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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Any reason to choose a 7D over a 70D?
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:13:38 AM »
the 70d is the best aps-c camera so far. i have owned or tried them all, the iq is the same as the 6d up til iso 3200

In fact, I believe the 70D is in fact the 7DMkII because Canon consolidated its lineup mostly by stepping down the specs of the 'old' product as follows (I've posted this earlier, elsewhere on the forum):

The 5DMkII was combined with the 60D and has become the 6D (For enthusiast stills/MF shooters).

The 7D was combined with the 60D and has become the 70D (For enthusiast aps-c sports and wildlife shooters with AF lenses).

The 1DsMkIII was combined with the 5DMkII and has become the 5DMkIII. (For studio and professional use but with AF lenses).

The 1DMkIV was combined with the 1DsMkIII and has become the 1DX. (For professional use in all conditions but with AF lenses) This is a step up of course but the ability to play well with MF lenses was lost.

Note that this is in line with the way the Canon Europe site has listed the XXX(X)D and M camera's 'for beginners', the 60D,70D,7D,6D 'for enthusiasts', and the 5DMkIII, 1DX and 1Dc 'for professionals'

So from this we can conclude that we already have the 7DMkII (it is the 70D), and the 1DsMkIV is here as well, it is the 5DMkIII.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX paired with Ec-S focussing screen
« on: December 22, 2013, 01:33:52 PM »
Well, it is what it is i suppose!

I'm going to see if I can grab the Ec-S screen locally to test it a bit myself.  I did a bit more searching and found an FM poster say it was as simple as dialing -1/3 exp comp with this screen and calling it a day.

If all else fails, my 5Dc with Ee-S screen will be happy to be putting off early retirement haha :D

Cool, please let us know how it works out ;)

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Canon General / Re: Renaming and storing photos
« on: December 22, 2013, 10:00:24 AM »
@mrsfotografie - I am not familiar at all with EOS utility. Do you feel it is better than using a LR-only system?
Many, many thanks everyone!
Daniel
For importing of photo's I don't think it matters much, Daniel. I'm sure Lightroom gives you the option to rename as you like on import, and otherwise you can always rename thereafter. EOS utility includes some other tools that allow you to adjust camera settings etc, can be useful. If you're happy with lightroom, stick to that.

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Canon General / Re: Renaming and storing photos
« on: December 22, 2013, 06:50:08 AM »
Hi Daniel,

I simply use the Canon application (EOS Utility) to import all my pictures from whatever ("Canon") camera I use. I name my files "year-month-day-hour-minutes-second-XXXX' where XXXX-digits are a sequential number.
Later I can move them or edit them whenever and whatever I wanna do with them.
By the way, LR can be also used but I need to remember them in a different form but, I prefer Canon way.

I do something similar, the file name will be for instance: 2013_12_22_1354.xxx

When I shoot an event with two bodies I will upload the photos from both bodies using eos utility. Then I open the directory with an image viewer/editor (DPP or ACDSEE Pro) and sort according to date/time the photo is taken (Make sure the camera's are set to the same date/time before shooting!!!). Then rename to 2013_12_22_XXXX.xxx (starting at 0000) and the files are intermeshed. After this I leave the file name as is; ie shooting date and sequence number.

The originals go in one directory , file tree is shooting date followed by subject. This tree structure is mirrored in an 'export directory'. ie "Photography\Originals\2013\2013_12_22 - event name\" and "Photography\Export\2013\2013_12_22 - event name\". These are then mirrored on a NAS for safe keeping.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX paired with Ec-S focussing screen
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:36:09 AM »
Exactly.  I hear you on the metering comments.

For some unknown reason, Canon has decided not to support the Ec-S through firmware, although it's a screen that has been used often on the other 1D bodies.  Puzzling to say the least.

Was hoping users out there have found a workaround of sorts, or if Canon's is just being conservative by overstating any exposure adjustments that might be needed.


I hadn't really considered this but AF and metering are both not straight forward with these screens in the 1DX. In fact, reading the various manuals it appears the 6D is the best choice at the moment for use with MF lenses, It is the only contemporary full frame camera that plays well with the 'S' screens (the 5D3 doesn't accept these at all).

Perhaps it is intended by Canon this way and gave me the following idea for this product re-distribution/road map mostly by stepping down the specs of the 'old' product:

The 5DMkII was combined with the 60D and has become the 6D (For enthusiast stills/MF shooters).

The 7D was combined with the 60D and has become the 70D (For enthusiast aps-c sports and wildlife shooters with AF lenses).

The 1DsMkIII was combined with the 5DMkII and has become the 5DMkIII. (For studio and professional use but with AF lenses).

The 1DMkIV was combined with the 1DsMkIII and has become the 1DX. (For professional use in all conditions but with AF lenses) This is a step up of course but the ability to play well with MF lenses was lost.

