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The $400 rebate level seems to require the purchase of certain photo papers as well. Am I reading this wrong?

EOS-M / Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« on: August 25, 2013, 10:57:50 PM »
Somehow this thread is no longer relevant to the original post, but...

Would I use the M on a paid shoot? Yes, I just did. Shooting for a story in a small bi-monthly (~40,000 readers) about great spots for beer lovers. I took my regular gear and on a whim grabbed the M and 22mm as well. The bar I shot at was very welcoming but one of the bartenders I was shooting was clearly starting to get a little tense and nervous about a big camera in his face. So, I grabbed the M. I could shoot, conversation, and look the bartender in the eye at the same time. He relaxed and looked more natural. Guess which photos ran?

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Hand Held Night Mode - how does it work?
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:07:44 AM »
This is just conjecture, but I think it is taking four quick high ISO shots and combining them to reduce noise.

EOS-M / Re: 2.0.2 firmware and Magic Lantern
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:36:29 AM »
Not yet. Here is a link to the porting thread. Look on page 29 and it seems like it will be a couple more weeks until Magic Lantern will be ready for 2.0.2.


EOS-M / Re: Zoom to focus feature on EOS-M
« on: July 15, 2013, 09:11:09 PM »
hmmm... can you elaborate how sharpness helps as a focussing aid?

i upped sharpness to 7 and dont notice any difference on the screen while manually focussing


Same here. I tried it out but noticed no difference.

EOS-M / Re: M images. Images taken by M body and EF-M lenses only.
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:45:20 PM »
My spouse took this, not me. I can tell you though, that she wouldn't have taken our 60D to the frozen yogurt shop. Without the small, lightweight form factor she never would have captured this.

EOS-M / Re: What is the best Raw Converter for EOS M?
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:38:19 PM »
from a technical point of view, i'd say all programs are about the same. some do this adjustment better, some another.
But i think three things more import than the actual output on a single file:
  • Workflow
  • Organizing content
  • user interface
I can only talk about DPP and Lightroom, and DPP looses three times in these points. The only up it gets is that the raws directly from camera look about the same as the JPEG, to achieve the same in lightroom, some setup would be needed, but i'm kinda lazy to do it, as the interface&workflow are so nice.
I think the lightroom interface is a bit more intuitive than the adobe raw converter found in CS/Elements.
I'm a huge fan of lightroom, but before 5.1 is released, I'll stay with 4.x.

I don't own LR4, so it's LR5 or no Lightroom for me. As long as I'm not in danger of losing files, I would probably just live with a few bugs without too much worry. Is there something horribly wrong with LR5 or is it just general a general distrust of version x.0 software?

EOS-M / Re: What is the best Raw Converter for EOS M?
« on: July 15, 2013, 04:43:01 PM »
Great, thanks for the advice.

I won't have Lightroom for another week or so (it's in the mail). I plan to try them all out for myself as well as taking your advice.

So far, I would say DPP is a no. I know I said that IQ was the most important, but I just am not liking that software. The controls are not fine enough (i.e.: Contrast has only nine options -4 through 4). It would have to absolutely blow away the other. It is not.

Adobe DNG Converter was pretty much out from the start unless Adobe's updated raw converter in Lightroom 5 is somehow worse than in CS5. I find that extraordinarily unlikely.

EOS-M / What is the best Raw Converter for EOS M?
« on: July 15, 2013, 02:51:03 PM »
Loving my M so far, but I have CS 5.5 and so can't do direct raw processing in Adobe Camera Raw. So, I'm looking for a new way to process raw files. Might as well try to find the best, right?

I have access to Adobe's free DNG Converter, Canon's Digital Photo Professional, CaptureOne 6, and Lightroom 5. Which of these would provide the best image quality? Is there something better? Does it make enough difference to really care?

EOS-M / Re: Zoom to focus feature on EOS-M
« on: July 14, 2013, 05:55:25 AM »
I like your sharpness setting idea. I'm definitely going to try that out. Though, I'll likely install magic lantern one at least one SD card to get real focus peaking on the M.

To use the zoom to focus feature you tap the magnifying glass icon on the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. If you don't see it there try pressing the info button to change the screen overlay.

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 13, 2013, 06:58:03 PM »
Yesterday I ordered 2 of these http://www.ebay.com/itm/320951699480 ... recommended by CR member "Cb33"

DON'T BUY IT...too tight. Not happy at all :( :( :(

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Those looked good. Now I wish I hadn't noticed those while looking around for cases.

EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 11, 2013, 12:38:38 AM »

I found a third party EF to EF-M adapter for $45 that people have actually tried and proven to work well on EOS-M.

Which third party adapter? Where are the reviews? I'm definitely interested.

EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:09:27 PM »
The M is not a DSLR (obviously) and is less capable in some ways than even the most basic of Canon's DSLR line-up. However there are a few significant advantages that the M has over any current Canon with at least an APS-C sensor.

1. Most obviously, it is smaller and lighter.

2. Short flange distance allows for optics-free adapters to fit many many lenses.

3. (And this is a big one for me.) It has the fastest live-view autofocus of any current APS-C or FF Canon that I know of. This allows for a whole new subject interaction dynamic that wasn't really possible with a Canon before.

There may be more I'm not thinking of, but these are a few of the reasons that I love it as a compliment to my Canon DSLR.

There may be better mirrorless cameras out there from different companies. I don't want to start that debate. This is just how I see the M as a great new addition to the Canon cannon. And the technology should only get better in the future.

EOS-M / Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 10, 2013, 10:44:20 AM »
I am actually amost more interested in the M42 adapter and seeing how my legacy glass performs on it.


For the same cost of the lowest priced Canon EF -EF-M adapter one could buy an FD - EF-M, an M42 - EF-M, an SR - EF-M,…

Obviously, no AF, but I heard a rumor that people have successfully taken great photos without autofocus for years.  ;)

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Optical Viewfinder
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:01:47 PM »
FYI: I also ordered a glass screen protector for my LCD. I don't know, if I will use it. I have seen spotty reports that the LCD has Gorilla Glass, but can't seem to find anything official.

I won't use the protector, if I can confirm the LCD has Gorilla Glass or some other form of sufficiently hardened glass. Adding the protector could potentially increase the glare and therefore visibility of the LCD, but then so could scratches.

Other than a few forum entries, I can only find one site "versus.com" that states the EOS M has Gorilla Glass. I would like to find confirmation on a few other reputable sites or some sort of official statement from Canon.

The manual specifically advises against using a screen protector.

From past experience, I stopped using them. The plastic films always get scratched eventually, and add a layer of distortion.

It's a glass one though, not plastic. Eos650, I'd be interested to hear how you like the glass screen protector if you decide to use it. I'm concerned it may cause extra glare.

Is it perhaps this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C7LV7H0?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

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