$399 EOS M+22mm f2 Ebay DoD

Discussion in 'Canon EOS M Forum' started by zapatista, May 10, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Great heads up -- but I don't have any Canon stuff and it's not really better than my OM-D E-M5 or G5 when you get right down to it -- APS-C and all.

    But that's a fair price for it I think since the lens on it is so good.
     
  2. AbePak

    AbePak New to SC

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    May 10, 2013
    Yeah. The physical size difference between APS-C and ยต4/3 isn't as big as it is compared to FF.
     
  3. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Mike
    I think for someone with a Canon DSLR (crop or FF) who hasn't jumped on the "mirrorless" bandwagon this is ok. Hell, slow live-view AF is something a lot of DSLR user are used too. :p The IQ of the 18mp Canon sensor is not really any better than the 16mp Pany sensors. Here's one taken with the 22mm f2 last night...the sunset wasn't what I hoped for so had to be somewhat "creative".
     

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  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I saw some tests with the lens and it's probably near to worth the $399 price. Buy a quality lens, get a body for free! I guess everyone just wonders how committed Canon is to this format.
     
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Nic
    I'd be intrigued to know what other camera bodies the lens can be used on in the future.
     
  6. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Mike
    Apparently there are 2 new bodies in the works this year for the M standard. I don't think the 22mm f2 lens is that great, but it is excellent for the money--You can buy the lens new in non-retail packaging for less than $140.
     
  7. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Mike
    Here are a couple "prototypes" for the new super-telephoto under development for the EOS M (40 years in advance).
    untitled (1 of 1).
     
  8. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    I read that the Canon M has really slow AF. I always take reviews with a grain of salt since many times it's not as bad as it's reported to be. In this case, I think they understated it. I played with one in store yesterday and it is ridiculously slow. The Canon M should only be use to take pictures of stationary objects. I think it gives a NEX + LA-EA1 + alpha lens a run for it's money for slowest AF in history.
     
  9. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Mike
    With the adapter it's as slow as the LA-EA1. The regular EOS M is not that slow in my experience--still slow, but not that bad.