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Software & Accessories / Re: Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 07, 2013, 06:10:29 AM »
Much thanks!


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Software & Accessories / Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:03:14 PM »
Bought an refurbished 7D again, the 60D has an sensor damage.
What is the maximal -senseful- CF card speed I can use on the 7D?

My old CF card (233x) might be topped.

Tell me your experience and your used product. I wan to buy 2 16GB cards.

Thanks

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Disappointed by the "artifically" looking (to much contrast, noise,...) IQ of the testes 100D, I check the  Olympus OM-D and  Sony NEX-7 in the next two weeks...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon SL1 sensor a step back?
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:27:39 AM »
learningcameras.com ... who's learning here? the reviewer or the audience?

Jokes apart, the sensor is the same 18mp that is available pretty much across the board for all Canon crop bodies so theoretically at least, there should not be any difference in the sensor performance.

I'm not too sure the tests are entirely scientific so I'd take this guy's advice with a rather bigger pinch of salt.
yes, they are only subjective. biased by subjective impressions and interrests.
But as many mentioned: The whole system is responsible for the IQ.
And maybe the fineadjusting of the sensor, the AF is a little bit different, the picture will look different.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon SL1 sensor a step back?
« on: May 15, 2013, 04:25:47 AM »
This camera is not meant to be in the same categories as the 7D and 60D...can't compare it as such.
Yes, but there has to be an reason to buy this body. And if there is an little difference in money between the 60D 650D... and the 100D, but an big difference in the IQ, I doubt this model will be an cash cow for Canon.

But it should have the equal IQ od the 650D. And it isn´t....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon SL1 sensor a step back?
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:54:41 AM »
I tried the 100D in my local shop - I wanted to buy one as an body for an longer trip in some weeks. And I agree. The salesman is diappointed from the 100D. I took some shots in jpeg (with my 12-24 Tokina, 28-70 2.8 Canon) and and we looked at it on the pc in the shop (no raw shooting, as it would have taken to much time for the shop assistent).  And I am diappointed too...
My 60D and the 7D IQ is much better. to much contrast on the edges, and in the standard mode, very soft and unsharp. High noise >800 Iso. And the AF is not very fast.
The Camera is 50€ cheaper than the actual 60D price. But bus the 60D. You will get mor performance.

True what Neuroanatomist writes. We compare apples with peaches... But if you want an lightweight body with an good IQ, Canon is not offering anything that combines this features.

By the way: Take a look at the Sigma 35mm 1.4 - It is an very good lens. Saw some shots in the shop. Really sharp.

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Note, I would recommend against using/taking a DSLR because you will want to have it attached to various buckles, etc, so that in the event that you slip, tip, etc, that the camera doesn't end up in a ravine. And similarly, you don't want it on a long lead where it will swing and smash into the side of the mountain.

My mountain kit is a 70-200 on a 7D, and a 24-105 on a 5D mkII (formerly 5D mk I... I like the 7D better, but canon does not make a 16-85 f2.5....)

I keep the one in a Toploader, and the other on my side on an r-strap. If it gets dicey, it can go in my backpack. This combo would work pretty well for most Kilimanjaro stuff, from what I have read of the routes; they're not too technical... This combo might be a bit heavy for Kili, but with proper acclimitization, not too bad. Comparatively,  Kilimanjaro is not too high... You should be fine with a light SLR, if you are in good shape. A lot of people hump an SLR up Everest (check the blogs...)!!!

On hiking I use the f-stop Satori exp or my click elite contrejour 40 (the side release ist very fine). On walking with my family, I often take an normal deuter backpack with an front release and one of my f-stop ICUs.
Normally, I take my 60D (former: 7D, former-former: 5D) the 12-24 Tokina, 28-70 2.8 Canon, and 35mm 1.4. In special situations the 70-200 2.8 IS.

But in this Special situation I have to reduce the euqipment. "Reduce to maximum"... Maybe an 100D with the 16-35 2.8...
I am not confident which combination to take.

(Sorry for poor english, my diffuse axional laesion brought me back to grammar school.)

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Are you backpacking/tru-hiking or rock climbing?  If you are, why not spend your budget on making your other gear ultra-light (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.)  That's what I did and got an F-stop Tilopa bag to put everything.  I have the medium ICU and it fits 5DmkIII, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-300L, Lee filters, additional 3 LP-E6 batteries plus charger, intervalometer.  The pack is 48-liter and I can bring enough gear and supplies for a 5 day traverse.  My base weight is around 17lbs.
I own the Satori exp. With the mediom and large icu. But I use an Deuter hiking backpack aircontact pro 75. It is the best solution for this trip, as our guide tells us. I have to carry a lot of equipment, including medical equipment too. So the space for my camera equipment ist not big. A cam with one lens willl be maximum.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:35:02 PM »
I'll be somewhat disappointed if the 7DII isn't available in 2013, but if a 100-400 II is available in 2013, it makes the decision easier on which to buy when!

Although, I did find a use case this weekend for a second body with a shorter lens. Actually, it wasn't so much the focal length as the minimum focus distance. Had a couple of tree frogs right alongside the trail. I wanted to get closer, but couldn't!

