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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Problem: 70D saving 0-Byte files
« on: September 07, 2013, 02:05:45 PM »
Try to return/exchange it. Better than having a new camera serviced. If they refuse threaten to report them to some authority. Plus mention their name. Don't keep it secret...

Hi tron!

They would have exchanged the Caera, but they do not have one anymore for some days or weeks. They will replace it, after the massmarket will be delivered.
But my holidays are starting in 3 weeks. :-(

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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?

Dani

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Technical Support / Re: Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 09, 2013, 02:01:27 PM »
Thanks for your help.

My son sent the camera to Canon-CPS. First message of the technican:
The AF of a few cameras are lacking  in AI servo of performance at fast objects moving toward the photographer. Moving away is no problem for the AF. They adjusted the sharpness of the lens-camera combination, but there seems to be an malfunction of the program/chip who "reads" the pixels and makes an file out of it.
If so, it will be an expensive repair.  :(

When my son returnes from holiday, he will post the image in raw. But I can not do this here, the filesize is too big.

G
Dani

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:13:55 PM »
Spend 20$ and buy an Nikon D400 strap in Hongkong.
My husband did - and he was more interresting for the men with the biiiiig lenses then all of the "bunnys" who went around at the Nürburgring on Saturday and Sunday.  ;)

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Technical Support / Re: Help needes: EOS 7D - noisy pictures
« on: July 03, 2013, 04:41:30 PM »
Is this image pre or post processing? It looks quite underexposed as it is...
the pics are like shown in lightroom without any changes

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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.


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