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Discussion in 'Creative Pursuits' started by dante, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Posted in another thread that I'd picked up the EOS M and 22mm f/2.0 prime for the screaming price of $299, well, here's a size comparison to my current XTi:



    And here are some of the first shots out of it, from our trip to our local brewery. Needless to say, I'm utterly LOVING it.









    Zero PP done, although I think there's already some adjustment going on in the camera. A couple more photos here:

    http://kumicho.zenfolio.com/p859756129
     

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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    I assume (hope) you updated the firmware...

    Glad you like it. Some of the reviews I've read of it basically tore it a new asshole.
     
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    Firmware was already updated to 2.02 (the faster AF speed), and switching off Continuous focusing helped a ton. Most of the complaints I'd read about were:

    Too expensive (fixed, bought for less than half what it retailed for when it was released)
    Slow AF (mostly fixed, but not really expecting DSLR performance anyway, and especially not for $299)
    No VF (don't care)

    The thing is built like a tank, which is good because on the ride home from the brewery I gave it to my wife to put in her (open top) pannier. She's had it for almost 4 years, and it's NEVER come off even though it just hangs on the top of the rack........................ Plus I'd had it in my pocket for the ride out, but it's a bit bulky to ride with it there so I gave it to her to carry back.

    Well, long story short there are a couple of small scratches on two of the corners and that's it. So the price, the build quality, the amazing 22mm lens, the IQ, all add up to an amazing deal, at least in my eyes. If I'd had to pay $800 when it came out, and the AF took two times as long I don't think I'd have been that happy.
     
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    Remind me to change the aspect ratio when shooting in Portrait....

     
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    Remind me next time to fill up the wine glass and wipe the fingerprints off of it.



    edit:

    almost the same shot in color

     
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    Narlus would not be impressed (with my shooting skills):

     
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    Adapter showed up. 100mm f/2 goes from a small-looking lens on a DSLR to being a big lens on this thing.

    Takes it from being kinda-pocketable to "not" pocketable, but definitely a cool option for those of us with lenses. Will probably keep the 22mm on it and then bring the 100mm with the adapter for special situations.