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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 03:11:49 PM »
I would have though almost everybody would have the same answer as me: the 24-105mm L!


+1




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Canon General / Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:02:18 AM »
I'll start confessing mines.
 
In spite of the huge efforts made by the Research And Development Departments of most companies belonging to the Photographic Industry, aiming to offer us better products,
 
1) First of all, I don't dislike lens flare. I must be a true fetishist in this field, because I like the "flare effect" seen in digital cartoon movies (e.g. Pixar's "Up").
2) I don't dislike vignetting. I could be defined a moderate pervert with respect to vignetting, because I don't add it deliberately to pictures.
3) I don't dislike a reasonable amount of noise in pictures. Again, I don't add it where there's no OOC noise and I don't underexpose my pictures in order to get the maximum possible noise, so I guess my therapy shouldn't be so extreme.
 
And what about you, my fellow friends from CanonRumors? Are you shameless enough to confess that sometimes you like something that's not technically perfect?
 
 

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I made a short test with my 70-200 F/4 IS L on my M, but the ergonomy was very poor and the autofocus slower than with EF-M lenses.
 
After reading positive reviews about the combo EOS M + Adapter + 55-250 IS STM, I ordered the new zoom lens: it's 6 centimeter shorter and weights much less.
 
I plan to take picture of relatively slow moving subjects this summer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proboscis_monkey ), but I have a B-plan: if the autofocus and ergonomy are below my expectations, I will lend it to my daughters' 1100D / T3 Rebel.
 
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1d IV vs. 7D II
« on: April 17, 2014, 06:12:35 AM »
Reading this thread, I can't understand why I never see "sticky" threads on this forum.
 
BTW, I'm sure there are been people who sometimes complain about their 1D IV, but nobody has ever complained about his/her 7DII, so we can induce that the latter is better from a KarlPopperian point of view.
 
 

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It will be interesting to compare the first (aps-c 70D) and the second (ff C100) release of Dual Pixel AF, just to figure out how the future 5Div, 6Dii etc. will perform.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 04:36:31 PM »
There's a T-shirt in my wishlist: [size=78%]http://500px.com/photo/8193081[/size]

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon vs Nikon at DxOMark
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:29:11 PM »

Means this that sigma makes the lenses better for canon ... ?


A bit off-topic.
Tamron & Sigma lenses are expected to perform better on Canon than on Nikon mount, in my opinion.


We have to consider that Nikon crop factor is 1.5, while Canon's one is 1.6 and, therefore, an APS-C lens optically developed in order to get both mounts should have (slightly) less vignetting (and better transmission, maybe?).


(1.6^2)/(1.5^2)=1.137.
If the Sigma lens fits the Nikon mount, it has 13.7% more glass than strictly needed for a Canon APS-C mount.
To put it in other words: full frame lenses produce low vignetting on APS-C bodies, and a Sigma "Nikon Compatible" APS-C lens is slightly more "full-framish" than a Canon APS-C lens.
















Nevertheless,
I will not be surprised if similar results emerge from DXOMark tests on Full frame Nikon vs. Canon bodies with Sigma / Tamron lenses. ;D   ::)


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EOS-M / Re: EOS M or T3i which one?
« on: August 02, 2013, 03:55:26 AM »
Another option could be "wait and see".
 
IF it's true that the 70D will have a much faster live-view focussing speed,
AND that the EOS M2 will be announced shortly (autumn/fall 2013?),
AND that the EOS M2 will inherit the Live-view AF from the 70D,
THEN the Mirrorless could become to be a real alternative to a DSLR.
 
In case you can't wait, AFAIK the focussing speed of the (current) EOS M should be better than your S95's one, but the leap shouldn't be dramatic as if you had switched to any DSLR.

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:26:09 PM »
What a sizeable post.  ;D








Last pic: the bag hiding its precious content.


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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 31, 2013, 07:24:31 PM »

I read that (video)camera bags are often adopted by many mirrorless user.
 
Did someone successfully try to carry a EOS M + EF-M 18-55 + EF-M 22mm using the cheap amazonbasic bag?
 
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Camcorders-Large-Cameras-strap/dp/B0032FPVKE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
 
 
Thanks.

 
I trusted Amazon's measures. I'll check tomorrow and let you know, fellow friends from Canonrumors.


