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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:21:45 AM »
As Paul says, it's unlikely the EOS M wasn't really designed for the 400mm although it can be fitted to it with the adaptor. There has to be a reason the 1Dx has the extra power compared to even the 5D3. What I understand, it doesn't only help increase the fps it also helps focusing faster. So, the EOS M isn't likely to have that extra power to drive its motor very quickly. I have used a (borrowed) M now a couple of days with the 22mm and that touch screen focus and obviously it isn't fast, but not as bad as I expected. It's all about having a balanced system and have the right expectations.

True. I must admit I am interested by these small cameras, and often find myself at a Sony area of the shopping mall messing around with the RX 1 and RX 100. It will be interesting to see what the new M is like, but for now, if I were purchasing such an item I would get the RX 100.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:12:36 AM »
Did he have the manual to hand?

I can't remember whether he had the manual, I just remember the hunting (which was why he kept changing the settings to try and get it to stay locked). I also asked him about it recently, but can't remember what he said either (must be getting old, that's an awful lot I can't remember! Worrying really! :-) ).

And not to knock your professional friend with his 400mm f2.8, but I don't think it's the kind of lens Canon designed the M for.

I agree, and I do not think I was the only one that told him it looked stupid. :D

But what one person experiences does not mean that you will have the same concerns, so I wish you well with your M.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:47:57 AM »
I think most folk knocking the m af are using it in granny mode right out the box.

I stood behind a professional photographer friend at a sporting event not that long ago, and in a break he got out the M and started messing with it (and all its settings) for about 20 minutes, trying to get it to focus on people walking, and on some static objects. He was using a 400 f/2.8 ii with it and is no spring chicken, so he knows what he is doing, and I see him quite often as some of the things we cover seem to overlap.

The AF was laughably slow, it hunted and hunted. You almost have sufficient time to go and make a cup of tea, and by the time you get back it will hopefully have locked. There were times when you thought it had a lock, and then the camera suddenly changed its mind and went off hunting again.

Not saying this to knock your purchase, but when there are so many people talking about the AF system on reviews, and in other places, then you there really has to be an issue somewhere. You know what they say about no smoke without fire.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Video editing software
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:21:58 PM »
What you should look for in the video software is how it uses your video card and RAM etc. For example, Sony Vegas Pro makes very good use of CUDA and the Video card etc which makes it much faster. Of course this also depends on your computer system etc.

Let us know how it goes.

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Lenses / Re: Which is the best?
« on: May 05, 2013, 09:25:47 AM »
The 400 II is best...if you need a 400mm lens. If you need a 300mm lens, the 300 II is best.  If you need a 50mm lens, they both suck.

neuro's in top form lately!

Q8-MC - Your question makes no sense. There is 100mm difference, and that grows when you start to use TCs. What do you want to shoot, why and what is your budget?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Video editing software
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:59:40 PM »
I use Sony Vegas Pro. I like it, and find it easy to use. The con is that it is quite expensive though they do have cheaper - and excellent quality - options such as the Studio etc.

I do not think it really matters what one shoots. A video is a video, what is in it really makes no difference.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Google Glass
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:52:59 PM »
I'm mostly interested in the HUD aspect. What kind of info does it display and how easy is it to see?


I've said for a while, as a motorbike rider, that the next big innovation will be HUD for speedometer, gear position info etc.

This would be very interesting for cyclists too, would be great to see a map with directions on your favourite pair of Oakleys. And to be able to switch between that and a rear view shot to see what is coming up from behind (more cyclists this, than motorbike of course).

Are they waterproof?

Wonder what all this will do for people's eyes though. I do not wear glasses, so am lucky considering the amount of time I spend in front of a laptop, but having info so close must be an issue.

Would you be happy talking to someone wearing a pair though? Should a record or picture taking LED on the front be obligatory), so the other person knows if they are being recorded?

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EOS-M / Re: Subsequent m naming...
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:46:24 PM »
in Sweden M Hua Hin .... in China M Anywhere where they have a c@sino ....

Haha! You obviously know Hua Hin very well!

I think it should just be called M 0.1, or M&M, or My, or MP, or maybe just Q.  :o

But if Leica got a little upset then I would definitely call it the M.1 rather than M-1, just because that would be fun!! Then in a year the new new one should be called M.1.1, then M.1.2 and on it goes.

Added: I am glad Paul's question was not serious, cos I just reread this post! I need coffee, it is too early to be posting!!  :o 8) :D


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I know CPS is very, very different from country to country, but is it the same deal across the whole of the US or does it differ by states there?


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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:35:10 PM »
How on earth did this thread get to be 4 pages long!

I think, CR should have a one Special "Fun" section for:

Suspect threads (such as this one, and quite a few others of late)
Joke threads
Other topics other than Cameras

Those three topics, and possibly a couple more, can reside in just one sub-forum.


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Reviews / Re: Review - Google Glass
« on: May 04, 2013, 06:33:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing FunPhotons. I did follow a couple of EnGadget's videos of the Google Glass and can see it has potential.

Could you tell us a little more about them, apart from the camera. What are they like to wear, what do the weigh, what are your thoughts on the security issue (anyone can pick them up and use them), how is it to read an email on them, what apps are you using? That sort of thing.

Thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« on: May 03, 2013, 07:45:47 PM »
Well that was easy.  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon are you listening?
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:29:23 PM »
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And a ham sandwich with every new camera, dammit!!!

Only if it has a nice slice of real cheese and a generous slice of a juicy red tomato as well. And let's just hope they do not forget a thin spread of Salad Cream. Heinz of course. Otherwise all deals are off and I may just switch to, erm, Polaroid. :D  8)
No tomato on the sandwich, both the cheese and bread will get soggy. Get yourself together here  :D

Says the man living in the city with the best French bread in South East Asia.  ;)  Making an ham and cheese sandwich without a nice slice of juicy tomato is just wrong. It would be like spreading some mayonnaise on it instead of using Heinz's Salad Cream, and since when did cheese get soggy?!  ;D  :o
I apologize, I stand corrected  ;)

 :D The amazing French bread you have in PP, is one of the main benefits of living there I think. I know when I travel there I eat enormous amounts of the stuff!! Good cheeses, pates and wines are also reasonably priced.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon are you listening?
« on: May 01, 2013, 11:11:16 PM »
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And a ham sandwich with every new camera, dammit!!!

Only if it has a nice slice of real cheese and a generous slice of a juicy red tomato as well. And let's just hope they do not forget a thin spread of Salad Cream. Heinz of course. Otherwise all deals are off and I may just switch to, erm, Polaroid. :D  8)
No tomato on the sandwich, both the cheese and bread will get soggy. Get yourself together here  :D

Says the man living in the city with the best French bread in South East Asia.  ;)  Making an ham and cheese sandwich without a nice slice of juicy tomato is just wrong. It would be like spreading some mayonnaise on it instead of using Heinz's Salad Cream, and since when did cheese get soggy?!  ;D  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon are you listening?
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:16:37 PM »
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And a ham sandwich with every new camera, dammit!!!

Only if it has a nice slice of real cheese and a generous slice of a juicy red tomato as well. And let's just hope they do not forget a thin spread of Salad Cream. Heinz of course. Otherwise all deals are off and I may just switch to, erm, Polaroid. :D  8)

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