« on: July 11, 2013, 08:19:25 AM »
EOS M's are flooding my local Craigslist!!!!
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Maybe I will get a quote and see how much it will cost. Hate to junk it as it still takes nice pictures.
The $1.7M price tag.
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.
How is paying $300 for a mirrorless with DSLR IQ and a small, fast, and by all accounts, sharp prime silly? That there would be an improved successor is blatantly obvious. But you're the Man.
In my opinion the EOS-M is not worthy of its price tag due to its poor AF, even at $299. Opinions vary. And people can buy in to first generation gear; it's their money - their choice. They know the risks going in. And when there's a fire sale, it's pretty telling that the new technology (ie, dual-pixel AF) just made the previous generation obsolete.
Don't be mad.
I don't care what body u use, your photo is only as good as your lens.
Go for the lens, whatever body doesn't matter
Tried to pull a fast one and get it at Best Buy using their "price match" thing. They don't stock it in store though
This price seems too low for Canon... even if a new one with the new AF system, higher resolution/better everything came out. This price seems like an "F it" move that could only be appropriate if the eos M is going extinct already... or is that me overreacting...
Is it possible that a new mirrorless camera could come with the EF mount standard?
The 70-200 II had been selling at $2400, then in Dec 2012 it dropped by $500, and IIRC, Adorama sold it even cheaper for a few days. The price went up - it's still cheaper than $2400, but >$300 more than the nadir.
I think the steep discount, combined with the facts that we're fast approaching the 1-yr anniversary of the EOS M announcement (late July, 2012) and that the M is a consumer camera and the Rebel/xxxD line has been getting annual updates, as well as the 70D's sensor, which is almost tailor-made for mirrorless, means that we'll see an M II announcement pretty soon.
But this really is a great price - as I said, it should be possible to sell it down the line for little loss. An M II will be far more expensive for a while.
Canon just released a UWA zoom for the M. An M with an EF mount would be giving up the thinner depth that eliminating the mirror gives, it's not going to happen.
Thank you for showing me that a wonderful affordable pro camera is a great way to enjoy this hobby. Here I am fussing about having to save up 3K for a DIII. I could see having a great time with an older pro Canon.
The camera is just so much fun! I'm really surprised with the image quality I love it. I actually had 2 older 1D cameras recently. Last weekend I bought a 1Ds mark II from a pawn shop and sold it a day later for a good profit. I've never had a 1D camera before but I do love them now! I love the blue LCD lights so much more than orange. Also this is my first time with the apsh sensor and I really like it!
speaking of the mkiii, would you say there is anything lacking from the 1ds that you really miss? I love old tech too, but I can't help but think you are romanticizing exactly how great it is.
I assume you haven't used it, think about this camera when it came out it was the best! It's only 4mp but honestly I really like it. It's 12 years old but focuses faster and more accurately than my 5D2!! 8fps is awesome too! Of course my 5D2 is better at iso1600 than the 1d classic but still it's damn good! 1d series are seriously one hell of a camera! They feel different perform different they are just in a different league even 12 years old!
I haven't used any of the 1D line... but 12 years is an eternity in tech years. I'd love to have a full frame backup that shoots 8 frames per that would be great for outdoor sports... but I can't wrap my head around 4 megapixels...
I'm glad your enjoying it... I'm not trying to rain on a parade... and I would seriously consider a 1D body... but I just can't see having that much of a disparity between bodies. Though I guess it would by my daughter's camera... so it isn't that big of a deal... but she was holding my mkiii today and it looked every bit of 9 years old holding onto that thing.