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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 05:45:05 PM »
Here's hoping the new 20.2mp APS-C sensor has honest RAW IQ improvements over the old 18 mp one  :-\

EOS-M / Re: You Get What You Pay For - Warning for EOS M Adapter
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:14:47 PM »

If I were to buy a 3rd party adapter, I'd get one from Fotodiox, they seem to produce good quality parts.  They also sell them for less. ($60).  I do see some clueless reviews on Amazon, as you can see in the photo, it has a full set of communication pins.
You can see the Fotodiox lens lock button and pin in this photo.

That Fododiox adapter looks exactly like my Viltrox adapter, both of which are likely from the same factory..

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:16:21 PM »
More and more, it looks like I made the right decision to splurge on EOS-M for aps-c fun rather than waiting (and apparently waiting lots more) for the next-gen, awesome, aps-c replacement for 7D. 

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Flash Diffuser
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:12:35 PM »
With such a small and low-output flash, placing more plastic stuff to diffuse is going to end up compromising the already-low output too much.  I ordered one anyway, not to use as diffuser for direct flash work, but to further downplay the 90EX's optical trigger light for my off-camera Canon flash.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M replaced my 5D kit
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:08:46 PM »
The IQ is good, for a compact camera, but not even close to my 5D3.

The IQ difference is much more noticeable to "downgrade."  Upgrading from Canon aps-c 18 mp sensor to 5D III gave me the sense of "pretty good" IQ upgrade.  But after getting used to 5D III RAW files for a long time, the same 18 mp sensor RAW files from EOS-M feels like a much bigger downgrade than initially thought, especially if one is shooting in low-light man-to-man ISO-wise. 

With EOS-M, one can still get great results by shooting in good light, or arrange to have more speedlites, strobes, reflectors, etc in low light IME, with a good noise reduction software like Noiseware becoming helpful to narrow the gap. 

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: August 03, 2013, 01:51:48 AM »

EOSD4288a by drjlo1, on Flickr

I don't know.  I tried the 40 mm with adapter, and f/2.8 just isn't fast enough for my tastes for portraits.  22 mm f/2 is a great little lens that's sharp and punchy, but at 22 mm, f/2 isn't exactly a bokeh monster, either. 

My 50L and 85L produces great bokeh on EOS-M, but they are simply too large, defeating the purpose my EOS-M for me, which I use for informal outings.  Rather than the EF-M 18-55 for EF-M 11-22, I really wish there was a good f/1.8 EF-M lens somewhere between 35mm to 50mm range..

EOS-M / Re: 85mm EF is not recoginzed by my EOS M
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:09:45 PM »
I just tried my 85 f1.8 and it worked with no issues. I have a 3rd party adapter made by VilTrox.

Well, it must not be an adapter problem because my Canon 85 f/1.8 will not autofocus with Viltrox adapter on EOS-M.  Every other Canon lens works fine.  I suspect it probably has to do with 85 f/1.8's age/version..

This is a shame, too, since I was counting on 85 f/1.8 to act as shallow DOF portrait lens on EOS-M since I sold off my Canon 50 f/1.4 after getting 50L, which is really too large to use often on EOS-M.

EOS-M / Re: use ir focus assist with ex270?
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:05:11 PM »
I haven't tried it on my 580 yet, but I assume the result will be the same. The 270 works very well on the M, though it would be nice if the flash could swivel.

I can't get 580EX II's focus assist beam to work on EOS-M, either.  This is a problem, actually, since EOS-M's focus beam gets blocked by large L lenses  :'(

EOS-M / Re: BH Photo EOS M Kit
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:58:04 PM »

I also got the free 90EX, it is a great optical trigger too.

The 90EX just confirms for me that Canon IS able to make a great Master speedlite at a low price if they wanted, a trend not reflected in their other triggers, speedlites, flash accessories, etc. 

I have a full complement of YN 622C triggers, but I find it so much less stuff to carry if I just pop the 90EX in the bag and use that on my 5D III as master to trigger off two speedlites, in A:B with variable ratios.  I also carry one speedlite with my EOS-M/90EX combo, a simple off-camera setup that yields much better results than on-camera flash.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My dead 5D Mark III Story
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:51:35 AM »
I haven't tried with my 5D III, but with my old Canon S95 and Rebels, I used to see a lot of condensation on screens and lenses as I came out of AC'd hotels to warm tropical outdoors.  I now keep them in air-tight plastic bags, with as much air squeezed out as possible with some silica dry packs inside, doing my best NOT to take them out until camera temperatures at least partially catch up to outside temperatures. 

I was using the 5D mkiii, a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkii, and a 580exii speedlite... I was half bouncing light off of the rink's ceiling and half bouncing it off the built in card of the 580. 

I shoot with exactly the same equipment, EXCEPT I never use the built in card of 580, which is tiny.  I highly recommend large bounce cards which are cheap and really help push "half" the light forward, which the tiny card is not even close to doing.  All the other stuff about shutter speed, ISO are good advice also. 

If all fails, a good noise reduction program like Imagenomic NoiseWare Pro or Neat Image NR can save the day. 

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:12:23 PM »
Let's all hope the Sigma is reasonably sharp at f/2 and doesn't have big AF issues.  Otherwise, I'm in  :o

EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:53:08 PM »
Enjoying the 640 mm reach with 2x III TC and Viltrox adapter.  AF speed is snappier than I expected with this combo.

EOSD4280 by drjlo1, on Flickr

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Annoyances
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
Is there a way to hit a button to "magnify' to view after image has been taken?  It seems like only way is to use the touchscreen and spread with fingers.  On my DSLR, I have the "set" button assigned to magnify the image to check focus, etc. 

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