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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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EOS-M / Re: 22mm f/2 focus noise?
« on: January 02, 2014, 10:49:35 AM »
Ive never noticed a peep. If its the same noise that occurs when the M is powering down (retracting) then likely nada to worry about.

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Not to cut into the AF conversation, but ive finally gotten a chance to take some test shots with a replacement 6d. The first ones AF/sharpness was atrocious. Much better, but its not 'there' yet. I havent AFMA'd though.

The screen is a 1:1 screen shot, non- developed, adobe bridge 100% raw file preview. Reference 24-105.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D + 24-105 L combo not that great?
« on: December 28, 2013, 02:01:36 PM »
I feel this guys pain. I haven't worked this hard to get consistent sharp pics since my 7d debacle.

Im on my second 6d body, and its performing much better then the junk canon first sent me. Its not 'there' yet though...i still feel like its not as sharp as its supposed to be, buti haven't AFMA yet. It is however showing much better baseline sharpness with my reference 24-105.  Reminds me of my Eos M images with the 22/f2.

Im still looking for how these images will ultimately better than what my t2i can produce at iso 100. Ive seen plenty examples from others online, but as of yet i haven't experienced them with the 6d.

Here's some cropped, 1:1 eyes from my t2i. Can i realistically expect "better" from full frame?



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The eos M already kicks out great images (a bit noisy, but manageable) so its more in terms of getting used to the touchscreen vs say, a g12/15/16

For me, the M does not replace the g12- even though it takes better photos. the g12 is much more practical to stash in a large pocket or in areas where its tight- not so much for the M. Even today, i carried the M +22mm, and my g12, which i can use for zooming in if i need to.

When traveling abroad, or city adventuring, i always carried one camera with me- again, the g12. i can walk with it in my hand (or swinging a bit), its fairly durable, where the M feels like a good ping would jam something up. Add the invaluable swivel screen, and you have a pocket warrior that just rocks.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available
« on: December 11, 2013, 01:37:28 PM »
I 'll wait and see first. 
  • If it really only fixes the bug listed in the descirpotion, I don't really need it.
  • If there are hidden changes, I would like to learn about them.
  • If there are hidden changes that cause compatibility issues with third-party gear I will skip it. See Nikon D5300 and DF issues with Sigma lenses and third-party batteries following Nikon FW-Updates. Those impacts were also not documented. I know, that is Nikon and here we talk Canon ... but still!

Exactly what i was goign to post.

So now we have to be wary of all canon updates...that just stinks.

The opteka batteries for the Eos M are SOOOOO much better than the canon brands that its just sad. Usability would drop significantly if they implemented a block.

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