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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:54:29 PM »
Also good to see that threads on the Fred Miranda forum also quickly degrade into tired off-topic discussion

... something that would never happen over here :-> ... ok, well, maybe it'll take a bit more time :-p

on whether Manual mode should allow auto-ISO.

Btw this isn't a huge problem since Magic Lantern does it :-)

Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:11:01 AM »
Really? do you think the older 35 will become a desired, somewhat unobtainable lens?

Nope, but after the first enthusiasm over the 35L2's stellar quality people will realize that for many, the ol' 35L1 is "good enough" and the successor isn't worth an additional $1000 = more demand for 35L1 = higher price for quite some time (look at the 24-70L1's price curve).

Do you think this still be the case, if the new 35 will not be considerably more expensive?

Looking at Canon's pricing policy, they either try to sell something unique like the IS primes or extremely high iq items like the 24-70L2 - I don't expect any upcoming reasonably priced L "workhorse" lenses anymore, for that you have to look at Sigma I'm afraid to say. But there always will be enough people demanding Canon, even if for cps alone.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't boot
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:29:30 AM »
I occasionally read about someone who bricked their camera using ML.  They warn you of the risk.

... esp. if a ML version isn't even alpha like the 6d build - though I'm using it successfully since 1/2 year.

So I've had my Canon 6D for around a year and haven't had any problems with it. Today I was using it with ML (as I've done many times int he past) and was setting up a timelapse video so I turned the autopower off feature on the camera off.

This is really the wrong forum to report this and expect help, see here:

Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:26:58 AM »
There was the rumor not long ago that Canon has patented a new formula for a 35mm 1.4.

*snigger* yep, the announcement just around the corner!

But to answer your question: the "old" 35L1 won't drop in price, the 35L2 will just be considerably more expensive which might even mean a price *increase* on the old model like the time when 24-70L2 was released.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:25:01 AM »
Pro-Vision offering brand new Canon 7d body  with Canon UK warrenty for £ 745.00 in limited sale.

... which probably doesn't indicate the imminent arrival of the 7d2, but the market acceptance that the 7d1 is rather outdated sensor-wise by now :-o

Oh snap.  Hotcakes, I say.  It will sell like hotcakes.

And there's your problem - if they produce it for different mounts right from the start they'll run into huge production problems given the demand, and there will a early adopter's premium. Plus *announcement* doesn't mean delivery... so Canon has another 1/2 to 3/4 year to sell their ancient "micro"usm 50/1.4

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Firmware 1.1.4 released
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:18:31 AM »
Unless you have also done so, it's gonna be hard for you to compete with the cynicism of someone who has actually worked in the proverbial sausage factory.  :D

Ok, I'll remember that and hope you keep on commenting when some Canon enthusiasts deny Canon doing dirty/cheap tricks ("No, they would never do something like *that*, there has to be another reason" ...) :->

Fyi: WARNING: This 6d update really screws 3rd party batteries, I (cynically?) suspect this is the sole reason for Canon releasing it in the first place. See users' comments here:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:17:50 AM »
Firmware Version 1.1.4 incorporates the following fixes:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.
4. Screws 3rd party batteries (WARNING!)

See user's comments here about "irregular communication with the battery":

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 23, 2014, 02:22:05 AM »
True, but in that case, you'd get approximately the same level of accuracy by writing the photos without GPS data, running the GPS receiver until it successfully acquires a fix, then retroactively updating the EXIF tags in the recent photos.

Yes, of course you're correct. Unfortunately my current 6D+Lightroom solution is less clever than my old 60D+external tagger+GeoSetter ... GeoSetter could automatically write and even *interpolate* missing gps data for a certain time frame around the last fix. Lightroom cannot do that and hasn't even got a quick copy/paste function for gps coordinates.

That's why I tend to leave gps on nowadays. And buy another battery. Just what Canon wants :-p

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Firmware 1.1.4 released
« on: March 22, 2014, 05:13:45 PM »
I suspect it's because it would add a few whole cents to the BOM, and they were hoping folks wouldn't notice its absence.  :)

Be careful, or you'll challenge my top position on the "sarcasm towards Canon's penny pinching" ranking :-p

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 22, 2014, 05:09:59 PM »
As long as you do so before the data expires, every power-on should be a hot start, which should take only a second or two.

... as long as the camera has a good view to the satellites and you didn't go indoors or into cover in the meantime.

Anyway, fyi: The Magic Lantern devs have figured out the gps props and just added a "gps off on camera off" (and vice versa) option :-) ... and if I come around to it I'll add a MagicGPS(tm) option to ML that slows down the gps acquisition frequency if the camera is idle for some time as a power saver.

I nearly didn't buy it because of the poor reviews this site has given it. In practice I have been pleasantly surprised really great lens nice and sharp even at 2.8 at 16mm apart from the very very far corners.

If the 16-35L (or 17-40L for that matter) would be really that bad as some people make them to be it would have hurt the sales and Canon would have replaced them by now... which they didn't.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Firmware 1.1.4 released
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:56:40 AM »
Interesting as 5D3 with GP-E2 does include camera heading in EXIF.

Indeed, that's why I know Canon *can* do it - obviously they didn't want to do it (you can still buy the gp-e2 for the 6d :-p) or for some technical reason couldn't add an electronic compass... though I somehow doubt the latter.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Firmware 1.1.4 released
« on: March 20, 2014, 07:28:54 AM »
IMO, Canon's GPS implementation is worse than half-assed.  I'm not even sure if it is quarter-assed.

I'd up that to half-quarter-assed :-p ... if they put gps in it, they should at least add the very obvious function of basic gps tracking (direction, distance) to it, I hope ML will come to the rescue once they figure out the GPS props.

What disappoints me most is that the 6d has no advantage over a dedicated gps tracker (which draws less power & is more precise) other than convenience - what *should* have been added is camera heading so you can see your fov in combination with the focal length for example on google maps/earth.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 20, 2014, 04:05:02 AM »
So thats why the 6d has pathetic battery life compared to any rebel or the 60d. great :(

No, it's not a bug, but a feature that can be turned off.If gps would force turn off on camera off each fix would take another minute... so in essence this saves battery life because you don't have to leave your camera on to have instant gps.

Btw the larger battery drain 6d vs 60d (I have both) is because the ff sensor draws much more power. If that's a problem, buy a mobile phone with an even smaller sensor and use it for even longer than a 60d.

I guess it would probably interfere with the Magic Lantern software that some of us have as well.

It's not compatible unless adjusts the memory addresses of the Canon firmware functions, that'll take a dev ~1 hour - but it's probably not worth it right now as there's no real need to upgrade and you can downgrade to 1.1.3 anytime.

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