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).
I don't presume to know how each of us is going to use the M. I was just refuting his statement that ALL of us who bought the M is going to need/want the adaptor. I didn't get one, I'm not sure if I will any time soon.
And actually, I am waiting to see if Canon or Metabones will release a EF to EF-M speedbooster/FL reducer. Such a product will actually do away with the need for the regular adaptor.
I agree that "ALL" is an incorrect word to use, so I hereby irrevocably retract that word and replace it with the word "most"
But seriously, I bought EOS-M + 22mm with the adapter bundle, and other than testing I never used the adapter for any kind of serious image making ... However, I know that having that adapter is kinda like an insurance, just in case something goes wrong and I have a backup readily available ... especially when the adapter can easily be tucked away in some corner of my camera bag ... I think many DSLR users probably feel the same way ... in some way the adapter gives the opportunity for many photographers an excuse to have a backup system which they would otherwise probably never consider ... I think most photographers are gear junkies and they like collecting things "for backup"
just the other day I ordered 2 small inexpensive bags for the EOS-M (even though I only need one, coz the second one was for "backup) ... Also I am not a gambler, smoker, drinker or a womenizer, but a man gotta have at least one vice ... getting "backup" gear is that much needed vice, so stop ruining it for us with your comments that we don't need the adapter ... Every man who owns an EOS-M and has the noble of wise of camera gear collection must have the adapter
... Don't know if you are married or not but here is a tip, when a married guy spends $100 or $200 ever month on gear (which can easily be hid in your camera bag) the wife don't question you ... but you spend $100 on a big a55 gear which cannot be easily hid, you either face her wrath or silence treatment ... try spending a $800 on a big a55 DSLR camera for "backup" purposes and see what the wife can do to you
... Therefore, my friend, the EOS-M adapter, even at $190, is an easy to hide small gear that falls well below the wife's radar of vice limits set for the husband, hence every camera gear junkie must have an adapter ... Holy 5h!t, I just convinced myself to get Canon 1.4x or 2x extender ... I love CR, it helps fuel my vice.