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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 25, 2014, 07:20:53 PM »
^^ Wow - nice and compact! I have the 11-22 for the M but I am sure the 8mm fisheye can capture the back of your head with the FOV ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 21, 2014, 03:05:45 PM »
It looks like this has been one upped - this looks like a convenient 'rig' to carry around :o:


Source: Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial
It has a convenient handy to carry it - nice! It looks very pocket-able indeed....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:03:17 PM »
I've had my M for over a year. I originally bought it as a novelty / occasional use camera and partly to see what the mirrorless fuss was all about. I recently took it to Seoul as well as my 5D2. To my surprise I ended up using the M a lot more than the DSLR simply because hauling a backpack all day long got quite painful. Maybe I'm out of shape but it's a vacation damn it and I don't need or want a workout. The M was a blessing and together with the 11-22mm lens it pretty much covered what I wanted to shoot.

Point is I love DSLRs but I'm starting to think a small compact mirrorless makes a heck of a lot more sense for holidays and general use. Which is what a lot of people will want a camera for. I love the M as it is, even with its flaws I can work around and its still an enjoyable experience. All Canon need to do IMO really is improve upon it slightly and support the system to make it even better. Seriously, that 11-22mm lens is amazing! I highly recommend any wide angle fans to give a go! To have an image stabilized ultra wide zoom on a APS-C sensor / camera the size of your fist is incredible! Why is this not more popular??
Exactly why I picked up an M - to augment my 5D3 setup for vacations and general use. I now find myself using it far more than my FF because of the portability aspect. I just picked up the 11-22 - too early to praise or pan it - I have not even uploaded the test images as of yet.

I am looking forward to a surprise M3 from Canon for Photokina :)

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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8 vs 85mm 1.8
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:58:49 PM »
Which 100 2.8 are you talking about? The non-L or the L with IS? There is also the 100mm F2.0

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Landscape / Re: The Antelope Navajo Under ground cave, ARIZONA, usa.
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:47:49 PM »
@Surapon - great set and excellent examples of what the M can do!

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:46:24 PM »
I get it now.

My comment was very sincere - I have met Craig a few times and been in his lens rental business - top notch guy and top notch business. I hope they nail the thieves and Craig gets his gear back safe and sound

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 03, 2014, 10:38:38 PM »
Craig, totally bummed out to hear about your business loss. I hope the Police nail whoever is responsible for the thefts.

I guess they'd have run a...

(wait for it)

Sting operation?

Jim

Huh? I don't get it...

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Canon General / Re: Canada Post Thefts Halt Lens Rentals Canada Service
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:25:15 PM »
Craig, totally bummed out to hear about your business loss. I hope the Police nail whoever is responsible for the thefts.

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: August 01, 2014, 08:28:28 AM »
A 50/1.2 would be roughly equivalent to 85mm, f1.8/2.0 on FF - couple that with the compact size of the an M-mount and that would be a sweet/compact combo in low light or for portraits.

Source:
http://www.pointsinfocus.com/tools/depth-of-field-and-equivalent-lens-calculator/#fmt=7&ap=1.189207&fl=50&dst=10&u=us

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 30, 2014, 06:23:57 AM »
I do agree on longer focal lenghts, and bigger lenses, but there is still something to do, and as you mentioned, it lags especially at primes. I want f/1.8 M primes! Small 12mm, 32mm and 50mm primes. (35,50 and 80mm FLs).
Agreed. Something like a Fuji 56/1.2 equivalent would round this out as a nice compact portrait kit. The kit lens has you at 5.6 when at 55mm - making the next town in focus ;)

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: S120 Successor?
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:36:04 PM »
The time between new models seems to be increasing.  There is typically little difference other than a few features. 

Canon has said that their high end point and shoot models are doing very well, particularly the super zooms.  I expect to see more in the $500-$800 range.

Are you referring to the G1X line or the SX line?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: S120 Successor?
« on: July 28, 2014, 10:42:46 AM »
Typically a new S series comes out every September/October.

I don't recall anything being announced to succeed the S120, have any of you heard anything of a looming release?

Thanks in advance

Perhaps Photokina then... Don't know if I would pick one up or not - really liking the EOS-M for most casual situations but it would be interesting to see how they evolve the line.

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:38:26 AM »
Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!

Thanks Jamsey! It was the only shot I took also. 50 Art is such a killer lens.
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I tested the 50 Art over a weekend but not with a moving subject moving toward or away from me at 1.4 - again you totally nailed the focus!

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Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 07:29:10 AM »
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.


Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!

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I have bought and sold tons of stuff on CL with no issues. There is also a local meetup group that has a buy and sell with similar good results. Finally, I have bought three or four times from Fred Miranda and the community over there is excellent - they have very high standards and a grading system for used gear. Like eBay, you get to rate both the buyer and seller.

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