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Lenses / Re: Lens recommendation please
« on: April 19, 2013, 05:27:40 PM »
What do you mean too heavy? As in the combination of the two is too heavy? or the 24-70 is too heavy to balance well with the 6D.

I use my 6D with a 70-200 2.8 IS all the time and its perfectly usable.
If you're worried about balance then get a battery grip and see how that feels.

Canon General / Re: Boston
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:21:21 PM »
If anyone has any pictures or video of the area leading up to the event they are telling people to send them to:


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 10, 2013, 04:27:48 PM »
Let me just get this straight, so it has the same sensor size as the 5D Mkiii and only costs $500 more at there releases and it shoots 4K raw...
Close, with one very important correction: Super 35mm is a film format that is approximately APS-C size.

I was thinking that but then I saw the part about it sharing stuff with the new Leica

The size of the sensor as listed on the BH photo page is 21.12 x 11.88mm which is 16x9.
Equivalent crop is 2.0 vertically, 1.7 horizontally from full frame. So its actually smaller than APS-C

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 09, 2013, 07:18:28 PM »
Wonder how the video quality will compare to a 1DC

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware Update
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:55:27 PM »
I got all excited thinking it might be f/8 focusing  :'(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just bought a 6D
« on: April 04, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »
I have a 60D and a 6D so in mostly the same situation as you.  From my experience, I would say in terms of noise 12800 on the 6D is comparable to 1600/3200 on the 60D except that there is much more usable detail still left after NR unlike the 60D which just becomes a blob. So a comparison for iso800 on the 7D would probably be around 6400 on the 6D.

But outside of comparing the two, i try to stay under 6400 for shots that will be printed (up to 12800 if absolutely needed), under 3200 for larger prints, 25600 for web only images (under 2MP final image size).

Hope this helps!

Canon General / Re: European travel?
« on: April 03, 2013, 01:18:40 PM »
If your gear is insured, make sure they cover things that happen overseas. If its not insured, insure it.

I'm actually going in may as well but I will be doing quite the opposite and traveling with only 6D, 35, 40, and 17-40 or 24-105. I expect that most of the time ill have the 35 or 40 glued to my camera anyways.

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: April 02, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »
6D with pancake at the beach!

Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS-M with 22mm lens 449 at newegg
« on: March 30, 2013, 04:20:15 PM »
Wow this camera's price is dropping fast. Must not be selling well...


EOS Bodies / Re: Favorite or Preferred Film body?
« on: March 29, 2013, 07:06:48 PM »
Canon QL-17 Rangefinder!!! Love mine...ignore me, just had to

Canon General / Re: Canonrumors Newbie
« on: March 29, 2013, 02:29:26 PM »
Should i put a tiffen UV filter on my 70-200 2.8 II?


EOS Bodies / Re: What is missing from the 7DII specs
« on: March 28, 2013, 05:03:35 PM »
F8 focussing would be most welcome, but I doubt it will happen....

I actually think this will probably happen.  If the CR about the 6D firmware update allowing f/8 AF is correct, the i don't see why the updated 7D would not also have this. Especially since the 7D is billed as an action/sports cam.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: White residue on 1DX top dial?
« on: March 27, 2013, 05:23:18 PM »
Your dial is just jealous of the white L lenses, its trying its best, give it a break!

But no, i havent seen that on any canon camera I've owned.

Lenses / Re: Best sports lenses for Canon 7D
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:33:18 PM »
Definitely get the 70-200 2.8 II if you have the money. Amazing lens and if you ever need more length you can slap on a 2x TC, retain AF (F/5.6), not lose too much in image quality.

For the wide end +1 to what Rienz said. If the 17-55 canon is too expensive there is the sigma 17-50 2.8 which is a great lens at half the price.  I would definitely say 28, even 24 is not wide enough on crop sensor for whole stadium shots.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't turn on.
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:14:03 PM »
I said the quality of MY 6D is CRAP.  Not all 6D's.  I still feel it's a high quality camera despite the on button being very intermittent.  I would recommend it to all my amateur photographer buddies who don't shoot sports.

On a side note,
I discovered over the weekend that if I just LEAVE the switch on and let it power itself off or sleep after 1-2 minutes, it works.  It's just when I use it and turn it on and off, it sometimes doesn't turn on.  Only heavy usage causes this issue.  Perhaps the electronics are overheating?  If I turn it on and take 5-10 shots, it will work flawlessly when I turn it on and off.  But if I take 30-50 shots in 5 minutes or take over 2 minutes of video, it may not turn back on until I wait a few hours and take out the batteries/card and flick the power button on about 10 times to get it to work again. 

I haven't dropped it off to Canon yet since I want to use it this week to take some pictures.  I just leave the switch on the entire time just to be safe...

It's complicated as to why I can't return it to the retailer.  It was part of a 6D kit that my friend and I purchased together.  I paid 1600 for the body, he paid 750 ish for the lens. 
But he ended up selling the lens to some stranger on Craigslist so now I can't return the full kit in exchange for a new kit unless we HUNT down that guy that bought the lens and convince him to return it. 


Thats unfortunate. Were you able to try the camera with a different battery to make sure that its not the battery thats defective? There shouldnt be anything overheating in the camera, only very extended video durations could cause heat issues.

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