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Dec 10, 2016 14:28 |  #346

I have found AF in low light an almost impossible task. When I say low light, I mean indoors on a cloudy day, so not even that dark really. Same with all EF-m lenses I have

When it can manage it I would say it's already wasted at least a second or two before allowing the shutter to fire. Like slow motion.

Reluctantly putting it in A+ mode did seem to help a bit.




  
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Dec 10, 2016 14:40 as a reply to  @ thc1979's post |  #347

That's a bummer to hear. Silly question, have you tried it without filters on the lens? I found a remarkable difference once I took the filter off my 300l 4 M3 combo...


If I take enough pictures, at least one of them should turn out...maybe

  
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Dec 10, 2016 14:43 |  #348

Forgotitagain wrote in post #18208945 (external link)
That's a bummer to hear. Silly question, have you tried it without filters on the lens? I found a remarkable difference once I took the filter off my 300l 4 M3 combo...

You mean just a UV filter? No I haven't i never thought it would make a difference




  
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Dec 10, 2016 14:46 as a reply to  @ thc1979's post |  #349

Try it without the uv filter. I was surprised...


If I take enough pictures, at least one of them should turn out...maybe

  
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Dec 11, 2016 19:34 |  #350

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Its actually not to bad to hold. Battery is charging!
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cool!!!

Do you have the Sigma 50-100mm? :D


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Dec 14, 2016 15:07 |  #352

Stregone wrote in post #18206576 (external link)
If it works well I am definitely getting one of those too :)

How bout a Sigma 150-600 while we are at it ;)


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Dec 15, 2016 12:26 as a reply to  @ post 18186513 |  #353

Sorrry just got back on line:

re: the nose issue. Not an issue as you can specify what part of the LCD you want to pick for your thumb to use for selection of the focus points.
And yes I did try thiat and it works.

Since then I have been using my M5 + 18-150 kit. So far I am still very happy.

However I have noticed that by default the menu system does not seem to let you control remote flashs.
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If I mount a first gen YN622C transciver in the hot shoe I can trigger with ETTL 430/580 flashes with YN622C transceivers .
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The menu changes to allow for Wireless *Optical* in the Flash Control menu...go figure...


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Dec 15, 2016 12:37 |  #354

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The photo is strong evidence that the argument against mirrorless, that a lighter weight body on the end of a big lens leads to a 'less well balanced' combination than dSLR + same lens, is a false one...the photo shows the center of balance is good enough that the rig balances well enough on the tripod mounting point even without a tripod screw!


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Dec 15, 2016 13:14 |  #355

Wilt wrote in post #18213890 (external link)
The photo is strong evidence that the argument against mirrorless, that a lighter weight body on the end of a big lens leads to a 'less well balanced' combination than dSLR + same lens, is a false one...the photo shows the center of balance is good enough that the rig balances well enough on the tripod mounting point even without a tripod screw!

IMO the term balanced is used in a different way when referring to photo gear. Balance has to do with visual appeal, and with handling, and not so much with centers of gravity. That's my experience, anyway.

My 7D2 looks unbalanced with the 18-55mm STM. Takes great pics, but does not look "balanced". With the bigger 17-55mm/2.8, it does look balanced. It just looks like the parts are more in harmony.


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Dec 16, 2016 11:23 |  #356

I have a question for those of you who have some time with the M5 as well as the 7Dii (or other opinions too, for that matter.)

I currently have a 5Diii and a 7Dii, plus too many lenses (I'm in the process of selling a few). I'm very interested in the M5 for a more portable solution (along with the 11-22 and 18-150 M's) primarily for backcountry mountain biking and travel.

I plan to upgrade my 5D from the iii to the iv in the near future, but I'm torn between selling the 7Dii for the M5, or simply adding the M5 to the mix. From an image quality perspective, it looks like the M5 is as good or better than the 7Dii, am I correct? I know I give up a bit of speed, but am hopeful that the 5D4 fills the gap. (I shoot my 5D3 90% of the time already). How is the servo performance at 7fps on the M5?

