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EOS-M / Re: Need help.. LCD turns on but black!?!
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:44:38 AM »
Let's talk display components..
First the bad news:
Cut your losses.
Return your camera as long as you still have warranty.

Now to find out what is broken:

Digitizer? Check , you confirmed that it works.
Display? Take a picture of maximum contrast, maybe half black, half white. Look under even light sideways at your screen. Can you recognize the shape of your picture? If yes than only the illumination unit is broken, otherwise it is the display.
It could be the power connector to the display but that is unlikely as the digitizer works.


EOS-M / Ef-m 50-200 now in stock at amazon.de
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:30:17 AM »
349 Euro

Do you mean the poor battery life of the M?

Yes.... when on trip I need 2 loaders or a propper schedule to have at least 3 batteries loaded until next morning.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:15:22 PM »
11-22 to round out the kit

that lens is in my eyes (currently) the  reason for the M to exist.
I'm not a street photographer but Souks in Marakesh, Old Town Jerusalem, Markets in Bangkok... anywhere where it is crowded this lens just shines. And mounted on the M the lens still takes up less real estate in my bag than the Tokina 11-16 2:8 did in the past.

Pitty that it is so hard to get in the land of the free

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:00:38 PM »
With now a few days to play with the Tammy I m curious about the Canon 55 200 it will be half the weight. Handling of the M simply shouts to hold the M but not the lens.

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:54:51 PM »
Let throw my 2cents of opinion onto the pile.

From the first day I had the M I wished for a speed booster. Instead I bought a third party EF to EF-M adapter.
First of all be happy that none exist as you would only be tempted to waste money on a compromise which settles you for the worst of two worlds.

Why the adapter does not make sense?

1. Someone here mentioned it already... The M excels at the wide end, it sucks for tele based on handling and weight balance. I tried White L glasses on the M with my adapter. Awkward, slow, the older ones not even focusing and energy hungry. You do not get more than 80 shots out of my M with a single Patona battery when the 200 l 1:1.8 is attached. That is the need for 4 batteries for a single sports match. If you work with the M and anything longer than the 135 L you want the system stabilized by a tripod or at least by 2 hands and the viewfinder against your brow. A tripod simply speaks against the whole concept of the M and 2hands? Well you need one to hold the lens and the other to fondle the touchscreen so you really end up to hold the camera like an amateur waiter carrying a lobster plate. So the only reason why I carry the adapter and the M in my bag for the larger lenses is to have an emergency backup body.

2. No none STM lens makes sense on the M. Now for the speed booster to do a trick you want a full frame lens with STM ... The shorty forty maybe? Buy it, add a non existing speed booster for 500 bucks and you get a kind of 30mm 2.0 lens with some losses in IQ but the weight and size of a full frame zoom lens which has to compete with the 22mm 2.0 which comes with native EF-m mount.

Your observations match mine but before you rely on the M as a travel companion, use it under bad conditions before, that is hanging around your neck and doing 150+ pictures  on two consecutive days.

One will demonstrate what havoc the touchscreen can create, the other what a fun power management with the M is.

I'm satisfied with the M now, but my first SE Asia trip with the M was quiet a learning curve

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:56:12 AM »
For the intended users, the lens is fine, its not a Pro lens, so don't expect $2500 performance.

Still the current (novelty) price tag is steep for a product that will have to compete in a few weeks with the Canon product.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:52:07 AM »
Cool EW-54, mine is plain old boring black

From a Hong Kong shop, works pretty well with my red M when doing pictures of all the small children in the wider family... especially with the other secret weapon of the Luftwaffe: The PEZ dispenser. Somehow the feet of those dispensers are made to fit a hot shoe and you do not need to ask for smiles once you have mounted it.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:32:19 PM »
If you want to check on some flaws of the Tammy check on the left ear of the puppy, plenty of choma issues there....

EOS-M / The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »
Do not complain about the Picture Quality...this was done in the halftime break of the soccer world Championship final so not to much love was invested...

I do not know how to make my uploaded pictures apear in the text so I sumply describe them inthe order I attach them:

1. Family Picture: Tammy, 18-55, 11-22, 22
2. Tammy EF-M versus Tammy EF-S
3. Same but looking from the fan service perspective
4. Tammy EF-M versus Tammy EF-S with Adapter
5. 200mm at 1:6.3 Lightroom raw to JPG convert

A word about 5. 
The model is a DeutschDrahthaar puppy about 3 month old.
A sitting puppy besides a sleeping puppy is the only thingthe AF of the M can handle (at least in my Hands)
The missaligned framing is because of the in my SOS mail mentioned way the zoom operates:
Smooth but Ultra tight glide. From 18 to 200 mm means left Hand graps lens, right Hand graps M  twisted by 180 degree and than pretend you want to squeeze water out of a wet Jeans. Oh and for good measure the lens has a zoom lock switch...

Touching the lens gives you the feel that you use the Sigma 1:1.8 Art zoom (also from relative weight)
STM kind of drive is nicely smooth and silent, VCD is silent and fast. But... mounting the lens or switching the M on generates a sound which reminds of the initialising Phase of a flatbed scanner.

You can see this on the Picture: The lens is fat, unlike the Canon EF-M design the Tammy has a much bigger Diameter than the bayonet.

EOS-M / Re: tamron 18 200 di iii vc SOS
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:20:46 PM »
Really funny lens... has zoom lock switch but while the zoom slides smooth you need a lot of force to use it. As the manual focus ring is in the way you have to handle the poor little m as if you want to wring water out of a wet jeans.

terrible sound when you turn on the camera but than almost silent vc and stm.

At 200 mm the 6.3 are awkward. In low light you see  focus hunting once fast than dead slow.

I will post some pictures on monday

EOS-M / Re: tamron 18 200 di iii vc SOS
« on: July 11, 2014, 03:52:04 PM »
Ok solved it: Af &Mf have to be activated

Now it works!

Nice lens... feels more heavy than the old 18 270 pcd vcd for efs and on the m it actualy feels like i mounted a 70 200 l but...

The M identifies the lens correct and states thatt lens correction values are available... how can this be?

EOS-M / tamron 18 200 di iii vc SOS
« on: July 11, 2014, 03:33:22 PM »
Folks I need help

My tamron just arrived, it will focus it will use the vc function but the m will not take the picture. Using the buttpn will give the green frame but nothing happens. Using the touchscreen means the green frame will freeze and you have to take the battery out to clear the timeout.

Any ideas?

Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:47:02 PM »
In China I see the same on a different Level:
EOS 5D, 5DII or 5DIII but always with the 24-105 L and the Standard Canon Strap

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