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Lenses / Re: Travel gear thoughts...
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:38:26 AM »
I'm even thinking about taking ONLY my EOS M next trip

Been there, done that. Will NOT do this again. Japan in June/July: I had the 22, and th3 nice small zoom, as well as samyang 14/2.8 and nikkor 50mm 1.4.
All great.. wonderful night shots.. but for general street shooting, I missed way too many opportunities.
As a second body, sure, but never again as the sole option.  During the last few days I was so frustrated that I kept thinking of going to yodobasi and picking up a kiss/rebel to hold me over.

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@eml58 - Fantastic use! Beutiful shot... this is more proof that tech allows us to do more, but it still comes down to experience!
Thank you for sharing.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:48:24 PM »
At brightish sundown...   (shot through windshield... was impossible to stop for more than a few seconds)
EOS-M w/ Nikkor 43-86/3.5 @ approx 60mm, f/8, 1/100s, iso320 (cropped)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:40:36 PM »
Pitch dark middle of the night (as much as a city can be)...
EOS-M w/ Samyang 14/2.8 @ f/16, 30s, iso400

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:24:09 PM »
I love my EOS M so much, I even use it for jobs even though I have a 5d MkIII. That's how much faith I have on the image quality of my EOS M. Here's the first big job I used the EOS M, these are mostly unretouched photos, just used the B&W treatment in lightroom and cropped.

We were doing a music video promo for a model agency, and our DSLRs were being used as the main cameras so I used my EOS M to do behind-the-scenes stills and video.

Great image Quality

Production lighting helps a great deal!  For all my attempts, I've found the M a challenge in many situations...  posting some attempts...

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Another quite important thing to keep in mind is your environment.  Different cities call for different focal lengths.

I was big on the 28mm (before IS version existed) with the 7D. But after moving to ff ended up giving it away as it rarely got use.

Tokyo and NYC are more 24... LA, Prague, Istanbul are comfortable with 28... but then again, that is with a ff perspective. Having recently picked up an M, I've been heavy on the Samyang 14 2.8, Nikkor 43-86, and Nippon 50 1.4 for street. All of which together cost me less than a 24mm IS.

Point is.. consider your environment - not only percieved performance and focal length.

-d

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In searching for the "most compatible" model for a 5D3, I've discovered the following reference table, which has many M42 mount lenses and their compatibility with full frame bodies.

http://www.panoramaplanet.de/comp/#Zenit

I'm still making sense of it.. but, seems that there are multiple variants in the 44M-2, 44M-4, 44M-6 - and not all are created equal.

Can anyone with these lenses clarify exactly which version you have?

Thank you!

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Hanoi will be a quick 3 day (sadly) run for me.
And, it seems like there wont be much of a chance to get out of the city.. I'll be locked in dark rooms most of the daytime (studios) - with only early AM or evening to get around.

In an effort to stay light and mobile, does anyone have suggestions for optimal lensese to bring.

I usually have 35 1.4, 17-40, 135 & 70-200/4 - but I am thinking of just going with the 35 and 135.

Thoughts?

Thank you in advance for sharing your insights.

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EOS-M / Re: Eos M my first impressions!
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:44:43 PM »
+1on question re being able to turn display off?!?

Alos, how do you deal with POV change with different lenses??

I've been enjoying the M mostly due to the ML firmware.  And for me it turns out.. if I just have it with me in the bag... it stays there... with the 5D3 - its never just "in the bag" - I'm shooting...

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Street & City / saigon...
« on: May 16, 2013, 01:44:11 AM »
Partially in follow up to the "how not to get beat up during street photography", and partially, because I have never been to Vietnam...

This is a work trip (in studio from early morning till night - and no, not a photo studio) in early June for about 10 days...

It is unlikely that I will have a chance to venture outside the city as the schedule is very tight.. so I am thinking just limiting myself to 5D3, Sig 35 1.4, and the 135L.

Overkill? Will I miss 70-200? Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a 180mm macro?
« on: May 09, 2013, 09:54:59 PM »
I've been using a 135L +1.4xII for stage performances lately with great success... not to hijack the thread, but would adding an extension tube to it allow for a usable macro combo?

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Lenses / Re: Best shop & sharp prices in California (Van Nuys)?
« on: April 25, 2013, 05:11:59 AM »
Try CanogaCamera - very reliable local shop.

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EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: March 27, 2013, 08:09:57 PM »
Slightly annoying is the constant AF - feels as if it is thrashing any lens attached. Need to find out how to turn that off.

Looking forward to running ML for focus peaking.. this would be a great quick MF solution.

Need to do some tests with different SD cards - initial runs only showed a 4 frame burst sequence shooting raw.  Jpg keeps going ang going however.

Weekend is planned (after kids are in bed) - MagicLantern and intervelometer workflows.

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EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:11:17 PM »
Just picked up an M w/ 22mm + EF adapter.

I was surpized at how un-inspiring the 22 is. But the EF adapter works great - although there is a little play beyween is and the body. (Tried 3 copes - all same).

Tried the 135/2 and SY8mm before the initial charge died.

I've also forgotten how much noise there is compared to a 5D3.  :o

While I may completely wrong, I'm looking at this as a manual focus / b-roll body.
I'll see how it goes and will update.  Please so far.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35 or 135L??
« on: February 16, 2013, 11:38:23 AM »
This question is almost a hint of big brother watching - thing is - I've been using the Sig35/1.4 and the 135L almost exclusively for the last two months.

No weddings, but some events, production location shots, and the typical family w kids at home.

I've mixed the 135L w an x1.4 TC with ok results... and there have been the few occasions at a construction site where the 35 was just not wide enough.

Both really have me working to get the shot, and I am greatful for that.

In short - go for both if you can, then decide what to sell off to compensate.

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