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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.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:01:27 PM »
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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 :(

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EOS-M / Re: GREAT AND CHEAP BATTERIES FOR EOS-M
« 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.

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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)

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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.

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My new 6D, Two weeks in Cape Town, a Review
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:24:42 AM »
Enjoy the trip Ivan!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:23:43 AM »
Dare one ask the question 7D vs 70D vs D7100: which has better image quality?

Worth considering because the D7100 is cheaper than the 70D.

That's a dangerous question to pose on this forum without starting a flame war, but I'll do my best!

If people were honest, they'd admit that the D7100 has the image quality advantage; it is superior on most metrics. The point of argument would be how much better it is and how important the image quality advantage is compared to other features. I would say that the D7100 is the better all round stills camera, with its weakness being buffer depth, plus a bit of build quality compared to the 7D. That being said, one doesn't buy a camera body in isolation, but as part of a system. I wouldn't say that anything that Nikon has to offer is compelling enough to offset the changeover costs, if one has a decent collection of EF mount glass. If one doesn't own any glass from either manufacturer, then deciding which lenses one is likely to need is a factor. To be honest, unless you're into wildlife or sports, I'm not sure that either manufacturer has the most compelling lens line-up for their APS-C cameras and I might be tempted to look elsewhere (e.g. m4/3rds or Fuji).

Im not sure how this thread ven got to three pages.

7d's problems are detailed and noted across the internets. It is simply not a good buy. The Af has problems & the iso is bay far the worst of any canon camera i have seen sicne the 450d. I HAD to dispose of my 7d. i loved the body.

Well documented by whom? I've not come across huge amounts of material substantiating this claim. There was a bit of a hoo-ha when it first came out, partly because of the "crazy megapixel number" (note how when Nikon went to 24 megapixels, no one batted an eyelid) and partly caused by a review from Darwin Wiggett that found the 7D to produce a very soft output. To be honest, I respect Darwin and regularly read his blog, but his was the only comparison I've seen where the 7D's file looks that soft compared to other cameras; I haven't seen anyone else find this result.

Trust me, im going through the same with a SECOND 6d, and its the most frustrating thing in the world. I have yet another canon body that i cant use to to Af issues. softie images and af misses at f4...enough of this mess already.

I just joined CPS gold so hopefully they can help. If not, im scraping for a 5dmk3.

Plenty of people find the AF system of 6D fine, if used within its capabilities. The 5D Mk3 is very good, but I'm not sure really how necessary such a sophisticated AF system is for non-sports/wildlife specialists (myself included).  I'm wondering whether I'd have been as well served by a 6D and saved the extra money; heck, even a 70D might have sufficed most of the time as all the 5D Mk3 seems to have done is made me more fussy about noise!


If you cant find all of the discussion on 7d complaints then you are not simply looking hard enough. I admit i didnt see 'enough' of it before i bought the body. It was only after a year when the af module went wacky- all of a sudden i could find it all.  When the Af worked,I was able to take some great photos.

For the 6d- sounds like your being "nice" in your description of the cameras AF. no one was happy when the af unit was announced. Ive noticed the more positive trend as more people acquire the camera (especially after the great black friday sales) but it sounds more like just being happy to have anything decent at all for this price. My Af problems have extended to things that dont move- like charts, household items, statues, etc. And its just not great.

I will tell you this- My t2i has outperformed the AF of the 7d i had +2 more recent 6d bodies. Thats sad/insane. And I use the camera with a 70-200 2.8 II to shoot moving people, urban landscape, studio portrait, etc. Its not even a comparison.
Im now testing the 6d in the field before i send it to CPS tomorrow.

Im around other photographers with serious equipment at Fashion week- and they ask me what camera i have.

t2i. Kicking AF ass and taking names.



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:49:10 PM »
Dare one ask the question 7D vs 70D vs D7100: which has better image quality?

Worth considering because the D7100 is cheaper than the 70D.

That's a dangerous question to pose on this forum without starting a flame war, but I'll do my best!

If people were honest, they'd admit that the D7100 has the image quality advantage; it is superior on most metrics. The point of argument would be how much better it is and how important the image quality advantage is compared to other features. I would say that the D7100 is the better all round stills camera, with its weakness being buffer depth, plus a bit of build quality compared to the 7D. That being said, one doesn't buy a camera body in isolation, but as part of a system. I wouldn't say that anything that Nikon has to offer is compelling enough to offset the changeover costs, if one has a decent collection of EF mount glass. If one doesn't own any glass from either manufacturer, then deciding which lenses one is likely to need is a factor. To be honest, unless you're into wildlife or sports, I'm not sure that either manufacturer has the most compelling lens line-up for their APS-C cameras and I might be tempted to look elsewhere (e.g. m4/3rds or Fuji).

Im not sure how this thread ven got to three pages.

7d's problems are detailed and noted across the internets. It is simply not a good buy. The Af has problems & the iso is bay far the worst of any canon camera i have seen sicne the 450d. I HAD to dispose of my 7d. i loved the body.

Trust me, im going through the same with a SECOND 6d, and its the most frustrating thing in the world. I have yet another canon body that i cant use to to Af issues. softie images and af misses at f4...enough of this mess already.

I just joined CPS gold so hopefully they can help. If not, im scraping for a 5dmk3.





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PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 01:24:33 PM »
This sounds like crap, i agree. That lens...sounds as boring as they come. They might as well pull the lens from the g16

sensor- was already good, but likely only the iso will get better. not mad at that.

touchscreen? this would rock- canons touchscreen is just awesome, love it on the M.

I dont use the optical on my g12 much, but its much better than not having it at all.

then again, anything is better than the last t5i "update"

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D vs. 70D: Which has better image quality?
« on: February 03, 2014, 01:33:29 PM »
this is kind of a crazy question.

7d is NOWHERE as good. The 7d has the absolute worst iso performance of any canon ive used. Grainy skies in well exposed iso 100?  No thanks.

Seriously though, there is no reason to buy a 7d anymore, especially 7 current prices. its going on 5 years old, and still north of a grand- not a good investment at all.

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The 70d

I like the 6d but the focus is not as good as any rebel. I cant use for fashion week because of that, and while i love the image quality, its a nonstarter for anything that moves.

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