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Offline LeadinghamPhoto

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 10:01:53 PM »
When you guys say micro adjustment, are you talking about lenses?  Because the 7D doesn't have that.  The 70D does.  If your lens is focusing front or back, you can adjust for it in camera.  I think it can actually store profiles for 40 different lenses. 
So far at the race track, ie low, low LOW light levels, its done very well.  Those of you friends with me on Facebook have seen some of my racing photos recently.  70D and Sigma 70-200 f.2,8.
I've just touched on using it for video for a work related task.  I LOVE how it constantly adjusts focus like a video camera.
The 7D is a metal body and its weather sealed.  The 70D isn't metal.  I don't recall if its weather sealed or not. 

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2014, 10:08:29 PM »
When you guys say micro adjustment, are you talking about lenses?  Because the 7D doesn't have that.  The 70D does.  If your lens is focusing front or back, you can adjust for it in camera.  I think it can actually store profiles for 40 different lenses. 
So far at the race track, ie low, low LOW light levels, its done very well.  Those of you friends with me on Facebook have seen some of my racing photos recently.  70D and Sigma 70-200 f.2,8.
I've just touched on using it for video for a work related task.  I LOVE how it constantly adjusts focus like a video camera.
The 7D is a metal body and its weather sealed.  The 70D isn't metal.  I don't recall if its weather sealed or not.

Yes, I was referring to correcting for those (40) lens with the Micro Adjust. 
The 70D has some weather sealing to it but I can't say if it is as good as the 7D to be honest.

Oh, I just heard from a guy that thinks it will be coming out in the 4th quarter of this year ( the 7D MkII).
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2014, 12:49:33 PM »
I've been so "locked on" the 6D that I completely dismissed the 70D....and this thread has made me do a bit of research. The 70D (even tho still a crop) has a lot to offer and may be better suited for what I do, is cheaper and will leave me more wiggle room for glass.

When are you pulling the trigger Doodle ? I might wait for your first impressions on that camera before I commit to either.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2014, 01:27:38 PM »
I've been so "locked on" the 6D that I completely dismissed the 70D....and this thread has made me do a bit of research. The 70D (even tho still a crop) has a lot to offer and may be better suited for what I do, is cheaper and will leave me more wiggle room for glass.

When are you pulling the trigger Doodle ? I might wait for your first impressions on that camera before I commit to either.

Probably as soon as I throw out the idea to my wife.  If I survive the assault, it will be right then.  If not, it was nice knowing all you guys. :)

*actually, probably the week after Easter since B&H is closed all that week.  As soon as they open back up for business, I will most likely throw in the order.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2014, 11:10:23 PM »
Buy it through Best Buy.  You can order the body and pick it up in the store.  Especially if you have a Best Buy rewards membership.  Use the points on a memory card, or towards an extra battery.
Speaking of which.  I immediately picked up a battery grip and some 64gb PNY SD cards.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2014, 06:44:29 AM »
Buy it through Best Buy.  You can order the body and pick it up in the store.  Especially if you have a Best Buy rewards membership.  Use the points on a memory card, or towards an extra battery.
Speaking of which.  I immediately picked up a battery grip and some 64gb PNY SD cards.
Is it cheaper enough to justify an 45 minute drive to get it? Yea...I don't have a BB near me, so I have to include the time and gas into the equation.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2014, 07:37:58 PM »
its about the same price.  But yeah, not sure if it would justify the drive.  Only benefit would be that you'd have it sooner.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2014, 08:42:22 PM »
its about the same price.  But yeah, not sure if it would justify the drive.  Only benefit would be that you'd have it sooner.

Doodle is a patient man. He'll probably wait 'till I get mine in (ordering tomorrow).
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2014, 09:18:40 PM »
Used it a lot more last night at the race.  I had my Sigma 70-200 2.8 on the 70D and my 10-24mm on the 7D.  I used my 7D in the pits before the race with my Sigma 24-70.
What a great camera the 70D is!  I have a 64gb PNY SD card in it.  I tried just doing a straight burst as the cars went around turns 3 and 4.  Just holding down the shutter button.  I must have easily taken about 25 photos and not once did the buffer fill up, and shooting RAW too.  The burst speed is just slightly less than the 7D, 8fps vs 7fps.  But I never noticed the difference.  I really need to do a test with the ISO going really high.  I know I shot some off at 64000.  If I can identify them, I'll post some.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2014, 05:35:42 AM »
its about the same price.  But yeah, not sure if it would justify the drive.  Only benefit would be that you'd have it sooner.

Doodle is a patient man. He'll probably wait 'till I get mine in (ordering tomorrow).

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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2014, 08:12:04 AM »
Used it a lot more last night at the race.  I had my Sigma 70-200 2.8 on the 70D and my 10-24mm on the 7D.  I used my 7D in the pits before the race with my Sigma 24-70.
What a great camera the 70D is!  I have a 64gb PNY SD card in it.  I tried just doing a straight burst as the cars went around turns 3 and 4.  Just holding down the shutter button.  I must have easily taken about 25 photos and not once did the buffer fill up, and shooting RAW too.  The burst speed is just slightly less than the 7D, 8fps vs 7fps.  But I never noticed the difference.  I really need to do a test with the ISO going really high.  I know I shot some off at 64000.  If I can identify them, I'll post some.

That 25 shot burst - that was at max quality RAW? I get 8 on my 5D3 at max quality raw, and lowest quality jpeg on an SD card :(
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2014, 09:17:52 AM »
Used it a lot more last night at the race.  I had my Sigma 70-200 2.8 on the 70D and my 10-24mm on the 7D.  I used my 7D in the pits before the race with my Sigma 24-70.
What a great camera the 70D is!  I have a 64gb PNY SD card in it.  I tried just doing a straight burst as the cars went around turns 3 and 4.  Just holding down the shutter button.  I must have easily taken about 25 photos and not once did the buffer fill up, and shooting RAW too.  The burst speed is just slightly less than the 7D, 8fps vs 7fps.  But I never noticed the difference.  I really need to do a test with the ISO going really high.  I know I shot some off at 64000.  If I can identify them, I'll post some.

That 25 shot burst - that was at max quality RAW? I get 8 on my 5D3 at max quality raw, and lowest quality jpeg on an SD card :(

According to the specs I believe it only has a 16 shot buffer when shooting RAW but I have gotten more than that I believe.  I'll have to test it again.

Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 7.0 fps

* At 1/500 sec. or faster shutter speed, and at the maximum aperture (varies depending on the lens)

Low-speed continuous shooting: Max approx. 3.0 fps.

Silent continuous shooting: Max approx. 3.0 fps.

Maximum Burst

Based on 8GB memory Card:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 40 Shots
RAW: Approx. 15 Shots
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: 8 Shots

Based on 8GB UHS-I memory card:
JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 65 Shots
RAW: Approx. 16 Shots
RAW + JPEG Large/Fine: 8 Shots

* Figures are based on Canon's testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style).
* At ISO 12800, maximum burst will greatly decrease due to internal processing.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2014, 02:45:58 PM »
Doodle
Are you getting just the body or with a kit lens ? From what I read, the 18-55 stm isn't too too bad.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2014, 02:49:10 PM »
And thank you for posting that thread Doodle, otherwise I wouldn't have considered that camera.
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Re: Head count on those using 70D
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2014, 03:16:33 PM »
Doodle
Are you getting just the body or with a kit lens ? From what I read, the 18-55 stm isn't too too bad.
I'll just be getting the body. I have enough (more or less) lens for now. And keeping it cheap as possible might be a way for me to survive the onslaught that I am sure will be coming when I tell the wife what I bought.  ::)
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