keeponkeepingon

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On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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Ecajoe: This attempt by Canon is pathetic. I would say the Sony a6500 would be its direct competition. No new mount with Sony as the E or FE lenses are a direct fit. Canon has limited lens lineup for this Camera because it needs a new mount! Sorry but that's just stupid. EF-S would have been fine but no not greedy Canon. The M50 is so behind the times it's not even close to be a step in the right direction. I shot Canon for 40 years from film to digital. Last year I switched to Sony and have never looked back.

" No new mount"

Is that why sony sells three different adapters to allow backward compatability with it's A mount lenses (Equivalent to Canon's EF mount).

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 23:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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maltagliato: My god!!! Hundreds of comments about a bottom niche camera...
It's a camera you can buy with less than 1000 euros and people compare it with sony A7 and many others gears. Please look it: it's a entry level camera not for people who want innovation.
What would you say if in a motorcycle comparation you see an yamaha r1 race against a normal scooter? Blame on scooter? So come on guys.... if you want a cutting edge camera buy Sony and let live canon with his cheap models...

It's the same price as an A7.

Current price A7 body only: $798
Current price M50 body only: $779

Looks like it's an apple to apples comparison.

Which would you rather have?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 23:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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AlwaysLiveView: If you have a bunch of Canon glass, the best new Camera you can buy for them is a Sony.........several of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which adapter do you recommend and how well has it worked for you? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 08:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)

Two questions perhaps some of the experts here can answer:

Can it take a picture while taking a movie (an RX100/iphone/discontinued canon feature I use all the time)

Can it use the AF assist beam on my Sony external flash (My A6000 can't).

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 08:47 UTC as 40th comment
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kobakokh: buy Pentax K-1 and be happy with best image quality and real weather seal...

After the K-01 I'd wager that not many Pentax staff suggeted that the K-1 go the mirrorless route.

"Ricoh had no resources for developing a FF mirrorless "

If they went the K-01 route I don't see how it would have been beyond them. (biggish body using existing lenses).

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 06:53 UTC
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Spiraea: Is there a way to find out which model sold how many etc? I'm curious about 6D and 80D sales. Or maybe some other site provides this info?

And yet everyone I know that purchased an 6D II is happy with it and the reviews on B&H and Amazon (From users instead of armchair spec warriors) are trending at 4.2 and 4.5 out of 5 stars.....

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 13:08 UTC
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darlot: one word - excitement !

If all the manufactures can create excitement like Son A7III recently then the sale will be up. Stop those Rebel BS that Canon has been cranking out for at least a decade already .

Isn't it kind of the opposite of this. For example, sony's focus on the high end, no APS-C bodies or lenses in years but model after model of $zillion bodies and lenses. Total focus on the high end translating into to far far fewer sales and a reduced bottom line????

The same with canon, no T6 uprade for xmas instead releasing the T7 and T100 in feb? While the EOS-Ms which should be the low cost leaders (no mirrors, fewer parts but same electronics as the DSLRs) all came out at disappointing high prices.

I"m an A6000 user and there's no way I'm paying double for the A6300 or tripple for the A6500...... If they don't want my $$ fine I'll just wait for canon to make something I like....

Sure armchair photographers love to salivate over the specs of an A7III but how many are used by the pros (for example at the canonikon dominated olympics) and how many of the armchair photographers actually buy them???

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 20:19 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: " Fortunately if you do pick up a second, the M50 ships with an external charger, so you can top it off while you're out shooting."

What the heck is the point of a 2nd battery if it's sitting at home in a charger when your EOS-M50 dies.

For my EOS-M (which uses the same battery) I picked up a 3rd part dual charger that is USB Powered. That gives me a ton more options while out and about. It's one less thing to plug in when traveling (I use my multiport phone charger) and I can power it off the USB charger I use in my car or any of my USB portable power bricks.

"f you know you're going to be on a day-long photo trip, you charge both the night before"

My M's my carry around. It's not phototrips it's life and you often don't know how much you are going to shoot the night before.

Darngood photos strategy works with my canons but my A6000 dies just sitting there so often the battery in-camera is almost dead when I go to shoot so I end up leaving the house with one good battery with that strategy.

" even in some cars!" A.: All of my accessory outlets power down when my car is off so they are useless for charging unless the car is operational. At best it's useful for a "top up" enroute.

But regardless of your various strategies for car charging or juggling multiple batteries can't we call agree that it's bad that the M50 has 30% worse battery life than the other Ms/mirrorless cameras and 50% less than most DLSRS and that more battery life is more better?

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 17:31 UTC
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marc petzold: I am using since the past 7 or 8 years batteries from the german brand PATONA, which i do always get on ebay. Because, from all these brands i do have had since the past 11 years, Patona was one of the very few with a) same performance b) almost (same, or the same) capacity, and c) never have had any kind of issues ("not original battery" "exchange battery") etc....infos on the camera screen. Phottix was also way good, but besides this, i do avoid getting no name or very cheap 3rd party batteries from china onto ebay. WEiSS batteries here also have been a mixed bag (some are really good - holding the charge over months, whereas others have been dead just after a week or even earlier)

Just my 2 cent about 3rd party batteries....

This post is about AA rechargeable batteries.

