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Technical Support / Re: Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:39:00 PM »
This photo was taken in normal raw.
I took an screenshot of this picture in Lightroom, because the aperture,ISO,... are visible.


In my opinion, the Cam suffers from an electronic damage.
I looked at the pictures (about 2500) and some things make me think of an electronic problem:
1.) I takes about 8-10 pictures from an (even slow moving (rolling) plane until the first one is really sharp.
2.) Some pics are sharp and have an good IQ at Iso 800 ( max. Iso 800), others are noisy at 200....




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

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
Thanks
Dani

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Big Megapixel Discussion
« on: June 11, 2013, 04:36:49 PM »
Do not always think of an high end Camera.
I hope this Camera meets the D800, not the D4. Replacing the midlevel-series.
My Japanese girl-friend rumored, that Nikons replacement of their highend bodies will be a mixture of the d800 with the performance of the D4 with an superb low iso.

I am sorry, but Canon is 1 generation behind Nikon. If they would not have the dust-problem, I would switch too. A D600 would be great. Much cheaper then the 5D3, much better then the 6D.

And if they struggle to get back on the Camera-Olymp, I hope they do not see this as an chance of exponential rising of the prices.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:17:12 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.)

get a used 1Dmk3 i know its only 10 megapickles but it still produces better images than any 18 pickle crop they are cheap now second hand find one in good condition, they have much better AF than anything other than a 1Dmk4 1Dx or 5Dmk3 and are a much much much better option for what he likes to shoot than a 7D then maybe when the 7Dmk2 comes out have a look at that if its actually any good but that is probably a year away
look at getting him a 100-400 IS L lens and a 24-105 ISL to start out


An used Cam would be an alternative, until the 7D2 appears on the market.
My son is taking very good pictures, he takes shots for 5 years now, using my or my husbands equipment.

Does anybody know an good and honest company/forum e.g. where I can look for used Cams?
I do not want to buy at Ebay, I was cheated buying the 300mm 2.8 lens (lenses inside were broken).

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:39:08 PM »
Ok, I see thath a crop body would be best. But I don´t want to buy an "aged" Camera. Maybe the best is to wait and to buy an 7D2 or 70D. And in the time between, maybe an cheap body is the spaceholder.

I bought an used 100-400 L and an used 70-200 L 2.8 for him. So, the lenses are in midrange.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 03:32:46 PM »
Holy Crap, a 6D for a graduation present?  I wish you were my parent haha.  For my graduation I got a cheap Rebel G film camera for $100.  =)

Well, his average grade is a 1,1. So he is able to study medicine in here in Munich. The alternative would have been to send him to Austria to study Medicine, where only an entrance test has to be passed. So it is cheaper to give him such a gift, as to buy an very expensive appartement.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:39:32 AM »
The 6D is a great camera, excellent IQ and low light/high ISO performance.  But, its probably not your best choice if shooting fast moving objects is your son's top priority.  Maybe give him a rain check for a 7DII when its released assuming he already has a decent camera to use in the mean time (the aforementioned 60D?).

I'm a bit surprised by the buffer write time issue you describe.  I've owned 4 Canon DSLR bodies, including some lowly Rebels, but never experienced anything like this.  Your SD card should be plenty fast enough, maybe there is a problem with the camera?

I sent it to the German Canon support, because of an sensor problem. They repaired this problem, but refused that my cam is suffering from an speed problem at saving the images on the card. I am sorry, but I just can report this problem. The 7D was my first DSLR, I used analogue SLR before. So I do not have much experience with the DSLR performance. And some month befoer it broke, I bought the 60D as an second body for my children. Now the Cam is about 30 month old, and it would be to expensive to repair this feature.

Your are right, the 6D is just a compromise. But I did not want to spent 2800-3000€ for the 5D3. Maybe I should really buy an 700D and bridge the gap to the 7D2 or 70D.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 05:26:32 AM »
There are a zillion 6D threads here, just have a look for yourself...

But the short answer is that unless the primary purpose of your photography is shooting fast-moving subjects like sports or birds, the 6D is absolutely fantastic.  So just get one :-).

60D taking more than 30 seconds to dump the buffer sounds like hogwash to me, and you can still keep shooting while it's doing it (perhaps you have the world's crappiest SD card?).  Here's what DPReview says:  http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos60D/9
BTW you can almost double the buffer depth if you turn off "high ISO noise reduction".


