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Dear Sir.
Yes, I am the Cheapo, when I try to buy the support equipment of my Love Hobby, Photography.
No,not the question about the Camera Bodies or Camera Lenses that I stick  with my dear Canon, But The Batteries.
Yes, My Awesome new Tiny Babe EOS-M require Canon LP-E12 = $ 50 US Dollars = 7.2 V, 875 mAh, Which I can shoot still Photos only 130 Picture MAX.
Yes, I already Buy 2 Wasabi brand = $ 15 US Dollars 7.2V, 1100 mAh, Which I can shoot up to 145-155 picture Max.
The Question, Sir---There are So many Brands , Cheap, and More Power, Such as :
Opteka LP-E12 = $ 12 US Dollars , 7.2 V, 2000 mAh.
Halcyon  LP-E12  = $ 10 US Dollars , 7,2 V, 2200 mAh.
Butterfly Photo = $ 9 US Dollars , 7.2 V, 1150 mAh.

What should I buy ?----YES, All Brands include Canon Battery = Made in China

Have a great weekend, my friends.
Surapon

Dear Surapon,

I have received today a package of 2 pieces of  3rd party (dste) LP-E12 and a DC 136 charger which I have purchased online from a Ebay vendor "Dstebattery". I offered $18 for the above and was accepted. Tracking number was provided with no extra cost. Warranty period is 2 years.
I bought from them before and their batteries are of decent quality. It happened once that one of their LP-E8 s became weak in less than a year's time. I emailed them and got a replacement in 2 weeks.
Just for your info.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:31:06 PM »
What about a Herm├Ęs Crocodile 24K version with 10 carat diamond Shutter 1DX ?

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M video gear
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:45:27 AM »
My newest achievement in EOS M video gear:  ;D



It may not be the most sophisticated piece of equipment, but building it was free, and it has one thing going for it, that no professional slider, that I know of, can do.
Once you scrolled to the end of the track, you can disassemble the other side, add it to the front, and keep going.
Not exactly usefull for videography, but if your doing a timelapse you can scroll, brick for brick, shot for shot, for an infinite distance... as long as a smooth surface is given.

Brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: January 03, 2014, 08:16:06 PM »
My new camera fund has reached $3000, barely enough for a used 1D4 or a new 5D3.  Looking around, I can also get a Sony A7R with 36MP, ISO 25600 and a 24-70 f/4 FF lens.  Or do I keep going and hope to get a lower priced or refurb 1DX for another $5000.  I would like a camera for low light stage events.

Canon 5D3 now selling US$2,549 on EBay -  bigvalueinc

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Will vintage lenses help me find the way?
« on: December 31, 2013, 02:10:24 PM »
I personally am a fan of vintage lens. I allow me to have multiple prime, covering much of the most useful focal length, at a very low price. Moreover, since I use a 6D (FF camera) and a custom split-screen focusing screen, I really get the same feeling when shooting than with my Pentax K-1000 film camera, with which I learned to love photography. I must point out that I do photography for artistic purpose and not professional purpose.

Of course, modern lens often offer more feature; AF, better sharpness, better coating, electronic aperture, more CA, etc. You are never going to have the thing in a 50$ vintage lens than in a 1000$ modern lens. However, if like me, you always work in full manual, you might find the difference not so great. Also, if you study the lens themselves before buying, you will be able to find good deal on stunning lens.

Lots of people are advising against using vintage lens, which is only logical, because those lens don't fit the way they work. I really don't think they are giving bad advice, but IMO they are taking for granted you're needs and workflow are similar to theirs. If vintage lens fit the way you work, I really don't see why you shouldn't at least try working with one and see if you like it; you might love it, and if not, you can always sell it back the same price you bought it (if you take care of your gear, it is not 2 more month of use that is going to change the value of a 30 years old lens!).

+1  exactly what I have in mind.

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EOS-M / Re: useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:28:56 PM »
I tried my old FD35-105F3.5 on the M.  It already had an Mika FD-EF adapter so I could mount it on my T2i.  It mounts on the M with the EF adapter.

