I'm finding my 1DX metering now to be a bit more sensitive to specular highlights. Having done a wedding at the end of Dec last year I hadn't used it much except for a few social occasions (presentations etc).
Since I loaded the latest firmware and it's been to Canon Elstree it nearly caught me out big time last Friday night photographing the local church Baptisms and Confirmations.
Simply put it now seems to really dial back the exposure if a few specular hightlights are in the scene. I'm no rookie to this and have looked out a few threads on the 1DX underexposing nearly as much as 1 stop in some cases.
Having done a few tests this morning I've found that an 'average' scene with maybe a couple stops of difference is ok but, then include (even on the edge of the frame) a specular highlight and the metering dials back severely.
Even multi-spot it does. Multi-spot on an 'average' scene and it's ok, then mult-spot and include just one area of spcular in say a four/five spot case and it really dials exposure back. Ok, I often bracket in these cases if the action is fast moving like lining up family groups with the Bishop for instance which covers the problem nicely.
Looking at the in-camera compensation (menu) which Canon say shouldn't be needed if I dial in a half stop over base it's then slightly over-exposing the 'general' scene.
Has anyone found this since the last firmware update? Curious to know.