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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Canon EOS-1D X can autofocus at f/8 after all

Great News ! Canon has finally listened to photographers like myself who clamored for a Firmware update to address the 'annoyances' of the EOS-1D X. Read my most recent post on the camera.

Remember my review of the EOS-1D X camera and how I rhetorically asked when Canon will fix some of the annoyances of the camera, like not being able to AF pass f/5.6?  Well, Art Morris, the bird photographer, has posted an interesting article on how he got the EOS-1D X to AF with the Kenko Teleplus Pro 300 DGX 1.4 teleconverter.  I am not a bird photographer exclusively so the inability of the EOS-1D X to AF beyond f/5.6 is not a big problem for me but there is no reason why the camera should not be able to do that. In fact, if left uncorrected, this will be the first Canon EOS-1 professional camera with this 'flaw'.

I am still hopeful Canon will see its error after so many feedbacks from owners of the EOS-1D X and correct the mistake in the next Firmware update. Click here to read Art's article and visit my website to see wildlife photos taken with the EOS-1D X camera.

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