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Mar 13, 2018 02:46 |  #4307

Arrgh, This thread is poisonous....

I feel like getting the 1DX Mark II!  :p


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Mar 13, 2018 08:57 |  #4308

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Mar 15, 2018 18:14 |  #4309

I need a minor favor. If someone could please put their camera in AV and let me know what the back large dial (quick control dial) controls in AV mode.

I am returning this camera because a couple switches are reversed and Canon Technical service told me, those are not programmable but have to be reconnected the right way. In this case, when I hit the top button for ISO, it goes to Exposure Compensation and the EC button gives me ISO.

So... I'm wondering.... did some other things get crisscrossed? I mentioned it before but on all my other Canon bodies, including the 1D IV, in AV mode, that large back dial was used to change the Exposure Compensation.

I have to say, Adorama customer service was amazing. Took me all of 5 minutes to get the return completed.


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Mar 15, 2018 18:22 |  #4310

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18586497 (external link)
I need a minor favor. If someone could please put their camera in AV and let me know what the back large dial (quick control dial) controls in AV mode.

I am returning this camera because a couple switches are reversed and Canon Technical service told me, those are not programmable but have to be reconnected the right way. In this case, when I hit the top button for ISO, it goes to Exposure Compensation and the EC button gives me ISO.

So... I'm wondering.... did some other things get crisscrossed? I mentioned it before but on all my other Canon bodies, including the 1D IV, in AV mode, that large back dial was used to change the Exposure Compensation.

I have to say, Adorama customer service was amazing. Took me all of 5 minutes to get the return completed.


I believe its aperture however it doesnt really matter. You can assign many functions to it from custom functions. Read your manual


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Mar 15, 2018 18:25 |  #4311

umphotography wrote in post #18586512 (external link)
I believe its aperture however it doesnt really matter. You can assign many functions to it from custom functions. Read your manual

I have read the manual... cover to cover... well, on my computer actually..... but that doesn't change the fact that things should work the way they are intended... and you can't change that dial to EC anyway. That isn't one of the options. And since those two buttons that cannot be programmed are messed up, I don't feel guilty asking how something is intended to be working.

The main dial changes aperture in AV... not that back large dial.. on the back of the camera body. It's in the manual.


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Mar 15, 2018 18:46 |  #4312

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18586497 (external link)
I need a minor favor. If someone could please put their camera in AV and let me know what the back large dial (quick control dial) controls in AV mode.

I am returning this camera because a couple switches are reversed and Canon Technical service told me, those are not programmable but have to be reconnected the right way. In this case, when I hit the top button for ISO, it goes to Exposure Compensation and the EC button gives me ISO.

So... I'm wondering.... did some other things get crisscrossed? I mentioned it before but on all my other Canon bodies, including the 1D IV, in AV mode, that large back dial was used to change the Exposure Compensation.

I have to say, Adorama customer service was amazing. Took me all of 5 minutes to get the return completed.

In Av mode, the big wheel changes ISO. If I push the top ISO button, the big wheel still changes ISO. If I push the top +/- button, the big wheel changes exposure compensation.

However, if I go into custom controls and select the big wheel and change its function to the 6th choice (the one just before OFF), then my camera behaves as you described.

Regards, Jim


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Mar 15, 2018 18:51 |  #4313

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18586532 (external link)
In Av mode, the big wheel changes ISO. If I push the top ISO button, the big wheel still changes ISO. If I push the top +/- button, the big wheel changes exposure compensation.

However, if I go into custom controls and select the big wheel and change its function to the 6th choice (the one just before OFF), then my camera behaves as you described.

Regards, Jim

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain it. I did change it up in custom controls. Now.... will it stay in EC after you hit the EC button... or does it default back to ISO? I change ISO a lot when the light changes when in AV, so perhaps that's best anyway. The one I sent back was switched, as I said.. so the ISO button was EC and vice versa.

Jim, I'd be interested to see what settings you select. I'm pretty much using the same ones I use in the ID IV but I am open to suggestions. You could PM me with them, if you're ok with that... it's time consuming so if you don't... that's ok. I won't get the camera back until hmmmm I'm guessing sometime the week of the 26th, if things go as planned.


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Mar 15, 2018 19:32 |  #4314

Phoenixkh,

Did you happen to flash the most updated firmware? Only thing I can think of other than yes send it in. Although you have already sent it in so maybe moot.

Only reason I say this is I received by 1DX II same day you reported that you did. After fumbling around with it for awhile I updated to latest firmware.




  
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Mar 15, 2018 20:05 |  #4315

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18586539 (external link)
Thank you so much for taking the time to explain it. I did change it up in custom controls. Now.... will it stay in EC after you hit the EC button... or does it default back to ISO? I change ISO a lot when the light changes when in AV, so perhaps that's best anyway. The one I sent back was switched, as I said.. so the ISO button was EC and vice versa.

Jim, I'd be interested to see what settings you select. I'm pretty much using the same ones I use in the ID IV but I am open to suggestions. You could PM me with them, if you're ok with that... it's time consuming so if you don't... that's ok. I won't get the camera back until hmmmm I'm guessing sometime the week of the 26th, if things go as planned.

The 1DX2 is my first in the 1D family. I didn't change much from the factory settings. My moving objects are big birds (like eagles and swans) and airplanes. I use servo case 2, and it does a good job. I changed the Set button to magnify at 100% so that I can chimp with my right hand. I turn off all the jpg stuff (Auto Lighting Optimizer, Long exposure noise reduction, etc). By default, bracketing is set to shoot the fastest shutter speed first. I found that, in some circumstances, the lowest shutter speed could be subject to vibration. So I changed bracketing to shoot the slowest shutter speed first, and that fixed that issue. Other than those items, the camera is pretty much as Canon shipped it. If I think of anything else, I'll post it here.


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Mar 15, 2018 21:58 |  #4316

LJ3Jim wrote in post #18586613 (external link)
The 1DX2 is my first in the 1D family. I didn't change much from the factory settings. My moving objects are big birds (like eagles and swans) and airplanes. I use servo case 2, and it does a good job. I changed the Set button to magnify at 100% so that I can chimp with my right hand. I turn off all the jpg stuff (Auto Lighting Optimizer, Long exposure noise reduction, etc). By default, bracketing is set to shoot the fastest shutter speed first. I found that, in some circumstances, the lowest shutter speed could be subject to vibration. So I changed bracketing to shoot the slowest shutter speed first, and that fixed that issue. Other than those items, the camera is pretty much as Canon shipped it. If I think of anything else, I'll post it here.

Thanks. I turn off all the jpg stuff as well. I mostly shoot the wading birds here in Florida with a few osprey and eagles thrown in. I used Case 5 on my 7D2 , so I'm starting there with the first option to the left one click. I don't seem to use bracketing though I probably should try it. I'll probably try auto ISO at some point but I use AV much like Manual... I set the f stop for what I want and vary the ISO to get the shutter speed where it needs to be.


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Mar 16, 2018 10:04 |  #4317

I didn't address this:

Phoenixkh wrote in post #18586539 (external link)
Now.... will it stay in EC after you hit the EC button... or does it default back to ISO?

It does go back to ISO. But it also depends on the setting chosen for the big wheel. While I was in there, I set it to the first setting (Av). That allows the big wheel to control aperture in Manual mode (which is what I prefer, but I don't use manual all that much). When I did that, the big wheel now controls Exposure Compensation in Av mode. So there are different interactions between modes depending on the custom setting of the big wheel.


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Mar 17, 2018 13:32 |  #4318

After camping 1.5 months in the Falklands scouting for guiding here are some photos:

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Mar 17, 2018 17:26 |  #4319

Tc202 wrote in post #18587945 (external link)
After camping 1.5 months in the Falklands scouting for guiding here are some photos:

Gentoo



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First shot is simply fantastic!




  
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Mar 25, 2018 05:40 |  #4320

It certainly is


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