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Apr 06, 2021 01:51 |  #8746

I went out for a walk to try some things on the new to me 1DX, ie. an RRS L plate, tripod and 10 stop ND filter. However there was too much breeze on the water for what I wanted, but the settings I'd loaded to C1 came in handy instead. I'd set this up as "grab and go" for action if needed, 1/2000 sec, Auto ISO, f5.6, high frame rate. I'd not used Auto ISO on my previous cameras because I didn't find the higher ISOs too good, but no reservations now with a much greater range and mostly usable. Quite handy that an oarsman hove into view . . .

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Apr 07, 2021 06:51 |  #8747

Nice pic! I've have also bought one very recently and set mostly the same way in C3, i.e. a "oh s*it/sport/action" shooting mode with AI servo, AutoISO, wide focus area and fast shutter speed. Luckily AutoISO implementation is already the "modern" Canon one so you can configure it to your liking, never felt the need to disengage it, unless I'm shooting from a tripod.

Another neat "trick" (which I'm sure most of the people in this forum knows since years, sorry) is to assign a pre-definined AF point to a button and make it also a high precision one, so you can pinpoint something on the fly which is mostly hidden by an obstruction and know that it will (likely) be perfectly in focus :-) (this is something that even my mighty modern A9 can't do..)




  
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Apr 07, 2021 12:12 |  #8748

"Landscape Lexus" forging through the Valley of Fire @ Overton, NV...

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Apr 07, 2021 13:04 |  #8749

Impromptu portrait with my nephew @ Valley of Fire... Profoto A1 (bare with TTL) for fill light...

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Apr 07, 2021 17:12 |  #8750

Tirpitz wrote in post #19219649 (external link)
Nice pic! I've have also bought one very recently and set mostly the same way in C3, i.e. a "oh s*it/sport/action" shooting mode with AI servo, AutoISO, wide focus area and fast shutter speed. Luckily AutoISO implementation is already the "modern" Canon one so you can configure it to your liking, never felt the need to disengage it, unless I'm shooting from a tripod.

Another neat "trick" (which I'm sure most of the people in this forum knows since years, sorry) is to assign a pre-definined AF point to a button and make it also a high precision one, so you can pinpoint something on the fly which is mostly hidden by an obstruction and know that it will (likely) be perfectly in focus :-) (this is something that even my mighty modern A9 can't do..)


Thanks. I'd not considered using Auto ISO as default, I think I'll give it a go for a while and see what the 1DX gives as opposed to what I might have manually set in my usual Av.




  
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Apr 07, 2021 22:40 as a reply to  @ magirus's post |  #8751

At the end if you think a good AutoISO implementation (and performance of the underlying body of course) can allow you either to use an Av mode but with a minimum shutter speed or an M mode in which you fully decide both shutter speed and aperture but don't have to worry that your exposure is completely off-kilter, while being able to concentrate on composition, focus, how fast you want your shutter and how much depth of field you'd like to see in your frame, which is already quite a lot to think of (at least it is for me, without having to worry even about the ISO value). Of course some fine-tuning through the exp. comp. dial could be necessary anyway depending on the scene you have in front, but should it be indeed marginal at best.

For me is a much more liberating way to shoot, I've decided to shelve the 1DsIII in favor of the 1Dx mostly for this reason (and much better ISO performance to go along with it).




  
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Apr 24, 2021 12:23 |  #8752

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Apr 24, 2021 12:29 |  #8753

A couple of more of the Pilated Woodpecker - this bird stands almost 18" tall - much bigger than a crow.


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