Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use

Let’s compare Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use. This is not going to be a comparison with 400% zoomed video of tree branches, or lifting dark shadows near a bright window. I will say straight away that Canon C100 will give better-looking video compared to 1D X Mark II. But that… Continue reading Canon C100 vs 1D X Mark II for video use

Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II autofocus in Live view. 800D is better

Canon 1D X Mark II is best Canon DSLR at this point. This camera is about 7x more expensive than Canon 800D (T7i). You would say that is enough to be better than the 800D in every single way. Well, not really. Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II actually has better live view autofocus… Continue reading Canon 800D vs 1D X Mark II autofocus in Live view. 800D is better

Vacation in the Netherlands. Photography without pressure.

Amsterdam, Canon 800D, 10-18mm STM, 10mm f5 ISO800 1/20

In the October 2017, I visited the Netherlands with my wife. It was a short vacation and I planned to visit a couple of places. This wasn’t photography journey of any kind. But I was able to do some photography without pressure. It happens to have two nice bodies waiting for me in The Netherlands,… Continue reading Vacation in the Netherlands. Photography without pressure.

Best Canon flash settings for events. Auto ISO above 400.

Canon never figured out how to make usable Auto ISO settings while using flash. You can workaround on some cameras. But on the others, you limited and you can’t make the process completely automated. You need the middle to high end of the cameras. I know it will work on 5D Mark III, 6D, 1D… Continue reading Best Canon flash settings for events. Auto ISO above 400.

I had to modify my Crane 2 gimbal to use with 1D X Mark II

New Zhiyun Crane 2 (do not confuse with old v2 – an improved version of the first generation) can handle 3.2kg of a load. Canon 1D X Mark II with battery and card weights 1.53kg. That means we have a whopping 1.67kg spare for the lens and microphone. Which means almost any EF lens. Right?… Continue reading I had to modify my Crane 2 gimbal to use with 1D X Mark II

Can you record 4K 60p Canon 1D X Mark II video on CF card?

This is a legitime question and Canon 1D X Mark II manual says no. But is that true? And if you can record 60p video, how long clips can be? You can record 25p or 30p 4K video on CF cards. That is no surprise, considering that Canon 5D Mark IV has CF slot and… Continue reading Can you record 4K 60p Canon 1D X Mark II video on CF card?

Affordable CFast 2.0 cards for Canon 1D X Mark II 4K 60p video

There is actually CFast 2.0 card for Canon 1D X Mark II 4K 60p video for a reasonable price if you can still find one. There is also some no-name CFast 2.0 cards on AliExpress and some other places. But I am not so sure about long-term usage. Because memory inside CFast cards, depending on… Continue reading Affordable CFast 2.0 cards for Canon 1D X Mark II 4K 60p video