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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 04:58:58 PM »
Favorite and most used:  EF-M 22mm f/2

I also have the 18-55 but I find that I don't use it much.  I often use the M indoors, so larger max aperture is good for keeping the ISO down and maintaining detail.  At some point, I'd like to pick up the 11-22, but only if Canon commits to the system and brings newer bodies to market.

The combination of 11-22/22/18-55 would be fine for me.  If I need more capability, I'll use a FF camera or bring a EF lens with the adaptor.

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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2014, 06:28:42 PM »
Like most people, mine is the EF-M 22mm f/2. And my most wanted would be a 50mm with a 2.8 or lower for portrait. Followed by a 50-200 of some sort.

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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2014, 08:04:10 PM »
Thingking of getting the EOS-M2 with the 11-22mm and 22mm. It would be a good for me. Since I fly a lot for work. Maybe add a 70-200mm f4IS.
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 09:25:13 PM »
At some point, I'd like to pick up the 11-22, but only if Canon commits to the system and brings newer bodies to market.

EOS M2?  I think it came out in January?
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2014, 11:22:52 PM »
At some point, I'd like to pick up the 11-22, but only if Canon commits to the system and brings newer bodies to market.

EOS M2?  I think it came out in January?

Not in all the markets.  If they brought it out in the major markets (Americas, Europe, Asia), then it'd a signal that they're committed to the M for the long haul.

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« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2014, 02:17:14 AM »
Got mine with the 22mm, and added the 18-55 plus the EF adapter.  I loved the M with the 10-22 mm on it, so I need to get the 11-22 purchased asap.

Doing a 16-35mm 2.8 would be really cool in my book, but it's more wish than reality.
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 05:10:31 AM »
I think I'm all set with my current EF lenses and the EF to EF-M adapter. 

I'd like to see a EF-M 50mm but I'd probably be just fine using the EF 50mm 1.4 with the adapter.... maybe a compact 60mm Macro for the M mount.
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« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2014, 05:10:31 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2014, 07:15:21 AM »
New Samyang 12mm 1:2.0 NCS CS could be a nice addition, and then a 50mm macro.

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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2014, 08:34:04 AM »
I have the EF-M 18-55 and EF-M 22 f/2.  Both are very nice lenses.  But I use the EF-M 18-55 much more than the 22 f/2. 

As for my "most wanted" a 35 f/1.4 or 50 f/1.4 would be great.  Much bigger than that, I'll be using the adaptor for EF lenses.  I am tempted by the EF-M 11-22, but not yet willing to spend $450 on it, which is almost the same price of my current "M" system.

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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2014, 10:43:03 AM »
The 'sexiest' M-system lens is the 22mm pancake...due to its tiny size and high image quality.

But for me, the lens that is on my 'M' the most (especially during family time while traveling) is the 11-22mm (purchased online from a Canadian reseller).

The 11-22mm lens is THE reason to go 'M'...I get people-and-places pictures with this set-up that are very close in quality to what comes out of my 5D/17-40 combo...and is much less obtrusive in typical vacation and street settings.
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2014, 11:56:30 AM »
The only native M lens I have is the 22/2 which I absolutely adore due to it's size! I thought about picking up a used 18-55 for cheap but remembered how much I hate varying aperture lenses and 55 f/5.6 is not my cup of tea.

My fave to use though is the FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C via FD/M adapter. It's amazing for portraits once you get used to manual focus. At f/2 to f/2.8 things look creamy and delicious. Incredibly this lens was less than $100 on ebay! (Easily the most fun you can have on an EOS M for that price!).

I really want the 11-22 (yeah I know it's a variable aperture but for landscapes and buildings I don't care so much!) as an alternative travel wide angle lens combo. The fact that it's ¥38,000 is delaying that purchase right now! Thinking about the Samyang 12mm f/2 as an alternative if it performs better.

I was thinking today that a dedicated macro lens for the M would be pretty damn awesome. With IS so it could double as a nice little portrait shooter.

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2014, 01:04:35 PM »
I'd like a fast 28mm and a fast 85mm - oh, yea, that's why I bought the Fuji.  Now if they add a fast 135mm,
I'm set.

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2014, 02:14:35 PM »
I was going to ask for a good/fast UWA prime, but now we have the Samyang 12mm f/2, which I'm considering depending on IQ/reviews - could make for an awesome camera/lens combo for landscapes/nightscapes while backpacking (I'm crossing my fingers for good coma correction @ f/2-2.8).  My only EF-M lens at the moment is the 22mm f/2, which is a great lens regardless of price/size - it's IQ puts pretty much all the EF-S lenses to shame.  Other than that, a cheap, compact, fast 50mm equivalent would be nice.
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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2014, 03:18:03 PM »
I have the M and all 3 of the EF-M lenses.

I find I use the 18-55 most with it (mostly work use), but paired with the 22 the M really becomes an excellent pocket companion to a DSLR setup when I'm shooting for fun - and unlike a P&S, actually provides images with comparable quality. So I'd say the 22 is my favorite.

But often times, 18mm is not wide enough for certain landscape shots...this is where the 11-22 comes in. However, I've yet to use it outside a test session I conducted when I first got the lens. I think that may change, though.

I USED to have a list of lenses I wanted, but now I just use my DSLR...picked up an SL1 on the cheap and at least I can count on those needs being fulfilled by existing EF lenses...if/when Canon decides to finally commit to the EF-M line, we'll see what happens. A macro lens should be next...
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »
Obiously I'll be revising this list further down the road for the simple fact that I'm really new at this and to be honest I'm not nearly as well versed as the rest of you. In short - I don't know what the hell I'm talking about except when I'm saying I don't know what I'm talking about and I am willing to learn. I've been shopping on the Canon website and looking at every catagory and wanting at least one of each.
I look at the Prime Lenses and all I can think about besides how beautiful they are ways to earn the money to buy one or all.

The one lens I would love in the very near future is indeed a pancake lens. I was looking at the " Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM Compact System Lens" and experementing with it with the house plants around the house or in my wife's garden. I'm also hoping that because the max appature is over f/2 I'l be able to take better low-light pictures.

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« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »