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Jun 12, 2016 11:06 |  #1351

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Here is my wildlife video setup with the 800mm and 1Dx Mark II, loving the improved video features.

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Jun 12, 2016 11:20 |  #1352

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Here is my wildlife video setup with the 800mm and 1Dx Mark II, loving the improved video features.

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It's a good thing that lens is camouflaged. Don't want anything sticking out like a sore thumb. Lol




  
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Jun 12, 2016 13:31 as a reply to  @ post 18036899 |  #1354

Im having a love hate relationship with it still at the moment as it still keeps locking up on me when used for motorsport with the big whites to the point im using my 1DX again.

Have managed to get myself stuck in an argument over on DP review with a few fanboys who just wont believe its possible for a few units to actually be faulty and its turning into the same argument i had many years ago with the 1D MKIII,just feel sorry for the other lad who also along with a sports shooter photographer experienced the same exzact failure and lock up while using the 300 f2.8 and 500 f4.

Have tried different memory cards and batteries now so can see it going back to CPS but i am determined to get it to fail on a job again and video the failure to send along to CPS with the camera.

Locks up completely and requires a battery pull as the rear switch doesnt do anything and the top and rear screens stay on but the viewfinder display and A/F point go blank along with loss of focus and mirror locks in the open position.

Im sure its only one or two units but its still a pain in the arse that i cant use it for my main work at this time as i cant depend on it which then sits in your head for the rest of the life of the camera.


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Jun 12, 2016 14:01 |  #1355

Gadget-Guy wrote in post #18037129 (external link)
Im having a love hate relationship with it still at the moment as it still keeps locking up on me when used for motorsport with the big whites to the point im using my 1DX again.

Have managed to get myself stuck in an argument over on DP review with a few fanboys who just wont believe its possible for a few units to actually be faulty and its turning into the same argument i had many years ago with the 1D MKIII,just feel sorry for the other lad who also along with a sports shooter photographer experienced the same exzact failure and lock up while using the 300 f2.8 and 500 f4.

Have tried different memory cards and batteries now so can see it going back to CPS but i am determined to get it to fail on a job again and video the failure to send along to CPS with the camera.

Locks up completely and requires a battery pull as the rear switch doesnt do anything and the top and rear screens stay on but the viewfinder display and A/F point go blank along with loss of focus and mirror locks in the open position.

Im sure its only one or two units but its still a pain in the arse that i cant use it for my main work at this time as i cant depend on it which then sits in your head for the rest of the life of the camera.

Sounds like either a software bug or a 'brown-out' - which is a partial loss of power. The big whites require the most power to focus so I'd probably go with the latter. Basically a sudden power demand causes a localised voltage drop which can lead to some parts of the circuit resetting or malfunctioning but not others. The good news is that in either case it should be fixable in firmware with more careful sequencing. I think Nikon had a similar issue a few years ago (DBS - Dead Battery Syndrome).


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Jun 12, 2016 14:59 |  #1356

Gadget-Guy wrote in post #18037129 (external link)
Have managed to get myself stuck in an argument over on DP review with a few fanboys who just wont believe its possible for a few units to actually be faulty and its turning into the same argument i had many years ago with the 1D MKIII,just feel sorry for the other lad who also along with a sports shooter photographer experienced the same exzact failure and lock up while using the 300 f2.8 and 500 f4.

To be frank, the DPReview forums are a bit of a sewer - moderation appears to be non-existent, and (at least on the threads I've read) you barely seem to get through a page before one of a small number of usual suspects starts calling other people idiots. Interestingly there are some POTN members also on DPReview, but I don't see the empty vessels here; mostly because they'd last about 5 minutes before getting banned. It makes me very grateful for the quality of moderation on this forum.


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Jun 12, 2016 15:28 |  #1357

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It's a good thing that lens is camouflaged. Don't want anything sticking out like a sore thumb. Lol

Funny, not the most stealth is it ;-)a Camo works great for protecting the lens. Some animals do not even know its a lens with the camo :-)

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Jun 12, 2016 16:07 |  #1358

when 8 months a year of ice hockey isn't enough - the biggest ball hockey tournament in the world will have to do
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Jun 12, 2016 18:58 |  #1359

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Sorry more Bluebirds but they are my favorite songbird. The single male shot is a 4K screen grab, sooc except for a crop to make it a 16 x 24. All of the shots can be seen larger on flickr.

