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April 4, 2014
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Do The Canon EOS-1D X (and 1D C) Have An Autofocus Issue In Cold Weather?

EOS-1D X

It seems they have, at least the Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs). And since the EOS-1D C shares the same mechanical structure of the mirror box, the EOS-1D C may be affected too.

That’s what Canon Rumors is reporting, both in their forum and citing a notice they got from an anonymous source. Note that there is no official Canon statement so far. The notice, which looks pretty much like an internal memo and dates back to 2013, says:

Symptom:
Camera “does not autofocus”, “does not search in AF”, or “does not focus in AF search” depending on the reporter or the camera settings; specifically, the focus cannot be achieved in low temperatures (under 0 degree Celsius).

Cause:
This phenomenon is due to the Locking Claw of the Sub Mirror (mirror for AF) going over the Locking Pin. The Sub Mirror’s angle becomes deviated and the light rays for AF does not fall on the AF sensors, causing the “does not autofocus” phenomenon.

Reading the rest of the text it seems as if Canon knows of the issue. There are two passes that are significant:

If the user complains about this specific phenomenon (does not autofocus in low temperature), replace the Mirror Box Ass’y with the ones to be shipped in the future (CY3-1661-010 or CY3-1687-010)

and

Handling of general repairs: If the user does not mention this phenomenon, please handle as normal repair.

Which simply means Canon will not recall the affected batches but rather repair them only if the customer reports the issue. Let’s wait for an official Canon advisory.

[via CR]

April 3, 2014
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Deal: Canon EOS-1D C On Sale For $9,999 ($2000 Off, Adorama and B&H)

EOS-1D C

The Canon EOS-1D C saw a consistent price drop. It is now $2000 off the regular price and on sale for $9,999 at Adorama (click here) and B&H Photo (click here). B&H ships world-wide.

Product specifications and description after the break.

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September 26, 2013
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From 4K to Photo: Adorama Pro Event Featuring the Canon EOS-1D C

From Adorama, click here for more details:

Adorama will be hosting a FREE event with world-renowned photographer and filmmaker John Huba on Thursday, October 10th at 55 West 17th Street, NYC.

Doors open at 430pm, and sessions are scheduled for 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.

Light refreshments will be served.

Huba will demonstrate the revolutionary hybrid method of combining photo and video at this exclusive event featuring the Canon EOS-1D C. The only DSLR of its kind that can shoot in 4K, Huba will film a live fashion shoot with the EOS-1D C, then import the footage into Adobe Premiere Pro.  He will then extract still frames in 4K, putting the entire hybrid workflow on display from start to finish.

See the Canon EOS-1D C in Action! Footage from Nolcha Fashion Week!

About John Huba:

John Huba has been a sought after New York photographer and filmmaker for over two decades. His advertising client list includes campaigns for Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Neiman Marcus and DKNY. Huba’s celebrity portraits of people like Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek and Anne Hathaway have graced the pages of such esteemed publications as Vanity Fair, InStyle, Men’s Journal, Town & Country and Rolling Stone.

Huba’s ability to reveal the universal humanness in foreign cultures makes his travel images instantly identifiable. His shoots for publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure have brought him on location to Morocco, Vietnam, Peru and Africa to name a few. His Emmy-nominated documentary, “Hey Vinny,” tells the story of quintessential New Yorker Vinny Vella. Recently, Huba’s film “Seamus” premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival to glowing reviews. John Huba continues to travel and shoot all over the world, combining his photography and filmmaking skills and perfecting this hybrid method of shooting.

You can register here.

The EOS-1D C on sale at B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it at Borrow Lenses.

EOS-1D C

September 22, 2013
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Firmware Update for Canon EOS-1D C Will be Released in October

EOS-1D C

Canon will release a firmware update for their Canon EOS-1D C camera by mid october. The update brings lens aberration correction and audio recording with line input.

A new firmware update is available for the EOS-1D C. Firmware Version 1.3.x adds new functionality incorporating the following features and modifications:

Lens aberration correction with EF Cinema Lenses: Communication between Canon EF Cinema lenses and Canon cameras has had a few effects on the operation of the EOS-1D C. The following features are now available as menu options:

  • Peripheral Illumination Correction: This feature maintains even brightness from corner to corner of an image. This will virtually eliminate vignetting and any other unevenness of light across the image.
  • Chromatic Aberration Correction: This feature reduces color fringing in areas of an image with high contrast color. It reduces color bleeding, which is easily noticeable at edges and degrades perceived image quality.
  • In addition, communication between the lens and camera body will allow the F-stop to now be seen on the viewfinder. Focus position and F-stop will also now be recorded by the camera.
  • Flicker caused by manual aperture adjustment has been reduced with this update, this could cause slight underexposure which may result in exposure compensation in some cases.

Sound recording with Line input:

  • After requests from users in the field, audio recording through a mini plug (3.5mm) connected to the external microphone terminal is now supported. This will allow for the recording of audio sources other than microphones, such as mobile devices or audio players. The standard input level is -8 dBV and can reach an input signal of up to +6 dBV. Sound recording levels are adjustable at 64 sound-recording levels.

Service support start date is anticipated mid-October 2013. For information regarding the EOS-1D C firmware update (which must be performed by a Canon Factory Service center) please contact Canon Cinema EOS Support at 1-855-CINE-EOS (246-3367).

June 18, 2013
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Canon EOS-1D C and EOS-1D X Product Advisories (AF not locking, blurry image in viewfinder)

 

EOS-1D CEOS-1D C Firmware

Canon product advisories for the Canon EOS-1D C and EOS-1D X:

This notice is to proactively inform our customers of the details of the phenomena described below along with Canon’s support actions. Because we value the trust our customers have placed in us, we are dedicated to continuously improving product quality and delivering industry-leading service and support. We offer our sincerest apologies to any customer who may be inconvenienced.

Affected Products
EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
EOS-1D C Cinema EOS Camera

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April 23, 2013
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Canon EOS-1D C – An Analysis By Tyler Stableford


High ISO noise test

Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford felt the heartbeat of the Canon EOS-1D C and gave it some serious testing. There is a high ISO noise test, a Canon Log vs Neutral Picture Profile test, a slow motion test, and a Canon L series lens vs. Cine series lens comparison. You can watch the videos below, or have a look at planet5d’s site to learn more.

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.

Canon Log vs Neutral Picture Profile

Slow motion test

Canon L series lens vs. Cine series lens

[via planet5d]

 

 

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