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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: March 04, 2015, 11:54:07 AM »
f 2.8, 0.3 sec, ISO1600. AF and hand held. That should be low light enough.

Istanbul?
You are right.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: March 04, 2015, 12:55:21 AM »
 f 2.8, 0.3 sec, ISO1600. AF and hand held. That should be low light enough.

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Canon General / Re: Do More Mega Pixels translate in a richer photo?
« on: March 03, 2015, 09:41:33 PM »
My response is completely based on an apples to apples comparison...same photographer, same glass,
same generation camera body, same post processing, same everything excepting...difference in MP.

If you take that 50 MP image and, for whatever reason, downsize it to a 22 MP size...you will have a
better IQ image than you would have had taking that same image with a 22 MP body.

Note that I did not use the term crop, but said...downsize.
Do you have data to substantiate it?

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:17:55 PM »
I love the eos-m and 22mm lens I have. although lately I have been using the 11-22 lens exclusively. I pretty much only use it for daytime use, or when I don't want to carry my Sony a7.
 I bought a 3 dollar cheapo case in china and don't worry about it. it was only 300 bucks to begin with, so I didn't want to buy a super expensive case.
The eos-m sucks at low light. I guess it's about as good as my 550D(t2i) that I sold a few years ago. At nights, I pretty much always leave my M at home and just bring out the a7.
It is terrible at anything over iSO 1600, and ISO 1600 is barely acceptable(IMO.) If you aren't too picky, you might feel a little different.
The 11-22mm is not for low light. The 22mm (f 2.0) is okay for low light. Too bad that it does not have IS.

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EOS-M / Re: Question on USM speed on M/M3 with L lenses
« on: March 03, 2015, 12:14:48 PM »
Does anybody know, if the speed of an USM powered lens, used on an EosM/M3 shows an delayed reaction when focussing?
I do not mean the AF speed od the camera. A member of our local photoclub has this problem, when he uses one of his L lenses with the adapter on the Eos-M. The original 55-200mm lens works much faster. The camera focusses and about a second later, you can hear and see the reaction of the lens. This phenomenon does not appear with his 55-200mm.

I just ask, because I am a little bit willed to buy the M3, if it has an good IQ.
Ask your friend to test the AF speed with a fully charged battery and then with an almost empty battery. The result will tell you if the slowness is due to the M itself or a small battery.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: March 03, 2015, 11:57:41 AM »
It works in low light, but remember f/2 on this kind of camera is really f3.2-3.4.  Still better than most crop lenses and certainly better than the kit.  At night with street lights or indoors in a dim restaurant you'll find the camera is often at 6400 even wide open at f/2.  This is like 12,800 iso on full frame or so.  So it's nice for posting FB photos, but don't expect super spectacular.  I'll post some examples later. In the day time the lens is just fine. though even stopped down to f/8, tons of purple fringing. Watch high contrast scenes

Not true, it is an f2 as far as light gathering goes, it gives greater dof than a ff camera taken from the same spot with a different lens to achieve the same framing, but that is kinda moot. It is a true 22mm f2.0.

That is true, iso has a crop factor, for the 1.6 crop it is around 1.3 stops, so if you want the same noise levels you need to shoot your crop camera 1.3 stops lower iso to match a comparable tech. But the truth is  nobody shooting an EOS-M in low light is serously thinking of making big prints with it. If you would print a 21" x 14" print with a ff at 12,800 iso then you would have the same noise in a 14" x 8" print from the M.
Well said, +100

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M And EFM22mm Low Light and Portability?
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:31:43 PM »
I use the inconspicuous LowePro Dash20 mounted on my belt. The M+22 fit just fine, it's reasonably quick to pull it out and put back.
The most inconspicuous way is to just put it in the pocket without any case.

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PowerShot / Re: Advice for non-compact versatile camera plz
« on: February 26, 2015, 08:22:16 PM »
why she cannot stay with the OM-10???
Keep your OM10 as collector's object, although it still work?
Entering the digital photography universe?
See pictures on the camera and computer without film revelation and print?
Having ISO 12800 readily available?
Have autofocus available?
Having automatic lens aperture and shutter speed available?
Have live view?
Thanks for correcting me. I got the OM-10 and OM D-10  mixed up.

