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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 12:06:27 AM »
If it was $199 in the US, I don't see how anyone could resist.  Even if the 22mm lens is the only lens you buy, you just can't do any better for $199 (I'm even talking about the Panasonic GF2 body for $99 plus a lens).

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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 01:06:07 AM »
If it was $199 in the US, I don't see how anyone could resist.  Even if the 22mm lens is the only lens you buy, you just can't do any better for $199 (I'm even talking about the Panasonic GF2 body for $99 plus a lens).
Yes, I'm sure there would be many takers at $199. However, to put this in context, £199 is $336
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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2014, 05:47:15 AM »
to put it in further context, the launch price was £750, whatever thats in dollars.

The uk is always more expensive than the us, for folks in the uk £199 is a really good buy.   Yanks have cheaper prices, we have a free at the point of use health service.   

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« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2014, 05:50:24 AM »
Thanks for the heads up. Couldn't resist it and have just reserved one at our local store. There is even a £10 voucher with it for your next purchase so I have reserved an SD card! The Argos price, with voucher, is £10 cheaper than the EF-M lens alone from Wex for the whole camera plus lens. Oh well, a great EOS M2 will no doibt be out tomorrow, but I wouldn't have bought a higher price one anyway.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2014, 06:11:55 AM »
congratulations, now to look on ebay for a decent ef-efm converter...

don't forget that the 90ex will work as an optical commander for any ex guns you have with slave mode (on the m and the 5d3)

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2014, 08:20:07 AM »
It's so funny - the thread is clearly being tracked for ads (especially as I searched Amazon for the EOS-M) and one has now appeared at the bottom of the page for me advertising the EOS-M for £249!
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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2014, 09:13:57 AM »
Oh well, a great EOS M2 will no doibt be out tomorrow, but I wouldn't have bought a higher price one anyway.

M2 has been out since late last year, slightly smaller, adds wi-fi and slightly improved af, no great shakes, and not officially available to uk or us, grey imports are sitting around £500.  Rest assured you got yourself a deal.

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2014, 09:34:50 AM »
It's so funny - the thread is clearly being tracked for ads (especially as I searched Amazon for the EOS-M) and one has now appeared at the bottom of the page for me advertising the EOS-M for £249!

We'll all see different ads depending on our browsing cookies..

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2014, 10:24:47 AM »
If it was $199 in the US, I don't see how anyone could resist.  Even if the 22mm lens is the only lens you buy, you just can't do any better for $199 (I'm even talking about the Panasonic GF2 body for $99 plus a lens).

Better for what?  For me, I can't even think of a use for one.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2014, 10:32:01 AM »
Better for what?  For me, I can't even think of a use for one.

Ha ha ha, that was worth the effort.  Man, if the M fits for you then great, why even bother typing otherwise.  Folk would know you don't care by your silence.

We'd all go "I wonder what Lee Jay thinks?"  Somebody else would say "Yes, he's conspicuous by his absence in this thread rather, isn't he?"  Another would pipe up "Maybe he can't even think of a use for one?" and another would say "Yes.  That's probably it".

But you've saved us that doubt Lee Jay.   And I shall sleep more soundly tonight as a result. So thanks for your input.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2014, 10:36:37 AM »
The statement was, "I don't see how anyone could resist".  I was pointing out that such a statement is a gross over statement of the attractiveness of this camera.

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2014, 11:00:26 AM »
Seriously tempting as a street shooting body, whats the AF performance like now with the updates?
The 20mm is slower in AF, about 0.3 to 0.4ec. The Zoom is faster, about 0.2 to o.3  Both are under the "good light" condition. If you do not use it to shoot running kids, it should be okay. As a DSLR user, I still feel that it is fast enough for travelling and general usage

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Re: The firesale begins... EOS M in UK £199
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2014, 12:20:41 PM »
The statement was, "I don't see how anyone could resist".  I was pointing out that such a statement is a gross over statement of the attractiveness of this camera.

To you.

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