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Jul 24, 2009 20:50 |  #1

Just got the 1dm2n anyone have any user tips.
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Jul 24, 2009 20:59 |  #2

Congrats.

I just upgraded to the 1D2 (non-N) a couple of months ago. I absolutely love it. Upgraded from the 40D and T1i.

Check firmware version. Update if neccessary.
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RTFM on how to toggle between CF and SD... I tried to figure that out on my own at a baseball game when I filled up a SD card. Had to give up on CF and inserted my 2nd SD.


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Jul 24, 2009 21:12 |  #3

practice a lot.
I used the "sports illustrated" custom settings and for the most part I like them.

use * focus


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Jul 25, 2009 01:01 |  #4

Clarence, to change between cards use the last button on the left (clipboard/mag glass) hold and press the button then turn the big wheel to the right for SD or left for CF. Takes a split second once you are used to it.

dman64, congrats on the "N" it is one hell of a camera you are gonna love it. As tomd said the SI settings area good start to you get familiar with the camera. Good shooting....


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Jul 25, 2009 01:03 |  #5

where are these settings at?


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Jul 25, 2009 09:50 |  #6

SI Settings

You can see the SI settings here

http://www.siphoto.com​/?canon1DM2N.inc (external link)




  
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Jul 25, 2009 12:04 |  #7

vetkrazy wrote in post #8339758 (external link)
Clarence, to change between cards use the last button on the left (clipboard/mag glass) hold and press the button then turn the big wheel to the right for SD or left for CF. Takes a split second once you are used to it.

It was more of a fun, stubborn mental challenge at the game... trying to figure it out by clicking through the menus.

But I had to read the manual when I got home.

On my 1D Mk2, I have to push the DISPLAY button while rotating 4 clicks to the right to the "folder view" mini-icon. Then I can click the bottom Card/Magnify button and use the big wheel to select between CF/SD.

Easy now that I've done it a couple of times, but good to learn ahead of time if the camera is new to you.


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Jul 26, 2009 19:18 |  #8

I'm contemplating the exact same change - step up from the 40D to a MKIIn or a MkIII.

Tell me about the image quality, ISO performance and AF difference between the 40D and the Mk2N. If that works, then maybe that is a money saving upgrade for me.

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Aug 02, 2009 08:55 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #9

johnj80

If you are not going to be shooting a lot of fast action.sports.The 2n is
not wourth the upgrade from a 40d. 2n just not to happy with save my cash
for a mark3 better in low light and sale the 2n use the cash for 300 2.8 now thats butter.


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Aug 02, 2009 10:04 |  #10

I'm shooting soccer and alpine ski racing.

I just bought a 1Dmk3 used and I'm waiting for it to get here.

The 40D is marginal for both soccer and ski racing. The AF is better than any of my other canon cameras but it is just marginal in these applications. It does ok, but there are a lot of disappointing AF misses.

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Aug 02, 2009 14:01 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #11

Congrats and
Gook luck with that m3.


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Aug 02, 2009 15:21 |  #12

JohnJ80 wrote in post #8347689 (external link)
I'm contemplating the exact same change - step up from the 40D to a MKIIn or a MkIII.

Tell me about the image quality, ISO performance and AF difference between the 40D and the Mk2N. If that works, then maybe that is a money saving upgrade for me.

J.

The Mark IIN is far and above the 40D when shooting sports. The autofocus and tracking is superior and you should be able to get an exponentially higher number of keepers. The image quality is good up to a certain ISO - in my case 1000. Higher than that and the quality does suffer. In low light situations I use on and off board flash and shoot at ISO 800 which gives me great results.
Couple this camera with a Canon 300 2.8L and you have a sweet combination that will get you some terrific shots.


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Aug 02, 2009 15:31 |  #13

Thanks for the information. I've been reading most of the Canon white papers about the Mk3 and it appears that I will need to be upgrading some glass too. I'm going to sell my 70-200 f/4L IS and replace it with an f/2.8 70-200 (or maybe must a 200 f/2.8 prime since I already have the 135 f/2). I have a 300mm f/4L IS and I don't have the money for the 300 f/2.8, but that is high on my list.

Looks like the AF gets even better at f/2.8 and faster so.....

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Aug 02, 2009 20:13 |  #14

JohnJ80 wrote in post #8386175 (external link)
Looks like the AF gets even better at f/2.8 and faster so.....

J.

That goes for pretty much every camera, not just the MkIII.


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Aug 03, 2009 12:18 |  #15

I just picked up a 1d MkII myself. It arrived Thursday night and I had my first event with it Friday morning, so had to give myself a crash course using it. Took along my 30D so I still had something I was familiar with.

So far mainly pleased with it. I'm sure I'll be more pleased once I actually learn to shoot with it properly.


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