The experiment went fine, but I haven't really used it yet.  I find it a bit challenging to hold still at longer focal lengths with no IS and manual focus. You might need to practice focus bracketing.  It is fine outdoors with a high shutter speed,  but a tripod or other camera rest can be useful.  I did not use it indoors.

Hi, DCM,

Is your FD-EF adapter with or without glass ? Does it focus to infinity on your M with EF to M converter ?

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EOS-M / Re: useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:28:41 PM »
I tried my old FD35-105F3.5 on the M.  It already had an Mika FD-EF adapter so I could mount it on my T2i.  It mounts on the M with the EF adapter.

The experiment went fine, but I haven't really used it yet.  I find it a bit challenging to hold still at longer focal lengths with no IS and manual focus. You might need to practice focus bracketing.  It is fine outdoors with a high shutter speed,  but a tripod or other camera rest can be useful.  I did not use it indoors.

Thanks for your sharing.

I have some experience shooting with manual focus lenses on DSlr. Apart from this Canon FD 50 1.8, I have some Pentax, Meyer Optik, Pentacon, Helios, Mamiya,Olympus,  Minolta, Sigma, Soligor,  Tamron and some other lenses in the drawers, mostly prime 50mm, 55mm, 58mm 135mm. I experienced using some of  them on my 40D and X5 with reasonably good results. However, I hesitated using them on 5D3 to avoid debris, dust or fungus (not sure if there are any) etc getting into this relatively expensive camera.

When I purchased my M, I remember somebody somewhere mentioned  that the registration technical problem is non-existence and a simple adapter for canon FD mount and Minolta lenses  respectively will allow focusing to infinity etc, etc on a M body so I started another round of purchase of accessories to bring these vintage lenses back to life. They may look and work nice on the "M" I hope.

Focus bracketing may not be able to set in manual focus if I guess it right. I am not sure if FD to EF adapter with AF confirmation chip mounted on a EF to M converter will work. Or may be, I should simply order a FD to M adapter and use Magic Lantern Focus peak etc to assist in focusing. Stacking 2 adapters together may create some possible problem - please share your experience if you have any.

BTW, I have today committed to buy a FD 50MM F1.4 for $100 online and hope that it will make a difference comparing to my 1.8

posted on an ice all around day in Toronto

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EOS-M / Re: useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:55:41 AM »
when clearing things up during an ice storm (warning), find this lens mounted on a AE1-program. Test it on a X5. (600D t3i Japanese version) Don't have an adapter for it so attached it to a cheap macro tube with duct tape. Of course it cannot focus to infinity but close shooting seems pretty decent for it's value - may be $20 on th CL ??

shoot with F1.8 to 5.6, flash on, very thin depth of field creating a so so bad background blur 

may be I should buy an adapter to try it on my M....

please share your experience if you have used a FD/FL lens on M

Yeah, find this article which explains everything :

http://eos-m.net/lenses/using-canon-fd-lenses-eos-m/

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EOS-M / useability of FD lens on EOS M
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:35:28 AM »
when clearing things up during an ice storm (warning), find this lens mounted on a AE1-program. Test it on a X5. (600D t3i Japanese version) Don't have an adapter for it so attached it to a cheap macro tube with duct tape. Of course it cannot focus to infinity but close shooting seems pretty decent for it's value - may be $20 on th CL ??

shoot with F1.8 to 5.6, flash on, very thin depth of field creating a so so bad background blur  ***

may be I should buy an adapter to try it on my M....

please share your experience if you have used a FD/FL lens on M

edited : ***  how stupid I am, that's normal in macro shooting

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Helios 44-2 58mm f/2.0 M42
« on: December 22, 2013, 12:35:30 AM »

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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.

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some test shots of my new DIY Heliosbaby..... can't find the rubber tube yet, will look for one after the ice storm.

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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

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

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.
Surapon

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.

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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

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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.
 


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

is that rig DIY?

Thanks,

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

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