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Lenses / Re: Lens Paint
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:01:46 PM »
Thanks for the link

Folks, can I use all the features of the GPS device when connecting it to the EOS M via USB cable?
I would like to do so because I want to mount a Flash as well.

Carying a Flash and the GP-E2 might look wiered but the M is my only EOS with GPS support.

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M2
« on: April 04, 2014, 02:44:16 PM »

one of the days I learn something new....I thought you wanted to play only with the word...
So there is a tragic lantern for the M...

thanks for making me aware

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M2
« on: April 04, 2014, 05:42:18 AM »
Folks please excuse if this question sounds stupid but Magic lantern for the M?

I used a beta of ML on the M but the usability was bad based on M menues and ML menues overlaying.
Recently I saw the ML page getting an overhaul and even using the M as their title picture but after upgrading to the firmware with the faster Af I never found a ML version which fit to my firmwatre release.

Has this changed?

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / GPE2
« on: April 03, 2014, 02:30:43 PM »
Folks, can I use all the features of the GPS device when connecting it to the EOS M via USB cable?
I would like to do so because I want to mount a Flash as well.

Carying a Flash and the GP-E2 might look wiered but the M is my only EOS with GPS support.

Cheap Trick No 8

Kenike UV protection filter

This tip is for the world of brick and mortar only. It seems that Kenike always sells their full range to shops which then have to lower their prices to get the not so popular sizes out of the shelf.

If you own a Tamron 18-270 PZD VC than the Kenike is the most 'stylish' and cheap option.
The filter is slim and has a little gold ribbon exactly matching the one at the lens. This golden ring is missing on any of their larger filters.

In regards to quality I did not discover any further issues beyond what the Tammy anyway brings to bear.

There is a simpler way, for years I have glued two lens back-caps together back-to-back to achieve exactly the same thing.


To learn this little things I come to this forum
Many thanks from my side

Last one for tonight (This one is for you Suprapon)

JJC LH 43NX lens shade for the Canon EFM 22mm

Better Quality, lower Price, much more protection from sun and damage than the Canon original can offer.

Cheap trick No 6

Chinese no Name LED lamp
19$ on Ebay or 10$ on Alibaba
What is so special?

Comes with two BP 4L batteries and a US compatible charger.
If the supplied batteries are empty (only one is used but both can be carried in the device) you can take them out and replace them with Standard AA cells. The front cover is attached with magnets and clear. the back cover is yellow and can be switched with the front cover to Change light temperature.

Magnets are stong enough to hold the back cover even when you use tack gum to attach an android phone to it to be used as a viewfinder.

Cheap Trick No 5

If you own a Sigma 18-35 1:1.8 than throw the LCF 72 III lens cap away and buy any cheap 72mm replacement.
Why? look at the attached picture. The 18 little notches at both sides of the inner ring are sturdy and have extremly sharp edges. My lenses often take some punishment but the Sigma has now killed two expensive filters while being stored inside my Tamrac bag. It seems that any hard contact drives these notches into the filter glass and as it hits the glass on almost 18 places fairly distributed  over the perimeter the filter does not only crack but shaters into several large pieces and a lot of fine splinters.  So if you love your expensive filters, pair them with a proper cover.

Cheap Trick No 4

Chinese bottle holder for camera bags. Price is below 1$
Supposed to fit arround the neck of the usual small sized PET fizzy bubblech bottles.
Works as designed.
Fits even better arround any mono or tripod leg that has a neopren mantle. Perfect to secure a Million things to your bags etc...

Cheap Trick No 3

Canon Extension Tube EF 25mm II

Ok, not cheap in fact expensive as you can get 3 non Name rings for the price of this Piece of sh*te but...
This ring or any other Extension ring saves you real espace in your camera bag.
I always like to cary my lenses upright in the bag unless I go above 135mm.
The Problem are all this short stumpy lenses which are just 6 cm (or less) high but take up a full slot in the bag. Solution is to use the Extension ring to stack otherwise unstackable things together. My prefered camera bags can hold and protect lenses up to 18 cm long. So here is my EF 50mm ==> EF 25 II ==> EF1.4x stack 

Cheap Trick No 2

Low cost China Version of a screen with focus help for 5D2.
below 20$ on Ebay, below 5$ on Alibaba

It Comes without the dust but my 2 year old decided to play with it before I made the Picture...

My cheap trick No 1


Emergency Lens Shades from cardboard for free

Lighting / Re: How to get studio light on the fly ...
« on: March 13, 2014, 06:05:50 AM »
Now that looks like something Surapon would come up with! 

Funny, that was my thought when I posted it, but as the guy was not using the 'M' I did not put that comment forward

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