If this isn't a cry for help and attention, then I don't know what is. Rent EOS M for free in Japan

Discussion in 'Canon EOS M Forum' started by wt21, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    I would save a lot of money if all camera firms did this!
     
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  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Isn't this just the same as internet sales return policies in the US??? :smile:
     
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  3. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    On the bright side, maybe this is a good signal to Canon -- "your camera isn't cutting it! go back and try again!" :)
     
  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hmm but the idea is that you have to give them back Karen ...
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Most of the time when people complain about a problem, I take it with a grain of salt.
    -Fuji orbs don't bother me
    -Nikon oil spots don't bother me
    -DP1 and E-PL2 red spots don't bother me
    -Large amounts of dust in lenses doesn't bother me
    -Sony NEX AF speed doesn't bother me
    -Micro 4/3 DOF control doesn't bother me
    -Lightroom artifacts with X-Trans and EXR sensors don't bother me
    -Canon G1X AF speed doesn't bother me
    -E-P1 AF speed doesn't bother me
    -Shutter shock doesn't bother me
    -NEX lens size relative to body size doesn't bother me
    -etc etc

    Well I tried the EOS M a couple days ago, and the AF speed on that camera with the pancake really bothered me. Can't imagine that changing after a week of use!
     
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  6. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Amin: THAT is a testament to slow autofocus. You should send that along to Canon.
     
  7. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    I hope he just did, lol.

    If Canon isn't following the social networking side of the camera market, then they'll end up producing ... well, something like the EOS-M!!!
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I feel bad saying it, but it's an honest impression.

    I've bought many, many Canon cameras (A95, S50, G7, G9, G10, G11, S90, S95, 300D, 350D, 10D, 20D, 30D, 5D, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some). I want to see Canon do well in this space.

    Hopefully the one I tried had a bad setting or old firmware, but it was dog slow.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I have a few dogs that take umbrage with that last comment. :laugh1:
     
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  10. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    Finally.... something bothers Amin.:smile:
     
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  11. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    With therapy, I'm sure I could do that! :rolleyes: Now I see you've got a new lady in your life. Must be serious, she's not just for the weekends!
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    That reminds of an old joke my Dad used to tell.

    A nun joins a convent with very strict guidelines which includes absolute silence. Only silent prayer is allowed. Each nun is is allowed to say one thing every 10 years to share a thought with the community that comes from deep devotion and contemplation of all things spiritual.

    So after she had been there 10 years, she emerged from her room to share her thoughts with the rest of the group. She cleared her throat and said "My room is cold". She then returned to her room for another 10 years of prayer and reflection.

    10 years pass and she again emerges ready to share that which she has divined from her quiet contemplation. This time with a quiet voice she said "My bed is hard". She then returned to her room for another 10 years of prayer and reflection.

    Eventually another 10 years pass and all the nuns get together to share their thoughts. She stood before the group and said, "My room is cold. My bed is hard. And I quit". One of the nuns leaned over and said "I thought she would never leave. All she's done since she got here is complain"
     
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  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
  14. nianys

    nianys SC Regular

    176
    Sep 10, 2012
    +1 !
     
  15. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Is the problem slow focus confirmation like the Canon G1X, or actually just slow focus? The G1X focuses fairly quickly but then has a pause before it lights up the green box which gives the impression of it being much slower than it is.
     
  16. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
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  17. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I think it was both, Nic, but I only tried it for a few minutes. I've used the Canon G1X and found that autofocus to be acceptable. This seemed much slower.
     
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  18. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Well, that's disappointing :frown: and hard to understand why it should be like that. I handled one of these for the first time today, although unfortunately it was display-only with the battery removed. It feels so small! I really need more real estate on the grip side of the body. The lens mount dominates the front of the camera and encroaches a long way towards the right hand side (looking from behind).
     
  19. zapatista

    zapatista SC Regular

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    Jul 28, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    Mike
    Being unable to use manual focus magnification in bulb mode bothers me.