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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:42:29 PM »
Why do people expect their camera and lens to do better than that???

I guess for amateurs it's wishful thinking because the price for a good dslr kit is very high in comparison what you could do with the money for other recreations like travel... so it has to last, doesn't it?

Thus one interesting question is avoided: Wouldn't it be more clever to by Rebel cameras with cheaper 3rd party lenses, and when they break simply upgrade to the better current model? Certainly not an option for professional use, but less worry about gear damage, theft or wear and for most purposes about the same result :-.o

That is an intersting thought. However, the Higher level  DSLR do have more feature than the Rebel. If the Rebel has enough feature to satisfy you, by all means, go for it.  I have a 20D for 5 years and a 40D for 4 years. Both cameras have the shutter releas button failed. Fortunately, I can fix them with alcohol(Thanks for the instructions from You Tube).  If I cannot fix them, they will be goners.  As for the lens, my 17-40 L holds up very well even after 9 years.  For me, I have got more than what I have paid for. But I start to question the focusing accuracy of he 28-135 Canon lens after 6 years.  I do not have any experience with the third party lenses.
Since I want to travel light, I have just switched to the EOS-M system.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
I just got around to adding Magic Lantern to my EOS-M this weekend and wish I'd done it sooner.   I hadn't realized that it adds focus peaking and the magnified 10x image embedded on the viewscreen!  I have a couple of adapters for Konica and Leica lenses that I hadn't used much because manual focus was a little difficult on the screen but with the new tools it's easy.

Are you sure that is a 10X?? not a 2X or 3X???

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PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:57:18 PM »
It might be an ideal pocketable point and shoot if Canon can keep the size down. The newer model of Sony has grown too big to be pocketable.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:17:40 PM »
Canon has all the ingrediant to make adecent mirrorless: dual pixel sensor ( from 70D or better), EVF (from 1X MK II), ability to make a smaller body ( EOS-M, SL 1), Fast processor( Digit 6) All Canon need to do is to put them together and comes up with the EOS-M3.  Along with the 4 existing EOS-M lenses, that will make s decent ,  versatile system.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:46:20 PM »
How about a mirrorless full frame camera stuck in an AE1 type body?  No autofocus, full manual controls and good
battery life.  Oh, wait - that's a Fuji XT1 in manual mode.

Leica M9 or M-E

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:35:13 AM »
"travel body" seems to be misleading. Unless you are travelling with only one lens on the body, then the size and weight of the body is important. But if you are travelling with 3 L lenses (a lot of the member in this forum has done more than that), than the size and weight of the body does not matter any more. It will be a big " system".  That is the exact reason I bought the EOS M with 22mm and the 18-55 zoom. To make  it to be a small travel system.

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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:14:04 PM »
Most people accept that their car may not be trouble free for less than 5 year. Why do people expect their camera and lens to do better than that???

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:28:30 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.
Blame it on the high VAT.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 12:46:20 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.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:04:32 AM »
the eos m kit is dirt cheap and the 22mm is an awesome f2
the 18-55 kit lens is very respectable too
I bough the M system with 22mm and the 18-55mm for travel. Now my camera bag  is 3ibs instead of 7 lbs.

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EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:00:26 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?
The 20mm is slower in AF, about 0.3 to 0.4ec. The Zoom is faster, about 0.2 to o.3  Both are under the "good light" condition. If you do not use it to shoot running kids, it should be okay. As a DSLR user, I still feel that it is fast enough for travelling and general usage

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:39:18 AM »

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:32:13 PM »
If the Vivian Maeir documentary is showing anywhere near you, prepare to be taught how to shoot from the hip.
Poor woman lacked confidence but is the best street photographer I've seen.  Period. 
Okay she had a rollieflex.  But she never had flickr.
Rollieflex by right is  a "shoot from the hip" camera, due the waist level finder.

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:13:17 PM »
Learn to "shoot it from the hip". You can make an educated guess on what will be in your picture. Anytime you raise your camera to the eye level. It is not stealth anymore. Therefore no view finder will not hinder you.

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EOS-M / Re: Difficulty attaching lenses to my new EOS-M
« on: July 26, 2014, 03:30:19 PM »
To make matter worst, both EOS-M lenses have only a 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide band at the base to be grab . And they are VERY SMOOTH. 

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