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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 04:38:00 PM »
At 300 usd must be the deal of the year taking into account it has same or slightly better IQ than a 7D..
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The importan thing to remember is that there is really not 'one camera fits all' solution. All formats have a place not just ito of pixels but depth of field and dynamic range, 'feel, ' handling etc etc..thats why we have medium format cameras and why there are still photographers out there shooting 8x10 inch sheet film. Just yesterday I read about a photographer that bought 12 000 sheets of 8x10 velvia transp film for plus minus 160 000 usd! You have to ask yourself why would he spend so much money on film when for that much money he could have bought the best cameras in the world...and still have change...or why someone like Duane Michals used the worst lens he could find and that 'multiple exposure' on his camera was more important than build quality and resolution of the lens....

We live in wonderful time now where there is something for everyone...and at every pricepoint...
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2013, 04:38:00 PM »

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2013, 05:05:14 PM »
I bought the EOS-M with the kit lens actually for our newborn. I got it along with a used Sony Camcorder.  The camcorder is super easy to use, just press "record" and you get great videos.  I was sort of hoping this might be the case for the EOS-M and my wife who couldn't care less about photography.  (Of course I was curious about this camera myself).  I was really surprised when my wife like the EOS-M and even more surprised that it delivered very impressive shots in the CA+ or stupid mode or whatever it's called.  High ISO is impressively clean, auto focus is pretty decent, and more important, out of the box the JPG's are great.  This might be a winner for the family.

Next of course I will play with it myself, probably get a EF adapter so I can try all my big Canon lenses on it.  For the price, I would say it was a no brainer. 

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2013, 05:08:26 PM »
uote from: mrsfotografie on Today at 12:01:19 PM
It seems to me that suddenly the EOS-M has been getting a lot more positive attention than in the past - a result of many Canon Rumors visitors buying into the EOS-M and needing a little self-affirmation???  ::)

I think that is a factor! ;).   I bet the EOS-M forum hasn't had this much activity since the camera's launch last year!


It's not a factor at all for me.   I never have considered buying the camera at $899 or $599 but at $299 it's a bargain.   Mine just arrived a few hours ago (surprised to see it had the new firmware on it already).  I was kind of looking forward to testing it with the old firmware first then upgrading but after playing with it it's a fantastic little camera (with the emphasis on little) I thought "who cares, it focuses fast now".    I'm heading outside to see how it focuses on fast moving objects.

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2013, 07:43:51 PM »

 I thought "who cares, it focuses fast now".    I'm heading outside to see how it focuses on fast moving objects.

Got the M in mail today with latest firmware. The AF is just as fast as my dad's 3 yr old Panasonic G10, which is fast enough.

I too considered buying EOS M before the price drop. I could not decide between it and NEX 5R. But then came the price drop and here we are. Why not get EOS M for S110 money.

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2013, 08:25:19 PM »
It's just back on stock @ Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NENG1A
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2013, 09:27:28 PM »
Maybe it's not so over!  I just looked at B&H and the EOS-M with 22mm f/2 is now $349 (until 18 July)...the 18-55mm is also now $349 (until 31 July).  I did check the 22mm kit earlier this morning and it was $599.
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
It definitely is not over. Still available at 299 on Amazon, and I doubt they are the only one.

Come on Canon, launch the M2 for US$ 301 already..... come on .....  :o 8) ;D
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2013, 11:44:41 PM »

I too considered buying EOS M before the price drop. I could not decide between it and NEX 5R. But then came the price drop and here we are. Why not get EOS M for S110 money.

I held out on the EOS-M deal until the last minute because I fancied NEX 6 or Fuji; but then again, those are not $299 including an f/2 lens.  Another factor that pushed me to order the EOS-M was I found a third party EF to EF-M adapter for $45 that people have actually tried and proven to work well on EOS-M.  I have a closet full of L glass and would hate to build up whole another set of lenses for a completely different system, not to mention all my EOS wireless triggers and speedlites.
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2013, 12:38:38 AM »

I found a third party EF to EF-M adapter for $45 that people have actually tried and proven to work well on EOS-M.

Which third party adapter? Where are the reviews? I'm definitely interested.

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2013, 01:09:31 AM »
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 01:24:03 AM »
I am looking forward to receiving mine.   The backorder date of the 18th seems like an eternity even though it is only one week (plus transit time).

This camera is getting a lot of love these days.   I guess that there is something magical about a $299 price point.

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2013, 02:47:31 AM »

I found a third party EF to EF-M adapter for $45 that people have actually tried and proven to work well on EOS-M.

Which third party adapter? Where are the reviews? I'm definitely interested.

Same here. Link?

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2013, 03:36:30 AM »
Someone on this board I believe has said multiple times that the strange thing about the M is that it benefits those who already know about photography/cameras more than those who don't, which is strange considering the price point and the entry level nature of it.

Having received mine the other day I feel the same way. Just one example: the big, clear LCD is great for manual focus lenses, and the ability to touch a point on the screen and zoom right into it quickly for precise MF is a boon. Of course my 5DIII can do the same in liveview, but I need to move the focus area with the little directional button to the right of the screen. It's actually easier and a lot faster on the M due to the touch screen. But how many people with an M are going to use MF or MF lenses? Not a whole lot, I imagine.

Anyway, big picture I think the M - especially at ~$300 - is perfect for those wanting to supplement their current gear, not replace it. If Canon came out with a FF mirrorless body, about Leica M size, with killer EVF and some small, sharp primes and good little zooms - well, IMO that's a replacement for a DSLR system, not a part of one. I think a lot of people are disappointed in the M because what they're really after is a replacement.

I think you are quite correct! I was just looking for something cheap and small as a backup to my 5d2. the M is that and more because I now also use it as my 'carry everywhere and everyday' camera. Look, if this is what Canon can dish up on their first try I think it bodes well for the M's future...

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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2013, 12:14:14 PM »
It seems to me that suddenly the EOS-M has been getting a lot more positive attention than in the past - a result of many Canon Rumors visitors buying into the EOS-M and needing a little self-affirmation???  ::).
this is true. but I think the new firmware along with the huge discount completely changed the status of this camera. When I first saw this camera almost a year ago, the AF was super slow, the price was near 1000 dollars(i'm in Asia,) and the image quality was on par with the 550D I already had. I thought it was ok, but if I was going to spend $1000 I would have rather spent $2700 and bought the RX-1 that I really wanted.
After the firmware update I was more interested and when I heard $300 with the 22mm I was sold. I still know the cameras limitations and I'm not that excited. But I am quite happy to have the image quality of the 550D on the bottom of my backpack on a daily basis without having to worry about the weight or size.
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2013, 12:29:26 PM »
Two questions.....
First, anyone have a link for that $45 adapter?
Second, anyone try a "shorty 40" or a "nifty 50" on the M with an adapter?
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Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2013, 12:29:26 PM »