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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »
It extends quite a bit.
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2013, 11:24:05 AM »
@tiger82 - what's up with that hood on the 70-200/2.8?  Hope you know it's too short to be of any real optical benefit...

I think it's one of those rubber hoods that can 'pop out' to a hood, or folded back. I've wondered how those are in use.

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2013, 11:38:28 AM »
Played around with MF and AF+MF with the EF-M 22 f/2 and was likewise disappointed with its implementation.  This camera will be used strictly AF only with EF-M lenses.  Loved the IQ of the EF-M 22 -- fantastic little lens.  Still haven't quite figured out a good way of holding it with the right hand and still have good access to the controls, but it's a good trade for the compact size.

Did you try switching to back button AF? That enables full time manual focus with the 22mm (when you have AF+MF selected) in the menu.

I was trying to set to BB AF (custom function 5), but it didn't seem to be working the way i thought it should.  There might have been something else that I had set that might have over-rode it or locked it out.  I'll have to dig into the manual to see...  Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »
Nice if the M had a sub-APS-C sensor, similar to Nikon for long lens work

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2013, 05:36:56 PM »
Nice if the M had a sub-APS-C sensor, similar to Nikon for long lens work

We are schizophrenic, do we want larger or smaller sensor in a compact camera?  If you want a 4/3, don't buy the M.   What do you want to be able to do with the M?
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2013, 06:41:14 PM »
I've been playing with my new EOS-M and while it will not replace my 5D2 or 1D3, it opens up many possibilities.  Using my EF lenses is very different.  Handheld shooting will be an adjustment.  If I had the $, I'd attach 4 EOS-M cameras to EF lenses like the 24-70, 70-200, 16-35, 8-15 fisheye when I go on vacation.

That's a great point. Instead of swapping lenses (something I rarely do) it's a body I can put on my longer lens, when combined with the crop gives me the telephoto shots.

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 08:28:23 PM »
Nice if the M had a sub-APS-C sensor, similar to Nikon for long lens work

Nope. It's not conducive to hand holding long glass nor is it a fast shooter, and typically long glass subjects are moving.

I'm glad it's APS-C. Better IQ, and old lenses work better via adapter. m4/3 makes every old lens a tele.

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 08:28:23 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2013, 10:02:32 PM »
Solid build and a fantastic pancake lens.  I wish it had more physical buttons and a mode dial. It is over priced at retail price but a bargain at 299.  Magic lantern will make it into fantastic little powerhouse. 

I am a little concerned about the decision not to bring the wide angle lens to the US. 

It will not replace a SLR or my NEX6.  But I can defiantly fine a use for it. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2013, 11:23:32 PM »
Just got mine as well.  My initial reactions (my current frames of reference are S95 and original 5D, FYI):
1. It's bigger and heavier than I expected, even with just the 22mm pancake lens.  I can't just slip it into my back pocket like I can my S95 - maybe in a jacket or lower cargo pants pockets.  I'd call it midway in bulk between S95 and 5D with 40mm pancake lens on.
2. New firmware came preloaded, and AF is faster and surer than I expected.  Is it SLR speed (even the sluggish 5D)?  No.  Is it significantly faster than S95?  Yes.
3. 22mm lens is sweet.  Comparable in IQ to the 40mm pancake on my 5D, and that is a compliment.  22mm is quieter in operation and feels slightly more solid.  Both quite sharp even wide open, and even in corners.  40mm is more susceptible to veiling flare, but has less ghosting than 22mm.
4. Touchscreen looks great and is surprisingly enjoyable to use.  I love picking AF points by touching - so easy and fast!  Changing settings isn't SLR automatic, but is reasonably quick and is definitely intuitive.  Pinching and swiping to review photos is nice - although not as smooth as an Apple device.
5. Haven't missed a viewfinder yet.  We'll see how that goes.

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 11:47:32 PM »
How do you make the lcd black out between shots shorter? I used sandisk extreme card already. Should i go o extreme pro or even faster card? Or the black out is a feature, nothing can o about it? By the way, i just received my M today. Shooting steady portrait is good, shooting kids riding bikes is hard. Using my 135L does not speed up either.
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2013, 01:10:48 AM »
Using my 135L does not speed up either.

how does the 135 compare to the 22 or 18-55?

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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2013, 01:18:55 AM »
Waiting for the next round with viewfinder (a must!) and fast AF. Will accept nothing less in a Canon mirrorless cirque 2013/2014. Nothing less. C'mon Canon look at the mirrorless competition and please serve up a competitive product. Please.
I know for $300 a lot of people like the M and that is great...but for me even if it was $1 I just would never use it without a VF. Not photography to me.  I just don't get the monkey shine thing????  It doesn't mean I am right ...We just all want want we want, I guess. LOL.
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2013, 01:40:33 AM »
I was shooting my kids riding bicycle outside at late evening. AF 35L faster than 135L faster than 50L. 50L hunts a lot. Manual focus plus tripod will be faster than AF using 50L. However the color is great. Have not tried the kit 22mm, will do that tomorrow after work. And maybe try a zoom lens. Steady shots AF is good. Similiar to my Canon S100. Touch shutter is good. It will not replace DSLR, it complements. I really hate the black out between shots. The blackout is even a little longer than my S100 when I compared them.
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2013, 08:12:40 AM »
Very nice for $300.  I ordered an M42 adapter for some vintage glass and I really like the combination's ergonomics. I can cup the camera in my left hand with my fingers on the focus ring leaving my right hand for using the touch screen.  Using the magnifier for focus-peeking is workable in this setup but zebras would sure be nice.

I would echo dtaylor and sjp010 on the rest of my initial impressions.
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Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2013, 09:37:40 AM »
I got my Eos M mid last week and I must say, I LOVE IT!!! I shoot normally with a 5d3 or 7d depending on situation, but with my wife expecting, I wanted a small camera to carry around everywhere once the baby comes without compromising too much image quality... I think the EOS M may actually produce better image quality than the 7d, YES I WENT THERE!!! Whether thats because of better sensor or digic 5, I don't care, the images may just be better!

I was looking between the EOS M and a Fuji x100s, and once the deal showed up, I picked one up immediately! I was going to still attempt to grab a Fuji x100s, because I do wish it had a viewfinder and the sharper images produced because of the no low pass filter, but in all honesty I love the image quality of eos M and now will most likely not waste the money!

Also, for only $300 I am more than comfortable letting my wife play with the camera when I am not home! She is very comfortable with the touch screen bc it is similar to the P&S she always used and the images are fantastic!

Ok, as for things to point out, I only really have a few semi issues with the EOS M. That is, the battery life is a bit weak compared to my bigger SLR's, as I am quickly learning, an extra battery is really a must have. another issue is that quick manual focus is near impossible, you have to spin the focus ring like 1000 times.. Also, shutter response is a bit slow for my taste, causing me to sometimes push down harder wondering if its gonna shoot, which can shake the camera a bit... this leads to my last wish and desire, wish the 22mm had IS... with it being a small camera, it isnt as stable as an SLR, so IS would be huge in that regard!

All and all very satisfied with the buy!!!! for $300, it was an absolute steal!!!
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