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I owned a Sony A7 for awhile but sold it and now have a 5DmkIII on the way. I found the Sony a joy to use but for several reasons I chose the Canon instead. For the shooter who does video as much as he does photographs, the 5DmkIII is still the best game in town.

Here are a few reasons I dumped the Sony...
  • Lacks third party support, ie apps, software, and hardware devices like intravelometers, shutter release controls, etc.
  • Poor lens selection
  • Lacks some pro level features, ie dual SD cards

The Sony as nice as it is, lacks some features I like. Maybe time will remedy some of the issues I had. [/list]

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
Thanks.  35 mm at f1.8 definitely has more pleasing background than the 22 mm at f/2.  I am, of course, spoiled by my 50L and 85L as far as bokeh..
The 22mm is nice too, but your right, the bokeh @ 35mm, f1.8 is better.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 15, 2013, 09:03:12 PM »
Could you post some portraits at 35 mm end at f/1.8?  Wondering about bokeh and portrait presentation of this combo, which I have been thinking about but appears just too big for the "portable" purpose I bought the EOS-M for..

Here ya go.
Pic1 35mm, f1.8, 1/4000sec, iso100


Pic1 18mm, f1.8, 1/4000sec, iso100


Pic1 35mm, f1.8, 1/4000sec, iso100

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:32:59 PM »
Could you post some portraits at 35 mm end at f/1.8?  Wondering about bokeh and portrait presentation of this combo, which I have been thinking about but appears just too big for the "portable" purpose I bought the EOS-M for..
Sure, I can take a couple pics for you. I'll get my son to model for me. Check back later tonight.

Canon hit the nail on the head with the EOS M. Sure it has some niggles, like no cool features like Panorama, Time Lapse, and no flip out screen, and viewfinder, so there is love lost there. For my purposes though it still does swell. It's a highly portable package that can be used as a professional tool as well with the EOS M to EF adapter attached. It gives an EOS M owner an instant lens library and portability when they want it. In operation however, none of the nice to have features trump having proven excellent image quality and video acumen in the same body. That is where the Canon still holds court.

When I want to go portable, I load up the 22mm, f2, and 18-55mm EOS M lens. When I'm doing more professional work I'll pack the big boy combo (Sigma 18-35mm and the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM). Most the bases I need covered are covered with the above combos. I'll get those pics for you.

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EOS-M / EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:15:39 AM »
I recently got the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM to go with my EOS M. I used the Canon EOS M to EF Adapter to connect the Sigma to the EOS M. All functions worked as promised, auto-focus, exposure and everything else.

I took the couple with me to the a trade show this weekend to see how the pair performed together. Going into it I had a lot of questions about the pair. Would it be to heavy or front heavy? Would it be difficult to handle? How's the image quality indoors in really low light.

Here are the answers to the questions about.
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Would it be to heavy or front heavy?
It was an enjoyable experience. I'm not sure if it was just because I had a new toy to play with that I didn't recognize the hefty lens or what but it didn't feel too heavy. It was obviously front heavy and you need to hold the whole package by the lens and using your other hand to steady and aim the EOS M. I used a Case Logic SLRC-205 SLR Camera Sling to carry everything and that worked very well indeed. I had easy access to the camera and it was well protected. Plus the sling gave me some pockets to store extra batteries and carry keys, money, etc.
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Would it be difficult to handle?
The EOS M doesn't really have grip to speak off so I could not hold the package in one hand the way I might have been able to do with say a 60D.

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How's the image quality indoors in really low light.
With the speed of the lens, I was able to take pictures in some really low light situations keeping the ISO down around 3200. Image quality was good up to 3200, at 6400, noise was egregious.

Overall I'm happy with the EOS M/Sigma package. It beat my Panasonic DMC-G6 m/43 camera which I took to the show as well. I was testing the Panasonic DMC-G6 to see if it could replace the EOS M. The Panasonic G6 has a ton of features, WiFi, NFC, Time-Lapse, Stop Motion, Flip-out screen, awesome EVF, and it's lighter. No, scratch that, it's a ton lighter, like "one handed carry all day without issues lighter!" While the G6 has all the features when it comes to image quality, the EOS M/Sigma has it beat in every image quality metric; better colors, lower noise, better high (<6400) ISO performance, etc. In terms of image quality, the EOS M/Sigma combo ate the Panasonic for lunch in low light by 1 stop, but in bright light, the race was a dead heat.

I'll probably keep the EOS M and lens since I can pair it with the upcoming 70D. I plan to get one when it comes out. Then keep the EOS M as my travel and back up camera.

Here are a few pics.

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