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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 14, 2014, 01:39:12 AM »


Here is my attempt to change the setting to make this a sharper picture.  I don't think this is the best I could do to get it more sharp with the available lighting but I wanted to try it again - this is f5.6, 3200 ISO and 1/30th

I chose 3200 and f5.6 because it started getting too dark if I changed these and I chose 1/30 because I wanted a faster shutter even if it made it a little too dark to try to keep it sharp. 

Thanks for the suggestions from all. 

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:38:14 PM »
I can tell from the replies that you are suggesting manual settings - I will need to play with that - in my sample shot I selected landscape so I could not set ISO, shutter speed or aperature.  Those variables were input by the camera.  I will need to learn more about all of those I suppose and I suppose it is my fault for trying to use this as a point and shoot and then complaining about the results.  Thanks for the information - I did try to move some of those settings around before I followed the  landscape shot advice and I could tell it would be too dark for any lower ISO or increased shutter speed - I did not try to move the aperature setting. 

Is there a general rule of thumb as to what settings I should use - I can try another shot tonight using the same conditions but probably cannot duplicate the distance because I did not measure it.  Thanks -Tom

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:13:38 PM »


Forgot this one too.

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Lenses / Re: 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 13, 2014, 05:11:51 PM »




Here is my example image.  I have gotten better images outdoors and I think the issue may be the light - I think the only thing I did with this picture is try the landscape mode and I did make sure IS is on.  I also don't know how to use the advanced settings - I don't know how to post EXIF data so not sure if you can pull it from the image so I took a screenshot of some of the date that contained useful information.  Let me know if I need to do something more or differently.  This was taken in a room at night with just a ceiling fan light.  I don't understand the comment about shooting more than 1/60 - if I go faster trhe image is too dark and I tried not to mess with the shutter speed. 

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Lenses / 18-55 EF-M STM lens
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:24:56 PM »
I just bought this lens hoping to get somre mover versatality out of my EOS-M camera.  On the scene intelligent Auto picture taking mode (which I use 99% of the time) I am noticing that the images are really soft.  I saw some reviews say the same thing and this is more pronounced indoors with lower light. 

Aside from applying a sharpen filter or mask - is there a setting I should use on the camera to adjust for this?  Thanks - Tom

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 04, 2013, 12:19:18 AM »
I have the eos-m and I did not realize when I got it that it would overwhelm my older computer and that I would miss the EVF of my canon rebel. 

The videos you shoot are almost worthless because they do not play back without serious stutter on my 2007 iMac and they take forever to upload to youtube.  Never understood how I was supposed to process the videos so I could watch them.  Even with the updated AF fix the AF is still really slow.

As a camera designed to get us to reach for the camera instead of the iPhone, the product is doomed because it does not provide enough support or instructions on what to do with the video and I need too see more native lenses before I would consider upgrading to another dos-m.  I will save my money and buy a real camera with a real viewfinder. 

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EOS-M / SD card recommendations for EOS-M
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:43:37 PM »
Does anyone have recommendations for what type of SD card to get for the EOS-M - the manual mentions 3 different kinds - I just wanted a recommendation on what specific card to get - I am thinking I would just need a 32GB card at this time.  Thanks in advance. 

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EOS-M / EOS-M video questions
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:32:31 PM »
I just shot a minute and half of video and it is 490MB.  I had a few questions.  How do you load 1080P video to youtube?  I download my video and photos to iphoto and from there I use imovie to export 1080P video to youtube. Where it would take my iphone 5 minutes to create 720P video this is taking up to an hour for my 1.5 minute clip.  Is there a way to shrink this before I upload to youube?  Should I be using the canon software that came with the camera?  Is that a better workflow option?

Also, on a related note, what is the best AF setting to take advantage of video AF - I cannot remember the name of the setting but I am pretty sure it is the multi flex zone setting for AF.  I am using one shot, not the servo mode. 


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Stock & Shipping Update
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:29:39 AM »
I appreciate that my forum post yesterday about concerns with status of my backorder was turned into a posting and followed up on by this website.  I feel more confident that my order will be filled at some point.  Someone said that maybe the M was a mistake in how it was priced.  I wonder about M2.  I got thhe M because of the positive reports post firmware update and it meets my immediate needs but if I am only saving $200 over the next model I may want to cancel my order.  Wish I had a crystal ball.   

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EOS-M / Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:53:07 AM »
I ordered at B&H Photo just as these went on backorder.  The expected availability date was 7/18.  Checked today and now 7/25.  I ordered on 7/7.  I think BH should have provided some explanation why the date was pushed out and whether I should have any degree of confidence that I can get one.  Is the goal to get me to cancel my order so they can sell it for $50 more?  I am starting to think I will never get the camera and lens at this price. 


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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:44:24 AM »
I just heard that canon is releasing the .43inch-.86inch IS stm lens instead for the USA.

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:38:41 AM »
Maybe someone could put together a survey monkey that asks how many willing to buy this lens and at what price and send the results to Canon to let them make a marketing decision.  Since the overwhelming response to the M has been very negative (only positive because price is slashed so Canon is just cutting losses, not profiting) is understandable why Canon is nervous about investing any more money in a failed product line.

My assumption is they will change their mind should the new M get better reception. 

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M firmware update 2.0.2 available
« on: June 27, 2013, 11:03:50 AM »
Can someone tell me if there is improvement with the adapter and the use of EFS lenses after the firmware update?

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EOS Bodies / EOS-M or 100D
« on: June 25, 2013, 01:16:42 AM »
Hi - I am intrigued by the anticipated firmware update to the EOS-M that may make the AF usable.  I see some people are suggesting that the current AF of the 100D is slightly better than the EOS-M.  Will the firmware improve the EOS-M over the 100D?  I am a little bit not very well informed about the technology but will the faster AF from the firmware update also improve video AF as well for the EOS-M?

As a side note, I was intrigued by the possibility of getting a EOS-M by price matching through Best Buy for the Frys EOS-M w/22MM STM lens for $349.90 but they interpreted the Fry's offering as a clearance sale so best they could do is knock 10% off their own price of $479.  I may go to Frys only if I have an opportunity to get there by 6/27 when the sale ends.   However, I am slightly nervous buying one until the firmware is firmly offered.  What if the final result is less than par - I hope they don't jack up the price again.  I suppose I should wait.  The main thing for me is if the firmware increases the video AF then I will get the EOS-M.   SHould I wait or take a look at the 100D?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS M Firmware Update Coming Soon
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:51:46 PM »
If you read the Amazon reviews a couple people complain that it takes a second or so between shots to get the camera to refocus and that it is a no go for shooting quickly moving objects like birds, etc.  I'v listened to a videoreview that says the AF is even slower when using the adapter ring with EFS or EF lenses. 

My point is that 2.3X may not even be fast enough to bring it in line with what users expected when they bought the camera.  So I would recommend people wait first for others to test the AF speed with the new firmware in real world conditions. 

I am going to reconsider the camera because of price one I see the results of the firmware and whether another EOS-M model is announced later this summer. 

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