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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2014, 12:00:41 AM »
I use the 22/2 but that's the only one I have for the M.  I (and by "I" I mean my wife) primarily use the M for short videos of my son and snapshots inside the house, so I would appreciate a 11-500mm/1.8 pancake :-)  No for real, something slightly more tele than 22 is what I would like, but without compromising the small package.  A native M version of the 40/2.8 pancake would be excellent.

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« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2014, 05:52:35 AM »
Favorite lens is the 11-22mm

Between this and the 22mm pancake, I don't need or want anything else for the M mount
my wife loves the 22mm pancake which she uses when I use my a7 and 35mm 1.2.
I love the 11-22 for outdoor shots of cityscapes or nature shots. the wide angle is awesome, and I enjoy having it in such a small package. It's especially sweet that the EOS-M, 11-22 and 22mm all came in at under $700!
we pretty much one for day, and the other for night. it's a fantastic little bit of kit when you don't need awesome AF. Unless they make an equally small 2.8 wide angle(seems impossible) I probably won't consider any other lenses for the EOS-M.
In fact, although I love the kit, I am tempted to sell the whole thing here in China and swap it for a Sony Nex-6 and the 10-18mm(that actually works pretty well on the a7.) The lack of new cameras, lenses and info in the US is making me think Canon has created a dead end system, and I'm a little anxious about it.
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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2014, 09:23:49 AM »
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"

That's the very next purchase...

Hopefully you're planning to purchase an EOS M to go with it, since EF-M lenses don't work on the T3i you like in your signature.
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
Buy an EF adapter and you have all the lenses you need
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2014, 11:58:23 AM »
Buy an EF adapter and you have all the lenses you need

And most of those lenses are so big that the advantage of a small camera body is lost. If I'm going to put an EF lens on an M body, I want that lens attached to something like a Metabones Speed Booster. As luck would have it, the Canon APS-C sensor is exactly the right size to make it a 1-1/3 stop device, not a 1 stop device like the Metabones.

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« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2014, 12:32:18 PM »
I have only the 18-55 EF-M as a system lens and it replaced (incl. the EOS M) my S95 which was not good enough in terms of IQ.

EF-M 18-55: very good quality for a zoom
EF converter + EF 40 STM: Better IQ, nearly the same size but much less flexibility
EF converter + EF-S 60 USM: Better IQ, a little bit on the larger side
FD 1.4 50mm S.S.C.: Very good IQ from f/2, but clumsy to work with for AF (EVF would help massively for manual focus without fiddeling around with magnification etc.)

=> A 2.0 or 2.8 50mm with IS, STM compact outline and close focus capability (1:4 magnification o.k. for me) would be a great addition / lens I wish ... better f/2.8 and stellar IQ than f/2.0 and very good IQ
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2014, 12:40:41 PM »
So it seems that lots of people would like a native 50mm. While we're waiting, the nifty fifty plus adaptor handles very well with the M - about the same size and weight as the native zooms, and excellent IQ.

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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2014, 12:40:41 PM »

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2014, 03:38:20 AM »
Nifty-fifty does not have excellent IQ for me, at least under F2.8.
But for 2.8 I'm using EF adapter + shorty-fourty :)

Native lens would be better - made for 1.6 crop, smaller, sharper, cheaper... They can make 75/2 not bigger than the 18-55 kit. I'm not sure does Canon WANT to do it.

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2014, 07:10:16 AM »
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"

That's the very next purchase...

Hopefully you're planning to purchase an EOS M to go with it, since EF-M lenses don't work on the T3i you like in your signature.

WOAH! Buddy, Thanks so much for pointing that out to me. I almost made a huge mistake. I owe you one!
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2014, 05:44:07 PM »
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"

That's the very next purchase...

Hopefully you're planning to purchase an EOS M to go with it, since EF-M lenses don't work on the T3i you like in your signature.

WOAH! Buddy, Thanks so much for pointing that out to me. I almost made a huge mistake. I owe you one!

If you want a pancake for the T3i there is an EF 40mm/2.8 that is a nice little lens, and not expensive.


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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2014, 06:20:06 PM »

If you want a pancake for the T3i there is an EF 40mm/2.8 that is a nice little lens, and not expensive.

Thanks, now THAT is my next purchase.

Do you have that lens?
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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #41 on: March 27, 2014, 11:50:18 PM »

If you want a pancake for the T3i there is an EF 40mm/2.8 that is a nice little lens, and not expensive.

Thanks, now THAT is my next purchase.

Do you have that lens?

Yes, it's a very nice little lens, especially for the money. My only criticism is that it's not a particularly fast lens but for <$150 it's fast enough.


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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2014, 07:52:39 PM »
I have the EF-M 22, EF-M 18-55 and the EF 100 Macro L.

I don't want a new lens for the M really. I just want a speed booster. =)

Very tempted to get the new Tamron 150-600, the new Sigma 18-200 and maybe the new Samayang 12mm, but whoever comes out with a mirrorless camera that has full frame and articulated screen with GOOD tethering will win me over for life, so trying to keep the lens purchases to a minimum for now.

If the damn crippled Eos M or even M2 had wired tethering (or the M2 had good wireless tethering) then I would be happy to hold off for even longer. Sigh, dare to dream. Shame on you Canon. =P

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Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2014, 11:56:53 AM »
I have the EF-M 22, EF-M 18-55 and the EF 100 Macro L.

I don't want a new lens for the M really. I just want a speed booster. =)

Very tempted to get the new Tamron 150-600, the new Sigma 18-200 and maybe the new Samayang 12mm, but whoever comes out with a mirrorless camera that has full frame and articulated screen with GOOD tethering will win me over for life, so trying to keep the lens purchases to a minimum for now.

If the damn crippled Eos M or even M2 had wired tethering (or the M2 had good wireless tethering) then I would be happy to hold off for even longer. Sigh, dare to dream. Shame on you Canon. =P

Wired tethering to my iPad is all I want. Seems something that can be implemented quite easily via USB cable and app. Someone should find a way to run EOS Utility or something similar on it. I would pay for that.
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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2014, 02:20:21 PM »
Dear Friends.
Yes, I fell in love again and again, with EOS-M With 2 EF-M Lenses and  EF -Lens Adaptor-----Only Thing that I Need are the Tube for Macro photo, for EF-M Lens.
"Vello Econo Auto Focus Extension Tube Set for Canon EF-M Mount "---But Back-Order = $ 49.99 US Dollars           

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/974083-REG/vello_ext_cme_auto_focus_extension_tube.html

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