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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 23, 2013, 08:57:19 AM »


At first I don't understand what's the big deal with people's amusement of mounting a big EF lens on the M, then I realize they just don't use a lens big enough to experience the same thing on a DSLR. I have a 70-200 2.8 II, and when mounted to a bigger DSLR like the 5D, you still end up mostly supporting the weight of the setup by holding the lens. So mounting the same lens to the M is no different.

Then why are we giving up DSLR AF speed & tracking for mirrorless again? 

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:27:09 PM »
I haven't found any issues holding the EOS-M with a large lens.  You just need to be used to supporting a lens with a camera hanging off the back instead of supporting a camera with a lens hanging off the front.

Most people who shoot with things like a 70-200 or longer lens are probably used to having their left hand under the lens, supporting the weight, and using the right hand to operate most of the camera controls and stabilize the whole thing.  It can be very awkward and less stable to have the center of gravity of the camera/lens forward of where you are supporting the weight.

It feels more natural to me to support the weight under the lens.  When I shoot with the 40mm pancake on my 7D my left hand doesn't know what to do. :)
A small mirrorless camera with a large lens does look silly at first but after using one for a while, it becomes quiet natural once you open your mind to the possibility.

Most of us are used to holding a larger SLR body, which is often heavier than the lens (in most handheld cases anyway) and controlling functions with the right hand. Left hand to focus and/or zoom.

I use my EOS M with the adapter and my 24-70 and 16-35 quite a bit, and at first it was very awkward. But then I started holding it a bit differently, instead of holding the weight in my right hand (as in a SLR) I started holding the weight in my left hand (supporting the lens, which is now the heaviest part).

Holding the weight in my left hand still allows me two fingers to zoom and focus. Additionally, the right hand is freed to control the camera settings on the touchscreen. If you try to hold a mirrorless like an SLR, your right hand is holding the weight, your left hand is holding the lens, and you don't have a third hand to change shutter/aperture or other settings.

With my method, which is only a slight adjustment, you have all the hands you need to quickly and efficiently get the shot.

It may still look funny, but with a little practice, it's easy to use a large lens on a small camera, with no ergonomic controls.

I'll get use to it ::)

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Site Information / Re: What happens when you hit 10,000 posts?
« on: August 22, 2013, 02:00:51 PM »
...Exactly how much do you have to post about to get there in that kind of time?   :o   ;D

Jim

Neuro is almost there ;D  He has 9900ish posts.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.

Think Canon would add a  few hundred dollars to the cost and to create a great compact P&S?

Hope so...would be nice to have a complete Canon from DSLR, mirrorless, and compact.

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PowerShot / Re: PowerShot Announcements Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
I'll keep an eye on s120. Will Canon be able to bring s120 to RX100 II level?

What I like about RX100 II:
1. Size - fits in jean pocket no problem
2. AF is fast - face detection is excellent
3. Flip screen - great to shoot kids at lower angle shots
4. Sharp at wide open
5. 1600ISO in low light looks really good

Both photos below are straight out from camera. only resized to post here

I'm wondering about this too. I bought my wife an RX 100 (Not II) in March for her birthday, and it is an awesome camera. From what I've heard the I and II are very similar strictly from an image quality standpoint. But yes, I will keep my eye on this S120, but I doubt it will touch the image quality of the RX100. Viewing the RX100 beside photos taken from my old Rebel XSi, I really can't tell the difference. Obviously my 5D3 blows the RX100 out of the water, but I feel like the RX100 is on another level when compared to most compact cameras. If the S120 can compete, I will be extremely impressed, especially at 9FPS.

With current specs, I don't see how that happen.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot S120 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:48:31 AM »
Would've been a must buy at 1.8-2.8

Would've been a G-series size camera at f/1.8-2.8...

Then, what is the point buying compact camera?

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:46:48 AM »
Canon doesn't seem to have interest in high-end compact cameras, therefore, Fuji & Sony will cont. leading this area.

I just don't see myself buying Canon compact camera at this time.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot S120 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:58:10 AM »
With just 1/1.7" sensor, S120 will not out perform RX100 II.


