EOS M fast focus

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marco Nero
Marco Nero Veteran Member • Posts: 4,923
EOS M fast focus varies from lens to lens....

focus speed seems to be an issue - I do have not purchased the EOS-M, I want too - but comments like your post, and reviews like the one below have me hedging my bets... I don't want to be in "point and shoot h@ll" due to slow performance of the camera...

I wrote about the greater speed of the 18-55mm f/2.8 IS M-Lens when I handled it for the first time.  I find that the speed of the lens (and the rate of shots taken in "burst mode") is entirely dependant on the lens used.  With native M-Lenses the burst mode is something like 1.7 fps but with EF-Lenses, the speed is greatly increased to an enjoyable 4.3 fps.  But AF speed, whilst not quite as fast as a DSLR with an OVF, it faster with some lenses than others.  And the focus accuracy is impressive.


I purchased the EOS-M (body only with EF-Lens Adapter) after handling it.  So far I'm very happy with it although I'd sure like to get that 18-55mm M-Lens when it becomes available by itself.  I find the focus speed to be better than most compacts with the right lens.

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