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Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2012, 08:35:36 PM »
Speed, (or others), any word back from Canon on the erratic/dimmed blinking of the focus points?  You mentioned you sent them an email,  and I am experiencing the same thing.   Also, anyone else experiencing this phenomenon?

Not yet, I'll message them again soon.  At the moment for some reason I can't send a message via their support page.

Edit: I rang them because their support site is down.
Their response was for me to send my camera in to them which is not currently an option for me.
Everything else appears to be working fine so I'll just turn off the red indicator for the moment & hopefully enough other people will complain to them so that they'll look to resolve the issue in their next firmware release.
If not I can probably send my camera in to them in January.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 09:37:34 PM by Speed »

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Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2012, 08:35:36 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2012, 05:23:03 AM »
*update* Underexposing 135 L.

It seems that too much rum&coke made me, for some reason, change my setting as to which focusing screen I am using. It was changed away from Standard. I don't know why the other lenses worked fine, but the 135 underexposed.
1dx, 24-70 L II, 50 Art, 200 f2.0 L

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Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2012, 03:30:46 AM »
Interestingly my wife changed her "low speed" - "continuous shooting speed" setting from 3 to 5 sots per second, (mine was at 7), & hers is playing up now also.
Setting it back to 3 shots per second doesn't get it performing properly again.

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Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2012, 12:36:15 AM »
What exactly was Firmware 1.1.1 supposed to solve?

I have picked up two 1DX bodies on Friday 8 December, numbers 053011002582 and 63012000973.

Upgraded both to Firmware 1.1.1

Went out to do BIF early on Saturday morning using a 400 2.8 Series II lens with a Series III 1.4 extender.
Body 053011002582 freezes solid and gives Error 80, have to remove battery to recover.

Later in the day body 63012000973 freezes solid when used with the 85mm 1.2 lens. Recovers when switched off, occasionally gives extreme overexposure with the 85 mm 1.2.

Let’s face it, on those occasions that the AF actually works, it is an amazing camera! Sharp BIF captures are reduced to merely selecting the proper focus option, pointing in the general direction of the bird and pressing the shutter button. High ISO allows high speeds that takes care of movement, a real pleasure to shoot, but only if it works.

I am not part of a Beta testing program, and I buy my own gear privately, so it is totally unacceptable to get reduced to a spectator with Canon gear in excess of 17000 dollars when the camera fails.

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Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« Reply #48 on: December 10, 2012, 12:36:15 AM »