Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Canon EOS M demonstration jpegs

Nice day. Took the quite small EOS M out with me to visit campus today. I worked there prior to retirement and go back now and again. Took quite a few shots. These are a few that show dynamic range, flare (cheap filter, what can I say), color and low light capability. A couple of these shots I've done with other cameras and I was impressed with the EOS M's ability to handle a variety of situations with the 22mm f2 pancake lens. It's a great, small, walk around combo. The screen is hard to see in bright sunlight but I expected that to be the case. I do like the touch screen and did use it to focus here and there. The camera is not lightening quick to focus but for rangefinder type situations where you aren't tracking a sporting event it works. I wouldn't want to be tracking a sporting event with it, however but that's not what it's designed to do. I tried to shoot wide open all the time. It's just my philosophy that if you have a fast lens, crank it open and shoot it that way. The first shot is blurred (wide open inside with a 1/30 - 1/60 shutter speed) for that reason. Que sera.

This is a really good representation of the scene captured by the EOS.

This is always a challenging shot in the darkened auditorium. I think the EOS did well here.

The cheap UV filter used to protect the lens and obviate the need for the cap adds to the flare.

 I do turn the color up just a touch in my user defined 1 color scheme so the jpegs are reflective of my own personal color taste, which is a tad more saturated than plain vanilla. The next to last shot is two side by sides merged in PS. It is reflective of the room which had it's curtains drawn on one side to block the outside light and had the wall lit. The dark side had a video presentation, which you can see on the screen on the left. The final shot credits the current UARK fine arts presentation.

These were all directly out of the camera with no post processing save the one merged shot. I do think shooting raw and processing a bit would produce better photos for printing, etc. but the Canon engine is quite good enough for these sample shots.

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