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May 03, 2018 16:34 |  #1

I have just bought a 1Dx and I always have the focus confirm beep set on the cameras I own, I find the beep on the 1Dx very quiet so the question is, is there any way to turn up the volume of the said beep?




  
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May 03, 2018 17:03 |  #2

Doesn't look like it... and others have the same complaint.

https://www.dpreview.c​om/forums/thread/40042​09 (external link)
https://www.dpreview.c​om …91355#forum-post-55195322 (external link)
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May 03, 2018 17:23 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #3

Just been used to it on my 5DmkIII and previous bodies, think I will have to get used to spotting the AF confirm on the bottom of the screen, thanks for the links




  
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May 03, 2018 19:03 |  #4

Just a personal view/experience.

Why would you want an AF confirm beep? Firstly it is noisy, secondly it is distracting and thirdly it is irrelevant (most of the time).

Get the AF system set to your needs (Case 3 suits me), turn off the "Beep" and set the AF to first and second frame AF priority - then just go out and get nice shots!

Due to the subjects that I shoot waiting for a beep is not an option most of the time and I find it very distracting.


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May 03, 2018 19:33 |  #5

stu wrote in post #18618969 (external link)
Just been used to it on my 5DmkIII and previous bodies, think I will have to get used to spotting the AF confirm on the bottom of the screen, thanks for the links

Does the 1Dx have the ability to flash red on the AF points in focus (and any grid lines, if activated)...my 7DII has that and I have that feature activated, so I do not have to try to watch the lower right corner while focusing using an AF point closer to the left side of the frame.


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May 03, 2018 20:03 |  #6

johnf3f wrote in post #18619012 (external link)
Just a personal view/experience.

Why would you want an AF confirm beep? Firstly it is noisy, secondly it is distracting and thirdly it is irrelevant (most of the time).

Get the AF system set to your needs (Case 3 suits me), turn off the "Beep" and set the AF to first and second frame AF priority - then just go out and get nice shots!

Due to the subjects that I shoot waiting for a beep is not an option most of the time and I find it very distracting.

Many have poor eyesight such that many of the visual cues in the viewfinder, and probably don't quite trust the AF system to do what they want it to, and need an audio cue to help them. That is what I have gleaned when looking into this.


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May 04, 2018 17:10 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #7

Both of my eyes have had Cataracts removed and my right (camera eye) Retina has detached twice. Beep - why?

Certainly there are eye conditions that would cause difficulty in visually confirming focus - but isn't that part of the reason why one might buy a camera like the 1DX?

I would suggest Case 3 AF and Servo mode - then promptly for get about it. Works great for BIF, Castles, Medieval church interiors, Motorsports, portraits, landscapes etc etc. Just choose the appropriate AF point configuration and go for it!

Nothing is perfect, neither is the 1DX, but the AF is more than good enough to make me the weak link regardless of eyesight - probably why I like mine so much:-P

Not having a "Go" at anyone but, with this camera, I have found focus confirmation to be an irrelevant feature, it is pretty much the same on my 7D2 as well - though not quite as good.

Just my observations.


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May 04, 2018 21:47 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #8

Some just like the beeps. It's not wrong or right. Some dont like ISO beyond 100, others use the full range. Some like primes, others are less particular. The many mysteries of mankind.... :)


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May 04, 2018 22:41 |  #9

I would think the reason most users would want the beep is to use with manual focus lenses. . . With lenses with AF, it is much less of an issue.


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May 05, 2018 11:38 |  #10

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Some just like the beeps. It's not wrong or right. Some dont like ISO beyond 100, others use the full range. Some like primes, others are less particular. The many mysteries of mankind.... :)

Exactly, but I've still often wondered why some need audio confirmation in what is a purely visual pursuit. I too have growing cataracts and have had a torn retina in my right eye and still do not need an auditory beep to let me know focus has been achieved. Turning off the annoying focus beep is one of the very first things I do with a new camera. I suspect for those that use it, it may be more out of habit than real need.


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May 05, 2018 11:40 |  #11

Nogo wrote in post #18619755 (external link)
I would think the reason most users would want the beep is to use with manual focus lenses. . . With lenses with AF, it is much less of an issue.

I focus manually a lot and still have absolutely no need for an auditory beep.


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May 06, 2018 11:27 |  #12

I just like to hear a beep, kind of a confirmation that the AF works. I can live without it, but this old habit dies slow. I even get kind of upset for a moment when I switch to AF Servo and don’t hear it, until I realize that it is not supposed to sound.


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May 06, 2018 11:44 |  #13

My 2017 Honda Accord Sport is fast, but the horn doesn’t beep... It’s kinda annoying me sometimes... :)


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May 06, 2018 14:39 |  #14

My P90D is very fast, and is silent, but I wish it made nice sound. ;)


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May 06, 2018 15:08 |  #15

The volume of the beep has to be turned up while outside, to overcome ambient noise of traffic or people at the sporting event.
Same volume moved indoors has to be turned down, or be obtrusive during events/weddings.
Simpler to have the visual flash red in the viewfinder and never have to worry about the beep volume being appropriate, such as the 7DII can do.

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