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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:56:34 AM »
Guess: 12000€ body only

And some new lenses made out of high-resolution glass to meet the Cams resolution.
24-70 2.8 III, 70-200 2.8 IV (doule the price...)

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: July 17, 2013, 04:48:45 AM »

My tip:
1/1000-1/1250 for fast passing planes (see  vapor on high G´s). 1/800-1/1000 for slower flying planes. aperture: +1/3 to +1, spot metering. Iso Auto, high speed.
100-400 mm IS is good for fast single planes (or some lens that is better then that. Or 70-200 2.8 with 1.4x.
For flying teams an second body with an lens between 50-200mm to get them when they pass by.

You have to try it out....

EOS Bodies / Re: 70d price discussion & poll results
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:34:52 AM »
@ Marsu42

I "polled" 1400 €.....
Today, my favourite shop in Munich sent me an "special" pre-offer: 1399.- 70D body only.....

I guess, he will not sell many 70D´s @ this price-----

EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:57:04 PM »
That's why a 7d Mk II is in the near future as well.

Or maybe this IS the replacement for both the 7D and the 60D.

As an "lower half" replacemepent, maybe. But there will be an highend crop Camera, something that places the 7DII in the (semi)professional segment.
In my opinion, the 7DII will be the answer to the D400, or the missing link between the 1D crop series and the 7D.

I have a problem with my Canon 100-400 as it needs much power to change the focal length. The push/pull mechanism was repaired last year, but ist ist difficult to change the focal length if you photograph passing and fast moving objects.

As Canon will not release the rotating zoom in the near future, I want to ask, if the Sigma 50-500mm F4,5-6,3 DG OS HSM  would be an good alternative?
It is an rotoating zoom with an IS too.
Does anybody own this lens? What is your experience of this lens?

Much thanks

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:57:50 PM »
By the way: When I was on the F1 race in Monaco some weeks ago, I saw an photographer with the 200-400 4.0, using an unknown camera, as old fashioned as these pictures, without an extra eye-finder.  A quadratic camera with no esthetic forms. Like self-built. But it was definitively not self built.
I wonder, if another company uses the Canon mount? But wich one?

IT probably was a video camera of some kind, there are a few that do use the canon mounts even if it is via an adapter,  like the black magic that would fit your quadratic no esthetic form that you saw.

As for the camera strap in question, my hunch is that it is a rip off 3D logo-ed strap that you could probably buy in some camera store in shanghai.

black magic.....Indeed. Looks similar..... ok. I see.... no Alien ...... :'(

EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:14:45 PM »
Funny. I bought a "1DV" labled strap for my Camera some years ago. When I was shooting at the soccer WCS some persons looked very interrested at ma Cam ;-)
Just take a Mamiya 7 II .....

By the way: When I was on the F1 race in Monaco some weeks ago, I saw an photographer with the 200-400 4.0, using an unknown camera, as old fashioned as these pictures, without an extra eye-finder.  A quadratic camera with no esthetic forms. Like self-built. But it was definitively not self built.
I wonder, if another company uses the Canon mount? But wich one?

Software & Accessories / Hdd/SDD storage for trip
« on: June 16, 2013, 05:10:40 PM »
Need another advice plkease:

I need a mobile, accu-powered >300 GB HDD/SDD with an card reader or the option to switch an card reader on the HDD/SDD to store all the photos I will take, whe I am back in the lodge.
Which one to buy? Should be safe, speed is not the main criteria to buy.


Software & Accessories / Re: Someone knows the Manfrotto befree?
« on: June 16, 2013, 05:06:47 PM »
Got this link in the mail today - you know this already but just in case http://www.manfrotto.us/befree?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=june

Looks interesting.  Where are you going in Africa?  When photographing from vehicles, seldom needed a tripod, bean bags work great.

Thanks for the advice!
Going to Tansania, hiking on the Kibo.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 700D review @ dpreview
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:16:50 AM »
As some of us are believing the reviews of dpreview, it is disappointing to see, that the 700D is quite "midlevel" with just very few improvements to the 600/650.


If you compare it to the D5200 of Nikon, it looks "old".

We took some shots with the 700D and the D5200 in our local photo-club. And the D5200 are better. Visibly better. Some of us want these Cameras for their children to start shooting. But some of us are overthinking to buy the 700D, because of the lack of real improvements

So Canon, hurry up! Meet your competitors and try to be better!!!!

Software & Accessories / Someone knows the Manfrotto befree?
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:26:57 PM »
Does someone own the Manfrotto Befree Tripod?
1.4 kg heavy and maximal 40cm long packed? 144cm height....

Would be interresting for my Africa trip....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Insurance for your camera gears...
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:16:16 PM »
When I travelled around the world, I took the FOTO-ASSekuranz insurance-company in Hamburg/Germany.
My EQ costed about 12.000 Euros. The insurance costed about 400€ in the year. I took it two years long, having one broken lens. And it worked well. I got it exchanged, because nearly all of the lenses inside were broken.
I think that there are a lot of insurance companies that offer such an gear-insurance.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Image quality 100D
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:45:13 PM »
As I asked the forum some weeks ago, I am looking for an small body for high altitude hiking. Some of you told me to buy non Canon products. But I was in doubt ....

So I looked at the 100D.
But when I tried the body with my 12-24 4.0 Tokina in my local shop, the AF was very slow and moving forward and backward, hunting for sharpness. So i took just indoor pics thath did not look very impressive.
The preference of this body for me is image quality.
Does anybody own this Camera and can tell me, how good the IQ is?
Should I stay with Canon or should I switch to an Lumix DMC-GH3 or an Fuji X-E1?

By the way: In my opninion the IQ of the 600D is better then the 700D, as we checked in our local foto-club...
The 700D just seems to be an replacement with very little improvements. Changing the name clears the bad image of the 650D with the grip problems.

Software & Accessories / Re: New Macpro teased at Mac Conference
« on: June 10, 2013, 04:29:34 PM »
Interesting design, but it's a workstation - and if there was ever a use-application where the size of the box was not a primary concern, it's workstations.  All those custom parts means you can pretty much forget expandability.  No displayport or DVI, so you are pretty much limited to thunderbolt displays (or HDMI).  Performance sounds pretty great for the size.  Built-in bluetooth 4.0 and ac wifi is nice.  What'll it cost?  I assume unreasonable amounts of money.

Extraordinary. indeed. Not only the design and the performance. Maybe the price too.
And: Apple products are not built to get upgraded part by part. They are upgraded by a new model.
I´m no Apple fan. But they create extraordinary products. .

Software & Accessories / Re: Maximal possible speed Eos 7D CF-Card
« on: June 07, 2013, 06:10:29 AM »
Much thanks!

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