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EOS-M / Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:18:45 PM »
* Smaller and heavier then I anticipated. Heavy enough that I wouldn't want to use just a hand strap.

* I don't like that MF is disabled in AF and AF+MF (until after you AF and only while you hold the shutter). I realize the ring is electronically coupled, but I want a custom function where I can set it to always work if the camera is on. For that to be practically usable I suppose we would need to be able to move AF off the shutter button. That's fine with me, it's how every SLR I own is setup, and that red dot button isn't doing anything useful in still mode.

I frequently carry my 1D X + 24-70 II by just the handstrap.  ;)

You can set the M up with back-button AF (the * 'button') with C.Fn-5.

EOS-M / Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:09:45 PM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.

I wouldn't read much (if anything) into the special order thing.  The same thing happened when I was planning to get the Tripod Mount Ring C, and they're certainly not going to stop selling the 70-300L nor it's tripod ring. 

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 18-55 f3.5-5.6 IS STM or EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: July 09, 2013, 09:02:37 PM »
My plan is just to see how it goes with the 22mm pancake.  I'm reluctant to buy the EF-M 18-55mm outright, since it's much cheaper in a kit.  So, if I'm using the M a lot, once the model with dual pixel CMOS AF comes along, that's when I'll get the EF-M 18-55mm, as a kit lens.  At that point, I'd consider doing a LifePixel IR conversion of the current M.

Quick question.  I've got a 70D on preorder with the 18-135 STM lens.  Should that lens work out of the box with the EOS-M?

No, you need the EF-M Lens Adapter to use EF-S or EF lenses on the EOS M.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
Seriously?  I mean... REALLY?
Where am I???????????
I'm just completely baffled by your post.

You're posting on the Internet, where all people see are the words you write, with no way to convey tone or intent.

It's baffling to me that many people fail to consider the implications of their words, and are surprised when others are offended.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera AFMA changed itself?
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:10:39 PM »
I'm not sure how the single AFMA number in playback is determined when there's both body and lens adjustments - does it pick one or do a sum?

The AFMA setting has three options, 0: disabled, 1: adjust all lenses (the 'body adjustment'), and 2: adjust by lens.  So, the camera will apply whichever is selected. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D shutter count
« on: July 09, 2013, 04:59:51 PM »
Canon rates it for 150,000 actuations.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 07:55:38 AM »
The 11-22mm is available for pre order in Japan. Shame you guys can't get it in the states. That seems like a poor decision by Canon USA. Especially since now more people have the EOS M from this sale.

I hope that means they decide to launch the lens here!

Technical Support / Re: Live View Focus Detection
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:43:10 AM »
With the 2X TC, you are at f11, so live AF will be very slow. The center box turns green when the lens is focused.

An f/4 lens (like the 600mm with a 2x TC is f/8. Live View AF will still be slow, but assuming a typo by the OP (5Dmark II and II is really a 5DII and a 5DIII), the 5DIII with the latest firmware can do phase AF (Quick AF in Live View) with the 600/4 + 2x, using the center AF point.

I'm still not getting how the 7D was lacking and the T2i is better

Well, clearly the 7D just isn't cool.  Consider...7D...T2i.  A number and a letter vs. a letter and a number with an 'i'.  Think iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod...and not just Apple - an iRobot vacuums my house for me, iSpy was an awesome TV show (who doesn't like Robert Culp, and yes I took a contractional liberty there), but you get my point.  Without the i, the 7D is just...lacking.


EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:13:41 PM »
Cases for every small thing. You are a case study for case management of cases  ;D ;D
Yes, I have a case or two...   ;D

EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 08, 2013, 09:01:42 PM »
Try http://www.hejnarphotostore.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24_32.

FYI, I don't have this, my M arrived today. Was thinking of the RRS L-plate, but it's big.  Your question reminded me of Hejnar's little plates, the 0.8" 3-hole plate without ridge looks like it would work.

I do have the RRS B26 plate for the base of the EF Mount Adapter (haven't bought a dedicated one yet, just 'borrowed' the one from my camcorder), it's a bit bigger than the foot but will work well with an adapted lens that doesn't have a collar of its own.

Lighting / Re: PocketWizard plus iii noob
« on: July 08, 2013, 07:56:29 PM »
The PocketWizard MiniTT1/FlexTT5 are E-TTL II receiver/transceivers, and the power on them can be adjusted remotely with the AC3 Zone Controller, for 3 separate groups.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: July 08, 2013, 07:54:01 PM »
One of our cars is a Subaru. It's not glamorous, in fact, as cars go, it's 'boring'.  But...it gets where we need it to go, through the worst New England has to offer.  Deep puddles after a torrential thunderstorm?  I've sluiced through them at 35 mph, sending sprays of water 20' in the air...no hydroplaning, no mushy steering, just drove through.  Snowdrift in the driveway higher than the hood of the car, and the plow service hasn't come yet?  Just drove through it, and out onto the 10" of snow on the road, then kept going to my destination. Boring...but it gets the job done.

If the 24-70/2.8L II is 'boring' like that, it's fine by me...   :D

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:57:37 PM »
Ok, so my EOS M + 22mm f/2 kit arrived today, but my Dashpoint 20 is still en route.  However, last night i had a mini epiphany, and it turned out to be a good one.  When I switched my Speedlite setup from a 600EX-RT and two 430EX II's to three of the 600's, I bought two more Lowepro Quick Flex Pouch 75 AW cases for the 600's, and was left with one of the Lowepro Quick Flex Pouch 55 AW cases for a 430EX II that I no longer had.  So last night I thought, I wonder if the EOS M will fit?  (As a side note, I use a Lowepro Lens Exchange 200 AW as an ideal case for transporting my disassembled RRS PG-02 LLR gimbal head, and a Lowepro Lens Case 9x13 for my RRS BH-55, so I don't mind using a case intended for a flash to hold a camera, instead.)

It turns out that the EOS M with the pancake lens mounted fits very nicely in a Lowepro Quick Flex Pouch 55 AW.  There's a small internal pocket that will hold a battery and spare SD card, there's room for a strap to be rolled up inside the case, and the case has a Sliplock attachment and a tuck-away all-weather cover.  There's a snap closure in addition to the zipper, for quick access when actively shooting.

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