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1dx mk 3 noisy and slow shutter speed

Carlosbuddie
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Has anyone had any issues with the shutter speeds of a 1dx mk3. It is noisy and seems to be only shooting at about 6-7 fps even on maximum (16fps)and sounds like   something is catching inside.  It is fine on live view and  all the soft shooting options. it is also ok  without a lens attached. It happens with all lenses and iso settings and at all shutter speeds   EG 1/6000  @ iso1600.

 

 Before anyone says return to canon, I want to know if there is an easy fix as I live in Spain and don't trust the Correos with a £8000 Camera.

I would be gratefull for any info.

 Charles Higgins

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ebiggs1
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I don't have the 1Dx Mk III but I can tell you for certain, you need to completely reset it to factory.  First right off.  If after you do a full and complete reset it still doesn't work properly, you do need to return it for service or replacement. It still has warranty.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

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@Carlosbuddie wrote:
Thanks for your input, the reset seems to have cured it but still sounds noisy to me

I am glad the reset seems have cleared everything up.  The loud shutter on a 1D Series is the first thing people notice the first time they see one in action.  As humorously noted, they are made football games and riots.  I do not understand how people can use one for wildlife photography.

 

If you have ever watched PGA Tour on TV, you can hear all of the sports bodies clacking away whenever top players tee off.  If you still have lingering doubts about your camera, I suggest you check out YouTube review of the camera.  Everyone likes to put the camera into machine gun mode to demonstrate the seemingly unlimited buffer.

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"The 1DX3 is not made for weddings and funerals;..."

 

That is good to know. I didn't buy a 1Dx Mk III, yet, and I am glad I didn't since they can't be used for weddings.  I am thankful the 1DX was the last 1 series that can be used for such.  The many hundreds I did with a 1 series would have not been possible, whew! My lucky stars!

 

" I do not understand how people can use one for wildlife photography."

 

Neither do I, how do we manage?  Smiley Surprised

 

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EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"The 1DX3 is not made for weddings and funerals;..."

 

That is good to know. I didn't buy a 1Dx Mk III, yet, and I am glad I didn't since they can't be used for weddings.  I am thankful the 1DX was the last 1 series that can be used for such.  The many hundreds I did with a 1 series would have not been possible, whew! My lucky stars!

 

" I do not understand how people can use one for wildlife photography."

 

Neither do I, how do we manage?  Smiley Surprised

 

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I had much smaller wildlife in mind, which usually means you need to be MUCH closer.

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With a lot of wildlife, it is going to be either their vision or sense of smell rather than the sound of the camera that sends them on their way.  I saw this hawk having a late lunch in my front yard a short time ago but it flew away when I was around 200 feet away and he was watching me long before the first time I triggered the shutter.  Had I gotten there before his meal was mostly finished I probably could have gotten closer.

 

The shutter is louder with a 1 series than some of the other bodies but it isn't often going to be the deciding factor for wildlife.

 

Shot with 1DX III, EF 400 F2.8 plus 1.4X @ 1/1600, F4, ISO 250.  I triggered off several captures but getting closer wasn't in the cards because the quarry had "eyes on" from the moment I stepped around the house.

 

Rodger

 

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@wq9nsc wrote:

With a lot of wildlife, it is going to be either their vision or sense of smell rather than the sound of the camera that sends them on their way.  I saw this hawk having a late lunch in my front yard a short time ago but it flew away when I was around 200 feet away and he was watching me long before the first time I triggered the shutter.  Had I gotten there before his meal was mostly finished I probably could have gotten closer.

 

The shutter is louder with a 1 series than some of the other bodies but it isn't often going to be the deciding factor for wildlife.

 

Shot with 1DX III, EF 400 F2.8 plus 1.4X @ 1/1600, F4, ISO 250.  I triggered off several captures but getting closer wasn't in the cards because the quarry had "eyes on" from the moment I stepped around the house.

 

Rodger

 

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The keywords here are "with a lot of wildlife", which is true.  

 

Shooting wildlife reminds me of fishing.  I do not walk up on the subjects, and take photos.  I usually throw my hook in the water and wait for the fish to bite.  Chipmunk is a perfect example.  I found a quiet, dark spot in the woods, and waited for them to come back out from hiding..

 

I love the sound of a 1D Series shutter.  KA-LACK goes the shutter on my 1D M4.  The smaller critter do not.  

 

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More times than not, the first shot is the only shot I might get.  This Cedar Waxwing was singing its' heart out the shutter broke the background silence of its' song.

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NIce images Rodger,

My main  use is for wildlife mainly birds . It's not the noise ofthe shutter I was concened with as it doesn't seem to deter wildlife, it was the fact I thought there ws something wrong with it and it was catching on something inside and that in turn was slowing it down. Once again thank you for your input.

 Regards

Chjarles

"I had much smaller wildlife in mind, which usually means you need to be MUCH closer."

 

And, yet, you succeeded!  The 1 series shutter isn't the problem if you fail to get a wildlife shot.  I was attending a recent "birder" meeting in KC, before our current predicament. A general thought came to me after a bit, the 1D Mk IV seems to be a favorite among the more serious birders.

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"...usually means you need to be MUCH closer."

 

I was actually, too, close to the Big Horn sheep ram.  If I recall I was shoting at 75mm!   I shot around 20 frames while he watched me. The big guy thought I was to close.  He and I came to the same conclusion we need to seperate. So, I did.

 

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The elk was shot with 200mm.  I was in a make shift blind.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!
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