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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 07, 2015, 11:12:48 AM »
Getting the EOS-M3 is a sure thing for me.

On Yodobashi Camera website (electronics retail giant here in Japan), the M3 EVF kit is being advertised for ¥64,580 which includes tax. The body-only is advertised as ¥61,340.

Hi Shunsai,

I am also based in Japan, and I never understood why on earth people shop in Yodobashi\ Bicamera at all???
Their points system is an absolute rip off!! Just check the Amazon Japan prices, and you will see Yodo and Bic just add to that price and then pretend you gain something by offering you points with money you paid extra!!! (CFR. The prices you mentioned for the eos m3 and eos m3 plus finder set....)
Take my advice and just stick to Amazon in Japan!!!!!!  ;)


hi untenchicken,

Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't actually buy anything from Yodobashi. I realized years ago that their point system was just an elaborate marketing scam. I only mentioned them because the little camera store I buy my gear from doesn't have any information about it online yet. I just used Yodobashi as a point of reference. The place I buy it from will definitely be cheaper. Thanks though. I'll keep an eye on Amazon to see if it beats the store I usually buy at.

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:44:11 PM »
Getting the EOS-M3 is a sure thing for me.

I'm leaning towards this conclusion myself. It seems to have pretty much everything I want in a smaller second body. I've never had DPAF, so I can't miss it, and if it's just a system for helping you autofocus better, I'm not sure I understand what the big deal is.

On Yodobashi Camera website (electronics retail giant here in Japan), the M3 EVF kit is being advertised for ¥64,580 which includes tax. The body-only is advertised as ¥61,340. Basically less than $45 more for the one with the EVF. Is that some kind of misprint? It sounds great to me. It looks like its supposed to arrive at the end of March. However I may look for the EF adapter online from the States as here they seem to go for about ¥7000 and I'm sure I've seen it on US Amazon for closer to $45.

UPDATE: Well, looks like I'm a little more invested in EOS-M now- I just bought an EF lens adapter on Amazon Japan for less than $50 (used, but like new). Considering the amount of money it would take to find a trustworthy seller in the States or on eBay that also ships to Japan, I think I got a pretty good deal! Now when it comes, I can go to my local brick and mortar shop and try out my lenses before I buy.

EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs. DSLR
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:00:13 PM »
I have pretty much the same question as the OP actually. I have a FF DSLR, and am looking for something smaller to serve as a second body. I previously had a Rebel, but gave it away to a friend. My interest is piqued in a small camera that I can throw one of my EF lens on if the occasion calls for it. The upcoming M3 and 750/760D both look promising. I'm not looking to start a war over which is better, I'm just curious about the clear advantages some of you have personally found to using one over the other, or that you foresee with the upcoming releases.

Right now, for me, the clearest advantage of the M3 would be that I could make it portable if I need to. The previous M1 and M2 didn't hold my interest because they lacked an integrated flash, which kinda killed the whole portability advantage. The advantage to the Rebel 750/760D is that I wouldn't have to buy an adapter for my EF lenses and I could even use one of my lens I currently have no camera to use with. Anything else I might need to consider?

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:59:46 PM »
Honestly, popup flash is one of the things I have missed the most since jumping from crop to FF. If it's not useful for you- fine. But even a popup flash is useful in some situations where I don't want to haul my 580EX and batteries for it along. There's really no good reason not to include a popup flash (I don't buy the weather-sealing excuse; I used to trek through lots of different terrain with a Rebel XTi and popup flash and never had problems). It's not like having one means you're FORCED to use it for every shot.

Regarding CF cards, I like the format. I don't particularly want Canon to dump the format. While I don't buy new CF cards anymore though, I have been buying inexpensive, large capacity SD and micro-SD cards which I put in a CF adapter. I bought one adapter that holds 2 micro-SD cards and another one that holds a regular size SD. So now I have 2 128 Gb "CF cards" I can use in my camera. They record video fine, and they didn't even come close to breaking the bank.

EOS Bodies / Re: FPS and Flash Sync Speed
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:13:51 AM »

That makes no sense, in your studio why can't you get the ambient below  1/200, 100iso and f1.2, or around EV8-9? I can understand not being able to turn your flashes down low enough in a small space at that aperture, but I can't understand not controlling your ambient.

Ambient light isn't a problem in my indoor setup. But 1/250 and slower is one of those limitations I've never understood why there hasn't been any progress in decades. I make do and usually end up shooting at 5.6 and up, but sometimes I want to shoot wide open (and yeah, sometimes it is a problem bringing the studio lights' level low enough for what I want).