Would be good for me too. The lens price will be a little bit lower, when I will buy the 7D2.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:32:36 PM »


Canon clawed their way to the top over about 30-40 years. They weren't always the leader they are today. They did so by running a smart business. Sales figures would indicate they still know what they are doing. Do people buy other brands? Of course they do. It's not in our best interests for any company to have a monopoly share of the market. Every time Nikon introduces a new product, I'm very happy because it means Canon must compete.

+1

And when Nikon introduces the D400, maybe Canon will compete with an marvellous 7D2. (Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt....)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 05:27:25 PM »
A swap to this model of using Adope CS6 will cause some problems for big organisations that have to secure their datas .
The head of the IT department in the organisation where I work, is in doubt whether the state bureaus is allowing to open the firewall/safety-solutions to use this cloud based software. It is to risky. They are in fear to get hacked.
And we own really a lot of CS6 licences.

Okay, repeat after me: This is NOT a cloud application. This is Not a cloud application.

From Adobe's website: "And, as always, your applications live on your desktop, not in a browser and not in the cloud."

It is just a confusingly-named marketing scheme.

The problem I have, regardless of whether the software resides in the cloud, on your desktop or on Pandora, is a requirement for an internet connection so that every time you start the application a license check is performed.  That would cause a great deal of heartburn on my part.

It is not going to be that restrictive. The licensing server will either need to be connected to once ever 30 days or every 99 days. I have heard both numbers from adobe representative, so I am not sure which is true. My guess would be 30 days though.

And if it is 1 time a month, but it is an severe safety problem. My oranisation stores a lot of confident datas, on servers and on more then 2500 PCs. So each leakage is one leakage to much. Our IT-security management officer in chief got an little heart attack today, when he heared what he will have to allow.

That will be an severe problem in future. But,  if the first big organisation or company does not swap to the new productline, Adobe will react.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 02:50:19 PM »
A swap to this model of using Adope CS6 will cause some problems for big organisations that have to secure their datas .
The head of the IT department in the organisation where I work, is in doubt whether the state bureaus is allowing to open the firewall/safety-solutions to use this cloud based software. It is to risky. They are in fear to get hacked.
And we own really a lot of CS6 licences.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 07, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
The Wall Street Journal is stating that Adobe is abandoning the packaged software model in favor of Creative Cloud, and plans no further release of Creative Suit after the current 6.0.
If I'm not wrong its been a year since they started Adobe Creative Cloud, but it is still not available in my region http://www.adobe.com/mena_en/products/creativecloud.html?promoid=JFQGY

Where do you live? I just know the Rienz, a river in the south tyrol... esp Itay

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 04, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
...I have learned that the limiting factor is me, not the camera sensor...

So true. So easy to get caught up in the "Bigger is Better," "Newer is Better," "More Expensive is Better" mindset. Especially when you take part in a forum where there is always someone who has a bigger, newer, more expensive toy.

We throw numbers around here like they mean nothing and tend to forget that for most people, spending $1,000 on a camera is one huge investment, not to mention $2,000 to $3,500.


So true. Thanks for that reminder.

In my opinion the quality of an picture ist depending on an dynamic interaction between the camera and the photographer. Most times the photographer ist the limiting factor, sometimes the hardware you use. The ratio between is dynamically variying from situation to situation.
Sure, if you spend 10.000 € in your hardware, the probability to get an sharp, colourful  and well  exposed picture is higher than with an 700€ equipment.

But the real "photographical glance (German: Fotographischer Blick)" is something you have to learn sometimes very hard. And some of us will never get the feeling how to get an extraordinary photo. And some of us are aritically more inventive then others.

Some of you are posting great shots, where I say "wow". I often wonder, how and where you took the shot. Tipps to train getting better pictures are often missing.
I own many books, but only some of them are really teaching how to become a little bit better in photography. Most of my books show superb shots, but do not tell you how they got it. Or they use equipment, you will never own. (I just read an book on studio photography. Very interresting. But the writer uses an extraordinary expensive lightning system.)
So, it would be great, to learn from your experience.

But to answer the question:
I would buy an 60D too. the price/performance ratio is very good.
 If your budget is limited, you can buy Canon  EF-S 4-5,6 17-85 IS (~500€) and the Tamron 4-5,6 70-300 DI VC USD SP (~350€). A polarisation filter should not be missing.
A friend of mine, who is working in an crisis region, uses this equipment as it could be that he has to leave the region without his equipment. He is satisfied. The 60D and these two lenses are working good togeather. We checked it in an german photographic magazine.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:59:02 PM »
I am new to DSLR's and will be traveling to Europe for a little over a month (leaving June 10th). I am pretty set on the XXD line, but would be interested in other suggestions. I was rather hopeful of the April 23rd announcement date, but now that has come and gone and no 70D. So do you guys 1) think the 70d bill be released before I leave? Or 2) think I should go for the 60D, or another suggestion.

Where do you go to? City-travelling? Nature-travelling? shooting Landscape ?

How much do you want to spent for the equipment? Wahts the limit?

I will be doing a lot of city-travelling and landscapes.

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