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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:47:40 AM »
Some great shots here...

Canon General / Re: Greetings ! New York , Boston Trip advice ?
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:44:13 AM »
A few years ago I went to Boston with my 40D, 17-55 and 70-200 F4/IS. I only used the 70-200 when we went whale watching, the rest of the time it was the 17-55 (amazing lens on crop).

My vote would be the 18-55 and 70-200 and leave the rest at home - assuming you want to travel light.

EOS-M / Re: Another EOS M grip
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:47:43 PM »
I just installed one of these last week. You peel off the factory rubber grip and replace it with the Flipbac G4. So far, so good. Nice handling and it is not too thick.

Here are some pics from a post on a another forum that shows what it looks like mounted on the M.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macros with APS-C or Fullframe?
« on: June 28, 2014, 08:44:57 PM »
I see more advantage in APS-C by allowing wider depth of field. In addition, the articulated LCD touch screen makes it easy to work in unusual angles.

EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:52:41 AM »
My ER-E1 was under $30. (¥2900) bought on - is it really $50 in the US? Seems a bit steep. Usually stuff over there is cheaper.

It's not available from retailers in North America, has to be bought from HK (e.g., DigitalRev) or the UK.

I just bought one direct from HK for $40.42 U$D.

Lenses / Re: Waiting for the 35 1.4L II
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:32:08 AM »
Here's a recent 50 art 1.4 shot of my daughter. How sharp is that at 1.4 and how lovely bokeh? LOVE this lens!

Awesome shot Viggo - demonstrates the capabilities of the 50A!

EOS-M / Re: My new EOS M
« on: June 26, 2014, 07:24:58 AM »
Yankl, welcome to CR and enjoy your M - I like mine too, a nice compliment to the big DSLR kit!

EOS-M / Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:31:50 PM »
Where are 135 2.8 and 85 2.0 and 50 1.4 for M? Come on Canon, we need some nice primes!

I don't see a lot of EFS primes so I'm not really surprised by the lack of EFM primes.

EFS primes don't make much sense to me (except a dedicated macro which they already made) but EFM primes would be small and that is a pretty clear advantage for the M system. Just look at the 22mm f/2, it's tiny. A 35 or 55 prime could be enticing if they were fast primes like 1.8 or even 1.4 (though I doubt it would be 1.4). I think a prime in the portrait range would be ideal to compliment the 35mm fov from the 22/2.

FWIW the FD 50/1.4 works really nicely on the M via adaptor. It's a nice focal length but the lack of AF can make it a tricky lens to use when taking pics of moving subjects. That's why I want to see a 50ish prime for M with AF.
I just tried my Canon 50/1.4 with the EF-M and turned off the continuous AF feature as it was hunting around like crazy. The few test shots I did seemed to hold promise and it is indeed a nice portrait length.

EOS-M / Re: Why I Like My 'M'
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:29:18 PM »
@Surapon - nice shots. What lens did you have on the M at the time?

Dear friend Jamesy.
on all trip= Out door shooting = EF-M 18-55 mm. IS with Cir. PL. 52 mm Hoya filter  all the times, Hoya Cir. PL filter for the high contrast in colors. Yes, On the Airplane, I use Rubber Hood 52 mm. and close to the airplane's glass window  to protect the light from inside the cabin not get the reflection in my photos.
But indoor shooting, I change the Lens to EF-M 22 mm. F/ 2.0.
Nice to talk to you.

Surapon, do the Canon pinch caps work on the Hoya CPL's? I have a seldom used 77mm B+W that has a glide on cap that is a pain to use.

Which Hoya 52mm CPL do you use? There seem to be a variety from $23.90 to $98.90 on B+H.

EOS-M / Re: I like my M
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:44:37 AM »
Indeed it does and it is way less intimidating to the subjects than a larger DSLR.

EOS-M / Re: Why I Like My 'M'
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:29:34 AM »
@Surapon - nice shots. What lens did you have on the M at the time?

EOS-M / Re: Why I Like My 'M'
« on: June 21, 2014, 07:21:40 PM »
Too funny, we have almost the identical line-up of bodies, EOS-M, 40D, 5DIII and an S90 (me), S95 (you). I am considering the 11-22 - I can get it here in Canada for $389.00 at the local bricks and mortar...

Here is one from last week with the kit zoom lens (18-55).

At 460 grams (1.01 lbs), it is 200 grams (0.44 lbs) heavier than the EF-M 55-200, but you get the 18-200mm range.

Will be interesting to see how the reviews stack up between the two.

p.s. I wonder if we'll see anything from Tamron at the other end of the range soon.

For me, the convenience of one lens outweighs (forgive the pun) other aspects such as weight but it cannot be ignored. The allure of this smaller form factor is size and weight, although the Tamron comes in at 459g whereas the EF-S Canon is 595g.

I just noticed that B+H have the new Tamron listed at $499 on pre-order whereas the similar lens for Sony E-Mount is $739. The weight is the same at 459g and so is the filter size at 62mm. Anyone know why the Sony version is so much more? Marketshare in the segment perhaps?

PowerShot Cameras / Re: S120 Successor?
« on: June 20, 2014, 08:53:20 AM »
While we're at it what do you think of the X100S?
I think the X100s is a great camera - I have shot one recently and also the X-T1 and X-E2 - all of which I considered before getting my EOS-M/18-55 kit. The EOS-M suited me from a price and compatibility and IQ standpoint and really enjoy using it even though the AF is brutal at times.

I see the S120 in a different segment than the  than most of the X-Series and the M too. The closest S120 contender would be the Sony RX100.III IMHO. I would be interested to see what Canon puts out as a successor to the S120...

Hopefully Sigma will now produce lenses for the M. I thought it was interesting with the timing of this release in that Canon released its telephoto zoom just 48 hours prior approx.

If the quality of the lens at least on par with the quality of the EF-M 18-55mm, I think many will be on board with Tamron's super zoom offering.
Agreed. I think the M form factor is the perfect market for an all-in-wonder type of walk-around vacation lens and no different at the long end at F6.3 than the newly announced 55-200 EF-M. I just got my 22/f2 yesterday and am quite impressed with the IQ and size and the M is now almost a constant companion whereas my 5D3 was/is far more of a conscious decision to bring along.

I look forward to the reviews on this lens.

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