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I'm not that bothered about DR or how many megapixels it has. Honestly, i find 36 a little too many..thankfully there are options to shoot at 15 or 9mp. Even on my 5d3, i'm usually shooting at mRaw.
However, i must the the raw files from the A7r provide much more detail for editing and it's easier to bring out details than with the 5d3. Even images straight out of camera are rendered much nicer. Maybe it's the lens..but it has a look that i love that the 5d3 doesn't give me unless i edit  it alot.

Here's 1 example to took yesterday that is straight out of the camera and direct to facebook.
I actually shot this from my phone, NFC to the A7r with the 35mm zeiss and uploaded to FB immediately after shooting.

I was a 5D3 user and that was my workhorse camera for everything i shoot and i love that camera.
However, i wanted something smaller and lighter and since i was on FF, i needed it to be FF and I can't afford a Leica.
So in a way, the Sony A7r was what i always wanted.

I spent an hour today with the A7r and the A7 and comparing to the 5D3, the AF is definately not as fast but it's not slow either.
The continuous focusing is no where near the fails quite miserably actually but thankfully what i shoot, i don't use continuous AF. Surprisingly, i find the A7 even slower to focus than the a7r with the same lens.

The EVF is still not as nice to look at compared to the OVF but i guess you get used to it.. IQ however, even SOOC, that's where the 5D3 even with a good prime can't match the A7r.

Ultimately, if you are looking at something to dethrone the 5D3, this isn't going to do it except in terms of IQ. Everything else, i think the 5D3 is better.

But for me, it's light, REALLY small in the hands, fantastic IQ even SOOC jpg and it's exactly what i need for what i shoot.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:10:12 AM »
I agree that this is a fantastic piece of glass though small.
It is actually my primary camera and glass these days.
I don't pixel peep but look at the overall photo.
For my last 2 assignments, i actually left the 5D3 and 24-70II lens at home and ONLY shot with the EOS M and 22mm.

I'm surprised at how easy it was to edit.
here are some examples from my last 2 assignments that i used only this lens


If you do still shooting, I doubt this move would harm you. I have 2 young kids, therefore, my 5D III + L lenses will cont. to be used next 4-5yrs.

I carry x100s and my wife uses her RX1 when we take the kids out. Yes, I do love the size of those camera.

Well,  i would love the keep the 5D3 and my L lenses but unfortunately i can't afford to keep it and also get the A7R and lenses. It was a big decision i had to make. Keep something that i will seldom use or sell and use the money to change to something i know i will use. And i am expecting my first child soon and even if i still had the 5d..i wouldn't bring it out with the baby stuff..that's just added weight i do not need and the EOS M just isn't going to keep up with any kind of movement..period..i don't even think it'll catch up with grass growing's that slow.
But considering 90% of the time i'm shooting portraits, i don't need a fast Af camera, low light camera or anything from a 5D for that matter..i just need a good IQ camera. As for the kids...well, we'll see how the A7r won't be as fast as a 5D for sure but at least it'l be something i can bring it with me..better to have a camera on hand than one sitting at home.

I never did believe in DXO..I love my 5D3..but unfortunately, it started getting to big and heavy carrying it around with the 24-70II all the time.
Sad to say. i was hoping Canon would release something as good but lighter..i even bought the EOS M.
The last 6mths, i never touched my 5D3 at all and always went for the EOS M instead.
Over the weekend, i finally made the big move..i sold the 5D3, sold all my lenses, all my flashes and pre-ordered the A7R.
Don't get me wrong, i still think the 5D3 is the best camera in the world, it's just not the camera i need.

i'll be honest..
I too am going to get the A7R. Simply because it is what i have been waiting for in a long time.
I'm a Canon fan and i have tons of Canon glass and accessories etc..
But i always thought the weight of the 5D3 was a little too much for me and since i'm not a professional, i don't "need" a professional camera do i.
I have since also made the decision to switch to Sony. I love my 5D3 and all my L glass but somehow the A7R with good zeiss glass…i couldn't see a reason why i needed to keep my canon gear.
I am in fact going to sell away everything and move to Sony by next year once the zeiss 24-70 is launched
Noting against Canon, but i think they are indeed lacking behind in the mirrorless market. I have the M, it's a joke..and with nothing new anytime soon, i can't wait…
Yes i know Canon has something planned, new manufacturing proces, new sensor etc..but by the time they release all that, the competition is yet again few steps ahead..

