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Nov 14, 2012 22:58 |  #166

Just got mine, great IQ , AF is a bit slow in low light but it's not altogether unsable. It's only slow when you need to go from minimum to infinity.

Touch screen work a treat


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Nov 15, 2012 11:38 |  #167

Went to the local camera store today and had another go with the EOS M and 18-55, The AF is fast enough for me to be honest. the one I tested in Tokyo must have been broken? But then I got to test the EPL5 with kitlens next to it. oh boy, the EPL5 smokes the M on AF speed :mad: (not surprisingly though, the EP3 was already fast) I have to give Olympus a thumbsup, it's just that I don't like the fiddly controls. And that coming from a Fuji X100 owner :p

back to the EOS M, there's a lot to like, especially as a Canon shooter, the menus, button layout and ergonomics will make you feel comfortable immediately. the AF speed is decent (and hopefully will be improved) maybe instead of saving up for the 5d3, I will get this camera for xmas.


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Nov 15, 2012 14:23 |  #168

Got my M today. I have to say the complaints about slow auto focus speed have been exaggerated. I have been using Fuji x100 for quite sometimes and the eos -M auto focus speed is about equal with the X100 with the new firmware update.

The adapter works brilliantly with my 40mm pancake and 1.6 crop factor for Canon is much better than Nikon 2.7. I see no reason for Canon shooters to migrate to Sony NEX or 4/3 system if they want a small camera that is using L lenses.

The picture quality is super and I can see this tiny thing will replace my 5dmk ii for a lot of social shooting and walk around.

Ok here is a obligatory pic. Shooting Raw and absolutely straight OOC. 40 pancake. ISO 1600.

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Nov 15, 2012 14:32 |  #169

Absolutely love the adapter design. EF lenses work with the camera as if they are native and the included tripod plate is really helpful. I will probably rarely go out with canon M and a big L lens but it will come in handy for a macro shot for example.


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Nov 15, 2012 14:37 |  #170

Also the tripod plate is removable, which is nice!


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Nov 15, 2012 16:39 |  #171

vaflower wrote in post #15249718 (external link)
Absolutely love the adapter design. EF lenses work with the camera as if they are native and the included tripod plate is really helpful. I will probably rarely go out with canon M and a big L lens but it will come in handy for a macro shot for example.

My adapter is a bit weird, it works fine, but every now and then it tries to move the L lens to infinity without touching any of the controls or shutter button, the move is made up of small gradual movements.

Does anyone else's adapter do this. ?


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Nov 15, 2012 16:44 |  #172

Some great features for me.

1) super compact size and build quality
2) ability to magnify the focus point x10 for critical focusing while in AF mode
3) the two hdr modes, 3 shot high contrast scene and 4 shot night scene
4) the EF adapter works well especially with the newer design zooms such as the 70-300L where you might be in servo mode, one shot works really well with all lenses.

Just turned off image stabilisation to see if that improves the AF performance


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Nov 16, 2012 10:22 |  #173

Does anybody know how to activate the Canon Utility setting called "camera setting/ remote setting"?
It seems to disappear when I plug my Canon EOS M via USB. Also does anyone know if you can use an intervalometer on this model? I know it does not have a dedicated input for that specific function but I was wondering if there is a way around it.




  
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Nov 16, 2012 11:05 |  #174

cookiedude777 wrote in post #15253064 (external link)
Does anybody know how to activate the Canon Utility setting called "camera setting/ remote setting"?
It seems to disappear when I plug my Canon EOS M via USB. Also does anyone know if you can use an intervalometer on this model? I know it does not have a dedicated input for that specific function but I was wondering if there is a way around it.

What are you seeing when you open EOS Utility, the Download Window? If so, look at the lower right of the screen for "Main Window" and select that. The screen with the Menu Choices should show up and then you can select "Camera Settings/Remote Shooting".

Also, go to "Preferences" "Start-Up Action>Show Main Window" to always get the Main Window upon Start-Up.


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Nov 16, 2012 11:28 |  #175

skygod44 wrote in post #15247235 (external link)
Not heard that phrase for years!
:D
But I'm actually with you....and I've tried out this first EOS-M enough now, to know Canon have made a good little camera, and can release an absolute gem soon(ish!)

THAT'S what I'm waiting for.

Regards,

Simon

You may get your wish soon ---> http://www.canonrumors​.com …ent-months-for-canon-cr2/ (external link)

I can't wait to find out two new lenses they announce. I'm assuming the 55mm f/1.3 will be one of them and I'll be getting that one for sure.
If I really like the new M I might give my current one to my wife and get it for me down the road. We could share the lenses & stuff...

Still LOVING the M, btw. It makes a great little video camera as well. I'll post some pictures of my video setup (w/ loupe & mic) soon in the "show us your camera..."


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Nov 16, 2012 16:22 |  #176

Yogi Bear wrote in post #15253240 (external link)
What are you seeing when you open EOS Utility, the Download Window? If so, look at the lower right of the screen for "Main Window" and select that. The screen with the Menu Choices should show up and then you can select "Camera Settings/Remote Shooting".

Also, go to "Preferences" "Start-Up Action>Show Main Window" to always get the Main Window upon Start-Up.

This is what I see before connecting the Canon:

IMAGE: http://i48.tinypic.com/2954tnb.png

This is what I see after I connected the Canon:
IMAGE: http://i47.tinypic.com/2nkpibn.png

The preferences are set on "Main Window" as well and it did't solve the issue. Any suggestions?



  
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Nov 16, 2012 16:31 |  #177

cookiedude777 wrote in post #15254466 (external link)
This is what I see before connecting the Canon:
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This is what I see after I connected the Canon:
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The preferences are set on "Main Window" as well and it did't solve the issue. Any suggestions?

That is really surprising! Is the EOS supposed to have Remote Control/Shooting? The only thing that I can surmise is that Remote Control/Shooting is not in the EOS-M's feature list?


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Nov 16, 2012 16:46 |  #178

ETTL with an ST-E2is also disabled.


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Nov 16, 2012 17:01 |  #179

This is what I am concerned. The thing is that in the manual it said that by purchasing a Canon EOS M, it will come with a CD that consists of a number of softwares including EOS Utility. Reading further into EOS Utility, it gives a description on what you can do within that software which one being able to use the "Camera Setting/Remote Shooting. This manual is clearly a dedicated manual for Canon EOS M and not a general one so my guess is that one should be able to get access to that feature with no problem.
I tried investigating this issue but did not get any solid results :(.




  
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Nov 16, 2012 17:01 |  #180

arock23 wrote in post #15254567 (external link)
ETTL with an ST-E2is also disabled.

AFIK ETTL is disabled in manual mode entirely I think?


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