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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:06:41 PM »
might sell a few copies if they bring it at USD 299,- right at launch this time.

Me? No buy. Me wants FF sensor and EVF. :-)

It calls Sony A7 & A7R. Better sensor & better EVF. You being asking for this long time - WHY WAIT for Canon. I don't get it ::)

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 06:52:13 PM »
Why do they keep making them,smaller....gesh you can hardly hold the M now if you have small hands..

What is the number #1 reason to buy mirrorless again?


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:27:40 PM »
Took this about a half hour ago with the yn622 and 580exii at 1/8th.

Very cute ;) It looks like you having fun ;D

I have two (2.5 & 5yrs)

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 05:21:00 PM »
Since Sony came out A7 series...I'm no longer getting excited about Canon M2.

I just don't see myself cancel my pre-order on A7 + Zeiss 55 for this ::)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:01:18 PM »
Count me in for these:
1. 135 f2 IS
2. 85L f1.2, faster AF
3. 14-24 f2.8 or 16-35 f2.8 III - good as Nikon 14-24 or better


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Canon General / Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:51:39 PM »
I would if I ever going back there:
1. 5D III + 14mm or 16-35 II
2. 5D III + 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 2x TC


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OP asked - " I just don't want to spend a significant amount of money and be disappointed by a quirky AF behavior" - unless you think that is not important.

Yes, I do think that tracking fast moving subjects is not important for most people. I think that if the OP wanted to do that, he would have specifically asked for it. Besides, tracking at f/1.2 or f/1.4 will be frustrating anyway.

Where did you get that data from? If tracking fast moving subject is not important, then why settle with big & heavy DSLR. There are FF mirrorless cameras out there.

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You have anything with 6D in AI servo to share? because I'm not an expert tracking moving subject with just center point.


Yes, I do think that tracking fast moving subjects is not important for most people. I think that if the OP wanted to do that, he would have specifically asked for it. Besides, tracking at f/1.2 or f/1.4 will be frustrating anyway.

What does AI servo has to do with this thread?

+1  AI servo is not relevant to this thread as the OP is talking about portraits.


I say for anyone about to spend $5000 or $6000 in one day...they're foolish if they don't try both cameras along with those lenses, first.  It's called renting, or maybe go to a photography club meeting and find someone who will let you borrow something for a day or two.

Agreed

Portrait is not the only thing OP does - "The main fields of application will be travel and street photography, family portraits, some landscapes, the occasional event, and everything will happen just for the sake of it, i'm not trying to make a living out of my hobby"

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You have anything with 6D in AI servo to share? because I'm not an expert tracking moving subject with just center point.

What does AI servo has to do with this thread?

OP asked - " I just don't want to spend a significant amount of money and be disappointed by a quirky AF behavior" - unless you think that is not important.

I want to avoid seeing another thread like this: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=17492.0

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Get a 5D III. I see your case on this forum quite often. 6D sounds great from the begining due to lower price tag. Once the camera is in your hand and crappy AF becomes crappy, then you wish I have purchased 5D III.

I've taken hundreds of great, in-focus, shallow DOF portraits in the past 11 month with my 6D at a very high keeper rate.  I didn't realize until now that wasn't possible with my 6D with its "crappy" AF  ::).  I better put it up for sale now and start looking for a 5D3... ;)

Sorry for the sarcasm, but it really IS possible to take good pictures with something less than a 1Dx or 5D3.  The 6D can handle shallow DOF photography if good technique is used.

Sorry for the confusion. Yes, I agree 6D is a great camera for still shooting or tracking 90yrs old grandma crossing the street.

I wouldn't buy my 2nd 5D III if 6D is capable doing something like this in AI Servo: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/t302HPVC/1/6306064#imageID=201922532

You have anything with 6D in AI servo to share? because I'm not an expert tracking moving subject with just center point.

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After a lot more reading of both technical reviews and users' opinions, i'm starting to have doubts about my lens choice. I'm considering 2 cheap but good lenses, the 35/2 IS and the 85/1.8. Since DoF will be larger, will i have a higher chance of accurate focus on a 6D?

Get a 5D III. I see your case on this forum quite often. 6D sounds great from the begining due to lower price tag. Once the camera is in your hand and crappy AF becomes crappy, then you wish I have purchased 5D III. Keep in mind, 5D III has DUAL-CROSS type in center, therefore, it helps a lot with large prime(50L, 85L II).
Same thing for those bought 24-105, they thought the lens is "good enough" until they hand on 24-70 II.

Get better gear if you can afford it. It will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Here are some photos 85L II + 5D III,  jpegs straight from camera, zero PP: http://albums.phanfare.com/isolated/oerWLRdp/1/6253867

In term of lenses, 85L II is an EXCELLENT lens for portrait. There is no other 85mm out there can really out perform 85L II @ $2000ish. If you want fast AF with decent bokeh, then get 135L.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 08, 2013, 07:29:16 PM »
2.5 hours in my hands and in love already.

Awesome...post some pics ;)

I bought this cheap silver hood + filter on ebay and it turns out great: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221279367022?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

BIGGER QUESTION - what are you going to do with crappy EOS-M?  ;D ;D ;D

Will post some later when I get some time. No camranger support. Otherwise I would :D

I got a cheap adapter/hood combo off amazon. Need to figure out a cap solution now though. What do you use?
Just going to hold onto the m. It was cheap enough and I probably won't get a whole lot for it on the used market anyway. Will be nice to keep around in case I need a crop sensor for my tele canon glass.

Btw, which filter are you using in cam for the office shots you had in that link?
I have UV filter installed and I don't use any cap.

I still use the M as P&S camera at work.

The photos in office were PP as film vintage style. No filter

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Df, Nikon's retro 5D3
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:35:51 PM »
Canon will destroy retro - mirrorless market if they release something like this with 35mm sensor :o

Nikon Df looks :-\  just too many buttons

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:24:54 PM »
2.5 hours in my hands and in love already.

Awesome...post some pics ;)

I bought this cheap silver hood + filter on ebay and it turns out great: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221279367022?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

BIGGER QUESTION - what are you going to do with crappy EOS-M?  ;D ;D ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100s + Canon Speedlites?
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:21:56 PM »
Just want to say CONGRATS on x100s ;)

To me, Fuji makes great retro body style. You will fall in love with this camera. I did.

Did you sell your rx1?
My wife took my rx1.

How do they compare with each other? What do you like more about the fuji or sony?

I don't think it a fair fight between x100s vs RX1. The RX1 performs better in lower light or should I say in darkness ;)

Still, I do find x100s is an excellent camera for indoor photo: http://dylanphotography.phanfare.com/6252127#imageID=198679037

If Fuji x100s has 35mm sensor built-in, I would take x100s over RX1 for two reasons. Retro body and better JPEP file straight out from camera.

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