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EOS-M / What is the best Raw Converter for EOS M?
« on: July 15, 2013, 02:51:03 PM »
Loving my M so far, but I have CS 5.5 and so can't do direct raw processing in Adobe Camera Raw. So, I'm looking for a new way to process raw files. Might as well try to find the best, right?

I have access to Adobe's free DNG Converter, Canon's Digital Photo Professional, CaptureOne 6, and Lightroom 5. Which of these would provide the best image quality? Is there something better? Does it make enough difference to really care?

One of the exciting things to me about owning an EOS-M is that I can now use almost any lens ever made in almost any mount. Thanks to the short distance between the sensor plane and mount I can use optics-free adapters and play with some good old glass.

The only problem is that I'm a little overwhelmed by all the options. So, I would love to hear some suggestions for which lenses to look for. I'm open to any suggestions but I'm especially interested in lenses for stills over video, prefer fast, and would want a fixed aperture on zooms. I guess size and weight might factor in too, since the M is so nicely diminutive.

EOS-M / EOS M and Flash X-Sync Question
« on: March 14, 2013, 08:52:18 PM »
The original 1D and the G1X are two Canon cameras that I know of that have an electronic shutter which can be exploited to get much faster maximum flash sync speeds (flash x-sync) than their specs indicate. If you use a non ttl pc cable or speedlight or tape over all but the center contact point on a ttl flash (essentially disabling the ttl metering) you can use any shutter speed longer than the flash duration. I have considered buying a 1D for this feature.

Canon's spec sheet says the EOS M has a "vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled". DPReviews preview states that "the EOS M uses an electronic first curtain to activate the exposure, and the physical shutter is only used to end it". It seems it is at least in part an electronic shutter, which gives me hope that this exploit might be possible with the M.

I would love to know if this works, but have no way to test it. Are there any EOS M owners out there that have tried this trick or that are willing to experiment?

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