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EOS-M Annoyances
« on: July 26, 2013, 01:41:48 PM »
So I threw my new M in my pocket to walk around. Then I noticed something growing in my pocket (no not that) and it was getting warm. I take out the camera and it was on. So it turns out it is fairly easy to hit the on/off button in my pocket. I also noticed that when off the Play button activates the lens in and out one time. So that button is annoying too.

I don't know if I will be able to pocket this thing.

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 02:34:15 PM »
I don't know why the Play button turns the camera on, but I wish it didn't.  When I pick the camera up or take it out of its bag, my thumb often falls on that button and switches it on unintentionally. It would be nice to be able to disable that feature - maybe a firmware update??  Canon???

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 02:40:29 PM »
I don't know why the Play button turns the camera on, but I wish it didn't.  When I pick the camera up or take it out of its bag, my thumb often falls on that button and switches it on unintentionally. It would be nice to be able to disable that feature - maybe a firmware update??  Canon???

It's because that's what they play button does on P&S cameras. Turns them on and wakes them up.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 02:45:51 PM »
I don't know why the Play button turns the camera on, but I wish it didn't.  When I pick the camera up or take it out of its bag, my thumb often falls on that button and switches it on unintentionally. It would be nice to be able to disable that feature - maybe a firmware update??  Canon???
It's because that's what they play button does on P&S cameras. Turns them on and wakes them up.

Not exactly. Pressing the play button on my S95/S100 turns it on in 'playback mode' - the lens doesn't extend.  On the M, the lens (inner barrel) extends.
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 07:47:22 PM »
I don't know why the Play button turns the camera on, but I wish it didn't.  When I pick the camera up or take it out of its bag, my thumb often falls on that button and switches it on unintentionally. It would be nice to be able to disable that feature - maybe a firmware update??  Canon???
It's because that's what they play button does on P&S cameras. Turns them on and wakes them up.

Not exactly. Pressing the play button on my S95/S100 turns it on in 'playback mode' - the lens doesn't extend.  On the M, the lens (inner barrel) extends.

Oh, good point. I thought he was referring that it turns the camera back on, but just in review mode. I haven't played around enough with it to see that it actives the lens extension as if it was in take photos mode :(
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Re: EOS-M Annoyances
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 03:11:02 AM »
no "standby" mode.  wouldn't be a problem if it didn't take so long to turn on
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 07:16:03 AM »
no remote jack, but I knew that before I bought it.


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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 07:20:59 AM »
also, I wish that one of these chinese companies would make a modestly priced tilt adaptor for the ef-m mount, they make plenty for the m43 cameras and sony nex, surely an ef-m one must be possible.

There is an expensive nikon to ef-m tilt shift adaptor, but I see m43 tilt only adaptors for a quarter of the price.

A system where there are lots of cheap lenses, say minolta MD tilt adaptor to EF-m?

NB> These annoyances are down to my expectations, not necessarily the fault of the camera.

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 08:57:00 AM »
It is annoying. Almost every time when I pulled it out of the camera bag, it got turned on because I accidentally pressed the Play button.
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2013, 10:28:23 AM »
How about the M always "on"?  Take a pic the walk to another location while holding the camera and it is continuously working/buzzing/using the battery.  Can I change a setting to stop this?
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2013, 10:44:12 AM »
How about the M always "on"?  Take a pic the walk to another location while holding the camera and it is continuously working/buzzing/using the battery.  Can I change a setting to stop this?

Yes, turn off continuous focus.
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 10:50:41 AM »

Yes, turn off continuous focus.

Yet another "aha" moment!  Thanks.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2013, 03:31:04 PM »

Yes, turn off continuous focus.

Yet another "aha" moment!  Thanks.

Lots of them in the manual, hate to say it, but it's a good starting point, especially as it's quite unlike any other EOS you'll have ever used before.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
Is there a way to hit a button to "magnify' to view after image has been taken?  It seems like only way is to use the touchscreen and spread with fingers.  On my DSLR, I have the "set" button assigned to magnify the image to check focus, etc. 

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 10:44:39 AM »
Wish there was a menu item to semi-permanently disable touch shutter.

There have been a couple of times where I left the camera on, slung it over my shoulder, and due to contact with my body or elbow or something, touch shutter was turned on via the button on the touchscreen, and it began taking pictures.

The funny thing is that some of these accidental exposures are interesting - like surprise street photography. Still, I never use touch shutter and I wish I could have it not waste battery/card space.



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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 10:44:39 AM »