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Lenses / Re: Practical use of the ef 50mm 1.2L
« on: Today at 09:33:50 AM »
It's quite simple:

1. AFMA @ your fav. distances
2. Shoot from f1.2 to f2
3. Shoot from f1.2 to f2
4. Shoot from f1.2 to f2
5. Shoot from f1.2 to f2

Sold mine last year. I do miss it sometime.


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@ OP

If DSLR is still your thing, I would stay with 1DX, 24-70, 70-200 and 85L II for that special moments. I'm sure you already know what 1DX can do. 1DX II is more likely be up north $7k+.

I'm still carry my RX1 around. It's great light weight camera. I do wish for EVF though. Rumor RX1 II with curve sensor is right around the corner. I hope it will come with pop-up EVF like the RX100 III.

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I would have stuck with my point n shoot and saved $30K in gear
LOL, I got the red ring fever, then the 5D diagnosis, then the big white infection, and finally the 1D dose of death.

I could probably do a lot more with a P & S with the things I've learned along the way :)

LOL....good one mackguyver ;D

To be honest. If I ever decide to give up my big whites, I would rebuild my gear with FF mirrorless. Hoping by then Fuji would have FF same body style like x100 or xt1 series.

Until then, it's hard to give up the beefy 1dx and 200mm f2 IS

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Sony & Canon Sensor Partnership Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: January 28, 2015, 09:34:53 AM »
interesting approach... ???

More DR for Canon. Better AF speed for Sony mirrorless?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 02:11:08 PM »
My 6yrs will be joining golf team next month. There are two options come to mind

1. CPW-street price 600mm II
2. Cheaper way - 7d II + current 400mm f2.8 IS II

  ???


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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 01:45:53 PM »
The MOST important factor for Canon to gain ground in mirrorless world is EF adapter to mirrorless. If they can come up with adapter with decent AF speed, better than current ones on the market, I think that will give Sony, Fuji etc... good run.

Enlighten me on why they need an (EF adaptor to mirrorless) "adaptor to mirrorless with decent AF speed"?

In what way does the current EF-EOS M Mount Adaptor affect "AF speed"? And how would you improve it?
Or are you talking about some other adaptor?

For Canon shooters, standard EF and L lenses are as good as gold. These lenses can still be used with EOS-M system with an adaptor, however, AF speed becomes slower.


The adaptor doesn't make AF slower though does it?
It is the EOS M body that has slower AF.  All the adaptor does is pass through the signals, doesn't it? It is just electrical contacts.
I can already put my EF and EF-S lenses on my EOS M.  I don't need a new adaptor for that.
What I need is a new EOS M AF system that focuses them quicker.

I will repeat, in what way does the current EF-EOS M Mount Adaptor affect "AF speed"?  (I am actually interested to know, as I am not aware of it.  Not keen on having to buy another adaptor as well as a new M!)

We all know current EOS-M AF speed is not the best in mirrorless world, so, let's skip that for moment.

The EF-M lens adapter kit not only provides electrical contact, it also provide proper fitting between the EF and EF-S lenses to the eos-m.

I've tried 70-200 f2.8 IS II + adapter on eos-m Vs native 22mm. AF speed is not the same. Why? I can't tell you.

Neuro confirmed his adapter + L lenses is faster then native 22mm. Maybe, other members can give their feedbacks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 12:29:06 PM »
EF-M lenses were designed to mount to EOS-M directly, no adaptor needed.

For Canon shooters, standard EF and L lenses are as good as gold. These lenses can still be used with EOS-M system with an adaptor, however, AF speed becomes slower.

The EOS M doesn't have a dedicated PDAF sensor, and it doesn't focus as fast as a dSLR.  Compare AF speed with live view vs. PDAF on your dSLR (using Live AF, not Quick AF which uses the PDAF sensor...and note that it's even called Quick AF to differentiate it!) - that's why the M is slower.  Even the 70D with on-CMOS DPAF focuses faster using the dedicated PDAF sensor. 

