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Offline bgray

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Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« on: May 12, 2013, 07:51:45 PM »
Here's a thread that discussed this camera around the launch if you want to read more details regarding...
http://www.t2iforum.com/5/canon-eos-m-%28mirrorless%29-announced/msg50419/#msg50419

Price was $800 for the camera with kit lens.  It's now down to $549.  ($499 with the 22mm lens)

The EF-S/EF adapter was $200, now it's $159. 

So this setup was $1,000.  Now it's coming in at $708.  However, I'd probably get it with the 22mm lens, making the total cost $658.  ($499 if I want to wait on the adapter.)

Sounds like a great little second shooter, and a great portable camera, and with the same sensor and AF system as the T4i (wow!)

Anyone tempted?  Anyone have own yet?  Any feedback that you've heard positive or negative?  I might want to get to a camera store and kick the tires on this.
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 09:50:49 PM »
I've heard that the focusing is ridiculously slow, that and the price were enough to keep me away
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 11:47:49 PM »
Welsmore has it (well, his other half does)..

It came up, along with a photo in this thread http://www.t2iforum.com/9/new-sigma-17-70-contemporary-anybody-using-it/msg76148/#msg76148
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 09:47:30 AM »
Yup, we bought this: http://www.digitalrev.com/product/canon-eos-m-with-ef/MTAwMTg5MQ_A_A and the Ef adaptor, so we saved *alot* on the list price anyway.

Now you mention it, I've noticed it has come down in price by about $160 since we bought it. Ho hum...

Yes, it's slow in auto-focus, but if you don't use it for sports (which Mrs E and I both have zero interest in) then it's really a nice little camera. The main thing that I don't like about it, is that it EATS batteries. But Mrs E prefers the small form factor and is happy with the compromise.

Me, I'm waiting for the 70D  :D

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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 01:55:15 AM »
EOS M gets no respect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO7rxitFLZg
Haha - that was quite funny....

I think it gets very little respect in the MILC market because it was very late to the party, and what they turned up with was admittedly lackluster compared with what was already on the market....

Nikon wasn't late, but theirs was also lackluster - the two things they have in common are the fact that they don't want to cannibalise their DSLR sales, but what they don't seem to realise is that other MILCs are already doing that.

The best MILCs around are most certainly the Sony ones, and while I don't want a MILC (size thing), if I was to recommend one to anyone, it would be one of the Sony NEX series...
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 06:08:04 AM »
EOS M gets no respect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO7rxitFLZg
Haha - that was quite funny....

I think it gets very little respect in the MILC market because it was very late to the party, and what they turned up with was admittedly lackluster compared with what was already on the market....

Nikon wasn't late, but theirs was also lackluster - the two things they have in common are the fact that they don't want to cannibalise their DSLR sales, but what they don't seem to realise is that other MILCs are already doing that.

The best MILCs around are most certainly the Sony ones, and while I don't want a MILC (size thing), if I was to recommend one to anyone, it would be one of the Sony NEX series...

You are right about the Sony NEX's, but I already have a large lineup of lenses that will go on the Canon.  And truth be told, I'm not in the market to buy one, anyway.  I think that they are interesting, and pretty cool.  Next time I get to the camera store, I'd love to play around with one. 
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 06:14:33 AM »
You are right about the Sony NEX's, but I already have a large lineup of lenses that will go on the Canon.  And truth be told, I'm not in the market to buy one, anyway.  I think that they are interesting, and pretty cool.  Next time I get to the camera store, I'd love to play around with one.
But don't you need an adapter for EF lenses on the EOS M anyway? Can't you therefore get a similar adapter for EF to Sony? I know you can get the adapters, I'm just wondering about the extend of their abilities...

I'm not trying to trash the M or anything, I just know that the NEX lineup is technically better...
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 08:10:58 PM »
You are right about the Sony NEX's, but I already have a large lineup of lenses that will go on the Canon.  And truth be told, I'm not in the market to buy one, anyway.  I think that they are interesting, and pretty cool.  Next time I get to the camera store, I'd love to play around with one.

But don't you need an adapter for EF lenses on the EOS M anyway? Can't you therefore get a similar adapter for EF to Sony? I know you can get the adapters, I'm just wondering about the extend of their abilities...

I'm not trying to trash the M or anything, I just know that the NEX lineup is technically better...


Excellent point, and a little googling turned up this....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=839141&Q=&is=REG&A=details

And the Canon EOS-M adapter is $159!  Maybe this is part of what led to this price drop!
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2013, 12:34:28 AM »
Excellent point, and a little googling turned up this....
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=839141&Q=&is=REG&A=details

And the Canon EOS-M adapter is $159!  Maybe this is part of what led to this price drop!

Although that one doesn't allow any communication... I am pretty sure you can get ones that allow full communication but they are a couple of hundred dollar - ie like the Canon one...
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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2013, 08:48:13 PM »
I was very intrigued by it at first sight- now I'd much rather pick up a Canon SL1 if I were to go small. The reviews I saw put the EOS-M pretty low against comparable cameras. But perfect for the right person i bet

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Re: Anyone notice that the EOS-M came down a lot in price?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2013, 10:20:51 PM »

I think it gets very little respect in the MILC market because it was very late to the party, and what they turned up with was admittedly lackluster compared with what was already on the market....

Actually the Micro Four Thirds makers beat Canon, Nikon, Sony, and any other makers to the punch on MILC.

Olympus "revived" the Pen "retro" design and put out the first, the EP1 and Panasonic started a year or two later with the G1 (a DSLR lookalike but with no mirror).  Both started putting out some good lenses and the lens collection grew. 

I picked up a "sale" Olympus Pen E-PL1 just to try out the system.  It was priced at $199 including a "kit" lens that floored me with what it could do.  I can't stand trying to work from an LCD in daylight (just can't see it) so I ordered the optional external EVF for it, Canon has none for the EOS-M.  Then I found a used Panasonic GH2 (which surprisingly took 3rd place in the great Zacuto shootout against some of the "big boys") and what tests with it showed me caused me to "jump ship" from Canon.

Right now I work with a pair of Panasonic Lumix GH3's for motion picture (and some still work) and my carry around is a Panasonic Lumix GX1 with an external EVF.   This little thing takes every lens I own for the GH3's (and some Nikons).   Prime lens options in my bag range from 28mm equiv to 150mm equiv.   Zoom options go from 24mm equiv to 400mm equiv.

I like Canon and I like Canon quality.  But the IQ from the m4/3 line was just a bit sharper and Canon's mirrorless entry was too much "me too" without all the flexibility the m4/3 gear has.

 
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