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Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 20, 2014, 07:15:29 PM »

Landscape / Re: Seashore, Beaches and Harbours
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:13:46 PM »
Third time in Le Harve, Normandy, France. Shooting Pano with EOS M 18-55 kit lens from the cruise ship - Ruby Princess.

Lenses / Re: Helios 44-2
« on: May 20, 2014, 02:00:27 PM »
Please check on the link below for compatibility.  Some copies of 44-2 will hit the mirror of 5D3. Mine is an example.

My Helios 44-2 has clearance problem initially but after a small surgery, it's fine now. See attached image.

see the other link for caution.

Canon General / Re: Lens advice for macro?
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:12:03 AM »
Try shooting with an available vintage manual focus lens. Attach it to your camera with a reverse ring for macro, which can be found on line for less than $2. If you also add on the extension tube, you will have a high power magnification macro lens.

Technical Support / Re: Magic Lantern Issue/Question
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:58:55 AM »
There is no ML for 40D yet. Several developers of ML worked on it and did not seem to continue with the project somehow.

EOS-M / Re: Why isn't M on refurbished store?
« on: February 27, 2014, 08:37:38 PM »
Yes, it was ( for for 22mm f2/flash package for $259) and it is stilling on-going in Canada for the zoom lens package.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M with tilt shift adapter
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:31:11 PM »
something like this ? for different mounts except EF

image captured from Ebay

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 24, 2014, 06:42:25 AM »
Hi Sama.
Lovely pictures, made me shiver just looking at such cold!
Not living in a cold enough environment to see things like this, how does this form, is it snow that melts but not far enough to fall off or is it Freezing fog or something else that causes it?

Oceo, nice pics, like the cat surrounded by snow!

DJD, great shot, we know people are looking out for the birds, but thawing the feeder every couple of hours is dedication.

All others, well done great pics, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Ice in Toronto during the Icy Christmas 2013. Shot with Samsung Galaxy Mega on the way to Costco.

Dear Graham,

Thank you for your kind words. After the Ice storm in Toronto just before the 2013 Christmas, ice were seen almost everything outdoor. No idea how it was formed. I think this is one of the coldest winters in this part of the world for the past decades. Everything was like freezing.

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »
Ice in Toronto during the Icy Christmas 2013. Shot with Samsung Galaxy Mega on the way to Costco.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 40D with grip for $300, or something else?
« on: February 05, 2014, 03:32:51 PM »
I'm looking at getting a backup to my 6D, and also something the family can share.

Depends on your family :-> ... if they aren't the p&s type definitely get the 40d as this is the lowest dslr level with a competent usability (top lcd, back dial, overall size, menu options) ... and the 40D runs Magic Lantern so you can use all the goodies like focus stacking, focus peaking, timelapses, auto iso and whatnot.

Waited two years for the ML to work on my 40D...........but so far no alpha version released.

EOS-M / Re: useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:02:00 AM »
I have a simple non-chipped adaptor for 40 Euro. Some experiences:

- Using manual is a pain because the exposure simulation doesn't work. With Av mode everything is o.k.
- Manual focus is easy with 5x or 10x magnification but not for moving subjects. Just focusing via the excellent display is possible (by focusing back and forth and minimizing the intervals).
- Quality of the old lenses is mediocre compared to the new lenses I use on the 600D (3.5 50 macro, 4.0 17, 2.5 135, 4.0 200). Just the 1.4 50 mm chrome ring is an exception. I am really impressed by the clarity of the images. See the example below. The center strip (2nd image in my post) is a 100% view:

Yes, I totally agreed that manual focusing is a pain especially using a relatively large and out of balance vintage lens on a tiny camera body. Using 5X or 10X magnification is difficulty when doing handheld shooting. It may work on tripod which provide some stability.

I have the following DIY project to share.

1. I installed the Magic lantern on the M and made use of the focus peak or focus zoom which is easier to check the in-focus area than the in-camera magnification feature.
2. I attached the LCD Viewfinder V3 to the M  (which I bought previously for my X5 - never used actually) after modifying the base by drilling a hole to match the mounting position of the M, stability is improved. Some magnification of the V3 helps to view the image on the LCD clearly. The viewfinder is detachable and won't block the LCD for touch screen functionality.
3. I don't have to worry about reflection of the strong ambient light on the LCD when shooting in very bright environment.
4. It didn't cost me a penny in this project - I used the V3 already available. I just spent 5 minutes to find the correct position of the mounting hole and drill it on the base and that's it.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 $275
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:24:55 PM »
Buydig via eBay is selling the Rokinon/ 14mm f/2.8 for $275.

Thanks for your info. Really an excellent deal.  Ive just ordered one.

« on: January 18, 2014, 05:24:42 PM »
I don't believe those are 2200 mAh and I don't like batteries which someone sells with different charger (usually they are NOT decoded and the camera does not show battery level).

I got 2 of this:
They are working fine, I don't see any difference with the original battery.

Exactly. I have in hand 3 pieces of the same brand and one piece of their charger. Very nice indeed. But took a long time to come to Toronto.



Dear Friend Sama.
Yes, I already have 2 Canon LP-E12 875 mAh. , And 2 Wasabi power Batteries1100 mAh---Not Enough for my 1 day Shooting ( which less than 600 Photos for 4 Batteries)---To day I already Order from Amazon 2 sets ( 4 Batteries and 2 Chargers) Halcyon LP-E12 Batteries =2200 mAH Lithium Ion, $ 18.99 US Dollars each set of 2 Batteries and a Charger.

Yes, I should get on my hand with in 4-5 days ( Free Shipping), And report back to you.
Have a great day.

Wow, excellent price for the battery and charger combo and you don't have to wait for  weeks to get the shipment. In Toronto, I waited 5 weeks to get it from the postal outlet. People in Hong Kong are shipping the battery stuff via Singapore/Sweden/Swiss to avoid certain airline restriction. BTW, I have tested 2 of mine and they lasted for about 210 to 225 shots respectively.

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