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EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« on: July 09, 2013, 08:56:04 PM »
I just got a product update email from B&H saying that the EF adapter for the M is now a special order, non-cancelable and non-returnable item. It was previously out of stock.

I could understand them making an outgoing/soon to be replaced body a special order item, but now that they're doing the same for the adapter, it makes you wonder if:

a) a new, updated adapter will be released with the 2nd generation body
b) the whole EOS M system is taking a break (or, less likely, being retired permanently) from the US market

The fact that no plans have been announced to release the 11-22mm here lends support to option B.

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EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 09:09:45 PM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.

I wouldn't read much (if anything) into the special order thing.  The same thing happened when I was planning to get the Tripod Mount Ring C, and they're certainly not going to stop selling the 70-300L nor it's tripod ring. 
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2013, 10:16:37 PM »
Indeed, the price has gone up from 150$ to 190$.
I just ordered one for 135$ overhere in Australia.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 10:30:11 PM »
Just ordered mine from here http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290909317557 I emailed them and they say they are brand new and genuine Canon. Probably no retail box as I know some are splitting kits, for $105 I can live without a genuine box  :)
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 02:49:44 AM »
A lot of Amazon sellers are selling them "used" for around $100, but they specify that it's an open box item from a kit, never used and just repacked.

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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 05:01:08 AM »
A lot of Amazon sellers are selling them "used" for around $100, but they specify that it's an open box item from a kit, never used and just repacked.

Just be careful that it is the genuine canon part you are bidding on, and not a knock off, 'for canon' tripod rings are one thing, anything with contacts and precise tolerances is quite another.  If there is a demand for them, somebody somewhere will do knock offs.

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 05:46:26 AM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.
I guess they are partially covering for their "losses" on their recent EOS-M price of $299 ... I bet a lot of Canon dslr users have bought the EOS-M at $299 and I bet they would all want to use their existing EF/EF-S lenses with their newly acquired EOS-M ... Best time for them to sell the adapter at a higher price ... Smart marketing... I am sure they will sell like hot cakes.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 06:10:34 AM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.
I guess they are partially covering for their "losses" on their recent EOS-M price of $299 ... I bet a lot of Canon dslr users have bought the EOS-M at $299 and I bet they would all want to use their existing EF/EF-S lenses with their newly acquired EOS-M ... Best time for them to sell the adapter at a higher price ... Smart marketing... I am sure they will sell like hot cakes.

Makes sense. Amazon price is creeping up, too.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 08:33:33 AM »
I've got my M on order (backorder) from B&H.  I am actually amost more interested in the M42 adapter and seeing how my legacy glass performs on it.  For example, I love my Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, but it is the one lens in my vintage kit that just doesn't hardly work on FF.  I loved it when I had a 60D and even a 500D, so I'm hoping to get some new life on it with the M.

There is one area I wish that Canon had matched some of the mirrorless competitors in - in body stablization.  I like the system the way it is on DLSRs, as the best in lens stabilizers seem much more effective than in body stabilizers, but on something like the M (and with my vintage lenses), some stabilization (even if just a couple of stops) would be huge.

But other than the shorty forty, I think I would find that the additional bulk of the adapter + a big lens would kind of defeat the purpose of the M.  My 6D's work just fine, thank you very much.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 09:52:43 AM »
Canon needs to make more pancakes. 10mm to 135mm

Although, it's nice to be able to mount EF lenses to mirrorless body.... but I just don't myself attaching an EF lens to an adapter then to compact body :-\

That would take away the main purpose buying mirrorless camera.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 09:57:59 AM »
there is an electronics upgrade, a Mark II EF-M Adapter is not necessary.  There are no optics, just mechanical and electrical interfaces plus the barrel that moves the focal point.
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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 10:09:18 AM »
Canon needs to make more pancakes. 10mm to 135mm

Although, it's nice to be able to mount EF lenses to mirrorless body.... but I just don't myself attaching an EF lens to an adapter then to compact body :-\

That would take away the main purpose buying mirrorless camera.

I kind of agree here.  I've used the EF converter far less than I anticipated.  If I'm thinking bigger lens then I'm also wanting big camera handling etc.

I don't think any compact camera system makes sense with anything but pancake primes.  And then, if you carry a selection you are almost back to square 1.


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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 10:42:06 AM »
Interestingly, it lists for $190 instead of the $150 it was a few days ago.
I guess they are partially covering for their "losses" on their recent EOS-M price of $299 ... I bet a lot of Canon dslr users have bought the EOS-M at $299 and I bet they would all want to use their existing EF/EF-S lenses with their newly acquired EOS-M ... Best time for them to sell the adapter at a higher price ... Smart marketing... I am sure they will sell like hot cakes.

1. The retailers are not losing any money on the $299 deal. It was an instant rebate by Canon.
2. Some of us bought the M for use as a big sensor, pocketable point and shoot. Last thing we want is to slap on an adaptor, and then slap on a big hunk of glass and metal in front of that.
3. It would be dumb of these retailers to raise prices thinking people will beat down their doors to buy from THEM. There are plenty of alternatives (both Canon and 3rd party) on eBay, etc. that are still selling for $70-$100.

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Re: EF-M to EF Adapter Now Special Order
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2013, 10:44:20 AM »
I am actually amost more interested in the M42 adapter and seeing how my legacy glass performs on it.

+1

For the same cost of the lowest priced Canon EF -EF-M adapter one could buy an FD - EF-M, an M42 - EF-M, an SR - EF-M,…

Obviously, no AF, but I heard a rumor that people have successfully taken great photos without autofocus for years.  ;)

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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2013, 11:08:00 AM »
2. Some of us bought the M for use as a big sensor, pocketable point and shoot. Last thing we want is to slap on an adaptor, and then slap on a big hunk of glass and metal in front of that.

Some of us bought the M for use as a very small backup body to bring along in case the primary dSLR fails, and for that use the adapter is required.

But I do agree - for general use, I have no intention of putting the M+adatper behind my 24-70 II, 70-200 II, or 600 II (well, maybe that last combo one time as a novelty!).  For general use, a wider selection of EF-M lenses is needed (personally, I'd like to see a 50-1xx telezoom, in addition to more pancakes).
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