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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:26:43 PM »
I love the M, but wish it had the articulating a flip out LCD display, a headphone jack, audio meters on all the time, larger battery, side door for battery and SD card, not the current bottom door. HD 1080p60. Use the full frame capture for HD 1080p without line skipping. Eliminate aliasing and moire. Better low light/available light performance without digital noise. Option to record ProRes 10bit 4.2.2  Built in ND filters. Zoom lens with constant f/2.8. A smooth rocker switch in an easy location for motorized zooming like their high end lenses for video cameras usually have. EF lens mount instead of the EFM. Just make the body a little bit bigger for this EF mount and larger battery with a side door. Continuous non stop recording for video to fill the whole SD card no matter what size card we use.

Probably higher costs for all of this, but I would pay extra for all those features if they compete with BMPCC and the GH3 around $1000 or less. I got my M with 22mm lens for $300 and the 18-55mmm EFM lens for $135. Extra batteries with chargers were also very low cost. A lot of quality there for a very low price, IMO.



EOS Bodies / Re: Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:49:29 PM »
I'm ready for QPAF (Quad Pixel).
HDR plus AF.
it seems like a natural evolution to me

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:43:03 AM »
Protect Rebel market share? Money is money. Why would Canon care if someone buys either of two equally priced cameras and lenses as long as Canon makes it? The bottom line is what matters, not the assembly line.

EOS-M / Re: The rumored tele lens for the M
« on: November 15, 2013, 08:25:12 AM »
I would be worried an EF-M version will have the same problem.

Yet another reason to go with a shorter telephoto zoom (50-150 or 75-150).  Shorter focal length means you're not pushing the limits of normal technique and the equipment should be smaller and balance easier.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 09:55:49 AM »
I actually don't think it's that bad - perhaps because I had  low expectations? Although the small size and white color kind of makes it look like a toy.

If Canon is after the customer who used to buy point and shoot cameras, then offering DSLR's in multiple colors makes a LOT of sense!

EOS-M / Re: The rumored tele lens for the M
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:52:39 AM »
I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'd give up some reach in a native M mount telephoto zoom to get a smaller lens.  A 50-150 (3x zoom) or 75-150 (2x zoom) would be great and further reach than a 70-200 on FF (200 vs 240).  In fact, I'd give up a little max aperture too.  Rather than a 3.5 maximum aperture, I'd take 4.5 - especially if it didn't VERY QUICKLY narrow after zooming from the wide end like most zooms do).

I don't know the physics behind lens design but my guess would be that a smaller zoom range and smaller maximum aperture would decrease the size and weight thereby making this an ideal telezoom for MOST people (people in this forum are NOT in that group more often than not) when using the M.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: NX300 AF vs. Canon DSLR's
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:12:00 PM »
They're comparing to base model DSLR's.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 04:25:37 PM »
Ideal system for me =
  • M + 70D sensor (improved if possible - that's ALWAYS appreciated but in this case, unlikely)
  • Focus peaking + panoramic capabilities
  • 11-22 released in US
  • 35 f/2 IS STM
  • 50 or 60 f/2.8 IS STM macro
  • smallest possible telephoto including IS and STM of course.  I'll sacrifice maximum aperture and focal length for size.  For instance a 50-150 or a 75-150.  Max aperture of 4.5 at the wide end is fine with me as long as it's sharp wide open - no reason to think it wouldn't be given the other STM offerings

To me, all of that plus the EF-M 22/2 and 18-55 IS STM represents a VERY complete system for the VAST majority of people.  Anyone wanting anything beyond this would be well served by the EF to EF-M adapter.

To me, this is AWESOME and quite complete!

If they wanted to offer an optional EVF, that's fine too!

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:49:27 PM »
Why? How?

Exactly my thought.  I'm hoping maybe that's a misinterpretation and perhaps they mean lighter.  The M could stand to lose a few ounces - it's like a brick!

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:33:40 PM »
Sony continues to innovate while Canon delays and underwhelms.  Hope this report is wrong.

Found your new home:
Go play and have fun.

Lenses / Re: Any New Pancakes Coming?
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:52:28 PM »
This may seem like an odd suggestion but, consider the M+22mm f/2.  It can be had for $319 (on Amazon right now) and probably less if you look around (lowest price was $299).  The great appeal of pancakes is the small form factor, well, it doesn't get any smaller than the M+22.  Plus, at that price, it's cheaper than a lot of other primes in that focal range and it's FASTER than what you were hoping for by a full stop - not to mention the improvements in the sensor from your T1i.

Just tossing it out there as an option in case you hadn't considered it! :)

And if you REALLY like the idea, consider a full setup with the 18-55mm IS lens plus 90EX flash - this 4 piece combo can sometimes be had for as little as $400.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:16:56 PM »
Well after much consideration I ordered a factory refurbished t4i with 18-135 STM lens .. Im excited to began my photography journey .. I will keep everyone posted . Thank you for all your help. Truly !!

Congrats! Enjoy it!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:58:25 AM »
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM - $450

The other lenses you mentioned are good, but this one I would not recommend.  Though it is fast, it has severe image quality sacrifices even when stepped down compared to any of the other lenses mentioned.  It might be good for a special effect here and there due to the speed, but I would not recommend for a general lens.

I've never used it but I've read that most of the image quality sacrifices are on the periphery of the image circle and and thus, when used on a crop sensor those disadvantages are largely negated. Is this true?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 10:32:10 AM »
I think I would benefit fri, the articulating screen , and with the refurbished deal with 18-135 STM lens at $588 I just don't think I can bet that deal .

I agree, I would buy ASAP because these deals sell out fast.  The 18-135mm STM is the perfect starter lens due to its wide focal length range as well as its superior performance in video due to the STM.  It will be your workhorse.

hat being said if I were to add another smaller lens for indoors would a cheap 50mm be ideal ? Or the 18-55mm or 40mm ? @jebrady .... You have been a TON of help thank you for taking the time to help me !!

Actually, the best small indoor lens would IMO be the Canon EF 28mm F/2.8 IS USM:

This lens is ideal because it matches the diagonal of the sensor and gives the perfect "normal" field of view for this camera. Meaning it will be like taking pictures as similar to what you see with your own eyes.  It is also one of the smallest lenses available and has image stabilization plus constant f/2.8 aperature which helps greatly for indoors low light.   The 18-55mm is slower & lower quality than this lens plus is redundant with your 18-135, while the 40mm is too long for indoors and lacks IS.

I think the 28mm 2.8 IS is likely a great lens, but I hesitated to recommend it without knowing more about the amount of light in the OP's house. In my house, 2.8 isn't sufficient to get speeds fast enough to freeze even minor motion at a decent ISO. 2.0 seems to get the job done though. In my house the Canon 28mm 1.8 or Sigma 30mm 1.4 ART would be better solutions. IS is GREAT but if you can't freeze motion you're simply trading one type of blur for another (camera shake vs subject blur). At 28-30mm, the shutter speed to freeze motion (1/60 usually, or higher) will compensate for any normal camera shake.
All of that is moot if she prefers a different focal length though, which is why I think an external flash isn't a bad idea. Getting one refurbished at a discount may be very cost effective as well.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:53:28 AM »
For indoors, many people find 50mm too "long". Usually, a wider angle is preferred indoors. One option to consider would be an external flash that can be bounced. I have the 430exII. Something you could do is pick up one of those (or similar) and use it for a while, then check and see what focal lengths you're using most often, that would tell you what small prime might work best for you for indoor shots.
You're welcome for the help, I'm happy to be of assistance and hope that you find we've all given you a thorough examination of your options!

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