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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2014, 03:07:59 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.

Sounds good, thanks!
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2014, 03:07:59 AM »

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2014, 10:51:32 AM »
I was excited to read that the "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."

Am I missing something, or does it only allow setting it to BLINK red, intermittently - whether in 1 shot or AI Servo (but not allow the old style red focus boxes to be show consistently/steadily)?   [I've set "VF display illumination" to "ON" and tried both "(Normal) and (Brighter) for "AF point during AI Servo AF"'  ???

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2014, 10:54:50 AM »
I am excited by allowing exposure comp in Manual and removal of the restriction of fast shutter speeds in AutoISO.

STILL MISSING: the ability to dial in > 30 second exposures on camera. Yes, I get that they want to sell $130 TC80N3 intervalometers, but it sure would be nice to set Bulb for night shots.

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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2014, 04:58:14 PM »
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?

update....you have to have the latest version of EOS utilities( 2.13.40) to successfully download the firmware update.

just in case anybody else is having an issue.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2014, 12:30:49 PM »
I was excited to read that the "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."

Am I missing something, or does it only allow setting it to BLINK red, intermittently - whether in 1 shot or AI Servo (but not allow the old style red focus boxes to be show consistently/steadily)?   [I've set "VF display illumination" to "ON" and tried both "(Normal) and (Brighter) for "AF point during AI Servo AF"'  ???

This 'feature' predates the v2 firmware - it was added via firmware update some time back after customer requests, since initially the AF points didn't light up at all during AI Servo.  AF point illumination blinks intermittently in AI Servo, is steady on in One Shot.  With the transmissive LCD, the light used to illuminate the AF points affects the metering, so the blinking allows it to meter in between blinks.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 01:34:16 PM »
I've noticed low light, low contrast AI servo AF is a bit better, not sure if it's placebo though.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 03:06:42 PM »
I've noticed low light, low contrast AI servo AF is a bit better, not sure if it's placebo though.

I'm getting more and more impressed with the upgrade, I've shot 67.000 actuations on the 1dx in the last 15-16 months and can safely say it's a lot better in my case. Kids faces are the worst for AF and now it works beautifully. I adjusted some settings like the 1st/2nd image priority towards focus and less for release. I use Ai Servo 100% of my shots.
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Re: New 1DX Firmware Version 2
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 03:06:42 PM »