EOS M, what's the point?

Started Sep 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Markintosh
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Re: EOS M, what's the point?
In reply to Peter63, Sep 25, 2013

Peter63 wrote:

I started with the 22 kit and love it for the compact form combined with great IQ. I bought the 18-55 but don't use it much because it makes the camera too big for a belt pouch. I took both lenses and M hiking last weekend and loved the light weight and capability but realized I want better macro ability, extension tubes just aren't working that well for me. So now I think I should get the EF adapter but then someone pointed out that the M plus adapter weigh the same as an SL1. I would rather have the SL1 with the efs 18-55 stm (same weight as efm 18-35 stm) and bring my 60 macro.

So now I am back to using the M with the 22 as an everyday cam in a belt pouch. I won't give up my DSLR, and I still want to buy a 70d and /or a 6d.

So I guess my question is for anyone who is keeping a DSLR and an M, when do you take the M instead of the DSLR and why? Is it weight, size, stealth, or something else?

It's almost year passed since I purchased my EOS-M. Since then my 5DMKII left house may be 3-4 times for a special occasions. EOS-M goes everywhere and I love the fun of shooting with it and result. I'm using 5DMKII with couple special lenses (mostly manual focus) and for rare work projects. I like both cameras but using mostly EOS-M, due to it's size, and compactness, even with bigger lenses. EFM lenses are gems as well:)

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Markintosh.

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