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Rumors => EOS Bodies => Topic started by: LukieLauXD on September 15, 2012, 11:52:07 PM

Title: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: LukieLauXD on September 15, 2012, 11:52:07 PM
Sorry >_< I'm pretty sure in the time that it's been announced somebody has asked this question.

But will Canon sell the M as a body only camera? I don't really need the lenses that it comes with and I'd rather just purchase the M with the EF connector so I can put a 24-70 I on it or my 24-105 to use it with.

Thanks! :D
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: DzPhotography on September 16, 2012, 04:43:27 AM
Probably not
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: AmbientLight on September 16, 2012, 05:19:11 AM
Probably they will sell it in some combinations so that purchasing won't present a challenge to customers, who might want to purchase a mirrorless camera instead of a point-and-shoot, but who do not care for exchangable lenses. I expect the following:

You will have to purchase the adapter on top of that, since the adapter would be only for what they may think of as advanced users: People with EOS DSLRs and EF lenses
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: gmrza on September 16, 2012, 06:53:47 AM
Probably not

I believe it depends which country you are in - in some countries Canon will be offering a kit consisting of only the EOS-M body and the EF-EFM adapter.  For instance, this kit is being advertised by Australian retailers.
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: DzPhotography on September 16, 2012, 08:00:56 AM
Probably not

I believe it depends which country you are in - in some countries Canon will be offering a kit consisting of only the EOS-M body and the EF-EFM adapter.  For instance, this kit is being advertised by Australian retailers.
could be, but in EU it will always come with a lens and the flash, in different types of kits...
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: ecka on September 16, 2012, 09:55:02 AM
Probably not

I believe it depends which country you are in - in some countries Canon will be offering a kit consisting of only the EOS-M body and the EF-EFM adapter.  For instance, this kit is being advertised by Australian retailers.

EOS M + EF-to-EF-M adapter kit seems to be a very attractive option for many EOS users. Too bad theres no built-in flash for wireless flash control. I'm not sure if I'd use that 90EX speedlite, but an off-camera flash trigger should work. ;)
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: TrumpetPower! on September 16, 2012, 12:05:32 PM
Sorry >_< I'm pretty sure in the time that it's been announced somebody has asked this question.

But will Canon sell the M as a body only camera? I don't really need the lenses that it comes with and I'd rather just purchase the M with the EF connector so I can put a 24-70 I on it or my 24-105 to use it with.

Thanks! :D

Out of curiosity...why?

The whole point of mirrorless is that it's small. Both those lenses are huge in proportion to the M, and there's not that much difference in total size between a 24-70 with an M mounted to it and a 24-70 with a Rebel mounted to it. Plus, there's the ergonomics question...you're not going to be able to hold the camera with one hand. Indeed, I don't know that the M's mount would be able to support that kind of weight.

And then there's the question of focal lengths. On APS-C, both those lenses are at about 40mm-equivalent at their widest, which isn't very wide at all. I suppose the 24-105 on APS-C might not be too bad for portraiture...except that it's f/4 on APS-C, which doesn't give you a lot of room for shallow depth of field or low light work. It might not be bad for studio flash portraiture where you're looking for more than just the eyeball to be in focus...but I really can't see using an M in that situation, period. Especially if you're using a tripod...I wouldn't trust the M's tripod and lens mounts with a 24-70 on the front.

So...really. What do you have in mind that you want to do with that combination?

Cheers,

b&
Title: Re: EOS-M Body Only?
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on September 16, 2012, 12:14:36 PM
The cost of designing packaging and maintaining inventory of a body only just to sell 50 or so would be a big loss for a manufacturer.  This might not be the case in some countries with a high markup and huge profit.
I'd get one with lens, if only for the eventual day I sold it.  Of course, I'd not use a EF lens as a primary lens, just in cases where a native lens was not yet available.
The Camera with adapter and FF lens mounted will be the same thickness as a Rebel DSLR, but akward to hold and use.  It is a compromise, very slow autofocus, particularly with EF lenses.