Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
  

Archive 2013 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility
  
 
PetKal
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Several days ago I thought I'd do some shooting with the 1DX + 200 f/1.8 setup. However, the lens wouldn't focus on 1DX, and the camera shutter response/frame rate became erratic.
Yet, once separated, 1DX and 200 f/1.8 continue to function fine on my other lenses and cameras respectively.

I do not wish to experiment with that setup any more, however, it is also possible that the problem was caused by my particular 1DX & 200 f/1.8 copies, i.e., this may not be the case of a generic problem.

Either way, this is a heads up for a few of you who own 1DX and 200 f/1.8.

Petkal aka Supertelephotomaster



Sep 05, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Kenneth Farver
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


let me try your 1DX on my 200 F/1.8 please!
That's good info before I finally save enough cash to get a 1DX.
Hopefully others have this combo to test and report.



Sep 05, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Photon
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Let me try your 200 f/1.8 on my 1DX please!
That's good info in case I unexpectedly stumble on the cash to get a 200/1.8.



Sep 05, 2013 at 11:19 PM
lhryshko
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


I'm probably one of the few people who hopes this is true as my 1Dx lust would be instantly cured.


Sep 06, 2013 at 03:38 AM
Liquidstone
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


I'm probably one of the few people who hope this is true as my 1Dx + 200 1.8 lust would be instantly cured.




Edited on Sep 06, 2013 at 03:49 AM · View previous versions



Sep 06, 2013 at 03:49 AM
sivrajbm
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Wow, that would be something, two of Canon's best incompatible.



Sep 06, 2013 at 03:49 AM
Russ Isabella
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


I have used this combination without any such problems.





Edited on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:43 AM · View previous versions



Sep 06, 2013 at 04:10 AM
sivrajbm
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Nice shots Russ, i guess that blows that issue out of the water...



Sep 06, 2013 at 04:19 AM
StillFingerz
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Possibly a firmware difference between bodies?


Sep 06, 2013 at 07:56 AM
PetKal
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


StillFingerz wrote:
Possibly a firmware difference between bodies?


Jerry, who knows ? For one, I bought my 200 f/1.8 used from KEH in 2006 ( the lens was made in 1998). I have no knowledge of the lens maintenance history prior to me getting it.

Be that as it may, I'd normally use 200 f/2 IS, and not 200 f/1.8, on 1DX to photograph action at close quarters.......the new lens is better for that anyways, as it is faster focusing and lighter.

For static shots, I will continue to use 200 f/1.8 on a variety of older bodies, with no problem, and the 1DX superior Servo AF as well as high ISO performance offer limited advantages when shooting stationary targets, and the results I think are pretty good for me.


Edited on Sep 07, 2013 at 01:26 AM · View previous versions



Sep 06, 2013 at 10:03 AM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



verbiage
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Okay, now I know why I got this new bigger screen (well, the old one blew out of course, but now I have the real reason!)

Peter, great to catch one of yours still up.



Sep 06, 2013 at 11:40 AM
PetKal
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility





Sep 06, 2013 at 11:57 AM
StillFingerz
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Peter, having viewed your images for awhile, even on my lowly laptop, the cropping shows most in the water areas and a bit in the feather detail...it's a stellar shot none the less!

Given the brick in my kit now, both this image and the 'red' car you posted in the 'classic car...' thread helped me understand what light I can shoot in successfully, and that you really need to nail exposure with those bigger pixels.

Your 'red' car shot also sealed to deal for a 135L; a red stripe within reach/budget. Viewed on this sub-par LCD it was super sharp and the bokeh buttery, that image gave me a huge

Slav shared some of his 100L and 135L images, shot wide open, and they revealed a subtle difference between the two lenses, not only with bokeh but contrast and color. I've no doubt the 135L will join the 100L.

BTW, I'm still still, but have been figuring out the brick's button issues and have mastered them, as was with the EOS-3/IV...old techniques not forgotten. Now just to get rollin n shootin



Sep 06, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Vancouver47
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Peter and Russ

What firmware do you have in your 1Dx's?

I have been tempted by a local 200 f/1.8, now maybe not..



Sep 06, 2013 at 02:10 PM
Lars Johnsson
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


If your lens doesn't work with the 1DX, then Canon will fix it for you. It's not like 1DX isn't compatible with this lens. And I don't belive it's the firmware either. I have seen a lot of pics with this combo before. And never heard anyone say it doesn't work with this body


Sep 06, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Richard Nye
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


I guess we can rule out "user error"


Sep 06, 2013 at 07:32 PM
jcolwell
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Hi Peter,

I'm sure that I've used my 1DX + 200/1.8L with no problems, but I can't verify it right now, because I'm in Gros Morne, on the way to Labrador.

Hey Russ. Go Utes! (I'll be in SLC in about two weeks)



Sep 06, 2013 at 08:04 PM
mttran
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Richard Nye wrote:
I guess we can rule out "user error"


Not yet, maybe those pins were wear out because of too many cleaning



Sep 06, 2013 at 10:04 PM
PetKal
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


jcolwell wrote:
Hi Peter,

I'm sure that I've used my 1DX + 200/1.8L with no problems, but I can't verify it right now, because I'm in Gros Morne, on the way to Labrador.



Jim, do let us know how it goes.
I do not care much about not being able to use 200 f/1.8 on 1DX, however, the major fear is that my 200 f/1.8 might be on its way out, although the lens still works peachy on 1DsMkII and 40D.



Sep 06, 2013 at 10:57 PM
lhryshko
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 1DX - 200 f/1.8 incompatibility


Russ Isabella wrote:

I have used this combination without any such problems.

http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/_AI_4613.jpg


http://www.russisabellaphotography.com/Gymnastics2013/CAL7.jpg


Thanks Russ. You've reminded me why I need a 1DX (gymnastics) and why I can't afford one (gymnastics bills).



Sep 07, 2013 at 02:34 AM
1
       2       end




FM Forums | Canon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1
       2       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password