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Haydn1971

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Next official EF-M Lens
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:21:33 AM »
Following the release of the Canon EF-M 55-200 and the third party Tamron EF-M 18-200, what's next for the EF-M range from Canon, the four lens range is nice, but perhaps limited in appeal, what would you like to see and also, what patents are out there currently ?

I've said a number of times that is like a compact pancake zoom, something like a 17-35mm range, but also a larger 15-85/135 would be a potentially big seller.  Less appealing to me perhaps, but I'm sure a couple of fast primes would reinforce the appeal of the system, 35mm & 50mm perhaps.

I'm still also hopeful of a wider range of cameras, a EOS-M in a DSLR style, something like a thinner Canon 100D, with the M3 as a mid-range and a value version of the M3

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2014, 07:33:41 AM »
a 15-85 EF-M would be a winner
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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2014, 07:38:53 AM »
We shouldn't forget that the EOS M was "an experiment", as their CEO said. There are no real rumors about the long-awaited M3. I do still believe that Canon will go mirrorless with their 'normal' SLR's (I expect the 7DII to be the first one -> hybrid VF, stunning video functions, many autofocus points etc.) and they will have an EF mount, otherwise they would kill themselves after building up a lens system for, I don't know, 40 years?! I wouldn't bet on the M system.
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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2014, 07:43:03 AM »
We shouldn't forget that the EOS M was "an experiment", as their CEO said. There are no real rumors about the long-awaited M3. I do still believe that Canon will go mirrorless with their 'normal' SLR's (I expect the 7DII to be the first one -> hybrid VF, stunning video functions, many autofocus points etc.) and they will have an EF mount, otherwise they would kill themselves after building up a lens system for, I don't know, 40 years?! I wouldn't bet on the M system.

an experiment where every piece of glass for the system so far is damn good
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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2014, 07:55:14 AM »
The 22mm pancake is a very nice equivalent to 35mm full frame.  I'd like to see it joined by a ~30mm F2, 50mm equivalent.

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2014, 07:56:43 AM »
A tiny, cheap 75mm/2.0 IS - optically as good as the 22/2.0. :-)

Everything else is covered: 11-22 / 18-55 / 55-250 / 22.
no need to have multiple consumer zooms with overlapping focal length ranges.

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 07:59:48 AM »
but the 15-85 is an awesome single lens option for EF-S which is stellar and shouldn't be that hard to reproduce in EF-M mount
that said i will have a good look at the new tamron 18-200 though
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2014, 07:59:48 AM »

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 09:16:21 AM »
We shouldn't forget that the EOS M was "an experiment", as their CEO said. There are no real rumors about the long-awaited M3. I do still believe that Canon will go mirrorless with their 'normal' SLR's (I expect the 7DII to be the first one -> hybrid VF, stunning video functions, many autofocus points etc.) and they will have an EF mount, otherwise they would kill themselves after building up a lens system for, I don't know, 40 years?! I wouldn't bet on the M system.

I hoped for an EF-X mount which exhibits compatibility to EF-X-lenses with eXtremely small back focus - a large part of the lens might be inside the camera including focusing motor, IS system ...
This EF-X mount I hoped for would have been compatible to EF and EF-S lenses. No need for an adaptor would be interesting. The mount flange had made the cameras thicker but if the hypothetical EF-X 2.0 22 had nearly everything behind the mount it had to protrude just 3 or 4 mm and resulted in a moderately flat camera-lens-combo. The larger camera thickness would have allowed for a camera grip hiding a much larger battery to go for 500 or 600 shots.

So I like your idea to use the EF mount for future mirrorless cameras - hopefully Canon will read/hear us.

But so long the EOS M will be a very good camera with APS-C (sensor) quality and compact outline ... I like mine very much for what it is ...
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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 09:43:25 AM »
a 15-85 EF-M would be a winner

+1, the smaller the better

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2014, 10:50:36 AM »
a 15-85 EF-M would be a winner

+1, the smaller the better
+2. I think 15-85 would be a one stop shop vacation/walk-around for many people.

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2014, 11:26:46 AM »
There are no real rumors about the long-awaited M3.

From somebody who should be in the know I got just one comment: It's coming!

Leads me to believe that photokina the latest we will know, too.

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 04:48:26 PM »
Digging around, there appears to be patent applications for the following Canon branded lenses...

16-120mm f3.5-5.6 - please ! Now !!!
18-200mm f3.5-6.3 - how very Tamron
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Presumably pancake, could be tempted ;-)
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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 10:27:46 PM »
Digging around, there appears to be patent applications for the following Canon branded lenses...

16-120mm f3.5-5.6 - please ! Now !!!
18-200mm f3.5-6.3 - how very Tamron
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Presumably pancake, could be tempted ;-)
I agree  - the 16-120 could be a winner and the Tammy has #2 covered but I don't understand he last
one. It is an overlap of the 18-55 kit lens unless there is something I'm missing. Pancake you say ? Pancake zoom?

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 10:27:46 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2014, 02:16:13 AM »
Digging around, there appears to be patent applications for the following Canon branded lenses...

16-120mm f3.5-5.6 - please ! Now !!!
18-200mm f3.5-6.3 - how very Tamron
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Presumably pancake, could be tempted ;-)
I agree  - the 16-120 could be a winner and the Tammy has #2 covered but I don't understand he last
one. It is an overlap of the 18-55 kit lens unless there is something I'm missing. Pancake you say ? Pancake zoom?
Yes, maybe something like http://www.dpreview.com/products/olympus/lenses/olympus_m_14-42_3p5-5p6_ez

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Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 04:29:43 AM »
The quality anchor for the APSC models was in my eyes always the 17-55 1:2.8.
With Canon being very carefull and Tamron having delivered their share maybe Sigma comes to the rescue?

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« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2014, 04:29:43 AM »