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Will Patterson wrote:
Jerry - I didn't notice what the shots remaining showed, but the buffer couldn't possibly have been full, I was in one shot mode
You can fill up the buffer in one shot mode on any camera, if you shoot enough Raws in sequence, even at a one per second pace (on lesser cameras). It would have to be an awful lot on a 1D X and probably a bit faster, but I'm sure it can be done. I was doing exposure tests yesterday (on a lesser camera) on a tripod; click shutter, change shutter speed, click mirror up, click shutter, change shutter speed, etc. and managed to fill the buffer so that it refused to even change the shutter speed.
I think one factor is how fragmented the card(s) is (are). If you are writing JPEG and Raw to two cards simultaneously, that might slow it down too. If you've deleted photos, that fragments the card. If you haven't formatted the card in a long time it can get very fragmented. If you are near filling the card it is harder for the camera OS to find sufficient free fragments.
It had nothing to do with the card. It was a card I'd used all of two times and I always format it when I put it in the camera. The buffer was no where near full, I was taking a photo every few seconds and actually when it locked up, I had walked from the limo to where we were taking photos without taking any, got the bridal party set up, stepped back, set up my shot, checked settings and went to press the trigger and nothing and instantly remembered the same thing happening last weekend. Totally random. I look at the camera and the write to card light is not on. The lens will not focus. The camera is just frozen.