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Oct 15, 2018 02:56 |  #1

several years ago i was looking for a small pocket type camera to tote along with me vs the 5D3...

while not exactly pocketable, the EOS M was suggested (along with several of the Fuji cameras)...

i never did get the EOS M, and then a couple of years ago the M6 came out. i looked at it and since im a situational tightwad, i didnt jump on it either...

now, i dont see anything about it at all. i read reviews that said it was what Canon should have brought out the first time, and while i know not everyone here likes the M series, i was just wondering if it's faded off into the sunset. i never see any for sale on the secondary market so its just piqued my curiousity...




  
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Oct 15, 2018 21:26 |  #2

Ltdave wrote in post #18729111 (external link)
several years ago i was looking for a small pocket type camera to tote along with me vs the 5D3...

while not exactly pocketable, the EOS M was suggested (along with several of the Fuji cameras)...

i never did get the EOS M, and then a couple of years ago the M6 came out. i looked at it and since im a situational tightwad, i didnt jump on it either...

now, i dont see anything about it at all. i read reviews that said it was what Canon should have brought out the first time, and while i know not everyone here likes the M series, i was just wondering if it's faded off into the sunset. i never see any for sale on the secondary market so its just piqued my curiousity...

The M5 had the integrated EVF, the M6 came out with the EVF as an optional accessory like the M models before the M5.

The most current one to look at, and the one I just bought, is the M50. It gets rave reviews and seems like the best mirrorless APSC right now.


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Oct 15, 2018 21:30 |  #3

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18729800 (external link)
The M5 had the integrated EVF, the M6 came out with the EVF as an optional accessory like the M models before the M5.

The most current one to look at, and the one I just bought, is the M50. It gets rave reviews and seems like the best mirrorless APSC right now.

TeanSpeed,
Did you move from sl2 to M50? I remember you are postings in sl2 forum. Can you please your feedback on mirrorless tracking vs dslr.


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Oct 15, 2018 21:49 |  #4

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Did you move from sl2 to M50? I remember you are postings in sl2 forum. Can you please your feedback on mirrorless tracking vs dslr.

Okay will do. The SL2 only had 9 AF and it wasn't all that great for tracking quite frankly. I think the M50 will be about as good overall, and I like the extra features, like the smaller lenses, the ability to manual focus easier, eye AF and more AF points.


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Oct 15, 2018 22:40 |  #5

Ltdave wrote in post #18729111 (external link)
several years ago i was looking for a small pocket type camera to tote along with me vs the 5D3...

while not exactly pocketable, the EOS M was suggested (along with several of the Fuji cameras)...

i never did get the EOS M, and then a couple of years ago the M6 came out. i looked at it and since im a situational tightwad, i didnt jump on it either...

now, i dont see anything about it at all. i read reviews that said it was what Canon should have brought out the first time, and while i know not everyone here likes the M series, i was just wondering if it's faded off into the sunset. i never see any for sale on the secondary market so its just piqued my curiousity...

I bought my M5 when the M6 was already released for a while. I preferred the integrated view finder and the screen works fine for my needs. You won't find mine for sale, because it's a great little camera. I bought mine refurbished and at the time Canon threw in the adapter at no extra cost. For my needs I carry a small pack and don't need small lenses. But I could make the M5 at least coat pocketable with a couple of small lenses. If you don't see many for sale, I suspect it's because a good percentage of the users like keeping it around. Using similar lenses, I found the image colors from the M5 to be very close to that of my 5DS

The only feature that bothers me sometimes with my M5 is where the video button is located because I'm inclined to place my thumb there. But it's partly due to the button there plus it being a much smaller body than my 5DS.


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Oct 15, 2018 23:47 |  #6

thanks everyone. maybe ill give the M5 a look see...

everyone ive talked to really REALLY likes the small fujis and honestly i actually went with cash in pocket to a brick and mortar store nearly 2 hours away to look at the X-E3 and the X100f, but i like my canons. id love to stay with them. a local photographer has the fuji X-T1 (wants to upgrade to the 'T3 but $$) and ive held it and played around with it a little and it is really solid and reminds me of the Pentax film SLRs from the early 80s in size (compared to the larger N-C-M brands)...

what i like about the M6 without the viewfinder is it doesnt LOOK like a professional camera and i really want to expand my street photography. ive had people say no to their photo, when ive had my gripped 5D3...




  
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Oct 16, 2018 00:38 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18729800 (external link)
...the M50. It gets rave reviews and seems like the best mirrorless APSC right now.

Best CANON mirrorless APSC right now maybe. The X-t3 would be my bet for best overall APSC mirrorless.


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Oct 16, 2018 00:38 as a reply to  @ Ltdave's post |  #8

Give the Fujifilm system a try. You may really like it. I did and have sold all of my Canon gear. No regrets.


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Oct 16, 2018 04:42 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #9

Well sure, but when a person posts questions about the m series, my answer is intended to be in within that context. I assume the person doesn't want to leave that ecosystem. If they want to expand outside of that, my answer is no longer accurate. I suspect many that post in the Canon EOS board don't want to change.


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Oct 19, 2018 19:19 |  #10

I have the m6 along with the 80D
I really like the small size
A great little camera
Great for street photography
I also bought the separate evf works very well
With adapter i can use all my lenses if i want


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Oct 28, 2018 21:05 |  #11

I love the size of the M6 and given the latest discounts offered by Canon I couldn't pass it up. Planning on getting the adapter to use all my other lenses.




  
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Oct 28, 2018 21:15 |  #12

trikeflyer wrote in post #18738791 (external link)
I love the size of the M6 and given the latest discounts offered by Canon I couldn't pass it up. Planning on getting the adapter to use all my other lenses.

I've got one coming Tuesday. The price was too good. Trying to sell my M3 to offset it. Probably a stupid move as it's not a huge jump over the M3. Pretty excited about it either way. I've gotten some killer shots with my M3.


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Oct 28, 2018 22:49 |  #13

trikeflyer wrote in post #18738791 (external link)
I love the size of the M6 and given the latest discounts offered by Canon I couldn't pass it up. Planning on getting the adapter to use all my other lenses.

I wasn't sure whether my M5 would take forever to sell here in a smaller city Craigslist. Had it last week for $595 with adapter. Only 1000 clicks or so. Tonight I saw Canon had the 18-55mm EF-M refurbished for $149, so I pulled my ad and ordered the lens. I figured I could sell it again and probably add most of the $149. But the camera is so conveniently compact, I thought maybe I should just keep it seeing the condition is immaculate.

On Canon USA site tonight, I noticed some fairly low prices for refurbished M6 alone or bundled with a lens.


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Oct 29, 2018 00:02 |  #14

mdvaden wrote in post #18729839 (external link)
The only feature that bothers me sometimes with my M5 is where the video button is located because I'm inclined to place my thumb there. But it's partly due to the button there plus it being a much smaller body than my 5DS.

This can be fixed. I had the same problem with my M5. I solved it by reprogramming the video button to do nothing, and the M-Fn button to be video. Problem solved! It’s all in the custom functions.

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Oct 29, 2018 00:10 |  #15

Ltdave wrote in post #18729860 (external link)
thanks everyone. maybe ill give the M5 a look see...

If you want the integrated viewfinder, I don’t think you can go wrong with either the M5 or M50. The M50 is faster due to its DIGIC 8 processor, and it has 4K video. It is also a lot less expensive, although right now (I think through November 2 or 3) Canon has the M5 kits at really competitive prices.

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