the 6D has.

As long as it has a mag-alloy chassis, it most probably will not have integrated GPS and WiFi.  The mag-alloy chassis acts as a Faraday cage, preventing decent radio reception/transmission.  Canon would probably compromise on the integrity of the chassis in order to get the wireless antennas into a position where reasonable radio performance is possible.

Fair point.

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