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Aug 06, 2014 00:57 |  #1

I am awaiting delivery of my new 70D, after using for some years a trusty 650D, and am wondering if there are any tips that members would like to share for getting used to the 70D. I am especially interested in knowing what would be a good SD card for this camera and whether or not the SanDisk Extreme III I have been using in my 650 is compatible?

Many thanks for any advice.


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Aug 06, 2014 01:01 |  #2

Heya,

The only real difference is the AF system options and the video options.

The rest is quite literally the same.

Your SD card is plenty good, keep using it.

Best tip for this: read your camera's manual. Then go shooting and stop worrying about anything specific. Don't be afraid to push ISO hard to the limit. It can take it.

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Aug 06, 2014 01:28 |  #3

Thanks MalVeauX that is a help. Looking forward to pushing the ISO...this is going to be fun! :-)


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Aug 06, 2014 02:37 |  #4

MalVeauX wrote in post #17079249 (external link)
Heya,

The only real difference is the AF system options and the video options.

The rest is quite literally the same.

Your SD card is plenty good, keep using it.

Best tip for this: read your camera's manual. Then go shooting and stop worrying about anything specific. Don't be afraid to push ISO hard to the limit. It can take it.

Very best, :)

Not 100% true.. They're setup differently, ie; the controls/buttons. I have both, and after shooting with the 70D, when I grab my 650D, I find my self fumbling to quickly change settings, especially aperture. I really like how the 70D is setup, having the top screen to make quick adjustments, and the wheel on the back, instead of the direction pads the 650D has.

The most I've pushed the ISO is 3200, which is 4x more than I would on the 650D.


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Aug 06, 2014 02:39 |  #5

MalVeauX wrote in post #17079249 (external link)
Best tip for this: read your camera's manual.

If you can understand the thing, then good luck to you. I find "Canonese" extremely difficult, if not impossible, to follow.

Either manuals were simpler back in my Nikon FE film camera days, or "Nikonese" was easier to learn. Or maybe I've aged!


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Aug 06, 2014 02:40 |  #6

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Not 100% true.. They're setup differently, ie; the controls/buttons. I have both, and after shooting with the 70D, when I grab my 650D, I find my self fumbling to quickly change settings, especially aperture. I really like how the 70D is setup, having the top screen to make quick adjustments, and the wheel on the back, instead of the direction pads the 650D has.

The most I've pushed the ISO is 3200, which is 4x more than I would on the 650D.

That's just ergonomics. Not features, like hardware/software. Ergonomics is completely subjective from person to person. Hard features are not. It either has a better AF system, or not. It either has better video capability, or not. Add to that a few more megapixels (negligible honestly), and a bit better ISO (noteworthy). MFA is a big deal too.

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If you can understand the thing, then good luck to you. I find "Canonese" extremely difficult, if not impossible, to follow.

Either manuals were simpler back in my Nikon FE film camera days, or "Nikonese" was easier to learn. Or maybe I've aged!

Reading the manual to know what features you have access to, how to do certain things, is a great way to start with a new piece of equipment. Sure, you can just fumble with your new camera. I've done that. I felt silly when I had to google how to allow one of my cameras function with a manual lens attached, when I could have just read the manual, after having fumbled through menus for a while looking for it in places that I thought made sense, only to find it elsewhere.

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Aug 06, 2014 03:12 |  #7

The 650d will feel like a toy camera once you start getting used to the 70d, the ergonomics are worth the upgrade alone.

Raw ISO performance, In good light ISO 6400 is clean, in bad light 6400 and pushed 1 or 2 stops it needs a tiny bit of noise reduction 20 lum and 25 colour in LR5. WB is never right at those high ISO's but are easily fixed.

AF performance is amazing, even a slow lens like the nifty fifty is sped up on the 70d. Touchscreen auto focus is good for candid's, people think you are chimping while you are actually shooting. Facial tracking is very good.

MFA is a definite bonus, saved me returning a lens or two.

It's a great camera, I am sure you will have fun with it!




  
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Aug 06, 2014 03:39 |  #8

Lowner wrote in post #17079329 (external link)
If you can understand the thing, then good luck to you. I find "Canonese" extremely difficult, if not impossible, to follow.

Either manuals were simpler back in my Nikon FE film camera days, or "Nikonese" was easier to learn. Or maybe I've aged!

The manual is simple and easy to understand. you no need to read page 1 to last if you upgrade from canon and canon, a lot of function is same.


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Aug 06, 2014 04:23 |  #9

Thanks everyone so far (!) the more I hear the more I can't wait. I have downloaded to my Kindle a book by Charlote Lowrie called Canon EOS 70d Digital Field Guide which seems very comprehensive so hope all will soon be understood.


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Aug 06, 2014 09:11 |  #10

I just swapped my 7D for a 70D - had it 2 days and I love it. It feels a lot like my 7 minus a few focusing modes - but the 70d has so much more that I personally wanted. WiFi works great / touchscreen is awesome / swivel screen is good to have - and I wanted this for video and it does work as they said it would, great. You're going to love it! I was worried about reading all the "focus issue" threads but mine works great with my 40 2.8. Play with the multiple exposure feature too!


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Aug 06, 2014 09:32 |  #11

tat3406 wrote in post #17079359 (external link)
The manual is simple and easy to understand. you no need to read page 1 to last if you upgrade from canon and canon, a lot of function is same.

I'm glad it works for you. Some of it is OK, but It could be in the original Japanese when it comes to a few important details for all the sense it makes to me. I need a decoder, someone who is prepared to explain things to me using simple language in a way that makes sense to me.


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Aug 06, 2014 12:38 |  #12

I've been very happy with the David Busch's camera model books (www.amazon.com/David-Buschs-Digital-Photography-Guides/dp/1285765265/ (external link)), though I tried a Kindle (paperwhite) version for my 70D and ended up also buying the book version. My Kindle Paperwhite just doesn't render charts, etc. correctly.

I do refer to the manual, every so often, but as has been mentioned, I need to keep my decoder ring handy. ;)


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Aug 06, 2014 14:43 |  #13

frozenframe wrote in post #17079327 (external link)
The most I've pushed the ISO is 3200, which is 4x more than I would on the 650D.

??? I'm confused, sorry...:oops:
So you never shot above ISO 400 on your 650d?? (400,800,1600,3200)


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Aug 06, 2014 15:40 |  #14

As is often the case international Canon sites oftennhave the best information. Go to http://web.canon.jp/im​aging/eos70dshootinggu​ide/ (external link) for Canon's 70D Master Shooting Guide.




  
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Aug 06, 2014 23:26 |  #15

Thanks you all for your input.

John from PA wrote in post #17080498 (external link)
As is often the case international Canon sites oftennhave the best information. Go to http://web.canon.jp/im​aging/eos70dshootinggu​ide/ (external link) for Canon's 70D Master Shooting Guide.

Special thanks to Joh for the above link, wish I had known about this site before:o


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