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May 11, 2009 22:40 |  #1591

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Congrats! Try custom function 01 to turn on your viewfinder info. Probably a good idea to reset all functions to default and set them for what you prefer.

Have fun.

Custom function 01 leaves on the viewfinder info during the exposure only. To the best of my knowledge, ISO setting info is only available on the body's top display window only. Generally speaking though, ISO is something that one doesn't normally monkey around with as much as aperture and shutter speed adjustments which do show up in the viewfinder info display. ISO is normally something you set once for a shooting session based on what your lighting conditions are and need to compensate via ISO adjustment for that. I do agree though that it would be nice if that info was displayed in the viewfinder but I it's not and life goes on! ;)

Resetting the camera to the factory defaults is definitely a good idea when buying used though.

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May 12, 2009 03:12 as a reply to  @ The Ghost of FM's post |  #1592

Custom Function 8.....

I have mine set to display the iso and shots remaining in the viewfinder.


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May 12, 2009 06:14 as a reply to  @ Scuff's post |  #1593

Thanks for that info, I know the manual says you should be able to see the ISO in the viewfinder, but I couldn't figure out how to make it do so.

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May 12, 2009 07:05 as a reply to  @ Garry Gibson's post |  #1594

I just tried custom function 8 in position 1 and indeed it does now show the ISO setting in the viewfinder but will not show the changes made while adjusting the setting...only after the setting has been made, so in effect, you still need to take your eye off of the viewfinder and look at the top panel display to see what setting you are dialing in and doing it that way doesn't completely address the issue of not having to move your eye off the viewfinder. Also note, the info on the top display also gets messed with to accommodate this custom function so keep that in mind if you do decide to change this setting.

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May 12, 2009 18:30 |  #1595

The Ghost of FM wrote in post #7905161 (external link)
I just tried custom function 8 in position 1 and indeed it does now show the ISO setting in the viewfinder but will not show the changes made while adjusting the setting...only after the setting has been made, so in effect, you still need to take your eye off of the viewfinder and look at the top panel display to see what setting you are dialing in and doing it that way doesn't completely address the issue of not having to move your eye off the viewfinder. Also note, the info on the top display also gets messed with to accommodate this custom function so keep that in mind if you do decide to change this setting.

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I found this a little annoying too but all you really need to do is count clicks -- I don't take my eye from the viewfinder, just press the two buttons on the left and then click the wheel (if I'm at 400 I know one click right = 500, two = 640, three = 800). I do have it set to show in the viewfinder though so can verify after the brief "blackout period".


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May 12, 2009 18:41 |  #1596

W00T! My camera has shipped. Exciting times ahead.


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May 12, 2009 20:23 |  #1597

pingflood wrote in post #7909096 (external link)
I found this a little annoying too but all you really need to do is count clicks -- I don't take my eye from the viewfinder, just press the two buttons on the left and then click the wheel (if I'm at 400 I know one click right = 500, two = 640, three = 800). I do have it set to show in the viewfinder though so can verify after the brief "blackout period".

That's cool that you can memorize the click steps! By extension, one might also assume that if we all could memorize this too, then we wouldn't need to see the setting in the viewfinder display as we would just know by counting the clicks...sort of like a Vegas card counter! :D

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May 12, 2009 20:24 |  #1598

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W00T! My camera has shipped. Exciting times ahead.

Congrats!

Our little club seems to be growing! :cool:

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May 12, 2009 23:22 |  #1599

So what's the cheapest this camera can go for now a days?


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May 13, 2009 02:02 as a reply to  @ ALaS's post |  #1600

I just got mine for 1900 from KEH.

I'll be posting my first photos tomorrow, its amazing!


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May 13, 2009 02:40 |  #1601

david.p.livingston wrote in post #7911429 (external link)
I just got mine for 1900 from KEH.

I'll be posting my first photos tomorrow, its amazing!

Congrats on the purchase, you'll love it! I know I do :D




  
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May 14, 2009 06:46 |  #1602

The Ghost of FM wrote in post #7909693 (external link)
That's cool that you can memorize the click steps! By extension, one might also assume that if we all could memorize this too, then we wouldn't need to see the setting in the viewfinder display as we would just know by counting the clicks...sort of like a Vegas card counter! :D

Cheers!

It's really easy -- you just have to set your camera to 1/3 or 1/2 steps and know the speeds for each "jump". :)

On another note, I think I am--dare I say it--more or less "done" with gear. I am committed enough to the current setup that I actually cut the foam in the big Pelican case to hold it! The lineup:

Sigma 15-30/3.5-4.5 for the ultrawide end (this lens is a true sleeper, so sharp and wide and CHEAP)
Canon 24-105/4L for 'general purpose'
Canon 400/5.6L and 1.4X TC for birding
Canon 35/2 as a walkaround for the 10D (or any replacement crop body)
Canon 50/1.4 because I like having a "normal" prime
Canon 85/1.8 for portraits and shallow DOF

I really can't think of anything else short of perhaps a macro lens, but I do so little macro type stuff that it'd be pointless. I think I'd rather just pick up a set of Kenko tubes which would be handy with the 85 for closeup work and the 400 to reduce the MFD for smaller birds...


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May 14, 2009 16:26 |  #1603

Hi all, Just joined the 1ds Mk 2 Club for £1500 UK for mint bod with less than 5000 actuations. will spend the weekend setting up preferences (AF etc) then ready for some serious shooting




  
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May 14, 2009 18:21 |  #1604

Welcome to the club! :)


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May 14, 2009 19:58 as a reply to  @ M3Rocket's post |  #1605

Congrats to all the newest inductees to the club!

This thread needs more pictures though! Talking about custom user settings gets a bit dry after a while. Show us what you and your 1DsMkII can do!

Here's a recent one from me, taken with a 24L prime and 6 stop ND filter in broad daylight. No HDR processing needed.


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