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Lenses / Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:38:34 PM »
I never owned and used a Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS but is it really that bad. See performance from 0.45 onwards

EOS-M / useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:35:28 AM »
when clearing things up during an ice storm (warning), find this lens mounted on a AE1-program. Test it on a X5. (600D t3i Japanese version) Don't have an adapter for it so attached it to a cheap macro tube with duct tape. Of course it cannot focus to infinity but close shooting seems pretty decent for it's value - may be $20 on th CL ??

shoot with F1.8 to 5.6, flash on, very thin depth of field creating a so so bad background blur  ***

may be I should buy an adapter to try it on my M....

please share your experience if you have used a FD/FL lens on M

edited : ***  how stupid I am, that's normal in macro shooting

EOS-M / EOS M video gear
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:15:28 AM »
Now in action

Pricewatch Deals / Deal : 40MM Pancake in Ontario Canada
« on: December 05, 2013, 07:38:18 PM »
Staples posted in the flyer received today (effective 7-17 Dec, 2013)

EF 40mm F2.8 STM for only $119.93

Canon General / Camera skin for 5D MK III
« on: September 05, 2013, 02:08:00 PM »
Anybody used this product to protect your 5D III ? It looks ugly to some but may be good for transport.

BTW, couldn't find a LCD screen protector for the top info plate. Where to find one please ?

Third Party Manufacturers / 5 D Mark III and Helios 44-2/44M
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:49:29 PM »
Anybody try the above combinations ?

Will there be mirror problem and is modification to the lens required ? (apart from a M42 to EOS adapter)

Lenses / protection or none ?
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:00:03 PM »
Your choice.

Just hit the lens filter on the door knob, glass is broken but safe my lens.

Lenses / rear gelatin filter
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:11:50 PM »
Anybody here have the experience to use gelatin filter on a Canon 17 40 L ? May be some never realize that there is a built-in slot on this lens.

What is the purpose of this design as people mentioned that gelatin filter will probably degrade IQ badly. others stated "As long as it isn't scratched, a proper optical-grade gelatin filter (like Kodak) will be optically superior to any front-mounted glass or plastic filter."

Please share your views, experience etc.

Lenses / Canon 24 70 2.8 L version I or Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC
« on: July 26, 2013, 02:13:32 PM »
Dear friends,

I have just ordered a 6D body (refurbished) and have around $1K left to buy a lens for it. I am seriously consider to buy a 24-70 range F2.8 zoom lens and cannot decide on which one of the above is better in term of IQ and value. A 3 yrs' old used Canon L is asking on the Craigslist for 1K to 1.2K and I will be able to buy a grey market Tamron for around $900.

Which one should I choose ? Please help.

Street & City / Autumn colors in Ontario Canada 2012
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:00:24 PM »
I broke my leg a few weeks back and thus have to cancel my planned trip to the beautiful Muskoka and Algonquin area. Attached are some pics taken with my Canon 40D in my neighborhood.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / wireless mobile adapter for canon ??
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:30:16 PM »
Quoted from Nikonrumours :

"Nikon D600 will be Wi-Fi compatible with a new WU-1b wireless mobile adapter

Read more on"

Will Canon make one for the Canon Dslrs for the same purpose ?????

Portrait / A snap shot in St Petersburg, Russia
« on: August 24, 2012, 11:50:27 PM »
When I was shopping at the cruise terminal of SP, the salesman at the other side of the display window asked me to give him a quick shot. He then showed this photo to his fellow workers and said that he is going to be a star someday. I promised to post it on the internet but have no idea where to post so.......... it's here. Hoping that he will see it one day.

Canon X5 (Japanese version of 600D)
Tamron 17 50 non vc

HDR - High Dynamic Range / AutoHDR
« on: August 11, 2012, 08:45:49 PM »
One phot processed with AutoHdr

EOS Bodies / CANON AE-D ?
« on: March 26, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »

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