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EOS Bodies / Re: 70d out in time?
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:26:07 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 ?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2013, 04:10:05 AM »


Just another opinion. I love the 100-400 push/pull :)

Me too.
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+1. But mine stucks between 300-400mm and needs some force to change the focal length. Tried to repair it, but the 300€ did not change it sufficiently.
So, if the new lens will be under 200€ I will switch.
Most of my bird pics are taken by this lens, I own for 12 years now.

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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2013, 02:39:33 AM »
Got some infos from an friend, using the old and the new AF-S VR 80-400mm 4.5-5.6G ED lens:
He got it some days ago and was on a trip in the south of Italy.
He told me that the new lens has an much faster AF than the predecessor model. But the AF was even not accurate every time. In his opinion Nikon pushed the AF-S VR 80-400mm 4.5-5.6G ED up in image quality and made it faster. But he doubts that he did right by buing this lens, spending 2,5 times more than his old lens costs today. Excellent rumors and advertisements are sometimes not true, as we all know.

Maybe Canon improves the lens too, but will it be 2500-3000€ worth - in comparison to the old 100-400? Let us see.

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Does anybody know, if it would be technically possible that the AF is working on an aperture of 8 at other Canon Cameras too?

Some month ago, the GO where I am working bought some Cams for documentation. There we were definitifly told, that it is technically impossible to use the AF on an lens thath has an beginning aperture of >=8 on the 5D MK3. - Now it is possible. Interresting.

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Much thanks. The Eos 100 will be an option, indeed.
I own the 12-24 4 Tokina, and the 28-70 2.8 Canon and an 244m 2.8. But the 7D or the 60D is to heavy to carry on the Kibo. Sorry no K2 or Mount Everst. High enough for me. After my accident an limitation.

Time for acclimatication about 3-4 weeks. Staying over 3500-4000m. Travelling with an guided tour.

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Need some advice:

I am looking for an compact Camera or Mirrorless for climbing or high-altitude hiking.
Preferences:
  • smaller an lighter than SLR
  • focus on high image quality
  • normal AF speed (shutter lag <0,5s)
  • able to use an polarisation filter e.g.
  • wide angle preference
Price unter 1500€ inclusive wideangle lens

I aimed at the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, but there are very variying tests. (Dpreview gives not the best notes. Color foto (German magazine) says superb,...) Which test to trust?
The Fuji 100s or the X-1E?

Which model would you prefer?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:56:39 PM »
IMHO Canon is going to part their product line. Much for the normal users, where Canon earns much money. And an premium line, where the price does not matter - with an excellent (hopefully excellent) image quality and features.
I think they know very well, what the competitors will bring on the market and overthink if they should struggle for this segment too

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:52:25 PM »


I love my Canon gear for sure. But the Sticker price shock is wearing me down too.
Now I'm keeping a much closer eye on the competition than I ever did before, including bodies and whole systems. I can't say that I'm going to jump ship, but a few years ago even the thought of considering it never entered my mind. I guess I was confident that Canon would always be the best value gear (FF) for me. But the competition is fierce in every arena today, and Canon needs to to go all in to stay ahead.

I think the game changer will be the Sony FF NEX system.  It just leaked that the A58 will be the last SLT model.  That can mean only one thing- they learned well from their success with the RX-1.  FF A-mount mirrorless is on the way.  It'll be interesting to see how Canon and Nikon react to that.  I expect Sony will implement a global shutter as well, so no more rolling shutter for video people.
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I was personally surprised how good the image quality of the NEX-7 in combination with an 18-55mm is. Maybe this would be an lightweight alternative for mountain hiking. Half of the weight of my Canon gear. 24MP and an very ggod image quality. And I can use filters too

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 02:59:10 AM »
Looks like the ultimate travel lens! At 35mm it will also do for a decent portrait lens on APS-C!

I'm becoming more and more a Sigma fanboy :P

+1 if: the IQ is ok & the price not on Canons pricing orientated

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:38:45 AM »
maybe we see this cam in 2013....
Maybe the 7D2 in 2014???? or 2015???

I´d like to know why Canon is announcing the cams so late.... Nikon is told to bring out the next model in the Summer.... then they have an actual successor of each camera older then 3 years....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Bias of tests
« on: March 30, 2013, 06:13:28 AM »
Maybe you will be  ::) your eyes, but does anybody know, how the test-magazines (online, printed) get their cameras for testing?
Are these Cameras "specially improved" by the manufacturers? Or do test magazines get "normal" cameras from the production lines?


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I phoned with Canon support. On Thursday I got an answer. It seemed to be a little bit difficult. There was no definitiv commitment that they will be able to correct the weakness.
So I sent it back.

But it is an great and fast camera.


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Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 30, 2013, 05:53:16 AM »
Sometimes I feel, that Canon and Nikon talk to each other, where the cutoff of the maximum price most buyers will pay for an product is.

I listened to an Nikon-seller information meeting. There will be an 800mm lens with an enormous price of more then 17.000€!!
You can be sure that, if Canon produces something equal to that, the pricelevel will be equal to Nikons price.

In my opinion, the 100-400 II will be priced above the Nikon 80-400. Canon will find an reason to do that.
 

I love my 100-400, but will think of buying the II version (if not pulling zoom). But only, if the lens will be under 2500.

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Thanks for the replies!
As I thought, the unsharpness ist not produced by the lenses (we checked it today by using them on other Cams)...
The unsharpness only appears at about  f<30mm and mainly in the outer parts of the pics. Center is ok.
Like using an duto-lens unsharpnessfilter on my shots.
Appears at manual and automatic focussing.
The AFMA is an very good idea, but I don not have the knowlgedge and equipment to perform ist by myself. Canon is able to do this, but this is no standard procedure.

I phoned  the Canon Support.
They offered an camera service.
BUT then I will not be able to return it to the seller, if the Canon service is not able to repair this problem!
So it is the best, if I give it back and get my money refunded.


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