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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.
[/quote]

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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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:21:35 AM »
3000€ is a little bit too much for an F4 lens, even if it is very sharp.
Sorry, but this price policy brings me away from Canon.
The Plus in IQ is not worth the high price. It will be a lens for enthusiasts and Canon fanboys.
It is cheaper to buy an other brand body and buy an windeangle prime. And stay with Canon in wildlife photography....
This is my opinion

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Lenses / Which prime lens for nature fotography?
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:22:11 AM »
I saved some money, I´d like to buy an prime for nature photography (animals, birds,...). I will use it for day trips, no longer expeditions.

As they are not cheap, I´d like to ask which lens to buy?

300mm 2.8 with 2x converter?
400mm 2.8 with 2x converter?
500 or 600 mm 5.6 with an 1.4x converter?

Optically, all 4 lenses are now very good. (my old 400mm DO IS was not).
I will carry it around all day long - so low weighted will be an plus, but I want an good optical quality too. So the 2x converter is not the best solution....

But which one to decide? Can you give me an advice?
My cameras are: 5DII, 6D and 7D

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Lenses / Re: Polarizer
« on: October 10, 2014, 06:14:01 AM »
My tipp:
  • Buy a filter with an good coating. A nano coating e.g. is easier to clean, and more scratch-resistant. And has (advertised) an better optical quality
  • Slim version if used with wideangle
  • Look for an high transmission filter (like from Heliopan), as they are not so dark. Lesser light is "swallowed" by the filter at the same polarisation effect, so the lens is faster

e.g.: Heliopan High Transmission Polfilter circ. SH-PMC

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 12:19:23 PM »

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: G7 Picture @ Dpreview.com - High iso quality?
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:31:16 AM »
He is 13 years old and needs an low light capable compact cam. Shooting indoor @ discos,...
It should be compact, as he is want to take it with him when he goes flying and doing much sports.

I would not use anything but FF in light that low.  A 1" sensor is going to be a big compromise.  With people moving in a disco, you need reasonably high shutter speeds, so ISO levels of 6400, 12800 and higher might be needed.  Of course, he can possibly get some sort of image if there is a spotlight on the subject, but to capture the colors in low light is just plain difficult.
 
Also be aware that any laser light show will ruin the camera if the beam hits while the shutter is open.  Its a common issue for newbies who try to take video at a laser light show.  Warranties don't cover things like that either.

Thanks. He knows this problem. I know, that an 6D would be better. But to carry this Cam with the 24-70 2.8 around, is to much risk. Better an small camera. Lesser risk.

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