Yosemite Trip

Well after much deliberation and watching the National Forest Service website, Brigitt and I have decided to go ahead and go to Yosemite National Park. Presently the forest fire is about 80% contained and as long as the winds cooperate the smoke should be clear of the valley. We wish the brave firefighters all the best in their fight against this fire. Stay tuned for photos.

Colorado Springs Adventure 2013

Seven Falls
Photo of Seven Falls just outside of Colorado Springs. My nephew Richard and I climbed up all 200+ steps and then proceeded to do another 2 mile hike before heading down. Needless to say we took the elevator up to get this shot of the falls as we were both pretty beat. This was taken with our new Canon EOS M with 22mm lens. 3 shot bracketed photo that was then rendered to HDR in Photomatix Pro. Additional editing was done with Photoshop Lightroom 5.

Canon EOS M vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS M vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS M vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Size comparison of the Canon EOS M vs. the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Side by side comparison Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs. Canon EOS M

I've been interested in the whole mirrorless camera concept for a while now. With Trey Ratcliff making the switch to the Sony Nex-7 from Nikon, I thought it was about time to give it a try myself. Brigitt caught the advertisement for B&H Photos fire sale of the Canon EOS M for $299. A week and a half later the EOS M showed up. The first thing is that the EOS M is far and away smaller than my EOS 5D Mark II. Option wise it is super easy to use with the touchscreen. The layout is very similar to the 5D Mark II, but so easy to navigate with the touchscreen. It is missing the custom settings that the 5D Mark II has, but you can set things very quickly. The next thing that I wanted to check out was the image quality. I shot with it almost exclusively the whole trip to Colorado. I did shoot these 3 side by side shots with my EOS 5D Mark II at the same focal length of 35mm. Give the photos a look and see. The EOS M did an outstanding job in my opinion with respect to image quality. Next up is to test the EOS M with my other arsenal of lenses. I expect my lens adapter any day now. Stay tune for more!
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