keeponkeepingon

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On article Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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CaPi: Just Another Mirrorless body.

Mediocre slowly turns to nice.
I get the prviledge of choosing between few and few lenses.
So one nice prime that fits the small frame of the body and is good. oh wow,. lets just order 10, why dont ya
Oh I need more? Get an adaptor that breaks the whole concept? Why dont I buy a DSLR and give up on it?
Sorry for my anger. This Is Canon. I hold them to a higher standard. Why? They have long understood that good lenses win the day. The offering that fits this body is just not upto other mirroless offerings. Adapting Canon EF lenses to this is just silly. Might as well get an 80D. or no.. just go fullframe and forget about pocketable. At least you will win the day. This is a toy without appropriate small and light lenses.

EF-M adapter is small and simple and you can get knockoffs for $40

Canons full frame 50mm WITH the adapter attached is the same size as sony's made for mirrorless crop sensor F1.8

" most EF lenses are way too big for this small body and just look silly"

I think my EF-S 10-18mm looks great on my original EOS-M and is great to handle.

So you have a great 22mm, a great 11-22mm, a great 28mm macro, a great adapted 50mm that matches other mirrorless system sizes, if you want something in between you have the adapted 40mm and 24mm pancake. I feel like the system is covering most of the bases and when you hit stuff over 200mm your throwing small out the window no mater what system you use.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (480 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For y'all swooning over 4K what's your workflow like?

For myself I can't get excited about 4K because I set my cameras to 720p and rarely get around to doing much with it because video is such a PITA to deal with.

What's your workflow? I normally use LR but it's video support is absymal but having to use a completely seperate app/workflow for video seems like to much of a hassle.

Thinking of exponentially expanding my file size, storage, time to upload for 4K makes go "meh" everytime i see stuff with great 4K support.

Suggestions on how to get over this hurtle and actually care about 4K?

Thanks!

For an average joe who wants to save everything the storage does seem a bit daunting. How many hours of 4K can you store on your iMac? My mac mini has a 500gb hard drive and it's mostly full. I might be able to hack that to 2tb but even that does not seem like a lot if I'm shooting/saving 4K video every day.

And how's imovie handle processing photos? I'd still have the issue of swapping back and forth between apps which is something I'd like to avoid.

Because these issues and (and the terrible AF on my older DSLRS) most of my video is 720p shot with my iphone.....

For a vlogger, shoot 10 minutes of video, edit it, upload to youtube throw away the originals it could work but how big is that actual market that it would actually sway a camera maker to add 4k?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 08:19 UTC
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tkbslc: I'm confused. I logged into my photo bucket account, and it works fine. I also saw no option for a paid account on their home page. Maybe this is just targeting abusers with huge traffic with direct embeds and no ad hits?

No. Nothing has changed for logging in and viewing your images. What's changed is you can't hotlink a URL to put your images on a 3rd party web site. That used to work for free, now it does not.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 13:33 UTC

So canon's 10-18 equals 16mm on a full frame sensor (due to a 1.6 crop) while nikons 10-20 with a 1.5 crop will give you 15mm full frame equivalent.

Question: Is that 1mm at that focal length a big deal?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)

Dang camera size shows the Sl2 as not that much smaller than my T2i so it's not really a middle ground between the T2i and EOS-M 6 or 5 it's way more on the T2i side of the size scale, almost the exact same size.

I remember holding the SL1 and thinking it was tiny but the SL2 is a bit wider bringing it much closer to the T2i.

Is camera size correct?

SL2 versus T2i
http://camerasize.com/compare/#715,219
Canon Rebel SL2 is 5% (6.4 mm) narrower and 5% (4.9 mm) shorter than Canon Rebel T2i.
Canon Rebel SL2 is 7% (5.5 mm) thinner than Canon Rebel T2i.

SL1 versus Sl2
http://camerasize.com/compare/#715,448
Canon Rebel SL2 is 5% (5.6 mm) wider and 2% (1.9 mm) taller than Canon Rebel SL1.
Canon Rebel SL2 is 1% (0.4 mm) thicker than Canon Rebel SL1.
Canon Rebel SL2 [453 g] weights 11% (46 grams) more than Canon Rebel SL1 [407 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)
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retr01976: So what is the point of the M series existence with a product like this ?

I think because of the crowd this is aimed at (entry level users looking for something better than a smartphone) the LCD is more natural than sticking a camera on your face.

