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Most of us would buy FF if we can afford it - right?

Eventually, we all (myself included) need to realize that there is no such thing as most of us.
just because you can afford something does not mean that you can justify buying it. Perhaps if the RX-1 was 24 or 28mm I'd be a little more tempted. When the lens comes off, i'll definitely bite.

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just picked up one of each mount.
as soon as they release the white version i'll pick up another set of these.
thanks for the update admin!

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It cames with latest firmware. Here is my 2cents: AF speed on Canon EOS-M is still much slower than my RX-1.

No one could have predicted that.

Sorry...but I couldn't help for not mentioning that, while holding RX-1 and EOS-M at same time ;D
I'm sure the RX-1 is better. I'm sure I'd rather have an RX-1.
But, the EOS-M I just bought is about 8% of the cost of the Sony and smaller. Also, while the RX-1 will probably depreciate significantly, the M at $299 may well appreciate if sold correctly. I bought this camera to tide me over until the full frame RX-1/EOS-M comes out.....
Sorry..... couldn't help but mention that.

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I have no idea how it managed to get sooo damaged in the depot…
What the hell! ... what did UPS have to say about it?

Ups said nothing.. They just repacked it and rescheduled a delivery. But I'm going to get b&h to issue an rma
don't even ask for an RMA, don't even wait for a delivery to your house.
If the camera in that picture was coming to me, i'd call UPS NOW and yell at them and have it returned to B&H ASAP. If you sign it and accept the package, it's yours, and you may have more difficulty returning it. You cant return a water damaged camera to B&H. If you simply refuse delivery, then the camera was never yours and it's UPS' fault. Just refuse the package, and call B&H and set up another shipment.
Even if that camera was in perfect working condition I would NEVER sign for it.

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Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 11:40:10 PM »
congrats man! that is great! i'm sure me and all the other expats in China saw it! Google doesn't work here so we all use Bing!
I'm very curious how you're picture got on Bing as well... Did you submit it to them?

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I really am trying not to do this.  Then you all keep repeating just how wonderful this deal is!!!!

I gotta be strong.  I don't need this.

:)

Nobody needs this. Many of us are simply rationalising as to the reason(s) we are taking advantage of this overly-tempting deal. This camera is for when a DSLR is too much, and a point & shoot just won't do.
I definitely don't need it, I'm just really getting tired of carrying around my huge DSLR and 24-70 lens. This camera will sit on the bottom of my backpack for everyday use. P&S quality just don't do it for me anymore and this is a cheap way to have something light and small without thinking too hard. I'm pretty excited to have this in my bag/cargo pockets when I go out.
And, If I end up never using it, I'm sure I can sell it for at least $250 bucks anytime, if not $400.

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Also, I just looked, and is there really only 2 lenses available for this system? How has Canon not made anything else to offer customers? I know I haven't seen one announced, but it's still surprising that there is zero wide angle or telephoto choices in the lens lineup, or pretty much zero of anything besides the 18-55 and 22mm.

Looks like you missed them announcing the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.  It's actually Canon's first UWA zoom with IS, and it's only for the EOS M.

Here's DPR's preview, where they suggest the IQ surpasses the EF-S 10-22mm:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-efm-11-22-4-5p6-is-stm

Worth noting that they've not announced this lens for the USA yet, no idea why.  Personally, I expect an EF-M telezoom to be announced with the EOS M II, whenever that happens.

OK, now that you mentioned it, I do remember this announcement. If the 11-22 is really on par with or better than the 10-22 it could be a great addition to 22mm for me. When I bought the camera I was thinking there was a few lenses available for the M system, but then I checked the Canon USA site and the only lenses listed are the 18-55 and 22m,
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup. Thanks for reminding me, I'm a big wide angle fan so I'm surprised I forgot the good reviews about this lens.
I w

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i feel like I just ordered an RX1 lite! This camera is the perfect opportunity to test just how useful a 35mm f2 fixed lens camera is! I've been drooling over the RX1 for a while and I think this just may tide me over until a FF RX1/EOSM comes out!
Also, I just looked, and is there really only 2 lenses available for this system? How has Canon not made anything else to offer customers? I know I haven't seen one announced, but it's still surprising that there is zero wide angle or telephoto choices in the lens lineup, or pretty much zero of anything besides the 18-55 and 22mm.

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just bit. going to trade in the wife's 550D to someone for the EOS-M and 22MM. I feel like this will be a lot more enjoyable to carry around town on a daily basis for daytime shots or just for random events.
Not having a flash bothers me a little for casual group shots of friends and stuff, but I figure if I really hate it I can just sell it and probably even come out ahead.
Thanks for heads up Admin... love checking your site everyday!
and..... may the next M be Full Frame!!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:10:50 AM »
The specs look good and the price is $100 bucks cheaper than I guessed. Not too bad at all. If I was looking for an APS-C body, i'd definitely be interested in this. I'm very curious to see this 20.2MP sensor in action and check out it's low light ISO performance.
Still of note, no mention of any weather sealing or AFMA, however I think this was pretty wishful thinking considering we got 7FPS and finally got rid of the 9/11pt AF system of the 60D/Rebels.
I just wish this camera had been the 60D, as I always saw that as a pretty big disappointment and totally unexciting.
This finally seems like a real upgrade from the 50D!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 30, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
If true, this is extremely surprising and rather awesome. Not too much to complain about on this list in terms of a 70D. I'd guess it comes in at $1299.
To be honest though, nothing short of an EOS-M sized camera with a FF sensor would get me too excited. My gear is good enough that having a smaller size and weight is the only improvement that I can actually claim to need.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 29, 2013, 12:57:19 PM »
ok, to start out, I really really really wanted to believe this rumor, but after reading the comments and the more recent post I think this is likely untrue and the explanation seems legit.
That being said, I go away for 2 days, and there isn't even 2 pages of responses to a large sensor compact rumor? I thought this would have at least 5 pages of replies, if not 18 like the 70D rumor. For me, the release of some RX1 competition, especially one with an interchangeable lens would be about the best thing possible. I'm getting ready to sell a lot of my gear and probably move down to something smaller and lighter since i'm planning to travel for a while soon, and a FF EOS-M like camera would be about the best thing ever. Carrying heavy DSLR's all day and huge, heavy lenses just isn't that appealing to me.

