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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:27:25 AM »
M is for Misfire!
1. Last company into the mirrorless segment and:
Slow AF in 2013 from the biggest camera manufacturer? HUH?
2.No viewfinder or provision for an optional one. HUH? (gee if you are providing access to all of that Canon glass Canon could have guessed that most would want/NEED a VF???).
3.Canon was dead last launching this product...perfect position to implement a camera that surpassed and avoided the other manufacturer's shortcomings.
4. Canon has the deepest pockets and had all the time in the world for a great launch...yet came to the table with few native lenses.

I love my 5DIII....but I have to thank Canon for the M...they REALLY made me happy with my decision to buy two MFT cameras and ten MFT lenses. That LITTLE camera system is sooooooooooo brilliant! Thanks Canon!  ::) ::) ::)

....and MFT is four years old.... HUH?

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Nice, but I'm not gonna make fb for that.

+100
Yeah...I would not get a FB page even if you told me I WAS the winner of the 6D! LOL.
Oh well.  :P

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Lenses / Re: Are you using a filter on your 40mm
« on: February 17, 2013, 06:31:49 AM »
I have B&W Clear filter on all my lenses, no exception for shorty ;)

Sorry, I have to ask. Why? The cost of a decent filter is about half that of the lens. And the front end doesn't seem too vulnerable. I know the hood is ridiculous for the shorty but does it need protection?

I have a B&W MRC clear filter on all of my L-Glass, Zeiss and even my Sigma 50mm...
I may take them off in certain shooting conditions (especially the super-wide lenses))...but generally they are pretty much permanently on my lenses.
I know this is a personal thing and most shooters have their own take on it...
...But for the $149-Shorty-McForty I think I would get the hood and forget the filter. I would be able to feel the pure EXHILARATION, as though I was running thru a cold, mountain stream naked....aaaaaahhhhhhh FREEDOM! Who cares if it gets scratched!!!!    (Wow, that felt good)  :).

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Lenses / Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« on: February 15, 2013, 01:35:05 AM »
I also just got a 15 mm fisheye, but on my 5d3, the image does not fill the frame. In post with the LR lens profile, I seem to lose quite a bit of the image during cropping. Any suggestions?

Sorry but I am afraid that you are incorrect. The Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens is for full-frame cameras and the image circle completely fills the frame of a 5D Mark III as it is a full-frame camera.

The thing with a fisheye is that you do not use it often...but when you see the shot...nothing else will work!!!...that is the fun and the challenge....the lens makes YOU hunt for the image that does the lens justice! It's not for everyone.....but I love mine!
I shot this with my MFT fisheye...(yes...I own two! Lol!)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6790974944_e8ddb4a860_b.jpg

It's grainy, but i like it.


Added the muted colors and grain in post prod. On purpose. Thanks!

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Lenses / Re: How do yall compose a shot using a fisheye lens?
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:21:43 PM »
I also just got a 15 mm fisheye, but on my 5d3, the image does not fill the frame. In post with the LR lens profile, I seem to lose quite a bit of the image during cropping. Any suggestions?

Sorry but I am afraid that you are incorrect. The Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens is for full-frame cameras and the image circle completely fills the frame of a 5D Mark III as it is a full-frame camera.

The thing with a fisheye is that you do not use it often...but when you see the shot...nothing else will work!!!...that is the fun and the challenge....the lens makes YOU hunt for the image that does the lens justice! It's not for everyone.....but I love mine!
I shot this with my MFT fisheye...(yes...I own two! Lol!)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6790974944_e8ddb4a860_b.jpg

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Landscape / Re: Critique needed
« on: February 12, 2013, 09:52:45 PM »
Introduce yourself to the Rule of Thirds
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/rule-of-thirds.htm

Great place to start learning about composition.....

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I would like to see a really tight 14-24mm comparable to the Nikon. Sharp at 14mm AND 24mm.  I could do without the 16-35mm.  Apparently is is possible to make an incredible 14-24mm...we just need to see Canon do that, and end their mediocre, underperforming Wideangle Zooms.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: February 12, 2013, 08:53:03 AM »
Remember?

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PowerShot / Re: A camera for backpacking into the wilderness...
« on: February 10, 2013, 01:00:48 PM »
I wouldn't leave the poles at home.... if you are carying all the gear you may need them for balance... or saving the knees on the way downhill...

