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jal2099

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Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2013, 10:19:33 AM »
I do a lot of wildlife photography and lugging gear around especially on aeroplanes is a problem. I have several L lenses from 70-200 f2.8 IS to the 500mm F4. I normally have these attached to my 1D MkIV. I have often wished I had another short lens attached to a body for quick access but the additional weight was prohibitive.

Naturally when the EOS-M came onto the market I was very excited as I thought this would be a great 2nd and 3rd camera! Lightweight and cheap. Well since then I have been reading all the reviews on the slow AF I put that idea on hold, game and birds don't wait for slow AF may as well do a lens change if that's the case. It seems as if Canon is actually incapable of doing an upgrade as I am sure they would have done so long ago. I guess waiting for Firmware upgrade is a waste of time. I think they may be able to address the problem with the MkII, well maybe.

FWIW, we have an EOS M and a Fuji X100s (and a 1D Mark II if we need to look serious).  Frankly, the X100S with it's fancy new focus system doesn't strike me a much faster then the EOS M with either EF-M or EF lenses.   I believe the slow/hunting AF reports are exaggerated.  If you're really interested in the camera, I'd recommend testing it out before you dismiss it based on reviews.  I have little doubt that the next version of the EOS M will be improved in all aspects, but jumping to the much adored X100S, makes me realized how capable the EOS M is.  Plus, with that 22mm lens, you're getting some stellar IQ in a tiny, tiny package that you can take damn near anywhere.  It sounds like the new SL1 is pretty peppy when not using Live View.  It might be one to consider.

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Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
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« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2013, 06:16:31 PM »
AF is fine with me I did not buy it to photograph fast moving kids or sports,thats why I have my 5D3

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« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2013, 02:15:45 PM »
Howdy,
Noob reporting in. I bought an EOS M. Why? Because Magic Lantern. I wanted to drop a couple of my criticisms of the criticisms here. You guys are advanced photographers. Why not use manual focus? What about zone focusing?

I am kinda kicking myself for not looking for a cheap NEX5r or just buying a cheaper NEXC3 with the nice prime they have, anyway. If someone hacks Sony firmware I will switch. ML+focus peaking is great, but sony already had focus peaking. I would love to see ML figure out how to town down the contrast focusing.

1st post, woot

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Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« Reply #47 on: May 30, 2013, 02:15:45 PM »