Thanks for this advice. Above which Iso is the high ISO noise reduction visible? Does it affect Raw images too?

@ "60D taking more than 30 seconds to dump the buffer sounds like hogwash to me, and you can still keep shooting while it's doing it": There is an Sandisk extreme 16 GB class 10  card inside,  or an Sandisk uhextreme pro uhs 1 45mb/s . But it is not a "hogwash". I tried it by myself. After about one dozen of RAW images, I was able to shoot 1 image every 3-4 seconds. For about 2-3 minutes. And after that, the buffer was full after less then 10 imgages. And I tried other cards too, which I rented from friends. It is a pity, that everybody is distrustfully and thinks that a poster is not honest.

@ zillions of threads: True, but most of the persons that post, do not own this Camera. And the topic buffer frames are not very often mentioned....

Much thanks for your time to post.

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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.)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC
« on: May 15, 2013, 06:14:09 PM »
1.) Why did Canon raise the price of other lenses too? 500,600,800...  are about 500-800$ more expensive overnight.

2.) Are there alternatives for the 500,... lenses? Sigma?
Half of the price. How good are they?

1.) Not as far as I can tell. The 300 - 600 II lenses haven't seen a price change in several weeks, and they're a couple to a few hundred cheaper than at launch.  They did all see a big increase in between announcement and launch - but that was a 12-18 month interval, and IIRC there were currency issues then.

2.) The Sigma 120-300/2.8 is reportedly very good, although not quite the IQ of the 300 II. But longer offerings from 3rd parties don't come close to the Canon supertele lenses.


Ad 1.) Not in Germany..... (Picture from 600mmm Canon L II)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Prices trending higher?
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:39:07 PM »
I am looking for the 300mm 2.8 L II lens. But instead of getting chepaer, the price rises and rises...

Yeah! Canon, milk us

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC
« on: May 15, 2013, 05:29:37 PM »
Pretty expensive. To much for an hobby-shooter

My questions:

1.) Why did Canon raise the price of other lenses too? 500,600,800...  are about 500-800$ more expensive overnight.
I think the writer of the review is telling us some truth: Canon wants to milk the cow (us costomers) as much as possible.

2.) Are there alternatives for the 500,... lenses? Sigma?
Half of the price. How good are they?
The Canon lens will be better, of course. But how much better? Can I see it on my picture  hanging on the wall behind me ?

I wrote 2011 an letter to one of the big German photo-magazines, if it would be possible to test other 3rd party lenses too. But they refused, because Canon and Nikon could refuse sending lenses for testing.


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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 12:34:32 PM »
Today there is no real alternative to the 100-400. Canon knows that. But I´ll be glad, thath the other manufacturers will react on this situation.

so in 2 years we maybe have an alternative...  ;)
True. But I think it will be the same time, you have to save up money to buy the expensive Canon lenses...
Maybe. Just think of the new Sigmas. Why should this not be possible?

oh i hope it is.

only.. it´s a long time.  :(

True. But I think it will be the same time, you have to save up money to buy the expensive Canon lenses...
Maybe. Just think of the new Sigmas. Why should this not be possible?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 12:24:59 PM »
Today there is no real alternative to the 100-400. Canon knows that. But I´ll be glad, thath the other manufacturers will react on this situation.

so in 2 years we maybe have an alternative...  ;)

Maybe. Just think of the new Sigmas. Why should this not be possible?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:57:28 AM »
I see no reason to either be excited or care about Canon lens releases anymore.  With Nikon taking the lead in inflated pricing with the 80-400mm by charging a mind-blowing $2700, Canon is certain to do the same.

Since upgrading to FF, I've bought and returned a 24-70 F4 IS and a 35mm IS.  I bet you can guess what I went with instead ;D  I have also scrapped plans to buy the 70-200mm F2.8 IS L v2, targeting the Tamron F2.8 VC instead.

The days where Canon and Nikon could command massive margins over 3rd party due to higher quality are gone.  H*ll, they can't even get rebates right.  That last round increased pricing on half the items.

so what other 100-400mm lens you have in mind....  ::)

it´s great when you have alternatives... no question.
but i don´t really see one for the 100-400mm, do you?

sigma?  not the existing sigma lenses. nah.. sorry.

Today there is no real alternative to the 100-400. Canon knows that. But I´ll be glad, thath the other manufacturers will react on this situation.

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