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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:19:44 PM »
I'd love to see an EOS M2 with dual pixel AF and an EFV.  I've stared at the EOS-M deals on Amazon and B&H over the last few months, and was a mouse-click away from pushing that "order" button a half dozen times or so.  But I just can't bear the thought of using one without an EFV, and without the AF shown off in the 70D.  The Fuji X-E1 kind of owns the mirrorless scene for now, but I wish Canon had a competitor to it.

Tarzan want EOS M2, now!   :P
Its still 2 - 3 years until Canon even dares to think about competing with Sony or Fuji on the mirrorless market.

Canon could do it right now, but they are terrified that a high end mirrorless (let's say a compact high resolution FF), will seriously hurt their DSLR sales. :P That's the only explanation I can think of when it comes to their piss poor EOS M. They are not even trying! .. But if Canon won't do it, others will eat their lunch. Mirrorless cameras are on the uprise, and Canon can't hide from it.

You hit the nail on the head.  I think I'm going to have to go with Fuji for my travels upcoming in December; the EOS-M is just sad.  If Canon can't give me what I need, I'll spend my hard earned money elsewhere.

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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:39:41 PM »
I'd love to see an EOS M2 with dual pixel AF and an EFV.  I've stared at the EOS-M deals on Amazon and B&H over the last few months, and was a mouse-click away from pushing that "order" button a half dozen times or so.  But I just can't bear the thought of using one without an EFV, and without the AF shown off in the 70D.  The Fuji X-E1 kind of owns the mirrorless scene for now, but I wish Canon had a competitor to it.

Tarzan want EOS M2, now!   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 11, 2013, 01:13:21 PM »
I'm waiting for the Canon 12Z Mark9, with onboard Mac OS, 6" retina display LCD, and octo-card support (triple CF, triple SD, 1 microSD, and 1 nanocard [not yet invented]).  It will have a direct link up to the Hubble space telescope for snapping shots of nebulae from my bedroom.   It will definitely have a 10TB wireless network connection to mah laptop, and 250,000mah LiPo batteries for continuous use.  And if it doesn't shoot at 49 FPS... I'm throwing it on the ground and waiting for the Mark10.  Oh, and the sensor better have 790megapixels, or I won't even look at it.

5DMark3?  When you compare it to the specs I've listed, you realize that it is a total joke of a camera.  I don't know how photographers get by with such junk.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D Auto-Exposures are ALL OVER the Place?!?
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:57:58 PM »
I'm assuming that you don't have the spot metering on for your TV/AV modes.

If that is so, it has to be something wrong with the camera. Mine works fine ... Even in the green square mode ... I've not had an exposure yet which was +-2 stops from what I actually did shoot. Send it out for a check.

Its pretty easy to check, mount it to a tripod in a situation where light is constant and take several images.  The exposure should be the same as long as nothing changes.  If it isn't, send it in for repair or exchange it.

Thanks for the tips guys... I've tried numerous tests, including the tripod mount.  Exposure is still inconsistent.  Looks like she's headed back to Canon. 

I'll follow-up once I get her back.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 6D Auto-Exposures are ALL OVER the Place?!?
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:16:19 PM »
I took advantage of the 6D package deal on B&H a few months ago, and have since moved the 6D into regular rotation as my primary backup/second body.  This was a position that was held by my 7D (now since sold) for three years, and it did a very good job at auto-exposing in the shutter/aperture priority modes.  However, I'm finding that the 6D is INCREDIBLY inconsistent in these modes, giving me images that vary +/- 2 stops or so, even in the vary same scene/composition!!  I can also see the metering indicator bouncing ALL OVER the meter between exposure checks, even without moving the camera or recomposing!!  WTF??

As a result, this requires a ton of extra tweaking time in post to get images to look right, and limits my ability to bulk-sync settings, since each image is always different from the next.  I've since resorted to using my 6D in manual mode only, but it kind of defeats the purpose of having a second body to grab and shoot with in certain instances when I just need a quick shot.  Basically, the aperture/shutter priority modes are completely unreliable.  This approach has me rethinking the versatility of the 6D in the field, especially since my 5D3 and 7D never experienced such irregularities between shots in these modes.

Has anyone else experienced this issue?  Will a trip to Canon Irvine solve it, or is this common across the body?  Is Canon aware of it, and is a firmware update planned?

I love the quality of the 6D images - when it works.  But spending needless hours to compensate for wonky exposures is quickly becoming infuriating.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Under-Exposing?
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:27:29 PM »
FWIW, I found the 6D to underexpose a significant amount compared to 5D2 and 50D. That was part of the reason it got sent back in favor of a 5D3. Of course jmo, ymmv, etc...

