Sirandar: I also checked out the similar legacy lenses from the 70s and 80s. They were beautiful creations but the images were nothing special .....
They were not sharp as the midrange m43 lenses I had and the contrast was sometimes good sometimes poor and the colours were mostly washed out. It is very hard to fix washed out colours convincingly in Photoshop.
They were dirt cheap and I still didn't buy them.
Nothing even cane close to my 45mm Oly Prime in any aspect let alone all three.
I also found a new respect for my cheap Oly 40-150. My copy is pretty darned good for any price. If only it was faster .....
You can't judge a lens much by how it looks or what is made of, or a red dot.
You judge it by the images and how easy it is to use.
My money would be on that it isn't worth 359$ as that is about what I paid for my Oly 45mm prime but we will see.
Practice what you preach. Don't say its not worth it when you haven't seen the images yet.
Daniel L: Hey. Toddler and crybabies. Biiiitching and whinniiing do you no good.
PM me how much you want to sell your Canon gear.
Don't underestimate the power of the internet. Eventually if enough people complain, there will be some action from Canon. Negative feedback will get out there. Unfortunately Canon have a huge fanboy base that are balancing the negative comments online.
DeanAllan: Firstly, from what I can see here, the most vocal ones unfortunately, does not seem to understand what backup and raid means.
In simple terms, backup means you have a copy of the data file located in another location.
If you keep all your files in a storage box, be it a Drobo, Synology or even souped up NAS running on ZFS that you built yourself, that is not a backup solution. You have simply built a storage box.
Some might point up "but I have raid with raid 10 and 8 disks" etc, etc. Guess what? Raid (RAID) is not backup. It provides redundancy, that is what the 'R' stands for. It allows you to continue operating while you get the faulty part replaced. This is useful for those who have datelines to meet and answerable to clients.
I had a friend who had automatic backups from his primary drive. One day he accidently deleted all his photos on the primary drive. The backup automatically synced so those got deleted as well. Lucky he noticed and was able to get some software to do the undelete. Some backup solutions are not simple. If you are not tech savvy do it the old fashion way and back up to multiple DVDs and store them in multiple places. I have had too many problems with hard drives, with family members accidently deleting folders, bad drive sectors, stolen drives, loss of power, dropping the drives. It just has to happen once and you have lost data permanently.
Looks they are diversifying their products and shifting focus to other areas. They probably realize the SLR cash cow has run its course and need to protect themselves from further future market shifts.
I guess there is nothing else worthwhile to discuss while we wait 2 months for this thing to come out.
4k is built into this camera. In 2 years time canon will release a firmware to unlock this feature.
Wow 5 people already own this camera.
Nice updates and good to see Nikon releasing stuff.
Video would make this intresting
The shutters were probably made in China!
Declining sales will probably mean Canon will milk its existing sensor technology for another couple of years.
raztec: The more I read about what Panasonic, Fuji, Olympus, Sony and Pentax are doing, the more I dislike CaNikon with their incredible greed and pretentiousness and lack of innovation.
These two companies are riding on their name only and either charging ridiculous amounts of money for their high end products or putting out consumer oriented crap.
I can't wait to sell all my Nikon gear and invest completely in another system.
Canikon innovated last century.
They are reaping the rewards now.
The features on these new smartphone makes my camera dumb.
You guys are looking at it from the wrong angle.
The EOS M was so good that there was little Canon could do to improve it in the next version.
dual12: How many Canon fanboys will fall for this...again?
This is not a worthy upgrade from the first version but for others that have canon gear then it will do the job. This camera is best to complement an existing canon system and not replace it.
photo nuts: Obviously targetted at Asian and Japanese market. In Europe and N. America where sales of DSLR outstrip that of mirrorless cameras by 9.5:1 and 8.5:1 respectively, there's no point in having a M2.
Japan is in Asia.
This thing needs to be half the price and sexy the thing up. Put the apple touch on it and maybe the hipsters will have a look at it. It needs to get social and go viral. Its not a serious tool for pros so any mentions on a site like DP Review is not going to do it any favors. Just look at previous comments.
Will the compact flash card die now! all it takes is for canon and Nikon to stop using this format. SD cards are getting faster and faster. all laptops have sd card slots.
Stop whining about the d600. Sometimes life deals you lemons, learn from it and move on.
I wish all lenses were weather resistant. The most annoying thing is dust on the other side of the glass. You can see it but can't do anything about it.
Too many people getting use to free windows updates.