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Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 06, 2014, 05:55:33 PM »
SL1 for sure... you can use any of your lenses, it has a view finder (EOS M does not..awful in daylight)... it has familiar controls, easier to hold than the M, with a pancake lens on it, it is hardly noticeable, can sits on your belt in a small case. I have both SL1 and EOS M... and I always go to the SL1! No contest.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:34:15 PM »
7D Mark ll.   YES !   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:35:43 PM »
What about the viewfinder? :-\

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 04:41:22 PM »
Just got back from Italy with both the 5DIII and the EOS-M.... M was useful indoors and at night... but totally useless in daylight. EVF would be nice... how much bigger/heavier would it be????.... even a old style "range finder" would make it more useful in daylight. What am I missing????

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: August 15, 2013, 10:24:17 PM »
Making a similar trip to Italy and France in October and my original plan was to take the 5D III and 2-3 lenses:
Option 1:   16-35L, 24-105L and 28-300L.  (Heavy)
   Option 2:   16-35L, 24-105L (light to med)
   Option 3:   16-35L, 28-300L (med-heavy)
   Option 4:   16-35L, Tamron 28-300 (light-med)

Any opinions out there????…especially those with experience with the new Tamron 28-300 FF lens on a 5D III (my purchase is still in the mail).

I plan to be taking typical tourist shots. I will also have my EOS M with kit & 22mm lens in my pocket :)

Use it exclusively now after getting use to it. Use it on a T4i and a 5D2. Put your camera into AF Servo mode, then Tapping BBF once is like SS or hold it down for AF Servo. Absolutely a must for BIF or any sporting event. Pre-focus on a spot ahead of time and wait for your subject to "hit the mark" . Shooting is faster also because the shutter button is just managing the exposure and not the focus. You never have to recheck focus...it's like putting your lens into manual focus mode!

I bought one of those RED Spot buttons that people put on their shutter button. Punched out the center part and put it on the BBF " * " button and the left over part on the shutter button...so now, by feel alone, I always know the difference between the AF and AE buttons... And the only time I gave my camera to someone else to take a picture all I told them to do is to "hit the little Red button first and the big Red button second"  :D

EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 05, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
After using the M this weekend ....outside.... Yeah it was small and light...carried on my belt with a LowPro dashboard 20  (like Neuro recommended).... But hard to see that LCD!!!  I agree with jPaz...... Keep the M, but use it as a backup.  Don't forget, the only fast M lens is the 22mm lens... All of the other lens are>=F/3.5 !

Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: August 05, 2013, 10:14:55 PM »

Thanks so much for re-posting your tables. I shoot a lot of jegs and these tables can help me get the best photos possible. And thanks for sharing your pictures. They were excellent !

Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: August 05, 2013, 06:19:00 PM »

I, for one, would appreciate it if you re-post your hand written class notes. I didn’t not have time to looks at them and try it out for myself. While shooting in Raw gives you complete flexibility in POST, these might be handy for the “kids party/family gathering” photos so many of us get asked to do.


Lighting / Re: Any new wireless Speedlites on the horizon?
« on: June 22, 2013, 01:33:12 PM »
Re: Canon refurb shop.... Just picked up 2 600EX RTs.... Even though it said " out of stock"......what I did was to refresh page or update page every 10-15 seconds and on the 3 rd refresh, there it was..." in stock". Try it! ;)

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: CamRanger,anyone tried it?
« on: May 13, 2013, 12:23:21 PM »
CamRanger works like a charm.... use it with my T4i and 5D2 with a full assortment of lens in live view mode....but you need something better than an iPad 1 or 2 to really take advantage of its full capabilities. Issue is RAM and resolution. The older iPads  don’t have enough RAM to download a picture and the resolution is only 132 ppi. So when you actually view the picture, you don’t really know how sharp it is (makes me nervous about deleting anything first). The newer iPads are 264 ppi and so you get what a typical med-high end photo printer would give you in terms of resolution. I also like the fact that I can look at an entire shoot first and then delete (very easily) all the losers off of the card before I  bring it into my computer & LR4... speeds up everything.

Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
Condolences to you and family

Looking for a manufacturer of a camera case for a rebel size body with a batery grip and moderate size lens. Does anyone know of any links to such a vendor????


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Rebel T4i w/18-135 IS STM Availability
« on: July 12, 2012, 10:38:06 PM »
Like I said, I got tired of waiting and listening to all of the promises...  Bought the T4i last week and bought the 18-135 IS STM lens thru Canon store. Lens arrive today. Yes it cost more this way, but I am shooting pictures! So I don' t care. Plan to sell some a APS-C lens I don't want anymore to go completely Canon. BTW, over weekend, I was shooting the T 4i with the 100mm IS Macro....... Incredible !

Any suggestions for a old style camera case (soft neoprene preferred) that surrounds the camera w/battery pack and lens attached? Like to keep it all together for when I transport.

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