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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 Small | Large

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.

Small | Large

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

Lenses / Re: 17-40 - slim fit filter required or not ?
« on: December 15, 2012, 02:20:27 AM »
Thanks a lot Rav


Lenses / 17-40 - slim fit filter required or not ?
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:45:25 AM »

I have a Canon 6D and I want to order a 17-40. I am wondering what filter I need, slim fit (slim size, ... whatever you call that) or regular size. If I use a regular size filter will I see vignetting?

In addition - is it possible to stack filter? E.g. add on top of the UV filter a pol filter or will I see vignetting? My question is not related to the mechanical possibility but just on the optical, so will I see at 17mm the filter in the picture?

Thanks a lot for any help.

Best regards
- Andreas

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D Experience
« on: December 12, 2012, 06:05:46 PM »
Great review, thanks.

I just bought last week the Canon 6D. Actually I was always a Nikon shooter since 1991.

I went with Canon instead of Nikon due to the fact that I like the pictures better. Mainly the color rendition and they feel more organic. On film I was always shooting Fuji Velvia 50. Some here might remember.

So far I am very impressed with my new 6D. I didn't buy the 5D because the pictures are more or less the same and I didn't like the big body.

EOS Bodies / Re: Just ordered a 6D...
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:31:27 AM »
At this point getting a 5DM3 makes more sense being that its only $800 or so more unless the little wifi and gps thing floats your boat.

How does this comment make any sense? If you are a millionaire I agree. For normal people it totally doesn't make any sense at all. It is one third more. You can get an additional DX body or a great lense for that difference.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D wi-fi controlling video?
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:27:07 AM »
Right, thanks for the helpful videos and details from the manual, I get the sense that the canon mobile app has not yet worked the video out (aka crippled), although it doesn't make a lot of sense why given that it's very much in control of all the camera's functions, and EOS Utility allows you to shoot video, no problem (no digital zoom possible on the T3i).

Given that there are non-Canon apps that also allow control over the camera, including video like http://dslrcontroller.com/ with a wired connection, my guess is that someone, and maybe eventually Canon, will come up with a great iPad app that will allow remote video shooting.

In the mean time, I wonder if it would work to turn on Live View so you can monitor the focus and exposure on your iPhone or iPad, then when you want to trigger the video, you do so manually on the camera.  Although, this wouldn't allow truly remote video shooting, it would likely work just fine for most applications where you just want to use the iPad as an off camera monitor and controller.  This does not work on EOS Utility as far as I can tell, but maybe there's a way to allow control from both the computer and the camera.

The camera does turn off movie shooting when wifi is enabled. It does not seem to be an issue with the EOS remote.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 5Diii today...
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:28:30 AM »
Clearly the 6D. Much cheaper, same picture, lighter, nicer body, plus the wifi and GPS comes in handy.

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