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| p.1 #7 · EOS-M Lens Trio. Same team, anybody? |
Scott Stoness wrote:
I just finishing hiking with my eos-m and the same lens. I am experimenting with light weight.
I struggled with cp for the same reason you mentioned and decided to buy one for the 18-55 since 11-22 might yield differences in CP by area of the sky at 11. What I discovered yesterday is that the CP is hard to set with the live view on the side of a mountain while you are juggling your life, your tripod, and your new lens. Make sure you figure out the polarize settings and mark it before heading out.
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Yeah, I hear you juggling everything (including your life) on a precipice to adjust the CP at arm's length.
And the camera does need improving. Still, not a bad travel platform as it stands - or even a decent backup to the 1d series.
The 22mm focal length is hat trick covered. The speed of the pancake 22 will be welcome, though.
The Leica M lenses are tiny - 30-something mm filters. The 50 f:2.0 Summicron is, again, a dup focal length - but again, speed - and beautiful wide open. The 90 f:4 Elmar collapsable is a great lens - same physical length as the zooms, but a good reach - and a bit faster. The 135 f:2.8 is a beast (as far as Leica rangefinder lenses go) but again, a beautiful lens. The Leica M to EOS-M adapter is the size of an EOS-M body cap.
Carry them all? Heck no!. I have a "speed" set and a "flex" set. Both light and small.
But for street photography, small, fast lens with a distance scale and no autofocus lag.
Remember, I'm not talking behemoth SLR lenses here - teeny, tiny, rangefinder lenses, 1/2 the size of a juice glass. Wide angle lenses are even smaller - they don't need to be a retrofocus design like an SLR lens has to be.
And quality glass, at that. Did I mention how nice they look?
As far as the electronic quirks - nature of the beast. One person's PITA is another person's lifesaver. Canon never was at the forefront of technology with remote shutter releases. I don't see that changing. Maybe a retro threaded shutter button for an old-fashioned cable release?
When the new "M Pro?" comes out with EVF, it will be a "step back" to fond memories of film rangefinder days - fast, small, discrete, capable cameras - at the eye - coupled with the digital world and a decent-sized sensor.