When I pack for summer trips it is:
Ultralight tent, ultralight down sleeping bag, 3/4 length thermarest...
rainjacket and pants, fleece pullover, spare socks and underwear.....
MSR stove and one pot, a cup, a spoon, and a pair of chopsticks. (I eat out of the pot)
Dehydrated food, water filter, and 3 litre camelback
assorted stuff like first aid kit, flashlight, etc etc.
60D camera with 18-200 lens, sometimes a 400f5.6 if conditions permit.

It is the food that is the big weight savings. I prepare my food at home and dehydrate it. While hiking all I have to do is boil water, drop in the food, stir it, and turn the stove off. Let it sit for 10 minutes, bring it back to a boil, and eat. You use a minimumum amount of fuel (more weight savings) cooking is quick and simple, no burnt mess on pots... and you don't need lots of kitchen utensils to prepare it... just a pair of chopsticks to stir with.

WOW! A minimalist...like me!..I basically carry all the same camping gear except I skipp the pot and carry only one titanium cup..(eat out of the food packets),plus solar charger for my iPod mini. Lol!
I have a complete Canon kit...but that all stays at home especially when I go out for more than an overnight. I bring a Micro Four Thirds kit with me. ...not even my Olympus OMD (too heavy)...but my Panasonic GX1 (really light weight!), a viewfinder,  with the best primes....there is nothing worse than being out on a three or four-nighter with too much weight on your back...no fun! I am anxiously awaiting a good quality long tele prime from Oly or Pany to bump the quality up on the long end a little...but everything in that kit is great and makes an incredibly great compromise to help save this old man's weary bones! :-)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strange sound inside 5D III (?)
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:39:30 PM »
I have had my camera for 6 months...I did not even know the camera made the noise until I read this post, (damn you guys have good ears!). My camera makes the noise. Clearly it is normal. I don't know what it is but it would be interesting to find out if someone knows. I am not concerned, just curious.

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My experience:
Kenko Extension Tubes...in using the 12mm tube to get closer ith my 85L  (the close-focusing distance for this lens is not close), I found that my AF was way off...and if I changed the microAFadjustment it changed it for the lens alone as well as my 5D III does not recognize an extension tube (Canon or other brand) and lens as a separate entity.
I bought the Canon 12mm...no focus shift. Problem solved...wallet in pain.

I found that no-name cable releases break easily although they "look" the same as the Canon.

My Wasabi batteries and charger (includes car charger) are great! You just don't get any battery indication in the finder, if you can live with that. Savings are significant if you buy the two-battery-plus-charge set when compared to the Canon batteries, spare charger and car adapter.

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Lenses / Re: Roger Buys a Camera System: A 24-70mm System Comparison
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:06:24 PM »
I LOVE any-and-everything that Roger posts on the web. I ALWAYS learn something or lots-of-somethings when I read his posts. He is thorough, honest and just has a great, obsessive POV.
..the only thing I like more ...is watching him try to suffer thru buying a camera system that is going to make him happy!!!! This is just wonderfully great.. I could not do it...I have two complete systems. LOL. Yes I am single with no responsibilities!!!!
GOOD LUCK ROGER.....  8)

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Lenses / Re: Finally!
« on: February 06, 2013, 11:45:20 PM »
Congrats!  Warning.  Now you will want another "L".  It is a disease!
 ;) ;)

...or TWO!!?..LOL!

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50 1.4 or Canon 85 1.8 OR 100 2.0 for 5d mark ii
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:57:48 AM »
..yeah...forgot about the shorty forty...That is a great suggestion...not that fast an f-stop but a lot of lens for a little bit of money!!!!

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 50 1.4 or Canon 85 1.8 OR 100 2.0 for 5d mark ii
« on: February 06, 2013, 07:50:27 AM »
I agree with what was said above...out of the lenses you mentioned the Sigma 50mm is a great lens and would be the most versatile. If you are new, and getting your feet wet, you may want to consider picking up a used Canon 24-105mm to get a feel for a good range of focal lengths. Then start buying your primes when you have more experience...you can always sell the zoom later......
You mention wanting to shoot groups and "hit the streets"...to me that is sounding like the better lens for you, if you want a prime may be a 35mm. Check out the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4. Killer value and if you only own one lens it could be more versatile for your needs. That is the street lens of choice for many and a good lens for groups.

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