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Thanks! :)
It depends on what kind of stuff you like to photograph. If traveling light as possible is your aim then just use your smartphone (iPhone 5?) otherwise get the right gear for the job. If you want to cover a large range of subjects AND travel light then the EOS M is a pretty good choice, especially once this firmware comes out.

What's wrong with just taking the 5D c? What lenses do you have? You might find a 17-40L a bit too wide for capturing street shots of people or portraits. You could pair it up with a short tele, like an 85 1.8, otherwise a 24-105L covers just about everything - maybe rent one?

For traveling I personally think one or two lens max plus a speedlite is best. No tripod as long as you have an IS lens.

My lenses: 17-40 F/4 L, 24-105mm F/4 IS L, 100mm F/2.8 IS L, 70-200 F/4 IS L.
The 24-105 is surely the best all-purpose lens I have, but I think that in cities like Istanbul it could be interesting to shoot wider than 24.
My smartphone is a Samsung Galaxy III. I like to see pictures on it much more  than using it as a camera (zero DOF control).

Buy a Fuji x100s and you're set.

I'm not sure I'm a fixed focal lenght guy :(.
Yes the fuji x100s is a very good suggestion! and it was on my shortlist but now that I have the Eos M I wonder if it can be so much better for double the price....But the Eos M will integrate nicely with the rest of your Canon stuff and can work well as a backup camera. I bought the kit here in South Africa for the equivalent of about 600usd and that included the 22mm f2, lens adapter and flash. Now, I, could easily travel the world with this kit...oh and yes I consider an ovf as a must have with this kit.( Although I use the rear lcd a lot more than I would care to admit...!) The zoom will give you IS and a bit more reach on either side and from what I have heard is very good quality. The Eos M kit is half the price of the X100s over here...

So yes I will say go ahead! just take two extra batteries. I bought two Wasabis from amazon but have not yet received them ...was only about 20-25 usd for the pair. There is a lot to be said for travelling light...

Interesting... Amazon.it offers genuine Canon Lp-E12 batteries for 53 Eur and other brands for 14 / 15 Eur.
I'd take the 5D simply because it makes gorgeous files.


Absolutely true!
I'm faithful to Granma 5D, but I was thinking about situations in which weight and (almost) pocketability are important and my wife's G12 has not enough IQ (dim light, for instance).
Another question.
I read a very positive review on Canon EF-S 18-55 STM IS on Photozone.
I wonder if the EF-M 18-55 STM IS is optically similar. Is it that sharp?

EOS-M / Sinful thought: pairing my ancient 5D classic with a EOS M
« on: June 10, 2013, 08:24:18 AM »
My wife suggests (i.e. orders  :(  ) light baggage/luggage for our next holidays (Turkey in August, if the country doesn't collapse in the meantime).
Possible solutions:
i. Take only 5D classic + 17-40mm: 1.2 Kg plus spare battery, battery charger, CFs, sensor cleaning pump; something more if I carry my 430 EX 2 too
ii. No 5D. Borrow G12 from wife.
iii. No 5D, buy something lighter.
In case (iii):
- amateur DSLR (600D-T3i)? 0.5Kg, basic lens 1 or 2 hectograms. Not a huge difference.
- G1X? High IQ, but slow lens and slow AF
- Canon 100D (SL1)? 4 hectograms; too recently launched -> too expensive (in Italy the kit costs as much as a 60D body)
- my most sinful thought: the mirrorless EOS M. In Italy, its price has dropped below 400 Eur including 18-55 STM IS and 90EX (plus 140 for the EF adapter... plus a spare battery or two...).

Some owner (not just reviewer) claims that its autofocus is not that bad and Canon will release a new firmware at the end of June which will more than double its speed in flex zone; let's hope it works better in other settings, too.

My obsolete but beloved 5Dclassic and the M would certainly be an Odd Couple;D
Year: 2005-2008 vs 2012-....
Sensor: Full-Frame vs APS-C
Cards: CompactFlash vs SD
Software: Digic 2 vs Digic 5
Raw files: 12bit vs 14 bit
Automatic sensor cleaning: No vs Yes
Weight (Body): 8 hectograms vs 3.
MP: 12.8 vs 18
Autofocus: good with the center point, reasonable with the outer points vs ?
Rear screen: 270,000 soft pixel vs 1,040,000 sharp ones, with multitouch touch screen
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (large and bright) vs No
FPS: 3 vs 4.3 (3 if using AF)
Live view: No vs Yes
Video: No vs Full-HD @ 30,25 o 24 FPS
External Mic: No vs Yes
Built in flash: No vs No
Faster shutter speed: 1/8,000 vs 1/4,000
ISO Range: who cares?

I own a 430EX2 flash, and it would be intriguing to use the 90EX as a master and the 430EX2 as a slave on the 5D: I suppose the 430EX2 would be too heavy for the M, even though I tried it on the G12.

The two "sisters" (or grandma and granddaughter?) could share my flashes, my tripod and grandma would lend the lenses to her granddaughter.
In any case, if I buy the M and find it disgusting, I think I can sell it losing just 30 to 50 Euros: a kind of "rental fee".
What do you think, fellow members from Canonrumors?
P.S. Feel free to rate my English too, besides my sinful proposal: if the score is good, I'll tell my teacher  :)  ; otherwise I will not talk about this experiment on a foreign forum.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS M Firmware Update Coming Soon
« on: June 06, 2013, 10:23:15 AM »
Does this mean there is not a new one coming out soon? 2.3x faster AF would certainly help...  the AF was the main reason I havn't got one...  lets see what people think of it once it is in the camera!

