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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:52:59 PM »
I find the ef-m adapter useful as a backup option, to extend reach, or to mount specialty lenses.  Before I had the entire ef-m lens collection I tried all of my L glass on the M to see how they performed. I had used them on a T2i before so I was already comfortable with the crop factor.  I appreciated the lenses with IS a bit more but found I could handhold them with appropriate shutter speeds.

I really prefer the native lens for their size and balance.  In the photos you can see how I cradle the M and lens in my left hand, freeing my right for the controls. It's surprising how small and easy to hold is a 200 mm lens.  It's somewhat similar to your golf grip.  Lenses with the adapter were a bit more awkward.

My primary outdoor lenses for the M are the 11-22 and 55-200, with the 22 my choice for indoors.   I find the 18-55 most useful for backyard video of the grandkid. The adapter still gets used for the Tamron 150-600, 100 f/2.8L IS Macro, and 8-15 f/4L fisheye which don't have ef-m counterparts.

How do you like the 55-200? I can't find any definitive information about it at all. Do you find it to be sharp at all/most FL? Do you feel that the lens is worth $400, or is it simply the only game in town with a small footprint? Any insight would be appreciated!

Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:42:54 PM »
I don't believe the lens exists. But if it does, it has to live up to the recently raised standard for Canon UWAs set by the 16-35IS. No easy task.

EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:02:27 PM »
A 50mm "M" lens would solve all of my problems.
What propblems?? 50mm is too long for general use and too short  for portrait. How does it solve your problem??
I use a 35 2.0 IS on my 70D and have and M/22.  A 50mm "M" lens would complete my package and make my EOS M a complete kit for travel.  I like 50 a lot for portraits.
And I think that would solve my GAS problem since I think I'd prefer an M/22 & 50 to the G7X or any other compact.
If you are planning to use the EOS-M for travel, 22mm may be too long for a lot of occations.18-55 zoom will be a lot more versatile and gives you a wider angle when you need it. Quite a few posts recommended the 11-22mm ($400). It has been rated very high.

I have the 22, 11-22 and the 18-55. I find the 22 and the 11-22 to be exceptional lenses, but the 18-55 is just not as sharp and a bit slower to focus than the others. Perhaps I got an inferior copy. I will gladly accept faster primes at pretty much any focal length, but would prefer a 14, 55 & an 85mm.

I guess it depends on just how beat up it is. Obviously, you'll get less money for it relative to how much cosmetic damage there is, but if it is also optically inferior, you may have trouble selling it. I would send it in to Canon for a tuneup so you can show prospective buyers that at least the lens performs to specs. Then replace it with a shiny new one if you feel the need. You could always buy a Lencoat for it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma at Photokina 2014
« on: September 17, 2014, 04:36:06 PM »
I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Sport performs. Being only slightly larger and heavier than the EF300 f/2.8, it could be a very useful lens. Between this lens and the 7Dll, I'll be doing alot of research in the near future...

Oops. My bad. Helen's probably not quite ready for a change in scenery. Anyhow Mitch, I'm sure you'll love your new and improved lens. The only complaint you could have is size and weight, and you've already experienced that.

EOS Bodies / Re: LP-E6N in 5DMK III
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:02:07 PM »
Haven't seen this discussed yet, but wondering if the 5D MK III will be able to take the LP-E6N.  Seems the only difference is the LP-E6N has 200mA more juice, and I am suspecting Canon looks at the battery in firmware, but wondering if in the future with a firmware upgrade, the 5DMK III will be able to take advantage of stronger and likely longer lasting batteries from the 7D MK II

Where did you get the 2000mA spec for the N? It's not even listed on Canon USA site. I share lintonis' concern about 3rd party batteries.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 04:44:42 PM »
Wow. It really sucks that we have to wait until mid november before we see some samples from a retail camera. :'(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D II or 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:22:41 PM »
Right now the 6D is going for $1350 on ebay. That's an awfully good price and would leave you a few dollars for some clever lens selection.


Pricewatch Deals / $1350 for Canon 6D
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:09:00 PM »
For those that are not transfixed by the 7Dll announcement and require more than a girlie-man sensor ;), we have this FF Rebel for a mere $1350. I have one and it takes pretty pictures...

Of course it's an unauthorized but reputable seller, GetItDigital


EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:30:51 PM »
Found something really cool to maybe create a grip, called Sugru.
Anybody used this before? How strong is it?

I don't use a grip, but this one seems quite nice.


I didn't realize you were within the 30 day return period. By all means return it to B&H. Their customer service is as good as it gets. I'm sure Helen will work it so you aren't out anything more than some inconvenience.

Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:04:22 AM »
I didn't notice the Sigma 135 f/1.8 OS Art mentioned.
Is such lens announced? Just rumors AFAIK...

True. Supposedly, the 24 and the 85 Art will come first and I have no doubt they will be excellent, but it's the 135 that I find most exciting from a creative point of view. It's as close to the EF 200 f/2 as I'll ever get.

As long as there's no front to back movement, I wouldn't worry about the mount. The weather seal gasket not making contact with the lens mount is definitely a concern. Has the gasket been deformed or torn? Do you have access to another weather sealed lens to see if its gasket functions normally with your camera? Do you get the same result when you mount your lens on a different camera? It's kind of unusual for an undamaged gasket to not make contact. I also have both the 24-105 and the 70-200ll and I find the 70-200 to be noticeably sharper than the 24-105 at similar apertures. It might be a good idea to send your camera + lens to Canon for service.

Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 13, 2014, 02:50:28 AM »
I didn't notice the Sigma 135 f/1.8 OS Art mentioned.

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