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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: Today at 04:28:56 AM »
f 2.8, 0.3 sec, ISO1600. AF and hand held. That should be low light enough.

Istanbul?

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Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:07:53 PM »
Retired musician - violinist and teacher - and orchestral administrator.  I believe that most people can learn to operate a musical instrument, but the ability to make music is inborn and not all of us possess it.  I think that this has parallels in photography, and that I'm one of those who has learnt operate a camera.  I love it, though!  ;)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:00:30 AM »
I think the picture in camerasize.com is wrong for M3...hopefully otherwise that is ridiculously big lol

It is, but if you click the link to cameras with lenses, it comes out right: http://camerasize.com/compact/#351,496,599,ha,f

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EOS-M / Re: 11-22EF-M or 10-18EF-S on a EOS-M
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:08:41 AM »
I haven't tried the 10-18, but the EF-M is definitely better than the EF-S 10-22, especially at the edges and in the corners.  I'd say that for use with the M, the native lens is worth the extra ~£80 over the 10-18 for its handling properties alone, even if the 10-18 is its optical equal (which it probably isn't).

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:04:43 AM »
If you look at the lens used at location around 2:22 in the video, you can make two observations:
1) the front lens element is quite large. EF-M 11-22, 18-55 and 55-200 lenses all have a large front element too, but
2) the text around the front lens element takes only about one third of the full circle around the element. In EF-M 11-22mm, 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses the text takes about half of the full circle around the front element. Also the text is different from Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L, and like noted, the lens is too small to be EF 50mm f1.2 L.

So a new EF-M with large 1.2 aperture after all...?

If you mean the lens on the camera held by the lady, I think that's the 22mm F2.

Yes, after reviewing the video again I think this is the case.

Ah well, it was nice while it lasted...   ;)

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Photography Technique / Re: Next lens..
« on: February 09, 2015, 07:35:35 AM »
28mm isn't very wide on a 50D.  You could do a lot worse than get one of the 18-55mm IS kit lenses, or the new 10-18 if you want to go ultra wide.

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 09, 2015, 07:11:58 AM »
If you look at the lens used at location around 2:22 in the video, you can make two observations:
1) the front lens element is quite large. EF-M 11-22, 18-55 and 55-200 lenses all have a large front element too, but
2) the text around the front lens element takes only about one third of the full circle around the element. In EF-M 11-22mm, 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses the text takes about half of the full circle around the front element. Also the text is different from Canon EF 50mm f1.2 L, and like noted, the lens is too small to be EF 50mm f1.2 L.

So a new EF-M with large 1.2 aperture after all...?

If you mean the lens on the camera held by the lady, I think that's the 22mm F2.

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I don't like the unsharp mask, so I just use Sharpness set to 3 (2 if using digital lens optimizer) for most things.  This with a 5D classic and EOS M.

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I believe now that the only reason to go crop is budget.

Another reason would be size and weight, though not perhaps with the 7DII.

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Street & City / Re: Famous icons in your city
« on: October 19, 2014, 09:52:48 AM »
Copenhagen, Denmark.
Known to be a very bicycling-friendly city.
So I selected this icon from Copenhagen.

So it's also tricycling-friendly?   ;)

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Near Cardiff, South Wales, where they're just taking down the security fences after the NATO conference. Not sure whether this counts as Europe.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:35:27 PM »
Has anyone found out yet how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?

I find the 'unsharp mark' effect to be too strong and prefer the more subtle sharpening of the old fashioned 'sharpness' setting (default for my MkII).

So I always have to remember to 'select all' and then change the sharpening setting, would be nice if I could 'forget' about it  ::)

Thanks ;)

+1.  Same question for the M, please?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:40:54 PM »
If i want i lightweight camera for traveling, i would never take a camera with interchangeable lenses.

Sure, but just because your camera takes interchangeable lenses doesn't mean you have to take a bunch of them with you.  I don't know where the OP lives, but right now in the UK you can buy an EOS M kit with 18-55 zoom lens and flash for £199.  There's nothing else on the market for anywhere near that price that approaches it for IQ, and it makes a great travel outfit IMO.
The 22/2.0 is only another US$120. It is a very good lens. This will make the EOS-M pocketable for a jacket. It will rake care of the low light situation.

Agreed, although it costs a bit more than that over here.  I love the 22/2, low light or not.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:54:48 AM »
If i want i lightweight camera for traveling, i would never take a camera with interchangeable lenses.

Sure, but just because your camera takes interchangeable lenses doesn't mean you have to take a bunch of them with you.  I don't know where the OP lives, but right now in the UK you can buy an EOS M kit with 18-55 zoom lens and flash for £199.  There's nothing else on the market for anywhere near that price that approaches it for IQ, and it makes a great travel outfit IMO.

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EOS-M / Re: Difficulty attaching lenses to my new EOS-M
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:22:16 PM »
The 22mm, on my M, seems particularly tight...

Mine too, but then there's very little surface to hold on to.  And both the 22 and 18-55 have considerably smaller diameters than typical DSLR lenses, so there's less leverage when twisting them home.  I think that's what you're experiencing.

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