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EOS Bodies / Re: Sensor Dust - DSLR vs Mirrorless
« on: October 23, 2013, 12:06:04 PM »
What really matters is that mirrorless camera sensor cleaning is much easier, because dust WILL get inside any interchangeable lens camera, eventually. :)

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Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:01:38 AM »
Doesn't the short flange distance make it harder to produce wide and/or fast lenses?

Not really. You can always make the flange distance as long as you want: just make the rear end of a lens longer. As stupid as it may sound, this is exactly what Samyang is doing with their lenses for the new Sonys: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/10/16/samyang-announces-five-full-frame-e-mount-lenses

It's like using the EF-EOS M adapter, which defeats the point of having smaller camera - whatever you save on body depth you lose on camera length.

I think the question is - 'What's the point of making such small APS-C mirrorless camera?'. Better grip, bigger battery and vari-angle LCD would add a lot of value to a camera.

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Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 21, 2013, 01:46:24 PM »
FF mirrorless advantages:
great lens adaptability (including rangefinder optics);
EVF (yes it does have many advantages over OVF);
manual focus (EVF + focus peaking);
easier sensor cleaning procedure;
no mirror - less vibration, longer life;
size and weight;
lower price (than FF DSLR);
perfect for landscape, portrait, macro, astro and video.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:45:08 PM »

IMG_3167 by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_3208 by ecka84, on Flickr

These pics are great.  What extension tubes do you use?  I've never worked with extension tubes before, but these pics are amazing and it's awesome that you took them with the shorty forty.

Thanks :)

Also (and this maybe a stupid question, but like I said I have never used extension tubes) can you only use manual focus if you are using extension tubes?

I'm using the Marumi extension tube set (13+21+31). It seems like a decent quality product - metal mounts, lens electronics connection, metal lens release levers, while reasonably priced. It supports AF, which is not very usable at macro distances (just like with any other macro lens), but lens electronics support is needed to operate the manual focus of the 40STM, image stabilization, as well as aperture.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M This Week? [CR1]
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:11:16 PM »
More pancakes please :)

I agree. 1 pancake is not enough, I'm still hungry :).
Good grip with LP-E6 battery in it would be great too.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 16, 2013, 02:47:48 PM »

IMG_3167 by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_3208 by ecka84, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D body ergonomics versus 5D
« on: September 12, 2013, 04:31:08 PM »
The only thing I missed in my 6D (that I had in 5D2) is the CF card slot. In most other aspects it is better than 5D2 and just as good in the rest of it. Ergonomics is a very personal thing. I like this smaller and lighter body and the ability to operate most of the buttons using only my right hand, while holding the lens with my left. IMHO, Canon should have put CF (or CF+SD) in 6D and dual CF in 5D3, but it's not as bad as CF+XQD in D4 :).

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 10, 2013, 04:33:56 AM »
Originally, I wanted to ask the OP - "Are you wondering if an L lens would allow you to drop it continuously?", but then I remembered about the warning I've got from the "trolling rights watch" (no offense :)). So, is it the first time you've dropped it?

Yes, it was the first time I dropped that particular lens, and that was from only one metre high onto a wooden floor. It was however the second time I destroyed a 50F1.4 as the first one died with exactly the same problem when a handheld scanner slipped out of my hands and hit it while it was on a camera. I have lots of other lenses (both L and non-L) and never had any issues with those, even though they are used in averse conditions (having people bump into you, backpack on bike, doorframes. tripod failure,...)

So my question was rather than "can I drop it continuously", "Do the L Lenses with internal focussing offer better protection against deformation" Because If I have to baby the 50F1.4 every time I throw it in a backpack, I might as wel save up for the 50 1.2L as i'll end up destroying more 50F1.4's in the end (Now on my third copy of the lens already)

But no offense taken for your original question, it was more about the fact that the particular lens I have is apparently very prone to issues due to the construction (so Next time, I'll replace it tiwth the L anyway)

That makes sense. However, you would throw away a lot more $ if you destroy a 50L :). You've said that you love the manual focusing ring, then maybe a pure manual prime is what you need?

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:59:31 AM »
Do not drop your lenses! - Problem solved ;)

+1....dropped my 85L II yesterday :(

OMG  :( ... is it fine?
Originally, I wanted to ask the OP - "Are you wondering if an L lens would allow you to drop it continuously?", but then I remembered about the warning I've got from the "trolling rights watch" (no offense :)). So, is it the first time you've dropped it?

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:31:12 AM »
Do not drop your lenses! - Problem solved ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: If you plan to upgrade your camera, read
« on: September 08, 2013, 10:58:51 AM »
Hi there,

I feel it's a waste of money upgrading from one Canon rebel to the next rebel or even a 60D to the 70D.
I suggest that you upgrade only to a larger sensor body.
It is just a waste of money to buy another camera having the same size sensor IMO.

Upgrade your glass instead.

"Upgrading" means switching to a higher grade. 60D and 70D are in the same grade, so it won't be an upgrade, only an update. Neither sensor size nor price define camera grade, it's about the whole package.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: September 06, 2013, 06:23:52 AM »

IMG_1102 by ecka84, on Flickr


IMG_1079 by ecka84, on Flickr

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1DX should be a decent replacement ;)

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:01:55 PM »
This was recently shot on a 6d :( I'm pretty sure it's a memory card failure but still :P First time this has happened so I'm trying not to have a panic attack    :-[

Did you try re-copying this image from your card? It is very likely that the data was corrupted during the transfer.

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:51:22 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

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