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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:52:18 PM »
UWA for groups of people can be tricky, and that's not what I used to use my 16-35 for.  Often times, folks at the edges of the frame can come out distorted, making them look wider than they should.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:44:02 PM »
No I've only tried on paper and wood based surfaces.

I think you'll find once you start using the grip, the bulge alone is sufficient

No, in open fields it's solid - like you said +/- a few meters

But if I'm next to any multi-tier houses, in a downtown urban area, or underneath a canopy of trees, the readings are crazy.

I suppose elevation isn't a huge deal since I can always find my way back to a stop using long/lat, but I'm just OCD like that  8)

Right, I've been checking for that in the preview occasionally.

It's just nuts though!  I have 3 pictures I took in my backyard, across 30sec, and 1 has a reading of 6m above sea level, the other is -18m, and the last is 1350m


The GP-E1 is pretty nice, but I find that elevation readings can be totally bonkers in anything but the best conditions (outdoors with no trees or buildings).  When I contacted Canon, they informed me the "3D" satellite icon must be present for elevation readings, but this icon is hidden beneath many menus and button presses and can't easily be checked every time you want to take pictures.

So even when the GPS indicator is solid and not blinking, one can't be sure if elevation readings will be captured. 

I'd actually much rather prefer no readings to incorrect ones.

Lenses / Re: Which Tilt/Shift lens to choose?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:33:31 PM »
I really like the 24 since it turns into a versatile, super close focussing 38mm on my crop factor M

truth be told, checking for planes of focus is soooo much better with a touch screen.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:15:53 PM »
Do any of y'all shoot the 85 L in a studio setting with a solid color background.  Other than the blurring of the nose and face, it seems like it would be a waste.

I can't think of any significant advantage other than that.  I almost always use my 70-200 or 100 for studio portraits since the tripod collar makes for quick vertical/horizontal orientation changes.  Using a tripod allows me to pull my face away from the viewfinder to connect with my subject as I shoot, and closely monitor expressions at moment of capture.

The 85 is just too amazing on backgrounds and dof to shoot past f/2 :)

1Dx, 1/250, f1.8, ISO100

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:54:46 PM »
ah yes, true.  I have the same rubber paint.

Not sure how well it adheres to metal though...

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Grip with integrated Arca Swiss plate review
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:17:10 PM »
How do you reach the shutter button?

With your finger?  ;)

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »
BL, if you read this post- can you please post a photo of how you grip it? My hands are quite small and I am worried I won't reach the shutter button after wrapping my hands around the grip...  :-\

I have small hands too.  But this grip works great for me!

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:10:40 PM »
What i would do for a 21mm or 20mmm pancake for FF...

Come on Canon!

Lenses / Re: When will we see a replacement for the 100-400?
« on: September 09, 2014, 10:27:15 PM »
There have been lots of talk of a 100-400 replacement and yet nothing has materialized.  When might we see this lens?

It will be announced the week after your return window closes after you purchase mkI.   ;D

Photography Technique / Re: Manual Focusing
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:10:24 PM »

Do you have to apply a global EC when you use the Ec-S, since the metering doesn't know how to handle the unsupported screen?

I've been using live view in the meantime, which is a PITA handheld haha

Photography Technique / Re: How to avoid halo
« on: September 08, 2014, 03:04:54 PM »
I believe those are sharpening artifacts from the JPG engine from your camera.

If you shoot RAW, you can apply sharpening in post and to a much less degree, so light halos don't form

EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 08, 2014, 01:36:36 PM »
Wonder how much the 400 f4. I'm hoping for a price within reach (3-4k).

The current 400mm f4 DO is ~$6500

keep hoping!  :o

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