She's a cutie, that's your daughter? I actually laughed out loud when I read about your wife's response. Mine has given up, she just smiles. I took a photo of her years ago when I went to a camera shop to try out the 85L II... it was just as I lifted it to take the first shot and she asked how much it was... the picture was priceless. I saw such disgust in her eyes
Yea, macro kinda blows. I never use it much and it was pretty well a known when I bought it. It is odd that they left it like an afterthought. Same goes for the video, it's rather meh. Fortunately for me I bought it to shoot people and street scenes and rarely flowers or video. I like some of the push pulls images with in-camera PP. Especially pulling up the shadows and dropping highlights.
Here, I used astia and a little push/pull for a little vintage look...
Bath time... by David.K.M, on Flickr
Haha. I think we have all been there with the wife at least several times. Mine hasn't exactly given up yet. I've had to sneak 5 minutes here and there all day today so as to not keep the thought of the new cam in the forefront of her mind.
Thank you re my daughter. I see you've got a little one as well lol. Nice shot btw.
I haven't had a chance to test out the push pull processing in cam but look forward to messing with it as soon as I can play freely without worrying about being scolded with looks. I will say though that she has been happy with some of the images out of the new cam. Hopefully that eases her attitude about it at some point.
Agreed re the video. I still have the M which does just fine for quick captures esp with the 22 stm. I don't actually need the macro as I'm not all that into it.
My issue is with the need for macro mode when I'm not necessarily all that close. I wish there were at least a more pronounced notification of when I'm close enough to require the switch to macro mode without having to attempt to use the AF first (perhaps a change in border color). At least that way, I can just know to switch sooner without having to wait and find out only after AF failure. I like to shoot a lot up close with that FL so it is kind of a pain when I am a few inches too far in and don't realize it till I see red. I suppose with time, I'll just know when I'm there just based on feel.
Finally noticed the battery issue this evening. It was really odd that it went from a full battery and then drained so quickly before I could realize I was even getting low. I was completely surprised when it was shutoff time.
Finally had a chance to get outside with it and tested out the onboard flash (without gel) and results were okay but inconsistent. Output seemed to be very weak (as expected) and slight changes in angle of shooting made huge differences. I was able to get a couple of keepers though. I assume that will get better with more experience.
Also, I love the bw jpeg output. I think I'm almost convinced that I could just shoot monochrome with this thing all the time and be content.