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Lenses / Re: Canon at the London Summer Olympics
« on: July 31, 2012, 07:24:55 AM »
So does anyone know who the lucky guy with the 200-400 is?  He's not using a pro body (note how he's holding the camera for a vertical shot).  5D Mark III maybe?

He's using a pro body.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help with 1D X serial number
« on: July 31, 2012, 06:50:46 AM »
Mine's 04XXXXXXXXX9

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I'm guessing it's still on for Mid-Sept. and by "guessing" I mean that's what my friend at Canon told me they'll be available. :)

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Technical Support / Re: DIY sensor cleaning - what to buy.
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »
I use the VisibleDust route.. anti static blower, loupe.. (if clean) stop there. else.. arctic butterfly, loupe (if clean) stop there. else Vswab (wet cleaning) that should take care of things from there.

been doing it myself for the past 4 years or so.. never had any problems.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What CF card for 1D X?
« on: July 26, 2012, 07:07:46 AM »
I got a Sandisk Extreme Pro 90MB/s UDMA 6 32 GB which I've been using on my 7D then on my 5D II for the past 3 years or more with no complaints.

On my 1DX, however, I decided to go for a pair of 32GB Lexar Professional 1000x UDMA 7 (no complaints to date).

Cheers!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New 100-400 & Coming Announcements [CR2]
« on: July 25, 2012, 09:27:52 AM »
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...We still think a bunch of new lenses are coming down the pipeline from Canon. How many? By our count we hear at least 6 new lenses for the EF & EF-M mount before the end of 2012...

i'm guessing the 24-70 II , the 24 f/2.8, the 28 f/2.8 and the 500 and 600 mm?

Care to name the 6 lenses you've heard mentioned?  Does this include the 200-400mm f/4 that was previously mentioned as 'in devolopment' and is currently in use in very limited quantities at the top sporting events.  I'm guessing the 100-400mm replacement is also included in that number, what are the other 4?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why 18MP???
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:34:38 AM »
Eighteen megapickles is really a great size.
I think one megapickle is more than enough.


Hahahaah,, Nice one  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X NOT compatible with Pocket Wizard!
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:18:41 AM »
Just to toot THAT horn again, it works perfect with the Phottix Odin and always has. Tried with the first firmware on a Sample 1d X and it worked. Used it a lot on my 5d3 and it works without a single hitch, no matter which speed I shoot.

The Phottix Odins come up from time to time when compatibility issues with PocketWizard is discussed.  One must keep in mind that the two companies are from two different countries that operate under different laws.

Phottix is a Chinese company, and is simply forwarding the stock Canon flash code on to its receivers.  They can only get away with this by operating outside the USA.  On the flip side, as an American company PocketWizard cannot use Canon's codes without violating US patents.  To get around this, they reverse engineer the flash codes, transmit a proprietary PocketWizard code, which is then converted back to Canon's coding on the receiving end.  A bit of a mess which requires the long and tedious process of reverse engineering when new products launch.  Unfortunately, it's the only way PW can operate in the USA and remain legal.  If all they were doing was sending out Canon signals in a PocketWizard branded box (the Phottix approach), they'd be slapped with a lawsuit in no time.

There are pros/cons to both systems, and pros/cons to working with a foreign manufacturer vs. a US supplier.  To each their own.  I just think it should be understood why one system often works "out of the box" when the other does not.

.. I never thought of it that way.. Interesting to know!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs D4
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:16:11 AM »
I'm still surprised they picked the D4 as the better high ISO ... :S

Having used both, my humble opinion would be the the D4 might a touch cleaner (1/3 of a stop or 1/2 stop at most) all the way to ISO 6400.  Then from ISO 6400 onward, it seems the 1DX is better.  For the first time I shot some ISO 16,000 this week-end with the 1DX and they were actually very usable!!!

I haven't had the chance to try the D4..yet. but I'm starting to believe that this is the case. :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX vs D4
« on: July 22, 2012, 05:55:33 PM »
I'm still surprised they picked the D4 as the better high ISO ... :S

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Just check mine and yes, turning off and on the linked AF points does make the problem appear and disappear.

Thanks!

...as well as the AFMA settings.  Changing to a C mode will zero out your AFMA settings if you had not set them and saved them in the C mode first.

That shouldn't be the case.  At least, it's not for me (nor on my 5DII or 7D).

Same here, changing the "orientation linked af point" to "select separate AF points" is the CULPRIT!!

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I think that only the relatively new lenses are chipped for serial number, i.e. lenses designed after Canon decided to add that feature to the 1D X.  A CPN article states, " If the serial number of your lens isn't detected it's possible to register a serial number for a lens within the camera menu."

My 70-200 II serial number was never detected, my 40mm f/2.8 pancake serial number is shown, even as the AFMA values for it are zeroed out.

So your setting for the 40mm is being lost, eventhough it's being recognized by the camera.. Euff.. will try the 8-15 one more time.

The camera isn't recognizing the lens has having been previously registered with an AFMA value. It still reads the model name and serial number off the lens just fine. Like John said, lenses released before 2011 (even if they were purchased after then) do not have the serial number on the chip. For example, I have a 70-200mm IS II that was purchased in mid-2011 that does not show a serial number on the 1D X (and on the 5DIII).

I tried the 8-15.. settings are saved.. tried changing the lens.. (the 50 1.4) is being recognized as "01" meaning it's thinking that it's another 50 1.4.. turned off the camera, attached the 8-15.. settings are retained!!

I can't make any sense from this..

The camera numbers lenses sequentially, regardless of the model. So you have the 8-15mm registered in slot [00]. When you mounted the 50mm 1.4, that lens was set to be registered in slot [01]. If you didn't register a value and mounted another lens, it would still show [01]. If you did register a value for the 50mm 1.4, then mounting a third lens would show [02].

Yes.. I mistakenly thought "each" lens started it's own numbering... I just checked the settings for the "orientation linked AF point" and it was "Same for both vert/horiz".

so that's why the settings for the 8-15 were being saved..  will try to change it to "select separate AF points" and try the 8-15 again.


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I tried the 8-15.. settings are saved.. tried changing the lens.. (the 50 1.4) is being recognized as "01" meaning it's thinking that it's another 50 1.4.. turned off the camera, attached the 8-15.. settings are retained!!

I can't make any sense from this..

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I think that only the relatively new lenses are chipped for serial number, i.e. lenses designed after Canon decided to add that feature to the 1D X.  A CPN article states, " If the serial number of your lens isn't detected it's possible to register a serial number for a lens within the camera menu."

My 70-200 II serial number was never detected, my 40mm f/2.8 pancake serial number is shown, even as the AFMA values for it are zeroed out.

So your setting for the 40mm is being lost, eventhough it's being recognized by the camera.. Euff.. will try the 8-15 one more time.

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One more thing worth noting..

I tried my 100mm L , 85 1.2, 16-35 II, and 50 1.4 and all had the same issue like the 70-200.. the camera wouldn't recognize the serial on its own.,


the 8-15 fisheye, however, did recognize the serial and I tried saving the settings for AFMA and they worked..

Figures... the camera isn't recognizing the lenses!!!

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