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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #135 on: July 04, 2013, 05:12:41 PM »
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).

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #136 on: July 04, 2013, 05:16:44 PM »
Bought one the second I saw the deal. Been waiting to get an M and with the current firmware/price. Hope they do a 35 soon.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #137 on: July 04, 2013, 05:23:17 PM »
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).

That's how it is at B&H. I opted for the M in white. It was supposed to be fulfilled today, but I guess I was low on the totem pole, so now have to wait until the 11th.

Anyone have any experience with little camera bags? I need one to hold the M + both lenses + 270EXll. So far all I have found is the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 10 or 20.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #138 on: July 04, 2013, 05:38:44 PM »
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).

The EF-M lenses have an image circle designed to just cover an APS-C sensor, same as EF-S lenses.

OTOH, I'm a firm believer in having lenses that are optimized for the camera you have today, not a camera you may get someday, whenever and if ever that day comes. At that point, you simply sell those lenses you no longer need.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #139 on: July 04, 2013, 06:06:03 PM »
To me its not about the price, its about the hardware.... no matter the price, you've got an EOS-M when all is said and done.

Lets see what gen-2 brings - thats my slant on this on in particular.

I didn't feel bad getting a 5DII at great savings when the 5DIII came out - as even with the lack of awesome focus, its still a very very capable camera.   Just that... Mirrorless is ok, but I'd like to have EVF in the mix.   So, maybe next model.....

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #140 on: July 04, 2013, 08:17:52 PM »
Looking to upgrade from my P&S to something better. Trying to decide between this and a Nex-3N for $400. Once I get a flash for the EOS M, the prices are the similar. Is is it worth giving up the size advantage of the Nex (vs an M + flash)? I do not have any Canon or Sony gear so that is not a consideration either way. I will take indoor questionable light photography so I will need a flash. 

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #141 on: July 04, 2013, 09:54:32 PM »
my main kit is 60D 15-85 USM IS or Tammy  70-300 VG.  I bought a Drebel T4i w/18-135 STM, but the weight of one camera, let alone two at a time is killing me.  The Drebel/ 18-135 really isn't much lighter than the 60D and I hate the controls, etc.  I will not compromise and get a P&S w a sensor smaller than APS-C.

So,  sold my Rebel/18-135 for 800.00, and bought the EOS - M for 300.00...That leaves me 500.00 to put towards at 70D for XMAS..


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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #142 on: July 04, 2013, 10:28:28 PM »
I got a $50 gift certificate for my birthday and am thinking of using it on a EOS M accessory.

Either
  • Extra battery or filter (boring)
  • 18-55 zoom (useful)
  • GPS unit (exciting!)
  • Lens adapter (already ordered off eBay for $80)

I'd be able to use the GPS with my next body (have a 5DmII presently) so that would get some milage. The zoom might be handy, but then again it seems to defeat the purpose of a small camera. Plus with the adaptor I can use other zooms if I really want to.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #143 on: July 04, 2013, 11:55:02 PM »
i feel like I just ordered an RX1 lite! This camera is the perfect opportunity to test just how useful a 35mm f2 fixed lens camera is! I've been drooling over the RX1 for a while and I think this just may tide me over until a FF RX1/EOSM comes out!
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.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #144 on: July 05, 2013, 12:15:28 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.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #145 on: July 05, 2013, 12:36:48 AM »
Just bought it...for fun. I've been meaning to buy a small camera to carry around when I'm out and I was debating between an SL1 or any of the micro 4/3 options. I've read tons of reviews of the EOS M when it first came out and when everyone complained about the AF speed, I decided not to think about it anymore. Then this deal came along and I heard that a new firmware update makes the AF speed acceptable. Just ordered the bundle with the 22mm f/2 off B&H. Now I'm deciding between the 270EX or 90EX as my flash. Maybe the 18-55 lens if I feel the 22mm isn't enough for me.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #146 on: July 05, 2013, 03:27:39 AM »
Do you guys plan to by the m 18-55mm zoom lens or use the adapter and your original L lens?
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #147 on: July 05, 2013, 04:25:45 AM »
Do you guys plan to by the m 18-55mm zoom lens or use the adapter and your original L lens?

I do not plan on buying the 18-55mm zoom lens as I already have the adapter to use my existing EF lenses... but who knows, if there is a crazy a$$ deal one day, I might just buy it ... however, I do plan on buying the upcoming 11-22 IS STM lens.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #148 on: July 05, 2013, 09:06:46 AM »
Do you guys plan to by the m 18-55mm zoom lens or use the adapter and your original L lens?

Yes. For me, the adapter is required since being able to use the M with my existing glass is the main reason I would even consider buying this camera at any price. Though I'm sure my Tamron SP24-70VC or my EF24-105 would perform wonderfully on the M, I think the much smaller and lighter kit lens is more in keeping with the small footprint theme. While the rumored w/a lens sounds very interesting, I'm not sure whether I'd be interested in a tele, since that would also interfere with the theme. If I were to need reach with the M, I would then probably match it with my 70-200 f/4 IS.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #149 on: July 05, 2013, 10:12:13 AM »
Do you guys plan to by the m 18-55mm zoom lens or use the adapter and your original L lens?

I'm buying the EF mount adapter, since my main reason for getting the M is as a portable backup body.

If I do start using the M routinely, I'll likely want the EF-M 18-55 zoom.  But I wouldn't want to buy it solo - the way to buy a kit lens is in the kit, so that'd most likely be with an M II (or 'white box', with these cheap prices I expect we'll see kits bought then broken up and sold). 
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