My first post may be nothing new, but I was wondering if I am the only EOS M owner who is aware of the extreme benefits of Custom Function C.Fn IV / C.Fn-5 1: taking the AF function away from the shutter button.
This results in a world of difference when focusing and ever since setting up my wee beauty that way I feel that the criticism towards the AF speed of the M is, well, kind of unjustified!
Anybody feels the same here?
Nice to have finally joined the CR forum...
Welcome to the forum (I take it you have been following for a while before you joined).
Thanks for the heads up on back button focusing on the M. That's generally what I use with my DSLRs, but I didn't realize I could set the M that way.
As to focus speed, it seems to focus faster when using the touch screen focus/shoot method (which I generally avoid). In my unscientific test, it seems to be almost instantaneous when focusing/shooting using the touch screen when the Cf is set to back button focus, and about a second when focusing using the back button to focus (about the same time as when the Cf is set to shutter button focus). Of course, you still get the advantage of pre-focusing using the back button). If this is true in the real world, then I may find myself leaving the Cf on back button focus and using the touch screen focus/shoot - at least when focus speed matters.Another unscientific test last night: indeed the M shutter is very fast when set to back button focus and using the touch screen focus/shoot method. And it is no wonder, because apparently it doesn't focus at all when using the touch screen to shoot if set to back button focus.
Conclusion: use back button focus if you like it, but no increase in focus speed (other than the usual advantage of pre-focusing with the back button and snapping when the scene (including any action in the scene) is what you want).