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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 10:42:53 AM »
My 'small' travel kit is now the M6, M11-22, M18-150, and M22/2, packed in a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20.  It's very versatile, and easy to pack/carry.
Hi Neuro!

Do you also use the EVF-DC2 with your M6?
If so, what is your personal opinion on that one?

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 10:47:57 AM »
Do you also use the EVF-DC2 with your M6?

No, I don’t.  Haven’t yet run into an issue with using the main LCD.  I’ve put it in an online cart a couple of times, but never pulled the trigger.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 08:17:42 PM »
I opted for the M5 as a second body because of the ability to use my EF lenses but I must say as competent as the camera is with its native lenses, I have really struggled to get consistently sharp shots with the adapter, both with the 70-200 f/2.8ii and the 100-400ii. Would love to hear how others are faring in that regard and what focus settings you use that might help improve my keeper rate. Thanks.

I've had good luck using my M5 + adapter with the 35 f/2 IS, 50 f/1.8 STM, 24-70 f/2.8 II and 300 f/2.8 II.  I really haven't tried it much with my 70-200 f/2.8 II or 100-400 II.  The shots I did attempt with the 100-400 II were with birds in flight, so a challenging subject.  Attached is a shot of a Downy Woodpecker using my M5 with 300 f/2.8 II + 1.4iii extender. 

I really don't use any different settings when using the adapter than when using native EF-M glass.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2017, 08:28:44 PM »
I am using the M5 with the Tamron 100-400mm. It is a very light combination for nature photography and very sharp. The lack of spot focus is a drawback for isolating a small bird surrounded by branches but as long as you can frame the subject in the smallest focussing frame the reproducibility and consistency of AF is simply outstanding and much more reliable than with my 5Ds. Here is a shot similar to one I posted in the Bird Portrait thread.
Thanks for that. I use the small frame but struggle to get consistently sharp shots even of an isolated subject. Whether it is a focus issue or sharpness (or operator error) I haven't worked out yet. The lenses work fine on my 1DXii. My understanding is that the small focus frame doesn't work in continuous AF and so I only shoot in non-continuous or switch to the larger frame with only average results. Will just keep exploring the camera and trying different lenses and settings.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2017, 08:49:28 PM »
I'm taking the 11-22, 22 and 18-150...all my M glass and nothing adapted. Hell, I was even thinking of just bringing the iphone. I'm back there in June and I'll have no kids and the 5D3 with a packed bag.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2017, 02:53:00 AM »
I am using the M5 with the Tamron 100-400mm. It is a very light combination for nature photography and very sharp. The lack of spot focus is a drawback for isolating a small bird surrounded by branches but as long as you can frame the subject in the smallest focussing frame the reproducibility and consistency of AF is simply outstanding and much more reliable than with my 5Ds. Here is a shot similar to one I posted in the Bird Portrait thread.
Thanks for that. I use the small frame but struggle to get consistently sharp shots even of an isolated subject. Whether it is a focus issue or sharpness (or operator error) I haven't worked out yet. The lenses work fine on my 1DXii. My understanding is that the small focus frame doesn't work in continuous AF and so I only shoot in non-continuous or switch to the larger frame with only average results. Will just keep exploring the camera and trying different lenses and settings.
Strange. The smallest frame is my most used setting.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 06:49:59 AM »
It really depends on what you are trying to shoot.  I think you should be happy.  I've traveled with my M3 kit (M3, 11-22, 18-55, 55-200, 28 macro, 22/2, etc).  It is a very capable kit.  The main issue with the M3 is AF, but that should be resolved with DPAF of the M5/6.  The 11-22 is a very high quality lens.  I know others love the 22/2, I haven't gone there yet.  I would call the 22/2 and 18-55 as "good" lenses.  Not amazing.  What I've had issues with is flare, rendition of very bright objects, bursts, etc. 

But, if you are looking to document your trips, I think you should be in good shape.  If you are going to pixel peep, are looking for the absolute best quality, well, there is higher quality out there.   But the M3 has contributed "memory" photos that I am very happy with for each of the trips I have taken it on.

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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2017, 06:49:59 AM »

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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2017, 08:41:37 PM »
Well i just returned from Kauai and it turns out 90% were on the 22 f/2. The rest were the 11-22 and frankly I could have just used the 22 but my ND filter was for the zoom. I didn't touch the 18-150 at all. I go back in June and will take the 5D3 with a full bag as I won't have kids with me and will have time. I must say I am very pleasantly surprised and am very happy I made the switch from the Pen F to the M5. Even ICM, Long Exp, low light, slow and fast shutter speeds, all did very well.
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 11:54:39 AM »
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 12:30:06 PM »
I'm really impressed by the M5 with the 11-22.  I also used it with the 55-200.  Also a very nice lens, not super, but a good one.
If the focusing speed is better, it would be a fantastic setup.
I'd be happy to use it if I can find all the accessories like ND, GND, etc., for it; though, a full frame size body is more "impressive."
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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 04:37:48 PM »
Hello...

I wanted to get a Canon M6 as a second camera mostly for travel, also as a second camera.

However, I have a concern:  Will a Tamron 28-300mm lens work with a Canon M6 camera with M Mount Adapter? Any issue with the autofocus?

Thanks for your answers.

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Re: Travel with M5/6...what has served you well?
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2018, 06:21:45 AM »
Hello...

I wanted to get a Canon M6 as a second camera mostly for travel, also as a second camera.

However, I have a concern:  Will a Tamron 28-300mm lens work with a Canon M6 camera with M Mount Adapter? Any issue with the autofocus?

Thanks for your answers.

The M5 (M6) has a refined AF system which should be fine with most third party lenses. The best way to see if the AF is acceptable to you would be to take your lens to a dealer that sells the M5/6 and test it yourself. Good luck!

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2018, 06:21:45 AM »