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Canon General / Re: Canon partially relented
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:19:52 PM »
Much better, thanks for the update.

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:33:55 PM »
No thanks, if Canon won't support their own product lines, I'm not going to give them any more money for it.  I love the M, but I'll switch over to the SL1 and use all my EF-S lenses if they are not fully behind the M.  Or maybe get something completely different.

We own both the SL1 and the M, along with a 5D3. To my knowledge, there is nothing that comes close to the EOS M + 22mm from a size/image quality perspective. You can use the 40mm pancake and be in the right ballpark from a size perspective, but that's not nearly wide enough for a general purpose setup - for my preferences, at least, and it's slower and potentially not as sharp wide open.

If Canon released a 20-24mm pancake EF or EF-S with similar image quality to the EF-M 22mm, I might consider getting rid of the M. Until then, it's a very handy combo to have around.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: August 16, 2013, 12:24:03 PM »
I don't think any major Canon product (camera or lens) I've ever received from B&H has been sealed (or from Amazon or anyone else).  Canon doesn't seal their boxes.
I haven't from Amazon/B&H/etc either, but I just received a refurbished 28-70 f/2.8L II from Canon USA directly, and it was sealed (in a white box).

Every Canon refurb I've purchased has been sealed, but no new items have been.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body for $2599 via eBay
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:30:38 PM »
Can you post an image of the label (with the serial number covered)?

The SL1 I purchased from them has a label that looks authentic, and the number matches the EXIF data.

EOS-M / Re: You Get What You Pay For - Warning for EOS M Adapter
« on: August 06, 2013, 05:36:31 PM »
Maybe you could try the same approach as this reviewer on Amazon? Try leaving a comment, if needed, to get more details on how he removed the lens.

Otherwise, please post photos, as it doesn't appear to be similar to the Canon adapter.

EOS-M / Re: Does IS on EF lenses even work when mounted on the M?
« on: July 29, 2013, 11:18:47 PM »
Works great on my 70-200 II using the Canon adapter.

EOS-M / Re: BH Photo EOS M Kit
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:59:03 PM »
FYI, I've now read of a couple of people having issues with the Viltrox adapter.

EOS-M / Re: My EF M 11-22 has arrived
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:05:27 PM »
This weekend, my 11-22 had to hike the mountains...

What did you use for adding GPS data to the photos?

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 21, 2013, 12:06:27 PM »
How did you attach the Nikon strap to the EOS-M?  So far, I've been reluctant to destroy the neck strap that came with it, but may have to at some point.

There's no need to destroy it, it's just wrapped on to the adapters. Unwrap the ends, remove the adapters - no destruction required.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Underwater Cameras
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:21:14 PM »
Love my GoPro (I have the older Hero HD models) for this. No worry of sand getting into some area on the camera where it will cause an issue (something that a number of the waterproof cameras are subject to) since the camera is fully enclosed.

I'm not sure about the new ones, but mine has no option for RAW shots or exposure compensation. You can change the metering between center weighted and spot, though.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: first paid gig need help
« on: July 19, 2013, 11:58:10 AM »
The 24-70 is my favorite lens for events like this - I have the old one, so your II should do great. I don't think you need any additional gear.

You don't want to switch lenses much - the situation changes too quickly with the kids running around. The 24-70 will let you get nice group shots of the kids playing, and get in tight (enough - might have to crop a bit) for individual candids.

Flash use depends on the preferences of the parents, and the existing light at the location. For candids and play shots sometimes I crank the ISO, and others times I use bounce for most shots. For group shots I find a good place to bounce the flash since I'm likely shooting @ f/5.6 or f/8. If they want to avoid the flash outside of group shots, don't be afraid to use ISO 3200/6400.

Beware of the red AF beam from people with their P&S cameras - it will ruin many a shot - be ready to fire after you see it turn off (or after their flash fires).

Lenses / Re: Sleeper Lenses?
« on: July 18, 2013, 07:25:28 PM »
I really liked my Canon 28mm 1.8 when I was using it on a crop - it rarely left the camera. Build quality was really good (or seemed it) for a non-L lens - nice focus ring, and internal focusing - so no issues with it being fragile like the 50 1.4.

I didn't care for it on full frame, though.

You can pick them up used or refurbished for a good price, given that they're not very popular.

FYI, I just called them and placed an order even though it's not in hopefully I'll get one from the next batch. If you want to get one from them, this is probably the way to go so you don't have to keep an eye on it all the time.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-M sharper than 6D?
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:44:35 PM »
Did you use something weird to clean your 6D sensor?

That's a good thought - maybe something dried and left a film (sorry) over the sensor?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-M sharper than 6D?
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:56:42 AM »
Is there any chance we're seeing vibrations from mirror slap in the 6D's large mirror?

Might as well use Mirror Lockup for any future test shots just to rule that out.

One of the shots was at 1/1500.

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