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EOS-M / Re: EOS M The positive experience
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:11:56 AM »
To bridge a little  between the extremes:

My M caught meanwhile an issue: Not connect to the fact I droped it I must have managed to fry some part of the electronic. Before I went on my trip I bought the Tamy 18-200 for the M

My copy must have had some damage because after mounting this lens for the first time the camera would focus but not release the shutter The only way to make the lens work was to have the camera switched on and to remove and reattach the lens. I returned the lens and bought the EF-M 55-200 instead.

However from this day onwards all my lenses behave like that with the exception of the EF-M22. So each time I switch the camera on or wake it up I need to disconnect the connection between lens and camera....

So not all my experience is positive. With the scratches from the fall I do not think that I can gain much from Canon.... so I had to consider buying something new. I thought long about a Sony with speedbooster but I fear that AF of my EF glasses will be even more sluggish than with the standard EF to M adapter. Besides this I have all 4 EF-M lenses and the 11-22 on the M is something I will not want to miss in the future. I have ordered another M now, the new one will be my workaround with the EF-M lenses and the damaged one will become my lenscap with liveview capabilities in the bag for the L glasses.

To BomBom:

You are double wrong: Having Canon glass is not a reason to buy a M. Initially I thought so, but their are so many inconveniences that I gave up on this very fast (as written above the damaged M will become my emergency fallback plan but never a tool of choice) but.... The same conservative approach that makes me cry for the slow evolvement on Canon technology will also ensure that the EF-M bayonet will not mutate into something new for many years. The M is a toy, the M2 is a WIFI toy.. but it is the camera I really like to use once I have the 11-22 on. I suffer from GAS not post purchase frustration so while I encourage everyone to give advice, yours is offending and not intended at helping me or you. SO why bother giving it?

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II- September 15th at midnight? Whose midnight?
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:04:19 AM »

if it is for a European event (given for Köln)
it will come from Canon office in the Netherlands
It is 09:02 AM right now. Give them another hour to brew the coffee before the yadda yadda begins. They will talk about the small announcements first so expect to wait another 3 hours

EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:58:33 AM »
True or fake... that is the question.....

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 26, 2014, 08:35:09 AM »
Don't want to confuse you but if you are already thinking about stacking the extenders than I believe the 200mm range might be to short for you anyhow.

I walk around with the old version of the 70-200 USM IS and use the first generation 1.4 extender. Picture quality is therefore not comparable to your choice but maybe you should give the SIgma 120-300mm 2.8 some consideration. It is heavy but if you go for the model before the "art" makeover you get stabilisation, HSM and the reach of the 70-200 with the 1.4 extender without loosing a stop at a reasonable price. I use it with my old canon extender and therefore reach a bit more than 400 mm at F4 with still decent picture quality.

EOS-M / EOS M The positive experience
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:35:21 PM »
Somewhere on this forum someone mentioned how well build the body of the M is....well since a few hours I can confirm this.Tonight I misstepped while taking pictures of the casle in Budapest an made a full scale bellyflop on the coblestones. Unfortunately with the M tourist style on its strap between me and the ground. Heard the ping when the uv filter broke, saw about half of the sunshade of the 11-22 fly away. After checking the looking at the M i thought that was the end: the top of the canera connecst both halfs of the chasis in a line in front of the hotshoe. Along this line the camera was open like a clamshell abiut a centineter wide. While i started to curse my 6 year old son gave the chassis a hearty sqeete and it snapped back together again. After finding the battery a meter away the camera switched on again and camera and efm 11-22 work fine. I nabaged to destroy an analog eos 100 and a EOS 30d the M is so far the only Canon I was able to use again after seeing its inside....

EOS-M / Re: Need help.. LCD turns on but black!?!
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:44:38 AM »
Let's talk display components..
First the bad news:
Cut your losses.
Return your camera as long as you still have warranty.

Now to find out what is broken:

Digitizer? Check , you confirmed that it works.
Display? Take a picture of maximum contrast, maybe half black, half white. Look under even light sideways at your screen. Can you recognize the shape of your picture? If yes than only the illumination unit is broken, otherwise it is the display.
It could be the power connector to the display but that is unlikely as the digitizer works.


EOS-M / Ef-m 50-200 now in stock at
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:30:17 AM »
349 Euro

Do you mean the poor battery life of the M?

Yes.... when on trip I need 2 loaders or a propper schedule to have at least 3 batteries loaded until next morning.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 16, 2014, 05:15:22 PM »
11-22 to round out the kit

that lens is in my eyes (currently) the  reason for the M to exist.
I'm not a street photographer but Souks in Marakesh, Old Town Jerusalem, Markets in Bangkok... anywhere where it is crowded this lens just shines. And mounted on the M the lens still takes up less real estate in my bag than the Tokina 11-16 2:8 did in the past.

Pitty that it is so hard to get in the land of the free

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:00:38 PM »
With now a few days to play with the Tammy I m curious about the Canon 55 200 it will be half the weight. Handling of the M simply shouts to hold the M but not the lens.

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:54:51 PM »
Let throw my 2cents of opinion onto the pile.

From the first day I had the M I wished for a speed booster. Instead I bought a third party EF to EF-M adapter.
First of all be happy that none exist as you would only be tempted to waste money on a compromise which settles you for the worst of two worlds.

Why the adapter does not make sense?

1. Someone here mentioned it already... The M excels at the wide end, it sucks for tele based on handling and weight balance. I tried White L glasses on the M with my adapter. Awkward, slow, the older ones not even focusing and energy hungry. You do not get more than 80 shots out of my M with a single Patona battery when the 200 l 1:1.8 is attached. That is the need for 4 batteries for a single sports match. If you work with the M and anything longer than the 135 L you want the system stabilized by a tripod or at least by 2 hands and the viewfinder against your brow. A tripod simply speaks against the whole concept of the M and 2hands? Well you need one to hold the lens and the other to fondle the touchscreen so you really end up to hold the camera like an amateur waiter carrying a lobster plate. So the only reason why I carry the adapter and the M in my bag for the larger lenses is to have an emergency backup body.

2. No none STM lens makes sense on the M. Now for the speed booster to do a trick you want a full frame lens with STM ... The shorty forty maybe? Buy it, add a non existing speed booster for 500 bucks and you get a kind of 30mm 2.0 lens with some losses in IQ but the weight and size of a full frame zoom lens which has to compete with the 22mm 2.0 which comes with native EF-m mount.

Your observations match mine but before you rely on the M as a travel companion, use it under bad conditions before, that is hanging around your neck and doing 150+ pictures  on two consecutive days.

One will demonstrate what havoc the touchscreen can create, the other what a fun power management with the M is.

I'm satisfied with the M now, but my first SE Asia trip with the M was quiet a learning curve

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:56:12 AM »
For the intended users, the lens is fine, its not a Pro lens, so don't expect $2500 performance.

Still the current (novelty) price tag is steep for a product that will have to compete in a few weeks with the Canon product.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:52:07 AM »
Cool EW-54, mine is plain old boring black

From a Hong Kong shop, works pretty well with my red M when doing pictures of all the small children in the wider family... especially with the other secret weapon of the Luftwaffe: The PEZ dispenser. Somehow the feet of those dispensers are made to fit a hot shoe and you do not need to ask for smiles once you have mounted it.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 14, 2014, 05:32:19 PM »
If you want to check on some flaws of the Tammy check on the left ear of the puppy, plenty of choma issues there....

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