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Old Jul 3, 2013, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default EOS-M on sale at B&H

EOS-M with 18-55mm kit lens is $349.
EOS-M with 22mm kit lens is $299.

Firmware Version 2.02 improves auto-focus speed.

It can use EF and EF-S lens with adapter: Canon made is $149 and Ebay knodkoff is about $50.

I bought the $299 package and save that $50 for an adapter later on.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 1:46 PM   #2
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Just ordered one, well had the wife order the camera that way if I don't like it I can blame her for getting the camera. We ordered the 18-55 kit, the 22mm kits are all on back order and for us the 18-55 is a nice all around lens. Do like the idea of the knock off adapter, that way we can use our 40mm f2.8 EF lens and others we have around the house.
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Old Jul 12, 2013, 8:19 PM   #3
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Just ordered one, well had the wife order the camera that way if I don't like it I can blame her for getting the camera. We ordered the 18-55 kit, the 22mm kits are all on back order and for us the 18-55 is a nice all around lens. Do like the idea of the knock off adapter, that way we can use our 40mm f2.8 EF lens and others we have around the house.
For the Canon DSLR users. the EOS-M is a good deal. Despite the short coming of having slow AF and absence of an EVF, it is still a good camera because od the ability to use EF-S and EF lenses. With the EOS to EOS-M adapter, virtually any Canon lenses which work on the DSLR will work on the EOS-M. My EOS-M arrives today through Fedex Smartmail (delivered by USPS) and the Viltrox adapter from Ebay is also here.

With the battery half charged, I ran a quick check with all the lenses I owned. I am happy to report that all of my Canon lenses work in both MF and AF with the exception of the EF 50mm f/1.8. Both Sigma lenses, 18-250mm and 150-500mm work in MF and AF. I have not checked the Tamron 70-300mm because the battery is out od juice.

One thing about using a big lens, it will drain the battery quickly. Be sure you have extra batteries available.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 3:03 AM   #4
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Update: the Tamron 70-300mm works with the Viltrox EOS to EOS-M adapter on both MF and AF.

The battery takes one hour to charge.

The adapter cost $45 on EBay and took just 7 days to ship from China. Now the price went up to $69.

Meike brand adapter can be bought for as low as $38 on Ebay.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 3:34 AM   #5
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I bought 2 replacement batteries with a tabletop mini tripod for $14 from Ebay. The package should be delivered in a couple of days.
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with the exception of the EF 50mm f/1.8.
Hmmm, all my Canon lenses work excellent, even 50mm/1.8
Battery was $7.30 (incl.ship.) from China.






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I was eying this camera at the "normal" price of $550. At that price I was also considering two SLR's, although this was the favorite. Once the price dropped, it was an easy decision. I went for the 18 - 55mm lens kit. I've only had it for a week, but I'm really liking this little camera. The touch screen was a concern, but it's seeming really intuitive to me. And being able to move the focus point around with a touch is really nice. Just got back from a zoo trip, where it was great to have manual focus (Auto can never grab an animal thru the fence.) We'll see how the pictures turn out.

I did buy the camera expecting to have to upgrade the firmware, and was pleasantly surprised that it came with the update - good for Canon! All in all, I recommend this camera. Grab it while it's still inexpensive!

PS: Thanks for all the example shots; they helped me decide on this camera.
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My EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens never did well with adapters including this Viltrox EOS-EOS-M adapter as well as the Velo AF extension tubes. In both cases, AF fails to work and works only in MF.
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Looks like we need to order a lens adapter.
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Looks like we need to order a lens adapter.
With the adapter you can truly enjoy this camera more with good EF optics.

I just ordered a $14 LCD Viewfinder magnifier for outdoor shooting:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/V6-2-8X-3-LC...item1e7ae8f3b5

It looks a little bulky but it is the only remedy for this camera not having an EVF.
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
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