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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 27, 2014, 05:29:54 PM »
Being an EOS M shooter I'd be disappointed to learn that Canon has dropped the line in the US or even worse altogether.

But the fact of the M2 not being sold here (it isn't that different from the first one which famously didn't sell that well) or the disappearance of the M from the US site (it is by now I gather not still actively in production [unless maybe to fulfill any outstanding orders]) don't yet convince me that the system has been dropped let alone should be.

I'm still hoping we'll see an evf version released worldwide over the next year or whatever. By virtue of its image processing and near-native glass (all EOS I mean by adapter) it is still I believe the best mirrorless system out there. Despite lackluster M1 sales and a sluggish mirrorless market right now can you really be the top photo company and not have a mirrorless camera option?

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:00:08 PM »
I think what's exciting is that there is apparently going to be a hotshoe-mount evf. I don't know what they're going to do with it but it opens up the possibility at least that there will be one available for interchangeable lens cameras (which would be a very nice thing for video). I would hope to see one compatible with the last generation (year or two) of cameras but I won't exactly be holding my breath. Who knows though what secrets lie in recent firmware updates...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2014, 02:12:06 PM »
I can't believe I overlooked this post the other day.

This is exactly the direction I've been hoping Canon would take dslrs and will be a very exciting development, if true.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 09, 2013, 12:37:46 PM »
To the extent that Canon realized it had a pr problem (after last week's news that the m2 wouldn't be sold outside Asia) this is good news.

As an m1 owner it's exciting to hear that an evf one is still in the pipeline and that video (which seemed always to be a potential strength with these) will be a focus in the future.

If the anticipated evf model comes out next year I think it will make the system formidable among mirrorless cameras (even if I think it is already underrated given the first one's capabilities and solid [if limited] native lens offerings).

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 11:10:31 PM »
Canon sensor, image processing, near-full support for FD lenses with a non-optical-element adapter (for the first time in the EOS era), plus some of the best not-pro optics for an aps-c camera to date (as well as a nice price drop): it was a no-brainer for me.

But the premium model should have a built-in EVF and the current model (as well as its successor) should (have been if it wasn't +) be hard-wired for a hot shoe mount EVF (lacking only firmware implementation) and in short order the hot shoe mount evf should be available for all new Canon dslrs too.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Stock & Shipping Update
« on: July 22, 2013, 12:04:39 PM »
Adorama canceled my order for the $299 EOS M and 22mm lens (which was placed in early July and apparently couldn't be fulfilled).

I ordered the $349 EOS M and 18-55mm lens from B&H instead; at the time of this writing the deal is still on and the camera is still in stock.

It's a pretty terrific camera - especially at this price. I can be pretty persnickety when it comes to consumer grade zooms (at least the ones that I don't pick up at the thrift store for 10 bucks - my pile of those keeps growing) but this is a not a bad lens. In fact I think it may be one of the best several standard (non pro 2.8) 18-55 aps-c zooms out there.

(The quality of the glass so far for the eos-m as well as Canon's firmware fix for the af [my eos m came with the new firmware installed] and the overall features and build quality of this camera really contradict all that junk you read about Canon not taking mirrorless seriously. I think Sony may finally have a real serious aps-c mirrorless competitor [who happens to be also the brand with the largest market share and the resources to build these cameras well and sell them at reasonable prices].)

One of my chief reasons for getting this camera is the chance to use fd lenses on an eos camera without an adapter that has an optical element (which in my view make it more of a converter than an adapter). I ordered one of those Kipon fd to eos m adapters. It hasn't come yet but looks pretty nice in the pictures.

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