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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 M42
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:19:45 PM »
Had mine shipped from Ukraine yesterday, should arrive in two weeks. To my surprise I bought the Helios 44M instead of the 44-2.
Forgot I've wishlisted both lenses but when I actually purchased it the other day the 44-2 was gone and I've purchased the 44M straight-ahead forgetting they were different models.  :-\

44M costs a little bit over the 44-2,  but other than that I don't know the difference. Pics on the web doesn't show much difference tbh.

But what can you say guys? I won't be surprised if 44-2 ends up being voted.  ::)

44M is completely different in term of construction compare to the 44-2 58/2.  I have disassembled both of them.
44M is difficult to reassemble plus it works only on crop sensor dslr but doesn't fit 5D3 with an adapter - mirror problem, I will use the helicoid to DIY a tilt shift lensbaby clone. I found this DIY on the Youtube.

DIY Tilt Shift Lense from Helios 44-2 for Canon 5D MKii Small | Large

EOS-M / Re: Question, Sir, About Highest ISO of EOS-M.
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:13:01 PM »

Custom Function I: Exposure, ISO Expansion. Turning this on will allow the selection of "H" ISO (25,600).

Hope that helps. Don't be too optimistic about the results!

Wow, Wow, Wow---Thanksss, Dear PhotoAviator. That Solve the Problem for me, Now= It work too.
One more Question, Sir.
For My Only Manual Focus of My Lover Canon Lens TS-E 24 MM F/ 3.5 L MK II, When I use with my 5D MK II. I set  1 point at Center of Viewfinder, And When I rotate the Focus ring of this Lens, When in on the right Focus, The Focus Block will change to Green color and Plus the Beep sound.
Well I try this Lens with my dear EOS-M,  But I can not get the Green Color focus block and No  beep sound. May be not work with this Tiny EOS-M, But I must ask  You first, Is it Possible or not ?
IF, Not, My eyes are so bad, That Mean I can not use this Beautiful Tilt and Shift Lens with my EOS-M.
Thanks you, Sir.

Here are the photos of ISO 3200 and ISO 25600  at minimum light, almost dark.

Dear Surapon,

Magic Lantern has some features assisting focus confirmation, which include focus peak and Magic Zoom. I have used it on my Canon X5. (T3i/600D Japanese Version)  At the present time, ML for our toy M is still a beta version. I will instal it on my M (actually on the SD card) when a stable version is available.

Just for your info please.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Flash Compensation
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:10:24 PM »
...one of my favorite things about the Canon S95 is how wonderfully simple it is to adjust flash compensation: a press of the lightning bolt to turn on the flash, and then rotation of the dial surrounding the lens adjusts flash compensation.

What is the most straightforward menu or button way to adjust flash compensation on the M?

Or press info button to show this screen, then touch on the second line right icon to adjust. For details read the manual p.154

EOS-M / Re: EOS M video gear
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:34:28 PM »
Okay, now show us some video from your fancy new rig please.

Dear Pieces Of E,

HA, HA, HA ( I copy this from my very admired Mr. Surapon)

It's a "fancy" (as you called it  - really fancy ?? not to me) rig built from existing parts for fun. Don't take it too serious.

I know you have great dislike of your "lifeless crap sitting on a shelf" back in October as you have posted in another thread because of the "so called "pathetic AF". I sympathized that you have paid full price for it. But for me I bought the 2 lenses with flash kit for only $400, sold the 90EX for $70 and paid totally $330 for the 2 lenses kit. I was happy to have a new toy for this small amount of $$. I felt like a kid and a first time owner of a camera and searched things available to add on and to play with it. I really have more joy compared to the moment I have acquired my 5D3 (that I would say exciting). Because this M is a toy to me. It is cute, light in weight and it's my first touch screen camera -oh, not really, my smart phones are all touch screen cameras in some way.

I will continue to join some other forum members to have fun playing with my new toy - the M and to give life back to this bad boy of the Canon family. I have prepared to spend several hundred dollars buying lens, adapter and accessories for it. Yes, I enjoyed buying toys more than shooting videos. I will do some eventually though.

