FedEx delivered mine this afternoon at which point I opened up the box, pulled the battery and promptly charged the battery (the first pic of any new camera gear must be of my daughter - a tradition we have had for way too many years). I finally leave work, head home and before heading out for dinner, pop the 22 lens on and take the following pic.IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/40736944@N02/8168311761/ IMG_0001A
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(no comments please on how messy her room is - it is hard enough raising an 11 year old on your own).
My first impressions of using my EOS-M is similar to those I experienced when playing with one last weekend. While the AF speed is not fast, it is fast enough for taking pics of life's events and even for travel. I put the adapter on and then put my 50 1.8 on it and it actually seemed to focus faster (though much louder) than the 22. I then put my old EFS 17-85 that I kept meaning to sell but never got around to it on and it focused similar to the 50 1.8 (though the 17-85 was much more quiet). Being that it was night already, I put the 270ex on and snapped a few photos with the Flash (I personally have no need for the 90ex when the 270ex is similar, has bounce capabilities and works well).
This will be the camera I take to birthday parties, to family gatherings, and even on vacations when I don't want to haul out the 5D MK III. The image quality and versatility suit my needs. Is the image quality that of the 5D MK III - no. Is it as small or convenient as a P&S (i.e, my S100) - no. Rather, it is for those times in life where you want the image quality similar (or closer) to a DSLR with the convenience of a smaller platform and I have many of those times (as I am sure that many other purchasers do as well).
Now, if I only had a wife or girlfriend with a purse that would easily fit the EOS M with the 22 and a 270ex.....
5DS R | EOS-R | 5D Mk III | EOS-M5 | G.A.S. Addict | Many Lenses | Flashes |