I know this is an old thread, but...

I just ran my 6D through the paces this past weekend on a few event gigs, and found (with identical settings to my 5D3) that it indeed underexposes... by quite a bit!  To get things in line, I had to run my exposure compensation between +1 and +1.6 EV.  This gave me results that were consistent with my 5D3.

Is there any update on this from Canon?  Firmware update, etc.?

I find it curious that this is appearing to be a repeatable issue out there amongst 6D users.

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Just got my $400 rebate card back from Canon, and I have to say that is the fastest rebate turnaround time EVER!  I ordered the 6D package from BandH on July 9, mailed the rebate forms on July 16, and just got the $400 prepaid Visa card in the mail today (August 5).  That's under three weeks total!

And with the rebate in hand, the printer and 24-105 lens already sold, that puts my total out-of-pocket on the 6D body at $1,093.  Wootsy!

8)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 28, 2013, 01:09:39 PM »
Kick ass!  Thanks for the info!!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 27, 2013, 12:52:42 PM »
C1 Pro, also now known as Capture One Pro. It comes with Phase One digital medium format backs.

That's interesting! Especially since he's shooting Canon bodies and lenses.  Do they sell that software separately?  Do they have a demo?

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Software & Accessories / Name This Photo Editing Software
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:42:31 PM »
While watching the behind-the-scenes of Jenny McCarthy's Playboy shoot, I was a little stumped by the software suite they were using on location.  It's certainly not Lightroom, and I'm not familiar with Aperture... does anyone know what this software is? 


censored to be work safe - click for fullsize

I'm sure curious as to what they are using.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:01:40 PM »
I think the Dual Pixel AF is indeed revolutionary, and posted up my opinions on this a couple of weeks ago when the 70D was launched.

On a side note, it's nice to see Canon back at innovating new technology and pushing the industry forward.  I was a little worried after the 5D3-vs.-d800 forum angst last year, but clearly Canon is responding.  Next up... the 75mp body everyone's itching to see!

Thanks, Canon, for getting back on track!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Canon 44.7MP DSLR at the End of August? [CR1]
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:27:41 PM »
Interesting.

Would be a big coup for PhotographyBay on the rumor front if it pans out to be true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How good is 70D AF system compared to 50D?
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:23:32 PM »
The 7Dmkii will likely be out of my price range.. But if the 70D has the same sensor as original 7D I assume it'll still be really good

I think the 70D will have a better sensor than the 7D, at least based on the specs:

7D
  • 18MP
  • 100-6400 ISO (standard)
  • 12,800 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: NO
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 920,000 dot LCD
  • 8 fps burst

70D
  • 20.2MP
  • 100-12800 ISO (standard)
  • 25,600 ISO (expanded)
  • WiFi: BUILT IN
  • 3" fixed screen
  • 1,040,000 dot LCD
  • 7 fps burst

Based on these specs, I think your 70D is a better by.  And not wanting to start a holy war, I will say that I've never been impressed with the 7D (you can look back to some of my first posts here on this forum), and truly believe it is a lemon

I'm one of the few (probably <5% of users) who never got a sharp photo from a 7D; and started hating photography because of it.  Yes, I'm a pixel-peeper, and yes, I'm an OCD photographer.  I want my images to be tacky sharp.  So maybe I'm not a fair example of the average 7D shooter.

But in my limited experience with only three 7D bodies, each one failed me with its poor AF.  Pretty much every shot I got from a 7D body resembled the infamous Darwin Wiggett "melted-hay" photos at 100% view.  After months of swapping bodies with Canon Irvine, I finally parted ways with my 7D.  Since that moment I felt as if the heavens opened, and I became a sane photographer once again!  :P

However, I am excited about the prospects of a 7D MKII based on recent rumors posted here on CR, and anxiously await its announcement.  I'm sure any AF issues have been resolved in the 4 years since the original 7D launched. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1499 or $1589
« on: July 13, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
For you deal diehards, don't forget the crazy package on BHphoto linked from the CR homepage...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994116-REG/canon__eos_6d_ef_24_105_pro_100_paper_.html

$2,599 which drops to $2,399 when you add to cart and checkout.  With a $400 mail-in rebate, that's only $1999 out of pocket (so long as you are diligent and submit the rebate).

If you are crafty, you can unload the 24-105mm lens and the Pro-100 printer for about $850-$900 combined.  That gives you a 6D body at around $1,099-$1,149 out of pocket, with a 16GB SD card to boot.

My package arrives Monday; I'll let everyone know how the resale of the printer and lens goes. 

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