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Pushing My Buttons...well bumping my buttons on my 1DX
Todd Buchanan, Photographer
Wayzata | MN | USA | Posted: 1:07 PM on 04.13.13
->> So long story short, I'm getting sick of grabbing my Canon 1 D X and then get it up to my face and find I'm on ASA 10,000 and shutter speed of 1/8000....it's starting to get really annoying...

So I figured out how to set-up the multi-function lock so it will lock back dial and multifunction dials and I figured out how to disable the modes down to just manual (I NEVER shoot on anything other than manual) but the thing I can't figure out is there a way to disable the small ISO button on the top of the camera near the shutter speed dial?...between shutter speed dial (which I can lock via multi-function lock) I can't figure out if there is a way to lock/disable the ISO button? the ISO and the Shutter speed dial seem to be the things that get changed the most often...I can't seem to find anything about disabling the ISO button or locking...anyone have any ideas?

Thanks....and just to answer in advance, no I don't want to use some wierd new harness contraption that someone has come up with...maybe good and fine for shooting weddings but when covering protests, riots, war zones, NFL games, etc...I have not found one that would be more dangerous than useful...or at least whacking other people with your hips full of camera gear as you make your way through a crowd...nothing seems to piss them off more than get whacked with one of my cameras...

any thoughts?
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Anthony Soufflé, Photographer
Chicago | IL | USA | Posted: 1:15 PM on 04.13.13
->> It's a simple fix, but perhaps think about the length of your camera straps. Every time I get new body I have to adjust the length of the straps so the controls aren't rubbing up against my belt or what not. Just a thought.
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Todd Buchanan, Photographer
Wayzata | MN | USA | Posted: 1:45 PM on 04.13.13
->> Good thought and true...I also tend to have the body's flashmount and top tucked back in to my body, versus hanging outward since it fits in to the lower part of my back and allows me to slide into tighter spaces (like crowds) with out hitting anyone (or at least making me thinner) but of course that puts the buttons against your body...do it's always hard to figure out what is the right fix, but I'm seeing this more with my 1DX than my 5D mk lll...just more buttons to bump on the top...
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Crystal LoGiudice, Photographer
Mandeville | LA | USA | Posted: 2:40 PM on 04.13.13
->> I had the exact same problem when shooting with the 1DX, especially shooting basketball where I am switching cameras frequently (I am guessing when I put one body down it must be brushing my side or something and changing the settings) and I haven't encountered the same problem when shooting with the mark IV. I usually remember to check my shutter when I pick up the camera but sometimes there is just no time and it seems almost every time I wouldn't have time to check, it would be at something like 1/250 which was extremely frustrating. I haven't found a good fix but if anyone knows of a way to lock the shutter speed and ISO I would be interested to know as well.
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Todd Buchanan, Photographer
Wayzata | MN | USA | Posted: 6:53 PM on 04.13.13
->> Just FYI, you can set the the Multi-function lock (the power switch below the aperature dial that sez "on, lock, off")...it's in the custom functions menu - 5th menu so that it will lock the shutter speed dial and the back dial (you can choose which ones you want to lock) and you can also lock or limit the number of modes that it can change on the mode button (another button I seem to hit often) so I just limited it to Manual mode...You can find that setting in the Custom Functons menu...it's the 2nd set of menus at the top called "Restrict Shooting modes"...

The only thing I see nothing for is the iso button...so maybe I have to come up with some solution like I did for a camera a few years back where I made a little collar and literally superglued it around the button so it wasn't so easy to push by accident....
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 12:42 AM on 04.15.13
->> Email Chuck Westfall? I mean, the least he could do is put the suggestion into Canon Japan. I offered a suggestion and the last Firmware release contained my suggestion.. so, you never know.
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 7:12 AM on 04.16.13
->> I've sent emails and made phone calls asking that Canon include a "lock" function in their 1DX firmware that would allow you to lock all buttons and dials. How hard would that be?? Heck, almost all the buttons and dials are customizable anyway.
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Ting Shen, Student/Intern, Photographer
Chicago | IL | U.S. | Posted: 3:57 PM on 04.16.13
->> @Jim,

Just out of curiosity, what was the function you suggested?
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Jim Karczewski, Photographer, Assistant
Hammond | IN | USA | Posted: 2:25 AM on 04.17.13
->> Well, who knows if it came from my suggestion, but I told them it would be nice to have more information about certain functions on the camera itself. The original firmware wasn't too specific about all of the functions and I'm sure the engineers were just looking to get the thing out the door.


The one thing I'm going to send off to Chuck is the request that you be able to assign Ratings and or Lock Image to another button. It's stupid that Ratings can only be assigned to voice annotation. Lock as well, so you can use it to lock an image and annotate an image but in order to listen to the annotation you have to change the functionality back to normal. Ratings.. Yep, you can set them with the voice annotation button only. Sucks if you want to rate and annotate an image....
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Mike Morelock, Photographer
Greenwood | AR | USA | Posted: 6:48 PM on 04.19.13
->> The solution is 24 minutes into this video. Just have the McClaren F1 mechanics make you a carbon fiber bit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBnvFR4XjWM&list=WL4F688504776FF1CE
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