Canon $399 EOS M+22mm f2 Ebay DoD

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.
 

AbePak

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May 6, 2013
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.
Yeah. The physical size difference between APS-C and µ4/3 isn't as big as it is compared to FF.
 

zapatista

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Jul 28, 2012
Denver, Colorado
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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Mar 3, 2013
John Griggs
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".
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.
 

zapatista

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Jul 28, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Mike
I'd be intrigued to know what other camera bodies the lens can be used on in the future.
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.
 

lenshoarder

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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.
 

zapatista

Veteran
Jul 28, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Mike
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.
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.
 

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