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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2013, 02:28:32 PM »
I caved into the fire sale - bought the whole kit (EOS M, 22, 18-55, and 90EX) from 1saleaday yesterday.  I was a bit disappointed to read through the manual and see the burst speed was only high with EF/EF-S lenses and that the focus was by wire on the M lenses, but I can live with that.  I love the fact that it has almost the same features and menus as the EOS bodies and I'm excited to use it in place of my old Panasonic LX-5 with it's crappy lever zoom and lousy performance above ISO800.

I was wondering how many of you are actually using the adapter.  It looks like it's really awkward to use it with any of the L lenses and I'd like to know how many actually use it.

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« Reply #105 on: October 30, 2013, 02:28:32 PM »

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« Reply #106 on: October 30, 2013, 02:52:28 PM »
I use my 24-70 2.8 on it all the time.
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« Reply #107 on: October 30, 2013, 03:08:21 PM »
I've used it with the 40 2.8 a couple of times. No point in putting anything much larger as I may as well take my DSLR (which is far more responsive, no shutter lag, etc.)


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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #108 on: October 30, 2013, 03:16:02 PM »
I've used it with the 40 2.8 a couple of times. No point in putting anything much larger as I may as well take my DSLR (which is far more responsive, no shutter lag, etc.)
I guess that's kind of how I see it.  I realize it makes a compact back up body, but if I'm hauling my 5DIII, it's usually no big deal for my 5DII to tag along.

Come to think of it, though, I've only ever used my back up body for spare batteries and memory cards.  I've never actually had to use it as a backup, only a second body.  Canon cameras rock!

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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #109 on: October 30, 2013, 03:28:13 PM »
I mostly use the 22mm that it came with. When I mount EF lenses, it is usually either the 90/24tse or the 100L. It is the only crop sensor body I have and I enjoy using each of those lenses on the M with ML running.

While I do agree that it is awkward to handle the rig with EF lenses mounted, I got used to it fairly quickly. I tend to have the full weight of the rig in my left hand and operate the touchscreen with my right. Having the touchscreen shutter release option on also helps when I am shooting this way.
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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #110 on: October 30, 2013, 05:43:07 PM »
I did a walk about the other day with the M + 85mm f/1.8 hung around my neck as a second body.  I was actually pleasantly surprised with the combo.  Still very light and balance isn't terrible, and in many ways it was like having the 135L along (in terms of FOV).  It was also one of the first times I've really gotten the narrow depth of field that I like with the M.  I shot it essentially wide open the whole time and was really pleased with the images I got, in including this one:


Miyabi by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Here's a second that I liked (I was getting rained/sleeted on while taking this shot) that shows off the narrow dOF and nice sharpness.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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« Reply #111 on: November 01, 2013, 12:27:35 AM »
When I first received my M in July, I used it with EF lenses quite a bit.  But, now I mostly just use it with the 22/2 lens I bought it with.  When I do use EF lenses now it's the 50 1.4 for portraits or 70-200 2.8 II + 2x III extender when I need the additional APS-C reach. 

Generally, I just use it in its most compact configuration for portability when I don't want to carry a large camera.
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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #112 on: November 11, 2013, 08:36:20 AM »
Here's one I took a day ago with the 85mm f/1.8 mounted on the M.  I've found that a fairly intriguing combination.  I had forgotten, however, how BAD the CA is on the 85, particularly in higher contrast scenes like what winter provides.  The sharpness and DOF of the combo is nice, and the balance is still manageable.


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6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #113 on: November 11, 2013, 04:25:26 PM »
Since I don't forsee any telephoto primes coming soon for the M, this combination is intriguing me as well.  Too bad the adapter is another $100!

Here's one I took a day ago with the 85mm f/1.8 mounted on the M.  I've found that a fairly intriguing combination.  I had forgotten, however, how BAD the CA is on the 85, particularly in higher contrast scenes like what winter provides.  The sharpness and DOF of the combo is nice, and the balance is still manageable.


Duck! by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Re: Mount EF, EF-S or L lens on EOS-M --- Your thought???
« Reply #113 on: November 11, 2013, 04:25:26 PM »