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Pricewatch Deals / Re: New Lens Rebates From Canon USA
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:00:55 PM »
COME ON! ... I am just about to pull the trigger on a Tamron 150-600 VC or an EF 100-400 L IS or 300 f/4 L IS + EF 400 f5.6 L ... then I see this awesome rebate, only to be disappointed that its a mail-in-rebate .... aaaahhhhhhh, not fair >:(  &^%$#!   :'( >:(  :'( >:(  :'( :'( :'(

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:48:42 PM »
No, what I posted and what you are thinking are two different things ;)

What you posted was:

the a7R with a metabones adapater on certain EF lenses is just as fast as the EOS-M

Sorry, but "just as fast," means 'the same speed'...not 'a lot more faster.'  Maybe you meant something else, but you stated what you stated.
Your question was:
"and somehow that's fine for the a7R but the M is too slow?"
My answer to your question was "No" ... but you are quoting dictionary definitions for something else, which has nothing to do with your question and my answer.

Got it. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I agree, and you're absolutely right - given how much people malign the EOS M compared to other MILC options, it's definitely NOT fine for the a7R with a Canon EF lens via adapter to focus as slowly as the EOS M.  :P
;D ;D ;D ... believe it or not, using the focus peaking feature, the a7R with a cheap adapter is actually much faster then the autofocus on EOS-M with its native lenses. I've had the EOS-M for almost a year and made over 30000 images with it, and I was very satisfied with it's image quality ... but after having tried some of the competing mirrorless cameras, I sold the EOS-M last week ... now I plan on getting a Panasonic GX7 and a Sony a6000 ... pretty sure of getting the a6000 (when it is released), but I'm still undecided about the GX7  :-\

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 01:17:45 PM »
No, what I posted and what you are thinking are two different things ;)

What you posted was:

the a7R with a metabones adapater on certain EF lenses is just as fast as the EOS-M

Sorry, but "just as fast," means 'the same speed'...not 'a lot more faster.'  Maybe you meant something else, but you stated what you stated.
Your question was:
"and somehow that's fine for the a7R but the M is too slow?"
My answer to your question was "No" ... but you are quoting dictionary definitions for something else, which has nothing to do with your question and my answer.

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 12:08:18 PM »
Based on my admittedly limited testing, the M focuses faster than the a7R.  So in that regard, witness that the 'imperfect' Sony FF mirrorless is even more imperfect than the EOS M.
You probably tested a defective a7R ... the auto focus speed of EOS-M (even after its firmware update) is by far one of the most primitive among the mirrorless cameras (assuming there are any other ones that are as slow as the EOS-M) .... the a7R with a metabones adapater on certain EF lenses is just as fast as the EOS-M (after its firmware update).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwZDStFUixQ

So, you're saying that the a7R with a Canon lens mounted via an adapter is just as fast as what you describe as 'AF speed that's the most primitive among mirrorless cameras'...and somehow that's fine for the a7R but the M is too slow?

No!

Well, actually that's exactly what you said.  Maybe it wasn't what you meant, though...   ;)
No, what I posted and what you are thinking are two different things ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 11:54:13 AM »
Based on my admittedly limited testing, the M focuses faster than the a7R.  So in that regard, witness that the 'imperfect' Sony FF mirrorless is even more imperfect than the EOS M.
You probably tested a defective a7R ... the auto focus speed of EOS-M (even after its firmware update) is by far one of the most primitive among the mirrorless cameras (assuming there are any other ones that are as slow as the EOS-M) .... the a7R with a metabones adapater on certain EF lenses is just as fast as the EOS-M (after its firmware update).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwZDStFUixQ

So, you're saying that the a7R with a Canon lens mounted via an adapter is just as fast as what you describe as 'AF speed that's the most primitive among mirrorless cameras'...and somehow that's fine for the a7R but the M is too slow?

No!

I'm sure the a7R is a lot faster with the wide variety of native lenses currently available.  ::)
Yes! the a7R is a lot more faster, with its 4 native FE lenses, as opposed to the the only 2 native EF-M lenses for EOS-M (available for purchase in your part of the world). Even with a third party adapter, manually focusing with focus peaking, the a7/R is far more faster than the EOS-M with its native lenses.

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:22:43 AM »
Based on my admittedly limited testing, the M focuses faster than the a7R.  So in that regard, witness that the 'imperfect' Sony FF mirrorless is even more imperfect than the EOS M.
You probably tested a defective a7R ... the auto focus speed of EOS-M (even after its firmware update) is by far one of the most primitive among the mirrorless cameras (assuming there are any other ones that are as slow as the EOS-M) .... the a7R with a metabones adapater on certain EF lenses is just as fast as the EOS-M (after its firmware update).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwZDStFUixQ

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Finally, the Tammy is much better on FF than crop. The Tammy at 600mm on FF has the same reach as a 100-400mm on a crop, but a far better IQ.

Is there a comparison of both lenses (Tammy 150-600 VC & 100-400 L IS) on the same crop sensor camera body (e.g. 60D / 7D / 70D etc)?


Yes, on dxomark.com

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Tamron-SP-150-600mm-F-5-63-Di-VC-USD-Model-A011-Canon-on-Canon-EOS-7D-versus-Canon-EF-100-400mm-F45-56L-IS-USM-on-Canon-EOS-7D___1263_619_598_619

dxo rates the Tammy as better than the 100-400mm on the 7D, but the difference is not as great as on the 5DIII.

