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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 03:45:15 PM »

I like this! Childish schmildish it is funny and informative...bravo.

I almost missed the "Extra DVD" past the official end of video.  It's hilarious especially the "Can Canon AF beat exploding champagne" bit, and the conclusion was informative:  "Canon's AF speed is adequate for everyday situations." 

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2014, Other EF Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: July 11, 2013, 04:55:01 PM »
Here's hoping (against odds) that Crack-smoking Canon exec's don't put the pedal to the metal with pricing  :'(

EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:44:41 PM »

I too considered buying EOS M before the price drop. I could not decide between it and NEX 5R. But then came the price drop and here we are. Why not get EOS M for S110 money.

I held out on the EOS-M deal until the last minute because I fancied NEX 6 or Fuji; but then again, those are not $299 including an f/2 lens.  Another factor that pushed me to order the EOS-M was I found a third party EF to EF-M adapter for $45 that people have actually tried and proven to work well on EOS-M.  I have a closet full of L glass and would hate to build up whole another set of lenses for a completely different system, not to mention all my EOS wireless triggers and speedlites.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 04, 2013, 07:11:31 PM »

- Not sure how the continuous AF tracking was set up for the 4th vid (or if it was even set up correctly at all), but it clearly showed that that particular L USM lens+body combo couldn't follow the hand as it moved backward & forward from the initial point of focus lock.

It's kind of strange they picked the 100L Macro for AF testing, since as a macro lens, it is not one of the faster AF Canon lenses, and the if the focus limiter was set to "full," it would REALLY be slow.  I would have liked to have seen how lenses like 24-70 II or 70-200 II do. 

Is EOS-M RAW still not supported by Photoshop/ACR versions earlier than PS 6.0? 
I'm still on CS5.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:53:33 PM »
With even Canon not claiming IQ/ISO RAW performance improvement over 60D, with the "breakthroughs" all seeming to benefit the movie/live-view shooters, I'm not really seeing compelling reasons for stills shooters to upgrade to 70D from previous crop bodies.  If the 70D achieved real dynamic range improvements, that may change things, but if so, one would think Canon should be advertising that in a big way..

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Images Surface Early
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:57:35 PM »
I'm hoping the (presumably) improved sensor makes it into the next EOS-M body, which is really the size I need in addition to my full frame body.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 35mm film body
« on: June 30, 2013, 01:10:32 PM »
The only ones commanding real prices these days is EOS 1V, which means great film bodies like EOS 3 and EOS Elan 7N are real bargains.  I have/had all of the above, and EOS 3 would be really all one needs.  Try to find one with the battery grip for that cool look and faster AF speed. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Lenstip review
« on: June 29, 2013, 02:56:42 PM »
It looks to have pretty good sharpness even wide open, which is nice.  On the other hand, it seems to have quite bad flare control, one of the worse ones I've seen..

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:03:17 PM »
Got my fingers crossed regarding the new sensor's performance/DR.

If only Canon would give you AFMA on the 70D  :'(


I used to have a main body - 7d-and a backup - t2i.
 I actually would like to purchase a 5d3 but i am building my portrait studio and the money is just not there

I feel your pain.  I have had a t2i for a long time and also have 5D III.  Looking around for a reasonable crop body today, it's amazing to me the non-improvement Canon has achieved since t2i. 

Unless you have lots of investment in Canon lenses (I unfortunately do), Nikon D7100 really looks good; however, if unable to switch, then you'd be happy to know CR has justed posted specs on the new Canon 70D with a NEW 20.2 MP sensor  8)   Let's just hope it's a good one.

Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:51:55 AM »
What I could manage with 70-200 and 2x TC..

SuperMoonEF2 by drjlo1, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 24, 2013, 05:23:49 PM »

AF is another story. I'm on my 3rd copy of this lens. The first two were erratic and inconsistent, so I returned them (which was a shame, because it's such an incredible lens).

That's the kind of thing I just don't have the time or patience to deal with.

Something has also been bothering me the more Sigma 35 photo's I look on various forums.  Those photos certainly seem very sharp, but at the same time they tend to look a bit "muted," not as 3-D and popping off the page as 35L photo's.  Not sure if this is contrast and/or color-rendering difference; it could even be the fact Canon 35L was/is a more expensive lens, likely being used more by professionals, presumably with more experience/skill.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom
« on: June 22, 2013, 10:18:51 PM »
I think that the S4 Zoom is a game changer and the end of the entry level compact cameras.

I guess it could have been stunning if it had a micro 4/3 sized sensor at least.  Heck, even if it had a Canon S100 type of 1/1.7" sensor, it would have been much more exciting.  Oh, well, I guess I will get one anyway since anything would be better than my Samsung Nexus phone camera.

@drjilo: you did great! Thank you. I dare to do everything, as I pushed tri-X film to at least ISO 1600 or 3200 back in the day which looked kinda like the 5D3's ISO 51k today  ;D I know about the downsides of DPP in PP. Looking forward to LR some time later this year. What are your highest ISOs you take pictures at? Kind regards from Switzerland. Peter

I'm still kind of old school when it comes to iso and try to keep it below 6400 whenever possible.  I stick to ISO 100 for studio shooting with controlled lighting. 

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