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ebay EOS M adapters?
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:36:14 PM »
I was looking for an EF-M to EF adapter the other day, thinking I might pick one up used, and I checked ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=eos+m+adapter&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Obviously these are almost all going to be either grey market or third party knockoffs, but does anyone have any experience with any of these third party adapters? They look exactly the same as the Canon one and claim the same functionality.

Or the grey market ones - they all come from China or Japan, I assume they're breaking apart kits and selling the pieces separately? You're basically buying it without warranty, but at $80 for a grey market Canon adapter from a kit, would that be worth it?

Anyone have one of these?

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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 02:48:14 PM »
I wouldn't buy a non-Canon adapter, especially with what we've seen recently with 3rd party batteries and firmware updates.

I bought mine from one of the sellers on eBay that breaks up the kit components and sells them off - BigValueINC. It was $69.99 vs $150 from Amazon. There's no glass or moving parts (aside from the tripod adapter), so while I wouldn't buy a body or expensive lens from them, this seemed like a no brainer given the savings.

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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 09:05:56 AM »
It was total up to individual but I purchase one from eBay. The link as below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electronic-Auto-Focus-AF-adapter-for-Canon-EOS-EF-EF-S-lens-to-EOS-M-EF-M-camera-/151010378215?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item2328eb81e7

I use it on my new EOS-M with the latest firmware and working no problems. I try on Canon 24-105, Canon 70-300 DO IS, Sigma 12-24mm Ver1 and Sigma 150-500mm.

I think was too expensive to buy the Canon one and I only use once a while.

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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 10:55:10 AM »
I wouldn't buy a non-Canon adapter, especially with what we've seen recently with 3rd party batteries and firmware updates.

I bought mine from one of the sellers on eBay that breaks up the kit components and sells them off - BigValueINC. It was $69.99 vs $150 from Amazon. There's no glass or moving parts (aside from the tripod adapter), so while I wouldn't buy a body or expensive lens from them, this seemed like a no brainer given the savings.

I'm of the same mind. I bought from same eBay auction. I don't even own the M yet but this was too good to pass up. I just ordered the EOS M w/22mm today from B&H for $299!!!
« Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 11:09:40 AM by kbmelb »

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 02:05:41 PM »
I just purchased an M for $299 yesterday, so need an adapter.  I think I'll check out the BigValue options.
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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 05:16:33 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2013, 07:01:24 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.


That's the deal. I recently paid $119 for the same thing. I would want the adapter to be OEM, however worrying about gray market is silly for this item.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2013, 04:58:09 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.


That's the deal. I recently paid $119 for the same thing. I would want the adapter to be OEM, however worrying about gray market is silly for this item.


Has anyone received the adapter from this eBay seller? Is it a genuine Canon OEM? Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2013, 06:11:00 PM »
I ordered this one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-EOS-M-Mount-Adapter-Ring-For-EF-Lens-/290909317557?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item43bb8be9b5

Shipped the next day, I haven't gotten it yet but they have good reviews and have sold a lot of them. I'm guessing overstock since the EOS M hasn't been a big seller. Anyhow for genuine Canon $85ish is hard to beat.


That's the deal. I recently paid $119 for the same thing. I would want the adapter to be OEM, however worrying about gray market is silly for this item.


Has anyone received the adapter from this eBay seller? Is it a genuine Canon OEM? Thanks!


Mine's passed through HK airmail shipping. I'm on the West Coast so I guess I'll get it this week and will let you know. The picture is with a Canon box so I'm guessing it's OEM.

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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
I bought an OEM version from Electronics Basket, with fullfillment by Amazon for $110. They have since dropped the price to $104.49 - more expensive than those sold on eBay, but at least it'll be easy to return if I have to since Amazon's return policy applies. Plus I'll get free two-day shipping with Prime. I should get mine by 7/10.

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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 12:48:03 PM »
Canon EF lenses are great but I wonder if someone makes electronic adapter that uses Nikon lenses. Their 35 mm lens is wonderful.

I got my EOS-M on Amazon for $299. It will arrive today. I still cannot believe the price. I paid the same amount to get PowerShot A620 back in 2006. ???
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Re: ebay EOS M adapters?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 08:15:39 PM »
I got the adaptor I mentioned above. Genuine Canon in the box, but a grey box that says "For P.R.C. only" (People's Republic of China)  ;D

Works just as well. My Fisheye zoom is brilliant on this camera. Looks and balances well too.

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 08:20:12 PM »
Canon EF lenses are great but I wonder if someone makes electronic adapter that uses Nikon lenses. Their 35 mm lens is wonderful.

Novoflex makes EOS M adapters for Nikon, Leica, Olympus, Pentax, even Canon FD.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 01:03:09 PM »
GO OEM,

the price saving is not worth the hassle of incompatibility with a future lens you may purchase. the adapter will also have a better resale as well if you ever decide to jump ship.

20-50 dollars difference on ebay is just not worth it.

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 01:56:12 PM »
I got the adaptor I mentioned above. Genuine Canon in the box, but a grey box that says "For P.R.C. only" (People's Republic of China)  ;D

Works just as well. My Fisheye zoom is brilliant on this camera. Looks and balances well too.

Thanks for the follow-up.  Great to hear - I ordered yesterday from this seller right before the seller's price increase (lucky).

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2013, 01:56:12 PM »