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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 19, 2013, 12:11:40 AM »
I think they are OK.

(crickets) :-\

This is my exact response!! Thanks.
There was a time when OK referred to something being "all correct"...
There was also a time (now) when OK referred to the state where I live...  ;)

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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:46:11 PM »
90% isn't perfect.
Eh, polling is an inexact science. It's within the margin or error.   ;D

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Canon General / Re: POLL: Satisfaction Level With Canon products.
« on: July 18, 2013, 06:50:52 PM »
I think they are OK.

(crickets) :-\

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Where is the radio button for "it doesn't matter, i'm not upgrading"?

The only true limitation in my current setup is me, not my 5D3! I will happily skip whatever comes next and keep working on the true bottleneck.  ;)

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Seriously, buy the smallest DSLR and put a grip on it?
The OM-D has a battery grip. I know it's not exactly the same thing. I'm just saying'...  :-\

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Lenses / Re: 50 F1.4 durabilty question
« on: July 16, 2013, 11:13:48 AM »
I swear 50% of the "build quality" of L lenses is purely a marketing tactic.  They could have just as easily made plastic the "premium" material and dubbed it with some fancy name like "ultralight" line.  Metal has just as many downsides as it does positives, if you ask me.

I know one anecdote does not a study make... but about a month ago my stomach turned as I saw my 85L get knocked over and roll off a table and fall 3 feet onto the (carpeted) floor. Lots of pics since then have confirmed that it is no worse for wear WRT functionality and focusing accuracy.

Maybe the circumstances (fall distance, impact velocity/rotation/angle, floor material, etc.) were "ideal". Maybe it was just plain old luck. I don't plan on performing any more tests to see if I can duplicate the results under different conditions!  ;)

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Portrait / Re: Maximus's Cake Smash
« on: July 15, 2013, 06:08:39 PM »
Adorable look on his face! Nice picture.

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EOS-M / Re: M images. Images taken by M body and EF-M lenses only.
« on: July 15, 2013, 12:54:07 AM »
Any pics when he was riding the bike?
Unfortunately the only action photos I took were before the training wheels came off. (I was the one chasing the bike when he was riding without them!) But here is a side-shot.

I agree, it's not as effective as my main camera for action shots. But it does fine for a lightweight alternative when getting the shot 100% perfect is not a requirement.

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EOS-M / Re: M images. Images taken by M body and EF-M lenses only.
« on: July 14, 2013, 07:56:40 PM »
I just took this one outside, after my eldest son's first bicycle ride w/o training wheels! Used the zoom lens at 35mm, f/5.6, 1/320s, ISO 100. It was just an impromptu picture, without any real composing or concern with lighting - this picture was just exported with no adjustment in LR and reduced to meet file size requirements.

I am pleased that at 100% crop, the eyelashes, eyebrows, and hair on the forehead are in tack-sharp focus with smooth transition to blurry background. Not bad for a tiny kit zoom lens.


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Canon General / Re: Seeking advice for corporate sporting event gear
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:52:22 AM »
Definitely better than cell phone.  ;-)  Thanks for sharing--I was just thinking about this the other day and wondering how it went for you.  Was the company happy?
People were really pleased. A lot of the folks I had captured made a point of coming to my office to say thanks, browse some of the other framed pictures on my walls, and ask about my photography. It was a pretty cool experience.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 01:29:39 PM »
Fact: I bought one, it's been delivered to my building and I'll have my hands on it within the hour
Fact: You got it for a great price.
Fact: I, for one, think it's a great little camera (even before the firmware update).
Speculation: Being an advanced user, you will find it to be a great camera with intuitive controls, a small footprint, and great IQ considering the size of the package.
Speculation: You will like it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:56:20 AM »

I'm guessing this whole telecompressor thing is a stepping stone to Canon fitting a FF sensor in an EOS-M sized body. If they believe there's a market for people to mount FF glass on a mirrorless, why not make the body/adapter smaller and optically better by fitting a bigger sensor in leu of the glass - and then native wide angle FF glass can be made to take advantage of the shorter flange distance. If a crop dual pixel sensor is possible, so is a FF version.

If your proposed system allowed EF lenses to be mounted at a shorter flange distance, wouldn't it require sensors larger than our FF sensors? Sounds like a challenging and expensive proposition! Not an unwelcome one though.  ;)
I was thinking of using a glass-free tube, much like the current EF to EF-M adapter to use FF glass on a FF sensor and retain the normal focus range. Focal lengths above about 40mm can't really be made smaller with a reduction in the flange distance (just look at the shorty forty), so just use EF glass with a tube adapter. But the EF-M flange distance lends itself well to shorter lenses such as 22mm pancakes. There's little reason why a similar sized 22mm pancake couldn't have a larger imaging circle for FF. That would make it more compact than even a crop M for wide angle.
Thanks for the clarification! I can see where you're going with this. Following this down its logical path, if Canon released this FF compact which requires an adapter for EF lenses, do you think they'd release a new lens mount for direct mounting to the on-camera flange? I guess it wouldn't be much different than their current EF/EF-S systems, but I'd be surprised to see them have two mirrorless lens systems out there.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 10:48:14 AM »
Once you start putting adapters and reducers on a compact body, it starts to lose appeal to me. I'd rather use my FF.

Beat me to it. While the FL reducer is a nifty "trick" it eliminates the inherent advantage (mainly, size) of a standalone compact mirrorless system. Of the flipside, it probably makes the EOS M an even better backup without taking up much room in the kit bag - as the performance should more closely approximate your FF setup.

My personal preference is that Canon adds more fast primes to the EF-M lineup.

I'm guessing this whole telecompressor thing is a stepping stone to Canon fitting a FF sensor in an EOS-M sized body. If they believe there's a market for people to mount FF glass on a mirrorless, why not make the body/adapter smaller and optically better by fitting a bigger sensor in leu of the glass - and then native wide angle FF glass can be made to take advantage of the shorter flange distance. If a crop dual pixel sensor is possible, so is a FF version.

If your proposed system allowed EF lenses to be mounted at a shorter flange distance, wouldn't it require sensors larger than our FF sensors? Sounds like a challenging and expensive proposition! Not an unwelcome one though.  ;)

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Lenses / Re: 17-55mm... should I keep it or sell it???
« on: July 03, 2013, 01:44:51 PM »
Add another member to the club. I've not used mine in a year, and all efforts to sell it have amounted to nothing. Being in a smaller market, most people have assumed it's a replacement for the kit lens, despite my best efforts to share factual information about the lens.

My closest opportunity came when I was contacted by a very nice young person who was willing to buy it for my asking price. She'd been doing paid work for a while and was ready to upgrade her equipment to the next level. We were all ready to go when she told me she was excited, as it should be the perfect lens for her 5D mark ii...  ???

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Canon General / Re: Seeking advice for corporate sporting event gear
« on: July 03, 2013, 01:34:26 PM »
Just thought I'd say thanks for all the help and advice on giving it a go with the corporate event a few weeks back. Due to inclement weather in our city, many of the events were cancelled or rescheduled for another time, but I was able to make it to a handful of events. I think the intended goal of capturing better than cellphone cam pics was achieved!

I've attached a few here. Word of caution: I've never tried uploading "real" pics to the site, and all I have at my disposal at work for resizing/cropping to meet size limitations is MS Pic Manager. (An 800 x 800 limit was mentioned in another thread today.) Regardless, here it goes:


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