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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 07:29:17 AM »
As a 60D user now, I was disappointed with the 70D revelation of no improvement in RAW.  I was hoping that the 7D would use a different sensor in which the main appeal was IQ improvement.  Basically, one camera's claim to fame was an improvement in usability via the screen (70D) and the other's claim to fame was an improvement in output.  To me, that would give potential buyers a clear path to upgrade.

It seems the 6D may be in my future instead...

This thread views like a "who's who" of my ex girlfriends.  :P
Seriously though, great work!

Should be easy enough to dial in the white balance in post, right?

EOS-M / Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 19, 2013, 11:21:56 PM »
Bought the 22mm kit and ordered a white box grey market adapter for $90 from Hong Kong.  The adapter will be mounted to the 40mm STM when we take it out.  That gives me two focal length options to choose from, both with great IQ.  If I need more than these options provide, I have my DSLR!  For me, the adapter was integral to the purpose of the M.

EOS-M / Re: 2.0.2 firmware and third-party batteries
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:35:23 AM »
Not many threads out there about replacement batteries, but still no sense in starting another...

I'm considering an additional battery for my soon to arrive M and like others I'm curious about generic batteries, the mAh, product life, and safety.

Mt Spokane brings up some interesting points (not a surprise) that I wanted to follow up on. It sounds as though you're advocating for either an OEM battery or possibly a third party battery with OEM specs (if such a thing exists). Would you consider the two on par?

What's your recommendation for someone who will rarely need a backup battery?


EOS-M / No surprise: EOS M is Amazon top seller
« on: July 18, 2013, 03:19:41 AM »
The EOS M now occupies the number 3 and 9 spots on their best seller list for digital cameras (22mm kit and 18-55mm kit respectively).  The list is updated hourly so by the time you click on the link it could of course, be different.  Here's the list:

As I said in the subject, it's no surprise.  The value you get for your $300-350 is unmatched!  What I do find interesting is that it says the 22mm kit has been in the top 100 for 34 days - well before the $300 price tag.  The 18-55mm kit has only been in the top 100 for 17 days which aligns with the discounted price.

EOS-M / Re: Share your thoughts - M pricing
« on: July 17, 2013, 06:27:37 AM »
I just snagged the adapter (white box from Hong Kong and it already shipped) for $90 so I think I'll be good with that for a while as I also have the 40mm STM and that will keep the overall size down and provide great IQ. I figure I'll just keep the adapter mated to the 40mm and have a two lens tiny carry around kit for when the DSLR is less than practical.

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 16, 2013, 05:44:28 PM »
I paid 101.95 on Ebay (just a little more) cause of the promised shipping dates.  Could have found for a bit less but not much and it would take longer to get to me.

That link probably goes to the same seller. Ships one day after payment is received, right? Clicking on "make offer" allows you to get it for less.

EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 16, 2013, 03:34:31 PM »
If anyone is interested, I just bought the adapter from Hong Kong here:

If you click "Make Offer" you can get it for even less.  I tried $75 and was instantly rejected, then $85 and was instantly rejected, $90 was instantly accepted.  The thing is, you AGREE TO BUY IT if you submit an offer and it's accepted so be ready to pony up if you try this.

Just thought I'd throw it out there...

EOS-M / Share your thoughts - M pricing
« on: July 15, 2013, 04:42:51 PM »
I picked up the M and 22mm lens and am interested in also buying the 18-55 and the converter. The prices of both have gone up recently due to demand (expected) and I'm curious to know what everyone thinks about future pricing for those items (short, medium, or long term). They aren't priority purchases for me so I'd like to buy when they're a good value.

Lenses / Re: Canon Sale?
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:37:09 AM »
If you need them within the next 30 days, buy from a place that will refund the difference if the price drops. Simple solution :-)

Camera Body Gallery / Re: This sensor is holy
« on: July 13, 2013, 11:29:42 AM »
Don't lie - you stole this image from DxO.  It's their sample of what the 5D3 can do at ISO 100.  Thief!


Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. DPP
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:03:40 AM »
is it possible that it's an industry-standard because Nikon, Sony, etcetera have very poor raw converters? And so across the entire industry a better solution is needed. Especially for someone who may end up switching brands so that they don't have to learn another proprietary software every time they switch. Additionally, I find it odd that you know for sure that DPP won't work for you but that you've never ever used it.

Software & Accessories / Re: Lightroom vs. DPP
« on: July 05, 2013, 08:42:45 AM »
I've been using DPP for years.  Decided to try out LR.  Didn't like it.  Even opening the RAW file showed me huge differences immediately (shot in "faithful" with sharpening at 0 from the camera).  Add to that the complexity of using LR and I quickly went back to DPP.

I think many people have bought into the hype around using LR.  IMO, yes, it's a great tool.  But for the vast majority of shots, DPP can do what LR can do (possibly better in some instances - like what you and I are both describing) and it's far simpler to use.  And, it's free.

To me, the very best features of DPP are: quick check, recipes, lens aberration correction including DLO, and simplicity!  Everyone raves about LR's library or categorization feature (or whatever it's called) but I'm happy with what DPP and the EOS utility do and I'm honestly not sure how it's different from LR but EOS utility automatically imports by date into a predetermined folder and with DPP I can batch process and save to any folder I want/create - does it get easier and more efficient than that?

Seeing that the 70d will be able to use the 18-55 and 22 lenses

 ??? What?

Yeah, I think lensgrabber is not understanding that the EF-M mount is different than the EF mount and that the 70D won't be able to use these lenses.

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