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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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EOS-M / Re: Focal Length Reciprocal Rule + mirrorless body
« on: July 28, 2013, 06:11:34 PM »
Thanks.  :)




I'd like to share what I found on Canon Camera Museum: they seem to suggest that using hands and strap increases stability. Increases up to a DSLR level or not?




http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/design/frontline/product/eos_m/page3.html

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EOS-M / Focal Length Reciprocal Rule + mirrorless body
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:53:44 AM »
Basic rule (FF): without IS, shutter speed should be 1/focal length.

APS-C rule: without IS, shutter speed should be 1/(1.6 * focal length).

What about (APS-C) mirrorless bodies rule, fellow friends from Canonrumors?
I suspect that the shutter spead should be much faster, because the camera body, without viewfinder-eye contact, is less stable than the DSLR's one.

Is there a basic empirical rule/suggestion for mirrorless, for example 1/(3 * focal length)?







Thank you in advance.

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BREAKING NEWS!
My EOS M arrived today.
 
 
I know my supporters will certainly ask themselves "How did he convince himself to purchase the M?".
The answer is simple: they basically PAID ME to get a M.
 
 
 
Let me explain this.
 
a) I saw an on-line italian shop offering a "full kit" (EOS M + EFM 22mm + EFM 18-55mm + Flash 90EX + Mount Adapter" at an irresistible price: 535€.
b) Then I considered that the same vendor offered:
i. EFM 18-55: 125€
ii. EFM 22mm: 180€
iii. 90EX: 85€
iv. Mount Adapter: 95€.
 
c)So, [535 - (125+180+85+95)]... it was 50€ for the EOS M!!! But 50€ was still a huge  ::)  amount of money for a mirrorless! I couldn't justify paying it.
 
d) Therefore I had to consider that with the EOS M they sent me an original Canon LP-E12 battery, which costs abount 55€.
 
So, basically, they paid me 5€ to buy the EOS M.  8)    ;D 
 
 
If a new "M2" comes out with a better autofocus & viewfinder & battery & GPS & Wifi & Megapixel & S/N & DR, and I decide to upgrade, I won't feel guilty about wasting my money.  ;)
 
 
 
 
[BTW, I immediately ordered two 32GB SD (i.e. about 2,000 pictures in RAW), the lens hood for the 18-55mm and an extra battery... 135€... but I consider them just consumable materials  ::) ]

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M 22 pancake lens cap
« on: July 19, 2013, 03:27:36 AM »
I knew that the hood is included only in L lenses, but I did'nt imagine that there was no cap for the EF-M kit lenses.  :(
 
Thanks for sharing.   :)

I think you misunderstood - it comes with a lens cap, but the OP didn't like the thickness of the included lens cap for the small camera.

Thank you.  :)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M 22 pancake lens cap
« on: July 19, 2013, 03:11:15 AM »
I knew that the hood is included only in L lenses, but I did'nt imagine that there was no cap for the EF-M kit lenses.  :(
 
Thanks for sharing.   :)

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What about a "Nikon-D7100-like" crop-shooting mode?
 
To me it would make definitely more sense on a FF body: shooting @ 14 MPixel rather than 24 (=APS-H)with much faster FPS and AFpoints covering all the reduced frame.
 

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The 17-40mm zoom may not be the very best of wide angle choices, but it isn't so bad either. I primarily shoot wide angle primes (14mm L, 17mm TS-E and 24mm L), but sometimes the need for versatility makes me pick up my 17-40mm zoom and no it doesn't kill me to use it, not on a 1D-X nor on a 5D Mark III.

Actually the 17-40mm zoom provides a much nicer zoom range on full frame than it does on crop, so yes, this lens will come into its own on a full frame body. It has not been designed for crop cameras. I expect you will be happy with it despite its flaws. In case you are desperate for better optical quality, you can still follow my route and collect wide angle primes ;) .


When I use my "17-40mm F/4" on my 5Dc as if it was a "20-40mm F/8", most of the concerns about sharpness (and distortion) disappear .
 
BTW, F/8 is not a weird aperture for a mostly-landscape-oriented lens.
 

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:07:05 PM »
I personally think that we do not need a new M body that urgent.  What we need is a more comprehensive M system – more lenses and accessories available.  The EOS M should not be only a backup camera for the EOS DSLR.  It is nice that I can put the L lenses to my M body once in a while, but I prefer to use it with more choice of smaller lenses as my daily camera.

+1 on the need for more lenses.  In that regard, Canon USA's decision not to launch the one recently announced lens (11-22mm) completely baffles me.


Is this "to rub salt in the wounds"? The EF-S 10-22 costs twice as much at amazon.it...




A good reason for a trip to Europe!  ;)

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