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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 22, 2014, 01:50:43 PM »
Is there a lens out there that never has occasional AF inconsistency?

Does a 40% miss rate really constitute occasional inconsistency?  I think not...

Compare this to Zeiss missing 100% of AF shots  ;)

My thoughts exactly!  Hey, at under a grand, this lens offers most of the performance of the Zeiss, but it sucks because the AF is inconsistent while the Zeiss with no AF and 4x the cost is awesome?   :o

As Bryan said, if you buy and use it as an MF lens, nothing beats its excellent value. Most people rely on AF in majority of shooting situations, and if it is indeed as bad as 40% missing rate, it's just a shame for such a high optical quality lens. Look forward to hearing from more on the AF consistency tests. 

Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: April 22, 2014, 12:46:52 PM »
I was wondering how the AF consistency test would turn out with this lens using FoCal. Most of Canon's new lenses get 99% AF consistency. If this one is in the 60-70% range, I may just wait for the Canon's new version. Sharpness is meaningless if focus is missed.

I agree. I have one. I can put 5D3 + 70-200 2.8L II, 24-70 II, 16-35, 50, and a flash by using the side pockets and top pocket.

There's also the new f-stop Kenti, with quick access ports on both sides.  I've been eyeing that model myself.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 20, 2014, 11:18:41 PM »
I sold my Canon 50 1.4 immediately after Sigma announced the 50 Art. Before this, I had never thought about buying a third party lens. Can't wait for it to arrive in the US market.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II Onion Ring Bokeh
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:36:17 PM »
Sorry, should've attached the 100% crop one.

Lenses / 24-70 II Onion Ring Bokeh
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:33:02 PM »
Merry Christmas Everyone.

I've been using my 24-70 II since April. Love it to pieces. Never really paid much attention to the bokeh until I took some photos of the Christmas light. Very very prominent onion ring bokeh. First I thought it might be the filter, but the same thing happened when I took off the filter.

Any thoughts? Is it inherent with this lens design or something is wrong with my specific copy?


EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2013, 11:36:23 PM »
Shooting video with the current M is a bloody pain in a butt. I like the manual exposure control but the AF sucks big time. I am not expecting huge improvement on the still image quality but do wish Canon do something intelligent on the video function (70D sensor or better) and make the next M look better.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM & 90EX $399
« on: August 09, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »
I like the little guy. Not very powerful but very portable and does a relatively decent job for what it can do. It's more powerful than the built-in flash in many high-end mirrorless cameras. And it can trigger my 600-RT.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Flash Diffuser
« on: August 04, 2013, 11:27:13 AM »
It's sold for $1.99 on the rainbowimaging website. But you need to order more than $15 to get your order fulfilled. So I ordered a hand strap and a few other small items.

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Annoyances
« on: July 27, 2013, 08:57:00 AM »
It is annoying. Almost every time when I pulled it out of the camera bag, it got turned on because I accidentally pressed the Play button.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M 22 pancake lens cap
« on: July 20, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
thanks MrFotoFool for the link. I might order one for same reason.

I will add more M lenses, only in pancake style.
It takes time to get the screw-in cap off, but it's good when in the bag/pocket. Will go to my local camera store to see if an old styled side pinch cap could be found. Very thick cap with a tiny hood on a pancake lens. Sometimes just couldn't figure out what the designer was thinking.

 I'd love to see more fast pancake primes too.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Stock & Shipping Update
« on: July 17, 2013, 04:50:02 PM »
Twenty years from now, this first M will be sold on ebay as a "classic," and all the nostalgia buffs will pay top dollar for them.

Hang on to them if you've got them.
Those with the original firmware would be sold at higher price as they were truly the "original" M by Canon.  ;)

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 13, 2013, 07:44:04 PM »
I ended up getting a wrist strap used for the wii remote controller. It should be adequate to prevent accidental drop or even some swings.

EOS-M / Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« on: July 10, 2013, 05:18:19 PM »
Joby Gorillapod, probably the Hybrid model.
+1. I love this tripod.

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:01:35 PM »
I bought a dashpoint 20 from my local Bestbuy, only $4.99 (apparently they were clearing  the inventory). The M22 fits perfectly in it. I too am looking for a wrist strap.

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