« on: January 20, 2015, 10:57:27 AM »
why do I keep my eos-m?
I bought It for 300 bucks with the 22mm lens. I liked it enough, but it wasn't amazing, and gets destroyed by my a7 with 35mm 2.8 lens in low light situations(there is no comparison at all.)
My wife loves the small form factor(it fits in her purse nicely) the HDR(which performs better than my a7,) and the touch screen(it's easier to use on an occasional basis than the a7.)
We bought the 11-22 on amazon.cn(I was living in china) on a daily deal for about 375 bucks and I love that lens, especially it's small size and excellent image quality and IS.
The 22mm and 11-22mm are two excellent lenses. I ponder selling the M sometimes and buying the wide angle option for the a7, but my wife really enjoys using it, and it's nice to throw in my wife's purse when I'm too lazy to take out my backpack with the a7 in it.
We're currently traveling for about 4 months in Asia and I always bring out the M in the daytime with the 11-22 on it, using it whenever I want wide angle shots(quite often.) I let my wife carry the M and I carry the a7. We are both very happy. At night if my wife wants to shoot, she uses the 22mm f2.
I never use the M at night, the noise is really bad compared to my a7, but in the daytime in good light. the two cameras' photographs are basically indistinguishable.
I have considered buying the 55-200 but the AF is simply too slow to capture birds or many things I would want more reach for. Additionally, I refuse to put any more money in to the M system until Canon shows a little more commitment and releases some new bodies, and the available lenses in the US.
I'm a little troubled by their lack of interest in the M system and wish they would make a body with a viewfinder, a pop up flash and a real AF system.