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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:25:40 AM »
Yes, your idea makes sense. If at this point a camera APS-C meets their immediate needs, the best choice seems to be 70D. Unless we are surprised by the announcement this month 7D Mark ii. Good luck in the fight with the insurance company.

7D2 announcement this month? Did I misunderstand that? (I am sorry, but after an traumatic brain damage after an jet crash, I suffer from partial speech-deficites).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:21:35 AM »
Next year I will look to buy an FF body - when Canon will release an new FF body

That would be the famed high-mp eos 1 body - I hope your pockets are full enough, because that'll empty them as fast as African highwaymen :-o ... imho for something useful new to filter down into the 6d price region it'll take 2-3 years.

He told us, that there will be a FF body in the D800 region....Maybe he is right. I hope so. The "1" series is to expensive for me

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:05:33 AM »
@ Marsu

I will do a little bit of mixture, if I do not get more money from the iC.
If so: 100-400 & 70-200 2.8L and 12-24 Tokina as used gear from a friend.
100mm 2.8 L new, also a 28-70 (or so) 2.8 L lens and a (35 or 50mm) prime.
My other lenses stayed at home and I can use them with a new camera.
 As I do photograph a lot birds and animals, I prefer an crop body first.
Next year I will look to buy an FF body - when Canon will release an new FF body (as I heared on our Safari from an British photographer who had his Jeeps full of photographic Equipment (inclusive some >500mm primes and 2 200-400!)) and my wallet is full enough again.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:52:57 AM »
unless the whole thing was a set-up of course, starting from the broken air conditioning to the bus with the equipment being "held". Knowing the systematic corruption of the economies in African states and the "official" pay for the police, I wouldn't rule out this possibility, all gear of the tourists combined should make a nice profit and is enough to share something back to the drivers and rangers.

That was the VERY FIRST THING that went through my mind too when I read that.

Well, I do not think that the drivers are involved. The small company that arranged our trips is really seroius and doing that well for a lot of years. The owners come frome Europe and gave us a lot of safetytipps.

Maybe, our mistake was to bring some gifts (pencils, rulers,...) to the children in the near of the lodge, that was our outer basecamp. There was an poor looking school and our wifes wanted to help a little bit.... But who knows?


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: October 01, 2013, 08:13:38 AM »
Well, it was an wonderful journey in Tansania and Kenya. We visited some Nationalparks and I took thousands of photos. My old 60D got dusty, when I changed from my 100-400 to the 70-200.

When we drove back to Nairobi with two busses late in the evening, one of the airconditioning systems broke down. So all passengers changed into the conditioned bus, the other contained our equipment with one of the  german guides and three rangers. The second bus was stopped by criminals and they took off everything. Our busdriver accellerated and drove away from this scene as fast as he could. This was the only method to escape frome those criminals.
The Kenian police was not really able to help us. But every person we met, told us that how the bus driver reacted, was the right decision. No fight, just try to escape...
Now we struggle with the insurance company. I have to rebuy my equipment, I will have to spend more then 12000€. But the IC just offers 2000.... So we see us at court to fight against the IC


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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: September 29, 2013, 11:44:28 AM »
- Which gear do you own?

I´ve been in this area some days ago and did enough muscletraining for the next 10 years, because I took to much with me.

All of the tips from the CR photographers are well argued.

The lens I used most of the times where in the range of 12-24mm, 28-70mm and 100-400mm. My 70-200 2.8 and the other primes have been left in the lodge. I used mostly the 7D. And i bought an not expensive lightweight tripod (Sirui). And do not forget an pol-filter!

My 2 friends used:
Nikon 7100 and D800 with the same ranged lenses (superb shots with the D800!!)
and the other one the
Fujifilm X-E1 with an ~18-50mm and an ~55-200mm.

From the sight of weight, the Fuji was an great idea. And the AF was very fast and the pics are really great.

If you have to carry all your equipment around, think of reducing the gear to the max. There something like the fuji (or coming Canon M2) will be the best for your back.

Oh, and get an gear-insurance (robbery, theft,...)  >:(

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:20:57 AM »
Back from Africa, I am have to buy an new Camera, as some Africans misunderstood our friendship and took our money and valuables.
The travelling insurance offered 2000€ for the 2 bodies, 7 lenses, tripod, and a lot of other stuff. Inacceptable.

