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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. 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:
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.

Lenses / Re: Sleeper Lenses?
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:55:07 AM »
I really like my old Sigma 400mm F/5.6 APO Macro HSM on my 550D. Great reach, quite fast AF, but sadly not re-chipped and thus no F/5.6.
Anyway, a really nice lens and great for birding :)

PowerShot / Re: G1X vs RX-100 (Underwater) Dilemma
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:15:32 AM »
Hoi Knipser

I was recently diving with my underwater cam.
Which of those two cameras you choose doesn't really matter, as long as you have a flash!
You will need a flash! To repeat myself, get a flash!

Ok, now that the most important thing is out of the way, it doesn't really matter which of those two. Important is that you take one which has a fast auto-focus. Macro is nice, but under water you try to not touch the animal so you usually keep some 50 cm distance ;)
Mediamarkt Sihlcity had last Saturday the RX100 for 399 or 459 CHF on sale (or was it the Canon G1x?), might be still the case! I nearly got one myself  ;D

Regarding battery life, I recharged it between every single dive! Rather get a good cloth to dry the case between the drives and maybe some "dry silicon" bags to dry the camera between the uses, otherwise the glass might fog up.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: July 11, 2013, 03:57:47 AM »
Shutter speed 1/30, ISO 1600 during the sunset time, so kind of low light in my backyard...... . first 2 pictures are noisy because i did more then 30% crop.
Ah ok, that probably explains it. Did you also shoot them in RAW and then in post process not apply any noise reduction?
Was there a little air blowing? Don't forget that it takes only 1-2 mm to get the animal out of focus in such close distances.

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