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1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:07:30 AM »
Coming from a 5DIII, I'm having some issues with my 1D X.  Some of them might just be my ignorance, but others are just frustrating me.  And a few just seem impossible to solve.

First of all, it took me 3 or 4 days to figure out that the rubber plug was not the battery.  After removing that, I was able to get the battery into the camera.  After another week of experimenting, I realized that Canon has moved the power switch back to where it was on my 5DII.  That seems so backwards from a supposedly innovative company.  After that, I ran into the following:

1. My camera is missing the mode dial 
2. I'm scaring people and filling up my memory card because each time I push the shutter it goes really fast
3. Related to #2, my flash tried to keep up but ended up burning out
4. It's missing the pop-up flash, just like my 5DII and 5DIII.  What's happened to Canon's quality control?
5. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the battery grip off
6. The memory card door is on the back and won't slide open
7. It came with a double battery charger, but only one battery, I must have gotten ripped off - damn white box sellers!
8. My charger came with a cord instead of a flip out outlet - must be a foreign model?
9. My camera has 3 extra DOF preview buttons - they must have had a lot of spares?
10. I flipped some lever or something and now my viewfinder is blacked out???

Any assistance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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1D X Troubles (not funny)
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:07:30 AM »

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 10:16:25 AM »
You missed the biggest problem - the camera didn't come with a lens.

Get one of these:



It's got 16 MP, so it's really almost as good as the 1D X, but much simpler to operate.  Good luck!
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 10:42:59 AM »
You missed the biggest problem - the camera didn't come with a lens.

Get one of these:



It's got 16 MP, so it's really almost as good as the 1D X, but much simpler to operate.  Good luck!

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 10:45:18 AM »
Coming from a 5DIII, I'm having some issues with my 1D X.  Some of them might just be my ignorance, but others are just frustrating me.  And a few just seem impossible to solve.

First of all, it took me 3 or 4 days to figure out that the rubber plug was not the battery.  After removing that, I was able to get the battery into the camera.  After another week of experimenting, I realized that Canon has moved the power switch back to where it was on my 5DII.  That seems so backwards from a supposedly innovative company.  After that, I ran into the following:

1. My camera is missing the mode dial 
2. I'm scaring people and filling up my memory card because each time I push the shutter it goes really fast3. Related to #2, my flash tried to keep up but ended up burning out
4. It's missing the pop-up flash, just like my 5DII and 5DIII.  What's happened to Canon's quality control?
5. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the battery grip off
6. The memory card door is on the back and won't slide open
7. It came with a double battery charger, but only one battery, I must have gotten ripped off - damn white box sellers!
8. My charger came with a cord instead of a flip out outlet - must be a foreign model?
9. My camera has 3 extra DOF preview buttons - they must have had a lot of spares?
10. I flipped some lever or something and now my viewfinder is blacked out???

Any assistance or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 10:56:40 AM »
Apparently you havenĀ“t tried to make a video yet ...  ;)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 11:01:39 AM »
Snore.  Can we get some better jokes around here??  These are lamer than popsicle stick jokes lol.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 11:06:34 AM »

5. No matter how hard I try, I can't get the battery grip off


Have you tried using a crowbar?

It's probably best that you go back to your 5DIII and let me take the 1DX off your hands. It sounds like a total headache, but I like challenges and would even pay you for it. How 'bout $1K? Or we can trade straight across for my 70D?






It was worth a try, wasn't it?  :P

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 11:19:28 AM »
New to the site but happy i found it, need a good laugh once in a while. Like someone else said, I'll take the 1DX of your hands I have an old 120 film camera i'll send to you.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 11:38:34 AM »
LOL thanks for the giggle.  I needed it after another IT caused issue at work.

Oh yeah, congrats and RTFM.   ;D
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 11:39:01 AM »
hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

one more time: hahahahahahahaha

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 11:43:17 AM »
You forgot... You're bringing a heavy brick that can smash through stone with ease.  Also you're thinking of having a massage everytime you use it.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 11:43:35 AM »
You need to go back and check your specs.  The 5diii does not have a pop up flash.  Hmmm. Maybe i got ripped off.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 12:41:32 PM »
I'm glad most of you are enjoying a bit of my silliness.  Sometimes I just need to take things less seriously.  Either that, or I really am an idiot :o  I like some of the creative comments about crowbars, bricks, and compacts :)  Also, I'll consider trading my camera for a 7D II, 3D, or 1D X II, but only if it comes with a 14-24 f/2.8, 100-400 II or 50L II.
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 12:41:32 PM »

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 01:52:01 PM »
4. It's missing the pop-up flash, just like my 5DII and 5DIII.  What's happened to Canon's quality control?

WHAT!?!??!!
The 5DIII have pop up flash???, I must have gotten ripped off - damn white box sellers!!!!
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 01:58:51 PM »
Cute  :)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
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