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Canon EOS-M - First User Impressions

 
David ­ Arbogast
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Nov 05, 2012 11:19 |  #91

Has anyone bought this yet? I'd love to see an "-=EOS M owners unite! Discuss and Post Photos" thread started: I want to see some photos! Hopefull the negators will stay out of that thread. (I'm not opposed to the negativity conveyed in this thread, just wouldn't want to see it in an EOS M image thread). :)


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Nov 05, 2012 11:19 |  #92

David Arbogast wrote in post #15209568 (external link)
Has anyone bought this yet? I'd love to see an "-=EOS M owners unite! Discuss and Post Photos" thread started: I want to see some photos! Hopefull the negators will stay out of that thread. (I'm not opposed to the negativity conveyed in this thread, just wouldn't want to see it in an EOS M image thread). :)

There was a thread created for that.


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Nov 05, 2012 11:25 |  #93

TeamSpeed wrote in post #15209569 (external link)
There was a thread created for that.

Sure was! https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1238507


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Nov 05, 2012 11:29 |  #94

Thanks Drew...I was looking for "EOS M" in the search field and wasn't finding it with that syntax.

And speaking of syntax, there is no hyphen between "EOS" and "M": http://www.usa.canon.c​om …s/eos_m_ef_m_22​mm_stm_kit (external link) :)

BTW: there is a group pool on Flickr for the EOS M as well: http://www.flickr.com/​groups/eos-m/ (external link)


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Nov 05, 2012 15:15 |  #95

I realized that when I got the box in front of me. Maybe I should see if a mod can change the title?


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Nov 08, 2012 06:34 |  #96

Edit: Nevermind, this feature came in from the 550D onwards apparently. Btw, I can accurately focus at blank white walls.. which is... interesting.
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So I have mine now (it's fantastic btw).. I just noticed something new (to me at least):

In manual, auto-iso actually works?! It doesn't just sit at 400.

So I can set f/2, 1/400s, then the auto iso will vary according to lighting conditions between 100-6400 (or what you set limit the to) to try and keep the overall exposure 'good'. Sorta like a combined shutter+aperture priority setting. You can of course set iso manually for full manual.

Is that something new?


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Nov 08, 2012 09:50 |  #97

JimiJam wrote in post #15221415 (external link)
Is that something new?

Nope, it's been on every body since the 7D.


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Nov 08, 2012 19:29 |  #98

EOS M owners, can I get a confirmation on the following bug I'm having - would like to report it to Canon if others confirm it.

Copying files from camera to computer via the usb cable freezes on some files.
1) Take say 30+ photos.
2) Ensure camera is in RAW-only mode.
3) Connect camera to computer via USB cable (not a card reader) to ensure it's in USB PTP (MTP?) mode.
4) Via Windows Explorer, copy all the images from camera to computer - BUG: For me, some images seem 'corrupted' and cause the transfer to seize up/cannot continue copying. It will always be the same specific images - e.g. of my batch of 30, maybe images 4,7,15,16,23 are causing problems.

Have tried this on 4 computers (3x win7 64bit, 1 winxp), 2 cables, 2 SD cards. Have tried resetting my camera's settings several times. Firmware v1.06.

Workarounds:
- (!!!) Set image mode to RAW+L or L. You can now copy the files over properly!! You don't need to shoot in this mode, just set it when you want to copy the files.
- SD Card reader works fine.


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Nov 08, 2012 19:42 |  #99

I use a card reader... I have no want to connect USB Cable to my laptop... I also use a Macbook....

weird workaround though


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Nov 08, 2012 19:49 |  #100

Yep I understand (preferring to use card reader), but would you be able to give it a try if possible? If someone else confirms it I can at least ask canon to fix it for a later firmware release - or possibly my specific camera has some issue.

The bug may also impact transferring files e.g. if you plug it into your phone to control it, or if you do tethered control of the camera via lightroom/DPP/etc.


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Nov 08, 2012 20:53 |  #101

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.

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IMG_0001A (external link) by CaptainB412 (external link), on Flickr

(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.....

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Nov 09, 2012 21:18 |  #102

Following up on my prior post, daughter and I took the EOS M and her S95 out for some night shots.

Here is the EOS M

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The S95

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EOS M

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S95

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Shot2B (external link) by CaptainB412 (external link), on Flickr

After our brief testing, I took the following two:

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IMG_0035 (external link) by CaptainB412 (external link), on Flickr

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IMG_0037 (external link) by CaptainB412 (external link), on Flickr

All shots are SOOC. Both cameras were set to AV, F2, Auto ISO. S95 was shot and widest focal length. While the EOS M would not fit in a pants pocket, it easily fit in a sweater pocket and was truly fun to use in low light settings. Sort of brings back memories of the 5DMKII and it's "slow" AF system. Nobody was happy, but the camera did take some great shots. Just my $.02.

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