Last camera?? How so? I thought my 550D was my "last camera" and then bought two more. In 5yrs time who knows what tech will be available!

This doesn't apply to gear collectors :) This and the next generation of cameras (7D2/D400) have reached a point that improvements will be small, and hard to see for most people. The next generation of Full Frame cameras will be hard to top.
this is a ridiculous comment, and will almost definitely guarantee to be laughable in about 5 years. there is no way the camera industry will fail to find a way to sell cameras to more people in the future. if nothing else, they will find a way to sell people DSLR quality sensors and AF systems(with increased ISO performance) in smaller, lighter bodies. Guaranteed.

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:38:16 PM »
i love this rumor. if the 14-24 accepts filters I may be interested if it's priced under $2500.
I'm really interested in this 16-50 if it is sharp and around $1300 or less. I had the 17-40 but it was really soft, so I sold it. That extra 10mm of reach gives this lens a big advantage over pretty much anything else on the market(for full frame.) I can't think of anything else available for full frame that goes from that wide to that long(anybody?)
This 16-50 could be an awesome everyday sorta lens for people who appreciate the 24 side of the 24-70 more than the 70. I'm just not sure I could give up my 2.8 aperture for it.
Still, it is exciting to think about.

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:30:08 AM »
maybe he called someone a moron once(is that really that wrong?)

Of course it is "that wrong" ::) ... one can disagree with everyone and everything in CR but one has to learn to be civil ... "Be Civil" is one of the rules of this forum ... read point 4 here http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=1442.0 ... we do not come to CR to be insulted by other members calling us names ... so of course it is wrong to call someone a moron ::)
Has anyone given any evidence to why he was banned besides just saying he was a "jerk" or he disagreed with people?

As it was clearly mentioned before, by the Admin, that if the banned person contacts the CR admin, the issue can be sorted out. But if the person who got banned has no interest in sorting out the issue, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to provide "evidence" to someone else.
but all too often this forum is just a bunch of people agreeing with each other, slapping each others backs, and generally just cheering on Canon...

Nothing wrong with that ... after all it is Canon Rumors not Nikon/Sony rumors ... so people will cheer for Canon ... fyi, CR has plenty of threads/posts where people disagree all the time, maybe you just don't notice it ... hint, the subject thread is one of the many ;)
When someone has a little edgier opinion, or might have a little less cordiality, they are often treated like some kind of criminal.

Nobody is treated like a criminal because they have "a little edgier opinion". But if someone feels victimized because they are supposedly "treated like some kind of criminal" they have the option of reporting to the admin/mods and they also have the option of not being here ::)

1st: i'm not saying calling someone a moron is right or OK, i'm just asking if calling someone a moron is grounds for being banned from the site? I don't think the forum should be filled with people insulting each other, but if someone throws out the word moron in an argument once I don't think that they should be forever banned(or even temporarily banned, maybe given a warning?) There is also a difference between saying "you are a moron" and saying "that statement is moronic"
2nd: while there is nothing wrong with people being huge cheerleaders of Canon here, there is also nothing wrong with people not being huge cheerleaders of Canon. This forum is called "canonrumors" not "canoncheerleaders"
If all I wanted was to read about how good Canon things are, i could just read the press releases. I come to sites like this to get a balanced opinion from all sides. Going back to my first point, often times people (especially some of this sites biggest users) are all too excited to belittle and insult people's intelligence for disagreeing with the consensus or criticizing things(as was stated much earlier in this thread.)
3rd: This squirrel thing is cute, but I think this thread is rather serious, and I haven't really seen many answers still as to why this person was banned. It seems like people just want to waste people's time rather than give constructive information or debate.

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 16, 2013, 01:00:44 AM »
Now, that squirrel is the best post on this thread  :D

Totally agree, and for some strange reason they look smarter than the ones we have, probably speak "American" though.

This, from someone who's loo flushes backwards. Sheesh.  ;)
this is a myth... i'm surprised you fell for this neuro.


i didn't finish reading the 7 pages of the thread, but I don't see why Canon F1 got banned.... maybe he called someone a moron once(is that really that wrong?)
maybe he disagreed with a mod(who cares?)

Has anyone given any evidence to why he was banned besides just saying he was a "jerk" or he disagreed with people? He may not have been the nicest guy in the internet, but all too often this forum is just a bunch of people agreeing with each other, slapping each others backs, and generally just cheering on Canon...
When someone has a little edgier opinion, or might have a little less cordiality, they are often treated like some kind of criminal.
Unless some good evidence is put forward(or i missed something) i dont see why F1 was banned....
I don't think disagreeing with people or upsetting some random members every so often is much of a justification.

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