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This is an old thread but I also have a Canon 6D and have been happily shooting video with 16GB Etreme 45/Mbps cards. Last week I bought a 32GB Extreme Pro card with 95/Mbps and paid dearly for it, but it crashes just as above 2 out of 3 times I shoot.  It's very frustrating as I do a lot of interviews. This card was also almost $100 from Samy's Camera here in LA.

Do I need to take the card back?  I don't even know if that's possible or if I have to send it to Sandisk.

EOS Bodies / No 1080p 60?
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:11:06 AM »
So the G16 has 1080P 60 FPS but the 70D only has 720p 60??  Are you kidding me?  I don't get Canon marketing at all.  No slow mo on the $6k c100, 720p 60FPS on the $15k c300 and 720p/60FPS on the $1.2k 70D but 1080p/60FPS on the $600 G16?  Wow.

Lenses / Re: 24-105L IS Manual Focus Ring Slipping
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:02:01 PM »
I'm Los Angeles now.  I'll figure out what I have to do and send it in.  Sounds good about the turn around time since I can't be without it long, and I don't have CPS.

Lenses / 24-105L IS Manual Focus Ring Slipping
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:07:06 PM »
Hey everyone.  I have a 6D with 24-105L IS and was filming a behind the scenes video for a commercial yesterday.  I was using a Manfrotto video fluid head monopod focusing with my left hand. Because this was run and gun documentary style filming, I was rack focusing by setting focus at my end point and then putting my fingers on the very top of the lens, turning the ring to rack, then trying to go back to the top to hit my original focus point.  What I found was that each time I tried to do this, the ring shifted, and my focus point was a good 1/4" or more out, so that my fingers were no longer at the top of the lens.  Baffled, I tried it several times with the same result.  If I did not reset, and kept finding focus on the object, rack and try to go back, my fingers would end up near the bottom of the lens. Obviously the manual focus ring is slipping, which means there is no way for me to hit marks with this lens.  I haven't had it that long, so I'm thinking it needs to go back.  The faster I turn it, the more it slips.  I have never had this problem with other Canon lenses, L or not.  Anyone else have this issue?

Canon General / Re: Photographer logo?
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:05:29 AM »

Canon General / Re: the rebate program... what a sham!
« on: April 24, 2013, 03:26:07 PM »
I don't know about the US, but in Canada, there are pretty strict regulations on that, and the prices have to be raised in advance of the sale price or rebate.  Not sure how long it is anymore, but if I recall, it was more than just a few days.  Same thing if you go into a retailer and they have a sales tag with a regular price, and it's marked down.  The retailer can get into a lot of trouble if they have never offered the item at that regular price. 

6D Sample Images / Re: for those who snub the 6D AF...
« on: April 23, 2013, 12:50:49 PM »
Didn't read the whole thread, but I will say this:  I HAD a 7D, which I loved.  It was stolen and replaced it with a 6D with 24-105 lens at $2329.  So you can guys can figure out what that equates to price wise for the body.

Once you get used to the 7D for sports, birds, or whatever, you will be very frustrated with the 6D focusing ability on moving subjects.  Sigh.  The wifi is not a great solution for studio work like I thought it would be, and I never use GPS because it ALWAYS stays on even when the camera is turned off and it's easy to kill your battery accidentally.  I still shoot portraits tethered via USB, and the images straight of the camera are 5DIIish = pretty good and perhaps slightly nicer than the 7D, which would usually need a bit of PP to make them their best.

I planned to get a 7D II when it came out, but got tired of waiting.  What I probably should have done was get a 7D right away and sell it later when the 7D II came out.  The 6D is just...meh.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Will this allow F8 focusing on 5DMIII
« on: April 21, 2013, 01:47:31 PM »
The firmware that comes out in a few days will allow f8 focusing through the cross point sensors.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: April 03, 2013, 01:29:12 PM »
My Girlfriend paid $2329 for her 6D with 24-105 kit lens.  So figuring about $900 sale price for lens, that's only $1429 for the Canon 6D.  The GPS stays on even if the camera is turned off, so it's a bit dangerous to use IMO unless you want your battery to be drained accidentally.

As for the focus, I tried to take some surfing photos of my son yesterday, and the AF using AI Servo and the center point was horrible.  It would not lock on and allow me to fully press the shutter all the way for multiple shots.  I would get one shot, it would lag, then another one or two, then lag, etc.  It was quite annoying.  I'm coming from a 7D, so it is quite terrible.  I'll have to play with settings, but this camera seems useless for any kind of action right out of the box.

Personally, I would rather do without the wifi and GPS and have at least a 7D equivalent AF system.  The camera is far more expensive than the 7D even at launch, and the 7D is four years old.  There is no reason to cripple the camera with poor AF.  I'll try to adjust some settings and see what happens.

Yeah.  That was it.  What threw me was that in 16:9 aspect ratio the lines only appeared when shooting using liveview.  I tried the other two, didn't use 3:2, and the lines looked more like something was wrong.  When you compose in 16:9 before taking the shot, the lines are not there.  The view is just cropped.  After you take the shot, the full image appears with the grey lines.  That totally threw me.

I feel like an idiot asking this.  It seems like I should be able to figure this out on my own, since I'm a long time Canon user, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why I am getting two horizontal lines, like video safe lines, embedded into the photo at the top and bottom. 

They are not there when I use the viewfinder, which is why I haven' noticed until now.  I never use liveview, but I turned it on to let my teenage son take a few snaps out the passenger window and when we played them back, the lines were there.  Several test shots later revealed the same result, and I cannot find a way to remove them.

While we're at it, can anyone tell me how to enable hi and lo mode?  I can't to ISO 50 for landscape shots.  Gonna dig into the CD-ROM manual shortly.

Software & Accessories / Re: Stolen Camera Finder?
« on: March 27, 2013, 02:24:34 PM »
I paid for it, but have heard nothing from them. I doubt very much that the person who stole my gear has not uploaded any photos to popular sharing sites.  Con job I think.

Reviews / Re: Canon 6D review and Canon 6D vs 5D mark III
« on: March 24, 2013, 04:26:27 PM »
My girlfriend and I just picked up a 6D, and so far, I'm not really enjoying it as much as my 7D.  I cannot get used to the button layout, and prefer the zoom function for image preview to be thumb access instead of scroll wheel.  The iso button is in an awkward place the the selector wheel on the back of the camera is extremely annoying to use.  My biggest pet peave is the display.  I find it near impossible to view in any kind of sun and the brightness display is strange as well.  If you increase the brightness to be able to see it, you cannot use it judge exposure at all.  I agree that you should set your exposure based on the internal exposure meter, but that does not seem super accurate either.  I use highlight alert, and that helps, but the display should more closely match the image shot.  It's like trying to use  non color corrected monitor to view your images.  It's useless. 

I'm sure much of this will come down to getting used to it, but that display issue is going to make me ditch this camera if I can't figure out a solution.

Yeah.  As someone who has taken a ton of shots for catalog, pop it with some light (including some on the BG) and you won't need to mess with a lot of PP.  It will look good right out of the camera.  Some minor PP will be gravy.

Mmm...gravy.  Nom, nom.

Lenses / Re: Photozone spanks the 24-70 F4 USM L IS
« on: March 07, 2013, 03:00:52 PM »
I know the IS will help with the Macro mode for hand held work, but I still think you are better to keep the long end with a 24-105L and buy something like a 50mm 2.5 compact macro for $250 to keep for macro.  This is what you get with the 50mm:

Okay to be fair, that shot is with the 50mm plus kenko extension tubes. :)

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