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HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:32:35 AM »
Or at least I think it is strange

I set my 1Dx to AEB (firmware v2.0.3) in manual exposure mode.

According to the manual, the camera should adjust the shutter speed.  What I observed is that the camera adjusts whatever is on the main dial.  When I have the aperture control on the main dial, it is adjusted.  When I have the shutter speed on the main dial, it is adjusted.

Is something wrong with my camera/firmware or is the quirk in the firmware?

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HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:32:35 AM »

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 03:09:42 AM »
I got a reply back from CPS and they said the behavior is normal.  That AEB adjusts whatever is on the main dial (!)

Lots of information I found on the web contradicts this - so beware, bad information is all too common. 

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 04:09:29 AM »
RGF, good to know.

When you say "main dial", are you referring to the dial near the shutter release?
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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 05:42:00 AM »
isn't that what's supposed to happen?

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 10:49:39 AM »
I can confirm that happens with my 1D X as well.  I really can't think of a time I'd want variable DoF in a bracketed set of images, though...   ???
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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 03:14:38 PM »
RGF, good to know.

When you say "main dial", are you referring to the dial near the shutter release?

Yes.  That is what canon calls it

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 03:17:18 PM »
I can confirm that happens with my 1D X as well.  I really can't think of a time I'd want variable DoF in a bracketed set of images, though...   ???

Agree.     Nice to have option but I would like to have it set on the menu.   I like to set M mode so that the main dial is aperture and the quick dial is shutter speed (similar to AV mode)

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 03:28:21 PM »
I like to set M mode so that the main dial is aperture and the quick dial is shutter speed (similar to AV mode)

So do I.  But I've always shot bracketed shots in Av.
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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 04:41:46 PM »
I like to set M mode so that the main dial is aperture and the quick dial is shutter speed (similar to AV mode)

So do I.  But I've always shot bracketed shots in Av.

Mostly shot HDRs in Av except if I plan to stitch them to make a pan

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Re: HELP - strange 1Dx AEB behaviour
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 04:41:46 PM »