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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:46:09 AM »
I use the Canon EOS M jacket & strap that came with my kit. My version is black, while this picture is the red one

I prefer it to just a rubber grip. It makes the whole M much comfort in my hands.
The con is that you'll have to take it off when changing battery or card.

EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:18:51 PM »
Good news.
Hope to see a 50/1.8 or 1.4 IS rather than another tele on M.

EOS-M / Re: AF speed 40/2.8 vs 85/1.8 on EOS M
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:17:24 PM »
Hi yakman!

I hope you are pleased with the 85. I like it very much, although it has some CA.
But for its price it's really a steal.

Absolutely. Thanks
I also just realized my lens group are ready for a upgrade to FF.
But I'll be patiently wait for another three to five years. Hope I can get a FF 70D by then.

EOS-M / Re: AF speed 40/2.8 vs 85/1.8 on EOS M
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:19:29 PM »
I got both lenses now.
Did a quick test yesterday, all figures below subjective..

On 70D, the 85/1.8 takes half the time or faster than the 40/2.8, every time.
On M, the 85/1.8 is takes around 2/3 the time, in some cases equal..

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:14:09 PM »
Can anyone help me find the viewfinder accessory????   :P

Good point. That would greatly help reduce battery consumption and reduce glare outdoors (although I saw a huge loupe on ebay for pretty low price that somewhat dwarfs the M).

I used to think the same and bought a 35mm OVF. But you can't turn the LCD off when you half press the shutter button... you're not going to save much battery if at all. And a good OVF costs more than the M itself...

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:07:00 PM »
Can anyone help me find the viewfinder accessory????   :P
You need to scroll the list to find the finder that you want.

The flipbac is a complete waste of money. Pity I bought one.. The hinge became loose very quickly.

EOS-M / Re: AF speed 40/2.8 vs 85/1.8
« on: September 09, 2014, 02:29:26 AM »
Thanks all the same.

I think EOS prefer lighter usm lens.
My heavy USM lens certainly not as fast as my light 40/2.8 STM
Hope 85/1.8 can beat the 40/2.8 STM, otherwise it can't be used as a kid lens..

EOS-M / AF speed 40/2.8 vs 85/1.8 on EOS M
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:05:26 AM »
I already own the 40/2.8 and considering 85/1.8 as a kid portrait lens.

I'm curious on the AF speed on M of 85/1.8 compared to 40/2.8

Btw, I got 70D + Sigma 50/1.4. But I carry M out more often than 70D for casual shots.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Same card shared by two cameras
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:16:08 AM »

Each camera will create a unique folder under the DCIM folder and save images in that location. Unless you change the file format, it is not "IMG" by default so the naming sequences will be unique.

Given the relatively low cost of memory cards, it would be easier to buy another one.

My observation is different. Both my 70D and M save photos into DCIM/100Canon by default, unless I set it to other.

It is not the cost of cards matter that much. I just want to rule out the possibility picking a wrong card then old file been overwritten.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Same card shared by two cameras
« on: July 01, 2014, 08:05:12 AM »
Thanks for the above replies.

I have 3 cards, each camera has its main card and the third one is used as a backup for both.
I'm also considering bring all cards with one or both cameras while travelling. I don't want to format every time I change cards.

Just did my experiment, without resetting counter, I made a copy of IMG_1234.CR2 into IMG_1235.CR2 and put back the card. When another picture taken, it was named as IMG_1236.CR2.

So my worry wasn't there.
In fact, I can select another folder to store the photos on the same card. So even the file names will still be continuous. But I'm lazy to have to do that every time after a format: )

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Same card shared by two cameras
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:16:26 AM »

I have both EOS M and 70D. I'm thinking whether I can share cards among them.

Google search seems suggesting it will be fine.
But I'm curious, both camera by default store CR2 files into same card and both would be IMG_xxxx.CR2
What happen if the 70D trying to write a CR2 with a same name already on the card?


EOS-M / Re: EOS M for travel
« on: August 31, 2013, 02:53:21 PM »
There are a number of reviews around the web.
From DPR

"Canon is making grand claims for the 11-22mm's optical quality, and saying that its 12 element / 9 group design will offer significantly better image quality than the (already well-regarded) EF-S 10-22mm"

I think it's true, probably the best if you're happy with the F number.
What wasn't mentioned in many reviews was that the distortion control is also excellent.

EOS-M / EOS M for travel
« on: August 30, 2013, 12:23:25 PM »
I guess many may consider a EOS M for travel usage. It's so much lighter, especially when you start to bring more lenses. I visited Perth west australia with EOS M while leaving my DSLR at home.

Here is my 2cents report

Lenses / Re: Wide angle lens' for crop sensor camera
« on: August 01, 2013, 01:48:19 AM »
Get a EOS M + EF M 22/F2. The combo itself is cheaper than any lens mentioned above?
If you're happy with EF-S 10-22, EF-M 11-22 IS seems be better and cheaper as well.
Taking this option you gets better resolution, better ISO.
For landscape on crop, EOS M should be more than just capable?

Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:42:50 AM »
My wild guess.
1. The EFs 10-20 is selling well in US, bringing a higher margin.
EF M 11-22 will be better in performance, lighter, equally or better in build, and much CHEAPER...
I sold my Sigma 10-20 soon after the 11-22 news release..

2. EF M is selling much better in other part of the world compared to US.

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