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Mar 08, 2017 13:15 |  #3511

K Soze wrote in post #18295451 (external link)
Why do you need single shot? Hit BBF in ai servo and then take your finger off. That is single shot focus. My * is set up to change focus points for BIF.

I prefer the beep to know I am in focus. Also every situation does not require Al Servo so it is nice to always have it handy with a press of a button encase some action happens in front of me. The point of my setup is you will always be prepared. Al Servo doesn't always work great with stationary subjects.


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Mar 08, 2017 13:26 as a reply to DJHaze596's post |  #3512

Ok. Thanks


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smythie
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Mar 08, 2017 13:40 |  #3513

I believe also that One-Shot allows flash AF assist too where in Servo you don't have that, even if you are basically using it the same way with BBF


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Mar 08, 2017 13:53 |  #3514

DJHaze596 wrote in post #18295410 (external link)
Let me solve this silly question with a video.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=VOX3GLv7i48 (external link)

Thanks for the video, at least now I can see what you are doing. Couple things though...

1. I'm not taking camera setup advice from someone who calls it "AL Servo", it's AI Servo (that's with an "i").  :p

2. The original question was about setting up the buttons on the front of the body (M-Fn2 and DoF buttons), not the * button.

3. You're projecting your own needs on others when you say that every 1DXII user should set their camera up that way. I'm glad it works for you, but I promise you that the setup that I use is of far more use to me.




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Mar 08, 2017 13:59 |  #3515

ShadowHillsPhoto wrote in post #18295515 (external link)
Thanks for the video, at least now I can see what you are doing. Couple things though...

1. I'm not taking camera setup advice from someone who calls it "AL Servo", it's AI Servo (that's with an "i").  :p

2. The original question was about setting up the buttons on the front of the body (M-Fn2 and DoF buttons), not the * button.

3. You're projecting your own needs on others when you say that every 1DXII user should set their camera up that way. I'm glad it works for you, but I promise you that the setup that I use is of far more use to me.

Judging me on my way of talking yet criticizing me on my way of using the camera. Very Hypocritical dude. People pronounce ISO differently too. Who cares? The point was clearly presented and you understood it.

Anyway, I am not forcing anything. The guy on the previous page was asking about Back Button and I showed it in video form because it is better understood versus text. I am not bashing anyone. Just showing people how I personally use the camera and what I think is the best way. If you have a different setup then showcase it rather than bashing me. We are all here to provide photos and learn. Show Light....


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Mar 08, 2017 14:11 as a reply to DJHaze596's post |  #3516

Lighten up Francis, it was a joke. Hence the  :p.

Also, you may want to look up the definition of hypocritical, if I was truly doing both of the things you said, that wouldn't be at all contradictory. I didn't criticize the way you setup your camera, I criticized your blanket statement that everyone else should set theirs up the same way. Like I said, I'm glad your setup works for you.

BTW- I've heard "eye es oh" and "eye-so" but never "el-so". (That's another joke.)




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Mar 08, 2017 14:20 |  #3517

ShadowHillsPhoto wrote in post #18295529 (external link)
Lighten up Francis, it was a joke. Hence the  :p.

Also, you may want to look up the definition of hypocritical, if I was truly doing both of the things you said, that wouldn't be at all contradictory. I didn't criticize the way you setup your camera, I criticized your blanket statement that everyone else should set theirs up the same way. Like I said, I'm glad your setup works for you.

BTW- I've heard "eye es oh" and "eye-so" but never "el-so". (That's another joke.)

That's fine, Maybe I should of been more clear like "This is what works for me personally" I apologize for that.

All good. :-) and would like to know your setup that works for you.


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Mar 08, 2017 14:50 as a reply to DJHaze596's post |  #3518

No problem, it was just some light sarcasm but that doesn't always convey well on the internet. No offense was intended. Anyway, I've described my method on here before, I think in this thread not too far back. If I'm 100% clear on what you are doing then I think it's pretty similar. I don't have my camera in front of me but I think you have your * button set to AF-ON, and then using the submenu to specify One Shot. I do the same thing, but through the submenu I have it set to utilize all AF points. My AF-ON button is set to activate AF with whatever mode/point/zone I currently have selected. Again, i dont have my camera in front of me so that's a rather crude explanation from memory.

Normally I use AF-ON as your typical BBF setup. I shoot a lot of BIF though, and the * button gives me a sort of "hail-mary" button for that or other action shots where tracking with a single point may be problematic.




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Mar 08, 2017 23:07 |  #3519




 :p


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Mar 09, 2017 08:13 |  #3520

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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Mar 09, 2017 10:21 |  #3521

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18293572 (external link)
My first "long" lens was the 100-400 v1. It wasn't good enough, so I bought a 300 2.8 II about 4 years ago. I used it heavily as a bare lens and also with the 1.4xIII and 2xIII extenders. However, after the 100-400 II came out, I found myself using the 300 II less and less. I ended up trading it in on the 1DX2.

So I shoot airshows with the 1DX2 and the 100-400 II. Depending on the show, I will use the 1.4xIII if the planes are further away. Performance of the gear is excellent either way. I haven't done an aerobatic show per se. The Breitling team is as close as I've come, and the 1DX2 had plenty of reach for that.

I've never used a 1D4, so I can't compare IQ. The 1DX2 definitely has better IQ than the 7D2.

Here are some of my airshow shots:
http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=18​099982
http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=18​119390

Great photos & comments, thanks for sharing.


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Mar 09, 2017 10:40 |  #3522

Tc202 wrote in post #18293586 (external link)
I don't miss the lack of "reach" with a 7d II because the files from the 1DX II hold up extremely well if you need to crop. Also, the files are so much cleaner in relation to noise.

That's good to know.
I remember 3 yrs ago I took my 6D to an air show. I looked at a few of those images now and applied a heavy crop, and the IQ remains excellent.
I probably shouldn't be concerned about the lack of "reach" when using the 1DXII. If the 6D image holds up well to crop, then I
suspect the 1DXII will be just as good if not better.

I wonder if the most recent batch of 1DXII's are having the oil spots on the sensor problem? Hopefully it's something Canon
has corrected by now.


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Mark ­ A.
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Mar 09, 2017 12:55 |  #3523

Hopefully this is not off topic, but seeing the recent air show posts and I bet that many EOS 1DX Mk II owners will at some point use them there, B&H has a new tutorial on photographing air shows.

I hope this is OK to post:

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...-how-photograph-air-shows (external link)

(I have no affiliation with them, other than I'm considering setting up automatic withdrawals from my paychecks :-P)




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Mar 09, 2017 16:18 |  #3524

Put an order in for a 5DIV tonight so I'll be posting there soon. Keeping the 1DXII so I'll still be here too :-D


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Mar 09, 2017 16:22 |  #3525

dexy101 wrote in post #18296675 (external link)
Put an order in for a 5DIV tonight so I'll be posting there soon. Keeping the 1DXII so I'll still be here too :-D

Great, Derek. I'll be very interested to hear your opinion on the differences. I'm saving madly for a 1DXII - I need it for the shinty!


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