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Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:11:15 PM »
Ok, so I got myself a EOS-M "toy" yesterday, lets talk lenses - we have the following;
- 22mm - which is about a FFE of 35mm
- 18-55mm - which is about a FFE of 29-88mm

I'd like to see a few more, there has already been talk of a fast prime, a 55-300mm and a super tele, so what's coming and what would others like to see ?

Predicted;
- 55-300mm - I suspect this might be something less, perhaps a 55-200
- A fast prime ?  Maybe something like a 85mm - which is about a FFE of 135mm
- Supertele ?  Really ???  I just can't see this, maybe a 300mm ?

What would I like ?
- 15-85mm would be peachy

What about the rest of you ?
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Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:11:15 PM »

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 04:52:31 AM »
I'd like a fast prime. Otherwise there is always the EOSM adaptor ;)
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 06:02:51 AM »
I own the M as well, and got my EF-M adapter from China last week. It's not as sturdy as the original but it works very well and it's a lot cheaper...

I put the Sigma 30/1.4 on it and it's a very well handling combo. Focussing with the original 18-55 STM is noticeably quicker though. Seems the stepper motor is optimized for the AF method, the HSM and USM motors get there eventually but it takes a while. So I would love to see a EF-M 30mm STM to have a 50mm equivalent.

The M with EF 70-200 is simply hilarious but the pics are amazing!
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 08:12:28 AM »
The M with EF 70-200 is simply hilarious but the pics are amazing!

I wonder what is it like to handhold such a small camera at arm's length (no VF) with a somewhat heavy lens... Is it too hard to keep it steady?

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 08:33:16 AM »
I wonder what is it like to handhold such a small camera at arm's length (no VF) with a somewhat heavy lens... Is it too hard to keep it steady?

Yes very hard to keep steady.. I tried my M on my 400mm 2.8 and then with a 2x convertor for a laugh.. It makes it almost impossible to hold..

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 09:18:08 AM »
You hold the lens, not the camera. The body just acts as a display with buttons that's attached to the back of the lens :)

It takes some getting used to, you have to find a new way to hold it. With the 70-200, it's a bit strange but not impossible. I don't have anything longer than 200mm so can't comment on that :)

The touch-shutter function is very handy when taking pictures this way.
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 02:47:33 PM »

I agree with Kathode.  I was shooting with my 100macro last night.  Hold the lens and use the touch shutter... It works very well. 

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 02:48:06 PM »
A Canon Tele-compressor? Like Meta-bones?  :o

If so, We'd have the ultimate selection of EF Lenses w/ extra speed.
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 04:02:46 PM »
The M with EF 70-200 is simply hilarious but the pics are amazing!

I wonder what is it like to handhold such a small camera at arm's length (no VF) with a somewhat heavy lens... Is it too hard to keep it steady?

I hear this objection a lot and I don't really get it. You hold it much the same way you hold a DSLR -- cradle the lens in the left hand, and place the right hand on the camera body. There is nothing "unbalanced" about the combo, because the left hand is under the center of gravity (the lens) and the right hand steadies it.

Generally you don't want to hold the combo "at arms length" (unnecesarily difficult), rather you'd hold it just below eye level a few inches in front.

I've shot with a 135L on a small mirrorless camera and while it looked a bit odd (and manual focus made for an interesting challenge), it otherwise was quite usable. It's no more "unbalanced" than a large tele is on a DSLR.

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 07:23:16 PM »
I'd like samyang to produce their 8mm fisheye in an EF-M mount :)
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 06:10:21 AM »
When EOS M was first launched, the local Canon shop guys decided to attach it to a EF500 f4 - Looked funny but the images were stunning  ;D
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 06:50:51 AM »
More pancake lenses!
UWA primes, like 10mm, 14mm, 18mm.
Something like the pancake zoom that MFT has.

And Tamron will probably come with a native 17-250mm EOS-M 3.5-5.6 VC... :)

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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 07:09:05 AM »
More pancake lenses!
UWA primes, like 10mm, 14mm, 18mm.
Something like the pancake zoom that MFT has.

And Tamron will probably come with a native 17-250mm EOS-M 3.5-5.6 VC... :)

Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)
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Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 08:29:14 AM »
Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

Yes, but OM-D lacks a certain criteria essential to many of this forum...it is not a Canon...  ;D
But I do agree. Although I would rather have the Panasonic GF form factor (as small as possible).
That is also why I would like more pancake lenses.

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 09:30:58 AM »
Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

Yes, but OM-D lacks a certain criteria essential to many of this forum...it is not a Canon...  ;D
But I do agree. Although I would rather have the Panasonic GF form factor (as small as possible).
That is also why I would like more pancake lenses.

That is just it... I have a full Canon kit..(see my listed kit below)..love it for Full-Frame...but am sooo disappointed with the Canon mirrorless offering when it finally appeared. I was thinking that it would be so fantastic that I would sell off my MFT kit...but instead Canon made me cherish it more and pat myself on the back for buying into the best all-round micro "system". It could have been different...but it isn't.  :'(
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 09:30:58 AM »