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Mirrorless with 4Mp tilting EVF and better-than-III AF and near-silent shooting

Focus peaking

Same size as 6D

The 6D doesn't feel as good as the 5D3 does in my hands, a personal opinion but I think most would agree. The weight is just right for most of the popular L lenses as well.

EOS-M / Re: My Eos M at work...
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:55:04 AM »
It gets bad press because people still think something in that price range is supposed to perform as good or better than something that sells for up to 5x more. I actually want one. Eos m plus adapter is the best backup camera for field work that you can buy right now ^^

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:44:06 AM »
The 70D doesn't have the super sensitive center AF of the 6D, as I've read on canon's website. 70D seems like a really nice companion to 6D though, considering they have a similar button layout and both use sd cards. I'd still consider it or a 60D as a second body later on. I think you'll be happy with the 6D for most normal shooting conditions. Congratulations :)

Can't lose with this price. Like Neuro says when your main body acts funny you can pull an eos-M out of your pocket and still throw your favorite lenses on it and shoot with image quality similar to current generation Canon crop bodies. Try doing that with a powershot.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 09:53:47 AM »
Isn't a digic 5+ faster than two digic 4s and then some? That and the same battery as 7D should drive the AF just as fast and accurate right?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 01:19:24 PM »
This is pretty big news. I just hope the hype fits the announcement and we aren't forced into a compromise for the "overall" cleaner files i.e. banding in the shadows at low ISO =P

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:09:16 PM »
Here in Asia, brand new 7D price is already below what the 60D was when it first came out, and used prices for a 7D are close to what a new 60D goes for now. So these rumored specs actually make sense, if Canon wants to sell new bodies it has to be almost as good as the old 7D at the very least. Updated features like wifi are just icing on the cake.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:33:34 PM »
Well... This rumor does imply "utilize" so I'm hoping for the chance it's nowhere near the same as an SL1 sensor... But hopefully that also means they're focusing harder on upgrading the AF, something we've been waiting for too long.

On the EOS 6D right now, there is no fast/easy way to change/set the White Balance. Even my old 30D camera has a WB button where you press it, then rotate the main dial to change the WB presets.

On the 6D right now, you can customize the SET button to change IMAGE QUALITY, PICTURE STYLE, MENU, ISO (hold the set button and rotate the main dial), FLASH COMPENSATION.

I wish Canon could include White Balance as one of the options. There are already a button for ISO and MENU, yet they're included in the option. I bet everyone who is using the 6D miss the WB button. That's the first one I notice when using the 6D.

+1 All it should take is a firmware update to make WB changes faster. Other than that and better outer points I understand why they had to place the 6D where it is in terms of price and features

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 25, 2013, 03:51:46 AM »
I'm more concerned with color reproduction, CA, distortion, bokeh quality, and AF performance in low light (where it's supposed to excel anyway) A bump in sharpness and resolution wouldn't be too shabby but I wouldn't make sharpness a top priority as the old version of the lens is already quite sharp. I didn't buy the Sigma even if it has great reviews, because of the orange cast, and strong velvets. I much prefer the dominant reds from Canon L lenses. Add 9 rounded blades in the new version, somewhat faster and more accurate shots wide open, updated resolution and micro-contrast, and I'll buy.

Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
If you try to take pictures of insects or butterflies in flight you will really appreciate the IS.

In flight insects??  IS won't help you with moving objects - so what if you can shoot @ 1/30? - image of live insect will be useless.  Even flowers move in the wind, so again IS won't help. The L uses larger filters and needs an expensive adapter to mount the MR or MT flashes.  If your primarily interested in macro, save your money and get a good flash and learn how to use it for handheld shots. If not, the IS may be of value. I've had the USM version almost from introduction and I've always been very pleased with the results and never wished it had IS, but I use it almost exclusively for macro [1:3 - 1:1 and beyond with tubes]. I have other lenses [w/ IS] for other shooting situations.

Yes, but, IS does help a little with the movement you're required to make when tracking a subject :) if you have to pan or tilt closer to the minimum required shutter speeds to freeze subject movement IS still might save you that perfect shot at angles that are more difficult to achieve with a tripod, let alone an angle that you can set up quickly.

The filter on the pancake makes it look huge!  :o imagine if it had a hood too... :)

If it was me starting over again I'd sell the 5D II and get a 5D mark III kit. If it's you I'd just add the lenses within budget to cover the focal lengths, primes should be okay since most of your uses are controlled situations.

Just this morning I was shooting video outside with the 60D. Generally speaking, 1/50 is the shutter speed you need to stick with which only leaves ISO and aperture that can be adjusted. Since even at ISO 100 your f/stop is going to be really high that means the only way to get down as low as you want is with ND filters. In a nutshell they are like putting sunglasses on a lens.

So the settings I used were:

1/50 shutter
ISO 160 (I only use multiples of 160, or "native ISOs", but that is a different topic)
ND .9 filter

Like I said, to get down to f/1.8 in broad daylight without drastically increasing the shutter speed is going to take a crap ton of ND.

+1 stacking filters can get a bit pricy and might lose a bit of image quality too. If you really want good background blur I'd highly suggest a longer focal length.... There's plenty out there for cheap but for better IQ and background blur for a budget there's the 200mm f/2.8L or 70-200 F/4L with an ND filter might get the look you want and they're some of the lowest priced L lenses.

Hi Omar, get yourself one of these, there are a few Brands around it doesn't need to be this Brand, B+W make them as do others, I use this one on my 24-70 to control light/movement.

Lee Filters also make something similar but in a Rectangular design that fits into a Filter Holder, but for Video the Circular ND Filter will work better, I think, I'm not much into Video.

Wow, look at that price, haha. But yeah, ND is the only way you'll be able to get wider open on the aperture. I do understand that the shutter speed needs to be at 1/50th sec for 24p ;) You probably won't get the aperture to 1.8 though outside in broad daylight. I'd use it on a different time of day where the sun is at an angle for better control.

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