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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:17:40 PM »
Canon has all the ingrediant to make adecent mirrorless: dual pixel sensor ( from 70D or better), EVF (from 1X MK II), ability to make a smaller body ( EOS-M, SL 1), Fast processor( Digit 6) All Canon need to do is to put them together and comes up with the EOS-M3.  Along with the 4 existing EOS-M lenses, that will make s decent ,  versatile system.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 11:46:20 PM »
How about a mirrorless full frame camera stuck in an AE1 type body?  No autofocus, full manual controls and good
battery life.  Oh, wait - that's a Fuji XT1 in manual mode.

Leica M9 or M-E

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:35:13 AM »
"travel body" seems to be misleading. Unless you are travelling with only one lens on the body, then the size and weight of the body is important. But if you are travelling with 3 L lenses (a lot of the member in this forum has done more than that), than the size and weight of the body does not matter any more. It will be a big " system".  That is the exact reason I bought the EOS M with 22mm and the 18-55 zoom. To make  it to be a small travel system.

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Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:14:04 PM »
Most people accept that their car may not be trouble free for less than 5 year. Why do people expect their camera and lens to do better than that???

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:28:30 PM »
If i want i lightweight camera for traveling, i would never take a camera with interchangeable lenses.

Sure, but just because your camera takes interchangeable lenses doesn't mean you have to take a bunch of them with you.  I don't know where the OP lives, but right now in the UK you can buy an EOS M kit with 18-55 zoom lens and flash for £199.  There's nothing else on the market for anywhere near that price that approaches it for IQ, and it makes a great travel outfit IMO.
The 22/2.0 is only another US$120. It is a very good lens. This will make the EOS-M pocketable for a jacket. It will rake care of the low light situation.

Agreed, although it costs a bit more than that over here.  I love the 22/2, low light or not.
Blame it on the high VAT.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 12:46:20 PM »
If i want i lightweight camera for traveling, i would never take a camera with interchangeable lenses.

Sure, but just because your camera takes interchangeable lenses doesn't mean you have to take a bunch of them with you.  I don't know where the OP lives, but right now in the UK you can buy an EOS M kit with 18-55 zoom lens and flash for £199.  There's nothing else on the market for anywhere near that price that approaches it for IQ, and it makes a great travel outfit IMO.
The 22/2.0 is only another US$120. It is a very good lens. This will make the EOS-M pocketable for a jacket. It will rake care of the low light situation.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSRL Camera for travel
« on: August 02, 2014, 01:04:32 AM »
the eos m kit is dirt cheap and the 22mm is an awesome f2
the 18-55 kit lens is very respectable too
I bough the M system with 22mm and the 18-55mm for travel. Now my camera bag  is 3ibs instead of 7 lbs.

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EOS-M / Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:00:26 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?
The 20mm is slower in AF, about 0.3 to 0.4ec. The Zoom is faster, about 0.2 to o.3  Both are under the "good light" condition. If you do not use it to shoot running kids, it should be okay. As a DSLR user, I still feel that it is fast enough for travelling and general usage

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 31, 2014, 12:39:18 AM »

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:32:13 PM »
If the Vivian Maeir documentary is showing anywhere near you, prepare to be taught how to shoot from the hip.
Poor woman lacked confidence but is the best street photographer I've seen.  Period. 
Okay she had a rollieflex.  But she never had flickr.
Rollieflex by right is  a "shoot from the hip" camera, due the waist level finder.

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EOS-M / Re: Stealth mode with EOS M?
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:13:17 PM »
Learn to "shoot it from the hip". You can make an educated guess on what will be in your picture. Anytime you raise your camera to the eye level. It is not stealth anymore. Therefore no view finder will not hinder you.

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EOS-M / Re: Difficulty attaching lenses to my new EOS-M
« on: July 26, 2014, 03:30:19 PM »
To make matter worst, both EOS-M lenses have only a 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide band at the base to be grab . And they are VERY SMOOTH. 

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EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 25, 2014, 04:14:30 PM »
My intention is to use my "good old lens" along side with the 22/2.0 and the 18-55mm  for the EOS-M. Never have any thought of replace them and going back to "stone age".With the Summiron, I will have a 56/2.0 ( 35mmm equivalent). With the Elmar, I will have a 80/2.8 ( 2 stops faster than the zoom). Together, with an adapter on each lens it will only take up 3.5 inches of space. Leica have a ring that allows you to put two lenses together in back to back position. The Elmar is collapsible. That will make a very small travel outfit. I do not even need to buy the two lenses.  Another reason is the Bokeh on both lenses are excellent due to the perfectly round aperture with 10 0r 12 blades.

Too bad this idea does not plan out.

That would be a nice "stone age" travel kit :).
Actually, you have 56/3.2 with the Summicron on EOS-M, and 80/4.5 with the Elmar. The bokeh would still be nice, but nothing like FF. That's the price of the crop.
56/2.0 and 80/2.8 is from light gathering point of view, not background burling effect. that is the same reason why Canon call the 22mm  as 2.0 not 3.2.

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EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 25, 2014, 12:26:28 PM »
My intention is to use my "good old lens" along side with the 22/2.0 and the 18-55mm  for the EOS-M. Never have any thought of replace them and going back to "stone age".With the Summiron, I will have a 56/2.0 ( 35mmm equivalent). With the Elmar, I will have a 80/2.8 ( 2 stops faster than the zoom). Together, with an adapter on each lens it will only take up 3.5 inches of space. Leica have a ring that allows you to put two lenses together in back to back position. The Elmar is collapsible. That will make a very small travel outfit. I do not even need to buy the two lenses.  Another reason is the Bokeh on both lenses are excellent due to the perfectly round aperture with 10 0r 12 blades.

Too bad this idea does not plan out.

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EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:49:37 PM »
My Leica-M to EOS-M adapter came in today. I have been playing with a 35/2 Summicron from my 45 years old Leica collection. The 35/2 Summicron is my favorite lens.  It is sharp and contrasy when stopped down to f 4.0 in the film application. Tripod and manual focusing  was used ( with 10X magnification) for both indoor and outdoor shots. Outdoor is just shooting down the street with the center of interest 60 ft away and 150 feet away. Indoor target is a unframed (no glass) fine painting with a lot of detail (Flash is used to avoid hand shaking). F2.0 to F8.0 was used to eliminate focusing error for all indoor and out door shots..
Result : It is shocking. As a pixel peeper, the Canon 22mm f 2.0 beats the Summicron in both contrast and sharpness.
Conclusion: It is fun to play with the old lens. I suppose the old lens was not built for 18 MP resolution Bayer sensor with AA filter ( may be that is why Leica digital M is not using AA filter). Is it worthwhile to use old lens on the EOS-M??

Update: Tried the Voigtland 25/4 after diner (indoor) it is worst than the Summicron.
              Tried the Elmar 50/2.8. It is a touch better than the  Summicron. But still below the Canon22mm 2.0
                             Elmar 50/2.8 is a very sharp lens at its time. It it so sharp that it was double duty as a 
                                        macro lens with the proper attachment

Final verdict: I give up, I do not even  want to try the Elmar 90/4 or the Hector 135/4.5. These two are too big and too heavy for the EOS-M anyway.

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