Long story short, a "new-to-me" 1DX has some mild battery issues. (Bought from KEH)
Upon inserting the battery for the first time - nothing. Not even the flashing dead battery indicator.
Put it on the charger, didn't do anything for about a half an hour and then started charging.
Went out to shoot a game to test out the new camera - battery worked as normal for about an hour and then started going out. I'd take a few shots, then the dreaded "dead battery thunk" of the shutter and the whole thing would turn off. However, switching it off for 5 seconds and then turning it back on makes it work only for the problem to recur a few shots later.
Can anything be done about the issue, or am I in the mud for a bit? Normally wouldn't be a big deal but I was called to shoot some things in the next couple days and feared I couldn't get a new one on order in time.
Lens used was a 200-400 f4L 1.4x.
Have you tried a different battery. As batteries age they loose capacity and they fail usually when your firing a burst of shots.
This is what the problem is more than likely. You can buy new batteries to test if the camera continues to act this way.
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