When photgraphing kids I vastly prefer the LCD screen just because I don't have a camera on my face. Go ahead and look at yourself in mirror when you are using ane EVF. Total cyborg camera sticking out of your face look makes it kinda hard to connect with subjects.

With the articulated LCD you don't have to "hold the camera in front of you" when I have a flippy or fully articulated screen I have camera all over the place, for example holding it down for a more eyelevel look at the younguns and with the camera clost o my body.

At the end of the day it's nice to have options and that's the big change here. With the Sl2 versus the older models you can (in theory) use the LCD without sacrificing AF performance so it's "all good".

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 18:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)
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retr01976: So what is the point of the M series existence with a product like this ?

"Sony has been plastering its sensors with PDAF points and DPAF works a treat"

Tell that to my A6000. PDAF drops out in low/available light and I'm stuck with pretty crappy CDAF. I welcome having the choice between dual pixel AF and a more traditional PDAF. I also like the fact that the DSLRS can take advantage of the AF assist beam in my speedlights while my A6000 can't use the AF assist lamp in my sony flash.

But canon gives the entry user a lot of choices. Sony not so much lately (both the A5100 and A6000 were released in 2014).

"And the A6000 is the 2nd best selling ILC on Amazon (only behind the Canon Rebel T6"

Amazon stats are meaningless, cameras are sold in bundles splitting the sales across multiple listings and categories so it's impossible to tell who's outselling who. Currently the A6000 is behind both the T5 and the T6:

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/ref=zg_bs_unv_e_3_12556502011_1

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:17 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)
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retr01976: So what is the point of the M series existence with a product like this ?

Smaller body and smaller lenses due to the mirrorless design. Compare and SL2 with the 10-18 to one of the M's with the EF-M 11-22mm and I'm sure you'll "get" it.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#709,715
Canon EOS M6 is 8% (10.4 mm) narrower and 27% (24.6 mm) shorter than Canon Rebel SL2.
Canon EOS M6 is 36% (25.3 mm) thinner than Canon Rebel SL2.
Canon EOS M6 [520 g] weights 15% (67 grams) more than Canon Rebel SL2 [453 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card).

Canon EOS M6 dimensions: 112x68x44.5 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)
Canon Rebel SL2 dimensions: 122.4x92.6x69.8 mm (camera body only, excluding protrusion)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)

Dang all that and the body is $549?????? I'm looking to dump my A6000 and upgrade my T2i/original M so this looks perfect, actually the first DSLR that canon has made in a while that is seriously tempting me to upgrade my T2i. I'll be getting my first swivel screen, dual pixel AF and better sensor. I could get that with the 80D but it's too big; the new EOS-Ms are small enough but way too pricey.

I betcha with the 24mm panckake you can gett it into a pretty small non-DSLR beltable pouch.

But $549? dang that's almost a no-brainer don't even have to ask the wife TAKE MY MONEY now price.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon unveils ultra-compact EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (112 comments in total)
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maridia: I've been waiting for this announcement with baited breath since I learned of it on the rumor sites. Bummed about the focus points, but the real kicker is the lack of in camera image stabilization. Ugh. It's the reason I've avoided the M series, as there are few prime or wide lenses that offer IS. At least, those at a decent price. Might still be an option if I can find the right lens at the right price, as the price overall based on the features at hand, isn't bad. Just shy of the perfect starter SLR camera for me.

Few primes or wide for the SL2?

The new 24mm/28mm/35mm all have IS and for wide the 10-18 has IS.

Regarding the M it's not really lacking IS offereings.

You can use all the EF lenses with a small adapter (my Wide: 10-18 IS works fine on my M) and natively for wide you have the well reviewed 11-22mm has IS and for prime you have the 28mm EF-M macro plus all the zooms such as the 18-150 has IS. and EF-M 15-45

I've been seriously considering the M-6 with the 11-22 as my next small keep with me all the time walking around camera but this SL-2 could work out too maybe with one of the IS primes such as the 24mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 09:48 UTC

Looks great to me but I think it would be cathartic if we all get this out now:

No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!
No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K! No 4K!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 17:11 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
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keeponkeepingon: Totally disappointed that a gear web site does not mention the hardware used to take the picture.

The image looked a little soft so I looked it up.

Yep it's a crappy 3.6 megapixel fixed lens camera:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiRISE

wosh, overal y'alls head! My post was tongue and cheak and I thought it would be obvious if you looked at the wiki to see what a neat piece of technology the camera is. I wish dpreview would at least mention the tech instead of the "gosh look at the pretty picture" load of steaming "journalism" we have here.
" 2520 Megapixels in one take", that huge megapixel count is simply a photographic technique/process it has nothing to do with the sensor, the sensor used is 3.6 meagapixels (actually it's an array of 14 .25 megapixel sensors). I can take and snap a zillion pictures with my 18mp DSLR stitch them together and call it a 2520 megapixel camera.....