Canon General / Re: Is it Genuine? Canon LP-E6 Battery
« on: September 10, 2013, 07:38:34 AM »
the newer non-genuine's are decoded, fully compatible no communication errors ;)

Oh really? I didn't know. i actually never used my fake batteries before becuase until today, i've never use my camera until the main battery ran out haha..maybe i'm not using my camera enough :)

Canon General / Re: Is it Genuine? Canon LP-E6 Battery
« on: September 10, 2013, 04:30:02 AM »
Can't you just put it into a 5Dmk3 with the latest firmware?
If it's not genuine, the camera will flag it out.

I have 2 batteries that has all the Canon logos on it and look identical to the original, but when i loaded them into the camera, it says unable to communicate with the battery so i know they're fake..

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70D - DEAD SENSOR PIXELS! Im not happy :(
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:38:15 AM »
Are my eyes that bad?
I honestly can't see the dead pixel…
I wonder if Canon is like mobile phone manufacturers where under 5 dead pixels is "acceptable" and they won't change..
Can anyone really tell 1 dead pixel out of a large photo? I personally can't..

Canon General / Re: Photographer logo?
« on: August 06, 2013, 03:01:33 PM »
For me, a logo isn't so much to "protect" the image for getting copied. I don't think my images are good enough that people want to copy them anyways.
I put a logo more to spread the word about who i am and what I do and IF by some chance someone chances upon it, at least the name is there and maybe they can search either on facebook or google for me.
And since I do mainly portraits, it's good to get "noticed"

Here's a sample of my logo and well, it's a Panda..not my usual people photos.

I too am going on a trip next week and also intend to travel light..well, travel light != carry light :)
Basically, i'm still going to bring my 5D3 with my 24-70II and my 600EX flash..BUT those will be packed into the cabin luggage and not my backpack..
All i'm carrying on my back is my EOS M with the 22mm kit.
For me, i'm only going to bring out the 5D when i know i'll need it…it's a matter of pre-planning the locations I'll be visiting or if i know there'll be a car to ferry me around, i'll bring along the 5D.
For most cases, i believe the M is enough.

Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: July 26, 2013, 07:44:59 AM »
Considering i don't shoot wildlife (there isn't any where i'm from other than the zoo)
And i shoot mainly events and portraiture and I've gone through lenses from 50mm,85mm,100mm,70-200mm
And i find that for the past year, 95% of the time, i only use 1 lens, and that is the 24-70 f2.8II
So for me, if i had to choose only 1 lens, it'll be the lens i use 95% of the time these days for everything i shoot...

EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 24, 2013, 05:03:35 AM »
I actually bought this one from ebay because I was using the Original Canon one which i borrowed for a few days and thought it was good to own so i could use my EF lenses.
Since the original was expensive and i figured since there was no glass in the adapter, maybe a 3rd party one would be good enough.

I have since used it a few more times and to be honest, it's more than half the price and works 99% the same. the built quality is also 95% the same as the canon one…even the tripod mount removal is identical to the Canon version..
I guess they totally copied the Canon one exactly…and at that price, i'm not complaining..

EOS-M / Re: EF-M mount lenses
« on: July 24, 2013, 04:59:26 AM »
I highly doubt any 3rd party company will develop M lenses since this mount is only used by 1 camera so far and it's not very popular to begin with. Maybe in the future with newer models and more people adapting to it they will…
Furthermore, the EF adapter works pretty well and isn't that can always just use the adapter with EF-S lenses instead that are cheaper than EF.
I also believe the M isn't everyone's one and only camera..many M owners also own DSLRs from Canon…so personally even for me, i wouldn't want to buy M lenses when i have EF lenses that will work with both systems..
The EOS M isn't good enough yet to be the one camera to own..unlike owners of Fuji or Sony where they would sell all the DSLR gears and move to those CSC cameras and their only camera.

EOS-M / Re: Testing EOS M for Portraits
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:22:34 AM »
Hmm.  I basically have similar gear (5D III), and my EOS-M is on the way.  Are you saying Yongnuo YN622 ETTL trigger does not work well with EOS-M, and in what way?  I also happen to have YN622 and other Yongnuo flashes such as 568EX.

I'm not sure where the problem lies…in the camera or on the trigger or the flash.
But basically using the YN622 witht he 5D3, it gets the TTL pretty much right everytime.
On the M however, maybe it's the camera's metering or something that causes the flash to overexpose the image quite a bit..i shoot in manual mode most of the time so maybe the EOS M isn't that fantastic in manual mode?
I didn't really test where the problem was..everytime i had an overexposed image, i just use the exposure compensation to fix it on the fly and reshoot..
I'm guessing it's the camera's evaluative metering that isn't as great as the 5D3 so maybe sometimes it gets the reading wrong?

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