Have you ever used a Patona rechargeable AA battery? Just looking at amazon. de they do make them but I'm only seeing them in sets with chargers.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 18:07 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)
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Grenosr: Just gotta say, whenever I see an article with things like "What you need to know" or "The real reason" in the title, I just keep on scrolling. It screams click bait.

But you didn't......

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 18:03 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)

Oh and another thing you may need to know: It's the only EOS-M fully compatible with the full auto Ai.Bounce on the new 470 flash.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 17:52 UTC as 47th comment
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)

Super disappointend in the battery life. The M5 uses a smaller battery (800something verus 1000something) and manages a 295 CIPA rating even though it has a larger screen (3.2 versus 3 inches).

So is this all because DIGIC 8 is more power hungry? Is this the shape of things to come, ever decline CIPA ratings for canon's new DIGIC 8 cameras??????

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 09:25 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)

" Fortunately if you do pick up a second, the M50 ships with an external charger, so you can top it off while you're out shooting."

What the heck is the point of a 2nd battery if it's sitting at home in a charger when your EOS-M50 dies.

For my EOS-M (which uses the same battery) I picked up a 3rd part dual charger that is USB Powered. That gives me a ton more options while out and about. It's one less thing to plug in when traveling (I use my multiport phone charger) and I can power it off the USB charger I use in my car or any of my USB portable power bricks.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 09:22 UTC as 54th comment | 5 replies

It's kind of confusing:

This is obviously aimed at beginners but the new T7 and none of the EOS-MXXXs except the new 50 support the full auto Ai.Bounce

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 08:42 UTC as 21st comment
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)

Wow this uses the same battery as the EOS-M???????

That's disappointing that they've made no improvements in all these years and a point in it's favor for an original EOS-M user upgrading....

For studio work canon sells a fake internal battery DC Coupler (DR-E12) that connects to an external adapter (CA-PS700). I wonder if there is any way to hack that system to work with a portable power source......

The documentation claims 370 shots in "ECO Mode". Does that do anything besides turning off the camera and dimming the screen more rapidly?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 05:51 UTC as 204th comment | 2 replies
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keeponkeepingon: Since this is an all new design, I'm curious if the AF assist beam/lamp will work with Canon's EOS-M line of cameras?

It's one thing keeping me from going "all in" with mirrorless......

Googled after writing this.

The AF assist beam lamp is not compatible with an EOS-M

The fully automatic Ai.Bounce is not compatible with the M6 or M5. The new M50 is the only EOS-M that has full compatability.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
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iae aa eia: After seeing this, it makes sense to me why the effort in updating the T7 wasn't that great. Canon seems to know where to put their effort on.

Curiously even though it's released along with this flash the T7 isn't compatible with the full auto AI bounce. DOH.....

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 19:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The M50 is the better M5, in relation from Price to Performance Ratio. ;)

I do like it's small & light design, but this comes with a cost...namely small batteries.
Anyway, i do think, the M50 would sell very well for Canon, for 1st timers, Beginners, that want something small & handy, from the Canon brand, as well as from FF-Shooters and Pros, which want a small 2nd (or 3rd) Body for doing their snapshots.

The Specs are way close to the older M5 brother - even from fps and OVF, but the M5 does offer more, new digic and 4k, new CR3 RAW, so i wouldn't buy the M5 anyway, if i'd be interested into a second, small system camera setup.

Would like to see M5 vs. M50 samples.

Also the 1st with CR3 RAW Format, and a Digic 8 Processor - but, Battery Life is mediocre, and the well-known 15-45 Kitlens is also mediocre, read the M6 Review from last Fall, famous & respected Photographer Ming Thein reviewed it, and came to the conclusion, that the Kitlens (15-45) is subpair.

to be continued....

Gosh it's a "kit lens". For what it is, it's decent. $100ish, decently wide, compact. Better than my sony 16-50.

Here's a "2nd opinion" with some objective measurements instead of hand waving:
http://www.opticallimits.com/canon-eos/972-canon_m1545_3563?start=1
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The Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 STM IS may not be their most glorious offering but it is actually a quite decent lens. Unless we are talking about the wide-open performance at 15mm, it is a quite sharp lens. Image distortions, as well as lateral CAs, are about average for a lens in this class. There's one substantial weakness - the dramatic vignetting at 15mm although most of the issue does probably originate in the image sensor rather than the lens. In any cafse, it's a good idea to leave image auto-correction activated here.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)
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Toni Salmonelli: "The M50 is the result of Canon listening to its users and the needs of beginners as a whole."

Really? Sorry, but I have a hard time believing that Canon users have been asking for 4K with 1.6 crop factor (especially when there is only one lens in the system that is wide enough for general use with that crop factor) and without the really nice DPAF.

Panther fan, regarding: "That means there is no way to shot wider than 28mm, a serious drawback."

That may be true for native lenses but the beauty of the M system is you get the best of all (canon) worlds. For example, the cheap but decent EF-S STM IS 10-18mm gets you 25.6mm FF equivalent.

Since it's a crop of a crop I'm betting you can use an 8mm FF fisheye (20mm equivalent) with little to no distortion.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 17:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1312 comments in total)

According to amazon it's $999 for a 13 pack:

https://imgur.com/2tTcEYb

I'm tempted to order one and complain when I don't get 13 and it does not look as described....

(original link. Hopefully it's fixed by now:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0101SRIKU/ )

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 09:11 UTC as 307th comment | 1 reply
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