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EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:56:40 PM »
OR, Tiny EOS-M with EF 600 Lens + 2X Extender, for the Birds Photography.

Thank you for this.  Anyone with a 1200mm mounted on an M (or the other way around)? 


For those stuck with a style of LCD they do not prefer, would you pay a typical Canon markup price for an add-on like a grip or wireless speedlite transmitter (let's say $300) to have the option to dismount your current LCD 'module' for one with the functionality you prefer?  Let's presume is was quick-connect-like and could be changed out in a matter of seconds (like a lens).

Would you own more than one and change them out based on what you are shooting?

Never say never, but I doubt I would.  Far better for Canon to put an articulating touch screen on all cameras and then let folks articulate and/or touch if they want to or leave face out and not touch if they don't.

EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:33:56 AM »
EOS M on a 500mm F4 with a 1.4 extndr

That's what I'm talking about.  Now I just need the 500mm..........................................

EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 18, 2014, 12:00:51 AM »
Dear Friend DPP.
One thing that you need to know, If you crazy like me, who use Big " L " Lenses with EOS-M----We can  not use the Arca Swiss plate at the EOS-M body---We will damage the  bottom part of the tiny body, because the Big "L " Lens are so heavy and  might shear off/ or damage the Tiny body of EOS-M.
You need to spend  $ 5 more Dollars to buy extra Arca Swiss plate to mount on the Lens adaptor

Yes, All of my Big " L " Lenses have the spare Arca Swiss plates and ready to roll.

Dear Surapon,

My Really Right Stuff package arrived today!  Included was this plate for my M:

I think I like yours better, with the included grip.

I also ordered this Sunwayfoto plate for the M when I thought the RRS stuff was delayed:

It fits fine on the foot of the adaptor (when offset so that it clears the body of the M when taking on and off). 

I am looking forward to using longer lenses with the M, which is why I think the adapter is useful.  So far, I have only the 100-400, 70-200 f/4 and 100L.  All have rings (I bought the cheap ones for the latter two, since Canon doesn't supply for those lenses) and Sunwayfoto Arca/swiss plates. 

I don't see much of a point in using the M with shorter full size lenses, because I like the results with the 22 and 18-55.  For me, the M is either small with the M lenses or attached to something longer to play with (if for no other reason, it looks cool attached to the 100-400).  So, I probably won't get much use out of the adapter foot.

Regards, DPP

Software & Accessories / Re: Lee Big Stpper with UV filters
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:38:18 PM »
Not completely relevant to the thread, but I said I'd follow up. Like the 17-40mm f/4L, the 16-35mm f/4L IS has no vignetting at 20mm and above with an B+W XS-Pro clear filter, wide angle Lee adaptor, Lee filter holder with two slots and a 105mm adaptor, and a B+W 105mm extra wide circular polarizer. My 24-70mm f/4L IS is good at 24mm.

I'm curious whether you can go below 20 mm with either the 17-40 or 16-35 f/4 if you take the clear filter off before attaching Lee wide angle adaptor/holder/105mm adaptor and B+W 105mm extra wide CPL (I take it this is the one that is 105mm on the attaching side, and larger on the side towards the subject)?

It would be useful to know for those who do go bare when using the Lee system (and I have been one of them - although I confess I have been using the CPL between lens and Lee and have gotten it to work sortof - not well).

If Canon is listening.......................  Touch screen is nice, but there has to be a way to turn it off and on without turning off the camera.  I

Apparently, someone heard you, because on my G1X MK II, I have set the "Display Off" function to the shortcut button by using the custom menu settings.  That turns it on/off with a button push.

I can also turn off/on the touch screen function in the settings.

Great.  Now if Canon would only include such a function for the M via a firmware update.........  (I know, I'm dreaming). 

EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 17, 2014, 02:15:41 PM »
Dear Friend DPP.
Well, I use RRS BH-55 Ballhead, and can use this grip in Portrait Position by adjust the ball head at the side slot hole, But If I want to use the Flash L Grip holder, Yes, I must remove this add on grip + Arca plate, to make camera  flat bottom.
The Bad thing = Add the biger body to tiny EOS-M not fit in my pant pocket any more ----Ha, Ha, Ha---But the great thing = Perfected fit to big hand like you and me.

Dear Surapon,

Thanks.  I have the RRS BH-55 coming soon (along with new RRS legs).  And a RRS plate for the M.  Hopefully it will all arrive before I leave on vacation Monday.  I'll see how the RRS plate works, but I like the idea of the integrated grip.


If Canon is listening.......................  Touch screen is nice, but there has to be a way to turn it off and on without turning off the camera.  I am getting to like the touch screen on the M, but if you leave the camera on and the camera bounces around, all your settings have changed.  Articulating:  I had one on my G1 (that's the original G1 from circa 2001).  Worked fine (even though it is tiny).  Probably still works fine.  I haven't used that camera in a while.  As someone else noted, articulating or not is way down on the priority list in selecting a camera.  And if I could only figure out Wifi on the 6D, I could use my phone or my wife's tablet as an articulating screen...........