AFAIK, the adapter has nothing to do with it.  The native M lenses are also all STM, which is slower than USM.  When I mount a fast-focusing L-series lens with ring USM (24-70 II, 70-200 II) on the EOS M via the Canon adapter, it focuses faster than my M22/2 or M18-55...have you had a different experience?

Yes, with 70-200 f2.8 IS II without going from 70 to 200. Bare m22 on seems to be much quicker.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:23:22 AM »
The MOST important factor for Canon to gain ground in mirrorless world is EF adapter to mirrorless. If they can come up with adapter with decent AF speed, better than current ones on the market, I think that will give Sony, Fuji etc... good run.

Enlighten me on why they need an (EF adaptor to mirrorless) "adaptor to mirrorless with decent AF speed"?

In what way does the current EF-EOS M Mount Adaptor affect "AF speed"? And how would you improve it?

Or are you talking about some other adaptor?

EF-M lenses were designed to mount to EOS-M directly, no adaptor needed.

For Canon shooters, standard EF and L lenses are as good as gold. These lenses can still be used with EOS-M system with an adaptor, however, AF speed becomes slower.
 
“how would you improve it?” -  I leave that to Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 10:23:30 AM »
The M3 could be interesting for me, depends on the specs.   Possibly the 11-24/4 at some point, too.

To me, M3 needs decent AF speed, EVF and of course few more  native small primes.

The MOST important factor for Canon to gain ground in mirrorless world is EF adapter to mirrorless. If they can come up with adapter with decent AF speed, better than current ones on the market, I think that will give Sony, Fuji etc... good run.
You want primes, the next poster wants an 18-200, presumably native, and I'd like a tiny native 15-85. Which do you think is going to come first? I'm not sure but my guess is the primes come last. In the age of extremely high quality zooms, prime lenses are so esoteric that they are positively elitist.

I agree that an EF-to-M adaptor plus a speed booster are essential. Otherwise, Canon can't leverage their large lens lineups and, if MILCs replace DSLRs in the next 5 years or so, Canon will find themselves years behind Sony, Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung. Canon can't afford to take that risk.

I agree with you about today zoom lenses.

However, fast(f2ish) and compact primes are always welcome for those low light shots. Not only that, it keeps the mirrorless system as compact as possible.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:56:43 AM »
The M3 could be interesting for me, depends on the specs.   Possibly the 11-24/4 at some point, too.
I agree about the M3, especially if it's like this one:
http://www.dcfever.com/trading/view.php?itemID=2778059
It would be a great match for my imported 11-22, but I wonder if it will even be sold in the US:

The 11-24 f/4 is on my purchase list for the year.

Wow....looks good  :o

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:53:05 AM »
Edward,
We still waiting for your Safari photo books ;)

Thanks Dylan, Yes, I need to stop travelling about taking Images and spend more time at Home, on the other hand, need to start packing again   :)

Edward,
I'm sure many/most CR members would look forward for your electronic  postcards.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:47:27 AM »
The M3 could be interesting for me, depends on the specs.   Possibly the 11-24/4 at some point, too.

To me, M3 needs decent AF speed, EVF and of course few more  native small primes.

The MOST important factor for Canon to gain ground in mirrorless world is EF adapter to mirrorless. If they can come up with adapter with decent AF speed, better than current ones on the market, I think that will give Sony, Fuji etc... good run.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 35mm F2 IS image quality
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:19:22 AM »
In my opinion, the 35mm f/2 IS is a great lens!

Nicely done candyman. I like background light.

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I enjoyed your review. Now, where is that 35PM on medium format ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:01:46 PM »
Um...let's see:

•The two high megapixel cameras, with and without an AA filter. Resolution is said to be 53mp (though the pixel count is not CR3)

•The EOS Rebel T6i/750D.

•EF 11-24 f/4L  :o :o :o

•EOS M3 Camera

•Various PowerShot cameras

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