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1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:03:04 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

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1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 12:08:29 PM »
Does it happen when a specific lens is mounted?
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 12:17:29 PM »
No specific LEN mounted causes it, .... i know one would think it was like an IS continually on problem... no happens with any or all lenses attached

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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 02:11:37 PM »
Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2014, 02:40:57 PM »
Hi candyman.
Which lens was causing problems on your bodies, this might help answer another post about a 7D battery drain if it was a 24-105 f4L
Link to question.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19970.msg377117#msg377117

Cheers Graham.
Edit to add link.

Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 03:10:13 PM »
Hi candyman.
Which lens was causing problems on your bodies, this might help answer another post about a 7D battery drain if it was a 24-105 f4L
Link to question.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19970.msg377117#msg377117

Cheers Graham.
Edit to add link.

Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem



Hi Graham,

It was the Tamron 24-70. Tamron replaced the circuit board of the lens. It turned out to be a known problen for a series of the Tamron 24-70.
 
Maybe there is an issue with the circuit board of the 24-105 if it only happens with that lens

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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2014, 08:17:56 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

thank you every one.

You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 09:04:44 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

thank you every one.

You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )
I get that with the EOS M and it's continuous AF setting, but what setting are you talking about on the 1D X?
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 09:42:10 PM »
I have 2 batteries and they invariably drain way below the shot number allotted, full charge put in the camera shoot about 100 frames let it sit for a day and some times when i come back to it I wake from a sleep.  Shoot 20 or 30 more frames  and that horrible last click sound of a dead battery when 15 minutes before,   the  battery said it was maybe one Bar off full.

both batteries do it. now i can shoot 1500 frame or more on a full battery just letting it sleep is a bit sketchy. My 7D just keeps on going and drains at what i would expect it to a long duration or multiple frames over days.


Please look at your 1DX batter life in a few situations tell em what happening for you this seems unacceptable every-time CPS has it they seem to gloss over the problem.

thank you every one.

You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )
I get that with the EOS M and it's continuous AF setting, but what setting are you talking about on the 1D X?
Camera does not auto switch off by default
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 10:29:00 PM »
You are experiencing this fast drain is because by default the 1dx's autofocus search was set to always on - i.e. the camera wasn't sleeping at all. Hence the drain. Once you've done a good setting customisation you will be fine. This is what happened to me when I first got mine 18months ago then I also saw other member posting the same issue before. Worth a check as it might well be the same cause. : )

To what setting are you referring?  I'm not aware of any to set the 1D X to continuously autofocus.  It's possible to disable the auto power off (although the LCD will still turn off after 30 sec).
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014, 01:24:26 AM »
I love you take time to reply , please tell me where AUTO FOCUS SEARCH is set ON.


i never see that exact setting, i see the camera sleep all panels go OFF.


how did you rectify it  :) ps i hope yer not pulling my leg :) eheheh

just want it to function like the 7D/5D charge it after REAL use.


please detail how to SET the AF OFF :)

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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014, 03:42:39 AM »
Hi candyman.
Probably not the other posters problem then.

Cheers Grham.

Hi candyman.
Which lens was causing problems on your bodies, this might help answer another post about a 7D battery drain if it was a 24-105 f4L
Link to question.
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19970.msg377117#msg377117

Cheers Graham.
Edit to add link.

Sorry I can't be much more of help. I don't own the 1DX. I just had a battery drain problem with my 5D MKII and 6D. it turned out that it was caused by a lens problem



Hi Graham,

It was the Tamron 24-70. Tamron replaced the circuit board of the lens. It turned out to be a known problen for a series of the Tamron 24-70.
 
Maybe there is an issue with the circuit board of the 24-105 if it only happens with that lens
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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014, 12:24:24 PM »
Remove the lens and let the camera sit, then see if it still happens.  That will narrow the issue down to camera or lens.

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Re: 1DX battery drain ULTRA fast
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 03:40:43 PM »
Are you using original OEM Canon batteries or generic 3rd party?
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