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Hi all

I found a very interesting blog post regarding autofocus (AFMA) and lightning conditions:
Here one picture which shows the autofocus result with a Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L

Also, it's just a few results and not yet a full range of many tests. But still, it shows a big variance depending on the used lightning when using autofocus, or doing AFMA.

What do you think of this?


Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 09, 2014, 10:23:08 AM »
Also got the Samyang version now :)
I am just awaiting some clear, moon free, night sky, but so far the weather didn't play nice with me.
Otherwise it's a nice lens and I find manual focus surprisingly well working with my 6D.

Technical Support / Re: Best Possible IQ
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:56:36 AM »
It's still in the picture data embedded. If you open the file in a HEX editor you'll see several adobe comments, one of them is "Digital Camera Fine Pix X100 Ver1.30". :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D: LCD protector w/o air bubbles?
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »
I've now added a cheap HAMA universal screen protector foil until my glass one from ebay arrives. Sadly I already have a scratch :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 11, 2013, 03:03:48 AM »
It seems as if there is some anti reflection coating and that doesn't seem to be very hard  :'(

Canon saved some $$$ buy just putting a plastic lcd into the 6d, the 5d3 has a glass cover ... so the very first thing after buying is to stick a protective plastic cover on it or order a glass protector, ebay/China for €5...

... but don't dispair, if you put a non-reflective cover on it now the scratch won't be as visible as now.
Now that you mention it!
Damn, didn't realize this before.
Do you have a recommendation for the protector? I found this one here made of glass:

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 10, 2013, 12:53:05 PM »
Holy shi* I've already managed to scratch my display :( Don't know how I did it, but it's scratched. My 550D is 3 years old and hasn't even a single scratch :(
It seems as if there is some anti reflection coating and that doesn't seem to be very hard  :'(

Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 10, 2013, 07:48:31 AM »
Hmm I believe it's the close-up screw on "filters" which I use the rarest, luckily not very expensive.
Regarding the "joint tripod", I own one of the original brand which I used quite a lot with my 550D. I did add a good ball head to it and with this combo I could easily use it in my holidays. Never a problem with the joints or the stability.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:21:36 AM »
Made the jump and bought the 6D yesterday :)
To bad the battery was completely dead when I unpacked it, and once it was charged, it was night outside :(
Luckily I can test my new toy today :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 05, 2013, 02:44:53 AM »
I hope you are able to get one and sell the 550D.

Personally, I chose to keep my old 60d with 150k+ shutter cycles when I purchased the 6d because it's not entirely an upgrade - the 6d lacks the swivel screen which is great for tripod, and the crop factor is very handy for tele (narrower fov) and macro (less dof). Last not least, not changing lenses but having two bodies is useful sometimes and you always have a failsafe if your 6d should ever break.

If your 550d isn't in pristine condition anymore you might also think about keeping it because the resale value probably probably isn't too great nowadays, the 18mp sensor is aged and newer models have many more features.
It's in a good condition, but some 3 years old now. I have some 13k shutter cycles. I'm trying to sell it with my Sigma 18-125 F/3.8-5.6 lens, a battery grip (from Phottix) and a second (3rd. party) battery.
But so far nobody showed any interest (trying some 900 USD for the kit, which is around the auction price of the body and 90% of the new price of the lens). Maybe I need to lower the price a little more, or sell it piece by piece.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D- An amateur's review
« on: December 04, 2013, 10:47:29 AM »
More and more I want to upgrade my 550D to a 6D :)
I just discovered that the price took another jump down, to now Fr. 1995.- here in Switzerland (with the Canon 24-105mm F/4L) which is a low 2211 USD :)
I believe this will be my Christmas present. Now I just need somebody who buys my 550D first....
Looking forward for more experience posts!

Hello Swiss People :)

Sorry text now in German.

www.brack.ch bietet die EOS 6D mit dem 24-105 F4 und weiterem Zubehör aktuell für 2099 Fr. an!

•Adobe Lightroom 5
•Adobe Premiere Elements 11

Ist aktuell der beste Preis in der Schweiz!

For the American readers, that's around 2115 USD incl. tax for camera, lens, adobe kit and backbag!

Underwater / Re: Underwater Housing for 5DMKII (Kickstarter/Indiegogo?)
« on: October 15, 2013, 03:09:48 AM »
Thanks for the info. With a quick search I found this: http://fstoppers.com/introducing-outex-a-somewhat-affordable-underwater-housing-kit
But that doesn't look very safe to me, at least not yet.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe site hacked
« on: October 04, 2013, 05:30:58 AM »
What I actually find worse is the theft of the source code and the "probably not manipulated source code" of some of their products (ColdFusion and Acrobat Writer as far as is known). This will mean very very sophisticated security issues and hacks for the affected products.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announces waterproof, shockproof MILC
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:25:33 AM »
Yeah this camera looks really nice on paper!
I just wonder if they will release a 40 meter dive case for it, for less then 600$. That would be even greater :)
I would need it for diving and 15 meters are just not enough :(

It's probably also a great camera for those "color festivals" where you would otherwise destroy your camera.

Lenses / Re: deciding on new L tele lens (also for safari!)
« on: August 23, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
Just checked for a rental option of the 200-400mm in Switzerland, but it seems that no online rental service has that one :(
I guess I would take either the 70-200 f2.8 with a TC, or the 100-400 without one. There is one thing that I haven't seen mentioned yet and that is dust while changing TC/lens. I have no idea how it really is on a safari, but my belly tells me that there might be quite some dust/sand in the air which would be bad to exchange the TC/lens.
If that really is the case, then I really would go with the 100-400, as it is probably most of the time enough reach.
There are many online rental services in Switzerland that offer the 100-400 and also the 70-200 f2.8 IS though, so you might want to rent instead of buy it.

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