I'd rather shoot mRAW/sRAW than a JPEG.
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Have a look at the other USB devices you have connected; My cellphone for instance causes some screwiness when I have it plugged in.Some USB devices do not "play nice" with others, you better not use them simultaneously, specially on the same USB hub.
Not only is it arbitrary, but it also changes over time. For example, when I was growing up, 28mm lenses were far more common than 24mm lenses. But these days, I doubt many people are buying 28mm lenses - all the interest is in 24mm lenses or wider.
The same could be said for 85mm. While appreciating that many people buy 85mm lenses, I suspect that the "standard" longer prime would be in the 90-135mm range (especially when you consider all of the macro lenses in that range that are sold).
I agree with the 24mm vs 28
But 85mm is still by far the most popular short telephoto.
B&H has almost 1400 reviews of the 85 1.8, and only 90 reviews of the 100 f/2, even though these two lenses are about the same price, same size, and deliver the same IQ
I'm getting an M. Mostly this will be my Parks (WDW) travel setup where the 5D3 is too bulky/heavy.The "M" is APS C, so you will see a angle of view 1.6 X that of a 200mm lens, or 320mm.
I'm thinking for Animal Kingdom in bringing the M with the Tamron 70-200 + 1.4 TC. I get 448mm @ f/4. Is that right?
Have you tried one with the Tamron? I would not expect it to work well with a Tamron lens, it may be extremely slow to focus. Most third party lenses do not play well with Canon's live view. There is no phase detect with a EOS M, so try first or make sure you can return it.
With a huge lens, the body size makes only a slight difference, and balance may be poor. You might be far better off with a SL1 and the ability to use phase detect AF if you want a small body. Tamron Af will work reasonably well with phase detect.
Canonwatch has what is purported to be a leaked image, would seem this beast is getting a bit less mythical.