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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2013, 06:25:03 AM »
"In Evaluative metering mode, the metering is always weighted toward the selected AF point.  That's true on the 1D X, it's true on a Rebel/xxxD.

What the 1-series bodies have that lower bodies do not is Spot metering linked to the AF point."

Thanks, neuroanatomist.  I never knew this was a fact, but after reading your reply, I did find an article on Imaging Resource confirming what you wrote.

I've often metered off of a face (while in evaluative mode), then recomposed to put, say, a corner AF spot on the face, and gotten unexpected results.  Finally knowing what is happening should be a big help.

Thank so much for contributing helpful replies and info as often as you do.

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2013, 06:25:03 AM »

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2013, 07:25:13 AM »
"In Evaluative metering mode, the metering is always weighted toward the selected AF point.  That's true on the 1D X, it's true on a Rebel/xxxD.

What the 1-series bodies have that lower bodies do not is Spot metering linked to the AF point."

Thanks, neuroanatomist.  I never knew this was a fact, but after reading your reply, I did find an article on Imaging Resource confirming what you wrote.

I've often metered off of a face (while in evaluative mode), then recomposed to put, say, a corner AF spot on the face, and gotten unexpected results.  Finally knowing what is happening should be a big help.

Thank so much for contributing helpful replies and info as often as you do.

You might find Spot metering (center of frame) or Evaluative metering plus AE Lock to be useful in that situation.  That way, you can lock both focus and exposure based on your intended subject, and then recompose for your final shot.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2013, 07:22:11 PM »
It's January. Where is the is the Firmware upgrade??

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2013, 08:17:08 PM »
It's January. Where is the is the Firmware upgrade??

You're kidding, right?  First, it's still December for me. Second, it'll be January for 31 days.  Ask again in 30 days...
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2013, 08:55:54 PM »
I'm In January already here in Ausie.

I want it now.

You can wait till it's 2014 at your end of the world.

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2013, 09:14:47 PM »
I want it now.

Tell Canon...  When they say 'January' it means by the end of the month.  Patience is a virtue. Yaddah yaddah.  ;)
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2014, 10:32:31 AM »
OK, I'm ready for it!  The suspense is killing me!  Actually, I don't really expect it to be released until the end of Jan.
Should be great when it does get here!
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2014, 10:37:08 PM »
Today when I dropped off my camera at Canon service center, I asked them to update the firmware for me. So it is done.  But when I try the following  "viewfinder can now be illuminated in red with a half-press of the shutter in AI Servo AF mode, for easy viewing of the selected point."

www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/EOS1DX_firmware

I tried that in AI Servo mode,  pressed halfway but don't see and red dots on the view finder. 

I don't see  what they mentioned " Three choices will be selectable from the menu system: Non-illuminated, Illuminated (Normal) and Illuminated (Brighter). ".

Am I blind or something?  Can someone let me know what i did wrong.   I thought all these are in the latest firmware.


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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2014, 11:04:58 PM »
It's there:

AF page 5 (AF5)

VF display illumination: press "Set" then "Q"

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2014, 02:12:53 AM »
Got it working!  You are the best !



It's there:

AF page 5 (AF5)

VF display illumination: press "Set" then "Q"

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2014, 03:21:30 AM »
I just got it downloaded last night, but didn't have time to play around with it. I was wandering how exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO was working. Which buttons/dials control the compensation, since both dials initially are allocated to f-stop and shutter speed?

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2014, 06:21:13 AM »
Got it working!  You are the best !

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2014, 08:50:29 AM »
I just got it downloaded last night, but didn't have time to play around with it. I was wandering how exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO was working. Which buttons/dials control the compensation, since both dials initially are allocated to f-stop and shutter speed?

Update: He who searches finds ... Got it!

Use the "Q" button/menu

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2014, 08:50:29 AM »

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2014, 11:10:21 AM »
it says i can't download it for apple OS mavericks

anybody else have this issue?   or can i just download the mountain lion or lion version and it will be just fine?
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2014, 11:41:51 AM »
it says i can't download it for apple OS mavericks

anybody else have this issue?   or can i just download the mountain lion or lion version and it will be just fine?

It's just a zip archive with the firmware file inside.  The ML or Lion downloads are fine.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2014, 11:41:51 AM »