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Offline Doodle

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Head count on those using 70D
« on: April 17, 2014, 11:44:39 AM »
I'm just curious as to how many have switched over to the 70D.   I am about *this* far from pulling the trigger...assuming my wife doesn't shoot me first.
I have been reading up on the many documented cases of focusing issues (and how to resolve them) and wondered if any of you have experienced this.  From what I can tell through reading, it is well known-even to Canon- but they aren't going to do anything actively: they will fix it if you send it in...if you have the problem that is.

I guess my other question would be: Do you like the 70D now that you have it? If you had a chance to change to another body, would you...and for what?
I think I am going to be getting this in about a week or 2 at the latest so I will have some time to play with it before the warm weather really kicks in and I can get out a lot.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 08:30:45 PM »
I went from the T2i to the 60D a while back, and haven't looked back about my decision.  Love the 60D even though it is still a crop sensor.  The 70D being the same crop-sensor has some advantages over the 60D.  I believe the 70D has more focal points than the 60D, and may be faster at focusing.  Why not spend an extra $600 over the 70D to get the 6D? 

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 08:46:54 PM »
I went from the T2i to the 60D a while back, and haven't looked back about my decision.  Love the 60D even though it is still a crop sensor.  The 70D being the same crop-sensor has some advantages over the 60D.  I believe the 70D has more focal points than the 60D, and may be faster at focusing.  Why not spend an extra $600 over the 70D to get the 6D?
I looked at the 6D but for the shooting I do (wild life and macro), the 70D had a hand full of features that the 6D didn't have. Here are some of them that swayed my decision:

1)  The Frames Per Second was greater on the 70D - 7fps over 5.3fps
2)  Silent Shutter Mode on the 70D.
3) AF Microadjustment  "    "     "
4)  Wifi (6D does not have this)
5)  Built in flash that works as a wireless commander to my slave flash units (the 6D does not have this either)
6)  Probably the most important reason: the new style sensor where each pixel has dual photodiodes for much better light sensitivity and faster focusing.

Over all, I thought the 70D was worth it for how I shoot. 

I'm with you in that I wanted to stick with a crop sensor camera also.  All of my lens will still work and I wanted that extra length of the crop factor. 
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 09:01:56 PM »
I went from the T2i to the 60D a while back, and haven't looked back about my decision.  Love the 60D even though it is still a crop sensor.  The 70D being the same crop-sensor has some advantages over the 60D.  I believe the 70D has more focal points than the 60D, and may be faster at focusing.  Why not spend an extra $600 over the 70D to get the 6D?
I looked at the 6D but for the shooting I do (wild life and macro), the 70D had a hand full of features that the 6D didn't have. Here are some of them that swayed my decision:

1)  The Frames Per Second was greater on the 70D - 7fps over 5.3fps
2)  Silent Shutter Mode on the 70D.
3) AF Microadjustment  "    "     "
4)  Wifi (6D does not have this)
5)  Built in flash that works as a wireless commander to my slave flash units (the 6D does not have this either)
6)  Probably the most important reason: the new style sensor where each pixel has dual photodiodes for much better light sensitivity and faster focusing.

Over all, I thought the 70D was worth it for how I shoot. 

I'm with you in that I wanted to stick with a crop sensor camera also.  All of my lens will still work and I wanted that extra length of the crop factor.

Doodle, get the 70D.  It looks like that body is what you want.  Don't hesitate about buying it, you don't have to rely on others opinions if that is the camera body you want.  I'm looking forward to seeing your bird shots with this camera once you pull the trigger.

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 11:35:48 PM »
I am still one of those hopeful people waiting on the 7D II....

Fortunately I'm not desperate for another body yet so I can still wait for Canon to disappoint yet again....
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 11:22:33 AM »
you know I've got it!  I'll post more in depth about it soon.  After the air show I'm going to next weekend!
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 12:02:57 PM »
I'm using the 70D (yes, still here!) and haven't seen any focusing issues at all.

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 02:15:00 PM »

I looked at the 6D but for the shooting I do (wild life and macro), the 70D had a hand full of features that the 6D didn't have. Here are some of them that swayed my decision:

1)  The Frames Per Second was greater on the 70D - 7fps over 5.3fps
2)  Silent Shutter Mode on the 70D.
3) AF Microadjustment  "    "     "
4)  Wifi (6D does not have this)
5)  Built in flash that works as a wireless commander to my slave flash units (the 6D does not have this either)
6)  Probably the most important reason: the new style sensor where each pixel has dual photodiodes for much better light sensitivity and faster focusing.