The various links are in
http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Tamron-150-600mm-f5-6.3-Di-VC-USD-Canon-mount-lens-review-New-contender

To get an idea of the loss of resolution on going from FF to crop with the 10-400mm L see

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=113&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=7&API=0&LensComp=113&CameraComp=736&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=7&APIComp=1

When I got the 5DIII I noted in CR how much better the 100-400 was on it rather than on the 7D.

Thanks for the links

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: Anything shot with Sony A7R
« on: March 02, 2014, 05:09:07 AM »
A7R + Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
Hi Dylan ... what focal length and settings did you use?

f7.1 @ 1/30 ISO100

All of the photos I took have funny color on the left. See below. Best focal lenghts are 14 and 15mm, but still showing the funny colors on the left.

The lens is very light and feel GREAT on A7r, however, the IQ is NOT good.
Yikes! :o ... that's not good news for a lens that costs nearly $900 ... but the good news is, the a6000 will be available in less then 2 months and that should be a perfect match for this lens.

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EOS-M / Re: Is the canon eos-m a dead end system?
« on: March 01, 2014, 08:22:05 AM »
How much improvement was gained with the new firmware update?

Improvement in what?

The most significant improvement was in AF speed and it improved quite a bit. Still not best in class, but acceptable.

I've seen a few YouTube vids on AF tests before and after the firmware update and the after looked ok?
After tje firmware update the AF speed was still slow (in comparion to the AF speed of competing mirrorless cameras) but definitely better then before .. so yes, you can say it's "ok" ... but I sold my EF-M with lenses adapter and flash about couple of hours ago ... plan on getting the Sony a6000 )with kit lens+10-18 f/4 OSS UWA.

Yes, it's "ok." For me, good enough, I generally use center point and recompose with my SLR, and I employ a similar shooting style with the EOS M. Center point is going to be fastest, just pick something on the same focal plane that has the most contrast, and recompose. It works fine for me, if you need faster AF then m4/3 has fast AF cameras, but then you go to a smaller sensor. Sony's line is very appealing but I don't want to spend that much for what amounts to a travel camera for me.
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I recently used the EOS-M + 18-55 I STM & 22 f/2 lenses for my vacation in Australia and it was a great setup ... very light and easy to carry around without feeling the weight. But after having tried the Sony a7, I started looking into the Sony line of mirrorless cameras and am very impressed with them ... there are at least a couple of Sony mirrorless cameras that are priced similar to the EOS-M and do a far better job of auto focus, please their 16-50mm kit lens is far more compact  and wider focal length then the EOS-M kit lens i.e. 24mm (Sony) vs 28mm (EOS-M) ... but if you are used to Canon menu system, you will find the EOS-M a lot more user friendly (especially the touch screen) then the Sony menu system ... personally (despite the better menu system of EOS-M), I prefer the Sony mirrorless cameras, because they have far more native lenses, great in-camera apps, slightly bigger sensor and good tilt screen that come in very handy for mirrorless cameras. 

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 01, 2014, 06:17:17 AM »
For the last few days, I am quite proud of myself for not giving in to the temptation of GAS ... I sold some of my gear last week and got about $3000 on Thursday (hopefully my G1X and some accessories will also be sold in a few days time, so that should get me close to $4000 in total) ... so far I have not spent a single penny from it ... I was very close to buying the Tamron 150-600 VC but successfully held off, coz I'm weighing my options between, 150-600 VC, 300 f/4 L IS + 400 f/5.6 L, EF 100-400 L IS ... I did own the 100-400 L IS, until I sold it in 2011 for some much needed cash at that time, also played with the 150-600 VC for 10 minutes at the local store, so I know what to expect from those 2 lenses ... but I have never tried the other 2 L prime lenses ... soooooo many choices, but only limited budget .... not sure how long I can hold, coz the GAS is getting real bad ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Breakfast is Served
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:47:43 AM »
Breakfast  600mm
Is that a rat eating a rat?


I think it is a ferret...no?
I think you are right ... but from this angle it looks so much like a rat.

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:41:00 AM »
Well, I explained my wife that it is very common to purchase a lens and then after a while sell it to purchase another ....or two  ;)
With the camera....I take the camera bag ....empty.....going on a shoot returning home ....with a camera....


Boy I feel bad while writing it down..... :-[


The first sign of recognizeing I have a problem.....my name is candyman and I suffer from G.A.S.


Welcome to the like minded citizens/sufferers club ;D


Thanks.
Well, I try to make it up to my wife so I surprised her with a mini-cruise to the UK. That makes me feel less bad  ;D
That's a tried and tested trick ... a few days before I buy a new lens/camera, I buy her a new iPhone/laptop (my last lens purchase got her the iPhone 5S) ... if my gear is "expensive", I usually take her out on a holiday and/or some necklace ... that usually takes care of any guilt (on my part) and/or questioning from the wife ;D

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Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:34 AM »
Well, I explained my wife that it is very common to purchase a lens and then after a while sell it to purchase another ....or two  ;)
With the camera....I take the camera bag ....empty.....going on a shoot returning home ....with a camera....


Boy I feel bad while writing it down..... :-[


The first sign of recognizeing I have a problem.....my name is candyman and I suffer from G.A.S.
Welcome to the like minded citizens/sufferers club ;D

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