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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.   

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. 

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.

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. 

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?

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?

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. 

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS 50D Shoots RAW Video
« on: May 27, 2013, 05:18:28 PM »
Before you get too excited, I read into this and there is a lot of work to do before this really works but the biggest letdown for me was the realization that it does not record audio so not so simple as a solution for capturing cheap video unless you have other equipment and willing to sync audio to your video.

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 25, 2013, 12:02:16 PM »
What makes the most sense is developing new video AF technology.  The current implementation is not much better than a drunkard trying to focus at 3a.m. as seen on the SL1 and T4i and later.  Canon has introduced a bunch of STM lenses that are not good for anything if the video AF does not work as well.  There is no benefit to STM technology if it cannot be implemented well with a decent video AF solution.  There is currently not a demanding need for picture AF as there is for video.  It makes no sense to introduce a mirrorless camera with the same crappy video AF technology.

My prediction is that in July this technology will be seen in the new mirrorless camera that is due around that time as well so they can move more of their STM lenses.  further reason not to buy a SL1 or Ti5 right now. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:03:32 AM »
So is this an implicit criticism of the 5D Mark 3 - he has moved on to the EOS 1D.    :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:00:29 AM »
Those were not any regular rollerblades.  Those were special ones with extra smooth wheels, a $950 accessory. 

It is $7500 because of the tax to pay for our welfare economy with over-regulation.  I expect the chinese version to come out soon for $750 - just don't lick the paint. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:19:06 PM »
I may need to revise my prior remarks that the T5 does not have improved video auto focus. I read the product announcement closely for the other smaller Canon and I would assume that this new technology would also be in the T5 so perhaps we will see improved video autofocus. If so, this is a reason for me to finally buy a camera from Canon. Here is the quote:

The new AF system also includes a new Hybrid CMOS AF II sensor, which provides a wider focus area when shooting photos or video in Live View mode, and a continuous AF speed that’s increased from previous EOS models.

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