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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:40:58 PM »
Notice they say "due to current market conditions". This can mean a lot of things, but to a large company like Canon just having an item out for support and sales means it costs money - a lot of it. The service centers have to be trained and keep parts inventory - just for starters. This costs $$.

My guess is they see NA sales low enough that it's not worth supporting, they mostly just sold them to the Photo sites and rental places. Perhaps this is why they dumped stocks in NA.

Now with the however many new EOS-M's running in the wild in NA it might be a different story - in a year! Big companies run slowly.

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EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:15:39 PM »
I got the adaptor I mentioned above. Genuine Canon in the box, but a grey box that says "For P.R.C. only" (People's Republic of China)  ;D

Works just as well. My Fisheye zoom is brilliant on this camera. Looks and balances well too.

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EOS-M / Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
I've been playing with my new EOS-M and while it will not replace my 5D2 or 1D3, it opens up many possibilities.  Using my EF lenses is very different.  Handheld shooting will be an adjustment.  If I had the $, I'd attach 4 EOS-M cameras to EF lenses like the 24-70, 70-200, 16-35, 8-15 fisheye when I go on vacation.

That's a great point. Instead of swapping lenses (something I rarely do) it's a body I can put on my longer lens, when combined with the crop gives me the telephoto shots.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 06:38:54 PM »
+1 on the need for more lenses.  In that regard, Canon USA's decision not to launch the one recently announced lens (11-22mm) completely baffles me.

Agree on the lack of UWA in the U.S. Timing it to the recent price cut would have seemed to be brilliant.

I'll be happy to see more lenses but the present lineup is pretty good, as soon as I can get a 11-22 that is. With the adaptor I've got coming in today I suddenly get another case full of lenses, even though they're not optimal (but much cheaper when shared). Looking forward to putting the fisheye zoom on it, I love fisheye on a crop sensor.

I have to say though these EOS M lenses are beautifully built. They may have a lot of plastic on the inside but the low profile, sleek look is great to see on a canon. I don't like all the rubber they put on the L lenses.

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EOS-M / Re: How do you carry your EOS-M?
« on: July 11, 2013, 09:39:49 AM »
The LowePro UtilityBag 100 AW works great! I had an unused one sitting around and gave it a try.

  • Front pocket for filters, batteries and cards
  • Built in microfiber cloth for cleaning the LCD
  • Two inside pockets; one for 1-2 extra lenses
  • The other for the GPS receiver or flash at the bottom
  • The camera sits on top with lens pointing down into the 2nd pocket (works for either pancake or zoom)
  • AW cover
  • Add a strap to the back grommets
  • I'll keep the lens adaptor in with my other gear

Seems to work pretty well, I want something that'll hold 2 lenses plus one on the body (all I'm missing is the new wide angle), the GPS or maybe I'll get a flash too, and filters, batteries and cards.

Otherwise I might consider the Lowepro LP36336 Compact Courier 80


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EOS-M / Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
Got mine with the kit 22mm and the zoom I bought off eBay the same day.

I agree with the impressions posted here, including that it gets warm and it is heavier and more solid than I expected. On the blackout and focus it seems on par with my S100, which is fine by me. I actually use the S100 most of the time for family documentary shots (the 5DmII is too big, noisy and intimidating for much of that) and this is the perfect replacement.

I also can't help thinking that this is what the G1X should have been. I had that camera for about an hour and returned it. Too expensive for what you get IMO, I didn't find it substantially better than it's predecessor. This guy pulls it off however, and is a complete steal at the price.

The handling and touchscreen is really nice, and I love the clarity and resolution of the screen! Having this much control in this small a package is a dream.

I hate to say it but I'll probably be getting 90% of my pictures on this camera from now on. Looking forward to getting the zoom! Finally I also got the GPS shoe accessory and love it with this camera (I really like having GPS tags).

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EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 08, 2013, 06:11:00 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.


That's the deal. I recently paid $119 for the same thing. I would want the adapter to be OEM, however worrying about gray market is silly for this item.


Has anyone received the adapter from this eBay seller? Is it a genuine Canon OEM? Thanks!


Mine's passed through HK airmail shipping. I'm on the West Coast so I guess I'll get it this week and will let you know. The picture is with a Canon box so I'm guessing it's OEM.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:35:42 PM »
I just posted a few hours ago in the $299 EOS thread that it seemed like a silly purchase; since Canon would likely be replacing it with a dual-pixel AF markII version.

I guess I was spot on with that prediction.

Sounds spot off, to me. Maybe I'm biased because I bought one for $299. But, if this rumor is true (it's CR1, just the new 100-400 has been for what, 4 years?), the next M will be an 18 MP minor update (T5i/SL1 sensor), and the 20 MP dual pixel CMOS will follow that...but when?  And 'aimed at the FF Canon shooter' sounds like a $900-1000 camera, to me.  So, $299 really doesn't sound 'silly' especially when the camera + 22mm pancake only costs $85 more than the 22mm pancake alone.  That way, the next M can be bought with the kit zoom (since the best way to buy a kit lens is in a kit), and even selling the body for $150 you'd come out ahead...  Or you'd have a cheap body for IR conversion - one almost ideally suited for it as any lens can be used.

Just my $0.02 (or $299, as the case may be).

I agree. The EOS M now for $299 is a steal, with the new firmware it's a highly capable camera in a small package, and it works with my existing system (flash, lenses, GPS). I've got a couple S100's which are going to probably be retired due to this camera. Sure new Mirrorless will come, who cares? I can upgrade later.

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I got the 22mm but would also like the 18-55, anybody on this deal who got one but don't want to keep?

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EOS-M / Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:16:33 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.

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I got a $50 gift certificate for my birthday and am thinking of using it on a EOS M accessory.

Either
  • Extra battery or filter (boring)
  • 18-55 zoom (useful)
  • GPS unit (exciting!)
  • Lens adapter (already ordered off eBay for $80)

I'd be able to use the GPS with my next body (have a 5DmII presently) so that would get some milage. The zoom might be handy, but then again it seems to defeat the purpose of a small camera. Plus with the adaptor I can use other zooms if I really want to.

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Looks like Amazon and affiliates are sold out at the $299 price.

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It's my birthday tomorrow, why not?

I wasn't planning on getting one but this is a good price, worth seeing if the format and camera work for me. I certainly like smaller cameras, and the fact that it can work with my flashes and lenses it seems like a good idea.

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Somebody here said that soft edge ND filters are for general landscape shots and the hard edge are for times when you actually have an edge, like at the ocean. This makes sense, however I noticed the following bit from a Lee soft edge filter blurb

Lee graduated neutral density filters are available with soft or hard transitions from dark to clear. The soft edge is recommended for wide angle lenses and the hard edge is recommended for normal and longer lenses.

Thoughts?

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:34:02 PM »
I think it's perfect. I'm not fond of those overly misted out Big Stopper shots (even though I have a Big Stopper)

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