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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: dpreview: EOS-M3 not for the USA
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:33:50 PM »
With MSRP over US $900. Canon may as well keep it away from northern America.

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:36:34 PM »
– The size 110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4mm
– Weight 366g

EOS M (1): 109.0 x 67.0 x 32.0 mm - Weight: 298g

sh!t she's got a fat a$$.
The increas in thickness is mainly due to the more substantial grip.

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:06:29 AM »
I predict pricing will be 699 in Canada, 599 U$D.

If you are right, add another $200 for the EVF, that will make it a $800 camera. I am wondering how many of us will buy it??

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:59:33 PM »
Why?  That thing looks hideous, and I rather doubt that someone who thought it looked good would take photos I would want to look at.

Way to judge.   ::)

I know aesthetics trump function for some.  A good example was a woman I saw this morning in very aesthetically pleasing Ferragamo boots, obviously appearance was important to her.  I noticed her boots mainly because they were up in the air after she had unfortunately slipped and fallen on her backside trying to walk on the snowy/icy sidewalk.  My black snow boots may look a bit odd with a tailored suit, but as someone who prioritizes function over form I had sufficient traction on the slippery sidewalk to help her back to her feet.
Well said, You are a real scientist (NO pum intented)

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:46:47 AM »
Disappointed in the increased size and the grip. They should of kept it simplistic like the original.

Only thing they really needed was increased AF speed, next gen sensor and maybe AV, TV, M and P as part of the main dial. Also a dedicated switch to turn on and off the touchscreen. I would of happily upgraded.

Instead they listened to too many people and came up with a camera that is half full and half empty. The price will probably increase substantially now.
With the lens on, the grip is not going to take up any real space. With size increase 3 to 4mm in  width and length is not going to be a problem. Just hope that the thickness does not increase . Also hope that that Canon will put a bigger battery inside the grip.

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:45:56 AM »
   For this reason, aside from a few more pancakes, I don't think canon should spend too much time of ef-m lenses, but should in fact put a plastic ef-s adaptor or money off a metal ef/ef-s adaptor in every m box.
Amazon is selling the Canon adapter for $45 in the U.S.

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:08:36 AM »
It is interesting to see a single picture can generate so much " dislike " discussion. My own personal perspective: The EOS-M3 was never meant to be a professional level camera.  It is for light weight and small size. As long as it has the picture quality of the 70D, with fast AF and keep almost the same size of the EOS-M, with optional EVF, it is doing what it supposed to be. The main concern is the price point. If it is priced higher than the SL1 it will be another flop.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M3 24 MP Sensor?
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:45:38 PM »
If canon can make the 22mm EF_M shorter, with IS. cut the aperture to be f4 ( instead of F2)in order to shorten it,  that will make the M really pocketable.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: January 18, 2015, 06:12:22 PM »
at 18mm, f7.1  EOS-M is a great Travel camera

Hi Charly,

Nice photo. Were is it taken? Zimbabwe?
Thanks, It was at Troy, Turkey.


Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: January 18, 2015, 01:08:08 PM »
at 18mm, f7.1  EOS-M is a great Travel camera

I reviewed all your suggestions, the F-Stop Tilopa seems to be the best option for me, but it's probably a little too big. So I give the F-Stop Loka a shot, hopefully it's big enough.

I fly quite a lot, I wouldn't even try to take a Tilopa as carry on, even if the checkin  staff don't get you, and that is often easy to avoid with print your own boarding passes, the gate staff will most of the time.

I'd anticipate being pulled and having to check a fully packed Loka too looking at the size specs.

My strong advice, resulting from years of playing the carry on game, is break your kit down to two bags, two small bags are always going to get less attention than one much bigger one, and if all your eggs are in that one basket when you do meet an official that insists it has to be checked you are screwed. Everybody allows a carryon and one personal item (even if you have to pay for the carryon), I use a ThinkTank Retrospective as my personal item and a small backpack, Kenti sized, for my carry on, I pack whatever I can in the backpack but keep the serious valuables to hand so if it has to be checked (it never has since adopting this system) I can swap them to the ThinkTank. Also, take a Cagoule with a large breast pocket, it will keep you dry, it packs to nothing and if challenged you can put an extraordinary amount of stuff in the pocket which doesn't count towards your carryon allowance (I have had to do that one time out of the UK).

For light travel I take the small backpack, it is a $35 generic made by Swiss Gear, that takes, camera, lenses, etc, laptop and or iPad and a couple of change of clothes, and my personal item is the tripod. For longer trips I take the Swiss Gear with slimmed down electronics and the ThinkTank Retrospective 10, but I understand if you want the camera bag functionality of an F-Stop backpack so I'd swap my generic out for one of those, but still take a small shoulder bag as insurance, I have gotten $5 bags as throw aways from different places to finesse my way through airports.

Whatever arrangements you make you need to hedge your bets and insure against that one official that says 'no' one time, or be prepared to miss a flight or have your gear go in an unsuitable bag into the hold via baggage handlers.
Excellent first hand advice.


Get one of these. You should have enough room to have the sling bag or shoulder bag inside with plenty of room for the clothing. If the airline weight your carryon, then you just take out the camera bag and do the 1 plus 1. I cannot see myself stuffing a lens in each one of my pocket. You mention that you want to avoid " I am a photographer" look. As soon as you have the 5D III out, you are a photographer.

If I were to do this simply, I would try something rather funny:

1. I would choose the smallest possible shoulder bag that would carry the photo equipment.
2. I would choose a general purpose bag in the dimensions you mentioned.
3. I would put the small shoulder bag inside the bigger one.
4. I would fill the rest of the bag with all necessary items.

Been there, Done that. It works. As long as it is under 17.5 lbs. Some airline actually weights your carry on when you are being checked -in.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M with Magic Lantern, shutter cannot release
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:13:25 PM »

I have the shutter bug with the ef-m 11-22, but only under a certain condition: if I turn on the camera with the lens already set to the "open" position, the bug is there, the only way to get rid of it is to cycle the lens in the "park" position, then pulling out it again, or remove le lens.
No problem with the adapter for EF-s lenses.
No difference with whatever SD is used; it's a lens-camera issue.

Have you try to use a SLOWER ( may be a class 4 card) SD card? It may worth a trial. A slower SD card fix my problem.

Since the airline allows 1 Pus 1 ( one carry on and one "personal item"). I always travel with s standard size carry on and my camera bag( a sling bag) as my personal Item. I have travel in and out of Europe many times without any problem. That will save your unpacking, repacking time in the hotel. I would be more concern about the weight limit ( 16.5 lbs) on carryon. Some airline also set the maximum length at 21 inches, not 22 inches.

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