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Canon EOS M Update

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Canon M
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After using the Canon EOS M for a couple of months and on a recent shoot with a model with my EF 50mm attached I have decided to keep it as a back up for model shoots and a carry around when out and about with the family.

The auto focus is still a problem. It’s so slow compared to my aging 5d Mk II. Hopefully the promised firmware upgrade at the end of the month will improve it. I just wish Canon would release a lens road map as a 55-200mm(88-320mm) any time soon would be very nice. Here’s an image with the M and my 50mm attached.

M-50mm

Canon M with a 70-200 f2.8 is

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Cameras, Canon M
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It had to be done. Canon M with a 70-200 f2.8 is

The camera arrived about 2 weeks ago and I recently took it to London for the day to give it a run out. All images are jpegs straight from the camera. They are not great images as I am not a street photographer plus the light was very flat. Will shoot RAW on my next portrait session.

The first thing you notice is the size. Very small and minimalistic with a small grip. For me this isn’t a problem as I have small hands and I wanted a small camera especially when out with the family.

The touch screen is nice and I can navigate around it at speed, so I am not missing all the buttons and dials. However what I don’t like is the settings can be easily changed whilst the camera bounces of my hip. I even managed to enable the touch shutter mode and took some pictures! Would be nice to have button to disable or lock the screen. Need to read the manual .

Now onto the focusing. Yes it’s slow but it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. For street photography it’s way too slow, but for my normal portrait work it’s fine.

Image quality is what you expect from a Canon camera with the same sensor and processer as the EOS D650.

Overall I am loving the size and weight and so is my back. A lens roadmap from Canon would be nice and a firmware to speed up the focusing.