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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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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: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/
Go play and have fun.

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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:
http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/lenses-flashes/wide-angle-lenses/ef-28mm-f-28-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.

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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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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 30, 2013, 03:08:27 AM »
Up with the baby thought I'd respond :)

SL1 vs T5i format:
4 FPS vs 5 FPS (25% more FPS)
9 AF points with the center being a cross-type point vs 9 AF points with ALL being cross type (VERY significant, IMO)
80% AF coverage in live view vs not sure - but substantially less than 80%
fixed touch screen vs articulating touch screen
smaller/lighter vs larger/heavier
fewer shots per battery charge vs more shots per battery charge
flash is less robust (coverage) vs flash is more robust and can be used to control speedlights

I think that's it, but there could be other things.  Hope that helps!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:19:49 PM »
I'd love to help you with that but I'm wiped out and heading to bed.  If you Google "T4i vs SL1" or "T5i vs SL1" you'll find quite a few articles and videos.  The T4i is basically the same as the T5i (three minor changes that don't affect much of anything to be honest) so a T5i to SL1 comparison is valid for the T4i.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 10:41:13 PM »
Also keep in mind, my original recommendation in your price range was a refurbished T4i + 18-135 IS STM from Canon.  For $588 (including the 20% discount with promo code ZOMBIE2143) plus tax, it's probably the best value available to you with very few compromises.

As Mt. Spokane said above, I have not ordered from 1saleaday.  But, I do personally know a few people who have ordered from them (this camera) and other than shipping times, they were happy.  My guess is the shipping time is the majority of the complaints against them (haven't looked to be sure).

If I were in your shoes, I'd get the T4i + 18-135.  But if you REALLY want a small/portable camera, the M is very nice - especially at that price.

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