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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.

Software & Accessories / Re: Any suggestion about back pack?
« on: July 08, 2013, 07:00:49 AM »
I use an f-stop backpack. Extremely durable and good looking. Little pricy but lasts forever.

Looked forward to it before it was released; then pooh-poohed it after trying one at a store. Now with the new firmware and only $300, had to get one. It's not gonna stop the kids' quick action but it can go with me everywhere and gives far greater IQ than many P&S. Putting large L lenses via the adaptor on it might be beating the purpose of having such a compact body. DSLR will make it much easier to capture the moments in life. Wish Canon could release more high IQ fast primes to go with their M line camera.

Sony RX-1 is a fine sample that small body camera can produce EXCELLENT images. If Sony can release RX-2 with exchangeable lenses....DSLR could take a big hit. And if AF speed can focus as fast as DSLR...well, I will drop all my current gear and say "hello" to Sony.

Until then...I'll enjoy my 5D III + L lenses ;)

Dylan, I remember that you had a RX-1 in your signature. Did you trade it for the 2nd 5D3 body? Any feedback on the Rx-1? In a recent overseas trip with my family (I have two young kids), I found the little S100 recorded far more memorable moments than my 5D3 + 24-70II, simply because I pretty much had the S100 on my belt all the time. As much as I appreciate the excellent IQ and fast AF on a DSLR, I have really started to consider eventually switching to compact system with large sensor and great lens.

+1 W -3 T. I did several tests, the results were somewhat inconsistent at the T end. The value varied from -5 to -2 and I settled at -3. What bout the aperture sharpness and AF consistency testing results? The sharpest aperture for mine was either 2.8 or near 5.0. Again, some inconsistent results were seen but it could be due to the lighting. I also tested the lens using a 36" x48" ISO12233 chart. Softer at 70 mm in corners. In real world shooting, the lens performed fine.

So does anyone know if dealers honor the actual rebates or is this only from Canon direct? The 6D + 24-105 lens package has a $200 rebate bringing it down to $2399. But it's already $2399 from B+H and Amazon. Will they still give the $200 off? Just not super clear how it works. And this is the camera that I have been thinking of upgrading to.


No, you won't get the rebate on top of the current discount prices.  They'll raise the price then apply the rebate, maybe prices will be $50 less than current on higher end items, maybe no change after the rebate.

+1. Adorama now has both 24-70 II and 70-200 II less than $2K. Go to for the coupon code.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Rebates Starting April 14, 2013 [CR3]
« on: April 12, 2013, 11:50:34 PM »
Expect sub $2k for 24-70II AND 70-200II. just got my 24-70II today. Maybe I'll need to call the dealer if the price does drop significantly.

Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:57:58 AM »
6.  Now, what your #1, can't survive without it, lens?

May I ask what's yours?

I'd take the most expensive lens as it costs the most to replace the most expensive one unless it is some exotic lens that has been out of production for years.

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