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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 05:25:53 PM »
Here is their return policy
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Returns
What is your return policy? 

If your product is defective within 21 days of receipt, please contact Customer Service for a return authorization (RMA). RMAs are required for all returns. When contacting Customer Service, please be sure to include the following:

Order number
The product you wish to return
Reason for return (Please specify)
All original packaging if the product has been opened
Would you prefer a refund or an exchange (we cannot guarantee availability)
Products that are listed as Manufacturer Warranty Only under "Specs" require contacting the manufacturer. If the item is defective and still under warranty it cannot be returned.

So, because they're a liquidation site, you won't have the option to return it unless it's defective.  So, be aware of that.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 05:20:24 PM »
Here's a link to that deal: http://1sale.com/electronics/cameras-video/eos-m18-55-22mm/

Shipping with them is slow, but you can't beat the price.  I haven't checked out their return policy so do your homework!

Yes, you can change the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, etc., as well as shoot in full auto.  The EOS M is literally a T4i without a viewfinder and in a smaller package because it doesn't have a mirror box like a DSLR does.

I find the EOS M VERY easy to use.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:43:53 PM »
I personally think the M would be a very good choice.

1) CHEAP - thus, if Canon decides tomorrow to cease production, the OP hasn't really lost much.  In fact, she hasn't lost anything as she'll still have a VERY capable camera for years to come.
2) It does what she wants it to - takes pictures of equal quality to a DSLR
3) Lens selection - we're talking about someone who wants nice pictures and prefers a one lens solution - NOT someone who is looking to buy an entire stable of lenses to perfectly fit every situation.... ever.  The M has 3 very good lenses.  Two of which (EF-M 18-55 IS STM and EF-M 22) can be had along with a flash AND the camera for $400 if her timing is right!  One is an every day lens for taking places and shooting video (18-55) and the other is her indoor and/or "pocketable" (cargo pants pocket, jacket pocket, diaper bag size solution) lens.
4) Video - the EOS M is a mirrorless version of the T4i.  For everyone who said the T4i would be a good solution because of video, you CAN'T say the M isn't equally as good for VIDEO.
5) EOS M2 - when the follow up comes out (presumably with DPAF - which to the OP means VERY good autofocus performance in live view [the only option for the M] and video), it will be substantially more expensive.  However, all is not lost.  If the OP buys the current M plus the 2 lens package plus flash, the current M basically only costs about $75 in that package and the other lenses plus flash can just be used on the M2 - no value lost at all.  That's a disposable price for the camera, IMO.  But the camera can still be used (she doesn't HAVE to dispose of it) for times she takes her kid to the beach and doesn't want to risk getting sand in the M2, or other higher risk situations.  It basically turns into a $75 lifetime insurance policy.

Keep an eye out for that 2 lens plus flash kit for ~$400 if you decide the M is for you.  Snag it (as long as the seller has a good return policy), try it out, and if you hate it, return it and get your money back.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: This momma is looking to buy a camera ?
« on: October 28, 2013, 08:41:20 PM »
The time frame on this deal is about up (ends today - Oct 28th) but if you could stretch the budget, this would give you the very best of everything....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1010978-REG/canon_eos_70d_dslr_camera.html

That's the 70D + 18-135 IS STM + Pixma Pro 10 ink jet printer, paper, shoulder bag, and a class 10 16GB memory card for $1249 after rebate.

The 70D autofocuses in video better than any other DSLR on the market, hands down, no questions asked.  This is a camera that you will no need to upgrade for MANY MANY years.

That aside, the 20% discount on the T4i + 18-135 is likely the best deal out there for you at $588 plus tax (promo code ZOMBIE2143).  It has the articulating LCD which I feel like is a great option to have on a DSLR, especially when shooting video.

The T4i autofocuses in video decently well, but it's a first generation of autofocus technology in video so in time, you will probably want to upgrade it.  You didn't say how old your son is but the autofocus on this camera in video mode will NOT keep up with him running around if you're nearby (on a soccer field it might but not well).

Avoid the 60D.  And I'm saying that as a 60D owner.  It doesn't autofocus when shooting video which means YOU have to constantly focus the lens and it's a MAJOR pain in the butt.  It's a fantastic camera, but does not fit your needs and experience level (you need some pretty impressive skills to be able to take good video with it - I unfortunately lack those skills so I never use it for video).  Avoid the T3 as well for the same reason, no autofocus in video mode.


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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« on: October 19, 2013, 10:15:06 PM »
ok less sarcastic reply this time, do you have a link to where one might purchase an EOS-M and 11-22 EF-M IS combo for less than the cost of the EF-S 10-22? I thought the lens cost alone was on a par with the 10-22... but i could be wrong... if the combo can be had that cheaply its a pretty good option as it gives a nice compact backup body that can still use his other lenses with the adapter.

Even though i already have an EOS-M i'm keeping an eye out for cheap deals in the US where i can get another and have it sent directly to lifepixel to be converted to IR as some of the deals that have been around have been cheaper than the shipping to send one of my 5Dmk2's in. And in that case i'm also interested in the new EF-M lens particularly to see if it suffers from IR hot spot syndrome like many of canons lenses one of which is the 16-35 f2.8L mmii :(

The 11-22 is $400.  The 10-22 is $600.  Should be VERY easy to get the M for less than $200.  If not, buy the $400 body, 18-55, 22, 90EX combo and piece it out - body ends up being about $125.  Or keep it all for maximum versatility.

