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EOS-M / Re: Apparently now available!
« on: September 26, 2013, 11:03:04 AM »
Looks like the third-party manufacturers have pulled through. Their versions of the hood have begun to appear on eBay.
Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171135970172?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
I've ordered one and it looks like there's 8 of them left at $13 shipped.
Hope this works out well. I've been after one of these for a while. They will probably come down to half this price in a few months, but still...

Thanks! I just pulled the trigger - $13 is fair enough for this. I suspect its pretty useless for mitigating flare, but I like these little hoods for a small measure of physical protection. Will live on the lens.

I probably will have few occasions to remove the hood as well. I tend to store the EF-M lenses with hoods on, front caps off in a Domke F5XB. It makes getting them out and ready to use just a bit quicker and keeps the front element safe from rubbing the bottom of the Domke.

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EOS-M / Apparently now available!
« on: September 26, 2013, 09:15:26 AM »
Looks like the third-party manufacturers have pulled through. Their versions of the hood have begun to appear on eBay.
Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171135970172?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
I've ordered one and it looks like there's 8 of them left at $13 shipped.
Hope this works out well. I've been after one of these for a while. They will probably come down to half this price in a few months, but still...

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M2 Shows up in DPP Literature
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »
All these mixed messages, the stress is killing me, new M, no new M, new M...

Arrrrrghhhhhhhh!

Just kidding.

But does it say if it'll be full frame and have a viewfinder and 70-200 f2.0 pancake?

Reading the tea leaves, I think it's actually medium format this time around. No viewfinder, but you get a nice black towel  (with a Canon logo and red stripe border!) to drape over your head while taking the photos. Pancake as described. Same 64 point AF as 5D3 and 1Dx. Marquee feature is that the focus confirmation "beep" is now changeable to a ringtone of your choice as well.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M is built like a tank
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:32:23 AM »
Great story!
Love the first photo (and glad it wasn't your last!)

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EOS-M / Re: knock off EW-60E hood?
« on: September 19, 2013, 09:05:28 AM »
wonder if anyone will be it.  I have seen $500 amazon gift cards sold for $515.  Why would any one pay an extra $15 in order to buy it on amazon?  Laundering drug money????

When the U.S. $100 bill changed designs a long time ago, some people were paying extra to get their hands on it. I was a witness to someone giving up an extra $20 for this one.
For more e-bay chuckles, check on Friday when the new iPhone hits the stores. I imagine there will be a few that, just like the Canon hood, will say "best price" in the item description. Sure ... best price -- for the seller, that is.

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EOS-M / Re: knock off EW-60E hood?
« on: September 18, 2013, 07:36:55 PM »
I saw the same auction listing. What a joke, huh?
I ordered one out of Japan a few weeks ago but the seller couldn't deliver on it and refunded me.
So I'm in the same boat as you ... still looking for one.  I ordered the lens from Henrys in Canada and got great service there, but getting a hood from them appears to be a non-starter for me: It would be a special order item, $50 shipped to the USA.
Eventually, there are bound to be some third-party ones on the auction sites for $5-6 shipped. Guess I'll wait for that.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:24:40 AM »
Looking forward to the next generation of this camera.
I've become quite a fan of the EOS M.

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Though I hate that there was a bug in the Sigma 50, I have to say this has been a tremendously entertaining thread.

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EOS-M / Re: Circular polarizer on EF11-22 STM wise?
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:47:36 PM »
You can get uneven polarization (especially visible in blue sky) with an AoV wider than 24mm on FF (15mm on APS-C).  Still, even at wider angles a CPL can be useful to reduce reflections and increase saturation (e.g. foliage shots).

I'd get the B+W Käsemann CPL in the XS-Pro mount.
Thanks for this ... learn something new every day.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:12:29 AM »
I've been content to keep shooting primes in the 24-70 range (two Sigmas and one Canon) while waiting for Sigma to show its hand with regard to this  zoom. A stabilized 2.8 from Canon might have moved me but that didn't happen. With all of Sigma's recent success, it just seemed a matter of time until they moved in this direction.

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Well I do hope that Turkey is still intact for your trip ...
There is no way I'd be happy going there without the 5D, and I think the M would be a good companion for when your wife tells you it's time to put away the 5D. :-[ :-[


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Street & City / Re: 5DIII and 1DSIII does Kashmir and Rajasthan
« on: June 01, 2013, 10:09:16 AM »
Thanks for showing some of your images. Makes me miss India. Did you just finish your travels there? The sun is blazing this time of year.

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Reviews / Re: Review - EF 24 f/1.4L II
« on: March 22, 2013, 03:07:40 PM »
It's my favorite lens, too. Great results on both 5DIII and 7D. If I had to look for quibbles, it would be that the lens hood on mine isn't secure enough in busy environments unless I use a bit of gaffers tape to keep it from rotating.

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:31:02 AM »
Sign me up, please -- and thanks for the contest!

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