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Well it came yesterday and as a whole "wow" what a step up from a rebel.  The feel, the size is just about perfect. 

I only had the cash for the body but plan on getting glass in the next few months here.  With that being said I was using the Nifty Fifty.   

Even with all lights on my 450D couldn't take a picture worth keeping without the hotshoe flash.  THIS CAN!!! I was stunned with auto ISO, as it was only Day 1 I left it in jpg and then AV and TV mostly. 

Focus, was slow at times and seemed to search, I'm not sure if this was a lens or body issue or  maybe even user.  I know this isn't a sports or action cam but its forced into that roll as I have a 1.5 year old running around. 

so the jury is till out on the focus... not sure if I was expecting more based on the -3EV rating. 

WIFI was very cool, didn't really take any pics with it, but did transfer images straight to my iPhone 5 and post on Facebook or text them out to family.   Really easy.

Overall coming from the 450D and only fooling around for a few hours still learning this camera, I am impressed!!  I will try to get user pictures up in the near future. 

(i think I might also see how I can do AFMA at home)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Swap-ability of batteries?
« on: March 05, 2013, 06:10:46 AM »
My 6D should arrive today, which comes with 1 LP-E6   but I also have several LP-E5 from my old Xsi(450D)   

LP-E5   Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh) new for EOS 450D/XSi and 1000D
LP-E6   Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1800 mAh) new for EOS 5D Mark 2

Does anyone know if they size etc are the same and the way I read this is that they are the same power the LP-E6 is just capable of storing more charge, but as a backup could I use the old batteries?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Amazon vs B&H for purchase?
« on: March 03, 2013, 04:55:50 PM »
Buying a 6D today... will be huge upgrade from my 450D, the only question I have is for ease of returns or warranty does it matter?

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EOS Bodies / UL to launch camera testing standard
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:23:13 PM »
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories is launching the first digital-camera performance standard in February and plans to have some cameras certified in time for ISC West, Bob Jamieson, UL general manager, life safety and security industries, told Security Systems News.
“We’ve had a lot of discussions with manufacturers,” Jamieson said, “and for the most part they’ve been very enthusiastic … [the standard] will help prevent false claims.”
Called UL 2802, the new standard is in the final review and comment period. In the works for more than a year, the standard will be used to grade digital cameras on a scale of 1 to 5 for a number of characteristics including image sharpness, field-of-view confirmation, signal-to-noise ratio, TV distortion, relative illumination, color fidelity, dynamic range, maximum frame rate, gray level, sensitivity, bad pixels, veiling glare and housing tamper protection.
UL’s in-house experts worked with “industry, government [and other stakeholders] quantifying performance characteristics of digital cameras,” Jamieson said. The top six digital camera manufacturers globally were involved with the creation of the standard.
“The lab test is very consistent from camera to camera,” Jamieson said.
This is the first of five related standards that will evaluate an entire digital video system. The testing organization is also in the process of creating standards for transmission, storage, video analytics and displays.
However, the new standard “will look [solely] at performance, not operability,” Jamieson said.
“What UL has done is created a way to [look at digital cameras] using some independent performance measurements,” said Steve Surfaro, industry liaison for Axis Communications, who is working with UL on the project.
Surfaro said designers and specifiers “will be the first group to benefit from this standard.” He predicted that government entities would be among the first end users to employ the standard.
For integrators, the standard “will be an excellent tool to understand a particular product line,” he said.
Initially all testing will take place at UL’s facility here, with testing likely at other facilities in the future.
“Several products will be certified [before] ISC West,” Jamieson said. The process will be quick for manufacturers. “Turnaround will be about half a week for certification,” he said.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon Refurbs
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:14:55 AM »
How long does it normally take for a new body ala 6D to start showing up on the refurb website?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / whats up with 5d2 used pricing?
« on: January 12, 2013, 09:19:52 AM »
as a 450D user I'm on the hunt for a good deal on a 5d2 or save for 6D or 5d3   

however I always see people selling bodies with 5-25K clicks attempting to sell the 5d2 for 1500 or even more, because they spent 2 grand on it a year ago. 

I dont think I'd pay more than 1400 with body and kit lens.   Is everyone crazy hoping we don't know what the market looks like or just hoping to find a sap.

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EOS Bodies / Plan to get a 5D3 for $1
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:17:13 AM »
So I just saw another members signature joking about a kind soul who would donate a 5D3 that good Karma would be upon them etc.

Now what if you did a first come first serve list of 3500 people.  Now in this list Everyone donates a dollar to the "raffle"  because obviously the cost would be 3,500 if everyone gave each other a dollar and it would wash out but if it were designed like a weekly drawing, you would have a change at a new camera for 1 dollar with fairly low odds.  I know I"d be willing to take that risk every week for a year.

Not sure how many others would be on board but if you can think of a good way to administer it.... unsure if pay pal is a safe enough place to hold those funds in escrow while we do this?   

