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EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:02:21 AM »
Fun little weekend survey - what are you favorite, most used lenses with your EOS M, and secondly, what is your most wanted lens for the EOS M system? (Be realistic... no 11-500mm/1.8 pancake zooms)

I'll go first - my go-to lens is still the 22mm pancake. With my DSLR I shoot with two primes very often, a 35mm and an 85mm. For the EOS M the 22mm covers the 35mm (FF) range. At the other end I either use my 40mm plus adapter, (smaller) or my 50mm/1.4 with adapter (a bit more reach). Generally I only take two lenses with me.

My desired lens, would be something along the lines of the Panasonic 14mm/2.5 that's available for micro 4/3. (Maybe even a little bit wider.) A 14mm would be a slightly-wider-than 24mm equivalent, and it's a fast-ish wide, in a pancake package. It would be a great little pocketable wide.

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EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 23, 2014, 11:02:21 AM »

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 11:33:53 AM »
A good 50-ish mm f/2 would be a nice addition.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 12:10:26 PM »
My favorite EF-M lens is the 22/2 pancake.  Of course, that's also my only EF-M lens.  ;) 

I just don't see myself building an M system.  But...I agree that a 50/2 would be a great addition if the size is small.
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 12:21:05 PM »
My favorite EF-M lens is the 22/2 pancake.  Of course, that's also my only EF-M lens.  ;) 

I just don't see myself building an M system.  But...I agree that a 50/2 would be a great addition if the size is small.

3 small primes would be the ideal EF-M system for me - a 14mm/2.5, the 22mm/2, and I agree, a 50mm/2 would all be great additions. Past that, lenses are going to have to get bigger, and at that point I would just use an adapter and whatever lens of my choosing, because no matter what it won't be pocketable anymore anyway.


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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 12:38:24 PM »
I like the field of view of 50mm on full frame.  So a 30ish pancake for me, please!

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 05:19:50 PM »
Favorite lens is the 11-22mm

Between this and the 22mm pancake, I don't need or want anything else for the M mount.  I also use the 18-55mm, but strictly for video.

Anything @ f1.2 or tele is when the SLR finds its use.
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 06:10:51 PM »
Personally, I would love something like a mirrorless (smaller) version of Tokina 35mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO DX Macro lens, but make it EF-M 35 f/2 Macro.  It doesn't even have to 1:1 macro like Tokina, but 1:1.5-2.0 would suffice and also would be great people/event lens.

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 08:22:47 PM »
I use my 22mm f/2 80% of the time on my M, it's defiantly my favorite.  I also have a EF-M 18-55 that I use when I need more reach.

At this point I don't see myself adding any other M lenses.  But, if a 50/50mm f/2 or faster were available, I might be interested.  I might also be tempted by a compact zoom, maybe a 55 -135mm or 40-150mm.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 08:30:24 PM »
my favourite EF-M lens is with out a doubt the 11-22 its awesome and stays on the camera most of the time
the other 2 lenses I use alot on the M are the sigma 35 f1.4 which gives me a razor sharp 56mm or the 135 f2L which works out to about 216mm

I had previously hoped a 15-85 EF-M IS would come out and i may still be interested but I really use the 11-22 more than i would anything else and if i need longer i'll shoot another lens on my 5Dmk3, a 15-85 IS might be interesting if i only want to take 1 camera and lens out though

I also have the samyang 8mm which I also like on the camera but with the adapter its quite big, I would like to see samyang make it in a native M mount

I'm not really interested in any long focal length EF-M glass or super zooms for this body
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 02:07:01 PM »
I'm using 18-55, 22 and 11-22 and they are good lenses.

I would be happy to see something like:
75 2.0 IS Macro - portrait/macro lens
35/40/50 2.0 pancake
125 2.8 IS - small and compact telephoto lens
15-100 IS - walkaround lens
55-200 IS - long "kit" zoom


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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 03:28:07 PM »
The answer really depends on your intended use and what's available.  I'd rather not speculate on non-existent lenses. 

For me its mostly a P&S replacement when I choose not to carry the 6D, and a backup body for a pair of 6Ds.   I'm using all three EF-M lenses:  22 for most general pocket use, 11-22 for hiking, and 18-55 occasionally for grandkid video.  Pleased with all three so far.  I missed the reach of my P&S for hiking so I picked up an EFS 55-250 STM as a lightweight tele.  Don't need anything else for now.  I could get by with just the 22, the others were a bit of a splurge. 

I've really only mounted EF lenses to see how well they would work on the M and avoid any surprises if the situation presented itself.  I'm not really looking to expand my M kit right now since other uses are covered by my 6D/EF collection.

That said, I'm intrigued by some of the compact lenses now available, Samyang 8mm f2.8 Fisheye & Samyang 12mm f2.0.  Zeiss Touit (autofocus) could be interesting if available in an M mount - particularly the 12mm f2.8 and the 50mm f2.8 Macro.   Don't think we'll see them on the M anytime soon and I'm not planning to switch compact bodies.
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 04:11:27 PM »
I want a tiny 15-85 f/3.5-5.6

I don't own an M and I won't buy one until they introduce something like this. If the only body available is the current M or M2, I won't be buying one anyway.

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 04:13:26 PM »
60mm IS macro - that would be really handy to bring along - bigger than a extension tube but MUCH smaller than my 180mm macro :)

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 04:17:39 PM »
60mm IS macro - that would be really handy to bring along - bigger than a extension tube but MUCH smaller than my 180mm macro :)

Amen to that. Would love a portrait-style prime, f/2. Macro would be great, too.

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 04:20:07 PM »
As I've said elsewhere, something like a very compact 15-85mm or a slightly bigger 15-135mm would be great as a do all lens, for work use f3.5-5.x

As for more...  I'd like to see more fast ish pancakes, a really fast f1.4/1.2 prime, plus a pair of tele zooms, one compact covering 55-200mm, a second larger lens picking up from 100mm ish to 300mm ish, then I'd also add a pair of macro lenses, say, 60mm & something longer.

I'd also like to see something different, a lensbaby specifically for EF-M

But priorities first, let's get a cheap Eos-M and a high end Eos-M on the market to make a range of three cameras
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 04:20:07 PM »