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Reviews / First look review of the Canon 70D
« on: October 09, 2013, 08:43:52 AM »
I have recently completed a "first look" review video of the Canon 70D (W).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c9Dxp3r3d4

Hope you enjoy it.

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Hi all, I have been recording video with my 70D, and have noticed significant audio static in the background of footage. It sounds like a constant "hiss". I am using the built-in camera mic. I have never experienced this with my 60D which I also used considerably for video recording as well.

Is anyone experiencing the same problem with their 70D?

Cheers.

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No headphone jack. However it does have built in stereo mics  - which you can see briefly in the video. After using it in a few different settings, the biggest change in the way that I shoot video is using the touchscreen to focus. It's so easy to do artistic effects now. I had to spend a long time playing around and trying to get the manual focus right on the 60D. Now, I can just touch my subject on the touchscreen and it focusses on them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Advice - worth the jump 550d to 70d?
« on: September 02, 2013, 08:50:04 AM »
Yes, I would upgrade! I have just upgraded from the 60D to 70D and loving the new video capabilities! You would love the jump from the 550D to the 70D even more. The touchscreen is very useful.  I got it with the 18-55mm STM lens kit. My first impression was that I had bought a junky lens - simply because of how light it was to hold. But after using it a little, I am very happy with the quality of the images - and the speed of focussing while using continuous auto-focussing.

I mush admit though - if I was not in to using my DSLR for video, I would not think the upgrade was worth it - as the 60D was an excellent camera.

I made a youtube video of the unboxing showing some closeups of the camera body (and a little bit of using the touchscreen) if you are interested. Good luck.

Canon EOS 70D (W) EF-S 18-55mm STM lens kit unboxing and first 'hands on' review

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I have just upgraded from the 60D to 70D and loving the new video capabilities! The touchscreen is amazing! I think this is going to open up some serious video production options for amateur enthusiasts. I got it with the 18-55mm STM lens kit. My first impression was that I had bought a junky lens - simply because of how light it was to hold. But after using it a little, I am very happy with the quality of the images - and the speed of focussing while using continuous auto-focussing.

I mush admit though - if I was not in to using my DSLR for video, I would not think the upgrade was worth it - as the 60D was an excellent camera.

I made a youtube video of the unboxing showing some closeups of the camera body (and a little bit of using the touchscreen).

Canon EOS 70D (W) EF-S 18-55mm STM lens kit unboxing and first 'hands on' review

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EOS Bodies / What memory card do you recommend for the new Canon 70D?
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:47:41 AM »
What memory card do you recommend for the new Canon 70D? Just wondering if I need to upgrade from a San Disk 30GB Class 10 (45MB/sec).

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:53:20 AM »
Are Canon replacing the EF-S lenses with STM versions to accommodate videographers?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70d RAW Samples
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:50:35 AM »
Thanks for this.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:50:02 AM »
Awesome!

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Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:34:52 AM »
Is the lens hood actually any better than installing a filter? It looks too slim-line to be of real benefit.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 70D features vs 60D
« on: July 23, 2013, 10:20:35 AM »
For me, the autofocus alone is a real temptation to upgrade from the 60D. It would make a massive improvement to the ease of shooting video.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:58:20 PM »
It could be a cheap rip-off strap. Buy why would you put it on a professional grade camera? Interesting photos.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:56:12 PM »
The video capability of the 70D is long overdue, and will be muchly appreciated. I find having video capability with DSLR quality is a often-used handy feature. I hope the sound quality will also be an improvement from the 60D.

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I think professional photographers would not mind having a much smaller camera to carry around. As for the button size - I'm sure Canon would be able to produce an ergonomic hand grip and easy to use buttons (they are very good at this).

For me, having a true-to-life viewfinder would be the main issue.

Either way, I am sure Canon would make current equipment at least semi-compatable with any new designs.

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The pricing of the new flash appears to vary (a lot) by retailer. In many instances on eBay (mainly) you can find the new 600EX-RT for a lot less money than the 580EX II ???

I've purchased a T2i and a 7D over the years off these guys in South of England (UK), so I know that they're kosher, but the old 580EX II for $200 more than a new 600EX-RT? Plus they've been running these prices for several months now, on eBay too.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DigiGood/Camera-Flashes-/_i.html?_fsub=9843257&_sid=55627949&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Just be careful if you are buying a "grey import" from eBay etc. Check that it comes with at least a 1-year warranty, which allows you to get the speedlite serviced in the country that you are buying it in. Otherwise you might be paying expensive postage if there's an issue. I was given this advice before buying a lens - and was glad I got the warranty from my country - as there were issues that I had to get fixed.

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