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EOS Bodies / Re: Who really is the target demographic for the 6D?
« on: September 17, 2012, 08:20:15 PM »
I don't think it will appeal to "first" time buyers who want to turn "pro"..I believe they'd rather go for the 5D3 instead.
I doubt canon wanted the 6D in the "pro" market and compete with the 5D3 anyways.

But yes, it will appeal to 60D owners since the button layout is almost identical and the scroll wheel will be VERY familiar to 60D owners. It's basically a FF 60D if you ask me.

Will I be getting the 6D? Most likely yes, but not entirely for me. It'll make a good backup cam for sure.
Currently I use the 5D3 and i do mainly portraits and it's a hassle changing lenses sometimes and my backup now IS the 60D which i never use anymore as the backup…my wife uses it.

With the 6D, i can sell away all the APS-C lenses and we can share glass now and i already intend to use the 50mm on the 6D and the 85mm on the 5D3 so i don't have to change glass, just change cams.

So yea, i always wanted a cheaper FF that i will want as a backup and that my wife can use as well and i can't afford 2x 5d3...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:35:27 AM »
It looks exactly like a 60D..the button arrangement is identical!
It's more like a FF 60D than a 5Dmk2 replacement.

I can't imagine them releasing a 70D in the future now…if the 60D has 9 cross type, i can't imaging them releasing a 70D with 11 cross type?

However, if the price drops, i will still get the 6D as my 5D3 backup since my backup is the 60D…so it makes a good backup and upgrde to the 60D and with identical button arrangement, i'll be used to it..

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 12:19:07 AM »
Ah damm..
I was sooo looking forward to this camera as a 2nd body…
2 things kinda is a bummer to me.
1) 11AF point…only 11?
2) 97% viewfinder….100% should be a requirement for a FF!

Advantage…D600

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I always imagined going down the prime route when i get a FF...  have the 24-105, but then buy a nice set of primes...  this certainly explains the price-tag! If you can get better then prime res. on a zoom...  :)

Do you think the cost of the primes might fall as a result of this?

No because good primes are F1.2-F1.4 range..
This is f2.8 so this is something a zoom can never match a prime…and sometimes that's why people buy a prime.

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Lenses / Re: lens recommendations for a vacation
« on: September 11, 2012, 01:30:15 AM »
Thanks for the advice all! I ended up carrying too much equipment (14mm, 24-105mm, 50mm, 70-200mm, monopod, flash) but had a great time. On the plus side, carrying all that meant I burned more calories while walking around!Next time, I might just stick with the 24-105 and the 50 and leave everything else home.


Wow, that's alot to carry around! I bet you almost never touched the 70-200 ya? haha.
My most recent trip last month to the USA, i ended up only bringing my 17-40 and 24-105 and it was more than enough. I didn't even bring any tripod or spare batts of filters or anything..
In fact, i only brought either one of the 2 lenses out..i'd leave the other in the hotel…i just plan where i'll be going for that day and what i'll be shooting and decide which lens to bring out for that day…comfortable and light..

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Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 08, 2012, 07:13:47 AM »
I got to test out this setup today.
Canon 1DX with the 24-70f2.8L II



I've used the version 1 many times before and it was a good lens.
After reading so much about the ver2..i was expecting super results from it.
Firstly, it's smaller and lighter than ver 1 and it's very noticeable.
The zoom ring is also much stiffer (maybe because it's brand new?)
I like the new lock on the zoom...i wish all canons had that...
The material is almost identical to the macro L..very plastic.

However, one thing i was disappointed with was the focus speed...it' DEFINITELY no where near as fast as a prime lens. It's also not as fast as the 70-200f2.8 IMO.
It's not slow by any means but on a 1DX, i was expecting instant focus but it's not much faster than the old one..almost can't feel the difference actually. sharpness wise, i believe there are enough images online for you to judge yourself since i'm not too bothered about sharpness.
Bottom line, it is better than version 1 but to me, i won't pay the difference in price...and the 82mm...that's a bummer

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 05, 2012, 05:55:27 AM »
Wonder if it would also work for the 5DIII.

I have used the folowing combo

5D Mark III + TC1.4x III + TC2x II + 70-200 L IS II USM  and AF works -> 560mm ;)

But, I tried it at an airshow and AF was not fast enough to capture the fast passing aircrafts. For static birds or so, it worked fine.

Cheers
Martin

That's because your 70-200 is f2.8..even with 2x TC it's only F5.6 which is supposed to work.
The question people are asking is does the tC1.4 work when the aperture becomes f8.

