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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Mine's been the same.... And I like to shoot at narrow apertures....
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    Recommend me a lens?

    No - I had one fail - and many others here I'm sure have experienced it too... The canon 10-18mm is the wider range you might be looking for (£179 from HDEW).. The Canon 70-200mm f4 IS might also be worth a look if you're considering a zoom for more distance work. (Longer lenses usually benefit...
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    Second hand lenses?

    I happily buy used - as the value holds if it’s a decent lens. I bought a canon 24-70 2.8 in about 2012 for £650 and sold it in 2019 for £600. I also got a 70-200mm 2.8 is in 2009 for £875 and sold it in 2019 for £700. That’s not a lot to lose after owning them for so long and using them often...
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    That's a shame - as the 200d is listed on there - do you know anyone else with a Mac? https://shuttercheck.app/
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    I use a Mac - and there's an app that's not free - but cheap - one payment and it's yours forever - called 'Shuttercheck' (one word) - some of the newer cameras can't be read by the free software - but this one apparently works with almost all. I have a 1dx2 that none of the free ones would...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    I hadn't considered that - I'm going to give it a try later to see if it makes a difference :)
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Yes - that’s possible but it ‘clunks’ when turning on (live view activation) which would scare a bird away before getting the shot.. prefer to be ready to hit the shutter. I’m getting about an hour and a bit per battery which isn’t much considering the size of the things..
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    Good luck with your new purchase - I’m sure you’ll have fun getting to know how to use it.. I’m not going to get in an argument.... post a photo once you’ve taken a good one so we can see how you’re doing
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Good idea but not much use in a field (which is where I want to use it)
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    It should also be mentioned that if you’re looking at getting into Astro photography - the lens you use has a bearing on your results - the wider aperture lenses combined with wider focal lengths give some of the best results - the wider the aperture the more light is let in - so a lens such as...
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    What’s prejudice about sharing my opinion? The op asked about a particular camera that I’ve used and seen in action and shared a positive opinion about it. Canon have been in the game for many years, and are a trusted and reliable manufacturer. Sony have a habit of changing their mind in what...
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    Help needed in choosing a DSLR.

    The canon 200d is a nice 'little' camera. One of my students uses one - and it produces very nice results. I'd add a vote for Canon having used them for many many years - and wouldn't consider Sony in a month of Sundays. (They aren't bad cameras - but I like what I know and I know what I like).
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    Discolouration on focus ring

    It's only cosmetic - and won't affect the lens in any way. I see it a lot in Malaysia - a humid country - a combination of weather conditions, and some say salt from sweat react with the rubber ring discolouring it white. Once it's gone this far it won't easily go back to black. You can get it...
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    Thanks for checking :) it seems like it might not be an option then....
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    Canon 1D X Mk II Owners Thread

    If you find out a way - please do let me know - it seems sensible that you might want to turn off the screen when sitting 100m from the camera and using the wireless adapter....
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