EOS-M / Re: Arca Swiss plate for EOS M
« on: July 15, 2014, 10:47:36 AM »
Hi all,

My EOS M will be arriving in a day or two, and I'd like to get it paired properly with a small, arca swiss compatible plate that doesn't extend way past the body (like a typical DSLR plate would on the M)

Any one out there happy with the one they are using?  I'd like to keep it semi permanently attached to the camera, so not blocking the battery door is a must.


Dear BL
Here is another option that fit your EOS-M need for both additional grip and  Arca-Swiss Plate---And Cheap too.



Do you have one of these?  Looks good because adds the grip to the Arca plate.  But it doesn't clamp in Portrait orientation, just Landscape?  Any interference when adding the adapter with foot attached?

Thanks, DPP

Software & Accessories / Re: To filter or not to filter
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:26:30 PM »
I don't use UV (protection) filters on my 40/2.8 pancake or on my EF-M lenses, but I do on the all the others that take them.

Crap, that technically should change my vote.  I am answer #1 above, but the pancake is an exception. 

- A

Should change mine as well (I voted as close to the actual as I could).  I have the same exceptions as Neuro, plus my TSE 24 (version 1) and my Rokinon 14mm.  Haven't yet figured out filters for those.  And sometimes it's too much work to replace the clear if I am swapping my CPL on and off lenses doing landscape shots.   

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:04:31 AM »
I didn't know there is video feature on 5D  :o
started on the 5D2...1920x1080

Tongue in cheek:  My 5D definitely doesn't have a video feature.

I suspect what Dylan777 is playfully saying is that many participants on this forum never or seldom use the video features of their cameras (if present) and would not buy a 5DIV if 4K (whatever that is) were the only upgrade.

I realize that this may be a big deal for the video folk who participate on this forum.

And, I have no idea whether adding and upping the video features on a DSLR increases the cost or helps pay for the R&D for features that still photographers are coming to love (e.g., live view).

Before you pull the trigger on the 105 CPL, you should consider the wonderpana system:

I haven't used it, but it's basically a Lee-style system with much larger filters so that the vignetting problem is a non-issue for UWA focal lengths.  If you want to stack stuff and have a CPL at 16mm, this is the system you should look into.

That said, I love my Lee setup.  It's well built and has industry standard sizing so I am not married to first party 4x6 filters or CPLs.  And it's flexible and powerful.  I can double my ND grads on harsh sunlight, stack an ND grad with a 10 stop ND, and now with a front ring the CPL is an independent consideration if I need to manage the sky (only for longer FL) or reflections (at any FL).  The only time I need to juggle/think is between 16-20mm, and that's fine by me.

- A

Thanks for the advise, but I have been using the Lee system (so far, the Big Stopper and a set of hard ND grads that I have also been using as straight NDs - planning to add real NDs and some soft grads soon).  I have been enjoying the system.  But, I have been limping along, putting my 77mm CPL between the lens and the Lee.  It's nearly impossible to rotate the CPL then set the grads (at least without getting finger prints all over).  Hence taking the next step and adding the 105 CPL ring and CPL.  Like you, I will need to deal with the 16/17 to around 20mm. 

This is very helpful.  I'm still using the 17-40 but hope to migrate to the 16-35 f/4 shortly.  I've been in the process of trying to figure out the Lee holder/CPL/UWA conundrum.  Next step:  order the 105 ring and the B&W CPL.  Thanks.

EOS-M / Re: What is wrong with the AF speed of the M?
« on: June 25, 2014, 11:08:09 PM »
Dear All,

My first post may be nothing new, but I was wondering if I am the only EOS M owner who is aware of the extreme benefits of Custom Function C.Fn IV / C.Fn-5 1: taking the AF function away from the shutter button.
This results in a world of difference when focusing and ever since setting up my wee beauty that way I feel that the criticism towards the AF speed of the M is, well, kind of unjustified!

Anybody feels the same here?

Nice to have finally joined the CR forum... ;)

Welcome to the forum (I take it you have been following for a while before you joined).

Thanks for the heads up on back button focusing on the M.  That's generally what I use with my DSLRs, but I didn't realize I could set the M that way.

As to focus speed, it seems to focus faster when using the touch screen focus/shoot method (which I generally avoid).  In my unscientific test, it seems to be almost instantaneous when focusing/shooting using the touch screen when the Cf is set to back button focus, and about a second when focusing using the back button to focus (about the same time as when the Cf is set to shutter button focus).  Of course, you still get the advantage of pre-focusing using the back button).    If this is true in the real world, then I may find myself leaving the Cf on back button focus and using the touch screen focus/shoot - at least when focus speed matters.

Another unscientific test last night:  indeed the M shutter is very fast when set to back button focus and using the touch screen focus/shoot method.  And it is no wonder, because apparently it doesn't focus at all when using the touch screen to shoot if set to back button focus. 

Conclusion:  use back button focus if you like it, but no increase in focus speed (other than the usual advantage of pre-focusing with the back button and snapping when the scene (including any action in the scene) is what you want). 

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