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Canon General / Re: Review - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
« on: December 30, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
Wish my 85L II has same AF speed as f1.8

I was a little surprised that AF speed difference was not mentioned. Being able to focus quickly in low light was a major point to chew on when I was looking at the 85mm 1.8, and it has a lot to do with why I am keeping it. Well, that, and the focal length plays well with what I do, it doubles as a portrait lens on FF, and the results are very useable wide open.

Of course they won't. It's human nature to not make oneself look dumb by saying that a lens they paid many times more is actually worse in some aspect. They grill the cheaper lens for its weaker points, which the 1.2 also suffers from to a lesser extent, but fail to mention the 1.8's lightning fast AF or non extending front element.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:44:56 AM »
"Canon’s current and undisputed king of wide-angle zooms is the 16-35 f/2.8 L II"

Canon branded? Yes. For use on Canon DSLR? No, sadly. The Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 on adaptor, maybe.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 23, 2013, 05:39:49 AM »
I haven't found any issues holding the EOS-M with a large lens.  You just need to be used to supporting a lens with a camera hanging off the back instead of supporting a camera with a lens hanging off the front.

Most people who shoot with things like a 70-200 or longer lens are probably used to having their left hand under the lens, supporting the weight, and using the right hand to operate most of the camera controls and stabilize the whole thing.  It can be very awkward and less stable to have the center of gravity of the camera/lens forward of where you are supporting the weight.

It feels more natural to me to support the weight under the lens.  When I shoot with the 40mm pancake on my 7D my left hand doesn't know what to do. :)
A small mirrorless camera with a large lens does look silly at first but after using one for a while, it becomes quiet natural once you open your mind to the possibility.

Most of us are used to holding a larger SLR body, which is often heavier than the lens (in most handheld cases anyway) and controlling functions with the right hand. Left hand to focus and/or zoom.

I use my EOS M with the adapter and my 24-70 and 16-35 quite a bit, and at first it was very awkward. But then I started holding it a bit differently, instead of holding the weight in my right hand (as in a SLR) I started holding the weight in my left hand (supporting the lens, which is now the heaviest part).

Holding the weight in my left hand still allows me two fingers to zoom and focus. Additionally, the right hand is freed to control the camera settings on the touchscreen. If you try to hold a mirrorless like an SLR, your right hand is holding the weight, your left hand is holding the lens, and you don't have a third hand to change shutter/aperture or other settings.

With my method, which is only a slight adjustment, you have all the hands you need to quickly and efficiently get the shot.

It may still look funny, but with a little practice, it's easy to use a large lens on a small camera, with no ergonomic controls.

I'll get use to it ::)

At first I don't understand what's the big deal with people's amusement of mounting a big EF lens on the M, then I realize they just don't use a lens big enough to experience the same thing on a DSLR. I have a 70-200 2.8 II, and when mounted to a bigger DSLR like the 5D, you still end up mostly supporting the weight of the setup by holding the lens. So mounting the same lens to the M is no different.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L $1299 at Adorama
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:50:57 AM »
And here come the posts about back-focus issues in 3, 2, 1.

Many claimed 50L is soft.

Maybe they're talking about the other 50L, the 50mm f/1.0 L. Ambiguity is troubling.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 8D Rumors [CR0]
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:07:44 AM »
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<strong>The Canon EOS 8D</strong><br />
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen a few rumors for a Canon EOS 8D camera body. It first appeared on a Russian retailers web site (We won’t link because I think they’re just fishing for traffic) around the time of the EOS 70D announcement.</p>
<p>Today, we see a spec list published for the Canon EOS 8D on a Chinese retailer’s web site, they are below.</p>
<ul>
<li>Body features: APS-C size digital SLR</li>
<li>Effective pixels: 16.2 million</li>
<li>Mode of operation: full manual operation</li>
<li>Video Interface: AV Interface</li>
<li>Flash Type: External</li>
<li>External flash (hot shoe): Yes</li>
<li>Focus Points: 45 points</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>CR’s Take</strong>

I file this under nonsense, as there is no Canon EOS 8D in development. If this leaked to a Russian & Chinese retailer, it would have leaked many other places as well. Secondly, the “7D” moniker will continue with the next version of the camera and Canon will not be adding another APS-C DSLR to their lineup.</p>
<p>I resist posting this sort of stuff, however it’s now making the rounds so I have to.</p>
<p><strong>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.canonwatch.com/the-canon-eos-8d-again-with-some-specs/\" target=\"_blank\">CW</a>] via [<a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_8d.html\" target=\"_blank\">NL</a>]</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>



What does full manual operation mean? No Av and Tv modes?

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« on: July 12, 2013, 06:38:11 PM »
At $600 for the ef-m UWA, one might as well use the ef-s 10-22 with the adapter.

The new lens will be cheaper, lighter, smaller, stabilized, and optically superior. Looks like 5 good reasons to choose it over the 10-22 plus adaptor.

