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The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« on: July 29, 2014, 02:29:03 AM »
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5599358.htm?utm_campaign=bazaarvoice&utm_medium=SearchVoice&utm_source=RatingsAndReviews&utm_content=Default

On uk high street, with normal canon uk guarantee, not 20 days later from Hong Kong (in the wrong colour when it arrives, extra customs fees etc etc)

forget the horror stories.  The folk who wanted a canon mount leica m were never going to get one and so got all biatchy on it's ass because it couldn!t match their 5d3s... with firmware 2.x.x and a read at the manual the af actually works pretty well, especially if you limit the zones, and steer cleer of touch af.

You can pick up ef-ef-m adapters cheaply online, and the stock lens is actually surprisingly decent.

Whichever way you look at it's the guts of T4i for less than half the price.  As a pocket EOS, or compact back up it would almost be rude not to.

If you shoot video the seamless fat32 clip joining is a boon, too.   And it can be ML'd.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 12:28:05 PM »
I can confirm it comes with a flash, I had one already so chipped it straight on ebay, but if you also have a 5D2, 5D3, 1Ds3, 1DIV, 1DX, 40D, 50D, 450D, 500D then it's worth keeping as a speedlite commander (not master, no illumination function whilst in wireless commander mode) and a budget alternative to the ST-E2 which doesn't require strict line of sight, and takes easier to get, cheaper batteries.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 10:51:13 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 11:41:14 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 12:01:39 PM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?

It's pretty good, there are a couple of tricks, as ever..

Put the camera in P or a creative mode.

Switch off touch shutter.

Select your AF pattern mode, flexizone multi (camera decides point of interest) or flexizone single (single af point, you decide point of interest) and pressing the bin button in shooting mode centres either your zone (centre 9 af points covering a large square grid almost the full height of the frame) or your single point.

You can also select a single af point virtually anywhere on the frame.

I find using the felxizone multi centre works brilliantly fast in one shot mode, if you are going to use AiServo mode I would be tempted to keep the continuous focus on, although at the cost of battery life.

As always, the speed and accuracy will depend on the lens in use also, the stock STM is fast, accurate and quiet, although the long end in low light slows a bit as the f-drop takes effect.

Setting the camera up as above worked really well for me with even fw1, with fw2 it just got faster.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 01:04:24 PM »
cheap enough, ALMOST cheap enough to buy and resell on eBay if I could get that deal in the States...

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 01:55:04 PM »
I think this thread should be named "The fire sale continues..."
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 02:28:23 PM »
I did add the caveat 'UK'.  We never got the great US deals last year.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 02:59:43 PM »
hard....to....resist.........g.a.s..........
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 03:54:32 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 04:08:23 PM »
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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 04:16:11 PM »
Got mine a few months ago when Wex had the M + 18-55 + 90EX for £299 but included the EF - EFM adaptor for free as well.

LOVE IT!!  Quickly picked up a 22mm on ebay and also managed to find an 11 - 22mm and is a fantastic little package.  It is being used more than my 6D at the moment for portability and stealth, my family are used to putting up with a massive camera everywhere we go so they love the inconspicuous M.  I use it successfully to take photos of my mobile 14 month old boy so the AF is fine, its never going to be as good as a top end DSLR but I am happy.  I love my 6D and I love my collection of lenses, but the size weight and cost of the M kit make it a fantastic addition for me.  Even if they never release another, or any more lenses I am happy with the kit as it is - if they do release more I'll still be happy, just probably a bit poorer!!

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 07:14:21 PM »
My checking account hates you mantra man

Hey, if you are only after the 90ex for your 5D3 then I know somebody who has one on ebay right now....

Hiya.


In fact, if you are only after a 90ex for wireless commander with ex guns for your 5D3, you might be as well just buying the M kit, if you don't like it sell it.  Cannot loose.

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 09:47:41 PM »
I'm hoping for another round of sales here in the US.

I was going to LifePixel mine, but I like it too much...so I need another (cheap) for conversion.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:58 PM »
I'm hoping for another round of sales here in the US.

I was going to LifePixel mine, but I like it too much...so I need another (cheap) for conversion.

If it's good enough, you can pick one on ebay for $250 with 22mm. Four colors minus red.
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 10:57:58 PM »