Am I missing anything? Thanks for any opinions!


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Dec 16, 2016 12:08 |  #357

Wilt wrote in post #18213890 (external link)
The photo is strong evidence that the argument against mirrorless, that a lighter weight body on the end of a big lens leads to a 'less well balanced' combination than dSLR + same lens, is a false one...the photo shows the center of balance is good enough that the rig balances well enough on the tripod mounting point even without a tripod screw!

It also shows that with the adapter, and the M5 the weight savings arent very big...its about the weight of a rebel


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Dec 16, 2016 13:51 |  #358

MadTony wrote in post #18214788 (external link)
I have a question for those of you who have some time with the M5 as well as the 7Dii (or other opinions too, for that matter.)

I currently have a 5Diii and a 7Dii, plus too many lenses (I'm in the process of selling a few). I'm very interested in the M5 for a more portable solution (along with the 11-22 and 18-150 M's) primarily for backcountry mountain biking and travel.

I plan to upgrade my 5D from the iii to the iv in the near future, but I'm torn between selling the 7Dii for the M5, or simply adding the M5 to the mix. From an image quality perspective, it looks like the M5 is as good or better than the 7Dii, am I correct? I know I give up a bit of speed, but am hopeful that the 5D4 fills the gap. (I shoot my 5D3 90% of the time already). How is the servo performance at 7fps on the M5?

Am I missing anything? Thanks for any opinions!

I have the 5DIII and 5DSR and I previously had the M3 (which my wife and daughter both have agreed to "share" as their "fun" camera) with the 22 f2. While others have noted that the M5 is similar in weight to the SL1 or Rebels, it is nonetheless smaller dimension wise and easier to fit in my wife's purse or even cargo shorts (with the 22 f of course). As for being a portable solution, following comparison may be helpful:

http://camerasize.com/​compact/#684.608,448.5​45,ha,t (external link)

The M5 with the 18-150 (which I did get as well), is 727 ounces compared to 922 ounces for the SL1 with the 18-135 and in an overall smaller package. Even though I have only had the camera less than a week, I can already tell that the M5 will fit my needs as a good portable option when I don't want to take the 5DSR or for casual shooting with the family and social gatherings.


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Dec 16, 2016 13:57 |  #359

CaptB412 wrote in post #18214911 (external link)
I have the 5DIII and 5DSR and I previously had the M3 (which my wife and daughter both have agreed to "share" as their "fun" camera) with the 22 f2. While others have noted that the M5 is similar in weight to the SL1 or Rebels, it is nonetheless smaller dimension wise and easier to fit in my wife's purse or even cargo shorts (with the 22 f of course). As for being a portable solution, following comparison may be helpful:

http://camerasize.com/​compact/#684.608,448.5​45,ha,t (external link)

The M5 with the 18-150 (which I did get as well), is 727 ounces compared to 922 ounces for the SL1 with the 18-135 and in an overall smaller package. Even though I have only had the camera less than a week, I can already tell that the M5 will fit my needs as a good portable option when I don't want to take the 5DSR or for casual shooting with the family and social gatherings.

But once the adaptor is added, well, different story:

http://camerasize.com/​compact/#684.21.2,448.​21,ha,t (external link)




  
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Dec 16, 2016 14:54 |  #360

Eastport wrote in post #18214914 (external link)
But once the adaptor is added, well, different story:

http://camerasize.com/​compact/#684.21.2,448.​21,ha,t (external link)


That is only if you are using the same 24-105 lens for dslr and mirrorless. If you look at my comparison, I use the EF-M 18-150 versus the EF-S 18-135. The real advantage of the M5 is the versatility. If you use the EF-M 18-150 or the EF-M 22, you will have a much more portable "camera package" while at the same time providing you the option of using your L lenses. In fact, if you look at my post in another thread, I took a pic of my son with the 50 1.2L and the 22.


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