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Jul 23, 2022 19:46 as a reply to  @ post 19408015 |  #16531

Don't feel any need to. Had my 70D out on the lake today with my Sigma 100-400mm and it performed just fine. It has served me well and rides in my truck all the time.


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Jul 25, 2022 17:35 |  #16532

dolina wrote in post #19408015 (external link)
Anyone upgrading their 2013 70D for a 2021 R10?

I've ordered an R7 ! :-)


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Jul 28, 2022 07:17 |  #16533

I've literally just upgraded my 40D to a 70D and already surprised at how much newer / better it feels.

I think the R7 will be my next move but will be a couple of years yet!




  
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Jul 28, 2022 09:20 |  #16534

Nem wrote in post #19409760 (external link)
I've literally just upgraded my 40D to a 70D and already surprised at how much newer / better it feels.

I think the R7 will be my next move but will be a couple of years yet!

The 70D is still a great camera. I hope that you enjoy it !


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Jul 29, 2022 09:44 |  #16535

hammer418 wrote in post #19409797 (external link)
The 70D is still a great camera. I hope that you enjoy it !

Cheers, just trying to get used to having three focus modes over one that the 40D had! Taking a bit of getting used to!




  
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Jul 29, 2022 11:31 |  #16536

There's a bigger difference in image quality between the 70d and 80d - if you're doing a lot of lower light/cloud day work in that 400-1600 ISO range, it's a solid 2/3rds of a stop upgrade. The 90d is maybe another 1/3rd from there with more resolution, but, much much much much much pickier when it comes to lens selection/technique/pr​oper exposure.

For the 70d, I'd strongly recommend using topaz denoise - give the trial a run!

Nem wrote in post #19409760 (external link)
I've literally just upgraded my 40D to a 70D and already surprised at how much newer / better it feels.

I think the R7 will be my next move but will be a couple of years yet!




  
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Sep 25, 2022 12:15 |  #16537

Hi all. Bit of a long one, had the 70D about two months now and really struggling with it…

I’ve come from a 40D, that had 8 AF points, and had the same one shot, ai focus and ai servo, and you could either select single point from the 8 or all points and the camera would find the best to focus on, one or multiple.

The 70D now has 19 points and the same modes for one shot, ai focus or ai servo, and the same single point, or all 19 points in addition to zoned points.

On the 40 I could use ai servo and leave all 8 points active and shoot a bird in the sky and the camera would find it and focus and the stay in focus as it moves. Now on the 70 I’m using all 19 points and ai servo and the camera just finds nothing, tries to focus once or twice and I just get totally blurry sky. I get that you still set the initial af point and the servo starts from there, so make sure the bird in central before starting to focus, but still nothing.

If I use zoned points I get slightly better results, and if I just set the single point it does find focus, but of course if the bird moves from centre of frame it looses focus even with ai servo.

I’m using the same lens I was on the 40, a 70-300 f4/5.6L. So why can’t I do the same as on the 40 with the 70 and let the camera use all af points? It just seems like I’m asking too much of the camera and it can’t cope?

Sorry for the long post, just really struggling and almost wish I’d stuck with the 40…? Is it now just down to technique using single point af?




  
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Oct 21, 2022 06:55 as a reply to  @ Nem's post |  #16538

I moved from a 40D to a 70D then to a 5DIV -- I didn't experience the issue you are noting, but I am not a BIF photographer. You may want to down load the manual on this as depending on the focus method the focus speed is affected (not sure if you are using live view or viewfinder, and how those settings work -- but see p. 123 of the manual on AF method. Not sure that will help you?




  
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Oct 26, 2022 09:27 |  #16539

dnauer wrote in post #19438359 (external link)
I moved from a 40D to a 70D then to a 5DIV -- I didn't experience the issue you are noting, but I am not a BIF photographer. You may want to down load the manual on this as depending on the focus method the focus speed is affected (not sure if you are using live view or viewfinder, and how those settings work -- but see p. 123 of the manual on AF method. Not sure that will help you?

Hi, thanks for taking the time to post. I think basically it's just a case of getting better at using the single point of focus for anything in flight or fast moving and the camera will keep up then it seems.

For anything else I'm really loving this 70D now :)

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Oct 26, 2022 18:59 |  #16540

Yeah single point is the way go go on the 70 80 90d for birds/wildlife/stuff that's moving... Keep up the good work!

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to post. I think basically it's just a case of getting better at using the single point of focus for anything in flight or fast moving and the camera will keep up then it seems.

For anything else I'm really loving this 70D now :)
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Dec 28, 2022 21:27 |  #16541

Just won one on eBay! Can't wait to get it this Friday. My Canon 7D has the blinking battery problem, so decided on this camera after researching various Canons! Gotta get this thread going!


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