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Feb 14, 2014 19:15 |  #6211

At the moment I am slightly kicking myself for going Canon, I did not realise that Nikon stayed with their bayonet mount, I have given away all sorts of Nikon film bodies and lenses to school kids. I almost like the Nikon Df enough to buy it.


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Feb 14, 2014 19:22 |  #6212

weka2000 wrote in post #16690028 (external link)
1Dsmk3 had same issue and that was canons flagship body


Issues are ok, the way Nikon bury their heads in the sand and ignore it then bring out a whole new camera isnt.


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Feb 14, 2014 19:25 |  #6213

kiwichris wrote in post #16690082 (external link)
At the moment I am slightly kicking myself for going Canon, I did not realise that Nikon stayed with their bayonet mount, I have given away all sorts of Nikon film bodies and lenses to school kids. I almost like the Nikon Df enough to buy it.


Typically old nikon lenses work better on modern canon bodies than modern nikon bodies...


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Feb 14, 2014 19:29 |  #6214

kiwichris wrote in post #16690082 (external link)
At the moment I am slightly kicking myself for going Canon, I did not realise that Nikon stayed with their bayonet mount, I have given away all sorts of Nikon film bodies and lenses to school kids. I almost like the Nikon Df enough to buy it.

you know there might be adapters to fit old Nikon lenses to canon?


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Feb 14, 2014 19:34 |  #6215

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If you use the 50d for sports the 7d would be a logical upgrade.

The 60d and 70d are nice for features but the ergonomics are less 'pro' than a 50d.

else look at a 6d.

here is a image showing the 50D and the 70D side by side. there is def a size difference but for some that doesn't matter.


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Feb 14, 2014 19:41 |  #6216

Its not size, its controls.

The 50D has a better 2 dial setup and a joystick for AF point selection, the 60/70d just arnt as good for shooting at pace. I dont think they have the same fps and buffer either. 60d certainly doesnt have MFA to if thats important.


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Feb 14, 2014 20:01 |  #6217

to me the controls on the 70D arn't that much different from the controls on the 6D. it's like anything you get used to what you got.


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Feb 14, 2014 20:02 |  #6218

Yep 6d is very close to 70d. Neither are as action orientated as the 50d was though.

I'm fine with the 6d controls but still would prefer the joystick.


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Feb 14, 2014 23:07 |  #6219

Mark0159 wrote in post #16690107 (external link)
you know there might be adapters to fit old Nikon lenses to canon?

Yeah, But I don't have them anymore, gave 'em all away to the school kids, just a couple of years back.


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Feb 14, 2014 23:17 |  #6220

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R.I.P my 50D

Deemed by canon nz to be uneconomical for repair.
Guess I'm in the market for a replacement, recommendations?

As I mentioned on FB fella, 7D would be awesome for what you need (presuming it's largely used for all your motorsport stuff?) but ONLY if you get a good one. When I was selling cameras, I sold heaps, including some to Tim and Mark from New Plymouth. By around three months after launch I was spending more time sending them away for fixing focus issues which Canon claimed didn't exist than I liked. Through that shop I reckon it was a 40% hit rate of duffers, and I've heard higher rates from others within the trade. Fantastic things if you get a good one, it would be the worst thing ever if you got a duffer.

70D may not have the heavier build of the 50D any more but a very good camera. I'd suggest maybe looking at the 2nd hand 1D Mk3 or 4 maybe, but it depends what your budget runs to. I'd certainly not look at anything older, and the MkIII may not square up in low light stuff against a new camera now.

All the 6D (basically a 5DII in a suit) recommendations are wise, as is anyone who says a 5DIII as the focus on the MkIII is awesome, however, you're talking big bucks and you're losing all your telephoto advantages of the crop sensor and any compatibility with EF-S lenses.

I'd honestly go luck at a 70D and see what 2nd hand 1D3/4s have been going for.


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Feb 15, 2014 00:39 |  #6221

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Feb 15, 2014 01:53 |  #6222

manipula wrote in post #16690437 (external link)
As I mentioned on FB fella, 7D would be awesome for what you need (presuming it's largely used for all your motorsport stuff?) but ONLY if you get a good one. When I was selling cameras, I sold heaps, including some to Tim and Mark from New Plymouth. By around three months after launch I was spending more time sending them away for fixing focus issues which Canon claimed didn't exist than I liked. Through that shop I reckon it was a 40% hit rate of duffers, and I've heard higher rates from others within the trade. Fantastic things if you get a good one, it would be the worst thing ever if you got a duffer.

Pretty sure I got a dud, it was one of the first ones in the country. That was the end of the road for Canon for me.


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Feb 15, 2014 01:56 |  #6223

And it didn't really matter how many times we tried to fix it aye?

Same went for your Sigma lenses from memory?


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Feb 15, 2014 02:30 |  #6224

I thought I tried to fix it direct with Canon - did I go through you guys? I was CPS so I probably went direct.

Sigma lenses didn't work so well, no. The little Nikon 50 1.8 works pretty well.


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Feb 15, 2014 05:43 |  #6225

My 7d was spot on. Not great with the sigma 70-200 but fantastic with any canon glass.

5d2 .. Well I don't often use autofocus :-)


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