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PowerShot / Re: Advice for non-compact versatile camera plz
« on: February 26, 2015, 06:56:40 PM »
Hi guys,
Thanks for your interest, and advice.

Film Cameras I know, Digital, basically nothing helpful.

She has an inherited OM-10 (mint condition), and uses my Pentax 645 (non-mint) from time to time. A friend of her's has a powershot sx40, and she is really liking the way it fits into her hand. Thats why I mentioned the sx60.

From what I have seen here, the 5D3 is 'best in breed ', and the 70D and SL1 seem to be well respected. But it still comes back to the $'s.

I really want to help her as much as I can, she has that 'X-factor' natural ability. Pains me to admit it, but she can out-shoot me. She does awesome Street Candids, something I have never mastered.

Maybe the T3/T5 is the better option, for now.

So nobody has faith in the PowerShot series ?

Thanks again for the opinions, etc.
Is there any reason why she cannot stay with the OM-10???

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EOS-M / Re: Hands-on with the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:30:42 AM »
Glad to have these insights.  Still on the fence between adopting the M3 or abandoning the M system to get a xxxD second body.  If Canon would release a down-scaled 17-55mm f/2.8 for M, or a couple more small, fast primes, that might make the biggest difference.  Or a compact macro.  Much as I like the 22mm, the 18-55 is just too slow; the 11-22 is too pricey; and the 55-200 is physically too long and way too slow (and just about useless unless AF really is worlds faster on M3).

With a tiny body that lacks a truly substantial grip, the handling of any zoom lens (other than maybe a theoretical power zoom) is going to be dicey because the torque applied to the zoom ring can be enough to destabilize your grip on the camera body--particularly when holding the camera out from your body to compose on an LCD.  A stiff ring like on the Tamron 24-70mm VC makes it useless in combination with the M.  Primes just handle better.

I think I may be convincing myself to bag it and just go with a Rebel T6s (760D).

Not trying to hijack this thread, but have you considered the Canon SL1/100D?  That's what I use as a smaller, lighter alternative to my 5D3.  For me, the SL1 had more advantages and was a better fit than the EOS M.  All my L lenses fit on it, no adapter needed (although I have the 18-55 and 55-250 lenses as well).  Handling is very good, much like a regular SLR.  Image quality is superb.  And the whole kit fits into a small Crumpler bag that is easy and light to tote around.

To me, if you already own a larger Canon camera and accessories, the SL1 is a perfect addition if you are looking for something smaller and lighter.

It also makes a great easy-to-use camera for a wife or girlfriend.  ;)
M with 22mm is poscketable. SL1 with 24mm is not, plus the 24 m is slower than the 22mm

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:06:40 PM »
Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.

It's mostly no big deal, but it can be.  Especially if you're with kids and people behind you are impatient.  At the very least, it adds a bit of stress because you are going through security checks.  Then again, I'm fairly bothered by that sort of stuff, but others may not be.
Ship will also check the following: lady's handbag (no matter how small they are, point and shoot cameras case, back packs, shopping bag etc. If you are being brother by that, may be you should not go on a cruise.

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:47:05 PM »
Another thing I'm worried about with the 70-200 is that it's white and could attract a lot of attention for thieves...
AS for thieves, I will use the camera bag as pillow on the train. I known at least 3 people have stuff stolen at night on the train. I will not be too concern about equipment being stolen during daytime while you are on tour. Just the other poster has suggested, "keep your head on your shoulder". I would like to add " do not get side tracked by stranger". 

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:39:44 PM »
Take your 35, the 85 and leave the rest at home.

I'm sorry, but 35 is not even close to wide enough for all the fantastic sites, especially in Rome.
Agree. 16-35 is a MUST for this trip. 

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 23, 2015, 04:03:51 PM »
Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.

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Lenses / Re: Gear for upcoming trip to Italy and Greece
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:43:56 PM »
The 16-35 IS is a MUST for your trip, especially if you are interested in the architecture of these two countries. I would bring the 70-200 also. Get a 50/1.8. It is light and cheap. You have a big gap between 35 and 70. Bring a pair of good medium size binocular also. You will be surprise how much you have use it after the trip.

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