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I don't think the focus speed improvement is very noticeable from what I have seen. A wider coverage of AF points for video focusing though, which could be useful. For a vacation camera, I would not drop the extra $400. I have taken the M on vacations and work to Maine, Florida, Singapore, Jordan, Hong Kong, etc. It's always performed just fine.


Jun 05, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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cheem wrote:
@CG5 - thanks for your comment.

The early reports of slow AF on the M has largely subsided with the release of later firmware from what I understand.

Are any of you going on vacation and leaving the DSLR at home in lieu of the EOS-M?


I've taken a couple of trips now with only my M and left the 7D and other lenses at home, and I was completely satisfied. While I enjoy using the 22mm, I used the 18-55mm a lot more as it was much more versatile, and it's a sharp lens as well.

Andy



Jun 05, 2014 at 01:50 AM
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Thanks All for your help!

I just pulled the trigger and ordered the EOS-M, 18-55, 90EX kit for 349 CDN from Amazon.ca - cheaper than B+H by roughly $75 when you factor in the currency conversion.

I will likely get the 22mm and EF to M adapter from eBay - there is a kit with the two of them for $170 which seems pretty well priced for the combo.

Any comments on pairing an UWA with this combo? One option is the Canon 11-22 but are there others anyone would recommend for tight urban settings (NYC comes to mind).



Jun 05, 2014 at 02:13 PM
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I highly recommend the Canon 11-22, it brings the usefulness of the Canon M to a whole new level, and it's really a remarkable little lens. At 22mm it is super sharp through the whole frame, sharper than the 22mm pancake. At 11mm it's still razor sharp through most of the frame, with some noticeable softening in the corners.


Jun 05, 2014 at 03:01 PM
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andyjaggy82 wrote:
I highly recommend the Canon 11-22, it brings the usefulness of the Canon M to a whole new level, and it's really a remarkable little lens. At 22mm it is super sharp through the whole frame, sharper than the 22mm pancake. At 11mm it's still razor sharp through most of the frame, with some noticeable softening in the corners.


Thanks for the suggestion. What does you 'M' kit look like? Do you own all three EF-M lenses?



Jun 05, 2014 at 05:16 PM
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I own all 3 yes. I would probably own more but Canon appears to not be interested in taking my money, so I have put it elsewhere.


Jun 05, 2014 at 05:28 PM
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I've been quite happy with just the 22mm and 11-22mm. I keep meaning to pick up the 18-55 on ebay just because its so dang reasonably priced.




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nads wrote:
I've been quite happy with just the 22mm and 11-22mm. I keep meaning to pick up the 18-55 on ebay just because its so dang reasonably priced.



I wouldn't skip it if you can find it at a good (far less than MSRP) price. It's not perfect nor is it razor sharp, but it does deliver the goods as is possible with the M; certainly better than most non-pro kit lenses outside of Canon and Nikon. Sony, I'm looking at you.



Jun 06, 2014 at 12:58 AM
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My M with 18-55 and 90EX is on the way. The 22mm is a no brainer at 99.00 on eBay. I can get the 11-22 for 389 here in Canada which is better priced than eBay - I will have to think about that one for a bit. If I picked it up I may even consider dumping my 17-40...

Any thoughts on the EF to M adapter? Do you get much use from yours? I would not see using it on vacation except perhaps with the 40/2.8 but more as a something to augment my studio lineup.



Jun 06, 2014 at 01:17 AM
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The EF to EF-M adapter is essentially perfect; if the M's sensor is up to the challenge, it'll drive USM and STM lenses with the best of them, and it'll work with manual/legacy lenses (I have Samyang's 14/2.8) just like a Canon DSLR.

As for the 11-22- it's a real gem, probably optically superior to the 17-40L, but note that when mated to the M it's not going to give you the image quality of the 17-40L attached to a modern FF Canon. Just don't let that stop you if you're looking for high-quality ultra-wide shots in a small package- among mirrorless cameras (except say Leica), it has no peer.




Jun 06, 2014 at 02:19 AM
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Thanks for the insight. Perhaps more context surrounding my comment of dumping the 17-40 in lieu of the 11-22. I traded my old 17-55 for a good copy of the 17-40 when I moved to my 5D3. I thought I could use an UWA for vacations and such. I do portraits and product photography for the most part and I have a 17-40, 24-105, 40, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100L, 135L, 70-200 F4. I am getting the M primarily for vacation and the only time I have used my 17-40 has been walking around tight spots on vacation.

I don't need to dump the 17-40, I just think it may start to collect dust if the M gets put to use and I start to leave the 5D3 behind.



Jun 06, 2014 at 02:28 AM
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I like my 18-135 mm STM as a long lens on the EOS M.

It is a different feel than the small EOS M lenses. Basically you hold/cradle the lens in your hand and the body sits on teh back. But it works out quite well.

I know that many people also like the 55-250 STM on the EOS M.

Hopefully we will get an EOS M3 with DPAF this fall, and maybe Canon will release a native 55-250 for the EOS M.

It is a great little camera!

Michael




Jun 06, 2014 at 03:29 AM
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The 55-250 STM is one lens I'd like to pick up for the M; the 70-300 non-L is barely passable at longer FLs on full-frame, and it's essentially trash beyond 200mm, where the new EF-S lens appears to excel; it'd replace the 70-300 for backyard birding with the M.

A native 55-250 would also be nice, though, as would a native 18-135 with improved optics (particularly CA) over the 18-55, should Canon see fit to actually put some effort into improving their crop sensors. For now, the available lenses far outstrip what the camera can do .



Jun 06, 2014 at 03:35 AM
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