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Hi XPS, I just started have those same two problems with my 6D. It's about 18 months old, and has probably done 100 000 shots. I have recently changed 3 elements in my system:

1. Using a 120-300 sigma with canon 2x III.
2. After-market battery grip.
3. After-market batteries.

I suspect it is the battery grip. I have removed grip and used a single battery, and the problems seems to go away, but as the problem seems intermittent I've yet to confirm the correlation.

My advice: Buy a 7D II, put the 6D in for warranty repair and sell it when it eventually returns fixed :)

My preference is to wait, until the 5DIV will appear on the market. I know, this could happen in 2016 or so...
But my personal experience with my friend brandnew 7DII is not that, I expected in better Iso-quality. I know, this will make some persons here angry, but this is my opinion. We shot some lynx and wolves on monday in an small zoo near Munich. My 6D (on monday it worked 90% of the time) has an awesome low light capability. The 7DII is much better than my 7D, but not even as goog as the 6D´s. 
The AF system of the 7DII is better than my 7D´s. Both using an 100-400 L lens, he got much more sharp pictures of fast passing falcons. Again, if the bird is sitting in the dark trees, my 6D is superior.
Personally, I will wait until Canon announces an FF cam with the same IQ and an faster AF system. It is better to wait and buy an really satisfying Camera, than one, that is still not that Cam I wanted to have. My photoraphical knowledge is not so good, so I need some more technical support from the Camera/lens.

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May I ask you for some advice:

My 6D has an temporary problem with the front wheel. I am (problem occurs sometime rare, sometime each hour one time) not able to change the setting (Av, time,...) with the front wheel. But the wheel on the high-format grip works well. (If I remove the battery grip, I does not fix the problem). I have to remove the battery for some minutes, then the front wheel works well again.
The second temproray problems belongs to the AF: In servo mode, it occurs that the AF stops working, although the trigger is pressed halfway. The I have to press the trigger button a few time, then it works again.
Did anybody have such a problem too? What was the problem of your 6D?

My problem is, that the CPS service company  returned the cam without finding anything. They just took 5 shots (as the numbers of shots is just 5 higher than my last shot).

Are you using genuine Canon battery grip or an after market maker ?
both. I own an aftermarket grip, but I rented an original grip from a friend. On both grips, the problem occured. If I use the 6D without grip, the problem occurs too.

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Thanks.
I will post the result and the procedure to get it repaired - if Canon will do so.

Imho, I feel a little bit fooled. This is the third problem with an Cam/lens (1DMkIII, 300mm 2.8 ) I own from Canon until 2010. In the 40 years before, all problems (just a few) have been solved.
But now, the service is not as good as it was before. Canon knows , how many Euros I have spent in their equipment. And this was really a lot of money. I do only require the warranty, Canon offers. But when Canon responds every problem with moisture or other issues, you know by your self, that this had never happened, you feel follished.

Edit: It was in 2010 not 2012

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Thay will not accept an video, showing the problem due to their own compny security (malware, virusses,...) and I could have maipulated the video. A video would be no evidence for my problem.

This is really annoying, esp. as I was suggesting putting the video on the 6d sd card and give it to them with the camera. If they really said you could have manipulated the video, this is outright impertinent as you didn't arrive at the legal stage (yet), but only want them to show it's for real and what and how often to try to reproduce it :-(

The shop where I bought it, told em, that they can return it to Canon, but the repair is slower than using CPS. and an exchange will be done only, if the 6D is repaired often with the same problem.

Yes, unfortunately that's the way it is - with tech items, after multiple repair attempts so much time has passed that often the item has dropped in price considerably. Some people around CR suggest simply selling the camera in these cases (same with a nearly broken shutter), but personally I really cannot condone this.

The best way still seems to be sending it to cps warranty again (and again), you might also try another cps service station. The other question: Did the shop tell you that they'll replace it after multiple repair attempts with a *confirmed* problem, or are they also so stubborn to say if it cannot be reproduced in a few secs you're on your own?

Last not least, if it comes down to them suspecting moisture damage, you're completely screwed I'm afraid to say :-\

Well, the moisture problem is something I can not hear anymore. >:( >:(  My 6D did not get wet or "moistured".
I had some problems with "moisture" in the past, when Apple told me that my 1 week old iPhone has been occidated inside, due to moisture (the joke was: My phone did not leave the O2 shop, as the display had an blue corner). And an moisture problem with my old 1DMKIII, when Canon told me that an wet Cam is out of warranty.

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Thay will not accept an video, showing the problem due to their own compny security (malware, virusses,...) and I could have maipulated the video. A video would be no evidence for my problem.

This is really annoying, esp. as I was suggesting putting the video on the 6d sd card and give it to them with the camera. If they really said you could have manipulated the video, this is outright impertinent as you didn't arrive at the legal stage (yet), but only want them to show it's for real and what and how often to try to reproduce it :-(

The shop where I bought it, told em, that they can return it to Canon, but the repair is slower than using CPS. and an exchange will be done only, if the 6D is repaired often with the same problem.

Yes, unfortunately that's the way it is - with tech items, after multiple repair attempts so much time has passed that often the item has dropped in price considerably. Some people around CR suggest simply selling the camera in these cases (same with a nearly broken shutter), but personally I really cannot condone this.