Note that this is in line with the way the Canon Europe site has listed the XXX(X)D and M camera's 'for beginners', the 60D,70D,7D,6D 'for enthusiasts', and the 5DMkIII, 1DX and 1Dc 'for professionals'

So from this we can conclude that we already have the 7DMkII (it is the 70D), and the 1DsMkIV is here as well, it is the 5DMkIII.

So I'm sorry to say BL but for use with fast MF primes I must conclude that according to Canon you've bought the wrong camera  :-\


Note I intend to purchase a 5DMkIII but will keep the MkII as a second body, also for use with MF lenses (it has the Eg-S focusing screen).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX paired with Ec-S focussing screen
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:20:35 PM »
That's a great idea!  Thought did not occur to me as the 1D is enroute and will be here monday.

Thanks again for the tip

You're welcome. Enjoy your new camera! I'm also looking at getting a new body soon but the 1DX is a bit of a stretch  :-\

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1DX paired with Ec-S focussing screen
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:22:31 AM »
Why not do a test shoot with your 1Dx and 5D side-by-side? That should give you an idea how much you need to adjust exposure.

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I'm impressed, Surapon! I also have much respect that you use this in the field, it seems a little cumbersome to me but then again everyone has different needs and preferences.

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Lenses / Re: Two New 24-70's Coming in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 20, 2013, 05:07:10 PM »
If Canon has room for four 24-70s in the lineup, then why not four 50s (I'm not counting the 2.5 macro)?  Can we get a quality 50L 1.4 that is sharp wide open and stopped down, WS, with a ring USM please?

It still amazes me that a major camera manufacture does not offer a 50mm lens worth buying.  I'm not talking about the (front/back focus) 50L which is more of a specialty lens.   I'm not interested in the plastic 1.8 or weak USM 1.4 with choppy bokeh.

Ok, I'm done ranting.   :)

It's a little off topic (and talked to death too on several occasions, like beating a dead horse) but you're right. I don't like any of the current Canon offerings so I covered the 50 mm 'prime' focal length with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (which does require some tlc to get pinsharp results) and the Canon 1.8 Mk I that has ancient but reasonably good build however... pentagonal bokeh. Compromises, compromises! But at least I got 35 mm covered now to utter satisfaction with the new Sigma :D

As for 'normal' zooms - I care less for these nowadays and in reasonable light I have the 25-105 to 'do it all' if needed. Else there's the primes of course ;)

It's great if Canon breathes life into variable aperture normal zooms for full frame though. And it would show that FF technology is trickling down further in future. When was the last time they released such a lens???

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I’m not too sure how many people would put down their 200-400′s for one of these, but the mobility factor may make it worthwhile in certain situations.

If it arrives, I would probably would put down my 100-400 for one of these  :D

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Lenses / Re: How do you deal with lens reviews...
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:57:06 PM »
For real world use, I'm very happy with my 17-40 f/4 L and I use it a lot on my MkII. Its light weight and relatively compact dimensions also make it ideal for travel. I don't do landscape photography so I don't care about corner to corner sharpness. In any case, stopped down this lens really delivers the goods. I genuinely love this lens and won't travel without it ;)

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Lenses / Re: Two New 24-70's Coming in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 20, 2013, 12:16:21 PM »
Looks like a reasonable proposition, given the history of having four 70-200 'L lenses'. Besides that, the natural progression of full frame to more affordable levels means the need for uprated consumer level full frame-zooms is a real one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who's Ready for a 100x Zoom PowerShot?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:46:10 PM »
It'll sell well against the less knowledgeable amateur buyers who will look purely at the spec sheet!

Yes, the higher the figures ( zoom, megapixels, ... ), the better the camera must be  ::)

I have a canon compact that has a 16 megapixel sensor; the actual resolution counting for the resolving power of the lens and noise + jpeg compression cannot be higher than about 8 megapixels imho. So what are those extra pixels doing there besides create noise (and sales)....

Don't get me wrong, I like it when they push development but there comes a point where it has lost most of the practicality.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 19, 2013, 01:52:56 PM »
How was the 50D I downgrade? Just curious. I can see the 60D, but 50D?
50D sensor was hardly a progress over 40D.
But you are right, I meant the downgrade with no AFMA ... that was 60D then right?

Canon only barely retained me as a customer in 2009, because they finally brought the 7D which I considered to be at least as good as the Nikon D300s. And because Nikon had and still has no stabilized 17-55/2.8 lens ... and still does not have one to the day. Without 7D - meaning something as lame as 50D or 60D - I would definitely have switched from my 40D to Nikon back then.

I switched from a 40D to a 5DMKII and then also bought a 7D. The 50D I recall was disappointing and I always felt (and still do today) that the 40D was better. The 60D by the way, was a joke when compared to the format of the xxD bodies until then.

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