Please explain in detail about "missed the general street shooting". Is it due to shutter lag of the M or the long zoom is too slow, or other reasons. I am thinking about taking the M with 22 and 18-55 and a 90mm Elmer for a long trip. I used to take two crop DSLR bodies and 3 lenses for long trip. But they are getting too heavy for me. Thanks for the advice in advance.I'm even thinking about taking ONLY my EOS M next trip
Been there, done that. Will NOT do this again. Japan in June/July: I had the 22, and th3 nice small zoom, as well as samyang 14/2.8 and nikkor 50mm 1.4.
All great.. wonderful night shots.. but for general street shooting, I missed way too many opportunities.
As a second body, sure, but never again as the sole option. During the last few days I was so frustrated that I kept thinking of going to yodobasi and picking up a kiss/rebel to hold me over.
With AF set to the * button you can get back button focus which helps. The M isn't going to win any awards for fast action but if you know it's limitations you can work around them. The touch shutter can also work quite well for sneaky street shots. There is a considerable amount of shutter lag though and if someone is walking towards you or across your path you might miss that shot.
If you really want the speed get the M2. It's dropped in price over here in Japan. Last I saw was ¥48,000 (under $500) body only. I'm sure there are some grey market deals going somewhere.