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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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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Gateway drug: 600 RT + ST E3
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:05:18 PM »
I love them also. I had two 580 ex'II's and quickly figured out that i hate using optical connections.

Ive run into the oddity in which sometimes it just doesn't fire. Its really bizarre. Other than that, its gold.

It also took me hours to figure out how to set it to be a slave in manual mode- it defaults to master and then you have to go through a menu screen and hit  test or so. So happy to figure that out. (Canon quick setup guide did not explain this properly).

No focus assist really does suck though...its given me quite a bit of trouble shooing in dim studio like setup.

ps- why these flashes dont have touchscreens at this point is ????

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:01:02 PM »
Well, all the great thinkers out there that cant see the forest for the trees, and find that subscription software is a "great deal"- the chickens are coming home to roost. You guys made you own bed.

Subscription ipad sofftware....lol

Let all the photo sheep go ahead and purchase this.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Microadjustment Automated
« on: January 13, 2014, 12:55:15 PM »
this would be the most greatest thing ever.

Ill do whatever it takes to get the job done, but I truly despise just setting up fOcal- distances of 13 feet away from target, have to purchase long usb cords, need great amounts of light, etc. Its a pain in the ass (sometimes). I went full frame in November, and i have yet to be able to enjoy its benefits because of the ludicrous amount of time and particular setup needed to adjust lenses. So for my Ive been so disappointing by the lack of sharpness, overall image quality vs my crop cam, etc.

however canon can make this easier, would get my money. The current situation is truly horrible for pros and consumes alike spending thousands on gear that may or may not work well together.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Is the 7d still a good body?
« on: January 06, 2014, 12:58:10 PM »
No. Get a 70d. Thats all folks.

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I  urge caution. Yes, the 6d iso performance is awesome. but that autofocus...it is very, very suspect. Try before you buy.

Rent rent rent before u buy.

im beginning to feel the af deficiencies is not worth it relative to the iso gains compared to 70d/5d3. Also, for portraits, while I  can work with the 9 points, its soooo not close to being flexible enough.

my 2/c

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If you can't get decent pictures out of a 6D then there is some serious wrong with you as a photographer!!

+1, and I'd even expand on that: you can't get decent pictures out of any *Rebel* then there is something seriously wrong with you as a photographer.

Post like this are ridiculous. Also considering that my rebels have been super reliable, yet 7d/6d have been nothing but trouble in the Af department. My Xsi focus put these higher level bodies to shame...and im ashamed to have to say that. :(

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