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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2013, 11:34:46 AM »
Just received the M adapter. It is one solid hunk of metal. Now I understand all those pics of the M attached to superteles, the adapter is more than strong enough. A pleasant surprise is that the adapter's tripod foot  is removable, since with an arca plate attached, it is as heavy as the adapter itself. If the body of the M is half as sturdy as the adapter, there will be no worries. Sure wish they'd have put a gasket on on it though :P

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #151 on: July 05, 2013, 11:41:51 AM »
Just received the M adapter. It is one solid hunk of metal. Now I understand all those pics of the M attached to superteles, the adapter is more than strong enough. A pleasant surprise is that the adapter's tripod foot  is removable, since with an arca plate attached, it is as heavy as the adapter itself. If the body of the M is half as sturdy as the adapter, there will be no worries. Sure wish they'd have put a gasket on on it though :P

The M is solid - it feels like a brick. The SL1 feels like it's hollow after using the M for a while.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #152 on: July 05, 2013, 11:53:05 AM »
Also, I just looked, and is there really only 2 lenses available for this system? How has Canon not made anything else to offer customers? I know I haven't seen one announced, but it's still surprising that there is zero wide angle or telephoto choices in the lens lineup, or pretty much zero of anything besides the 18-55 and 22mm.
Looks like you missed them announcing the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.  It's actually Canon's first UWA zoom with IS, and it's only for the EOS M.

Here's DPR's preview, where they suggest the IQ surpasses the EF-S 10-22mm:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canon-efm-11-22-4-5p6-is-stm

Worth noting that they've not announced this lens for the USA yet, no idea why.  Personally, I expect an EF-M telezoom to be announced with the EOS M II, whenever that happens.
OK, now that you mentioned it, I do remember this announcement. If the 11-22 is really on par with or better than the 10-22 it could be a great addition to 22mm for me. When I bought the camera I was thinking there was a few lenses available for the M system, but then I checked the Canon USA site and the only lenses listed are the 18-55 and 22m,
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup. Thanks for reminding me, I'm a big wide angle fan so I'm surprised I forgot the good reviews about this lens.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #153 on: July 05, 2013, 11:58:47 AM »
Better act quick.  Stock is drying up.  Adorama is already out of stock and last I checked B&H only had the zoom kit left.

I can feel my reaction changing from "resistance" to "black or white?" and "22mm STM or 18-15mm?"

Looks like you can still place the order at this deal and then get them once back-order arrives.

Guess the only remaining question I have is if (big IF) Canon were to produce a full-frame mirrorless, would it still be compatible with the M-mount? Think I read that they weren't planning a full-frame mirrorless, but plans can change.

Pardon my ignorance on the question, but I like to make sure the lenses I purchase will work on the camera bodies I upgrade to in the future, like avoiding EF-s lenses for my 7D (with a possible exception for the EF-s 10-22mm).

For those that missed this on BHP or Adorama, you can still order one from Amazon and get the $299 price.  Amazon's stock is drying up too, because they just changed the product page to say it needs an extra one or two days processing:
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Compact-Systems-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B008NENG1A/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t/177-6612816-3647001&tag=gribok-20

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #154 on: July 05, 2013, 11:59:44 AM »
Do you guys plan to by the m 18-55mm zoom lens or use the adapter and your original L lens?

I have no interest in the 18-55. The 22mm is great, though, and the 11-22 is interesting - will wait to see where prices settle. Will be using the adapter for anything else, but I expect to keep the 22 on there 75% of the time.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #155 on: July 05, 2013, 12:01:39 PM »
For those that missed this on BHP or Adorama, you can still order one from Amazon and get the $299 price.  Amazon's stock is drying up too, because they just changed the product page to say it needs an extra one or two days processing:
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Compact-Systems-Camera-3-0-Inch/dp/B008NENG1A/ref=cm_cd_ql_qh_dp_t/177-6612816-3647001&tag=gribok-20

You can still place an order with B&H as well, however it shows backordered until July 11th.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #156 on: July 05, 2013, 12:31:54 PM »
I just checked amazon.jp - for anyone living in Japan you might be interested to know that the 22mm f/2 kit is now ¥31,527. It just dropped ¥4000 from yesterday and is now much closer to the $299 price in the US. I am so so tempted! It would be nice for those small occasions where a 5D2 and 24-105L looks ridiculous. Can't believe I'm considering it! 

