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PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 02:55:05 AM »
If the G7 X has the S120 form factor, it will fit in a jeans pocket.
Yeah, has it? Compared to S120 -- the sensor is bigger, the lens it faster, the screen is articulated. As much as I'd like to believe the S series form factor and size -- is this possible?
If I can put the EOS-M with 22mm lens in my jacket pocket and even my dress pant pocket, I cannot see why the G7 X cannot be put in the same way.

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 14, 2014, 12:26:06 AM »
I can tell from the replies that you are suggesting manual settings - I will need to play with that - in my sample shot I selected landscape so I could not set ISO, shutter speed or aperature.  Those variables were input by the camera.  I will need to learn more about all of those I suppose and I suppose it is my fault for trying to use this as a point and shoot and then complaining about the results.  Thanks for the information - I did try to move some of those settings around before I followed the  landscape shot advice and I could tell it would be too dark for any lower ISO or increased shutter speed - I did not try to move the aperature setting. 

Is there a general rule of thumb as to what settings I should use - I can try another shot tonight using the same conditions but probably cannot duplicate the distance because I did not measure it.  Thanks -Tom
There is a mis-communication here. When I suggested "landscape", I mean "landsacpe" in picture style. that is the sharpest setting. Not the "landscape" in scene. I would highly suggest you to read through the manual that comes with the camera. Also go to the Canon web site to download the complete manual and read it through the 370 pages.  You can have a lot of control and being creative even you try to use use it as a point and shoot. First you need to understand what you can do with the camera.

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:32:20 PM »


Forgot this one too.
ISO6400,1/15sec.  Both will not give you sharp picture. ISO6400 will give you too much noise. 1/15 sec will have potential shaking of the camera. Have the lens wide opened will make it worst also. The picture being partially blur is due  to shallow depth of field.  In other word, you have almost everything that will prevent you to get a sharp picture.

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:03:22 PM »
One more thing, Check the ISO setting and noise reduction setting of the "not sharp picture". There is a "BIG" difference in sharpness between ISO 6400 and ISO 100. Also the noise reduction will decrease the sharpness of the picture.

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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:07:17 AM »
The Canon Camera Museum tech report for the EOS-M 55-200mm lens shows 5 lens in the family.  http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/tech/report/2014/08/
The first one on the left is a EF to EF-M adapter. Therefore there are only 4 EF-M mount lens.

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:48:06 PM »
Based on what you said, I  like to make the following suggestion: 1. set the scene mode to Landscape, reguardless what type of picture that your are taking. 2. Make sure that the IS for the lens is on. 3. Look at the shooting information and see what is the shutter speed. If it is 1/60 second or more, then all bets are off.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Dual Motor For Autofocus on STM Lenses
« on: September 12, 2014, 07:55:21 PM »
The pattern is for aperture control (closing and opening). Not for auto focusing.

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PowerShot / Re: Three New PowerShot Cameras Coming Shortly
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:06:00 PM »
" PowerShot G7 X, which will have a 1″ sensor and be about the size of an S series camera."
I do not expect the lens to be faster than 2.0 at wide end and(4.0 or slower at long end)  and the zoom range hopefully will be 24-75mm(equivalent). Any higher expectation will lead to disappointment.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:52:48 PM »
Canon should be given a lot of credit on this lens regardless whether the lens fits our need, desire, expectation and requirement or not. EF-S mount is with flange focal distance of 44mm. Canon comes up with a 24mm lens that is ONLY 22mm thickness with IS. That is quite an optical engineering success. In order to make it small, Canon cannot give us a f 2.0 lens. Some members complain about why the EOS-M can have a 22mm f 2.0 lens. The answer again lies in the flange focal distance. The EOS-M has a flange focal distance of only 17.7mm.
It is a lot easier to design a 22mm f2.0 lens. By the way, this lens does not even has IS. Some member asked for a pancake f 2.0, 24mm EF lens. That is mission impossible.
You missed because the new EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM has NOT Image Stabilizer.
Thanks for the correction. Even without the IS, the 24mm f 2.8 STM is still an optical engineering sucess

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:26:01 PM »
Canon should be given a lot of credit on this lens regardless whether the lens fits our need, desire, expectation and requirement or not. EF-S mount is with flange focal distance of 44mm. Canon comes up with a 24mm lens that is ONLY 22mm thickness with IS. That is quite an optical engineering success. In order to make it small, Canon cannot give us a f 2.0 lens. Some members complain about why the EOS-M can have a 22mm f 2.0 lens. The answer again lies in the flange focal distance. The EOS-M has a flange focal distance of only 17.7mm.
It is a lot easier to design a 22mm f2.0 lens. By the way, this lens does not even has IS. Some member asked for a pancake f 2.0, 24mm EF lens. That is mission impossible.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Kwanon
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:41:51 PM »
At the beginning, EVERY BODY in Japan were making knock off German camera. Canon was making knock off Leica while Nikon was making Knock off Zeiss (Conterex). Canon was trying to out do the Leica in the 1961 and comes up with the f 0.95, 50mm lens. While their range finder camera also tried to avoid the "Leica look" in the 50's.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:30:22 PM »
It is a great deal. Think of it as an over sized P&S. You can put it in a small pouch on your belt. You can use ISO 3200 or even 6400 to get the picture that is still presentable. This lens is sharp while it is wide opened. therefore you may not need the IS for most of the situation.  If you need the flash, you can always put the 90EX in your pocket. 22mm is the most versatile focal length for the APS-C . It is  too bad that  I have paid quite a bit more for this set up.

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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:42:29 PM »
Why do people expect their camera and lens to do better than that???

I guess for amateurs it's wishful thinking because the price for a good dslr kit is very high in comparison what you could do with the money for other recreations like travel... so it has to last, doesn't it?

Thus one interesting question is avoided: Wouldn't it be more clever to by Rebel cameras with cheaper 3rd party lenses, and when they break simply upgrade to the better current model? Certainly not an option for professional use, but less worry about gear damage, theft or wear and for most purposes about the same result :-.o

That is an intersting thought. However, the Higher level  DSLR do have more feature than the Rebel. If the Rebel has enough feature to satisfy you, by all means, go for it.  I have a 20D for 5 years and a 40D for 4 years. Both cameras have the shutter releas button failed. Fortunately, I can fix them with alcohol(Thanks for the instructions from You Tube).  If I cannot fix them, they will be goners.  As for the lens, my 17-40 L holds up very well even after 9 years.  For me, I have got more than what I have paid for. But I start to question the focusing accuracy of he 28-135 Canon lens after 6 years.  I do not have any experience with the third party lenses.
Since I want to travel light, I have just switched to the EOS-M system.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and Magic Lantern
« on: August 25, 2014, 02:32:28 PM »
I just got around to adding Magic Lantern to my EOS-M this weekend and wish I'd done it sooner.   I hadn't realized that it adds focus peaking and the magnified 10x image embedded on the viewscreen!  I have a couple of adapters for Konica and Leica lenses that I hadn't used much because manual focus was a little difficult on the screen but with the new tools it's easy.

Are you sure that is a 10X?? not a 2X or 3X???

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PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« on: August 23, 2014, 02:57:18 PM »
It might be an ideal pocketable point and shoot if Canon can keep the size down. The newer model of Sony has grown too big to be pocketable.

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