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*Here's the edited video if you guys wanna check it out:
Women's Promo Summer 2013

Our crew just did a promotional video for a modeling agency's website with their top 12 models. Of course we had pro equipment but I decided to use the EOS M as a "B-roll" and stills camera. I have the 22mm and 18-55 lenses and the EF lens adapter but for about 80% of the shots, I just used the 18-55.

It worked better than I expected for such a small camera. Very sharp and clean when its properly exposed. I got alot of shadow noise but I get that problem even with my 5D mkIII. Blackout time is pretty long compared to a dslr but tolerable. One of my main gripes: there's no way to set a specific Kelvin for the white balance (I needed to match with the other cameras). Video worked very well, especially with the IS on the 18-55 when I was handholding it.

For stills I shot with raw+jpeg but I'm just gonna upload the jpegs (cropped/resized/unprocessed) and for the b&w shots, I just set the picture style to monochrome.

Here are some sample shots/vid.

http://youtu.be/NcXDZFT1LMY

1/160, F/5.6, ISO 100, 55MM

*Edit: posted link to the finished video.
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1/160, F/6.3, ISO 100, 55MM
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1/125, f/7.1, ISO 800, 33MM
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1/80, f/5.6, ISO 800, 18MM
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1/30, f3.5, ISO 200, 18MM
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1/125, f/6.3, ISO 200, 18MM
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1/100, f/6.3, ISO 100, 18MM
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1/250, f/5.6, ISO 400, 52MM
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 03:41:42 PM by Taemobig »
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This thread views like a "who's who" of my ex girlfriends.  :P
Seriously though, great work!

Should be easy enough to dial in the white balance in post, right?


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This thread views like a "who's who" of my ex girlfriends.  :P
Seriously though, great work!

Should be easy enough to dial in the white balance in post, right?

lol thanks! As for the white balance issue, for stills its easy since I shot both raw and jpg but I don't know how much it would affect videos since we have someone else in the crew that edits the video we take. I should ask him next time...
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Nice!

It's a surprisingly capable camera for its small size, which was why I was drawn to it despite its starting price. The more I used it, the more I liked it for the purposes of replacing my P&S, and now that I have FF DSLRs it becomes the perfect complement. The hit in IQ is minimal compared to the size reduction which is dramatic.

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Nice photos!  Proving once again that it is the operator, not the equipment, that rules in the end.

Now, you owe it to those girls to take the money you saved by buying the M instead of another DSLR and get them each a cheeseburger.  They all look like they could use it.


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For stills, were you using the "touch shutter" or the button to shoot? I haven't tested my EOS M or used it extensively yet so I haven't quite fugured out the best way to shoot with it. Very nice images and video. I was stoked to see the real world examples you posted.

Our crew just did a promotional video for a modeling agency's website with their top 12 models. Of course we had pro equipment but I decided to use the EOS M as a "B-roll" and stills camera. I have the 22mm and 18-55 lenses and the EF lens adapter but for about 80% of the shots, I just used the 18-55.

It worked better than I expected for such a small camera. Very sharp and clean when its properly exposed. I got alot of shadow noise but I get that problem even with my 5D mkIII. Blackout time is pretty long compared to a dslr but tolerable. One of my main gripes: there's no way to set a specific Kelvin for the white balance (I needed to match with the other cameras). Video worked very well, especially with the IS on the 18-55 when I was handholding it.

For stills I shot with raw+jpeg but I'm just gonna upload the jpegs (cropped/resized/unprocessed) and for the b&w shots, I just set the picture style to monochrome.

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For stills, were you using the "touch shutter" or the button to shoot? I haven't tested my EOS M or used it extensively yet so I haven't quite fugured out the best way to shoot with it. Very nice images and video. I was stoked to see the real world examples you posted.

I didn't used the "touch shutter", I used the shutter button instead. It was easier for me to prevent camera shake that way and keep my composition exactly how I wanted it since my thumb/finger isn't covering part of the screen. But for "regular" day-to-day situations, I don't mind using the touch shutter.

As for real world examples...if you can call having a studio set, scrims, reflectors, white boards, hot lights, and a whole production crew real...then I guess its real lol.
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Nice photos!  Proving once again that it is the operator, not the equipment, that rules in the end.

Now, you owe it to those girls to take the money you saved by buying the M instead of another DSLR and get them each a cheeseburger.  They all look like they could use it.

Completely agree to both points.
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