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EOS Bodies / Suggested upgrade path?
« on: October 17, 2012, 10:25:02 PM »
Current kit consists of 450D, Nifty 50, 2 Old Sigma lenses pre digital,  kit 18-55 and Yunguno 565ex.   

I do family portraits and christmas cards for friends etc, as well as an wedding as 2nd shooter.  I've done 6 this year.   

Looking at the 6D as my next body as with event photography I totally see the limits of the 450 and need better High Iso performance.     

So would it be alright to do Body and then down the road Tamron 24-70 since its half the cost of Canon 24-70L2 I know glass is a  big limiting factor in image quality but if I could only afford 1 big purchase a year what would you choose?  Camera then glass or Glass and then camera.

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Lenses / 6D kit lens 24-105 F4L or 24-70Mark 1
« on: September 29, 2012, 10:19:54 PM »
Let me say I know the Mark 2 is better in every way then the Mark1 but I have to scrape together money for the 6D body let alone a 2K lens.  So I'd debating weather I buy the 6D kit or just body and a 24-70mk 1

If it helps people answer... I don't' pixel peep or anything crazy, I'm in the group that if 90% of the population who are not photogs think it looks good then that's all I need.



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EOS Bodies / 6D question
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:27:24 PM »
Based on the worlds fastest growing thread I thought this question would get lost in the 26 pages......

1/4000sec shutter speed   I saw some complain that its not nearly fast enough. 

I currently own a 450D and that is my max and I can't even think of the times I've gotten that high.  Is it really a major draw back?       

I thought I saw 1/180 for max flash shutter speed or something like that... thats only for a flash that does not feature high speed sync correct?   My 450D is 1/200 max for a slow flash. 

Third and final question....   F2.8 Center point how does that compare to other EOS models?    Most zoom L glass is only 2.8 fast anyway so is that so bad?  and if you use a faster lens it just cant guarantee the accuracy of the focus?  Dont really care how many points as I don't do much sports and always use center point.

Thanks for the feed back, I've been shooting for a few years but still obviously have lots to learn from a technical aspect.  And would like a camera that will allow me room to grow.   I do currently 60% portrait type shots of kids, family   20% landscape although that use to be 90% and 20% weddings  as a second shooter for a buddy. 

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EOS Bodies / Pre digital days, please shed some light for me
« on: September 06, 2012, 03:03:49 PM »
my first real SLR that I bought was the 450D, so before the age of digital how did Canon differentiate its model line up feature wise?   I mean back say year 1998 the determiner of IQ was the lens and film and the paper that it was printed on.  My point is, why have so many sensors across a brand's line up, with 1DX sensor, 5D3, 5D2 and then the rebel line up of sensors, if all camera's just over a decade ago had the same ability to capture light correct?  So what you pay for then is build quality, FPS, and metering etc. 

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Lighting / Should I/Do I need an RF trigger?
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:03:51 PM »
So right now I've got 1 flash, Youguno 565EX and a "10ft" cable for off camera purposes althought I only feel safe pulling about 3 ft on it.  So I want to take some larger group family shoots this next week so I'll be using a 450D with flash and 50mm 1.8 lens for the shots with 6 or 7 people in them.  Prob gonna take the shots on a golf course or desert in Tucson.  I'm debating weather on camera will work in this situation or if I need a cheap transmitter to bring the flash closer to possible back light the group?    I'm having a hard time finding examples on youtube to see examples on how to setup the shot.      Thanks.

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Software & Accessories / Photoshop CS6 Beta?
« on: May 17, 2012, 09:47:23 AM »
I am currently using CS6 Beta and was trying to figure 2 things,

I am trying to use Iris blur and notice that several different filters and features in the the light grey that can not be clicked on and I'm wondering if I just have the wrong tool selected?

second is if one day it will just stop working?  With the release of the final version.  I have older photoshop elements software and would like to keep using CS6,  do I need to disable it from reaching the internet somehow so it can't be locked down remotely if adobe even does that?  I Had thought it will only work for 60 days but mine seems to still be going.

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EOS Bodies / For those interested in 7D2
« on: May 11, 2012, 08:38:35 AM »
It seems that in most of these thread's about new body's everyone will be happy if the price goes up 1000 dollars over current 7D body's pricing.  I personally am a hobby shooter with about 4 weddings lined up as the 2nd shooter this summer.   The thought of spending close to or more than 2g's for a camera is my max budget.   That being said I wanted to know what people do for money that makes a 2500 dollar pro-sumer body a good deal?

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I'm ordering a Younguno 565EX today, and have heard I should have a sto-fen omni bounce, which to my understanding is just to bounce the light off the ceiling while making it softer.   Now I'm going to be shooting people outdoors for family photos and wondered if I should also get a soft box that will attach?   This is my first flash experience. 


http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Softbox-Speedlight-Speedlite-Panasonica/dp/B003Y30334/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1331213986&sr=8-3

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