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PowerShot / Re: Advice for non-compact versatile camera plz
« on: February 26, 2015, 08:22:16 PM »
why she cannot stay with the OM-10???
Keep your OM10 as collector's object, although it still work?
Entering the digital photography universe?
See pictures on the camera and computer without film revelation and print?
Having ISO 12800 readily available?
Have autofocus available?
Having automatic lens aperture and shutter speed available?
Have live view?
Thanks for correcting me. I got the OM-10 and OM D-10  mixed up.

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PowerShot / Re: Advice for non-compact versatile camera plz
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:56:40 PM »
Hi guys,
Thanks for your interest, and advice.

Film Cameras I know, Digital, basically nothing helpful.

She has an inherited OM-10 (mint condition), and uses my Pentax 645 (non-mint) from time to time. A friend of her's has a powershot sx40, and she is really liking the way it fits into her hand. Thats why I mentioned the sx60.

From what I have seen here, the 5D3 is 'best in breed ', and the 70D and SL1 seem to be well respected. But it still comes back to the $'s.

I really want to help her as much as I can, she has that 'X-factor' natural ability. Pains me to admit it, but she can out-shoot me. She does awesome Street Candids, something I have never mastered.

Maybe the T3/T5 is the better option, for now.

So nobody has faith in the PowerShot series ?

Thanks again for the opinions, etc.
Is there any reason why she cannot stay with the OM-10???

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EOS-M / Re: Hands-on with the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:30:42 AM »
Glad to have these insights.  Still on the fence between adopting the M3 or abandoning the M system to get a xxxD second body.  If Canon would release a down-scaled 17-55mm f/2.8 for M, or a couple more small, fast primes, that might make the biggest difference.  Or a compact macro.  Much as I like the 22mm, the 18-55 is just too slow; the 11-22 is too pricey; and the 55-200 is physically too long and way too slow (and just about useless unless AF really is worlds faster on M3).

With a tiny body that lacks a truly substantial grip, the handling of any zoom lens (other than maybe a theoretical power zoom) is going to be dicey because the torque applied to the zoom ring can be enough to destabilize your grip on the camera body--particularly when holding the camera out from your body to compose on an LCD.  A stiff ring like on the Tamron 24-70mm VC makes it useless in combination with the M.  Primes just handle better.

I think I may be convincing myself to bag it and just go with a Rebel T6s (760D).

Not trying to hijack this thread, but have you considered the Canon SL1/100D?  That's what I use as a smaller, lighter alternative to my 5D3.  For me, the SL1 had more advantages and was a better fit than the EOS M.  All my L lenses fit on it, no adapter needed (although I have the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses as well).  Handling is very good, much like a regular SLR.  Image quality is superb.  And the whole kit fits into a small Crumpler bag that is easy and light to tote around.

To me, if you already own a larger Canon camera and accessories, the SL1 is a perfect addition if you are looking for something smaller and lighter.

It also makes a great easy-to-use camera for a wife or girlfriend.  ;)
M with 22mm is poscketable. SL1 with 24mm is not, plus the 24 m is slower than the 22mm

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:06:40 PM »
Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.

It's mostly no big deal, but it can be.  Especially if you're with kids and people behind you are impatient.  At the very least, it adds a bit of stress because you are going through security checks.  Then again, I'm fairly bothered by that sort of stuff, but others may not be.
Ship will also check the following: lady's handbag (no matter how small they are, point and shoot cameras case, back packs, shopping bag etc. If you are being brother by that, may be you should not go on a cruise.

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:47:05 PM »
Another thing I'm worried about with the 70-200 is that it's white and could attract a lot of attention for thieves...
AS for thieves, I will use the camera bag as pillow on the train. I known at least 3 people have stuff stolen at night on the train. I will not be too concern about equipment being stolen during daytime while you are on tour. Just the other poster has suggested, "keep your head on your shoulder". I would like to add " do not get side tracked by stranger". 

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:39:44 PM »
Take your 35, the 85 and leave the rest at home.

I'm sorry, but 35 is not even close to wide enough for all the fantastic sites, especially in Rome.
Agree. 16-35 is a MUST for this trip. 

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 23, 2015, 04:03:51 PM »
Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:43:56 PM »
The 16-35 IS is a MUST for your trip, especially if you are interested in the architecture of these two countries. I would bring the 70-200 also. Get a 50/1.8. It is light and cheap. You have a big gap between 35 and 70. Bring a pair of good medium size binocular also. You will be surprise how much you have use it after the trip.

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EOS-M / Re: Hands-on with the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:26:26 PM »
Hello shunsai!

Thank you very much for your hands-on impressions.

You gave me a good first insight. Although I was very interested in EOS M, I went a different way last fall (EOS 100D) because Canon was not improving fast enough.

It seems to me, that this body would have been the right thing for me (although not at the actual price point) but EOS M is still lacking a higher variety of dedicated lenses.

I hope you'll enjoy your new tool when you'll get it.
I think Canon view the EOS-M as a minimalist's camera. 4 lenses takes care of 95% of the situation. If you want more than that , there is always EF-EF-M adapter ($45 at Amazon) and all the EF, EF-S lenses that you have already own.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:14:42 PM »
I pick up the EOS_M (1) with the 22mm as a point and shoot replacement( it is small enough to be put into a windbreaker or even a dress pant pocket. At the time, a kit is being sold  with the 18-55 lens and the 90Ex for $150 extra. So I brought the whole kit. I took it to Turkey as my only camera for a 11 day land tour last October. I like it a lot. After  I am back  I brought the 11-22mm also. If you are a pixel peeper. It is good up to ISO800. If you look at the picture on a 22" computer screen you should be able to use ISO3200, if you are not too picky. The above two cases are assumed that you do not do any post processing and use the standard noise reduction in the camera. Since the M3 is out, you might as well get the M3.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M with Magic Lantern, shutter cannot release
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:35:27 PM »
This is a common problem with the EOS M and Magic Lantern (particularly with the zoom EF-M lenses).

The way to fix this is while the problem is occurring and the camera is ON:

1) Unlock your lens and twist it as if removing it
2) You don't have to remove the lens, just twist it to the fully unlocked position
3) Twist your lens back secure and fully reattached
4) See if it works!

Good luck!
This problem can be fixed by using a slower (Class 4) SD card. Twisting the lens  is too much work.

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:21:31 PM »

Amazon Japan does not ship to USA.

However you can use a forwarding service like Tenso - http://www.tenso.com/en/

I will say, I am not in the market for an M3 but $500 for the body and EVF, I feel is about in the right price range for this camera.
Thanks, I check the website of Tenco, It cost around US$15 for EMS type of mail (2 to 3 days). Not bad at all.
Along the same line, If anybody is still interested in the 11-22mm EF-M. You can get in from Henry's (Canada)for about US$340 (including shipping via EMS), due the strong US$ against the Canadian $.
Disclaimer: I do not work for Henry's.

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 07, 2015, 02:16:32 PM »
Amazon.jp is selling M3 with EVF for about $500. Has anybody done business with Amazon in Japan from the U.S. ? Will it ship to U.S.??

Oh My.

Oh My.

M3 + EVF for about $500?

...the M3 alone for about $425 or so?

At that price, I would buy three of them--one for me and each of my two children.

How many CR Forum readers would buy an M3 body alone for $425 or so?

This no NA thing is beginning to make me mad...
Based on Amazon.jp, there is only about $25 difference between with or without evf

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:28:26 PM »
Amazon.jp is selling M3 with EVF for about $500. Has anybody done business with Amazon in Japan from the U.S. ? Will it ship to U.S.??

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