« on: November 12, 2013, 09:05:49 PM »
Thanks for chiming in! The Hahnel it is. Placed the order with B&H, and hopefully it'll arrive this week. Why it takes days to travel 60 miles is another issue...
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So I just acquired a EOS M over weekend, of course it showed up AFTER returning home from the trip that justified the purchase! Grrr. Anyway, I've been dying to get my hands on this camera for sometime now. I've been shooting for about 8 years now and always wanted an alternative to lugging around L-Glass and a Full Size DSLR Body. I was waiting to see what Canon was going to do with the next version of the M before I bought one, unfortunately my patience expired. I am still within the 30-days to return the camera, so I've turned to CR for advice. I understand everything is speculation at this point, but from those of you who own this camera, should I hang on to it? Will the update be that significant?
I am thrilled about the images it produces and how easy it is to use. It is just lacking a few things, like a viewfinder. I found myself bring the camera up to my face a few times.
Bottom line; to keep or not to keep and restart my patience clock.
Lens hood is off. I took a couple pics on my FF to show it better. I don't mind so much but there were a couple shots that had the vignette on the right and not the left. The only thing I can do in post to fix it is crop which sucks when you want to go really wide. No issues on 8mm; It's a full circle. I think I'm going to end up going to Canon service to look it over.
i also like sigma lenses but i think it is a lens issue with the new ones. there should only be 2 variables, the mount to image sensor distance and the mount to af sensor light path distance. that remains constant so should cause consistent focus misalignment. once you calibrate a sigma lens with the dock it makes changes to the focusing characteristics of the lens and does not consider any camera lens pairing. when i have done this the 2 lenses 18-35 and 120-300 work the same on the 3 camera bodies i have tried them on. i don't know all the inner workings but it seems more like the lens is just not calibrated right to begin with?
in order to really set the lens right with the dock you need to make 4 focal range x 4 distance corrections and they can be all over the place?
the 2 lenses that i have would be unusable by most peoples standards without the dock adjustments.
Its not greed, its business. Mirrorless sells horribly across all manufactures compared to DSLR, so why would Canon stack their resources in a category that fails to sel?
Mirrorless has sold horribly up to now, because products offered ranged between "inadequate and horrible". EOS-M (dog-slow, no EVF), Nikon 1 (dwarf-sensored, too expensive), mFT (generally too expensive and not small/light enough compared to APS-C), APS-C sensored NEX did rather well ... compared to Sony SLT/DSLR sales ;-)
I'm sure I sound a bit nuts , but I'd like to thank that I have all I need to own. Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?
Agree. I used three copies, they needed different MA (the current one needs none). They all focus very well on my 5D2, no complaints at all. I can focus well even with the outer AF points, unless it is really dark.
To the OP - the 50L is an excellent lens. Sharp enough wide open, with some loss of contrast with backlit scenes wide open (well, avoid them), excellent color rendering, great potential for good bokeh.
Sony has published a road map. 15 lenses in 2 years is really not bad for a whole new system. Has Canon done better with the EOS-M?
Moreover, Samyang has confirmed the release of FE lenses in a couple of months. Not to mention Leica, Voigtländer, Nikon, Canon, etc etc via Metabones adapters that even retain AF. Sigma and Tamron will also express an interest sooner rather than later, to try and conquer this whole new market. If this system lacks something, it's certainly not lenses - not for long.
And no, the A-mount has not been abandoned. Together with the A7/r, Sony has announced a new 70-200/2.8 for A-mount and a new enthusiast camera is scheduled for 2014.