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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« Last post by PureClassA on August 29, 2014, 11:33:17 PM »
Is it M or M2. Is it possible to use my EF-S 55-250 and Sigma 30mm and 17-50mm 2.8 bought for t3i with this.
Can it replace t3i. How does it compare to Sony A6000.
Thinking about moving to mirrorless down the line. Not sure if Sony has comparable lens to Canon EFS STM and other third party lens for reasonable price.

Its the first M. You can use any EF and EF-S lenses with them but you have to buy the adapter for it, I've seen them go as low for a new one at $60 on ebay. As for replacing a t3i, for video and image quality, its comparable. But for focus speed, t3i wins by a landslide. It depends on the subject matter, if you're only shooting static objects and landscape then the EOS M is good for you, but if you're shooting sports and kids that move around, then t3i is the better option.

As for comparing to the Sony A6000, the A6000 is the much better camera in terms of video features, focus speed, more fps, has an electronic viewfinder, more focus points and built in flash. But the EOS M has comparable image quality, magic lantern for more video features and it is less than half the price of an A6000 body with no lens and the EOS M comes with a great prime lens.

As for the lenses, its more expensive for the lenses on the sony that would be similar to the 22mm and 18-55mm canon versions.

Yes, just make sure you get one with or download the latest firmware 2.02.  That Improved AF speed markedly
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« Last post by Taemobig on August 29, 2014, 11:30:05 PM »
Is it M or M2. Is it possible to use my EF-S 55-250 and Sigma 30mm and 17-50mm 2.8 bought for t3i with this.
Can it replace t3i. How does it compare to Sony A6000.
Thinking about moving to mirrorless down the line. Not sure if Sony has comparable lens to Canon EFS STM and other third party lens for reasonable price.

Its the first M. You can use any EF and EF-S lenses with them but you have to buy the adapter for it, I've seen them go as low for a new one at $60 on ebay. As for replacing a t3i, for video and image quality, its comparable. But for focus speed, t3i wins by a landslide. It depends on the subject matter, if you're only shooting static objects and landscape then the EOS M is good for you, but if you're shooting sports and kids that move around, then t3i is the better option.

As for comparing to the Sony A6000, the A6000 is the much better camera in terms of video features, focus speed, more fps, has an electronic viewfinder, more focus points and built in flash. But the EOS M has comparable image quality, magic lantern for more video features and it is less than half the price of an A6000 body with no lens and the EOS M comes with a great prime lens.

As for the lenses, its more expensive for the lenses on the sony that would be similar to the 22mm and 18-55mm canon versions.
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« Last post by PureClassA on August 29, 2014, 11:22:28 PM »
By the way, I had been seriously considering buying a G1X II for a month for a pocket shooter, but when I saw this, the G1X idea went buh bye.  What a steal! Especially with my lens collection!
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Definition of "extra reach" from cropped sensors
« Last post by ejenner on August 29, 2014, 11:18:13 PM »
I think you are correct on all counts.  A 10D for instance has no 'reach' advantage over a D800.

However, whether you are better off with more 7D pixels vs less 5DIII pixels seems to be a matter of debate - at least for some folks.
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Placing an order today (I think) - need advice
« Last post by PureClassA on August 29, 2014, 11:18:11 PM »
Don't stack the TCs.  70-200 II with the 2x delivers IQ equivalent to the 100-400L - good but not stellar - and doesn't handle as well.  If you need mostly 70-200mm and occasionally 400mm, get the 70-200 + 2x, if you mostly need 300-400mm, get the 100-400L.

For the 70-200 II, B+W XS-Pro UV or clear filter.  The regular F-Pro mount is thicker and increases optical vignetting on the 70-200 II.  The F-Pro mount is fine on the 24-105

Could not agree more. Love my 700-200 IS mk2.  Have shot it on a 7D, 6D, and 1DX. Gorgeous.  I Have shot it on the 7D with the 2x MkII tele extension (NOT mk III).  Did my college alma mater football with it and loved the results. Not as sharp as a naked 70-200 obviously but still beautiful even at 800 ISO.  You will NOT be disappointed. I have even shot several studio sessions with it. There is not other lens on this Earth in this focal range that can come close
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Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« Last post by Steve on August 29, 2014, 11:17:56 PM »
My 1987 300mm f2.8 non-IS is still crushing it out of the park.  I've had to have the diaphragm replaced but the AF motor is still going strong (knock wood) and its sharper than a Colbert Correspondents Dinner speech, even with a 2x TC.  I love that thing to pieces and I hope it never ever dies. Knock wood.
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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249
« Last post by PureClassA on August 29, 2014, 11:14:54 PM »
Yes you can use EF lenses! Just buy the converter mount. If the Canon is too pricey I'd suggest looking ta the converter from Fotodiox. About $60.  I just bought one today!  I have old FD mounts too that I'm dying to repurpose on this!
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by Aglet on August 29, 2014, 11:13:31 PM »
Yeah, the shutter/mirror slap on the 5D III is pretty amazing. Even close up, it isn't really loud. It's actually got a somewhat complex sound, a mix of a slap, a thud, and a "clink"...maybe the sounds together help cancel each other out and that's what minimizes noise. Either way, it's MUCH more pleasant than the 7D slap.

..  and far better than the barn-door-in-a-gale whack of the 5d2.
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Landscape / Re: Blue Hour scenes
« Last post by Aglet on August 29, 2014, 11:10:28 PM »
I really like this picture. Nicely done Aglet.
Thanks.
I might get all photoshop on it tho, if I get motivated.  because of obstacles I was not able to position myself exactly where I wanted to be to juxtapose the foreground and background elements into better positions.  So I may be tempted to move some things to create a better overall balance.  but I was happy to get something decent as a starting point.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« Last post by Aglet on August 29, 2014, 11:07:12 PM »
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So you are asserting that you get "crisper" shots from the D800 at 3200iso, and 1/6 second @ f4.5 handheld than you did from the Canon at 200iso, and 1/400 second @ f8 (sunny 16 exposure for "bright sunlight")  with the 70-200 f2.8 IS MkII? Or just over EV1 with no contrast compared to EV12 with great contrast.

nope, that's not what I said

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That makes no sense.

that's cuz it's not what I said.  You're trying to pull my statement into la-la-land to make it look absurd.

I just happened to supply a 1 stop slower shutter example at 3200iso as it's still sharp enough to print large and look good even if standing closer than "normal viewing distance" for that size print.
At base to 400 or 800 iso, and as slow as 1/15s with my 70-200 @ 200mm, I can still get very crisp images.  So I'm not up to listening to anybody's nonsense that Nikon lenses can't supply enough sharpness to be used by a 36MP sensor or that there's so much vibration without using a tripod and MLU that you can't still obtain a crisp shot.


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Also, if you are happy to print at 153dpi I understand why we have these differences of opinion.

what's wrong with 150 PPI (not dpi) for a 48" print?
how close do you expect to be viewing it from?
HAHA!  or are you not a pixel-peeper until it's on paper? :P


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You can search my attachments history for some of mine if you are interested.

done, jeez, I wish I'd have started from the recent end!
Aweful lot of educational (kudos t' you for that) and documentary stuff to wade thru before finding some of your T-S shots this month.  Competent enough images, but subjectively, for me, they just don't tickle my art bone.
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