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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?

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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