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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2014, 02:26:45 AM »
hahaha,

Good one! :)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2014, 02:26:45 AM »

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2014, 05:19:30 AM »
X users look like lone losers standing in the rain shooting as everyone else runs for cover….
hahahaaaaa      NOT.

1Dx weather seals work to get your job done. 8)

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2014, 09:14:31 AM »
Thanks, mackguyver for the laugh
3. Related to #2, my flash tried to keep up but ended up burning out
I especially enjoyed #3  ;D

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2014, 12:49:03 PM »
Thanks for all of the good advice and offers to trade or let me donate my camera.  I have scraped up enough of my 85 IQ points to figure out the camera, but as some of you have pointed out, the stupid thing didn't come with a lens.  No wonder my photos all came out black.  Luckily I still have my 18-55 IS kit lens that came with Rebel XSi, but it won't fit.  It looks like the weatherproof seal (?) is preventing it from screwing onto the camera.  Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Also, I still haven't figured out what happened to my microSD card.  I didn't have an SD card, but I put the little card in the camera as you all suggested.  It rattles but won't come out.

It seems that my problems would be solved by purchasing a second 1D X to even out my balance.  Either that or buy a Q-Ray band from that guy in the mall. 

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2014, 01:00:10 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2014, 01:06:53 PM »
Cool, might have to try that.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2014, 03:05:52 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"  ;D
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2014, 03:05:52 PM »

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2014, 04:41:52 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"  ;D
Yep, and I must have missed the "take it off" part because now I have a big hole in my mirror as well.  Talk about a light leak :'(

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #38 on: April 29, 2014, 06:03:55 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"  ;D
Yep, and I must have missed the "take it off" part because now I have a big hole in my mirror as well.  Talk about a light leak :'(

The extra hole will allow for some truly amazing and creative 'artistic' effects !
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 06:15:32 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"  ;D
Yep, and I must have missed the "take it off" part because now I have a big hole in my mirror as well.  Talk about a light leak :'(

The extra hole will allow for some truly amazing and creative 'artistic' effects !
Naw, a hole in the mirror won't show in photos.
It might whistle when the mirror flips up, that'd be different.
 
 
 
 
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2014, 08:08:45 PM »
Hi Folks.
Ok how many of you besides mackguyver had the same reaction I did? I will have to try that!  ;D

Thanks for the idea Neuro.

Cheers Graham.

Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2014, 01:25:06 AM »

10. I flipped some lever or something and now my viewfinder is blacked out???


Mine did the same so I drilled a hole in the viewfinder and now I can see again what I'm shooting.
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2014, 01:27:56 PM »

10. I flipped some lever or something and now my viewfinder is blacked out???


Mine did the same so I drilled a hole in the viewfinder and now I can see again what I'm shooting.

I usually just look OVER the viewfinder. Much easier, and works even when the lens cap is on (although then I can see what I'm NOT shooting). Whatever.
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2014, 05:39:13 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

Doh! I was going to suggest that!
If you can find a REALLY fine drill it works well.

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2014, 08:54:45 PM »
Maybe I can just tape a magnifying glass to the front or something?

Your 1D X came with a body cap.  Take it off, drill a small hole (slightly less than 1mm in diameter, a 1/32" drill bit would work) right through the first n in Canon, then put it back on.  You'll be good to go.

Of course, you won't be the first to do that with a 1-series body.   ;)

@ Neuro. You need to be very careful when you do this, otherwise, you might create "light leak"  ;D
Yep, and I must have missed the "take it off" part because now I have a big hole in my mirror as well.  Talk about a light leak :'(

The extra hole will allow for some truly amazing and creative 'artistic' effects !
Naw, a hole in the mirror won't show in photos.
It might whistle when the mirror flips up, that'd be different.
 
 
 
 
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Now the hole in the sensor, on the other hand....

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Re: 1D X Troubles (not funny)
« Reply #44 on: May 06, 2014, 08:54:45 PM »