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Software & Accessories / Delkin memory cards
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:04:57 PM »
Are Delkin memory cards the only UDMA 7 CF's manufactured in the USA?  They are certainly more expensive than SanDisk and Lexar (especially if one or the other is on sale).  Just wondering if they are worth the price difference?

B&H quotes the price of a Delkin 32 GB UDMA 7 1000X at $199.99.  A comparable Lexar is on sale for $132.24.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 01:03:39 PM »
Thanks for the help.  Just a little over cautious I guess.


Sorry to keep asking questions but I really would hate to mess this up.

If Canon says the file is 33.04 MB then that should calculate to 33,812,480 bytes (33.04 X 1024).  The extracted FIR file that I have downloaded is 32,988,060 bytes according to the "properties" function. 

I confess I am not a computer person but it sounds like my file is not complete.  Any help appreciated.

Mine says 33 MB on disk (32,988,060 bytes).  You're fine, just go for it. 

BTW, your math is wrong, you need two factors of 1024: bytes to kilobytes then kilobytes to megabytes (meaning 32,988,060 bytes = 31.46 MB), but also hard drives have a minimum block size that means files take up more room than their actual size, and that minimum block size increases with larger drives, and is dependent on the OS.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:25:24 AM »
Sorry to keep asking questions but I really would hate to mess this up.

If Canon says the file is 33.04 MB then that should calculate to 33,812,480 bytes (33.04 X 1024).  The extracted FIR file that I have downloaded is 32,988,060 bytes according to the "properties" function. 

I confess I am not a computer person but it sounds like my file is not complete.  Any help appreciated.





1MB = 1024 bytes

Before I install this firmware update I thought that I had better ask for a little help.

If I am reading the Canon web site correctly the FIR file should be 33.02 MB once expanded.  However, when I download the file, expand and then right click to properties I show the downloaded file to be 32,988,060 bytes.  I have downloaded and expanded the file two times and get the same 32,988,060 bytes on both downloads but the apparent difference caused a little concern.

When in doubt ask for help.  Do I have the full file for updating?  Want to be sure before attempting to install on the camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.0.6
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:57:06 AM »
Before I install this firmware update I thought that I had better ask for a little help.

If I am reading the Canon web site correctly the FIR file should be 33.02 MB once expanded.  However, when I download the file, expand and then right click to properties I show the downloaded file to be 32,988,060 bytes.  I have downloaded and expanded the file two times and get the same 32,988,060 bytes on both downloads but the apparent difference caused a little concern.

When in doubt ask for help.  Do I have the full file for updating?  Want to be sure before attempting to install on the camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dX dust in viewfinder
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:35:44 AM »
I read somewhere on the Internet that you really need to be careful and turn your camera off before changing lens to help prevent dust on the focus screen.  The reasoning, as I remember, was that when the camera is on that there is a small electrical charge on the screen that attracts dust.

Anyone know if this is truth or fiction? I try to always make sure mine is off before swapping lens but from time to time will get in a hurry and forget.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dX dust in viewfinder
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:43:53 PM »
Wycmfdm -- I live in a small town in the southeast and there is not a qualified Canon service facility within a hundred miles.  For that reason I send all my service work to the Canon factory service center in New Jersey.  With second day air service from UPS it really makes no difference where you live.  Using second day air service I can usually have the camera back in my hands in about a week.

You can go to the Canon web site for more information on service and repairs.

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EOS Bodies / Autofocus guide
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:56:07 PM »
Does Canon offer a printed and bound version of the revised autofocus guide linked above or is it just available in PDF?

Sure would like to have a printed and bound version to keep in my bag along with the camera owners manual.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Has anyone bought from Primotronix?
« on: August 16, 2012, 12:05:19 PM »
Why not try our good friends at lensrentals.com

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D X custom WB question
« on: August 14, 2012, 09:26:43 AM »
Is there a way to register an AF point, keep it registered and then turn off the visual reminder in the viewfinder?

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EOS Bodies / 1D X custom WB question
« on: August 13, 2012, 09:44:09 PM »
Once a custom white balance setting has been recorded is there a way to delete it?  I realize it is possible to record a new setting over the old one but I was wondering about clearing the setting all together.

Thanks for the help.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Cool Stuff - PimpYourCam.com
« on: August 10, 2012, 10:48:18 PM »
Think I'll pass on the IPO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX lock up?
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:08:33 PM »
Thanks to all of you who are trying to isolate this problem.  Your efforts will certainly help all of us 1D X owners.

Just wondering if there is something going on between the mode dial and the pop-up flash unit?

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EOS Bodies / What happens to the olympic equipment
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:12:40 PM »
I was amazed at the picture of all the cameras and lens Canon has available for photographers at the Olympics.  Just wondering what will be done with all that nice equipment when the Games are over?  Will it be refurbished and sold as such?

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Thanks for the clarification on how the charger handles two batteries.  I only have one battery at this time but look to get another when they are more readily available.

Taking two batteries on a short trip is a great idea however my next cruise is a little over three weeks long so that won't be an option.  Got to figure out how to pack all the 1D X equipment in my roll along bag that was set up for a 5D II.  Guess I'll pull out all the compartments and start over.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Battery Charger LC-E4N for 1D X
« on: July 22, 2012, 02:49:57 PM »
The LC-E4N battery charger for the new 1D X is quite large and requires a separate power cord.  It will charge two LP-E4N batteries at one time as well as measure the battery performance (although the camera will do this as well).

While the LC-E4N works very well and is a nice unit I am concerned about the size of the charger.  As mentioned, this boy is rather large and will be difficult to pack in carry on luggage for air travel.  Sure do wish Canon would offer a "travel model" charger for the 1D X for one battery at a time that would plug directly into an electrical socket without the having to use a power cord (like the charger for a 5D II.


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