Agree on the 85/1.8 - great value now at an even better price!
I'm not planning on getting the EF-M 18-55mm as a standalone purchase. However, if I get the M2, I'll want the 18-55 kit. My plan would be to have my current M converted to IR, and my zooms in that range (16-35 II, 24-70 II) are known to have IR hotspot issues, so I'd usually use the -M prime on the M2 for portability, and the -M zoom on the IR-M for versatility.
Value on the 85? Don't think so. I bought this lens for 379 2 years ago. There's no deal to be had here.
Also, i understand it, but its a bit disingenuous to state that someones saving 300 bucks on something that's been selling for 350 for months now. AND its on clearance. But a stores gotta do what its gotta do i guess
The only real 'deals' ive seen lately was a flash sale on the 28/2.8 IS a while back, and the current 10-22 which i price-stalked for over a year before i bought a used version for 530 almost a year ago. Right now i have it attached to the M- its a great combo.
Im a huge fan of the 22/f2. I rented the 24/1.4 for generally the same effect on my rebel and the focus was so busted that it has been scratched off of my list. I just wish that 22/f2 had IS. The M being so light and all, with no real grip, mean s a lot of hand shake.