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yes please.
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yes please.


Dang auto correct lol.

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really thinking of picking up an EOS-M tomorrow, good price on it, and it may just be the little pocket cam I'm wanting. I can get it with both lens's, or just one and $100 off, I'll probably just get the 22mm, and I can crop when needed. the 18-55 kinda kills the pocketability.
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I currently have an Einstein and two 430EXIIs. I have a 22" beauty dish for the Einstein and some 43" shoot through umbrellas. I have some cheap Westcott 8" stands that are extremely sketchy if I have my Einstein up above 3ft in the air.

Now, I'm gonna get another Einstein. Maybe two, not sure yet. It would be nice to have a 3 strobe setup for car shots. I also want to get some nice modifiers and stands for the Einsteins.

I'm also looking to get:
Einstein: http://www.paulcbuff.com/e640.php
Cyber commander: http://www.paulcbuff.com/cc.php

Transceivers: http://www.paulcbuff.com/csxcv.php
32"x40" Softbox: http://www.paulcbuff.com/fsb.php
10"x36" Stripbox: http://www.paulcbuff.com/fsb1036.php
8.5" Reflectors: http://www.paulcbuff.com/85hor.php
Maybe a parabolic umbrella?
2 of these stands atm: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/644444-REG/Manfrotto_1004BAC_Alu_Master_3_Riser.html

Any suggestions?


Edited by Sean Webster - 3/23/14 at 11:33am
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Got outbid by 5p on a Helios 44M and then the stupidly slow university internet made me miss out on bidding on a Zenit with a Helios 44-2 frown.gif

Update: Won one now biggrin.gif The description on ebay was a bit lacking so I couldn't tell the exact model, but it looked like a 44-2 to me. I think the poor description also helped me get it for a good price as the seller listed it as 55mm, when you could clearly see it was a 58 from the pictures.

The lens and adapter should both be here by wednesday, so I'll report back when they come tongue.gif
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New toy. ( also playing around with 'product photography' just a white posterboard and my home made trash bag soft box )
$400 for the kit, like new. A little more than I wanted to spend, but eh... I may sell the 18-55 lens for it. It adds too much to the size, and I might as well just bring my Big cam then.





I'm kinda surprised by it.

In general, it seems most camera sites and stores LOVE to hate on this camera, but its not AS bad as they say.
( the AF is slow, and occasionally hunts, but I akin it to using a 50mm 1.8, depending on the subject and light, it can be pretty quick, or slow )
But in low light you can just use manual focus, so its not that Big of a deal I think. Also, since I've already invested into the canon system, I can use my other lens's ( with an adaptor ) my flash, my wireless shutter, and other accessories.

I generally do landscape and more general photography, and it really is small. easily jacket pocketable ( with the 22mm prime ). Hope to test it out at concerts and venues where generally DSLR's are not allowed. Same sensor as the canon t4i, so I should be able to get decent shots out of it compared to some other compact mirrorless cams I've used in the past.

the 18-55 is okay, its supposed to have IS, but since there is no view finder you can see it activate like you can on a DSLR when looking through the VF.
Build quality on this thing is fantastic, magnizium body, and weighs a ton for such a little camera.

I hear the batteries run out quick, but I just ordered 2 no-name batteries off amazon for $13.

I think its suffice to say I have GAS. I need help.

I'm going to spend the week exclusivly shooting with it, and see how it does.


Edited by Jixr - 3/23/14 at 7:54pm
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I have GAS too atm lol

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not pictured, bag, flash, battery grips, cables, mem cards, etc.

But i'm really happy with the M so far. Even though its slow and I hate not having viewfinders. There are some ones that are tons faster and have all the features I want, but the IQ of the M is pretty good.

Using the prime against my 50 1.4 at the same appature gets pretty close results, the M having a little bit more CA than my 50.

I have a car and motorcycle that need a little bit of work, So I gotta cut down on my camera spending lol.
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New toy. ( also playing around with 'product photography' just a white posterboard and my home made trash bag soft box ) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
$400 for the kit, like new. A little more than I wanted to spend, but eh... I may sell the 18-55 lens for it. It adds too much to the size, and I might as well just bring my Big cam then.





I'm kinda surprised by it.

In general, it seems most camera sites and stores LOVE to hate on this camera, but its not AS bad as they say.
( the AF is slow, and occasionally hunts, but I akin it to using a 50mm 1.8, depending on the subject and light, it can be pretty quick, or slow )
But in low light you can just use manual focus, so its not that Big of a deal I think. Also, since I've already invested into the canon system, I can use my other lens's ( with an adaptor ) my flash, my wireless shutter, and other accessories.

I generally do landscape and more general photography, and it really is small. easily jacket pocketable ( with the 22mm prime ). Hope to test it out at concerts and venues where generally DSLR's are not allowed. Same sensor as the canon t4i, so I should be able to get decent shots out of it compared to some other compact mirrorless cams I've used in the past.

the 18-55 is okay, its supposed to have IS, but since there is no view finder you can see it activate like you can on a DSLR when looking through the VF.
Build quality on this thing is fantastic, magnizium body, and weighs a ton for such a little camera.

I hear the batteries run out quick, but I just ordered 2 no-name batteries off amazon for $13.

I think its suffice to say I have GAS. I need help.

I'm going to spend the week exclusivly shooting with it, and see how it does.


Did someone say product photography?? smile.gif I love playing around with just a poster board and my two speedlights trying to take nice product shots.
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I don't even go as far as using my speedlight, I just tape a posterboard square in a corner and toss a white trashbag over a lamp as a softbox. ( note take precautions to not melt the trashbag )

I prefer to go the DIY yourself approach, and I really enjoy taking good and unique photos with little DIY hacks and stuff. While pro level expensive gear, its pretty easy to get good shots with cheap gear and a little creativity.

I just started a photo a day project again ( 30 days straight ) and I'm going to do 1 full week of using nothing but my iphone and house hold materials. Should be interesting to see what I can come up with. My sister-in-law has two kids and has been asking me for camera recomendations and has a limited budget, and my personal opinion is unless you're willing to spend over $300, just use your phone. ( and if you watch DrTV I love their cheap camera challenges )


I even made a shutter release out of an old pair of headphones and a flashlight, and buy using a free app and $5 at radioshack I make a wireless shutter that activates by my phone.
Edited by Jixr - 3/25/14 at 9:48am
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