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I recognized that my 70D´s AF performance and accuracy varies from lens to lens.
The German "Color Foto" magazine compared the AF perfomrance and accuracy between some Cams (SLR, MLils,...) and between some lenses. There the 70D was no winner.... It perfomred best with the Sigma 18-35, worst with the 50mm Macro... (Lesser than half of all shots were sharp. NEX-7´s shots were over 90% sharp...
Ok. I read the test and was a little bit disappointed. I see thath some lenses perform better, some worser on the 70D. Noteable: mirorless Cams are most superior to the SLR (in this price class)

My question: I´d like to know, why my 70D´s AF performance varies so much, using 3 different 70-200 2.8L lenses when I shoot moving objects? I rented 2 from my clubfriends, one I own by myself. Mine was fast and mostly sharp, one was better (more sharp pictures), one noteably worser. But why?

Technical Support / Re: OMG Cookie Hell on Canon Rumors
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:40:01 PM »
Using Firefox with Adblock Plus Add on...
NO banners, just a few cookies.
Switching off the PC -> Run CCleaner -> NO cookies anymore...

Someone watching soccer?

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 08, 2014, 01:38:24 PM »
My first L-lens was the Canon 28-70mm L USM 2.8. I bought it back in 1995. and I am still happy with it :-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 DO
« on: May 26, 2014, 04:47:45 PM »
I hope Canon improves this technology. I owned a 400 DO IS, nearly 10 years ago, but the optical quality was not that, I thougt it would be. There was an aberration in the left upper corner that caused in an distorsion in this area. So I changed to the 300mm 2.8. And that was an very  good decision.

Nikon announces updated 400mm F2.8 telephoto and 1.4x teleconverter  @ Dpreview.com


Sometimes I think, the "Year of Lenses" excludes Canon....
Where are the new primes and other "L" lenses?

Third Party Manufacturers / Lytro announces Illum light field camera
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:45:11 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark.II delayed again + 1Dx replacement mentioned.
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:46:29 PM »
There was no news of a 'big megapixel' body only that the replacement of the 1D X was 'on schedule'.
On schedule for 2016, I'm sure.  Just like the 7D, I'm sure the huge firmware update was to delay the launch of the next camera. Gotta love rumors; I wonder how much (if any) truth there is to this one.

Sure. You joined an rumor forum.
I like rumors too. There is some hope inside. Hope that we will receive an better successor of what we own. If this will let us shoot better pics, I do not know
My second half of life I worked with the hope that our teamwork saved ones life

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark.II delayed again + 1Dx replacement mentioned.
« on: April 14, 2014, 03:14:27 PM »
Heared that too. The shop assistants in the professional Canon shop in our county are afraid, that the 7D2 will not appear until 2015. In 2013 the 70D was a little money-spinner in autumn until X-Mas. In 2014 they hope, the 7d2 will be quite a bigger one. In combination with an 100-400mm (or so) lens for sports, action, wildlife....

A local member of our foto-club (who works there) did not deny these concerns (I think he is not allowed to talk about this)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: April 08, 2014, 03:12:13 AM »
I have a big milestone birthday coming up on May 31 and my wife wants to buy me a special present.
Wonder what my chances are it will be a 7D MKII?
Mmmmmmm zero. But I would suggest a 5DMkIII  8)

True story:  I started saving for this camera 2.5 years ago.  I've not had my 5DMkIII for over a year.  I've started saving again and now have enough for it--want it for the 1.6X crop sensor and birding.

Are you sure you have enough for it?  I mean when Canon came out with the 600mm F4L IS II no one believed it would cost over $10K.  Highly likely Canon will milk our bank accounts once again with new release hype.

I bet: 2500-3000... And if the MPs are lower than 24, the DR just average, the AF not better than the 70Ds - even enough consumers will buy it. Because its out of the 7D - family.
On the other hand, Canon knows that other brands are not sleeping and releasing one camera after another. The new rumored D9300 looks to be an game changer in its class - if you belive the Nikonians. Maybe this is enough pressure for Canon to release an worthy successor. But then they will milk us as much they can...

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:11:14 PM »
My "cristal ball" told me, that the first realistic announcement will be around the photokina-time.
There were (maybe still are) around 2 prototypes in the wild @ the olympics and there ist still no final  conclusion about which body will be final.

And the same person thinks that other brands like nikon will be faster than Canon @ replacing their crop highend slr.
Maybe Sony announces an fast SLR in 2014 too.

Maybe he read his tealeaves right.

Does anybody own the MindShift Gear rotation180 Professional? How is it to work with the rotationg system? Carrying comfort good? Or better to take think tanks backpack?
It is an expensive backpack (price in Euro is the same as in Dollars! ( a plus of near one third), but the rotating system (copied from think tank), looks quite interresting.

As I am still looking for an backpack for hiking with an "easy access" to the camera section without removing the backpack from the back, I tested 2 in the meantime.

The first, the contrejour 40 from click elite was a little bit tricky, because first, the price is more than 50% higher than in the US!  Second, there is an new model of this backpack existing, but was not shipable in January. Third: So I got the old version with freaky zippers that got stuck every time I opened the side access compartement. -> I sent it back.

The second was the Evoc cp26. An very well built backpack, but a little bit to small for hiking if you want to carry some food with.

Another one, I want to have an look at, are the Benro backpacks with the side access. Any suggestions with benros Ranger pro 400 or Beyond 400?


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