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1DX ii Minimum shutter speed in AV mode

settysphoto
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When using the AV mode on my canon 1dx ii with the 500mm f4 it determines the shutter speed based on the focal length used for hand holding which means it usually aims for around 1/1000th of a second but while it aims for this said shutter speed it ramps up the ISO to maintain the shutter speed at 1/1000th. The shutter speed does not need to be that high, i can quite easily hand hold it at 1/500 of a second which would bring the ISO down too.

 

If i use the 500mm lens on my 5D iii on AV mode the shutter speed & ISO it decides is much more reasonable because this camera does not determine what the shutter speed should be based on focal length.

 

Why isnt there a way to just turn the feature off on the 1dx? 

 

Maybe im missing something obvious?

 

Id really like to have it how my 5D iii is.

 

Is there a workaround from this issue?

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It does, and if it was inadvertently shifted to +1 then the 1/500 would become 1/1000.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic
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