The best way still seems to be sending it to cps warranty again (and again), you might also try another cps service station. The other question: Did the shop tell you that they'll replace it after multiple repair attempts with a *confirmed* problem, or are they also so stubborn to say if it cannot be reproduced in a few secs you're on your own?

The shop assistant told me, that they will exchange the Cam on their own costs, but they need to send it to Canon for at least 4 times. But this means a reparation duration of about 6-8 month! And this is not acceptable, as I own just the 6D and the 7D at the moment. And Canon will not announce a 5DIV or another FF cam in the next months.... And Sony will bring out its A7 successor in spring 2015.... to long in the future for me....

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Mine's just over a year old with about 6500 pictures captured.
While I do have a 24-105mm I'm pretty sure I had my 70-200mm mounted at the time that the problem occurred for me. Again I've only had it happen the one time and I didn't need to do anything special to rectify the problem, just turn it off and leave it alone for a bit.

Turn it off and let it rest for a while.... this was the advice from Canon too.
But: The last time it occured, I was waiting a whole day long for an lynx. And when it appeared out of the thicket about 10m away from me - and I wanted to take my shots, this ****** camera did not work. You can imagine that this was not making me happy.  >:(
So I had to switch to the 7D and got some very noisy shots @1600Iso....


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Thanks for your relpies.
Answers to your questions:
The 6D has been bought in May 2014 (as an exchange for my broken 5DII). New, no preowner. From May until now, I took 15500 shots. The problems occured with several of my lenses (16-35mm, 28-70mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm, 100mm macro). With and without the grip mounted.

I phones Canon, but they told me, that the could not comprehend the problem. This problem has never occured before at an 6D, so there is no procedure for this problem defined. They will not accept an video, showing the problem due to their own company security (malware, virusses,...) and I could have maipulated the video. A video would be no evidence for having an problem with this 6D

The shop where I bought it, told me, that they can return it to Canon, but the repair is slower than using CPS. And an exchange will be done only, if the 6D is repaired often with the same problem.

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Technical Support / Problems with 6D front wheel & AF issue - Advice needed
« on: November 04, 2014, 05:59:46 AM »
May I ask you for some advice:

My 6D has an temporary problem with the front wheel. I am (problem occurs sometime rare, sometime each hour one time) not able to change the setting (Av, time,...) with the front wheel. But the wheel on the high-format grip works well. (If I remove the battery grip, I does not fix the problem). I have to remove the battery for some minutes, then the front wheel works well again.
The second temproray problems belongs to the AF: In servo mode, it occurs that the AF stops working, although the trigger is pressed halfway. The I have to press the trigger button a few time, then it works again.
Did anybody have such a problem too? What was the problem of your 6D?

My problem is, that the CPS service company  returned the cam without finding anything. They just took 5 shots (as the numbers of shots is just 5 higher than my last shot).

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:56:17 PM »
Canonitis isn't even the right term, nor is it funny, nor does it even sound right even if the word's creater's assumption was correct.

-itis is a suffix denoting inflammation of [the whatever the root word is].  For example, hepatitis being inflammation of the liver or stomatitis being inflammation of the mouth.  A much better suffix, that makes more sense, would be Canonosis, which would denote a condition or disease.

If you're going to use words you don't know, look them up.  You look like a fool when intelligent people read what you've written.  The worst part was, it was completely unnecessary as it wasn't even funny, and this is coming from a guy that laughs at almost anything!

In my opinion, canonitis could be something positive too... Maybe the fever as long as you wait for the new products, maybe the rubor on your cheeks, if you have bought it. The calor in your hands if you hold it in your hand for the first time, and the dolor if you look into the emptyness of your purse....

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 21, 2014, 04:46:40 PM »
CameraLabs???? :-\ :-\ :-\

The post is about the CameraStore. LOL

I guess you didn't like the part about:

Canonitis
Noun/Latin Origin
- To never go the full step you really need to innovate and take over the market.


quote author=hawkigrad link=topic=23290.msg454276#msg454276 date=1413693526]
Cameralabs has their full review up and the camera compared quite sell to the Sony RX100 MIII.  The Canon focuses faster, has more blur in the photos, enjoys the ability to pull focus in videos and compares closely in optical quality beating out the Sony at 50mm, 70mm.  He scores both 89 points.  I'm looking forward to mine.
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Seem to be more an  Canonose / Canonnosis, a degenerative process.....

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My personal experience: I returned the G7X. The pictures are very soft and there is much noise, more noise than expected for this price. And the AF is not very accurate, if it is darker.

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Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 20, 2014, 02:54:31 AM »
I bought the Camera on Friday too  in Munich for my grandson. But the quality of the images are awful for 650€. If you raise the Iso >250 the images are not sharp and grainy. And the AF hunts for sharpness without using the flash if the thing you want to photograph is not very bright.
I was very disappointed and returned the Camera on the same day. Another G7X we tried out in the store one did not work better.
The shop assistent told me to buy an Sony 6000.

Added: The shop assistant told me that they got instructions for advertising the 7DII. One of these is to shoot outside, if a customer wants to try out the 7DII...

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Apple will release an 5k Display. Apple iMac 27" Retina

I am no Apple fan, but this display will be one to buy - if you want to have an extraordinary good look at your photographs :-)

https://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/10/16Apple-Introduces-27-inch-iMac-with-Retina-5K-Display.html

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