I'm with you, I'm intending to have mine converted to IR as soon as the M2 comes out and I pick it up.

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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« on: October 19, 2013, 09:15:00 PM »
Depending on your needs, the EOS M + EF-M 11-22 IS (imported from Canada) could be a great option.  If you're going to be out and about with the combo and weight is a concern, it's a fantastic solution and won't cost you any more than the Canon 10-22 and will deliver better IQ.  You also gain IS but lose some speed.  But, for most landscapes, architecture, etc., you won't be shooting wide open anyway so it won't matter.

yeah the EF-M most likely wont fit his 60D...

If you're going to come back with sarcasm, at least make it of a higher caliber.  That was weak.

As to your comment, had you actually READ what I wrote, you'd see that I recommend a CAMERA AND A LENS.  The M+11-22 combo is CHEAPER than the 10-22 by itself.  Additionally, the IQ is better, it's lighter, and you gain IS.  Thus, making it a more portable and better quality solution than what some are recommending IF that's the only lens he needs when he takes it out, it's the perfect solution.  If not, then it was simply another option he won't take (several options have been mentioned and he can't take them all, so it wouldn't be the only one).  I'm just trying to offer a solution that might seem outside of box, but could be potentially perfect - again,  DEPENDING ON HIS NEEDS.

Again, if you want to be sarcastic/smart @$$/whatever, step up your game.  Also, learn to read and think critically.

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Lenses / Re: Wide Angle Lens Recommendations? Canon 60D user
« on: October 19, 2013, 08:12:14 PM »
Depending on your needs, the EOS M + EF-M 11-22 IS (imported from Canada) could be a great option.  If you're going to be out and about with the combo and weight is a concern, it's a fantastic solution and won't cost you any more than the Canon 10-22 and will deliver better IQ.  You also gain IS but lose some speed.  But, for most landscapes, architecture, etc., you won't be shooting wide open anyway so it won't matter.

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Reviews / Re: Review: EOS M System
« on: October 15, 2013, 02:31:20 PM »
Well written and very fair!

I agree with your point about the updated FW AF - had it been the original FW, few complaints would have been heard about it.  Is it currently class leading?  No.  Is it more than capable for most applications?  Yup!

I haven't seen one yet (not saying it doesn't exist though) but I think it would be nice if someone reviewed the M from the perspective of a P&S upgrader - especially at the current prices.  I find myself recommending it frequently for those folks.

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I don't know but that camera looks ugly as sin.

This is a PG version of what came out of my mouth when I saw those pics. Over 500 designs and this is what won?

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Canon General / Re: Irritating photography advice
« on: October 07, 2013, 01:36:54 PM »
The one that time has not stopped from bothering me is simply the phrase "serious photographer".  I always have and always will imagine some grumpy old bastard who can't imagine anything worse than smiling and enjoying himself, holding a camera.
Anyone who refers to themselves or anyone else for that matter as a serious photographer instantly loses my respect.  Not consciously - I just can't help but picture them as the old guy from the movie "Up" or Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino on his porch.
It also seems like a self-aggrandizing term - as though they're implying others aren't "on their level".
To hell with them.  I'll take my camera, my smile, and I'll go out and rather lackadaisically enjoy taking pictures - so SHOVE IT all you "serious photographers!"  lol

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS M, 2 Lenses & Flash Kit Deal via BuyDig $399
« on: October 06, 2013, 11:20:58 PM »
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This is really maddening. I have so far resisted every offer for this thing. And I know if I give in and buy this, within a month a new M will be announced that will address every drawback of this current model.

I think I can resist this one as long as they don't throw the wide zoom into the mix. That offer would doom me.

At this price, the camera costs far less than $100. The 18-55, 22/2, EX90, OEM battery and charger add up to well over $300. Even without the battery and charger (assuming the M2 will use something different) it's still at least $300 in total. If you're on the fence and have the money, consider the body to be equivalent in price to the least expensive P&S you can buy and just go for it!

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My mom shared a saying with me as a kid... "A fool and his money are soon parted".

For $4000, there better be a laundry list of things it does better than anything and everything else, and that's not limited to photography  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS M + 22mm + 18-55mm + 90EX = $400
« on: October 06, 2013, 02:47:42 PM »
Wow! That's insane!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe site hacked
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:43:15 PM »
Beyond the standard form letter apology I received, I would like to know what measures Adobe has taken (obviously they won't get too specific and tip their hand for the next hacker) to prevent this from happening again.

They've decided to remove all encryption and store customer data on open servers.  That way, hackers will not be tempted, as there'll be nothing to hack.   :P

Ha! Hilarious!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe site hacked
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:23:24 AM »
Adobe's products, historically, have been very commonly pirated. Why are people surprised that their security was breached? If they can't lock down their software, it shouldn't come as a surprise that they can't lock down access to their customers accounts.

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