Over all, I thought the 70D was worth it for how I shoot. 

I'm with you in that I wanted to stick with a crop sensor camera also.  All of my lens will still work and I wanted that extra length of the crop factor.

The 6D does have-2) a silent shutter mode
                              3) AF Microadjustment 
                              4) Wifi
                              5) (Does not have) Built in flash that works as a wireless commander to my slave flash units, but the 6D is easily used with flash with radio triggers (better IMHO)
                              6)  "Probably the most important reason: the new style sensor where each pixel has dual photodiodes for much better light sensitivity and faster focusing". I don't believe the 70D is better for low light sensitivity or faster focusing, but yes has more focus points.

 Make sure you research the 6D a little more. It's a great camera and getting wonderful reviews. I am a little biased though  ;)
Check out this Canon forum, there is a lot of 6D and 70D info there
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9

The more focus points for birding would be my only reason for chosing the 70D.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 03:28:20 PM »
Also consider that used 7D's (not 70D, but 7D) are going for as low as $750 around me.  That seems to be the birder's go to body for quick focusing and high FPS.  70D would be better for video with the split pixels.  Is the 70D better for low light than the 7D?

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 03:50:19 PM »
Also consider that used 7D's (not 70D, but 7D) are going for as low as $750 around me.  That seems to be the birder's go to body for quick focusing and high FPS.  70D would be better for video with the split pixels.  Is the 70D better for low light than the 7D?

Yes, because of those split pixels in fact.
I don't believe the 7 has their flash set to be able to be a commander for slaves does it? Does the 7 have wifi? And Micro Adjustment? (I'll be honest, I don't know those answers as I never looked at the 7D.)  I knew it was fast with the fps but I also wanted to consider the warranty aspect of it too.  The idea of having a camera with 0 actuations instead of xxx amount from a used camera appeals to me.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 04:20:30 PM »
I too have been itching to pull the trigger on a 6D but think I'll hold on and get the MKIII and get it over with.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 06:15:24 PM »


Yes, because of those split pixels in fact.
I don't believe the 7 has their flash set to be able to be a commander for slaves does it? Does the 7 have wifi? And Micro Adjustment? (I'll be honest, I don't know those answers as I never looked at the 7D.)  I knew it was fast with the fps but I also wanted to consider the warranty aspect of it too.  The idea of having a camera with 0 actuations instead of xxx amount from a used camera appeals to me.

I don't think the 7d has a built in flash at all if I remember right, and it doesn't have wifi, but it does have the micro adjustment.  Also, I believe it is a metal body (but frankly I doubt that is much of an advantage over the high tech plastics used in other cameras).

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2014, 08:07:20 PM »
I upgraded to the 70D a couple of months ago and aside from buyers remorse it was huge upgrade over my T2i in my opinion.  The focusing and low light performance is like night and day.  I also love the burst speed and I have done some video recording with it as well and the quality is outstanding.  I love it!

Also...when I did get it I got the kit which included the 18-135 STM lens.  Fantastic version that focuses extremely fast and works great for recording video.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2014, 08:45:47 PM »


Yes, because of those split pixels in fact.
I don't believe the 7 has their flash set to be able to be a commander for slaves does it? Does the 7 have wifi? And Micro Adjustment? (I'll be honest, I don't know those answers as I never looked at the 7D.)  I knew it was fast with the fps but I also wanted to consider the warranty aspect of it too.  The idea of having a camera with 0 actuations instead of xxx amount from a used camera appeals to me.

I don't think the 7d has a built in flash at all if I remember right, and it doesn't have wifi, but it does have the micro adjustment.  Also, I believe it is a metal body (but frankly I doubt that is much of an advantage over the high tech plastics used in other cameras).

It does have a built in flash and the flash commander.  You can also adjust the power of the on board flash. I love the 7D and it doesn't have wifi but that doesn't matter to me. It is a great camera with lots of cross type autofocus points and high fps. It is one well made camera and to me worth to have.

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2014, 09:50:23 PM »
I'm hell bent for leather to get a new camera instead of buying used.
The 7D goes for 1299.00 at B&H. 
The 70D is 1099.00. 
Can't explain why those prices are so different though...weird!

But yea...the 7D sounds like it is amazingly close to the 70D. 
But between the newer sensor and the 200.00 difference in price for new, I think the 70D is still in my sights.
(if Canon would at least release an expected time for a 7DII announcement, I might have waited though)
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