More on why I love my little EOS-M

Discussion in 'Canon' started by wt21, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    The M continues to amaze me. On a whim, and because prices were so low, I picked up the M+22 in August. Since then, I added the excellent 18-55 the 270 EXii flash (with bounce!) and now the Tamron 60mm 2.0 macro. I also got a Freniec grip.

    I can also use my full frame 6D lenses on the M, though my two zooms are too big (70-210 and 28-75/2.8), so I limit it to the prime lenses: 50/1.4 and 85/1.8. I like the output of the 85 especially, and can use the 50 or 85 for faster AF. The 60 macros has a long throw for AF.

    Ultra wide and super telephoto (11-22 EF-M and 55-250 STM) are both available for the M, but not what I want to do with this kit.

    So, my M kit is:
    • APS-C body
    • 18-55 compact kit zoom
    • 22mm 2.0 wide angle pancake
    • 60mm 2.0 macro
    • Bounce flash

    Ignoring the 50 and 85 lenses, because I already own them, the kit cost me about $800, and would cost less than that now, as the two lens kit is cheap (I bought mine piece meal, which cost me more). Both the Tamron and the flash are about $350 of the $800 and useable on other Canon cameras mounts.

    Here's the basic M-dedicated kit. Equivalent to FF, that's a fast 35, an 18-55 zoom, and a fast 100/macro/portrait with a bounce flash.

    My only 2 niggles are:
    1) I do sometimes miss a viewfinder
    2) touch screen operation is not that great in winter
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  2. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Hall of Famer

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    The small-body APS-C mirrorless shooting experience has certainly caught on in Asia, where they are smarter than we are, lol.

    Slow to catch on here, unfortunately.
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  3. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    My brother likes his very much too, despite what NCN says about it! And who am I to talk, I bought a Pentax K-01 at launch!
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  4. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    You should be Canon US PR rep for m cameras:)
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  5. Yeats

    Yeats All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Truly brothers in cameras.
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  6. Now that the prices are dropping like crazy I have often felt tempted. But, its the lack of viewfinder that kills it for me.