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EOS Bodies / Re: 50d just died, trip in a week, what should I do?
« on: June 06, 2014, 11:59:01 AM »
Get a 70d.

I just came back from japan with a 6d in tow, forgot my eos m. Files look great but the AF...can frustrate.

add the articulating screen, and better iso than rebel series, its pure win. and its on 'sale' right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]
« on: June 04, 2014, 12:23:31 PM »
A 7d without the crappy sensor & Af issues...pure win. I miss that camera body.

70d is nice but took months of testing and CPS to get the AF it to a usable state.  70 is awesome but that plasticy body is not.

Yup. Too bad it won't auto focus good enough to hit the broad side of a galaxy ;D

Must wait for the 85...

Have you tried canons 24 1/4? That is the worst focusing lens ive ever seen in my life. Shouldnt be hard to beat it at all. The abysmal focus was even mentioned on the review on this site, which i noticed only after i rented it. It was pathetic.

With Af like that, it might as well be manual

Focus and crop...sounds like foolishness.

6D's AF capabilities and focus points are just plain sad for today's standards for a camera worth that much money and a FF label. Some people defend it by saying "it can take sports photos too!". Sure it can, I did it with my 550D also.

Agreed.  I took sports photos with no AF at all, and I had to advance the film by hand between each frame.  But the fact is the Rebel T4i/650D has an overall better AF system than the 6D - which, as you say, is just plain sad.


Same family, but No, No, No they are not the same sensor.

Ill say it until the cows come home- the t2i takes better images at every iso than the 7d, and produces spectacular images  Sometimes i look at those files and wonder if it was worth it to go full frame, its that good. (take it from a pixel peeper)

7d images...argh, Im not going to go there...



I dont understand when those that do not own the camera in question consider actual users/owners tp be 'whiners'.

Anyways...If you come form any body with reasonably good focus, then it will become pretty clear soon on that the 6d AF is its absolute weakest point. It is far outclassed by rebels from yester year- in both speed and accuracy. 

Unfortunately for me, Ive has the 6d since late last year, and only recently have been able to get one lens focusing accurately. I invested in focal a ways back and its not helping my 24-1o5 + 6d combo at all. My 50 1.4 responded very well to focal adjustments. 70-200 II is good (not great) on the far end, still bad on the wide. With all of the af 'issues, i eventually plan on getting rid of it for a more reliable 5d3.

PS- 6d+50mm 1.4  combo (and a grip) is damn near a perfect camera setup, when it works well. even weight, light enough, etc...i love it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:01:27 PM »
I'd wait to see if other ppl report any changes. Also, why couldn't they fix the GPS bug w/ this update? Smh.

Because it is not a bug. GPS doesn't turn off when the power of the camera is off so that it can pick up the GPS signal faster when you power on the camera again. The only annoyance is that they don't leave us with option to enable/disable it.

So thats why the 6d has pathetic battery life compared to any rebel or the 60d. great :(

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M2 Coming to North America & Europe?
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:56:40 AM »
I wonder if some of you guys know what this sensor can do.

Ive shot people, and landscapes with it. The only limitation is the lens. I wish the 22/2 was sharper, but it still does a god job.

High iso night photography looks almost as good as the 6D. that was pretty surprising to see. and it damn sure focuses better than the 6d as well.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M2 Coming to North America & Europe?
« on: February 28, 2014, 10:58:45 AM »
I love this camera. ill buy one just to hold onto it in case my m1 breaks.

the metal casing saved it from a few drops very recently- and that touch screen is unrivaled. carry it with the 10-22, and the 50 1.4, and its just a beautiful thing.

shame on the haters, you guys dont now what your missing. its a great TOOL.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF problems with 70D and fast lenses
« on: February 20, 2014, 01:44:01 PM »
@ OP

You should refer to the review here of the 24 1.4. He does mention focus issues, but even i didn't really notice that line until after I tried it myself. I rented this last summer, trying to somewhat replicate my great experience with the EOS - M's 22/f2 (love it!) on a full sized body.

Spoiler: it didnt go well. I had problems focusing on pretty much anything in the most amateur of shooting situations. And I mean anything- people, places, and things. It was all over the place. OOF 99% of the time- i couldnt even get a bridge in focus- not kidding.

I can only talk about my experience, but im guessing that this is pretty well known. Maybe.

« on: February 18, 2014, 10:46:49 PM »
Grab the nice cheap opteka batteries from amazon. I have two. Great battery life on them. The canon battery is the bastard third leg backup. And i almost never use it.

The canon standard battery is so BAD, that dont even use it as a measuring stick. ITs that bad, and a very pathetic cash grab attempt by canon. I havent seen such poor battery life since my sony p200 7 mp cam back in 2005.

EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:15:30 PM »
Who cares- its a great lil camera.

Better focus than the 6d, thats for sure

(seriously though)

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:37:17 AM »
I've heard the 70-200 2.8 L IS I isn't as sharp as the IS II or non-IS versions. True?

Yep. Pretty huge difference.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:19:42 AM »
get the v2.

Like others has stated, its just a beautiful piece of kit. i have yet to use it on FF, but on my t2i this thing just makes magic. 

The 24-105 is my second favorite lens, but its look is nothing like the 70-200

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