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EOS-M / EOS M The positive experience
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:35:21 PM »
Somewhere on this forum someone mentioned how well build the body of the M is....well since a few hours I can confirm this.Tonight I misstepped while taking pictures of the casle in Budapest an made a full scale bellyflop on the coblestones. Unfortunately with the M tourist style on its strap between me and the ground. Heard the ping when the uv filter broke, saw about half of the sunshade of the 11-22 fly away. After checking the looking at the M i thought that was the end: the top of the canera connecst both halfs of the chasis in a line in front of the hotshoe. Along this line the camera was open like a clamshell abiut a centineter wide. While i started to curse my 6 year old son gave the chassis a hearty sqeete and it snapped back together again. After finding the battery a meter away the camera switched on again and camera and efm 11-22 work fine. I nabaged to destroy an analog eos 100 and a EOS 30d the M is so far the only Canon I was able to use again after seeing its inside....

EOS-M / Ef-m 50-200 now in stock at amazon.de
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:30:17 AM »
349 Euro

EOS-M / The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »
Do not complain about the Picture Quality...this was done in the halftime break of the soccer world Championship final so not to much love was invested...

I do not know how to make my uploaded pictures apear in the text so I sumply describe them inthe order I attach them:

1. Family Picture: Tammy, 18-55, 11-22, 22
2. Tammy EF-M versus Tammy EF-S
3. Same but looking from the fan service perspective
4. Tammy EF-M versus Tammy EF-S with Adapter
5. 200mm at 1:6.3 Lightroom raw to JPG convert

A word about 5. 
The model is a DeutschDrahthaar puppy about 3 month old.
A sitting puppy besides a sleeping puppy is the only thingthe AF of the M can handle (at least in my Hands)
The missaligned framing is because of the in my SOS mail mentioned way the zoom operates:
Smooth but Ultra tight glide. From 18 to 200 mm means left Hand graps lens, right Hand graps M  twisted by 180 degree and than pretend you want to squeeze water out of a wet Jeans. Oh and for good measure the lens has a zoom lock switch...

Touching the lens gives you the feel that you use the Sigma 1:1.8 Art zoom (also from relative weight)
STM kind of drive is nicely smooth and silent, VCD is silent and fast. But... mounting the lens or switching the M on generates a sound which reminds of the initialising Phase of a flatbed scanner.

You can see this on the Picture: The lens is fat, unlike the Canon EF-M design the Tammy has a much bigger Diameter than the bayonet.

EOS-M / tamron 18 200 di iii vc SOS
« on: July 11, 2014, 03:33:22 PM »
Folks I need help

My tamron just arrived, it will focus it will use the vc function but the m will not take the picture. Using the buttpn will give the green frame but nothing happens. Using the touchscreen means the green frame will freeze and you have to take the battery out to clear the timeout.

Any ideas?

EOS-M / Tamron 18 200 for eos m available on amazon.de
« on: July 03, 2014, 04:56:51 PM »
Just ordered mine for 472 euro... 2 more in stock


I wonder if Neuro's collection of boxes cases and bags also includes something to take the safety equipment this German PRO carries around....

EOS-M / Both new tele zooms now listed at amazon Germany
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:39:58 PM »
Price for the Canon nicer than I thought, the Tamron not so cheap...

I went to some of the Hockey games of the world cup currently held at The Hague.
Only one guy walking around there with the long whites, all Nikon black...

I'm not a pro photographer and my knowledge about hockey is that it is usually played by humans in skirts carrying a stick in front of them.... So I went there as a spectator for the fun and for pictures of my family enjoying the game... still I got 2 times routed to the press area based on having the 200mm 1.8L mounted.

By the way that happened years ago already at a Bundesliga soccer match to me. (Got kicked out of the paparazzi area when I asked one of the pros which number Klinsmann was wearing)

This time I could not help myself but replacing the 60D I had at the 200mm with a red EOS M (lead to the same result as my Klinsmann question)

Anybody got similar 'upgrades' because of white lenses ?

Folks, can I use all the features of the GPS device when connecting it to the EOS M via USB cable?
I would like to do so because I want to mount a Flash as well.

Carying a Flash and the GP-E2 might look wiered but the M is my only EOS with GPS support.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / GPE2
« on: April 03, 2014, 02:30:43 PM »
Folks, can I use all the features of the GPS device when connecting it to the EOS M via USB cable?
I would like to do so because I want to mount a Flash as well.

Carying a Flash and the GP-E2 might look wiered but the M is my only EOS with GPS support.

Lighting / How to get studio light on the fly ...
« on: March 12, 2014, 06:49:13 PM »
Suggestion One:

Cosplay Convention ..... Level: Canon Ninja

This is a 2MPixel Kodak sensor in a EOS 1n body.....


The German text says that it is on sale as defect because the owner can't test it as the power supply is missing.

Dpreview lists the Power supply here:



Lenses / Dear Lord in case I die
« on: November 16, 2013, 06:44:09 PM »
please make sure that my wife does not sell my gear for the Price I told her that it has cost....

My wife is usualy scared by what I spend on Canon gear. I gained some Karma after selling some lenses but had to invest some of these Points when telling her that I Need to get a 50mm again.

I did not want to go again for the huge Sigma 50mm 1.4 so I went with ye olde EF 50mm 1.4 via eBay.
Came Close to divorce this morning when the mail man delivered this 50mm lens. The previous (private) owner sent this almost mint lens in ist original box together with the sun shade and used as the Transport protection the original box of a 5D Mark III Kit. My wife is not a market maven but she can smell if a box in her Hand has this 3000 Euro smell.

Anyone else had such a Kind of Situation before?

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