EOS Bodies / Re: FPS and Flash Sync Speed
« on: February 01, 2015, 09:22:19 PM »
In what studio? The only need for faster sync speeds in a studio is to minimise the ambient, the studio is the one place where you have complete control of the ambient.

Such a slow sync speed makes it difficult to shoot with wide apertures which I sometimes would prefer using. Especially since I have such a small studio space which limits the amount of background blur I can do at higher F-stops.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:39:58 AM »

Is this the eye-tracking autofocus feature I've heard people been clamoring for, or is this something that is already currently available in other cameras?

EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:32:02 AM »

... I'm kind of expecting it to be in the vicinity of the 1DX so far as price goes.

At that price it'll be dead on arrival. The competition's offerings are in the $3.5k mark.


If $3.5K is where it lands, they've got my attention. If I were to venture a shot in the dark, I would guess either $3999 or $4999. I would hope I was way off (like I was about the 7D2), but I just still remember being gobsmacked by the jump in price from 5D2 to 5D3.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:07:55 AM »
I'm curious about the Dual Digic6? Isn't the dual chip usually implemented for higher FPS or something?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:56:45 PM »
I'm happy to admit and glad I was wrong about the price point. I thought for sure it was gonna be over $2000. Even though I'm not in the market for a new camera at the moment, I admit this 7D Mark II looks pretty good; the excelling point being the very reasonable price. I still don't understand the $3500 introductory price tag for the Mark III. I hope this 7D II sells well! And I hope when the 5D Mark IV does come that they don't make that mistake again. It's still unbelievable to me to think that the 5D Mark III started out at basically twice the price of the 7D Mark II...

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:04:28 PM »

They raised the 5-series price substantially, which left a gap to be filled by the 6D.  With what will Canon fill the $1500 gap between the $1K 70D and your proposed 250% higher-priced 7D?  There may be quite a few 7D owners who would upgrade to a 7DII...but there's a far larger customer base of Rebel/xxxD and xxD owners that Canon would like to see upgrade, and a >$1800 7DII will preclude most of that.

$1699 at launch.

For a while, the original 7D will fill in that gap. Then will eventually come along the 80D.

I would love to believe you're right- I'm not a fan of Canon's current pricing scheme. But I was personally gobsmacked by the $3500 price tag of the 5D3. I would love to believe that that was an isolated case and that Canon still engages in sensible pricing when it comes to upgrades, but I'm not inclined to believe that Canon is that principled. They will charge what they think they can get for it, not based on how neatly it fits into a pricing tier.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 07, 2014, 08:06:38 PM »
A sub-$2000 7DII doesn't sound realistic to me. Cheaper than the 6D? Why would they do that? Those 2 cameras seem targeted at quite different users. 6D is the entry-level full frame for people who want to get their feet wet; 7D is the top-of-the-line crop body for people who want to shoot quick action and have some built in reach. I'm much more inclined to believe Canon will do to the 7DII pricing what they did to the 5DIII pricing- add on $1000 bucks to the price of the predecessor.

$2499 at start.

Here's a follow up from my last email from Canon:
Thank you for following up with us.

I understand your concerns, and cannot say with certainty how many more Operating systems will support DPP v3. I know there is a plan to have DPP v4 support more than the current 4 models, so it is likely your model will be supported by DPP v4 in the near future.

Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance with your EOS 7D. Thank you for choosing Canon.


You must've been a whole lot politer than me, because you got 2 responses, and I haven't even gotten one. That's great news that they will at some point include other models. Thanks for the update!

Site Information / Re: Forum software (upgrade) wish-list
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:01:43 PM »
We are moving to vbulletin in the next 15-30 days.

Post Rating will be included.

Collapsing Threads will be included.

Not sure about your third suggestion, I'll look into it.

There will be a few hiccups with vBulletin, most notably everyone will have to reset their passwords. Some threads will also get bumped when imported and some posted images will disappear. We're working to make it as smooth as possible.

Tapatalk will be installed on the forum.

Not sure about a whiners section. :)

Categories for specific cameras, that may be required and I'll think about it. The issue is moving current topics to the new boards.


I realize this thread is a couple years old, but has any headway been made on integrating Tapatalk access? Were these plans scuttled?

Site Information / Re: Smartphone users - interested in Tapatalk?
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:57:03 PM »
I just found this topic after a quick search because I have been thinking of asking the same question: is there any reason why forums can't be made available on Tapatalk? I would love it if it was added. I enjoy this forum and love the ease of use and access on Tapatalk. It would be the best of both worlds.

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