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1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« on: August 08, 2012, 10:38:32 AM »
I have just noticed that on my 1D X, the functions of the ISO and EC buttons have swapped place. When "ISO" button is pressed you get to adjust not ISO, but exposure compensation. If you press "EC" button, you get to the screen where you can adjust ISO.
Anybody esle notice this?
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1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 11:34:19 AM »
When I press the ISO button, the ISO screen comes up.  I don't think I've ever pressed the EC/Aperture button, since just directly spinning the QCD applies EC.

But I didn't change that setting in the custom controls menu, and I'm guessing you did.   :P 

Access your custom controls menu (C.Fn5), and I bet you'll see that the QCD (one up from the bottom in the right column) is set to this (taken from p.341 of the manual):
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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 11:49:28 AM »
I haven't done this yet, but on the 1D4 you can set Av mode and minimum shutter speed, to let's say 1/500s.  You then turn ISO safety shift to ON, set your aperture, and put in Auto ISO.  You can also set EC, so that whatever value is chosen by the camera for ISO, corresponds to your EC value.  This is really usefull for indoor sports and I haven't tried it on the 1DX but I imagine it can do this as well.
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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 11:56:21 AM »
I haven't done this yet, but on the 1D4 you can set Av mode and minimum shutter speed, to let's say 1/500s.  You then turn ISO safety shift to ON, set your aperture, and put in Auto ISO.  You can also set EC, so that whatever value is chosen by the camera for ISO, corresponds to your EC value.  This is really usefull for indoor sports and I haven't tried it on the 1DX but I imagine it can do this as well.

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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »
When I press the ISO button, the ISO screen comes up.  I don't think I've ever pressed the EC/Aperture button, since just directly spinning the QCD applies EC.

But I didn't change that setting in the custom controls menu, and I'm guessing you did.   :P 

Access your custom controls menu (C.Fn5), and I bet you'll see that the QCD (one up from the bottom in the right column) is set to this (taken from p.341 of the manual):

Presely what happened! I guess this is a good example of "you need to read the whole story (or manual)". I only read the ISO part and made the change ???.

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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »
I haven't done this yet, but on the 1D4 you can set Av mode and minimum shutter speed, to let's say 1/500s.  You then turn ISO safety shift to ON, set your aperture, and put in Auto ISO.  You can also set EC, so that whatever value is chosen by the camera for ISO, corresponds to your EC value.  This is really usefull for indoor sports and I haven't tried it on the 1DX but I imagine it can do this as well.

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Re: 1D X EC and ISO button function swapped
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »