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Lenses / Old lenses - really so bad?
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:04:43 PM »
Today I got my "new" 70D back from the shop I bought it in Munich. They exchanged it, after an system breakdown (posted).
My question: The shop assistents told me to exchange 2 of my lenses. I own an 70-200mm 2.8L and an 28-70mm L 2.8. I bought them about 7-8 years ago and they work well.
Are they really so "sub" using them on the 70D?
They said, that the 70D requires an IS Lens, the 70-200 II or the 24-70 2.8 II (no IS). Is this true?


Canon General / Canon behavior at launching new products
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:26:52 AM »
As I have an actual problem with my new Camera, I wonder, if Canon will act as it does at releasing the 70D.

Announcing the Camera, delivering a few Cameras to professional Canon stores after some month of being announced - and delivering it to other stores after an long "announcment time".
For me, this is just to keep the price high by making the product rare.

My japanese Girlfriends think, that this will be done by all new "highlights" from Canon to milk us custoerms  as much as possible.
Maybe the 7D2 and an big MP Camera will be announced and released 2-3 month later and kept rare 6month. Rumored in by them. But who knows if this won´t be true?

What do you think?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:14:33 AM »
Hi guys!

I need your help:
My brandnew 70D (4 days old), has problems at saving files on the sdhc card. I use an sandisc extreme 32 gb uhs-1 card. The first files on Wednesday and Thursday were ok, but now all Raw files have 0 Bytes, the jpegs too.
I tried one of my older sdhc cards, but there appears the same problem.
I did an reset on all Camera functions, and reformatted the card. The card is ok, when I save files from the computer on it.

What can I do?
My son thinks, there is an hardware problem. Is there anything I can do against it?

I wrote to the internet shop, where i bought it. They refused exchanging the Camera (despite they offer an uncomplicated exchange in the first 7 days if something is broken), because they only own a few of them.

Send it to Canon here in Germany? Or rely on an exchange?


Technical Support / Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 03, 2013, 02:43:38 PM »

I bought an refurbished 7D for my son. A few days ago, he was on an airshow and took some shots.
But he is very disappointed, because the pictures are very noisy.
He shot faster then 1/1250, Auto Iso,  Exposure: spot, +1/3-2/3.

So I called the Canon service center, who told me that this is normal for the 7D.
Is it really? Which Iso is maximum to get no noisy pictures?

As an attachment, one example, where the noise is extremly visible. This frame shows the full picture

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:38:05 AM »
Sorry, guys!
But I need some advice: For the high school graduation of one of my sons, I am looking for an Camera. He likes to photograph birds and planes, and now landscape at climbing.
Which Camera? I do not want to spend 3000€ for a 5D3. Would be the cheaper 6D an alternative? How is the performance of this Camera in the field for shooting fast objects? How fast is the Cam saving the images? I know that the image quality is very good.

Or should I buy an 700D first and wait for the 70D or 7D2? How fast is the 700D at RAW continuous shooting saving the images on the card? Faster then my 60D?
(I owned an 7D, but when I photographed with it, I did not use the continuous shooting mode. After it crashed, I use an 60D. But my son tells me, that the 60D takes a lot of time to save the images when the buffer is full. Sometimes he is not able to shoot another RAW series of 10 images for 3-4 minutes.)

Third Party Manufacturers / D7100 ... Will Canon meet this specs?
« on: April 27, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »
Dpreview: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d7100/24

    • Outstanding low ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files
      Very good default JPEG settings
      Excellent build quality and very good ergonomics and handling
      Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions
      Comprehensive camera customization options
      Auto ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length
      Fast, accurate AF system (inherited from Nikon D4)
      Center point autofocus at F8
      1.3x crop mode provides extensive AF array coverage
      6 fps burst rate (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode)
      Weather-sealing comparable to D800
      100% viewfinder coverage
      Dual SD card slots
      Built-in flash can act as Commander for multi-flash setups
      RGBW rear LCD offers improved visibility in bright daylight
      In-camera raw processing
      Ability to output uncompr

Will the 7D2 or the 70D meet this Specs? I hope so....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Help needed: Very slow live-view @ Canon 6D
« on: January 25, 2013, 05:14:13 AM »
Need some help:

The live view of my new 6D (I bought it, because I needed an new Cam soon) is VERY slow. Takes about 3-4 seconds to get sharp. Using Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro,  Sigma 180mm 2.8 Macro.

How can I make it faster?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Problem: slow AF 6D
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:23:33 AM »
Need again some help:
 My new 6D suffers from an very slow AF function. I tried with 70-200 2.8 II and 100mm 2.8L. It takes a lot of time to get the picture sharp. Only the Center AF point is semi-fast, double the time of my old Cam.
When I choose an decentral AF-point, it takes more than 2 seconds in an good light situation. Both lenses work well on my old Camera.
I performed an reset, but nothing happened.

Send it back (own it now for 1 week), or get it repaired?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Looking for an new Camera
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:43:58 AM »
I´m suffering from an broken 7D, as my bike crashed into an car this week and the camera case and the mirror were pulverized.

Now I am looking for an new Camera.
But I do not want to buy an 7D again. The 7D was fast, but mine was suffering from bad noise and moire.

I need an fast AF, as many AF-fields as the 7D, but with an better image quality.
I take photos from birds, my children and landscape. My son from jets and at car races.

1.6x crop factor would be prefered, but is not recommended (no must).

Waiting for an 7D II???

But will it appear in the near future???

Saving money for an 5DIII???

But I own some EF-S lenses (macro, wide angle, common zoom), also some L-lenses for FF.

What is your advice?
The 5DIII is very expensive for me, otherwise I would buy it. Or wait for an 7DII...?



How comfortable is the F-Stop Datori EXP to carry a day long, if you have to carry things for your children too?

Or should I buy an normal hiking backpack withan Camera inlay?

Like the German company Deuter: An Deuter Futura Vario with an F-stop inlay ICU?

I read that somewhere below.

What do you think?

Software & Accessories / Camera compartment - manufacturer?
« on: September 02, 2012, 01:00:14 PM »
As I´m looking for an compartment to store some pieces of my photographic equipment, I found the shop "f-stop". They sell compartments in different sizes. But they are a little bit expensive.

Are there other manufacturers of camera compartements, like the "F-stop" ICU?


Software & Accessories / Bag/pouch for Camera & lenses
« on: August 19, 2012, 05:09:09 AM »
I want to buy an pouch or bag to store my equipment in my backpack (Futura Vario 45+10 SL) . I own an EOS 7D with an vertical grip and need a bag or some pouches for an 10-22mm Sigma, an 28-70mm Canon and an 70-200mm Canon II.
Can you give me some advice, whether I should buy separate pouches and which one, or an padded inlay where I can put all together into the backpack?
The pouches should be well padded but not much bigger than the lenses are. Or is there an small bag, that is a little bit compressable, so that I do not loose to much room in the backpack?
I do not want to buy an fotographic-backpack, because I have to store a lot more for my children.

Thanks a lot

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