Canon EOS-1D Review
Compact Flash compartment
| C.Fn 2 allows you to disable shutter release when there is no Compact Flash card inserted.|
Battery, Charger, AC Adapter and Compartment
The EOS-1D's battery fits into the base of the camera, it has a double locking system which requires you to turn a lever and then press a release button before the battery can be removed. The battery itself is of the NiMH type. The charger connects to the battery via a plug on the end of two cables and is capable of charging two batteries simultaneously (a full charge of a completely flat battery takes approximately two hours). Note that there is also a 'refresh' feature for conditioning batteries.
If you take a close look at the last image below you'll see some of the rubber environmental seal around the battery cap which helps to keep the battery compartment waterproof.
AC Adapter / DC Coupler kit DCK-E1
Just like the EOS-1V the 1D is environmentally sealed, this means that there are rubber O-rings around the controls and that compartment doors have rubber seals. In total the camera has no less than 90 environmental seal points (indicated in red in the skeleton image above). It is however worth bearing in mind that the camera is only as well sealed as the lens used, and for that you'll need one of the special L lenses with rubber grommets which fit flush to the lens mount:
- Canon EF 16 - 35mm F2.8L USM
- Canon EF 70 - 200 mm F2.8L IS USM
- Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS USM
- Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS USM
- Canon EF 400mm F4.0 DO IS USM
- Canon EF 500mm F4.0L IS USM
- Canon EF 600mm F4.0L IS USM
Environmental seals quick test
Flash / Accessory Hot shoe
The EOS-1D features the same E-TTL hot shoe seen on EOS-1V (and EOS-D30). Full electronic TTL metering (a pre-flash before the main exposure) is supported by the EX series of Canon speedlights (such as 380EX, 420EX and 550EX). Pictured below with the 550EX speedlight attached.
In addition the EOS-1D has the following flash photography features: a 1/500 sec X-Sync shutter speed, High Speed Sync (FP Flash), AF Assist (with speedlight lamp), Flash Exposure Lock (FEL), Flash Exposure Compensation (+/- 3 EV in 0.3 EV steps),
| P.Fn 15 allows you to disable the flash unit's AF assist beam.|
| C.Fn 14 allows you to disable the automatic reduction of fill-in flash. Normally the 1D will decrease flash output in a well lit situation to avoid overexposure, however you may wish to cancel this auto-reduction if the subject is strongly backlit|
| C.Fn 15 enables you to choose from first curtain or second curtain flash synchronization|
In the box
Inside the box you'll find a large range of accessories and items:
- Canon EOS-1D digital SLR
- Eyecup Ec-II
- Battery Pack NP-E3 (NiMH)
- Battery Charger NC-E2
- DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1
- Neck Strap L4
- Hand Strap E1
- Interface Cable IFC-200D6 (Firewire - 6-pin to 6-pin)
- CD-ROM's (different than those pictured):
- EOS Digital Solutions Disk
- Adobe Photoshop LE Disk
- Manuals / Paperwork:
- EOS-1D Instructions (main manual)
- Battery pack and charger Instructions
- DC Coupler Kit Instructions
- EOS-1D Software Instructions
- Quick Operation Guide
- Warranty Card
- EOS-1D Accessories guide
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