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Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 06:00:49 AM »
damn that video settles it i'm definately not trendy enough to have that camera then :(  :'(

This guy seems a bit of a food fetishist.  I thought he was going to do a bit of perving when he pulled out the camera as the girl approached, boringly she turns out to be his girlfriend.  I guess the message that Canon wants to give out is that buying an EOS-M will make you French.   ::)  All in all, a pretty predictable and lame promo video. 

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 06:25:11 AM »
Hi,
   IMHO, since it can also use EOS lens, I won't be surprise that it'll sell well.

   Just wonder will someone come out with an adapter for FD lens...  ???

   Have a nice day.

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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 06:29:58 AM »
So, $800 + an EF Adapter for $200 = $1000.

I'd rather buy a used 5D for $750 with a 40 pancake for $200 = $950.

But you're comparing a third generation camera with a current first generation camera. The first generation full frame Canon is currently about $3300 (or more).

Alternatively, third generation mirrorless cameras sell for about $250.

Basically, those who don't have "new toy syndrome" can save substantially by waiting a little for someone else to eat the early adopter premium.

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« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 06:33:33 AM »
In addition to the two lenses, any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses can be used with the EOS M with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

Just thinking - this makes for an expensive lens cap!
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« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2012, 07:15:45 AM »
In addition to the two lenses, any of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses can be used with the EOS M with the optional Mount Adapter EF-EOS M.

Just thinking - this makes for an expensive lens cap!

I look forward to version 2. With the digic 5 processor they should be able to meet/approach  7D autofocus and frame rates if they so choose...

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 08:29:53 AM »
now that the soccer mom mirrorless is released i wait for the PRO model.

i guess it will be priced around 1200 euro.

if only canon would announce it already. :(
i really want a mirrorless backup body.




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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 08:31:08 AM »
So... another camera where video is the big selling point?

At some point Canon needs to just drop the pretense of being a camera company and admit that they are making camcorders in camera form factor.

Thus I go 'meh'.

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 08:43:31 AM »
saw the video...  damn that guy is smooth...  he whipped out a flash out of nowhere.  ::)

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
by the way.. i hate that the sensor is not protected in all these mirrorless cameras.

yeah i know... there are layers above the actuall sensor.

anyway... i don´t know but it gives me a "bad feeling".
i can really feel how it attracts dust, brrrrrhhhh.

im able to clean a sensor.. but what will the average joe user do?
grab an old cleaning rag and smear all over the sensor?   ;)
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Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 09:34:39 AM »
My opinion is that this is a "good start" for their new system. This is for Best Buy and should beat up on the Nikon-1. I'll wait for the 3rd gen of the EOS-M. Not in a rush.
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 09:58:07 AM »
Well, I'm hearing an awful lot of bad-mouthing about a product that is not yet even available, from a bunch of folks who probably have no intention of purchasing it in the first place. I'd say that is a pretty good definition of NOISE. To which my response is: "Shhhh."

I'd say this looks to be a pretty nice litttle camera, with some pretty nice little lenses, and a pretty nice little flash.

For me, the flash is the most interesting piece of all. I'll be grabbing one of those as soon as they become available. Looks ready-made for 5Dii daytime fill-flash, eh?
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2012, 10:40:45 AM »
As I've been predicting, this is the start of the merging of the top end of the PowerShot series and the Rebel series. It's the latest Rebel in a PowerShot body, basically.

This camera isn't for me, but I don't have any Rebels nor PowerShot cameras, and I don't have any interest in such. However, many moons ago when I bought the original Digital Rebel as an upgrade from an Olympus superzoom P&S (my first camera), the EOS-M would have been very tempting, indeed. You get the latest-and-greatest APS-C sensor in a minuscule body and an entry-level price, plus you can mount almost any lens ever made.

I'm curious, though: what's the Shorty McForty look like mounted to this thing with the adapter? I'm guessing it won't be anywhere near as much of a pancake at that point.

Then again, I don't think 40mm is an exciting focal length on APS-C. Personally, were I to buy this camera, I doubt I'd ever take off the 22mm pancake...but, once more, I've already got a 5DIII with the ShortyMcForty body cap, so why would I want an EOS-M?

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 10:45:45 AM »

For me, the flash is the most interesting piece of all. I'll be grabbing one of those as soon as they become available. Looks ready-made for 5Dii daytime fill-flash, eh?

Any idea if the flash system on this camera is compatible with the 580EXII's or the 270EXII? I know it is a new flash type, it would suck if it were not compatible.

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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 10:48:21 AM »
My opinion is that this is a "good start" for their new system. This is for Best Buy and should beat up on the Nikon-1. I'll wait for the 3rd gen of the EOS-M. Not in a rush.

I agree. It will be interesting to see how this goes. Especially since Canon said there will be a "pro version" whatever that means.

Also does anyone have any idea about the EF adapter? Is there a glass element in it? Or is it just a tube with some electrical contacts? At 200 it seems pricey for a tube but cheap for some glass.

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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 11:13:04 AM »

Also does anyone have any idea about the EF adapter? Is there a glass element in it? Or is it just a tube with some electrical contacts? At 200 it seems pricey for a tube but cheap for some glass.

I believe all the EOS flashes are compatible with the EOS-M, and vice-versa, per B&H website info.

Also, the adapter has no glass at all, just a spacer with contacts, but I dont know if it is passive or active (contains circuitry). Either way, I agree $200 seems high. $100 would seem to be a more appropriate price level, to me. $200 seems "gougey", like Canon is saying "you have no choice, so pay up!" 
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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 11:13:04 AM »