Well, I loved the original M because it's small and the images from the 22mm lens was indeed beautiful.
However, that was merely a 650D in a small body which is fine for the price i paid. But it was always only going to be a "fun" grab an go camera.
The EOS M2 if rumoured specs (they usually are) are true, then i would say boo hoo...these specs should've been in the EOS M fromt he beginning.
They had 2yr maybe to develop a new M and all they could do is to put a 70D into a small body?
Do note that everyone else in the market has already uped their game...and CES2014...i belive Sony has plenty of new stuff coming out as well...
Is the EOS M2 going to be able to compete? I highly doubt.
I love Canon stuff, always have but with the market moving so fast recently, and with Canon taking it's own sweet time, i couldn't wait.
i still have my EOS M, i still have a few L lenses for it because i sold my 5D3...
But i can see myself slowly getting rid of everything because i got tired of waiting for Canon..
I love my A7R now and using that camera, makes me wished Canon did it first...it really is what i wanted and more..just a pity it has a Sony name, not Canon...i'm not a fan of Sony but i have to give it to them for this camera...Canon, please buck up and maybe i will go back to you one day.
I agree with you 100%. I have a 6D as well as an EOS M. Question for you- since you've got the A7R - what do you think of using an adapter with the L glass? Have you tried any? I'm also looking at the Contax G mount Zeiss glass, since the adapter supports AF. There appears to be several interesting lenses in G mount for not much money.
I bought the EOS M because I was thinking of getting a large sensor compact or the Sony 20MM NEX lens. They put it on fire sell and I could not resist it priced less than a Lens. I will replace it when it dies. Given that EOS M is built like a tank that will not be anytime soon.
I have been using my Nex6 as my primary camera for several months now mostly with legacy glass. I cannot speak to the A7r I plan on getting one of the A7 variants sometime next year. I imagine it is not much faster than a Nex6 auto-focusing with the Metabones adapter. A good approximation of auto-focus would be to to use your 6D in live-view with the L lens your are thinking of using.
The Sony cameras are more ergonomic with big lens than the EOS M and I feel comfortable using my Tamaron 70-300mm on a NEX6. It is amazing how much the battery bump helps with holding the camera.
As for Canon lens on Sony using Medabones.
- 70-200mm F4L no IS Auto focus to slow for me Manual to shaky unless on tripod a bit long.
- 100mm F2.8L IS way to slow auto focus usable Manual focus
- 85mm F1.8 usable auto focus and manual focus
- shorty 40 usable prefer to manually focus it.
- 24mm F2.8 IS usable but I got it today so I have not fully tested
In general all are slower than using a EOS M with the adapter. I have defaulted to using primarily manual focus for most lens on the Nex6.
I have found that primes work best. Most of my zooms are just to bulky. The Metabones does not seem to work with full manual lens with out conformation chips. It also cannot focus older non-USM lens. (At least I have not been able to get mine to work with manual lens.) So for a cheap non-electric adapter is also useful.
Personally when I buy an A7r I do not plan on using any auto focus lens or any of the current Sony lens. You can build up a complete set of Lens out of legacy glass for the price of the 35ZE alone. The Sony focus peeking blows ML focus peaking out of the water once you get use to it.
I think I will wait on the A7r until I see more lens. I also want to compare it to Something so I bough a 6d, it arrives tomorrow.
But the reality is high speed Zooms are not really the way to go with small large sensor cameras like the EOS M2 or the A7r. Small relatively compact primes are the way to go.