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Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:57:38 AM »
Yep, that's the same one. I got it for under 10 bucks.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:29:19 AM »
E-bay, look for 'Canon EMF AF chip' or 'AF confirm chip' if you don't need the EXIF data.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 10, 2014, 09:18:40 AM »
Ok, thanks. I think i'll check it at the store with another one to see how that one feels.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 10, 2014, 06:32:51 AM »
Just finished chipping my 14mm with a Canon EMF AF chip :)

I had to make a spacer to get the chip's contacts to the correct height, but after that installation and configuration was very easy.

Works like a charm! Very handy to have aperture and focal length data in EXIF. AF confirm and AF adjust also works, but because the DOF is so large there is quite a lot of margin. Live-view x10 works better :)

I find the focus ring a but spongy, there seems to be a bit of a dead area before it catches and changes focus, is that normal?

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:46:30 PM »
The new one has the 'UMC' coating for better flare reduction.

Reviews / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Review
« on: January 09, 2014, 01:25:57 PM »
I got it as well, just a few weeks ago. Thanks for the review, it helped me decide between this and the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 which is twice the price here in The Netherlands...

I have the Samyang version. The ultra-wide angle opened up a whole new view on photography for me :-)

Here are two shots from the beach.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8
« on: November 27, 2013, 05:52:43 AM »
sun's still up, must be Olog-hai


EOS-M / Re: The rumored tele lens for the M
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:07:12 AM »
I would love to see an EF-M 55-200, even a 70-200 with variable aperture would be fine. I use my M mainly when I don't want to carry the bulk of my 6D and want to be less obtrusive. In such cases I don't mind the lower image quality and the fact that it doesn't fit my pocket.

I got my EF/EF-M adapter off e-bay for around 35 bucks. It's a Meike/Fotga with a (sturdy) plastic body and metal mounts. It works great.


EOS-M / Re: EOS-M firmware update 2.0.2 available
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:08:00 AM »
I can't detect any difference in AF speed between single and multi-zone. They are both evenly snappy, it's difficult to estimate the speed, but I guess it takes about half a second for the camera to obtain focus. This is with the 18-55 lens.

The lens is dead-quiet, I notice no clicking or anything before or after the update. Does the clicking also occur when you disable IS? It could be the stabilizer switching on.

This is a great little camera, I especially like the movie mode with it's AF and it is now even faster. I'll be using it a lot in the future, stalking my 3 year old with it :-)

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Firmware Update is on the Canon USA Website
« on: June 27, 2013, 03:03:56 AM »
One little quirk I noticed is when I just updated the firmware, the 18-55 lens would not work. I looked around in the custom-menu and saw I had the AF-assist light disabled. I enabled it and the 18-55 came back to life. I guess the camera needs a reset to the default settings after the update.

Other than this, no complaints yet!


EOS-M / Re: EOS-M Firmware Update is on the Canon USA Website
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:59:45 AM »
Already updated my M this morning :-)

AF is indeed a great deal faster! Also in movie mode, perfect!

I tried my Sigma 30/1.4 with the lens-adapter, this also works a lot quicker.

Me happy :D

we are like twins,  but I  have  the  cash to upgrade to a5dmkiii.  I have to many L  lenses to switch brands at this point. I'm locked in

I guess we are not the only ones :-)

Maybe i'll just give the 6D a try and see with my own eyes how 'bad' it all is. It's obvious, to get really better noise performance I have to go FF. Switching sides is just too much of a hassle. I won't lose too much money on my lenses, since I bought all of them second hand. But it will take a lot of time to get it all sorted. Plus, i'd hate to lose Magic Lantern!

I think i'm going to wait another two months or so, until the tax return comes in. The 5DIII's price will have dropped a bit more by then. I can overcome the 60D noise problems for now by just bringing some more light if needed :-)

I have a 60D now, that I use for shooting stills and video. The only real problem I have with it is high ISO noise when shooting low-lit conditions.

18MP is more than enough for me. I like the flip-screen, very handy with video. It runs Magic Lantern, not unimportant. I would like to go FF because of the better noise performance, but will lose the crop advantages like using the sweet-spot of FF lenses, low distortion and CA and all. AFMA would be nice, but I don't miss it now. I don't care for Wifi or GPS, or a popup flash.

The 6D just doesn't seem to be it for me at the moment, things like moire and lesser AF system compared to 60D hold me back. The 5DIII is outside my budget. I'm hoping the next APS-C body will show some improvement regarding noise. So i'm just hanging in there at the moment, waiting for what will come...

I have looked at Sony, and Nikon's D800, D600 and D7100 multiple times now. Having to sell my Canon lenses is the biggest bump, otherwise I probably would have switched already. If I would have to buy my first DSLR now, it would probably be a Nikon.

Yes, I would be disappointed, but I think it is to be expected that it will be the same. The new Digic will improve noise behaviour a bit and Canon will probably add some new features like WiFi/GPS. Add flip-screen and support for STM lenses.

I hope they put AFMA back in the 70D... sigh...

No flooding here in Holland luckily, but it's not very comfortable outside. It's very cloudy, windy and around zero degrees, brrrr....

Love the cherry blossoms and the 'weed' :-) , beautiful pictures!

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