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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 19, 2012, 04:41:21 PM »
Did the Canon reps happen to mention how fast Canon was going to expand the next M camera line? Once Canon gets the focusing speed issues resolved and we all become accustomed to using an EVF, the 7D2 might actually be an M camera.

No, they were quite strong about this.. It looks like Canon is testing the temp of the water with the EOS-M... They did say that the EOS-M more than likely will "not" have a EVF as a plug in accessory.. But it will support all canons flash guns...

Another thing that surprised me was that you can't shoot without a lens.. which means that if you want to use old FD lens with and adaptor ( like the NEX range ) it can't be done on the model that I had a play with..  It could be when they release the production model they will change the firmware to allow shooting without lens..

There was no mention of a 7D2 but we did get to see a sample image of the 6D which was extremely impressive..

As long as there's some attachment then it should be fine...?

If that's true about not being able to use FD or any other legacy lenses then the M will lose a lot of buyers, I mean, that's the main reason to go mirror less for a lot of people, along with compact IQ of course.

They might address that issue when they release the production model.. Basically from what I was told the EOS-M is a 650D shrunk.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:45:04 AM »
Did the Canon reps happen to mention how fast Canon was going to expand the next M camera line? Once Canon gets the focusing speed issues resolved and we all become accustomed to using an EVF, the 7D2 might actually be an M camera.

No, they were quite strong about this.. It looks like Canon is testing the temp of the water with the EOS-M... They did say that the EOS-M more than likely will "not" have a EVF as a plug in accessory.. But it will support all canons flash guns...

Another thing that surprised me was that you can't shoot without a lens.. which means that if you want to use old FD lens with and adaptor ( like the NEX range ) it can't be done on the model that I had a play with..  It could be when they release the production model they will change the firmware to allow shooting without lens..

There was no mention of a 7D2 but we did get to see a sample image of the 6D which was extremely impressive..

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:31:56 AM »
Sounds like a great day  :)

Do you know what date it will be launched in the UK?

Thanks

Mark.

They didn't give a day but they said it is going to be released October/ November... This isn't for definite if you know what I mean..

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 18, 2012, 04:07:49 PM »
I really think the camera looks nice, though for the specs slightly overpiced - not surprisingly.

Please post some picture taken with the 22mm pancake wide open, if you can :)

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any pics with it, they didn't have any lens due to all the lens going to photokina.. But from the sample images that I saw it looked impressive..

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EOS Bodies / New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 18, 2012, 03:47:08 PM »
Hello everyone,

Just had a rather interesting day spent with a couple of the Canon reps.. Basically iv got to play with the new EOS-M.. Build quality is very good, it has a touch screen which is pretty much the same as a iPhone ( very good even tho I strongly dislike touch screens on cameras ).. The only downside to today was I wasn't able to try it with either the standard kit lens or with the EF adaptor.. Ill uploaded some pics.. If you have any questions just ask..

Update.. For some reason I cant upload the images to Canon Rumors so Ill add them to my flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66876906@N06/

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Lenses / Best way of doing AF MA?
« on: September 13, 2012, 06:14:02 PM »
Hey guys,

Sorry if this has already been posted before but I was unable to find anything on it.. Sooo...

What have you found the best way to do the micro adjustment on the autofocus??

Cheers
Alex

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Lenses / Re: Any Wedding Lens Advice?
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:36 PM »
Personally I would go for the 24-70 on the 5d mkii and the 70-200 on the 60d.. You will probably find that during a wedding your not going to have the luxury of changing lens all the time.. If you wanted to do a few specialist shots then a fisheye at the reception goes well and possibly a 50mm for rings and other item shots.. Other than that 24-70 and 70-200 is pretty much all you will need to get some great shots..

Alex

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New to Canon Rumors
« on: September 06, 2012, 06:10:17 PM »
Welcome to the forum, and I have to say that picture you got of the blue moon is sweet!

Thank you.. The moon pic was single exposure with the 1DX, 400mm2.8 and a 2x mkiii converter


Wow at 23 you can afford some seriously sweet gear! What kind of (if any) discount do you get working in a camera store?
Thank you, I didn't get any discount on my other kit because I wasn't working for Jessops then.. But I did get discount on the 1DX, 400mm and 24mm T&S... The amount I saved on the 1DX and 400mm bought me the 24mm T&S and a MR-14 macro flash and 2x 32gb extreme pro CF cards.. Very grateful to my area manager for that deal.. I dealt with Jessops way before I worked for them and they were and still are a great company from a customers point of view, always willing to help with problems and don't argue if there are... I would rather pay a little extra and be treated with respect and honesty then save £50 and just be fobbed off and fight to get things sorted out..

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New to Canon Rumors
« on: September 06, 2012, 09:01:33 AM »
Thats what I thought at first that I had done something, but since I bought the camera the only lens I used on it was the 24-70 up until the focus screen fell out so it ruled out a fault that I may have caused.. I spoke to CPS in the UK the guy was extremely helpful and has arranged for it to be picked up and hopefully sorted out..

Appart from that the 1DX is an amazing camera I have a few test shots on my flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/66876906@N06/

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / New to Canon Rumors
« on: September 04, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »
Hello all,

This is my first post in the forum so please be gentle with me.. I have been reading through the forum for the past six months tracking the slow progress of the 1DX and other things that have caught my eye during this time..

A little about myself if anyone is interested.. Im 23 ( just ) and am living in "sunny" North Devon in the UK, I work in a nation wide camera shop ( If you live in the UK then will know what shop I'm on about ) I truly enjoy my job working with photographic equipment and giving my advice to people.. Iv been into photography for over 8 years starting off with a Fuji S5000 bridge camera ( got to start somewhere ) and loved it..

Within the past 13 months I have seriously invested in Canon and mac equipment.. My kit list is rather long so I do apologise.. My first DSLR was a Canon 7D which was closely followed by the 5D MKII, Lens that I have in my kit are as following ( All canon lens )
15mm 2.8 Fisheye
50mm 1.4
24-70L 2.8
16-35L MKII 2.8
100mm L macro 2.8
70-200L 2.8 IS MKII
1.4x MKIII
2x MKIII
2 x 580 EX II

That was my entire kit until as of yesterday 03.09.12 where I was able to pick up my long awaited 1DX and 400mm 2.8 IS MKII and 24mm T&S .. One word to describe them AMAZING!!! With the little testing that iv done the results have just blown me away..

Now comes the sad part for me, as I was playing around with my new toy today I was taking some pics of my 3 year old black lab playing with a coiled pipe.. I got some great shots as she was jumping on this pipe right up until I got a mechanical error... I didn't think much of it as I thought it was a firmware issue. Removed the battery fired it back up fine, go to look through the viewfinder to see a weird looking line across... So I took the lens off and BANG out fell the focus screen on to the floor :( so now I have a scratched dirty focus screen.. I tried compressed air to knock off anything before placing it back in the camera but its not good... I feel a little miffed, Im going to contact CPS tomorrow and see what they will do.. I should have photographed it with one of my other bodies before I did anything, now I feel like they might turn around and say I have to pay for the repairs :(

Anyway sorry that was such a long intro to me, hope to hear back

Cheers
Alex

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