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It's like turning a lens into a camera.

That's been tried. Right here on this very forum!   ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-M sharper than 6D?
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:53:33 PM »
I have a funny feeling the high ISO NR settings were set differently on both cameras..
The M should have the same IQ as a 650D since it's the same sensor..
The 6D being a FF camera should be better than the M..
I was thinking the same thing.  I shot the 2nd and 3rd set of pictures in RAW so the JPG settings  (like high ISO NR, sharpening, white balance, etc.) difference between the two cameras would not affect the outcome.  RAW converted to highest resolution JPG in Canon Digital Photo Professional in batch mode (all settings the same).

If the in-camera settings were different, you've still got an issue (as the WB shows).  DPP respects and applies the in-camera JPG settings, so unless you went in and actually changed all settings to be identical in DPP (which you didn't, at least not WB), you still don't have a good test. But at least all you need to do is go back and reprocess the RAWs.

Doubt we'll see a grip.  Generally, they're announced along side the camera.

Lenses / Re: Cheap telephoto lens
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:44:13 PM »
55-250.  :P

Yep, that'll work well on the OP's 1DsII.  ::)

EOS-M / Re: Options Menu for Auto ISO?
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:40:05 PM »
The EOS M does not have the setting for minimum shutter speed in Av mode that other recent Canon bodies feature.  It's dropping you to 1/30 s because of the 1/focal length (x1.6 in this case) rule that Canon uses as a minimum shutter speed in Av mode (once it gets to 1/focal length, it starts raising the ISO). 

However, the M does have a functional Auto ISO in manual mode, so I'd recommend using your M in M (mmm, I want candy for some reason), picking the aperture you want and the shutter speed you need depending on the movement of your subject(s), then let Auto ISO set the exposure.

Canon General / Re: Canon Germany Teaser
« on: July 17, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
Get ready for M2, with dual pixel sensor AF, just like 70D.

Get ready for the PowerShot N Mark II.   :P

EOS-M / Re: Hot pixels/dead pixels on sensor
« on: July 17, 2013, 02:26:31 PM »
With a the lens removed and the body cap in place, or with lens mounted and the lens cap on, start a manual cleaning and let the camera sit for ~30 seconds, then power it off.  That should 'remap' those hot pixels.

EOS-M / Re: Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
Just got an email from B&H that the EOS-M is discontinued:

Interesting.  The 18-55mm kits are still available...and in stock.

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:47:03 AM »
I owned the 135 but got rid of it before getting my 70-200 IS II... Isn't it true that the 70-200 IS II sharpness/bokeh  comes so close to the 135mm that the 135mm isn't really a noticeable improvement over it?  That seems to be the general consensus from what I've read.  Same with the 85mm 1.8...  Still, the price/weight factors are a solid argument against the 85

The improvement with the 135L over the 70-200 II is certainly noticeable in terms of the thinner DoF, but especially the bokeh (which is a minor weakness of the 70-200 II).  Whether that difference is enough to justify owning both is a personaly decision.

The 85/1.8 is one of the best values in the Canon lineup in terms of IQ per $/£/€/¥, but you'd better not have any specular highlights in your frame unless purple is your favorite color and green is your second favorite. 

EOS-M / Re: Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:33:09 AM »
Lesson for the future: act fast!  The CR post indicated it was 'for a limited time'.  Sometimes these deals last only hours.  Personally, I ordered mine on 7/3, in the first couple of hours it was at that great price.  Then I ordered the mount adapter before the prices on those went up $40 and many vendors sold out anyway.

Also, what do you mean by a 'slow odd click'?  My 1D X has such a deep buffer that I don't usually fill it, but when shooting with the 7D and 5DII, once the buffer was full the overall fps dropped but also the subsequent shots were taken in pairs - click-click-pause-click-click-pause-etc.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:02:18 AM »
As was mentioned by someone else, my B&H invoice for the M + 22 indicated a $300 manufacturer's instant rebate.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6d focusing screen comparison please
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:00:32 AM »
The Eg-D is just the stock Eg-A with grid lines.  If you want a grid in the VF, that's the way to go (provided the grid pitch is useful to you - it's not a rule of thirds grid). 

For fast lenses, the Eg-S shows you the true DoF of the lens, and when manually focusing that's a big help - the subject just seems to 'snap' into focus.  No real need for it with the 40/2.8, though.  Lenses with f/1.2-f/2 max apertures are where you see the benefit.  The Eg-S does make for a dark VF, especially with an f/5.6 lens indoors (outdoors in good light, it's not really an issue).

If you're used to manually focusing film cameras, you really might want to consider one of the 3rd party options (brightscreen, etc.) where you can get a split prism with a microprism collar, which was common on film cameras.

After how many shots?  Shooting RAW or JPG?  The buffer of the 5DIII isn't all that deep, and if you're writing RAW to the SD (vs. the CF) that slows it down even more. 

Other settings, like high ISO NR and focus priority, can also drop your burst rate.

Lenses / Re: 85L or 135L?
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:46:28 AM »
Thanks for the info. The reason that I sought this information is because my favorite "subject" are my two daughters who are still only when fast asleep. I don't want to end up frustrated with a fast prime only to OOF shots. I guess I need to postpone my purchase till my daughters grow up a bit more / calm down a little bit  :)

The 85L II does well for portraits of my kids individually.  Even when they are moving around, they don't transmogrify from place to place - the issue with the 85L is when you focus from a close to a far subject or vice versa.

Shooting faster than ~f/2-2.8 means only one kid in focus, so for >1, I usually reach for the 70-200 II instead of the 85L.  If you do get the 85L, I'd recommend getting a 72mm 3-stop ND so you can use it wide open on bright days.

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