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70D...To Do or Not To Do ?

 
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Jan 30, 2015 07:31 |  #1

That is the question that has been in my mind for the past several moths.

Currently I'm using a T3i and would like to upgrade. After reading and reading, and then reading more I believe the 70D features best fits my needs at a price point I can afford. I'm retired so I need to spend my money wisely. After reading all the 70D comments I have a reluctance to buy because of the extensive complaints about focus issues.

Right now the refurbished 70D on the Canon website is priced at $767 and I would like to buy it but the focus comments have me worried that I will end up with a purchase I regret.

I would very much appreciate some input from you folks that could help me make a decision as right now "I'm on the fence".

Thanks much.


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Jan 30, 2015 10:17 |  #2

Yikes...lot's of lookers but no one sending any advice or an opinion my way.


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Jan 30, 2015 10:49 |  #3

I had two 70Ds (very happy with them) before upgrading to a 5D3 and 7D2 a few months ago. My wife still uses a 70D, and I sold my 70Ds to my adult children. All of us have been very happy with the 70D. None of us have had any focus issues with the cameras. My kids previously had T2i's. After having the 70Ds for a little while, they both sold their T2i's.

Prior to the 70D, I had a 60D and 7D. I liked the 70D better than either of those. The 70D is a very popular camera. Based on the positive experience my family has had, I think it would be an excellent upgrade from your T3i.

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Jan 30, 2015 11:26 |  #4

i have not used the 70D but i would think that it should be safe to buy it even with the focus issues because you will be buying directly from the canon website and will be offered at least a 10-day warranty (if not the full one-year warranty). just test your particular unit a lot for the focus issue and any other possible issue before the warranty period ends. if the camera works fine then you have a fun new camera to use, and if there are issues then you can just get it fixed through warranty or possibly return it for the full price you paid.

also, check your credit cards to see if any of them provide you with some sort of "defective product" insurance (or something along those lines) and buy the camera from the canon website with that credit card. just giving yourself another layer of warranty in case you need it.

hope that helps!


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Jan 30, 2015 11:53 |  #5

Buy it, test it out, and if there are issues, return it to Canon? I think that is just good practice with a refurb.




  
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Jan 30, 2015 12:40 |  #6

I have just bought a 70D and love it. I too came from a T3i. The focus issues are one of two things. EITHER : you have a problem with fast lenses of f2.8 or wider with the centre point and live view, OR your focus is off by a mile more times than correct. I haven't got a fast lens to test mine with, but After seems Ok. As it's going to be a refurb you should be okay as Canon seem aware of these issues and seem to have sorted it. Enjoy the new camera when it arrives, and don't forget to pull the trigger on the deal before they sell out.


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Jan 30, 2015 16:47 |  #7

I too went from a T3i to the 70D and couldnt be happier. I did have to send mine in to Canon to be adjusted but its been great ever since. I use nothing but 2.8 or faster lenses and things seem to be all good now.


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Jan 31, 2015 01:20 |  #8

I upgraded from the T4i to the 70D. No regrets.


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Jan 31, 2015 12:32 |  #9

I upgraded from a T1i to the 70D, with my 17-55 2.8 that I use as my general purpose walk around lens, I have had no problems at all.


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Jan 31, 2015 12:36 |  #10

I have two and have had no problems with focus issues.


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Jan 31, 2015 20:05 |  #11

Thanks to all for your encouraging words about the 70D. My wife has been telling me, "order it". Well I waited too long because the 70D is once again "out of stock" on the Canon refurb website. I'm going to patiently wait once again.


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Jan 31, 2015 22:54 |  #12

really happy with my 70D


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Feb 01, 2015 07:49 |  #13

I have been considering a 70D to compliment my 6D. I like that it shares the same battery and form factor and would be useful for video. I would also use it as a second shooter body for my wife during events, but I have serious reservation about the 70D because of the bounce flash issue reported on numerous posts/forums. Anyone use bounce flash with the 70D without underexposure issues?


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Feb 01, 2015 08:19 |  #14

jrscls wrote in post #17409842 (external link)
I have been considering a 70D to compliment my 6D. I like that it shares the same battery and form factor and would be useful for video. I would also use it as a second shooter body for my wife during events, but I have serious reservation about the 70D because of the bounce flash issue reported on numerous posts/forums. Anyone use bounce flash with the 70D without underexposure issues?

We got used to it. When we used bounce (or a diffuser) with the 70Ds, we just added +2/3 flash exposure compensation. Shouldn't have to do that, but it reliably takes care of the issue.


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Feb 01, 2015 13:09 |  #15

I went from a T2i to the 70D. The feature enhancements are a welcome upgrade, but don't expect a significant IQ upgrade. Was it worth it? For the price I paid, no complaints. The 6D might be a good choice as well given its high iso performance.


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