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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.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:04:07 PM »
I do not use the 24-70 from Nikon, I use lenses who can reproduce the higher mp

So, say you were shooting an event and needed a zoom lens covering the general purpose range of moderate wide angle to short tele, and an f/2.8 aperture for subject isloation and low-light use.  What lens would you use on your D800 to give you the full benefit of the higher MP?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:57:32 PM »
Actually, I just don't understand all of the projecting that takes place on these forums.   I state my opinion that I think the current EOS-M is a bad buy...

At a guess, I'd say it was because the word you used was 'silly'...being called silly (and yes, I know that's not what you stated, but that's a natural interpretation) tends to piss people off. 

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 01:22:52 PM »
Fact: Canon is not offering the EOS M for $299.
Fact: There is no rebate currently offered for the EOS-M, which means no enforcement of minimum advertised pricing.
Fact: B&H offered the camera for $299.
Fact: We don't know why B&H made this offer.
Fact: Adorama and Amazon are major competitors with B&H.
Fact: Adorama and Amazon matched B&H's price.
Fact: We don't know why Adorama and Amazon matched B&H's price, but we can speculate it has something to do with the competitive marketplace.
Fact: Eventually, the EOS-M will be replaced.

Fact: B&H, Adorama, and Amazon offered a very low price on the EOS M
Speculation: Canon had a large backstock of EOS M kits
Speculation: Canon offered discount wholesale pricing to a select group of their largest US retailers
Speculation: The discount pricing was based on retailers' purchase of a large number of units
Speculation: Canon did this to drive wider adoption of the EOS M system
Fact: I bought one, it's been delivered to my building and I'll have my hands on it within the hour

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:29:11 PM »
The dual-pixel AF system launched on the 70D single-handedly restructured Canon's line that is based around Live-View focusing.  And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

You're using the past tense.  I do not think the restructuring you think has happened has actually happened.  In fact, if you read the rumor that 'dropped just hours after a fire sale' you'll see that, according to that rumor, Canon intends to release another M camera before dual pixel CMOS 'restructures' anything about the M series. 

And, in case you are unaware, the EOS-M line is the only one based around Live-View focusing.

So apparently, you are unaware of the PowerShot G1 X, not to mention the other PowerShots with CMOS sensors. 

Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:13:26 PM »
I'm surprised that canon used the weakest material on what was once one of the most popular lenses.

Maybe you'd find it less surprising if that statement is rephrased slightly...  "Canon used the weakest cheapest material on what was once one of the most popular lenses." 

</cynical>  ;)

Animal Kingdom / Re: First Alaskan Pic
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:45:18 AM »
Any LR workflow tips would be great especially where there's hundreds of pictures to deal with.

Hopefully someone else will chime in, I use DxO Optics Pro for RAW conversions (and Aperture for library management).

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »
That would require a new mount, because APS-C is the biggest that can fit the EOS-M.


The EF and EF-S mount are the same size...

Also related, i was in a cam shop to pick up the eos m, and the camera guy had a ball telling me that "canon is bringing out a lot of stuff later this year" Of course nothing specific, but that does coincide with the current M firesale, even mentioned by this latest post.

Yeah, those salespeople in camera shops...they have all the inside information, direct from Canon HQ.   ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: So I made the jump to FF - now what?
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:18:15 AM »
How do people feel about the 135L with an extender?

It takes the extender ok, but it will lose to the 70-200L f/2.8 IS II in IQ/IS.  If you don't have 70-200L zoom, then 135 + extender is a good way to extend the focal length range.

Do you think it is better than the 70-300?

The 135L + 1.4x is definitely not better than the 70-300L (but it's pretty similar to the 70-300 non-L).

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