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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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Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:47:35 PM »
This comparison of DXO's results is what makes me EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS of them. The Nikkor 500mm scores 25, when every single trait that factors into that score is worse than the Canon 500mm...which also scores 25. That is just plain wrong. The Canon has zero distortion, higher sharpness, less vignetting, less CA, and the same transmission...on a LOWER RESOLUTION BODY! It should have a higher score than the Nikon.



The hidden row (see my attachment) includes a technical parameter  :o which determines the overall score.



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An intriguing offer has appeared on an Italian site:
 
EOS M + EFM 18-55mm + EFM 22mm + 90 EX + EF Mount adapter = "Full Kit EOS M" = 565€.
 
The vendor (galaxiastore) does not belong to my "preferred list"  :(  (which includes Amazon.it and two other shops) but other Italian people checked it and were happy about it.
 
http://www.galaxiastore.it/product_info.php/products_id/2310/Vendita-CANON-EOS-M-NERA-18-55mm-22mm-90EX---EF-M---FULL-KIT-EOS-M
 

 
Same store, another sudden price drop.
 
EOS M + EFM 18-55mm IS STM + EFM 22mm  STM + 90 EX + EF Mount adapter = "Full Kit EOS M" = 535€.   :o   :o   :o

 
I must confess that I am tempted now. I'll talk to the Board of Directors (i.e. my wife  ;D ) about it.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 10:08:32 AM »
3. As I've said for YEARS: APS-H is dead. Please don't keep resurrecting it.   ::) APS-H is now an unnecessary 'half way house' between APS-C and FF.  The 6D particularly demonstrates that.  Leave it to RIP, please!
 - APS-C for budget sensor, on camera flash, 'reach' (ie pixel density for certain applications - eg birding, some sports), and to make use of the wonderful array of EF-S lenses (many of which are L class in terms of image quality.
 - FF for more depth of field (DOF) control and per pixel sharpness, lower noise, and possibly in the (near) future, an overall much higher resolution photo - already competing with Medium Format.

Maybe you're right, APS-H is an unnecessary compromise between FF and APS-C.
If you're right, we can consider G15 is an unnecessary compromise between standard point&shoot cameras and EOS M.
And maybe APS-C sensor is an unnecessary compromise between P&Ss and FF.
And maybe P&Ss are unnecessary compromises between smartphones and FF.
And ...
 
 
Well, I think that a few compromises deserve to survive.

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