If you are interested to see what this M can do in video shooting, I am sure you will find some on the YouTube and Vimeo.

Happy clicking.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M video gear
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:53:02 AM »
so cute! i love it!

is that rig DIY?


It's a combo of the following 2 items purchased from the E bay 2 years ago :

Video Camera Tripod Action YT-950 Fluid Drag Head

4 Wheel Desktop DSLR Camera Movie Photograph Rail Track Slider Table Dolly Car

EOS-M / EOS M video gear
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:15:28 AM »
Now in action

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:09:44 PM »
found this Samsonite in the basement..... tightly fit the M inside this padded bag with separate storage for batteries and lens filter etc.

EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:48:10 PM »
What about this one ?  My cup of "M"....

DIY during a cold day with snow everywhere in Toronto.....

A carbon fiber look handle grip and a hand sewn nylon hand strap with hardware from original neck strap - made within an hour. Everything for less than a dollar.

Just some small ideas for fun. Don't be serious.

Dear Sama.
Ha, Ha, Ha---Great IDEA, I love your great invention " Cup of Sama"---Great for Red sweet wine for cold day lie this too.---Drink and shoot. How can you put the screw connect from handle to the M's body?

My dear Surapon Sir,

Love to see (hear) your Ha Ha Ha...

I used a leftover 1/4" 20 long screw cut to length , a dried up marker, a nut and some carbon fiber vinyl to create the handle grip. Pull out the felt tip and ink stuff inside the marker, drilled a hole at the base of the marker and everything else is pretty straight-forward. It's surprisingly sturdy for this tiny and lightweight camera.

EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: December 15, 2013, 04:43:09 PM »
What about this one ?  My cup of "M"....

DIY during a cold day with snow everywhere in Toronto.....

A carbon fiber look handle grip and a hand sewn nylon hand strap with hardware from original neck strap - made within an hour. Everything for less than a dollar.

Just some small ideas for fun. Don't be serious.

EOS-M / Re: Grip available for EOS M
« on: December 14, 2013, 09:22:48 PM »
I used one of this Universal L bracket for mounting my DSLR on a tripod.

I purchased my M today and tried the L plate on it. It is not as good as any of the other grips posed in this thread. However, I find it useable. It provides a grip on the left side whilst I can spare my right hand (fingers) controlling the shutter/buttons etc. It is AcraSwiss standard compatible so it can be mounted on a tripod to switch between vertical and horizontal orientations easily.

Cons : you have to remove the L bracket to reach the battery/SD card compartment opening.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 10D, 100D or 700D?
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:59:42 AM »
Why not the Eos M package with a EF lens adapter ?

I believe if you let her choose, she will definitely pick this combo.

The 100 mm f/2.8 macro IS at BuyDig is $899, not $758. I went ahead and purchased it anyway, but am disappointed. :(
But won't you get 150$ mail in rebate?

The price $899 is after mail in Rebate.

Pricewatch Deals / Deal : 40MM Pancake in Ontario Canada
« on: December 05, 2013, 07:38:18 PM »
Staples posted in the flyer received today (effective 7-17 Dec, 2013)

EF 40mm F2.8 STM for only $119.93

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5dmk2 - weak usb connection - options?
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:24:01 PM »

So I shoot most of my work tethered to a laptop. Unfortunately the usb connector on the camera has gotten loose, it still works fine if the camera is steady on a tripod and not moving at all. But for situations where I like to move the camera a bit around in between shots i often loose my connections.

My options as I see it is.

1) Get it repaired, does anyone know what this costs? and time. I am based on the Canadian west coast if that makes any difference.
2) Get the wifi grip, i can then tether with wifi, or its built in usb or ethernet ports, correct?. Currently watching a few on ebay to see what they go for.
3) buy used mk2 or new 6d. Will have to hold back on this purchase till end of january. my mk2 does have around 110000 clicks so it is getting old.

If you have any knowledge, advice or thoughts regarding my situation it would be much appreciated.

Will an eye-fi card with CF adapter work in your case ?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: The 2nd ff camera in 2014 will be...
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:04:26 AM »
I guess none of the above. It could possibly be a high MP 1DXs and a FF M/mirrorless.

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