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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:54:14 PM »
Yes, but it is still in Alpha stage and one has to re-run the firmware update after every time the camera is powered off. Also, I recently installed the Alpha firmware for EOS-M and whenever I try to shoot RAW footage using the Magic Lantern intervalamoter function, I get several corrupted RAW files ... but it works fine with JPG

Please be sure to report this bug to the ml forum, right?

I understand you don't want to use ml on 5d3 right now, let alone in a production camera (though you can deactivate ml anytime by pressing SET when starting the camera)... I just couldn't live with the broken auto-iso with flash, so I use it on my 6D no matter the early stage.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D vs. 6D slower at capturing focus
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:10:34 PM »
The 6D has a delay that you can notice when using full button presses to take the shot. And that's compared to my XTi. I don't know if that is what you are experiencing. More info:

Thanks for the notification, I didn't realize this before which means that I focus/recompose for 99,9% of my shots.

I'd like to add that the "superimposed display" is a bit futile on the 6d anyway as most people will use the center point only, meaning the is no need to see which af point(s) have locked on, and in tracking it doesn't indicate the points anyway. So for most of us it's sufficient to see when the camera has af lock by the green dot in the vf.

Concerning the thread title and mythbusting:

During the last week and the grim weather I had a lot of opportunity to shoot in dim light, and with 6D+100L I have to say the -3LV in no way are able to replace the af assist beam (which I cannot use if the flash is on a bracket).

The 6D does af eventually which is better than nothing, but if shooting animal or people portraits it's way too slow, plus not very precise either, I guess the latter since it's a f2.8 lens which has the well-known non-cross sensor problem. Ymmv with other lenses though, I just tried the 100L as it's my fastest lens.

Any news on this?

Now that I know the transmitter is coming, I'm really keen on it because I cannot use the 600rt's af assist if it's on a flash bracket, a 2nd 600rt just for af assist is overkill and the -3LV af capability of the 6d is worth little if it's slow as hell (at least on my 100L).

Technical Support / Re: Custom modes.
« on: November 29, 2013, 11:38:26 AM »
Sorry, but no. Settings that should logically be 'global' are not registered to the C# settings.  For example, AF Microadjustment (which is a C.Fn on the OP's 7D) is not registered.  On cameras with interchangeable focus screens, the C.Fn setting for that is not registered.

Thanks, I really didn't realize, everything I ever tried is saved to the C modes. Is there a list somewhere what's (not) saved, or is it just these two camera/lens-specific settings you mentioned?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 11:35:03 AM »
but I would have preferred to have an in built intervalometer function in the 5D MK III

Magic Lantern has it.

Stupid thread.
A bit harsh ... I don't think it is stupid

I guess what our esteemed fellow CR member probably wanted to say in his very own way would be that a replacement is stupid, not the thread about a rumor saying so.

And not to put too much a fine point on it, I'd say pecunia non olet as model policy is not driven by what makes sense, but what sells for what profit.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 06:02:53 AM »
I see ... but I still think that with "None of the above" option, you most likely will get a better idea of what people think. Cheers

Ok, I'll try to think harder next time when choosing poll options :-) but I cannot change the poll that way now as it would invalidate the older votes.

Btw one reason for 5d4 before 6d I forgot to mention is that imho the 6d is designed to be produced very cheap, low specs (only 1/4000s shutter, low shutter duration, plastic'ish body) and old 5d2 parts... so knowing Canon they'll just go on selling it while they make a healthy profit and until no one buys it anymore.

The 5d3 on the other hand is one of their flagship products and they probably want to keep up or be better in tech comparisons vs. the Nikon/Sony competition, even if this means an even more expensive 5d4 than the 5d3 was ($3500, shudder). RGB metering anyone?

Technical Support / Re: Custom modes.
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:29:39 AM »
I have a 7D and would like to know if I can set custom menu settings (C fn) like focus priority, lens drive when AF impossible, focus search or not, and register them as C1 then set different custom menu settings and register under C2 or will changing these affect the C settings and P, AV, TV, M across the board?

Each C setting is *completely* independent of every other mode (other C or the rest (Av/Tv/P/...)) [Edit: although not :-p] down to the last hidden C.Fn setting - that's what makes them so valuable. Also changing settings from a C mode does not save anything (unlike Av/Tv/P/...) unless you re-register it, so it's great for doing experiments or change setting w/o having to change everything back.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:26:03 AM »
I don't understand this poll, since both cameras are less than 2yrs old.

The [CR1] says so, the "2 new ff in 2014" is just the occasion to do the poll...

Neither ... the poll should have i ncluded the option "None of the above"

Umyes, sorry, you're correct - actually the succession order is the interesting thing, not if anything is actually released or announced December 31, 2014 or Jan 1, 2015. I amended the poll to make clear your vote is mainly about what comes first, that's why I didn't include a "neither" option.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 04:09:32 AM »
Plus, for those who are not gearhounds, the less precise AF of the 6D is not really a big deal as it was used in the 5D & 5D2.

... the difference to back then simply is that there is now fierce ff competition, unlike 5d1/5d2 times, so no matter how the af system rates in *absolute* terms it is so mediocre it *could* get a little refresh w/o endangering the 5d3.

A d600->d610-like 6d update with a full-cross center point and dual_pixel af would still stay way below the 5d3, but as a 6d owner I admit I don't want my investment protected a bit and don't want to see Canon go the Nikon way.

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:16:40 PM »
If two new full frame cameras are on the horizon and one is an EOS-1DXs type of body, what could the other one be? I’m willing to wager the EOS 6D won’t be replaced before the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X.

I'd bet on the same side - what do you think?

POLL: 6D2 or 5D4 in 2014?:

EOS Bodies / POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:16:09 PM »
What do you think - will the 6d be updated with a above-mediocre af system and dual pixel af for the masses, or will the 5d3 at last get a real sensor upgrade above the good ol' 5d2 and become the even more expensive 5d4?

Edit: I changed the poll question to make it's clear "ff in 2014" might as well be just an announcement, and actual 2014 releases might be "just" lenses. Still, the question is which ff updates comes first as this might matter to potential buyers of the current models.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:47:20 AM »
No, the pixel density on the 6D is lower than the 5Dmk3.

Thanks to you & jrista for the interesting posts! And you're correct, I looked it up - both sensors have the same physical size, and with the the same pixel size (6.25 micron) obviously the pixel density has to be different and the sensors cannot be from the same production line.

EOS Bodies / Re: Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:35:10 AM »
Since you ascribe the same benefit to the 70D, I assume you're not referring to something like using a higher ISO.  Can you explain?
Its about the sync speed, the 5D3 is noticable behind there.
I wouldn't have thought 1/3 of a stop would make that much of a difference...

It can, at least when shooting macro with the 100L on 60d - 1/250s is *just* enough to motion-stop something that moves a bit, unfortunately with some ambient light you end up in too high iso regions to get good results.

With the 6d, the 1/180s max. x-sync is too slow so I'm mostly ending up shooting with hss when using macro. You would thing 1/250s for 100mm*1.6x (crop) would be about the same as 1/180s for 100mm*1.0x (ff), but my recent experience is that it isn't.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 6D can't be this bad can it?
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:29:58 AM »
€1500 unfortunately doesn't buy you an "all around good" camera from Canon.
€1500 unfortunately doesn't buy you an "all around good" FF camera from Canon.

No crop camera can be "all around good" :-> since you're photon noise limited which - of course depending on the final print/view size - excludes a lot of situations. Unfortunately to cover it all it's either a 5d3 or a 6d+crop.

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