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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013, 12:27:48 PM »
Hi guys!

Just a quick question, is it in anyway thinkable that the 1d X could have a firmware to add the silent mode of the 5d3?

The mode implemented in the 1d X really is a joke....

There is no silent mode on the 1DX...

It works if you just hold the button down after the shot and walk away :oP
LOL! I must admit that it took me a few seconds to figure what you said - but then it is 21:57 here...

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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2013, 12:33:44 PM »
Is this true (electronic first curtain) for other camera models as well (E.g. 5d3), or just the 1dx?


It's true for almost all of them, although with the higher end cameras (like the 7D, 5DII/III, 1-series) you have to have it set to the default Silent LV Shooting Mode 1, i.e. disabling Silent LV shooting means no electronic first curtain.  With the lower end cameras (Rebel/xxxD, not sure about the xxD), EFC is always on for LV shooting.

It works if you just hold the button down after the shot and walk away :oP


Actually, the real solution for a silent shooting mode on the 1D X is just to shoot from further away:

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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013, 12:44:43 PM »
Is this true (electronic first curtain) for other camera models as well (E.g. 5d3), or just the 1dx?


It's true for almost all of them, although with the higher end cameras (like the 7D, 5DII/III, 1-series) you have to have it set to the default Silent LV Shooting Mode 1, i.e. disabling Silent LV shooting means no electronic first curtain.  With the lower end cameras (Rebel/xxxD, not sure about the xxD), EFC is always on for LV shooting.

It works if you just hold the button down after the shot and walk away :oP


Actually, the real solution for a silent shooting mode on the 1D X is just to shoot from further away:




Haha! ;D Yeah, well that's actually how iot's done during Snooker-tournaments! They're way up in the stands behind glass, and even then the player's sometimes get the referee to make them stop shooting ;D
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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 01:28:35 PM »
AquaTech makes a 1D X silent mode, it's called the:

AquaTech 1046 Sound Blimp for the Canon 1D X Digital SLR Camera
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/879579-REG/AquaTech_1046_Sound_Blimp_for.html



Unfortunately, it costs $1200 (before adding on a lens tube, like an underwater housing), and adds a fair amount of bulk and weight (almost 3 lbs on its own) to the camera.
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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 02:58:23 PM »
The silent mode on the 5D MkIII is probably the biggest advantage it has over the 1D X for wildlife shooting. In fact, I was using it last year in a hide and the mammals were reacting to the IS and not the shutter. You solve one problem and find another :P.
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Re: 1d X "silent" mode.
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 10:58:32 PM »
The silent mode on the 5D MkIII is probably the biggest advantage it has over the 1D X for wildlife shooting. In fact, I was using it last year in a hide and the mammals were reacting to the IS and not the shutter. You solve one problem and find another :P.
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013, 10:58:32 PM »