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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #165 on: July 05, 2013, 10:46:36 PM »
I really am trying not to do this.  Then you all keep repeating just how wonderful this deal is!!!!

I gotta be strong.  I don't need this.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #165 on: July 05, 2013, 10:46:36 PM »

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #166 on: July 05, 2013, 11:19:22 PM »
I really am trying not to do this.  Then you all keep repeating just how wonderful this deal is!!!!

I gotta be strong.  I don't need this.

:)

Nobody needs this. Many of us are simply rationalising as to the reason(s) we are taking advantage of this overly-tempting deal. This camera is for when a DSLR is too much, and a point & shoot just won't do.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #167 on: July 05, 2013, 11:53:24 PM »
I really am trying not to do this.  Then you all keep repeating just how wonderful this deal is!!!!

I gotta be strong.  I don't need this.

:)

Nobody needs this. Many of us are simply rationalising as to the reason(s) we are taking advantage of this overly-tempting deal. This camera is for when a DSLR is too much, and a point & shoot just won't do.

How pi$$ed would you be if you didn't buy it and tomorrow it was back up to $400 whatever? I decided to buy it so I wouldn't have to kick myself later!

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #168 on: July 06, 2013, 12:56:18 AM »
I really am trying not to do this.  Then you all keep repeating just how wonderful this deal is!!!!

I gotta be strong.  I don't need this.

:)

Nobody needs this. Many of us are simply rationalising as to the reason(s) we are taking advantage of this overly-tempting deal. This camera is for when a DSLR is too much, and a point & shoot just won't do.
I definitely don't need it, I'm just really getting tired of carrying around my huge DSLR and 24-70 lens. This camera will sit on the bottom of my backpack for everyday use. P&S quality just don't do it for me anymore and this is a cheap way to have something light and small without thinking too hard. I'm pretty excited to have this in my bag/cargo pockets when I go out.
And, If I end up never using it, I'm sure I can sell it for at least $250 bucks anytime, if not $400.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #169 on: July 06, 2013, 03:05:41 AM »
Bargain of the year at $299 with lens.
Not quite. EOS-M was grossly overprized and therefore ignored by the markets and Canon had stock piling up and almost no buy-in into the M-ecosystem. So we have forced Canon to price the product more reasonably. 299,- is no bargain, it is about "fair value" at the moment. It will drop further very soon, when more capable and interesting products appear. :-)

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #170 on: July 06, 2013, 03:20:02 AM »
Wow.  Then we may need to return it within 30 days...  :-\
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #171 on: July 06, 2013, 04:22:50 AM »
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.

Jason

Great post! This was really helpful as I have a Sony RX100, but I'm looking to replace it with the EOS M (bigger sensor, save $, can use Canon glass). I was wondering if you can type some thoughts on how the two cameras compare in terms of AF, IQ, color rendition, handling, etc. Much appreciated if so; no worries if you don't have the time :)

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #171 on: July 06, 2013, 04:22:50 AM »

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #172 on: July 06, 2013, 05:17:26 AM »
still no similar deal in Europe... not even close!
seems we only have the kit with the 22mm + EF adapter, for around $750 after the $65 cashback :(

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #173 on: July 06, 2013, 07:07:11 AM »
I picked one up my self after seeing this deal on CR... the intention was for my wife to use it, as her P&S Elph really produces sub par photos (as far as I am concerned). I have to say playing around with it for a couple days I have been really impressed. Sure, it is not a 5D Mark III but it is 1/10 of the price. The image quality is on par with my 60D, and yes the focus is a bit slower, but again, for $300 I don't think you can get better image quality; especially not in this size.

I had been keeping my 60D as backup to the 5Diii for places I didn't want to haul all my gear and have a slightly lighter kit; in all honesty at $299 I am considering selling the 60D and picking up my own EOS-M. For family trips to the amusement park, etc, I think this little guy seems more than adequate!
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #174 on: July 06, 2013, 09:50:52 AM »
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.

Jason


My next trip to HongKong & China is about couple weeks away. I was looking @ RX-100 & Fuji x20 for the trip. I thought I have to spend $500 to $600 for it. Well, $299 is a great deal for small body size camera with 22 X 14mm sensor, not to mention a f2 prime lens is included.

Look forward to see Canon new UWA 11-22mm lens for mirrorless. Also, I hope Canon will release some more pancake lenses: Macro, UWA, 50, 85 etc... Will be great for travelers.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #175 on: July 06, 2013, 12:11:27 PM »
Looks like Amazon just dropped their 22mm package to $299 as well.

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #176 on: July 06, 2013, 12:48:03 PM »
Looks like Amazon just dropped their 22mm package to $299 as well.

They did that a few hours after B&H. Then they sold out (delivery estimate was 1-3 months).  Looks like they have them back, now...
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #177 on: July 06, 2013, 09:53:10 PM »
I got the 22mm but would also like the 18-55, anybody on this deal who got one but don't want to keep?

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #177 on: July 06, 2013, 09:53:10 PM »

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #178 on: July 07, 2013, 01:19:17 AM »
Ugh I bought a black one cause the whites were backordered! Should I just take the backorder and go for white, did I make a mistake. Hopefully the black will be just as fun and maybe be less conspicuous.
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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #179 on: July 07, 2013, 01:30:07 AM »
Ugh I bought a black one cause the whites were backordered! Should I just take the backorder and go for white, did I make a mistake. Hopefully the black will be just as fun and maybe be less conspicuous.

Sorry bud, but you really should have gotten a white one. They have greater dynamic range and are much more fun...

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Re: Crazy Deal: Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $299 at B&H
« Reply #179 on: July 07, 2013, 01:30:07 AM »