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pictogramax

Top Veteran
Aug 18, 2011
103
Belgrade, Serbia
Found Jeff Damron's Eos M Flickr album - don't know how much of his processing skills are into the atmosphere of these shots, but he does make a strong case for little M.
 
Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Found Jeff Damron's Eos M Flickr album - don't know how much of his processing skills are into the atmosphere of these shots, but he does make a strong case for little M.
Some of Jeff's best work never makes it onto his flickr page - but you can see it on his current photo-centric blog, 'The H Word' - http://www.the-h-word.com - which he tends to use as a running gallery for much of his current work. It's worth checking out.
 
Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
a handful of new ones

A handful of new images from the 35mm Field-of-View diminutive 22mm pancake on the EOS-M, a lens I need to teach myself to see through again after years of getting accustomed to shooting slightly wider (via the wonderful14mm Panasonic lens on my micro 4/3's cameras) or slightly more telephoto (the razor-sharp Sigma 30mm Art lens I picked up last year) lenses.

The first is an enormous caveman sculpture in the neighboring town of Grants Pass, Oregon, sort of a local mascot -


Caveman
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

Then a spot of intense red color - a trailer - parked in a verdant and semi-forested area of the campus of Oregon State University -


Red Trailer
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

A black & white conversion of stacked boxes of local beekeepers -


Bee Boxes
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

And finally my favorite of this bunch, a shot whose focal point is a pile of wet sandbags on a rainy day -


Sandbags
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

I'm getting used to this angle....and liking it.
 
Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Such an awesome lens, but the photographer behinds it really helps, too :)
Thank you. But the lens is seriously great and largely underrated. I think I first heard about it reading a post on Roger Cicala's (lensrentals) blog some time ago, he was quite enamored of it; but seeing a number of photographs taken with it by a handful of some very fine photographers made me see its possibilities.

And the whole combination - the EOS-M plus the tiny 22mm - is almost pocketable, a huge plus.
 
Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
the latest series

A handful of photos taken at random times and places, over the past few weeks here in southern Oregon where the crisp, coolness of Fall is giving way to the cold of oncoming winter.

The first shot is of antique Japanese doors, leaning against the outside wall of a small-town antique store where I live -


Door Handles
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

Then some brilliant fall colors, glimpsed in a parking lot -


Fall Colors
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

The gathering clouds for a rainstorm which never quite came - taken on the rural road where I live, in Talent, Oregon - looking west towards the foothills of the Siskiyou mountains -


Cloudy late Fall afternoon
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

Another day, going for a walk, just after it had rained, I almost stepped on this leaf -


leaf with raindrops
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

This vintage Chrysler is parked off the street in downtown Talent, Oregon, a short walk from my house -


YSLER (jalopy)
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr

And finally, this shot taken at a ceramic art show/holiday faire -


Masks
by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr


All were taken with the diminutive 22mm 'pancake' lens - which has a focusing ring which I frequently use, shooting most of the time in Aperture mode, in partial AF but often with some final focus adjustments done manually, since I'm obsessive (maybe finicky is a more apt description) about where the plane/s of focus are.
 
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Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Thank you, Milan.

I like the one with masks too, quite a lot.

I shot it as a RAW digital negative and then did some minimal but effective post-processing using one of the cool Lightroom presets by X-Equals/Xel, which do a nice job of replicating some of the tonal and color characteristics of a whole series of classic negative & slide emulsions; in this case, I used their preset for Ektar film, which subtly alters the colors (and saturation) in ways that I find not only pleasing but also seemed, in this case, to enhance the feeling of the image.

I love the first, but you know that already :) I also love the last very much, both the ceramic faces and what you have done with them.
 
Aug 27, 2013
124
Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
Miguel Tejada-Flores
Miguel, those are stunning. For me, the leaf is just eye-catching.
Thank you, Steve.

I also think there's some truth to the adage that having good tools....helps a person do a good job. In spite of the fact that I basically agree with the theory about the best camera you have being the one you have with you - there's something also to having a fine lens with good glass at one's service. The tiny 22mm pancake lens on my EOS-M has an FOV equivalent to that of a classic 35mm lens - and it's a focal length I used to love and use a lot back in the pre-digital analog era, but haven't used at all in the last decade until I got this camera/lens. Using it lately helps me see things in a slightly different way, I think.

And thanks for what you said about the leaf photo. I like it a lot....perhaps because of its simplicity.
 

BruPri

Top Veteran
May 11, 2011
104
Seattle, Washington USA
Bruce J. Pritchard
This is the second M I've owned. Being an early adopter, I paid through the nose for my first one and kit zoom. Since I've gone through a gamut of mirrorless and got some photography work so the 1DIII is my workhorse. Recently picked up my current M with both kit lenses and EF adaptor for a few hundred bucks. A couple of the things I've done to make the still silly slow auto focus palatable is to go to back button focus on the wheel left and also go with continuous shooting mode. Once I initially lock focus range, I can snap away at will with no lag. Probably not new news to anyone, just sharing.
 

stromrider

New Member
Apr 29, 2016
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A couple of the things I've done to make the still silly slow auto focus palatable is to go to back button focus on the wheel left and also go with continuous shooting mode. Once I initially lock focus range, I can snap away at will with no lag. Probably not new news to anyone, just sharing.
Was news to me. I've just scored an EOS M and it's my first foray into ILC/DSLR style photography.

So how do you back button focus on the wheel left?
 

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