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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 08:01:54 PM »

at risk of going a little OT which nex do you have? do you have an EF lens adaptor for it? if so how well does the EF adaptor work and is it a sony or 3rd party beast?


I have a NEX 5n. Great sensor! Same 16 MP sensor as the Nikon D7000 and the Pentax K-5. Great video as well. I'm very happy with the camera. The two problems are the lack of a hot-shoe (can't use PocketWizards) and no 85mm prime. If I get an EF-M I'll use it for stills (with my EF 85mm f/1.8) and use the 5n for video (I prefer Sony video).

I do not have the Metabones http://www.metabones.com/sony/buy-eos-nex-adapter?virtuemart_product_id=4&virtuemart_category_id=13 EF to E-mount smart adapter. Sony does not make an adapter.

If I were going to use non-Sony lenses, for video, I'd use the small/light high IQ Nikon AIS manual focus lenses. Their aperture ring can easily be de-clicked. See Duclos CineMod  http://www.ducloslenses.com/pages/cine-mod

Hope this helps.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 06:27:17 PM »
For those who don't get this camera, let me suggest that we may not understand the generational and cultural differences.

For old American guys like me, a viewfinder is non-negotiable. But for many people, especially the young, who shoot mostly with smartphones, the idea of sticking your eye up against the back of the camera is equally foreign and unnatural.

Yes, there is a huge generational disconnect. Many older photographers scoff at smartphone photography. But PJs are winning World Press awards, and being published in the pages of the NYTimes, using an iPhone/Hipstmatic. Sports Illustrated is publishing iPhone/Instagram photos. Neither of theses publications are what you'd call "bleeding edge."

I'm older-than-dirt, so I don't hold my NEX 5n at arms length. I've adopted to holding the camera just inches from my eyes (elbows braced against my chest), no-big-deal. I don't think I'll have a problem with the EF-M. YMMV

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 04:26:24 PM »

I need to replace my old compact (Canon S70), and now see plenty of good options ..... just a case of the physical size vs image quality compromise from Canon S100 to Sony RX100 to Panasonic GX1+20mm to Canon EOS-M?

The Canon S100 and Sony RX100 are the only two that will actually fit in the front pocket of a pair of 501s (my Yashica T3 FFFilm P&S just barely fits) If you wear baggies, than either the Gx1 + 20mm or the Canon EF-M + 22mm will fit, 'cause the NEX 5n + 16mm does :)

Hard decision.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 03:18:10 PM »

I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)

Why are you surprised ??? I think that Canon sees Sony as a bigger competitor (threat to Canon dominance) than either Panasonic or Olympus. Sony already makes the highly regarded NEX cameras, with APS-C sensors, that are owned by many Canon owners (including me).

Sony will also introduce a Full Frame SLT (EVF viewfinder) camera at Photokine (if rumors are to be believed). A threat to Canon in the Full Frame market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 01:14:43 PM »
I'm truly confused as to the market for the mirror less cameras that fall between the G1X series and an SLR.

1. With any lens, it is not pocketable.

If you want "pocketable" get a smart-phone :)

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2. Requires company to make an entirely new set of lenses on a new mount.

Part of Canon's business is manufacturing and selling lenses. That's one of the ways they make money - Duh :)

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What kind of customer is best suited for this niche?

Someone who wants a small/light camera and mainly uses primes between 22mm and 100mm. Beside the EF-M 22mm/f2.0 there are the  EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and the EF 100mm f/2.0 USM.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 11:13:54 AM »
Don't know how it compares to the size of the Pentax K-01, but the K-01 uses the same battery as the medium format Pentax 645D, so it's possible it might take the same battery as the 650d/T4i

The EOS T4i uses a EP-E8 battery and the EOS-M uses a LP-E12 battery  http://www.canonpricewatch.com/product/03943/Canon-LP-E12-for-EOS-M-price.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 10:45:54 AM »
About the size and weight of a Sony NEX 5n.

Here's the specs:
Canon - 108.6mm x 66.5mm x 32.3mm, 298 grams with battery and memory card
Sony - 110.8mm x 58.8mm x 38.2mm, 269 grams with battery and memory card

The NEX 5n sells for $599.99 without lens and $699.99 with 18-55mm lens. We will find out Canon's prices tomorrow.

Either the EF 85mm f/1.8 (425 grams) or EF 100 f/2.0 (460 grams) would be a good combination with the EF M. Add the EM 22mm f/2.0 and I'd have all the lenses I'd need. YMMV

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 22, 2012, 01:05:40 AM »
I do see one thing I like about the lens that I wish Canon would do to all the lenses...... Did you notice the Lens cap? Has the squeeze grips like Tamron. :)

Don't you mean like Nikon and Sony ??? All the lenses I've bought for my Nikon and Sony cameras have come with squeeze grips :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 01:45:01 PM »

The DSLR won't be around forever, it will eventually be replaced by some other new technology and I believe that the mirrorless camera is the direction this is all heading.

D

Very true. Technology is rapidly changing. First the OVF will be replaced by EVF. Then Full Frame will be replaced by APS-C. APS-C won't stick around too long before it is replaced by ... Time marches on, it's been a long time since PJs shot news and sports with 4x5 cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:31:43 PM »
Who is this camera geared towards? Point and shooters that want to feel like they have a small dsrl?

Most P&S owners up-grade to smart phones. Also some professional sports shooters are up-grading to smart phones http://www.petapixel.com/2012/03/06/instagram-portraits-of-the-yankees-shot-inside-a-bathroom-turned-studio/ :) :)

Sony has sold a lot of NEX 5n cameras, many of them to Canon DSLR owners. The Canon EOS M is about the same size and has many of the same features (or the same lack of features), so maybe it is aimed at Canon owners who also have Sony NEX 5n cameras ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:28:37 PM »
I wonder how soon till Richard Franiec http://www.kleptography.com/rf/ has a finger grip for the EOS M. He makes these grips for the Canon S90/S95 and S100.


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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:16:51 PM »
More photos. Including a new speedlite.

Thanks!

I have no interest in kit zoomz or small speedlights, but I'm sure many are :) I'm sure glad that Canon decided to go with a real hot-shoe flash. Having a hot-shoe is a good thing :) :) I can't use PocketWizards on my Sony NEX 5n for lack of a hot-shoe :( :( :(

Now where are the pix of the EF to M adapter ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 01:55:03 PM »
The only thing I am worried about with the EF adapter is lenses like the newer 70-200 2.8 IS II will suck the poor battery dry in no time at all. 

70-200 2.8 IS II ??? 70-200 2.8 IS II ??? Why would you want to use a big/bulky/heavy 70-200 2.8 IS II on a small/light camera ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 20, 2012, 01:53:48 AM »
Here is leaked photos of Canon mirrorless



EF-M mount,22mm STM lens

I've been waiting for a long time for an EF-S 22mm lens :) Now I have a good reason to go mirrorless :) :)

If this was only true :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 20, 2012, 01:28:05 AM »

This is going to be a pretty boring camera for the "photographer" I think.

I think it depends upon your definition of "photographer." ???

Brad Mangin is having 18 iPhone Instagram photos published in Sports Illustrated  http://manginphotography.net/2012/07/how-i-made-instagram-images-that-were-good-enough-for-sports-illustrated/  So the question is, is Brad Mangin a "photographer" ???

My guess is that "photographers" will buy them and "hobbyists" won't :)

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