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EOS Bodies - For Stills / IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:20:57 AM »
Back from Africa, I am have to buy an new Camera, as some Africans misunderstood our friendship and took our money and valuables.
The travelling insurance offered 2000€ for the 2 bodies, 7 lenses, tripod, and a lot of other stuff. Inacceptable.

Looking for an Crop Camera (no FF, as Canon will meet the D800 next year), I tend to buy an 70D. The AF has been improved, as many reviews show.

My question is: How good is the image quality at 100-1600 Iso in real life? I looked at the new DPreview comparison chart and can not see many improvements, the Nikon D7100 seems to be a little bit better. Am I right?
I know the IQ of the 7D and 60D and 100D. Is the 70D better?

Much thanks

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EOS Bodies / 70D @ Dpreview
« on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
Dpreview:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/12/canon-eos-70d-review-gains-test-scene-samples?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu


"We're working towards completing our review of the Canon EOS 70D and have been shooting our test scene with a production camera. We've published the test shots, including downloadable Raw files of both the daylight and low light scene. The EOS 70D review will also be one of the few chances to see our outgoing test scene and our new, more challenging, more informative scene alongside one another. Click through to see how it performs.

Now we have a production-standard EOS 70D we'll be forging ahead to get the review completed as soon as we can. In the meantime, here's a chance to see in close detail and in challenging lighting, how Canon's Dual AF Pixel sensor behaves."



For me, the D7100 is a little bit better in sharpness.
But interrestingly, the Fujifil X-Pro 1 has an quite better IQ at higher Isos in Raw. And the 5D III is superior.


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Canon General / Re: Canon behavior at launching new products
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:16:49 AM »
I doubt it. Businesses don't intentionally keep the sales low unless there is a genuine manufacturing problem.

Keeping stock in the company warehouse for 6 months and/or producing at lower than installed capacity doesn't add to the company's bottom line. Keeping capital locked up in finished goods just doesn't work. Businesses don't function that way.

Interresting topic.
I see your both points.

The information I got from professional shop assistants in Germany is, that Canon will allow those shops to sell the 70D exclusively for 1-2 month. So, the first posting seems to be true. Maybe only in middle Europe

This is why I wait until the 70D will be on the normal market. Maybe the price will sink by then.




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Site Information / Re: New mobile version of CR
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:26:15 AM »
Great idea!

But the text begins about 3-4 pages below the menue (I have to scroll about 3-4 pages down, using an Galaxy S3). Maybe you can fix this

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:43:37 AM »
Maybe an wideangle L lens to fight the Sigma 1.8 Art lenses.
I own one. It is an great lens...
If Canon would produce it, the price would have benn doubled.


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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:41:51 AM »
100-400 4.0 L @ 5000-6000€
100-400 4,5-5.6 II @ 3000 €-3500€

Announcement in September, sold in CPS stores 4-5 month from announcement. price like announced, no rebates.
Delivery on massmarket after another 4 month. Then rebates are possible on online stores like we are used to see..


Just kidding?
No. This was an price winning scenario to "optmize" the profit some years ago ....


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Looks like an improvement over the 60D and 7D, but not enough of one for me.

Might be true. My personal view: The collegues at our local photo club got one yesterday and shot studio yesterday in the evening.
Well, compared with my old 60D - I want to replace - the Iso performance ist just a little bit better.

BUT a big bit worser than the D7100. Sorry Canon, the AF is superb. But the IQ is still not in the range of the D7100. We compared true shot studio pics yesterday.

As written, this is my personal opinion.

But, lacking an alternative, I will fetch mine in Innsbruck today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:46:03 PM »
I tried to buy one in an shop in my neighbourcountry Austria today. CPS store. 1099€.
They got  just a few dozen of them. One will be reservated for me :-) and I will fetch it tomorrow.


Got the info, that only CPS stores get them @ this date. Others have to wait longer.
Amazon Germany wrote today, that the delivery date at the end of October will be possible, because of the small amount of Cams they get and the huge count of preorders.....

BTW: cheap way to hold an higher price: Deliver the item to be sold only piece by piece....

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:51:02 AM »
It does not matter, which name they give those primes.
What "counts" for me are an good IQ ( low CA, high resolution,...) and an fast AF.

+1 on the lower prices. It is good, that there will be a bit of price war. I know, that some of the guys here think, that only high-priced lenses are good lenses. But I believe that Canon adds an very big plus on the prices to optimize their profits. Nikon does it too... Now Sigma has the chance to increase their market share in these class of lenses.

And if these Sigma lenses are just a little bit lower in IQ than their Canon counterparts, one of the 500mm lenses will be mine.....

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Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event on August 21, 2013
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:28:57 PM »
These are my guess.

1D replacement
7D replacement
135/2 replacement
35/1.4 replacement
185/3.5 macro replacement
400/5.6 replacement
100-400 IS replacement

My hope is that Canon will speed up the 135 and add IS to it.

I would like to hear from an replacement of these bodies or lenses too.
If Canon will announce one of these things tomorrow, maybe we can buy it in the end oft 2014  ;)
(My preordered 70D will be shipped at the end of October! - After 3-4 month of announcement  :o )

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D release date question
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:11:03 AM »
My preorder has been cancelled. The online shop wrote, that the shipping date will still be more than 50 days in the future...

Does anybody know the release date of the 70D? Mid of October in Europe?
Amazon says: 25. October 2013


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Software & Accessories / Re: Best bag for hiking with a camera?
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:03:40 PM »
If you want to put in some lunch, clothes,... too then I would suggest the Click elite contrejour backpack (35 or 40). (back + side access to the Cam!) or one of the f-stop series.

I own both Backpacks (Contrejour 40, f-stop Satori exp with 3 ICus).
Bothe are well built and waterproof with the raincap. The f-stop stop backpack can be used  more variable, just change the ICU inside.

BTW: (Before I used the Tamrac Expedition backpack. Great backpack too, especially if there ist much to carry)...

Thoes three are very comfortable to carry.

My son uses an Deuter Futura Vario 50+10 with the medium or small  f-stop ICU. He openes the front zipper of the Deuter and then the ICU. Works fine. If you have to cayyr a lot. In his holidays he uses the Aircontact pro 70+15 with an ICU.

My wife owns the Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW and the Rover Pro AW 45  

Maybe these Lowepro backpacks meet your whishes. 
My wife is very satisfied with these two backapcks, they are not heavy but big.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:00:06 PM »

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / New comparison chart @ dpreview
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:27:04 AM »
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/8599640731/panasonic-gx7-first-impressions-review/2

Well done. I hope they add those shots to all "good" cams they tested.

By the way: There is an old bank note in the lower part of the picture. It let me smile when I recognised, that this old bank note came from Austria in the mid of Europe. I wonder, how this came to the USA and jonied dpreview´s chart. ;-)

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