Maybe the EOS M2 will have (even) faster Autofocus PLUS other features (viewfinder and/or new APS-C sensor and/or GPS etc.).
The two models ("basic" and "advanced") can cohesist: Nikon and Sony offer more than one mirrorless.

Canon General / Re: EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kit Coming Soon
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:11:00 AM »
Maybe Canon will replace its 2005 24-105 with a 24-120 F/4 IS L (hopefully better than its Nikon rival).

Lenses / Re: 70-200L f/4 IS vs 70-200L f/4
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:05:42 AM »
Is there a IQ difference between the 70-200L f/4 and the 70-200L f/4 IS ?

Besides IS...
According to photozone.de, the blades of the IS version are rounded, unlike the non-IS ones.
If you get close enogh to your subject and the background is far, the bokeh of the IS version is nice (I don't know how the non-IS bokeh is).

"New camera sensor will eventually eliminate need for Tripod" seems more correct to me.

Lenses / Re: Anything shot with 70-200 f4 IS USM + 7D
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:34:21 AM »
Enough that I AFMA'd the lens a second time. Still not sharp.

The 7D has a very demanding sensor and with the 70-200 F4 I always felt cheated...the image just wasn't as sharp as I got from my 70-200 2.8 at F2.8. Mind you, the same applies to the 24-105 which also needs to be used at F5.6 to do justice to the 7D sensor.

So far the only lenses I feel are up to what the 7D can produce wide open are the new 24-70II, the 70-200II, the 70-300L, the trusty old 50 F1.4 and of course the new big whites. Even the 100-400 which works very well on the 5DII and 5DIII doesn't quite cut it - close, but it could be better. I am sure there might be other lenses, but these are what I have used in the field.

Interesting and a bit disappointing. :(
If I happened to take part to a Safari or something like that, I would consider buying a 100-400mm for my 5D classic... or, alternatively, buying a 1.4 extender (II or III) plus a crop body (7D or 60D, new or used): this combo would grant my existing 70-200 F/4 IS a reach of 448mm @ F/5.6, not much different from a 100-400mm on a Full Frame body.
A crop body + extender 1.4 would cost about the same as a 100-400mm here in Italy.
Any other opinions about the combo 7D + 70-200 F/4 IS L + extender 1.4x?
Thanky you in advance!  :)

Amazon.it (italian branch of Amazon.com) sold a few dozens of 70-200 F/4 IS L for about 600 euros a couple of years ago.
Of course the offer didn't last long.
Too bad I had already bough mine at >50% more.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:19:00 AM »
7D2 is likely to have the new sensor.
70D... maybe someone can stress that a 70D released before the new 7D2 could initially affect 7D1 sales, but if Canon sticks to the same 18Mpx sensor for 70D, considering that it will be on sale until (my 2 cents) 2015... I just can't imagine that a 2009 sensor can survive for such a long time in the Digital Age.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:16:12 PM »
24.1 * 2.56... its pixel density corresponds to a 61MP full frame sensor!  :o

Did anybody predict that Nikon would beat Canon in everything including dust?

Lenses / Re: 70-300L with Kenko 1.4 TC on 6D
« on: January 16, 2013, 11:14:44 AM »
The Kenko reported to camera as f8 at 300mm and the camera AF'd.
Weird! I like it. I may buy the TC. It was my friend's
It was the 300 pro DXG or something or other.

Thank you.  :)
I'd like to know whether 6D and/or other FF Camera (5D2, 5D3) can focus with the EF 100-400 L IS with the Kenko 1.4 TC or not.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:44:53 AM »
100mm F/2.8 Macro IS L

Canon General / Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« on: January 04, 2013, 05:00:32 AM »
(excluding tripod, bags, filters, CFs, Michael Freeman's books etc...)
Before 2010: Powershot A80 and Powershot S5 IS
2010: (used) 5D classic + 24-105mm F/4 IS L
2011: 70-200mm F/4 IS L and 100mm Macro F/2.8 IS L
2012: 17-40 F/4 L
A 430 EX II is coming shortly: the expected delivery date is 7 January.
I don't have thoughts for my 2013 wishlist (a second body, aps-c maybe? a fifth lens?).
But I could simply wait and make a (relatively) high investment in 2014 (6D, 5DIII, who knows?), together with a new computer to handle the new RAW files (my 2007 iMac performs well with 5D classic RAW files, but I wonder how it would deal the >20Megapixel 14bit RAW files).
My 5D classic is still better than me at taking photos.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade advice: 6D or 5D2/3?
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:02:21 AM »
For my type of photography, I enjoy doing landscapes, macro (although I use an extension tube for budget reasons), portraits (still subjects mostly... and my pet dogs!), and general travel photography.

For macro photography, keep in mind that the depth of field reduces when you increase the sensor's size, coeteris paribus.
You can boost ISO and use a narrow aperture because (coeteris paribus) FF sensors have less diffractions problems than APS-C ones, though.

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