Looking for an Crop Camera (no FF, as Canon will meet the D800 next year), I tend to buy an 70D. The AF has been improved, as many reviews show.

My question is: How good is the image quality at 100-1600 Iso in real life? I looked at the new DPreview comparison chart and can not see many improvements, the Nikon D7100 seems to be a little bit better. Am I right?
I know the IQ of the 7D and 60D and 100D. Is the 70D better?

Much thanks

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EOS Bodies / 70D @ Dpreview
« on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
Dpreview:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/12/canon-eos-70d-review-gains-test-scene-samples?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu


"We're working towards completing our review of the Canon EOS 70D and have been shooting our test scene with a production camera. We've published the test shots, including downloadable Raw files of both the daylight and low light scene. The EOS 70D review will also be one of the few chances to see our outgoing test scene and our new, more challenging, more informative scene alongside one another. Click through to see how it performs.

Now we have a production-standard EOS 70D we'll be forging ahead to get the review completed as soon as we can. In the meantime, here's a chance to see in close detail and in challenging lighting, how Canon's Dual AF Pixel sensor behaves."



For me, the D7100 is a little bit better in sharpness.
But interrestingly, the Fujifil X-Pro 1 has an quite better IQ at higher Isos in Raw. And the 5D III is superior.


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Canon General / Re: Canon behavior at launching new products
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:16:49 AM »
I doubt it. Businesses don't intentionally keep the sales low unless there is a genuine manufacturing problem.

Keeping stock in the company warehouse for 6 months and/or producing at lower than installed capacity doesn't add to the company's bottom line. Keeping capital locked up in finished goods just doesn't work. Businesses don't function that way.

Interresting topic.
I see your both points.

The information I got from professional shop assistants in Germany is, that Canon will allow those shops to sell the 70D exclusively for 1-2 month. So, the first posting seems to be true. Maybe only in middle Europe

This is why I wait until the 70D will be on the normal market. Maybe the price will sink by then.




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Site Information / Re: New mobile version of CR
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:26:15 AM »
Great idea!

But the text begins about 3-4 pages below the menue (I have to scroll about 3-4 pages down, using an Galaxy S3). Maybe you can fix this

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:43:37 AM »
Maybe an wideangle L lens to fight the Sigma 1.8 Art lenses.
I own one. It is an great lens...
If Canon would produce it, the price would have benn doubled.


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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:41:51 AM »
100-400 4.0 L @ 5000-6000€
100-400 4,5-5.6 II @ 3000 €-3500€

Announcement in September, sold in CPS stores 4-5 month from announcement. price like announced, no rebates.
Delivery on massmarket after another 4 month. Then rebates are possible on online stores like we are used to see..


Just kidding?
No. This was an price winning scenario to "optmize" the profit some years ago ....


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Looks like an improvement over the 60D and 7D, but not enough of one for me.

Might be true. My personal view: The collegues at our local photo club got one yesterday and shot studio yesterday in the evening.
Well, compared with my old 60D - I want to replace - the Iso performance ist just a little bit better.

BUT a big bit worser than the D7100. Sorry Canon, the AF is superb. But the IQ is still not in the range of the D7100. We compared true shot studio pics yesterday.

As written, this is my personal opinion.

But, lacking an alternative, I will fetch mine in Innsbruck today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »
I tried to buy one in an shop in my neighbourcountry Austria today. CPS store. 1099€.
They got  just a few dozen of them. One will be reservated for me :-) and I will fetch it tomorrow.


Got the info, that only CPS stores get them @ this date. Others have to wait longer.
Amazon Germany wrote today, that the delivery date at the end of October will be possible, because of the small amount of Cams they get and the huge count of preorders.....

BTW: cheap way to hold an higher price: Deliver the item to be sold only piece by piece....

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:51:02 AM »
It does not matter, which name they give those primes.
What "counts" for me are an good IQ ( low CA, high resolution,...) and an fast AF.

+1 on the lower prices. It is good, that there will be a bit of price war. I know, that some of the guys here think, that only high-priced lenses are good lenses. But I believe that Canon adds an very big plus on the prices to optimize their profits. Nikon does it too... Now Sigma has the chance to increase their market share in these class of lenses.

And if these Sigma lenses are just a little bit lower in IQ than their Canon counterparts, one of the 500mm lenses will be mine.....

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