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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or wait for 7D MK II?
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:42:41 AM »
Do you need a new camera right now? Do you need the new features right now? If not wait and see what the 7D2 actually will cost and offer and then make an informed decision.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:59:02 AM »
The new AF system in live mode sounds very promising. Can't wait to see it in action.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:37:38 AM »
Sounds exciting, but what does it mean? Clean at 12000 or 25000? Or even higher? Sounds promising for the 7D MII

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:54:12 AM »
Before I make any decision I will wait for the 7D M2. I am not in a hurry. I would have loved GPS and wonder why this is missing. Well, still just a rumor....

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:42:10 AM »
Not really revolutionary then. Wondering how long it takes for real new sensors.

If those are as good as the 35 I get both, looking forward to the release :-)

Lenses / Re: Is my Canon lens defect?
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:35:05 PM »
The focus ring could be loose maybe so it might need repaired.

BTW, does the distance scale on the lens move once you start turning the focus ring?

Hi, the distance scale doesn't move. It hangs...

I already talked with amazon and they are so kind to exchange for a new one. Took me some time convincing...because I have it already for 2 month....

Thanks to everyone for replying!

Lenses / Is my Canon lens defect?
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:19:21 AM »

I have a quite new 70-200 IS USM and have trouble with manual focus on it. If I turn the focusring the focussing doesn't follow fast and properly. E.g. if I try to focus manually from infinity to close focus then if I turn the focus at first nothing happens and then if follow but not with a constant movement.

Something must be really wrong or is it me?


Canon General / Re: European travel?
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:22:29 AM »
About Munich - anything specific you want to see there? I personally don't like Munich that much and suggest you visit Nuremberg and close by Bamberg instead. Of course if you have something specific you are interested in Munich then it is different.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:25:10 PM »
For me the idea of a small and lightweight DSLR seems quite attractive. I have used and worked with Sonys NEX-5 and have to say that I really prefer to look through the lens and not on a screen to compose pictures. That is why I am not really interested in the Canon EOS M either.

What is a little disappointing here is at first the sensor which seems to be the same as in the 60D, 600D, 550D and now used for quite some time and also the price point seems to be a little high. Well, the street price can be quite different but I would somehow expect it to be lower then 550D if this is the entry model. After all they called it "B"? Strange naming for sure.


Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 26, 2013, 03:26:14 PM »
I just switched late 2012 to Canon from Nikon. I was always shooting Nikon since 1991. Before that I was shooting Carl Zeiss Ikon.

Why did I switch? Back in the film days the film one used was in charge for the color rendition. Now its the camera makers, the sensors and the algorithms.

When I got my first digital DSLR I bought a Nikon - of course because I had all the lenses. But in 2011 and early 2012 I was trying on a long vacation ( 3 weeks in rumania) a Canon and a Sony next to my good old Nikon. I was shooting around 4000 pictures and afterwards I could tell for every one by just looking at it from which camera it came and which one I liked best - Canon.

So - I just got a Canon 5D Mark 3, 17-40, 24-105 and 70-200 all f4.

You understand that the camera doesn't have autofocus while recording, right? 

A simple way to remotely start/stop is to reassign the shutter release to start stop video (you can do this in the menu) then use a timelapse remote or other shutter trigger to start stop.

Hi everyone,

Thanks a lot for all the feedback. Yes I understand that the camera doesn't focus while filming. So basically I want to record myself "sharp" with no one else to support me. I will look into the RC6 and how I can make it working for me.

- Andreas

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 6D not usable for shooting video?
« on: January 26, 2013, 01:36:01 PM »
Hi all,

I didn't post this little clip and my experience to be a pixel peeper and I added a "?" to the title. I think it is for everyone to decide wether he wants to spend $1000 more on a 5D M3.

I bought the 6D and I was fully aware of the test by Johnnie Behiri on Vimeo:

and I found it quite acceptable for me. At least for a $1000 difference in price. But what I saw back at home after my first shooting of a festival just made me fall of my chair. Please watch the roofs on my little clip - the are blue flickering "BLUE !" instead just plain red. Defocussing when everything is at infinity might be an option but honestly - not a very good one.

Second - I did post this here just to help everyone to make an informed buying decision as I believe a lot of people are very interested in this camera.

Maybe here is another interesting video to understand the differences:

Canon Full Frame Shootout! Canon EOS 6D vs Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Overall I really loved the 6D. Very solid build, good menus. Everything besides that moire and aliasing. I was really sad to let it go.


EOS Bodies - For Video / 6D not usable for shooting video?
« on: January 25, 2013, 04:28:25 AM »

I think many like myself are thinking about getting the 6D for video instead of the Mark 3 as it is about $1000 cheaper. So I ordered one early Dec 12 for shooting video. Unfortunately I found out pretty fast that the moire and aliasing issues are so bad that the camera is unusable for video production. I sold it on eBay and now bought the Canon 5D Mark 3 instead. For taking pictures the camera is wonderful and I can highly recommend it.

To show the moire and aliasing issues I uploaded this simple clip.

As I thought this might be of general interest I shared it as this buying and selling costed me more pennies then I liked.

- Andreas


I would like to record myself on video on my 5D M3 and wonder how I could remotely start recording or get the autofocus to focus?

Any ideas how a possible workflow could look like?

Thanks a lot.

Best regards
- Andreas

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