I have been using the 64gb cfast and additional 128gb cfast cards with no issues so far. Also I have seen a few post with lock up issues with larger lens, I am using the 800mm and 200-400mm with out issue so far. I have done 4k, HD and still work with both bodies with switching back and forth on the same card etc, so far so good. I did have one lock up when I unplug my external monitor from the camera with out shutting off first, this did cause a look up. Normally I always power down the monitor first, so I believe this was my error not the cameras. This happened the 2nd day I owned it, since then all is good.

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Awesome images Rob!
Quick question (again :) ), when you shoot 4K video, are you shooting with "screen grabs" in mind? Meaning, what is your shutter speed? Is it set for photo (fast) or for video (180 degree rule)?


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Jun 12, 2016 19:22 |  #1360

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Awesome images Rob!
Quick question (again :) ), when you shoot 4K video, are you shooting with "screen grabs" in mind? Meaning, what is your shutter speed? Is it set for photo (fast) or for video (180 degree rule)?

No I do not go with the screen grab in mind. When I want video then I have my settings for video footage and a screen grab is just a bonus. I am usually using 1/60 to 1/120 range with video. If you noticed my screen grabs are static so the low shutter speeds work fine and even with some movement they are sharp images too, just not as many. The fast shutter speeds would work great but terrible for the video end of things. You will also use tons of storage doing only 4k just for the screen grab. I will give it a try just to see the results but 14fps is not to bad and a larger file to boot for still pictures.


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Jun 12, 2016 19:54 |  #1361

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No I do not go with the screen grab in mind. When I want video then I have my settings for video footage and a screen grab is just a bonus. I am usually using 1/60 to 1/120 range with video. If you noticed my screen grabs are static so the low shutter speeds work fine and even with some movement they are sharp images too, just not as many. The fast shutter speeds would work great but terrible for the video end of things. You will also use tons of storage doing only 4k just for the screen grab. I will give it a try just to see the results but 14fps is not to bad and a larger file to boot for still pictures.

Got it!
I also, didn't try shooting video just for screen grabs. I may hold on to it until the Bald Eagle season starts ;) 4K at 60fps + 1.3 crop should bring some fun while "photographing" the fishing sequence. Of course, if AF keeps up with the action :D

BTW, thank for your response last week on FM. I ended up buying a fluid head and (mostly) solved my "video shake" problems. Thanks!


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Jun 12, 2016 21:19 |  #1362

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Have managed to get myself stuck in an argument over on DP review with a few fanboys who just wont believe its possible for a few units to actually be faulty and its turning into the same argument i had many years ago with the 1D MKIII,...

To be fair, we had a lot of that here too with the 1D3.
It took a Forum Admin with a bad 1D3 and a hair across his arse to keep it down to a dull roar ;)
I was a much more active photographer back then, took that 1D3 and it's replacement to Africa, Peru, Ecuador/Galapagos etc.. that was one very broken camera!

So sorry your going through it again, I know EXACTLY what it's like :(

You have a safe place here to discuss the problems you are having with the 1DX2, I give you my word.


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Jun 12, 2016 22:42 |  #1363

robamy wrote in post #18036968 (external link)
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Suh-weet setup!

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Jun 12, 2016 23:48 |  #1364

This bird is the devil but forcing me to work harder/smarter in trying to image him/her other than on perch. Reading the above post (thanks Rob), mabey
I need to be doing video instead of images!

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Jun 12, 2016 23:49 |  #1365

Scott_online wrote in post #18037152 (external link)
Sounds like either a software bug or a 'brown-out' - which is a partial loss of power. The big whites require the most power to focus so I'd probably go with the latter. Basically a sudden power demand causes a localised voltage drop which can lead to some parts of the circuit resetting or malfunctioning but not others. The good news is that in either case it should be fixable in firmware with more careful sequencing. I think Nikon had a similar issue a few years ago (DBS - Dead Battery Syndrome).

Yeah, this sounds like a plausible scenario (the D500 seems to have a couple of similar lockup reports with high current draw when performing certain actions (external link).

I haven't tested the 1DX2 extensively with my big whites (400/2.8 or 200/2) but will do so later this month and I'll see if I can reproduce any problems.




  
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