For me, i don't own any prime f5.6 lens so i don't know but i've only ever tried it on a 70-300 f5.6 variable aperture zoom lens and at 300mm with the TC it works fine at f8…maybe it's because it's not a Canon lens?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:16:05 AM »
Does putting a 1.4x converter on a 400 f5.6 lens mean exactly the same thing as putting a 1.4x on a 70-300 f3.5-5.6 at 300mm?

Both will be at f8 right? Unless it's not the same thing with a variable aperture zoom lens. Or maybe it's just lens specific.
Reading the article, many people have errors connectiong the Kenko 1.4 to a 5D3 with a f5.6 lens

However, my 5D3 works fine with the Kenko with a 70-300 zoom lens at 300mm f5.6 (which is f8 with the TC)….
So maybe it doesn't affect everyone and every f5.6 lens..so it depends on your luck maybe?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Black specks on 5D Mark III
« on: September 01, 2012, 11:52:17 PM »
Sometimes it's not on the focus screen but inside the viewfinder which is impossible to diy clean. I too have a speck in my mk3.. i even tried using the compressed air to shoot into the sensor! Yes I'm not supposed to do that but I've done that on all my cameras hehe...didn't help one bit..so i gave up..

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Lenses / Re: How do you update Canon lens firmware?
« on: September 01, 2012, 08:53:30 AM »
I believe Canon only allows some lenses to be updated for certain cameras only..for the 40mm I'm sure the firmware is on the lens but the camera because when i bricked my lens..it didn't work on all my cameras not just the 5dmk3...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon user Swapping to Canon with a 5D3
« on: August 31, 2012, 03:07:50 AM »
Really? Nikon doenst have good FX lenses? I thought it was pretty similar to Canon..minus a "few" special ones…
But there's 1 lens i wished Canon had..it's not the best lens but i think it makes a great travel lens for FF…the 28-300…that's something i wish Canon had..something similar at least but none..

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Soft images
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:40:53 AM »
I think it would be best to wait for your photos to be uploaded before making any comments..if not everythign will just be assumptions

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Landscape / Re: 17-40 f4 for lower light vs 16-35 f2.8
« on: August 29, 2012, 04:58:07 AM »
I think the BIG question is still..how deep is your pocket?
If it's deep enough, just go for the best…the 16-35…even if you don't need the 2.8, just get it because you can..
IF your pocket is as shallow as mine, then the 16-35 isn't even a consideration.
Do you already own the 24-70 f2.8? Or do you own the 24-105 f4…
Somehow people who own the 24-70 will go for the 16-35…and vice vesa :)
You do get spoilt when you already have an existing 2.8 lens…

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Landscape / Re: 17-40 f4 for lower light vs 16-35 f2.8
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:29:55 AM »
I has the same question when i just bought my 5D3..
In the end, i went for the 17-40 F4.
Firstly, the 16-36 is alot heavier and the 5D isn't a lightweight either..the 17-40 is very light and easy to carry around
Secondly, the 16-35 was alot more expensive, 2x the price but it's not 2x better either. I got a 2nd hand 17-40 at 1/3 the price
Thirdly, with high ISO of the 5D3, i didn't see a need for the f2.8…If for some reason i needed f2.8 and even ISO12,800 isn't enough, then i'd rather just use a prime OR not shoot at all since it's probably too dark if i have to go to that extreme and is still not enough

So these days, when i shoot landscapes or long exposures, i will use the 17-40 and i almost never use it at f4 anyways for landscapes. IF i need a low light shooter, i'll use the 50 F1.4 or for a night out for dinner, i'll use the 40mm f2.8…so i didn't really see the need to spend so much for the 16-35mm. Even the 17-40 makes a better walkabout lens in the day with the extra 5mm and much lighter weight..yes, it' not a 2.8 and not as sharp wide open, but i honetly can't tell the difference when all the images go onto facebook anyways

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Firmware Available
« on: August 22, 2012, 05:27:06 AM »
For people who have problems with the update, try this:

Before put the lens into camera:

- Baterry info -> INFO -> DELETE ALL registered batteries

***** Try with the battery at 100%, fresh from the charger !!! If don´t work try with another freshly charged 100% ******

My case:

5D Mark III v1.1.3 without grip
Canon EF 40mm 2.8 STM ** DEAD **
CF with lens firmware

With my first battery, don´t work (crash, red light, ...)
With my second battery, the same (2698%Done, crash)
With my third battery, WORK !!! DONE !!

I think the problem is firmware check the battery, I don´t know....

Regards from Spain

Believe it or not….
After deleting the battery info and using a FRESH and different battery (i used an OEM brand one), the update WORKED!
I do think it's the battery info that caused the error…
Well, now we know…so those who have problems..try this method..it worked for me

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