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Awesome new 1DX Firmware....!!!

 
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Jan 09, 2014 14:19 |  #151

EmaginePixel wrote in post #16591564external link
Since I use BFF exclusively, was hoping this feature allows me to use 'AF-ON' button for One-Shot and the ' * ' button for AI-Servo... leaving the trigger for metering only.

That's indeed possible.


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Jan 09, 2014 14:26 |  #152

Before I get lost, what is BFF? I've seen BBF abbreviated for Back Button Focus, but BFF to me is still slang for Best Friend Forever.




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Jan 09, 2014 14:39 |  #153

oh.. my bad... yes, BBF (back button focus).


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Jan 09, 2014 14:42 |  #154

EmaginePixel wrote in post #16591564external link
Since I use BFF [Sic] exclusively, was hoping this feature allows me to use 'AF-ON' button for One-Shot and the ' * ' button for AI-Servo... leaving the trigger for metering only.

If you use BBF, why not just press and release the AF-ON button for One-Shot type focus (in AI-Servo mode) and press and hold for servo focus? That ability is one of the advantages of BBF in AI-Servo mode.


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Jan 09, 2014 14:46 |  #155

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Just like I try telling you about canon and their firmware, here is this 2.03 firmware date shows 12/10/13 they been holding this for a hold MONTH... Just like I try telling YOU!

Bold letters plus caps plus an exclation point and italics. Wow.


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Jan 09, 2014 14:49 |  #156

Zivnuska wrote in post #16591683external link
If you use BBF, why not just press and release the AF-ON button for One-Shot type focus (in AI-Servo mode) and press and hold for servo focus? That ability is one of the advantages of BBF in AI-Servo mode.

I do just this but One-Shot is more accurate for static subjects and will grab focus in lower light than AI-servo (I think because it uses a longer sample time). Being able to toggle between the two is quite useful.


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Jan 09, 2014 14:51 |  #157

N2bnfunn wrote in post #16590066external link
Just like I try telling you about canon and their firmware, here is this 2.03 firmware date shows 12/10/13 they been holding this for a hold MONTH... Just like I try telling YOU!

I have beta software that's older than that and not released. If we are to assume that the final version was completed a month ago, I dont see the issue. It has to be tested rigorously. My company only has a two week rule for a hundred users. four weeks for thousands of users seems ok.


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Jan 09, 2014 14:57 |  #158

Charlie wrote in post #16591717external link
I have beta software that's older than that and not released. If we are to assume that the final version was completed a month ago, I dont see the issue. It has to be tested rigorously. My company only has a two week rule for a hundred users. four weeks for thousands of users seems ok.

You would probably add two weeks more if those two weeks happened to span Christmas and the year shift. Your two weeks would probably be two working weeks - not two holiday weeks.


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Jan 09, 2014 15:50 |  #159

Scott_online wrote in post #16591704external link
I do just this but One-Shot is more accurate for static subjects and will grab focus in lower light than AI-servo (I think because it uses a longer sample time). Being able to toggle between the two is quite useful.

However one of the new features in this firmware is the ability to use a longer sampling time before the first shot, when using Servo AF, in order to improve continuous focusing in low light. So with firmware 2.0, the 1DX may be the best Canon when it comes to using Servo AF in dim conditions.


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Jan 09, 2014 16:26 |  #160

apersson850 wrote in post #16591627external link
That's indeed possible.

How?

apersson850 wrote in post #16591877external link
However one of the new features in this firmware is the ability to use a longer sampling time before the first shot, when using Servo AF, in order to improve continuous focusing in low light. So with firmware 2.0, the 1DX may be the best Canon when it comes to using Servo AF in dim conditions.

I'm with Scott on this. I can't trust my 85L on Servo mode... not even close. When shooting primes around F2, I prefer one-shot mode only.


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Jan 09, 2014 16:46 |  #161

pwm2....

> new Nikon announcement....

I really don't think Canon "rushed" to do anything after the Nikon so called announcement. Methinks Canon knew well beforehand about the D4s and rather than make the 1Dx absolete and release a 1Dxs ala Nikon, they decided to release a major FW upgrade which is probably more cost effective and revenue generating than Nikon's tactics.

>yes, I think you should own and use the camera you are offering, so called, expert opinions....

Sorry, I didn't understand the owner/employee analogy. I will read your posts about the 5D II, 40D and Elan however.

>YELLING....

Yes, responding in caps is SHOUTING. Responding in bolded caps is YELLING. Making a valid and lucid response to a previous comment is prefered. It is not necessary to bold or make any words into caps to try and clarify your point. We can read your posts and understand and "get" your arguments.

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Jan 09, 2014 17:04 |  #162

how come there isn't an "awesome new 5d3 firmware..." ???


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Jan 09, 2014 17:15 |  #163

notastockpikr wrote in post #16592026external link
pwm2....

> new Nikon announcement....

I really don't think Canon "rushed" to do anything after the Nikon so called announcement. Methinks Canon knew well beforehand about the D4s and rather than make the 1Dx absolete and release a 1Dxs ala Nikon, they decided to release a major FW upgrade which is probably more cost effective and revenue generating than Nikon's tactics.

>yes, I think you should own and use the camera you are offering, so called, expert opinions....

Sorry, I didn't understand the owner/employee analogy. I will read your posts about the 5D II, 40D and Elan however.

>YELLING....

Yes, responding in caps is SHOUTING. Responding in bolded caps is YELLING. Making a valid and lucid response to a previous comment is prefered. It is not necessary to bold or make any words into caps to try and clarify your point. We can read your posts and understand and "get" your arguments.

Have a nice day


I can't help you understand how the relevance of ownership or usership (yes, invented word) of cameras would make zero difference to this discussion.

Bolded caps? You thinking about this post?
http://photography-on-the.net ...?p=16590066&postcou​nt=137
Or maybe this?
http://photography-on-the.net ...?p=16570702&postcou​nt=119
OIr maybe this?
http://photography-on-the.net ...p?p=16390262&postco​unt=16

Sorry - none of them mine. Or are you thinking I'm posting under multiple signatures?

I have multiple times written ISO, FPS, MP etc - but they are expected to have capital letters, so no shouting involved...


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Jan 09, 2014 17:16 |  #164

idsurfer wrote in post #16592083external link
how come there isn't an "awesome new 5d3 firmware..." ???

The 5D2 did get an awesome new firmware. The 5D3 got a bug-fix to make it usable with focus assist :p


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Jan 10, 2014 02:04 |  #165

EmaginePixel wrote in post #16591966external link
How?

Set them both to AF/metering, but when you have that selection screen open, press INFO. There are more new options available under the detail's screen you access with the INFO button. One of the new items is the selection of One shot AF, Servo AF or don't change the current mode.


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