Again that's not a criticism. I think some of the sensors used in the earlier spacecraft such as voyager where much smaller yet they manage to use various techniques to eek much more out of the tech then you would think possible.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 23:23 UTC

"That said, quite a few buyers will probably get the Pictar for its attractive retro-look alone"

Yeah that's a bit optimistic.

Question: Does it work with an iphone in a case? If not then they've elimitated 90% of the iphone totting public.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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TBLF: I'm still waiting for my Silicon Film Eport, the RE-35 or the PSEUDO Film Canister. Gotta luv the sales hype for snake oil. Evidently people still like to buy a bottle now and then.

Dang I'm so old I actually know what you are talking about. I was so excited by the promise of the Silicon Film. To be able to plot it in my AE-1 and continue into the digital age with my trusted companion. Now here we are decades later and I still don't feel like we've caught up with those old classics. For the youngsters here's what TBLF is talking about:

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/3353553809/pma04#siliconfilm

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 18:51 UTC

Totally disappointed that a gear web site does not mention the hardware used to take the picture.

The image looked a little soft so I looked it up.

Yep it's a crappy 3.6 megapixel fixed lens camera:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HiRISE

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (480 comments in total)

For y'all swooning over 4K what's your workflow like?

For myself I can't get excited about 4K because I set my cameras to 720p and rarely get around to doing much with it because video is such a PITA to deal with.

What's your workflow? I normally use LR but it's video support is absymal but having to use a completely seperate app/workflow for video seems like to much of a hassle.

Thinking of exponentially expanding my file size, storage, time to upload for 4K makes go "meh" everytime i see stuff with great 4K support.

Suggestions on how to get over this hurtle and actually care about 4K?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (480 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Wot no Fuji?

Overall though, isn't it all a bit boring at the moment? I'm just not feeling the GAS.

I hear you! Still waiting for something worthwhile to upgrade my T2i and A6000.

You'll find the $1000 fuji XT-20 in the $500-$900 roundup.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:49 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (480 comments in total)
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retep kniv: Where is the Fuji X-T20?

They let Fuji cheat, use the body only price, and shove it into a lower weight class so it can compete better.

Even though it's $1000 with a kit lens you will find the Fuji X-T20
"2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900"

Even lensless it still barely makes that class at $899.

Dpreview: the most expensive camera wins!

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-roundup-interchangeable-lens-cameras-500-900/6

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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d2f: Chances are once you stop this lens down to 5.6 or 8.0 most experts will not be able to tell it apart from the Zeiss equivalent. Even at wide open most people, including myself, will not be able to tell them apart, especially if corrected by Lightroom. Given that is the case the only issue will be how well it plays on the Sony camera and that remains to be seen. Assuming there are no glaring issues I will buy it. In my opinion, it complements the a7s attributes of small size and light weight.

"will not be able to tell it apart from the Zeiss equivalent... even at wide open most people...."

Maybe for resolution but how about color contrast bokeh etc. Doesn't Zeiss have some "special sauce" besides just the glass?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:28 UTC
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pro photo 2011: My favorite camera/lens combo for discrete street photography is a black Olympus OMD EM10 Mark II and Oly's 9mm f/8 lens.

1. I set the ISO to 3200 so that shutter speed can be higher.
2. The camera body has IBIS (in-body image stabilization) so pictures taken are always clear.
3. The 9mm lens is equivalent to 18mm super wide in full frame, so I just set the distance to infinity. Everything in its view is in focus. The f/8 fixed aperture also helps.
4. I set the shutter to electronic, so that it makes absolutely no sound when tripped.
5. I set exposure bracketing so that 3 pictures are taken: normal, +0.7 and -0.7, just in case the normal exposure is not good.
6. I shoot pictures from my hip level using my left hand's first thumb joint, so people are less likely to notice me taking pictures. The EM10 II camera's shutter button sits high above the top plate so it is easy to trip.

This camera/lens combo now costs just $550 and it has been my best street photo gear.

"likely to notice me taking pictures."

Sounds more like spying than "street photography".

If you are posting online make sure you know the laws of the country you are in for your "style" of photography. In more than a few countries it would be illegal to post your spy photos online.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
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