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Wait, so the yellow boxes aren't power bars that indicate how good you are at Street Fighter??

Spokane vs Neuro! Fight!

I heard that if you type Up Down Left Right Y B X A Start & Select you can enter high speed burst mode, 14 posts per second!

 ;D ;D  ;D

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After reading many of the replies in this thread, a philosophical question came to mind.

Not sure which other poster wrote about his experience of recommending a camera to his friend. But the gist of it was that his buddy didn't seem interested in the a6000/mirrorless setup at all. This attitude towards mirrorless I believe is still very prevalent outside of the enthusiast/amateur/pro market here.

So my question is, knowing that this is still the general attitude of the bulk of the market in the US, could it be that Canon/Nikon have not gone all in on a mirrorless system offering simply because they don't want to validate to the mass market what all the other companies are doing?

Could it be that if Canon/Nikon started seriously pushing into the mirrorless market in the US that they would only be shooting themselves in the foot by leading the public to believe that this is now the way to go? or that it is a potentially better or more viable option?

Yes, that was indeed what I was getting at! A lot of people still look to Canon and Nikon to set the trends. Non gear heads who just want to take a pic of their family on vacations and want something better than a compact. What is the first thing that pops into their head? I need one of those bigger fancy cameras because bigger = better. Naturally that idea becomes a DSLR. It's how I got into photography. I didn't think "You know what I need? A Mirrorless camera system". I didn't even know what that was until I started geeking out.

For me the mirrorless market is geared toward the professional and enthusiast who already knows how to take good pictures but is looking for an alternative or second body to complement their DSLR. These people are aware of new tech and how best to utilize it.

It was only after I bought the EOS M (and only so I could have an opinion based on fact) that I realized the possible benefits of mirrorles. I though it would be gimmicky and I'd end up selling it. I love it now and it gets used a lot. I find myself explaining to my friends that it's got the same sensor as their APS-C sized DSLR, and guess what? They don't seem impressed because they have no clue what that means! But they are impressed with the IQ! That's good enough for me!

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I think we can all agree that the lens is expensive no matter what currency or country you're in! But it looks like it would be worth the money! As someone who has no business buying this lens; I might buy this lens! Tempted!

Roughly though, would you say it's about a month's salary for the average joe photographer? (one that isn't working at Burger King!). It's almost exactly that for me. That is my own gauge for expensive! If it were $300 cheaper it wouldn't really make much of a differnce, relatively. Still almost a month of hard earned!

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I see the Sony A7 series as an accessory to Canon lenses rather than a complete alternative. A nice wee bit of extra resolution for the landscapers. Or perhaps you'd like some low light video help. Need a compact second body? Sony can help you out!

Need an actual camera system? Oops sorry ask again later.  :P

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The current A7R and A7S cameras are already priced quite high and we can assume these new PRO ones that they have in store for us will be even more costly. We're talking 3K easily, maybe even more. And the lenses are pricey. But I guess you pay for the high image quality!

Hopefully we see a lower end model to rival the D610 / 6D price range like the current A7. An improved version 2 of that camera at a competitive price range would be nice for those getting into FF for the first time.  Add some cheap primes like we have in the Canon system like the pancakes and the mid priced IS primes and you'd have a sweet system that I would recommend to newbies looking to move up from a compact.

A friend recently asked me about buying an entry level DSLR, I mentioned the usual Canikon stuff and threw in the a6000 too but he seemed very uninterested in owning a small mirrorless camera. I dunno but mirrorless doesn't seem to be the thing that everyone wants despite my efforts to promote the format!

I have no doubt Sony will make awesome new cameras but I think Canon and Nikon need to go all in as it were with mirrorless before the masses take notice of them. Making them even more PRO and specialist doesn't seem like the best strategy right now but what do I know. Maybe I should shut up and start saving my hard earned so I can afford to buy one of these next generation machines someday!

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M in Turkey
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:55:48 AM »
Thanks for sharing your experience! It's interesting - sunlight hitting the screen has never been an issue for me, maybe because I tend to shoot in the evening!

Also worth noting, I had ML installed but I had to remove it when I bought the 11-22mm as it caused the camera to crash with this combo. I don't know why. It wouldn't let me take a picture when I pressed the shutter. When I switched memory cards to one without ML it worked fine.

I was thinking of taking only my EOS M on my next trip too and see how it goes!
Have you tried to install ML with a SLOWER SD card?? I have the same trouble with the 18-55 zoom with ML on a class 10 SD card.  After I install the ML on a older Class4 card, the problem went away.

Woah I never even considered that it could be the SD card! The thing with that is the EOS M is slow enough as is - using a slow SD card would just annoy me.

