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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M or New EF lens?
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:44:24 AM »
Many of your questions can be answered by using your T3i in a similar manner and mentally stepping up the results. AF tracking and speed should be better than the T3i using live view. So if you're okay or slightly disappointed with the T3i, you'll be happy with the M. Set your kit lens to 22mm and 4.0 aperture and 2 stops higher ISO than you would normally use in low light and know that your shutter speeds will be equal but the ISO will be much better (2+ stops).  Shoot in live view with the screen turned in and you'll know how well that'll work with the M.

Now personally, I really like the M+22 and find it to be a good low light camera for mostly stationary people at f2.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you plan to upgrade your camera, read
« on: September 07, 2013, 02:20:22 PM »
Most people asking the upgrade question are regular consumer.
They will see zero improvement in IQ from say a T2i to a 7D.

Sure, because it's not like 'regular consumers' have kids that play sports, right?   ::)

Also, not a lot of "regular consumers" on this site.  So, to whom is the original message tailored?

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 06, 2013, 08:09:37 AM »
I just saw the EOS-M with the 18-55 and flash for $299.99 at the local Costco. Now I am even more tempted. I am most likely going to be moving to some sort of mirrorless really soon and have been waiting for Canon to expand their line. I would love the APS-C quality image that I got with the 7D and 60D in the small package for travel.

$300 is about what it would cost to buy just the lens and flash. The camera is nearly free. Even if you decide to upgrade the camera when the next version is available you haven't lost anything.

Checked my local Costco, no such deal unfortunately :(  Not on their website either.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ comparison; or how meaningful is DXO
« on: September 06, 2013, 12:49:45 AM »

This resolves a long standing question. Canon is better!  ;)


But seriously, I've always said, and will continue to say, that the photographer > lenses > camera and if a person is iffy about which camera to buy, hold them and play with them.  Very often, ergonomics will decide.  After all, nobody wants to lug around a camera they don't enjoy using.

...and that's how I'm going to let them down easy ;)  lol

Any of the cameras in that test are GREAT choices and anyone who owns them should be VERY satisfied with their choice.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ comparison; or how meaningful is DXO
« on: September 06, 2013, 12:19:54 AM »
I shared the first image on facebook and tagged a bunch of my friends and asked them to pick their favorites.  I haven't posted the results yet but so far, the preference for Canon is OVERWHELMING.  The greatest part about it is that the majority of the people I tagged are DIEHARD Nikon shooters who trash Canon every chance they get, and they're picking Canon left and right.  Only one guy split Canon and Nikon down the middle at 3 and 3 (and he's one of the more vocal Canon-haters) and everyone else is at least 2-4 with some being 1-4 (Nikon:Canon).
Crow... it's what's for dinner!

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:13:02 PM »
There's no reason why there can't be a body with a built-in EVF and one without.

If Canon (or Canon USA, at least) is having trouble pushing one model, how will they feel about two?  The other problem I see with that is that I'm afraid the two models will have different sensors - a cheap one (T5i/SL1 sensor, no EVF) and a more expensive one (70D sensor, EVF, and bigger).

I don't think the M system can survive with only one camera model. The implication would be that Canon isn't really serious about this system and Canon needs to start treating it like a system, even if a small one. As for using separate sensors for the two models, I agree with those who believe that the 70D sensor (or a close relative) is the minimum that could reasonably be put into any new M body. If not, why not just keep selling the current M body at the current price (or perhaps $100 higher)? That being said, one thing that has always puzzled me is why Canon went to the expense of revising the firmware in a model that was going to be replaced in a few months.

Just a guess... I don't think the price drop would have been enough to get people to buy into the system, the AF needed to be sped up.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:08:43 PM »
Not a bad price on the 17-55.
Are these permanent drops?

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 01:42:39 PM »
If Canon (or Canon USA, at least) is having trouble pushing one model, how will they feel about two?

Saying this is taking the situation out of context.  You're acting like the 2 models will be comparable to the existing M (one may be and I agree with the rest of your post that a lower spec'd M may retain the 18mp sensor) and that's not even close to the case at hand.

The current M failed initially for 3 main reasons (as you well know); price, AF, lens selection compared to competition.  AF was remedied somewhat (to a very usable degree in my opinion and experience) and the price was slashed big time.  Now the M is selling VERY well - even with the same lens selection and people are VERY happy with what they have in their hands.

A high-spec'd M (DPAF sensor) would be a totally different animal and if Canon announces the M with 2-3 lenses (11-22, 50-ish prime, and telephoto zoom) then it's not even fair to compare the situations.  There will be WAY too many variables that are different and if people can't grasp that then... well...  Sounds like a mental deficiency to me.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:52:47 AM »
I hope it has full frame and an optical viewfinder and takes EF lenses natively.

I don't. I don't and I don't.

But I just wanted to be the first to say it.

Feel better now? Fine. Now I'll be the first to say: Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!

At the very least, give us a forty in an M mount please. Is that asking too much?

+1 pancakes pancakes pancakes.


LOVE the size and weight of the M plus 22.  I'd love to get a few more native pancakes.  For now, I'm really enjoying using it plus the 40 STM via adapter.  I could see me buying one or two more pancakes (depending on the FL) as well as an "occasional use" telephoto zoom and probably the 11-22 and just ditching my 60D and lenses and buying a 6D or 6D2 depending on the timing.  One for really important pics, the other for casual use.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 70D Included in Rebates
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:36:46 PM »
Yeah, I think if there were rebates on the 70D bundled with STM lenses, that would generate some sales! 

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM Announced
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:18:24 PM »
I, admittedly, don't know enough about the L line to be able to do this myself, but I think it would be pretty funny/alarming for someone to make a mock marketing campaign about a forthcoming L series lens which said the lens was on par with the very worst of the worst attributes of well known L lenses.  For instance...

The new _______ L has the build quality of the (insert poor build quality L lens here), AF speed and accuracy of the (insert worst offender here), weather sealing and durability of the (insert worst here), etc., and it's only 2x the price of (a fantastic performing 3rd party lens of equal focal range, but faster).

I agree Paul13walnut5, there's no single specific attribute that can be assigned to the L series.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM Announced
« on: August 23, 2013, 04:03:59 PM »
Ummm, I'll take a plastic mount for 1/10 of the price if all else is equal

Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:23:59 PM »
Um, hello? There is an EF adapter for EOS-M

Yes, because a 7" lens balances well on the M when you add an extra inch to it via adapter.

Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 04:32:05 PM »
Can I get it in an M mount please?
Thank you!

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:07:35 PM »
Still waiting for the 11-22, yawn...

Order it from Canada.

No thanks, if Canon won't support their own product lines, I'm not going to give them any more money for it.  I love the M, but I'll switch over to the SL1 and use all my EF-S lenses if they are not fully behind the M.  Or maybe get something completely different.

Ehh.. Suit yourself...

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