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wickidwombat

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2012, 12:57:29 AM »
Overall the 18-55 seems to control CA and flare quite well even wide open
This is why i shot this subject like this to test a multitude of things in one hit
(I was focusing on the middle of the green bear)
sharpness is not bad in the center and improves when stopped down

probably the biggest downside to the 18-55 kit lens is its not a fast focuser and sometimes completely misses
which seems different when compared to the 22mm which seems very snappy and accurate.
and f3.5 to f5.6 is bloody slow especially when you have gotten used to shooting f2.8 zooms and even faster primes
I guess outdoors during the day as a walk around it would be ok however its pretty much a no go for indoors use especially when coupled with the sensor that has a limit somewhere between 1600 iso to 3200 depending on your tolerance levels for noise.

build is nice though, however realistically I'm not sure i will use this lens much its minimum focus distance of 0.25m is quite long vs the 0.15m on the 22mm and the 22mm is 2 full stops faster at the same focal length

all these shots are unedited raws exported directly from LR4.2 all at iso 100
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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2012, 12:57:29 AM »

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #76 on: December 05, 2012, 05:50:48 PM »
Somebody send Wombat a test chart & some studio lights, stat!

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #77 on: December 05, 2012, 07:24:53 PM »
Somebody send Wombat a test chart & some studio lights, stat!

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test charts put me to sleep
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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2012, 07:56:12 AM »
Must say I love this little camera. No, it's nowhere near perfect, and yes, AF is pretty dismal - but to be able to fit an EOS into a jacket pocket is fantastic, and to have a really small second body is just great. I've found that leaving AF on continuous generally means it doesn't take too long to find focus using the shutter button - my biggest annoyance is that the focus point keeps getting moved accidentally - and the biggest problem with that is that I can't reassign the down button to DOF preview as a result.

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2012, 05:09:14 PM »
anybody try out alpha 1 of magic lantern for their M yet?

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3648.0

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2012, 06:31:18 PM »
anybody try out alpha 1 of magic lantern for their M yet?

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3648.0


nah sorry i'm not brave enough, I will wait till a more tested version is available :)
but very keen to see it since i think i'll be using the lil M more for video than stills
I think the 18-55 kit lens will be a pretty decent lens for video in good light since its got IS and
decent sharpness and contrast.

by the way do you think its possible to re-enable the 3x digital video zoom from the 600D that never came accross? I noticed on my eos-m box there was a white dot on the feature icons when i removed it
it had the digital zoom icon under the dot, maybe the feature is there just not enabled? wierd?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 06:36:02 PM by wickidwombat »
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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2012, 01:01:39 PM »
Yeah, not brave enough either.

Still, got a couple more things to try out - FD and Leica M adaptors.  ;)

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Re: My First EOS-M Review
« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2012, 01:01:39 PM »