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Update - just pulled the trigger. Bah I've spent more on a night out, this is pocket change for a portable APS-C body and fast prime!
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #156 on: July 05, 2013, 12:31:54 PM »

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #157 on: July 05, 2013, 12:59:15 PM »
Mine should be here on Monday.

I'm looking forward to 'hacking' this camera.  It seems to offer lots of possibilities given the availability of many different lens adapters (far more than the regular EF mount permits, since the M has a much shorter focal plane distance than most anything else).

But I wonder whether this means Canon plans a new model, or are they giving up on the M format?  This being Canon RUMORS, has anyone heard anything?

Do I need to panic and rush to get the EF adapter now (perhaps with them disappearing like the very rare FD-EF they made briefly for the pros), or can I wait a few weeks?  That sort of question.

Maybe this is the camera to perform the Bayer Filter removal and conversion to high resolution B+W only?


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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #158 on: July 05, 2013, 01:19:15 PM »

But I wonder whether this means Canon plans a new model, or are they giving up on the M format?  This being Canon RUMORS, has anyone heard anything?

Do I need to panic and rush to get the EF adapter now (perhaps with them disappearing like the very rare FD-EF they made briefly for the pros), or can I wait a few weeks?  That sort of question.


I think this is because they want to get people in on the system, and at prior prices it wasn't happening. After initial luke-warm reviews I'm sure a lot of people just forgot about it, so Canon never got to experience any kind of word of mouth, end user sales momentum.

I don't think they're dumping the M line, just the opposite IMO. I imagine there is a new body coming out sooner than later and they have too much stock built up. I also think they're working on lenses for the system, and you can't make money on lenses if no one has a body to put them on. I guess it's something like giving away free samples - get the basic system into peoples' hands, let them get a taste of it and hope they buy in longer term.

Anyway, that's my 2 cents. EF adapters look to be going for 80-100 on ebay, so that's not too shabby.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #159 on: July 05, 2013, 01:35:44 PM »
But I wonder whether this means Canon plans a new model, or are they giving up on the M format?  This being Canon RUMORS, has anyone heard anything?

I don't see why they would release a new lens (11-22) if they were giving up on the format.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #160 on: July 05, 2013, 02:40:27 PM »
Mine's on the truck for delivery this afternoon, looking forward to a new toy. My wife's more excited than I am, my 60D is a little big for her, this will probably become mostly her camera.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #161 on: July 05, 2013, 05:18:27 PM »
I tried to resist... really I did... but resistance was futile. Order placed at B&H. The M (in black) w/22mm is back-ordered, but is estimated to be back in-stock by 7/11. I can wait a few days--it's far easier than resisting.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #162 on: July 05, 2013, 07:54:34 PM »
I tried to resist... really I did... but resistance was futile. Order placed at B&H. The M (in black) w/22mm is back-ordered, but is estimated to be back in-stock by 7/11. I can wait a few days--it's far easier than resisting.

I'm still resisting, Dub.

On the positive side, it's a magnificent bargain. It looks like a capable and compact camera. It's extremely tempting, especially since it falls almost into the "petty cash" budget arena. I'd love to have one just to play with.

On the other side, I don't have any legitimate need for it. There are already more pictures I want to take and am trying to take with the great equipment I have. The M would simply be a distraction from what I'm trying to do photographically.

Seems better overall to let someone buy it who will use it than for me to bring it to my house where it will sit on a shelf 99% of the time, especially after the first month or so.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #162 on: July 05, 2013, 07:54:34 PM »

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #163 on: July 05, 2013, 08:14:58 PM »
I had been waiting for the price on these to drop back down to $399... and funny enough the night before the drop I had one in my cart on BH for like $439 or something, and looked the next morning and saw it change to the $299, so ordered one right away.

Funny enough, I downloaded the new firmware (2.02) and then saw that it was already installed on the EOS M! 

The one thing I always have a hard time wrapping my head around is size, so I took this photo showing how small it is compared to a Canon 5D Mk III with 24-70 2.8 II lens (left), Sony HX50V (top right) and Sony RX 100 (top middle):



Here it is compared with the Sony HX50V:



I've just played with it a little (arrived today) and I'm really impressed with it.  I already have two 5D Mk IIIs and a 6D and a lot of lenses, but I know it will be useful to me due to its small form factor.  I hope they come out with an EF-M prime lens (maybe 85mm equiv) that has longer reach and is still pancake profile - that will make it more useful to me.

Bargain of the year at $299 with lens.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #164 on: July 05, 2013, 09:56:57 PM »
Bargain of the year at $299 with lens.

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« Reply #164 on: July 05, 2013, 09:56:57 PM »