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Canon EOS M3 - surprise!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:41 am    Post subject: Canon EOS M3 - surprise! Reply with quote

I found new Canon EOS M3 on eBay for surprisingly low price (~$350 with 18-55 kit zoom) and I decided to try it. I wasn't expect anything spectacular, but when I got it and took some test shoots I was surprised. I shoot only JPG and for me M3 is next to my A7R when it comes to out of camera photos. I don't mean lab tests - just my feelings. I love the colors and fine sharpening. At the same time I got Fuji X-T1 and I hate JPG taken with old, manual lenses - there is simply no pop, I can't get one out of it!
Back to M3, here are some samples taken with various manual ~50 mm lenses. Remember, no post-processing!

My camera settings are:
Picture Style: Auto (Sharpness: +7, Contrast +4)
Auto Lightning Optimizer: Standard
White balance: Auto
ISO: Auto