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PowerShot / Re: PowerShot Announcements Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:36:17 PM »
I'll keep an eye on s120. Will Canon be able to bring s120 to RX100 II level?

What I like about RX100 II:
1. Size - fits in jean pocket no problem
2. AF is fast - face detection is excellent
3. Flip screen - great to shoot kids at lower angle shots
4. Sharp at wide open
5. 1600ISO in low light looks really good

Both photos below are straight out from camera. only resized to post here

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Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:29:24 PM »
"Canon will announce an update to the EF-S 55-250 f/3.5-5.6 IS by adding STM and some optical upgrades"

  :-\   :-[ :-[   :'( :'( :'(

MORE PANCAKES


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Lenses / Re: Canon L or Tamron/Sigma advice
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:36:14 AM »
its called resolution/sharpness and evenness from 24-70mm mk2 compared with 24-70 mk1 which are a lottery to get one good copy, I have had 4
and the (IS) in the Tamron makes my day like the IS in my 70-200MK2 = sharp pictures in situations where my own handshake puts  the limit

the old 24-70 is a good lens if you get a good copy ,  but after a while its starts to loose up in the front lens package and lens must be tighten up ,  today there are better lenses=as the Tamron with (IS)

You have any photos taken with Tammy @ f2.8, shutter speed 1/30 or slower?

This one was taken last Christmas season @f2.8 / 0.4sec. 

Were you holding the camera? It looks like the camera was sitting on the table surface.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:21:46 AM »
This always give me a good laugh ;D

I rather carry my 5D III + 40pancake.

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Lenses / Re: Lens Rental Recommendation
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:56:17 PM »
Rent the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8.  Try pics with and without the flash (with is ok if there are relatively low white ceilings for bouncing).

+1...best for crop sensor.


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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:49:53 PM »
It would be foolish to look at the sales figures of the M and conclude the market isn't interested in this class of camera.  Canon was the last one to market and introduced an inferior product with no lens selection. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying the M takes bad photos.  I'm saying it isn't competitive in terms of AF performance, features or lens selection with micro 4/3, NEX, or Fuji's new mirrorless system.  Why would any informed person buy it at full price?

I really agree with this outlook... I have an Olympus OMD and 10 lenses which give me a full micro kit which I just love to use when I don't want or need to carry the big guns.

I agree 100%. And here is Olympus pulling even further ahead with the NEW OM-D  EM1. I can't wait for this one.
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/08/18/the-olympus-om-d-e-m1-the-king-of-micro-43/

-PW


I can't wait for Sony rumor FF mirrorless that allow user to swap lenses ;)

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Lenses / Re: Canon L or Tamron/Sigma advice
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:35:55 PM »
Thank you everyone for your input. I appreciate everyone's input in making my decision since this site allows me to get advice from those much more knowledgeable than myself. This is truly just a hobby for me but with 4 young grandchildren... I ordered the Sigma 35 1.4 to compare to my Canon 35L . Everyone says the Sigma is sharper at 1.4 but some people prefer the bokeh of the Canon. Guess I will find out in a couple days.

I am leaning toward the Canon 24-70 mk II will probably have to wait just a tad bit longer unless a real nice rebate or refurbished with 20%+ coupon from canon hits.. Seems like more quality issues on the Tamron than the Sigma and fewest issues with Canon.( Maybe it is just me but that's how it seems to me.. Nobody is perfect and they all have failure/DOA units).  I am highly considering renting both of them for a couple days to compare how they perform to make my final decision. ....Everyone's agrees the Canon 24-70 mkii  is that good or at least better than the other choices.. so I must ponder this longer.
   Maybe its me but I got used to having all Canon lenses  (Used Tokina/Sigma in past but preferred Canon L glass) Got rid of everything not  Canon and now I considering going back to Sigma/Tamron. The competition seems to be getter better to give Canon a run for the $$ it seems.

To Everyone THANKS for your input!

BH and Adorama offer great discounts during thanksgiving and x-mas times. You might be able get new 24-70 II for around $1800-$1900. They are authorized dealers.

If I have the needs for 35mm, the new Sigma will be my choice. The lens is rock solid and performs excellent.

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