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Lenses / Re: Movement in the mounting with 70-200mm f2.8L IS II on 7D
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:12:21 AM »
mine moves a little bit too. it works fine

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EOS-M / Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« on: August 25, 2013, 02:54:09 AM »
I bought the EF adapter (for $85 off of eBay) so I could use the M as a 2nd camera angle for video with my other lenses.  Would I use it at a wedding?  ...SURE!  for video.  for Photography, probably not. for casual photography, I'm fine with just the 22mm f2 on it.  I too like it for its compact size.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon Picture Style(s) do you use (for photos)?
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:01:53 PM »
If you use RAW and lightroom, it doesn't matter what you set the camera to use for jpegs.  Lightroom does not read the camera setting for picture style.
 
I use Adobe standard for imports to lightroom.

It matters if you use your histogram, the histogram is generated from the preview joeg and that honours the picture style set, even if you don't save a jpeg to your card one is still made and used. Neutral gives the jpeg the histogram closest to the RAW file histogram in post.

Set your camera on a tripod and shoot the same scene in RAW only and change the picture style between shots, look at the histogram on your camera, they are very different.

nice... i will try that

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon Picture Style(s) do you use (for photos)?
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:00:22 PM »
Title says it all.  I've been using Faithful for the most part.  In Lightroom, I use the sharpness and clarity sliders EVERY time.  I found that using Auto picture style gives me a little more sharpness in my preview. I shoot RAW so I know this is not THAT big of a deal.  Just wondering what you guys are using normally.

For stills I just leave it on Standard. Unless I forget because I was recording video for a friend and it's set different. Oh, and for video, the Cinestyle actually seems to work quite well for corrections in post.

Yes I use CineStyle when shooting video, too.  Have you played with the Canon Video picture style at all? 

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EOS Bodies / Which Canon Picture Style(s) do you use (for photos)?
« on: August 21, 2013, 07:17:55 PM »
Title says it all.  I've been using Faithful for the most part.  In Lightroom, I use the sharpness and clarity sliders EVERY time.  I found that using Auto picture style gives me a little more sharpness in my preview. I shoot RAW so I know this is not THAT big of a deal.  Just wondering what you guys are using normally.

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Thanks FourmMuppet. I'm looking to upgrade to full frame since I already have a good crop camera. As far as lens go I have an 85mm 1.8, 17-40L, 100-400L, 18-55, 55-250. Still gonna use the 60D for wildlife for the most part but wanted to make sure the 6D could keep up or do better as for as birding goes.


I think it will be a great upgrade for you and the controls will feel similar.  Just wondering though, any special reason you're keep the 55-250 since you already have the 100-400L?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Camera for keen 9 year old.
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:39:55 AM »
And maybe get him the DMV manual on driving... because it is important to know all of the traffic laws and the theory behind the three point turn and parallel parking.

Wow...all that sarcasm from the guy who can't figure out what lens he needs.  Maybe you're the one we should be recomending some theory books to!

I see nothing wrong with suggesting a different approach to see if the kid really has interest in the topic.  Although i do disagree. I think a 9 yr old would stay interested with the "toy" more so than with the book. I vote for the used rebel with a kit lens.

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Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: August 16, 2013, 06:48:02 PM »
I have had the 24-70/2.8 II for a couple of months and I realise now that I have not used the 35/1.4 since. Obviously an f1.4 can do things a f2.8 can't but is DOF really an issue for a wide lens? And I have the 5D MKIII so light/ISO is not that much of a problem either. I was just about to put the 35/1.4 up for sale but I simply can not make up my mind.... Opinions are more than welcome.

I sold my 35L about 2 weeks ago due to non use.  I just couldn't justify keeping it after I purchased my 24-70 II.  Combined with a 5d mk3, I just didn't need/use it.

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Lenses / Re: Should I get a clear filter for my lens?
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:10:08 PM »
Question:  I bought both a B&W (skylight) filter ($45) AND a lens hood ($20) for my EOS M + 22mm f/2.  They are both about the same depth.  It seems I don''t really need both  and they are adding significant depth to my handy little camera.  should I return one?  If so, which one?

Honestly, I'd return both.  The lens hood for the EF-M 22mm f/2 is essentially useless - it's not deep enough to provide any protection from flare, given the size of the front element and the AoV of the lens.  I haven't done the estimate on the EF-M 22 hood, but the similarly-designed hood for the EF 40mm f/2.8 isn't deep enough to protect a 14mm lens from flare, much less the 40mm lens for which it's designed.  Futhermore, since it's a thread-mounting hood, any force applied to the hood won't be transmitted to the barrel as with a bayonet-mount, but rather to the front-focusing element with the STM motor connected to it.  Not very protective at all.

As for the filter, IMO the big advantage of a pancake lens is it's thin projection from the body.  Making it thicker with a filter doesn't make a lot of sense to me (in fact, I would prefer the 'old' side-pinch cap design, since it's thinner than the center-pinch cap that comes with the lens.

Thanks for the reply, neuro. 

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Lenses / Re: Should I get a clear filter for my lens?
« on: August 15, 2013, 01:35:04 PM »
Question:  I bought both a B&W (skylight) filter ($45) AND a lens hood ($20) for my EOS M + 22mm f/2.  They are both about the same depth.  It seems I don''t really need both  and they are adding significant depth to my handy little camera.  should I return one?  If so, which one?

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EOS-M / Re: Won a EOS-M + 22mm at Golf Tournament
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »
that's awesome!  I get excited playing miniature golf... I can't imagine hitting a hole in one on a big course. 

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Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:04:12 PM »
I use the Kenko tubes.  (~$150 from eBay I believe).  They work great.

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Portrait / Re: Vacation photo -I am frustrated
« on: August 11, 2013, 10:27:53 PM »
This is funny.  (no offense to the op, I just mean that I share your grief).

We went to WPPI in Vegas with my core team (5 of us at the time) and asked someone to take our picture.  Everything was set up beforehand.  You would think that at a convention for wedding photographers, that we would be able to find a photographer competent enough to take the shot with proper leading lines, composition, etc.... HA  no chance.  We eventually found someone who was nice enough/interested enough to have a mini lesson on composition from our lead guy and we got our shot.

The point is, what was obvious to all of us as photographers was not clear to any other photographers at this convention FULL of photogs.  I'd lower my expectations to avoid the frustration but be open to guiding someone through to get the shot you want.  I also wouldn't expect that because someone is carrying a dSLR that they know how to use it. 

Again, I feel your pain.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM & 90EX $399
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:43:09 PM »
I would never have bought the 90EX flash,

unlike others, I received mine without the flash.  After a quick email to B&H (and some help from some users on this forum), I got the free flash.  Not really happy with it (no bounce, inconsistent output, no controls,push-button power switch) but I can't complain.  It was free.  It's much more well balanced than having my 430 ex ii on top of the M.

I'm with neuro/private though.  I would never have purchased this flash.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:24:11 AM »
Glad to hear that your 5D3 is OK  :)

+1  I was worried there for a second

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