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I always use back button AF.  I currently shoot professionally but even when I was just a hobbyist, I used it.  My trainers were pleasantly surprised to learn I had already started using it.  It just makes more sense to be able to control AF and shutter release separately.  It took about 2-3 days of casual shooting to adjust.

as far as handing off your camera to someone, I just slip it into Auto Mode for strangers.  I don't like handing my gear to people I don't know anyway so it's not that big of a deal. 

You can mount it on either side.  I suspect mounting with the upright on the left side of the lens is more common (it's the way I do it, at least) - since your right hand is usually on the camera (shutter button, exposure settings, etc.), having the gimbal controls (tension, lock in place, granted - not much to control) on the left side makes sense.

That's what I was thinking.  since a lot your controls are on the right, It seems like the gimbal could get in the way.

Lenses / Re: What should I upgrade? I can't be done, can I?
« on: August 07, 2013, 01:13:18 AM »
Your signature STILL show bunch of crap :P

If I'm you:
XS -> 60D -> 5d Mkiii : 18-55 -> 24-105L : 75-300mm -> 55-250mm -> 70-300mm -> 70-200mm f4L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L USM -> 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mkii : 50mm f/1.8 -> 50mm f/1.4 -> 100mm f/2.8L macro -> 85mm f/1.8 USM & 8mm fisheye for kicks.

Your new setup:
24-70 II - 70-200 f2.8 IS II - 85L II - 50 f1.4 - x2 III


If you want to upgrade something, first ask yourself what you CANNOT do with the gear you have.  That should help you decide what's next. 

Personally, it sounds like you have too much gear but I do understand the desire to upgrade.  I'm a gear head, too.  Lately, I've been trying to slim down my arsenal.

Lenses / Re: Help with a potriat lens
« on: August 07, 2013, 12:49:53 AM »
Would you mind saving for a little longer for the 70-200 2.8 IS II?  It's an amazing lens.  I use this lens 60% of the time I'm shooting.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M with 600RT assist beam.
« on: August 03, 2013, 04:23:10 AM »
hmmm... My M fires the AF assist beam with my 430 ex II attached.  I had no idea my 600 ex-rt wouldn't work

It fires the assist beam on the camera body, or the speedlite's beam? I just tested with my 430 II and it behaves like the 600 - no speedlite assist beam on the M. The camera's beam will fire.

I disabled the M's AF assist beam, though. I'll enable it if I'm shooting in really dark conditions, but in more typical situations it didn't seem to help the AF speed.

you're absolutely right.  my speed lights are not firing an AF assist beam.  It's coming from the EOS M body.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M or T3i which one?
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:55:07 AM »
I think it depends.  If you're doing mainly video, I like having the AF while recording in the EOS M.  If you need it more for pictures (meaning you need the camera to respond a little more quickly), I'd go with the t3i.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO Setting
« on: July 30, 2013, 08:22:40 PM »
All the time. Tv set to the minimum and the aperture can do what it wants indoors.

Outdoors in good light, Av with Auto ISO.

I'd rather have a some noise to clean up than miss the shot altogether.


EOS-M / Re: BH Photo EOS M Kit
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:50:09 PM »
Nice surprise. My $299 BH special came in..... but it is the 22 STM AND the 90EX flash kit. Thanks BH. I don't think I would have bot the flash separately but I may try it out and worst case sell it.

Any chance you can tell me your order #?  I made an inquiry to B&H as to why some got the free flash and customer service would like to know which order they can reference.

EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 22, 2013, 01:14:52 AM »
I ordered this one


Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.

I bought the same one for $85.  Works fine.

Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:27:28 PM »
At $600 for the ef-m UWA, one might as well use the ef-s 10-22 with the adapter.

+1  I shouldn't have sold mine. 

AND you get the extra 1mm

Lenses / Re: Question on new 16-35
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:25:19 PM »
I have found comparing these two lenses that the 16-35 overexposes by approx. 1/3-1/2 stop compared to the 10-22 which I don't mind.

That difference in brightness is significant, IMO.  I suspect one of the lenses is outright lying about the aperture that it is giving you, which means your DOF is different because the aperture isn't really the same.  The 10-22 is much darker, which, assuming approximately the same field of view (there's a small difference, but not enough to make that much difference in brightness, I don't think) means that the 10-22 is using a smaller aperture, which would result in a sharper picture.

Try taking photos in the same location with approximately the same field of view, but adjusting the 16-35's F-stop number higher until you get the same brightness.  I suspect you'll find the DOF to be similar in both lenses.  Only then can you fairly compare the two lenses.

Incidentally, this test is high on my to-do list when I get home, as I just bought a 6D and a 16-35 to match the shot angle that I used my 10-22 to achieve on my XTi.  I'll see if I can put together some good test shots on the XTi for comparison purposes.

The fact that you're not seeing the DOF problems on a different body further supports that theory; there's probably a camera-specific firmware bug involved in aperture reporting.  :)

My bad, this was first comparison shot I took and I am mistaken after looking at the exif, the camera metered the shot different with respect to shutter speed. The camera chose 1/40 shutter and 1/25 between the two shots.  I made sure other shots were the same settings.  The 10-22 vignettes quite a bit vs. hardly any vignetting on the 16-35.

If some of you guys have the same combo I do I would be very interested to see how your 16-35's are holding up against the 10-22 on a cropped body.  It seems the right side of my 16-35 is much worse than the 10-22 with the 16-35 looking a tad better in resolving detail in center

1st off, you need to redo your test in MANUAL mode.  Then you can start comparing apples to apples.  The camera shouldn't be choosing your shutter speed.  Set the same exposure with ALL the same setting in M.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M with 600RT assist beam.
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:36:59 AM »
hmmm... My M fires the AF assist beam with my 430 ex II attached.  I had no idea my 600 ex-rt wouldn't work

EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 11, 2013, 01:09:31 AM »
loving mine

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 10, 2013, 03:40:15 AM »
Mine came today.  I think I'll be carrying this one around my neck.  It's so tiny compared to my mk3!

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 6D
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:20:54 AM »
Just a thought on pop up flashes, nice for snapshots in low light, but not so effective for fill light.   

?  what do you mean?  a pop up flash is fine for filling in some shadows. It doesn't need to be nearly as powerful if used as just a fill...

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