My First EOS-M Review

mrsfotografie

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Re: Focus Peaking

wickidwombat said:
verysimplejason said:
mrsfotografie said:
I've been comparing the EOS-M to the Sony Nex series and IMHO this is what the EOS-M needs to be competitive, at least if you want to use manual focus lenses via an adapter:

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/06/sony-firmware-update-brings-peaking-to-nex-3-and-nex-5

Or you can ask ML team to make one for you. ML delivers much faster than Canon and with Canon, you can't be sure that they will do it because they "protect" their video sales.
i would expect ML to come out with something before canon too

ML to the resque... 8)
 
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Re: Focus Peaking

mrsfotografie said:
wickidwombat said:
verysimplejason said:
mrsfotografie said:
I've been comparing the EOS-M to the Sony Nex series and IMHO this is what the EOS-M needs to be competitive, at least if you want to use manual focus lenses via an adapter:

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/06/sony-firmware-update-brings-peaking-to-nex-3-and-nex-5

Or you can ask ML team to make one for you. ML delivers much faster than Canon and with Canon, you can't be sure that they will do it because they "protect" their video sales.
i would expect ML to come out with something before canon too

ML to the resque... 8)
today we dumped the firmware and enabled the bootflag on the M. progress can be tracked here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3648.0

I'll get working on the port this weekend when I get some free time :)
 
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wickidwombat

EOS R5
Oct 27, 2011
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Re: Focus Peaking

coutts said:
mrsfotografie said:
wickidwombat said:
verysimplejason said:
mrsfotografie said:
I've been comparing the EOS-M to the Sony Nex series and IMHO this is what the EOS-M needs to be competitive, at least if you want to use manual focus lenses via an adapter:

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/06/sony-firmware-update-brings-peaking-to-nex-3-and-nex-5

Or you can ask ML team to make one for you. ML delivers much faster than Canon and with Canon, you can't be sure that they will do it because they "protect" their video sales.
i would expect ML to come out with something before canon too

ML to the resque... 8)
today we dumped the firmware and enabled the bootflag on the M. progress can be tracked here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3648.0

I'll get working on the port this weekend when I get some free time :)

Haha you guys are awesome!
 
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Re: Focus Peaking

wickidwombat said:
coutts said:
mrsfotografie said:
wickidwombat said:
verysimplejason said:
mrsfotografie said:
I've been comparing the EOS-M to the Sony Nex series and IMHO this is what the EOS-M needs to be competitive, at least if you want to use manual focus lenses via an adapter:

http://www.popphoto.com/news/2011/06/sony-firmware-update-brings-peaking-to-nex-3-and-nex-5

Or you can ask ML team to make one for you. ML delivers much faster than Canon and with Canon, you can't be sure that they will do it because they "protect" their video sales.
i would expect ML to come out with something before canon too

ML to the resque... 8)
today we dumped the firmware and enabled the bootflag on the M. progress can be tracked here:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=3648.0

I'll get working on the port this weekend when I get some free time :)

Haha you guys are awesome!

Yeah... Pure AWESOMENESS!!!
 
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wickidwombat

EOS R5
Oct 27, 2011
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here are some 18mm shots from the 18-55 EFM at various apertures
I was lazy and just had the camera resting on the table not on a tripod in AV +1 EC (it always needs at least +1 EC)
 

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wickidwombat

EOS R5
Oct 27, 2011
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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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nickorando

EOS M50
Dec 10, 2012
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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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