Amazon is a great resource, but they have a few bad habits. One of the worst is that they frequently, not always, list the size of the box the item comes in rather than the actual item. You would like to think that they wouldn't do that with their own products, but...

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[/size]I know that the forumistic masses were eagerly awaiting for my test.  ;D
[/size]Many of the canonrumorsforumers (nearly 42,500 :o ) sent me Private Messages asking me to show them my results. And h[/size]ere they are.

[/size]In my field test, the Amazonbasics bag managed to swallow:
[/size]- one spare LP-E12 battery + 2 (two) spare AA batteries in the front pocket
[/size]- one SD (but more of them can be hosted by the 2 (two) side pockets
[/size]- one microfiber glass cleaning cloth
[/size]- and ...
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[/size]- ...suspance...
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[/size]- now just 5 minutes of advertising. Well'be back soon. Please stay tuned.


















[/size]Just jocking.  ;)
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[/size]-EOS M plus EFM 22mm, Flash 90EX and EFM 18-55mm (with lens hood - reversed) found place in the main bag sections.  :)
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[/size]Test passed. In other solemn words, "A small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind".


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[/size]Please don't judge my picture quality [Samsung S3, held with 1 (one) hand, not much light].  ;D
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EOS-M / Re: SD card recommendations for EOS-M
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:04:47 AM »
I just use a Sandisk Extreme 32GB card. Works quite well for me, can keep up with the camera even in "video" mode...
+1
 
Sandisk Extreme 32GB card 45MB/s: I don't know if something changes with respect to the 30MB/s ones (both deserve "Class 10" ranking) but the price difference was small.
 
As far as I know, even using the Extreme Pro 95MB/s it is impossible to shoot Full-HD RAW movies (after a new Magic Lantern firmware "2.0 compatible" is released, of course).
Too bad: I wish I could try to melt my 2007 iMac Core2Duo trying to process that amount of data.
 
 
 
 
 

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Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:03:45 PM »
People that don't shoot in manual...
...annoy me even more than those that don't shoot in raw.

Talking about fetish, I find annoying  >:(  people who don't use lens hoods.
 
 
I shoot AV (+ exposure compensation if needed) 90% of the time on my 5D classic.
Recently, thanks to Auto-ISO on my EOS M, I started to shoot mainly in Manual mode (just because the shutter speed calculated by AV is generally too slow, and because Neuroanatomist suggested so).
 
 
 
 
 
 

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:54:50 AM »
I read that (video)camera bags are often adopted by many mirrorless user.
 
Did someone successfully try to carry a EOS M + EF-M 18-55 + EF-M 22mm using the cheap amazonbasic bag?
 
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Camcorders-Large-Cameras-strap/dp/B0032FPVKE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
 
 
Thanks.

I trusted Amazon's measures. I'll check tomorrow and let you know, fellow friends from Canonrumors.
 
 

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Technical Support / Re: Not Windows
« on: July 30, 2013, 04:08:11 AM »
an SSD might give your existing Macs a boost (unless you're already using them).

+1,000
 
 
While I'm not a programmer, what I can say is the best decision I made computer wise was dumping apple around 2006 for my wintel machine. Win7pro is polished, fast, and just works.

I used to think that switching from Win to Apple was almost a one-way road, but you are not alone.
http://photofocus.com/2013/06/10/about-my-switch-from-mac-to-windows/
 
 
 
My 2007 iMac with Snow Leopard opens the EOS M RAW files only with Canon DPP (Preview and iPhoto are obsolete).  :(  And it's slower than when I'm opening the 12.8 Mpx RAWs from my 5Dc (12bit raw, BTW).
I always thought that my computer should last 7 years, so I'll try to resist.
Options I'm considering: adopting Mountain Lion (and iPhoto 11 and/or Elements) and replacing the HD with a SSD (but CPU and GPU would not change)...
 
 

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:19:21 AM »
I read that (video)camera bags are often adopted by many mirrorless user.
 
Did someone successfully try to carry a EOS M + EF-M 18-55 + EF-M 22mm using the cheap amazonbasic bag?
 
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Camcorders-Large-Cameras-strap/dp/B0032FPVKE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
 
 
Thanks.

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