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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2014, 12:16:17 PM »
I'm still a 1D X newbie, but so far the only thing I wish it had was the ability to switch CF cards with the "Q" button like you can do with the 5DIII.  Having to dig through the menus to swap cards is pretty annoying.  There may be a way to fix this (other than adding it to My Menu), and I'll post it if I figure it out...


Use the Card/Image Size button.  By default, that setting uses the rear LCD panel (the little one at the bottom, next to the button) to change what's recorded to each card and at what quality, and which card is used for playback.  You can use C.Fn4 to change that so the main LCD display shows the setting information (it's the same menu you get on the 5DIII, I think).

Thanks!  I knew there had to be some way to do it, and of course you had the answer :).  That was really frustrating me so I really appreciate the help.

My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

Back to the thread, how about HDR like the 5DIII?  I haven't played with it too much, but after seeing some of Arthur Morris' work and this article on the CPN blog by Gary Schmid, I'm going to give it a try next time I'm in a situation like that. 

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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #75 on: March 31, 2014, 12:16:17 PM »

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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #76 on: March 31, 2014, 03:08:12 PM »
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?

Sorry I was very tired yesterday. The term I was looking for was the 61 point automatic selection AF, and it is not a ring but four brackets which surround the AF points in the view finder. To be honest I had not come across this problem before but at a certain set piece in a game I was using AF point expansion (8 points) and then had to switch rapidly back to the 61 point thing. I found that doing this in the poor weather, and at speed, it was often difficult for me to see when I had the right setting. I tried adding and deleting things to the AF choices I am given but that did not help.

It is not a big deal, but I wish those brackets were more obvious (which they are most of the time).
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #77 on: March 31, 2014, 03:16:30 PM »
My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

I just use the 2-sec timer, I find it works fine. 

You might consider a wireless remote, I use the hähnel Giga T Pro II and it works very well.  Or, if you have a pair of 600EX's or a 600 and an ST-E3-RT, you can use that to remotely trigger the camera.
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2014, 04:03:21 PM »
My next challenge - calibrating my lenses with FoCal in Manual mode.  Since my RC-1 won't work with it and my Canon RS-80N3 never worked (but Canon gladly charged me $200 to replace the socket in my 5DII >:(), I tried focusing and tripping the shutter by hand.  I ended up with results that were either Poor, Acceptable, or Excellent.  I think I'll get a cheap Fotodiox remote this time, but I might give the EOS Utility and "Quick Focus" a shot in the meantime.

I just use the 2-sec timer, I find it works fine. 

You might consider a wireless remote, I use the hähnel Giga T Pro II and it works very well.  Or, if you have a pair of 600EX's or a 600 and an ST-E3-RT, you can use that to remotely trigger the camera.
Hmm, I tried the 2s timer and it worked fine for most of the lenses, but the extender combinations are where I had trouble.  I think I'll try the wireless trigger as well, though it would be nice if Canon would just add the AFMA into the SDK.  They added it for the 6D, so it seems bizarre that they would not have it for the 5DIII and 1D X, the two bodies that are most likely to see AFMA use...
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #79 on: March 31, 2014, 04:38:37 PM »
I would like that the camera displays which AF setting you are switching to more clearly. This only really applies to certain weather conditions and lighting, but I sometimes find it difficult to see the outer ring when I am switching quickly while looking through the view finder - even when I am looking for it. This happened to me a lot today and it was very annoying. I think they could make the outer ring thicker or larger so it is more easy to see.

Like I said, this is only a problem when you are at a game and in a rush and with very poor weather etc.

Can I ask which ring you are referring to?

Sorry I was very tired yesterday. The term I was looking for was the 61 point automatic selection AF, and it is not a ring but four brackets which surround the AF points in the view finder. To be honest I had not come across this problem before but at a certain set piece in a game I was using AF point expansion (8 points) and then had to switch rapidly back to the 61 point thing. I found that doing this in the poor weather, and at speed, it was often difficult for me to see when I had the right setting. I tried adding and deleting things to the AF choices I am given but that did not help.

It is not a big deal, but I wish those brackets were more obvious (which they are most of the time).

Ah, I see. I removed the 61 pt auto select and zone AF when I bought the camera. I switched it on and see what you mean. What a out if you set your AE lock button for the 61 pt and AF ON for your other often used AF operation?

I do that with two separate AF cases.
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #80 on: March 31, 2014, 11:20:56 PM »
Ah, I see. I removed the 61 pt auto select and zone AF when I bought the camera. I switched it on and see what you mean. What a out if you set your AE lock button for the 61 pt and AF ON for your other often used AF operation?

I do that with two separate AF cases.

Thanks. My AE lock switches to One Shot and I like it that way. No problem, hopefully someone from Canon may see this thread and address the issue - even if it is a minor one.
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2014, 09:53:17 PM »
yes...i would add an intervalometer.
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #82 on: April 06, 2014, 01:48:27 PM »
If it hasn't been mentioned, a Silent Burst mode, like the 5DIII. 
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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #83 on: April 06, 2014, 04:59:46 PM »
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!

How would you remember what they are ? I have trouble remembering 3 !

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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #84 on: April 06, 2014, 07:33:37 PM »
I'd like 2-3 more C# settings.

me too!

How would you remember what they are ? I have trouble remembering 3 !

You could write it down on your smartphone. Smartphones are being used as external memory for the Human brain for so many things, one more won't be an issue.

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Re: 1D X - 1 Thing you would Add or CHANGE? either physically or Firmware
« Reply #84 on: April 06, 2014, 07:33:37 PM »