The only features I regularly used on ML were focus peaking or magic zoom and that was only with my manual focus lenses. I find the standard tap to zoom feature just as good when manual focusing so it's not an issue. Usually when using a manual lens I'm taking my time anyway.

I do miss the in between ISO settings and some of the video features though so I might give it another go.

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Wow... Canon can go just screw themselves.  This lens has an awesome prices in the states... in Japan, it's 300,000 JPY which works out to $2600 USD.  Guess this will be another lens I will have to purchase in the states.  Man, really Canon.

No, it's not.

http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00PGNMXQA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2UEY4ADR87JQD&coliid=I14768MTZMU5XD

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M in Turkey
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:13:20 PM »
Thanks for sharing your experience! It's interesting - sunlight hitting the screen has never been an issue for me, maybe because I tend to shoot in the evening!

Also worth noting, I had ML installed but I had to remove it when I bought the 11-22mm as it caused the camera to crash with this combo. I don't know why. It wouldn't let me take a picture when I pressed the shutter. When I switched memory cards to one without ML it worked fine.

I was thinking of taking only my EOS M on my next trip too and see how it goes!

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EOS-M / Re: Rokinon 12/2.0 or 11-22mm zoom?
« on: November 02, 2014, 06:56:12 AM »
I have the 11-22 and I absolutely love it. As a general purpose lens walkaround it works really well. The IS makes it even more useful. That makes up for the narrow aperture to an extent. The lens is very much a large DOF use lens so if you're looking for bokeh you'll be dissapointed.

If you do night sky or low light tripod work get the 12/2.

Since the 11-22 takes care of 12mm focal length I'm thinking of getting the 8mm fisheye to get a different look. Might be something to think about it.

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Lenses / Re: DO you correct lens vignetting when sot wide open??
« on: October 30, 2014, 02:08:15 AM »
I always correct then reapply vignetting as I see fit. Just gives you more control. It also shows you what you have to work with by doing the initial correction, helps with other adjustments like exposure, shadows etc, even color. Then once all my adjustments are done I apply vignetting to suit the image. Wide open or not.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pulling the trigger on a 6D
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:00:08 PM »
Thanks for all the replies! I'm glad I made the decision to get the 6D now, wish I'd done it sooner! The first day I got it I set it up in no time thanks to Canon's consistency with the menu system. Feels right at home, except the joystick. I find my thumb goes looking for it during playback! The magnify button is handy, most of the time you just want to check focus anyway so I set it to actual.

The next day I tried out the wifi remote shooting. Not overly impressed with the EOS remote app itself but it works and as a remote release it might be useful for when the camera is at an odd angle. I hope Canon improves the app and adds more functionality like the CamRanger. Image review on the EOS Remote looked handy though (but no histogram??) will definitely get some use when traveling.

Looking forward to testing it out properly, including the GPS, at the weekend if I get a chance! I think I'm gonna love this camera!


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I'd have to pass.  In a year it would be worth $5000, then the next year $2500, then the next year $1800.  I'm not necessarily an early adopter of large priced items.  Besides, they'll obsolete the model with a rebel that has wifi, cellular data and quad pixel AF.  Then the complaints will start right back up.

* disclaimer - of course, if it were making me significantly more money than what my previous camera would, that may change my mind.

Really? Do you think of it would depreciate by that much? By that calculation the 1DX should be about $1500 right now on the used market. Damn why is this not on the front page! Deal alert!  :P

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If I was a billionaire with $10k to burn then yeah I might but right now the answer is no. My limit on a camera body is probably $2k maybe stretch that to $3k if I was earning more money from photography.

I tried to do a rough calculation one sleepless night of how much my gear is worth now and I'd say close to or just under $10k including everything from lenses to camera bags and all the crap in between. No wonder I couldn't sleep! Yikes!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pulling the trigger on a 6D
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:19:37 PM »
I am really despising the 6d AF right now. A shoot yesterday yielded soooo many oof/missed focus shots, that im getting very very annoyed with it.  My t2i AF is waayyyy more reliable, and im not sure how long i can keep using this.

And this is with mostly non moving subjects.  Arjghg.

That doesn't sound right you might wanna get that thing checked out by Canon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Pulling the trigger on a 6D
« on: October 27, 2014, 09:27:44 AM »
All I wanted to know.... Thanks a million people.....   >:(

Eh? What are you getting all huffy about?

I asked kind of the same question, a few days ago, and nobody bothered to reply...! I'm a huffin' and a puff'n...  >:(

Sorry to hear that but that happens on forums. I've had loads of failed topics. Feel free to ask your question in this thread if you want.

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