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:02:43 PM »
I'd like to see a size comparison of this lens with M attached, a rebel or xxD with 10-22 attached, and 5D/6D with 17-40 or 16-35 attached.


http://camerasize.com/compact/#351.386,333.22,312.293,ha,t

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:45:08 AM »
Between the Canadian retailers shipping to US, and eBay, I don't see how it'll be a problem for anyone wanting to buy this lens...

As I stated...you can buy it easily enough, but what if it breaks?

Good thing it's a two hour drive for me to Canada, I guess.  :P

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:25:03 AM »
CR Guy:

North America is not the same as USA. You put NA in the title and then talked about USA in the body  :o

Canon Canada is selling this lens. It is on their website, and both Henry's and Vistek have it listed for pre-order. Between the Canadian retailers shipping to US, and eBay, I don't see how it'll be a problem for anyone wanting to buy this lens or any future M products.


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EOS-M / Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:21:09 AM »
2. Some of us bought the M for use as a big sensor, pocketable point and shoot. Last thing we want is to slap on an adaptor, and then slap on a big hunk of glass and metal in front of that.

Some of us bought the M for use as a very small backup body to bring along in case the primary dSLR fails, and for that use the adapter is required.

But I do agree - for general use, I have no intention of putting the M+adatper behind my 24-70 II, 70-200 II, or 600 II (well, maybe that last combo one time as a novelty!).  For general use, a wider selection of EF-M lenses is needed (personally, I'd like to see a 50-1xx telezoom, in addition to more pancakes).

I don't presume to know how each of us is going to use the M. I was just refuting his statement that ALL of us who bought the M is going to need/want the adaptor. I didn't get one, I'm not sure if I will any time soon.

And actually, I am waiting to see if Canon or Metabones will release a EF to EF-M speedbooster/FL reducer. Such a product will actually do away with the need for the regular adaptor.

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 10, 2013, 10:42:06 AM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.
I guess they are partially covering for their "losses" on their recent EOS-M price of $299 ... I bet a lot of Canon dslr users have bought the EOS-M at $299 and I bet they would all want to use their existing EF/EF-S lenses with their newly acquired EOS-M ... Best time for them to sell the adapter at a higher price ... Smart marketing... I am sure they will sell like hot cakes.

1. The retailers are not losing any money on the $299 deal. It was an instant rebate by Canon.
2. Some of us bought the M for use as a big sensor, pocketable point and shoot. Last thing we want is to slap on an adaptor, and then slap on a big hunk of glass and metal in front of that.
3. It would be dumb of these retailers to raise prices thinking people will beat down their doors to buy from THEM. There are plenty of alternatives (both Canon and 3rd party) on eBay, etc. that are still selling for $70-$100.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 11:50:37 AM »
The 11-22mm is available for pre order in Japan. Shame you guys can't get it in the states. That seems like a poor decision by Canon USA. Especially since now more people have the EOS M from this sale.


I hope that means they decide to launch the lens here!


If you really really want it, I could ship it over. Just pay for lens and the p&p!  ;) (terms and conditions apply, limited one time offer)


Thanks for your offer. US buyers also have the option of buying online from Canada:

http://www.henrys.com/78480-CANON-EF-M-11-22MM-F4-5-6-IS-STM-LENS.aspx

or

http://www.vistek.ca/store/CameraLenses/269981/canon-efm1122mm-f456-stm.aspx


Wait .... It's gonna be available in Canada but not the US??  :o


Sure looks that way. Someone mentioned that it may be an indication that Canon USA is bowing out of the mirrorless market. We'll see.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 11:36:28 AM »
The 11-22mm is available for pre order in Japan. Shame you guys can't get it in the states. That seems like a poor decision by Canon USA. Especially since now more people have the EOS M from this sale.


I hope that means they decide to launch the lens here!


If you really really want it, I could ship it over. Just pay for lens and the p&p!  ;) (terms and conditions apply, limited one time offer)


Thanks for your offer. US buyers also have the option of buying online from Canada:

http://www.henrys.com/78480-CANON-EF-M-11-22MM-F4-5-6-IS-STM-LENS.aspx

or

http://www.vistek.ca/store/CameraLenses/269981/canon-efm1122mm-f456-stm.aspx


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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 11:30:14 AM »
Mirrorless, advanced AF, fullframe with optical viewfinder... Those are melody to my ears!!  8) 8)

And impossible. Have you actually looked at the mount if an M? It is not possible to fit a larger sensor, the M series will stay APS-C for ever.

I pointed that out on the forums but were ignored as folks continue to fantasize with no regard for common sense.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:06:42 AM »
That would require a new mount, because APS-C is the biggest that can fit the EOS-M.

 ???

The EF and EF-S mount are the same size...

He's talking about stuffing a FF sensor into EF-M, whose diameter is smaller than EF/EF-S. The EF-M is optimized for APS-C, just like EF is optimized for FF. EF-S is a compromise because it has the bulk of the EF with a smaller imaging circle.


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