On a very cold day, I decided to try out my new camera body, Canon’s EOS 1D X…or more specifically the auto-focus functionality of the camera. Due to the temperature, I decided not to take any additional lenses and selected (my favorite) EF300 f/2.8 and the EF 70mm-200mm f/2.8 (which was attached to a EOS 1D MK IV). Although I wanted to use the ID side-by-side with the X, I was having way too much fun with the X and as a result, all of the photos were taken with the EOS 1D X and a combination of the two lenses.
It was pretty clear from the beginning that the X’s AF was much quicker and responsive than the 1D and the faster continuous sheeting ( at 12fps) was pretty damned cool. I used the X’s case 1 AF mode for most shots because that is what I am used too but I dabble with the Case 3 AF when the situation allowed; and, both performed admirably.
I used all 4 metering modes, and all worked very well.
I only hung around for the mens and women’s ‘Jedi’ class races because it was just too damned cold!
It was a great debut for the camera and look forward to using it at a Winter wedding, indoor track and a concert later this month.
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