EOS M: Rodney Dangerfield of mirrorless?

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jefenator Senior Member • Posts: 2,505
Re: EOS M: Rodney Dangerfield of mirrorless?

EvokeEmotion wrote:

Canon's mirrorless gets no respect anywhere, it seems.

I've been reading the other mirrorless forums and when people compare the different formats of mirrorless, the M is always dismissed, trashed and laughed at, if not blatantly ignored by non M owners.

When one of the regulars of the M forum try to defend it, they get the same treatment from these people as well.

I just wish Canon will strike back with a vengeance, releasing M bodies with blindingly fast AF, faster than any mirrorless out there, and other goodies. I also hope they release a slew of excellent EF-M primes and zooms with prices in line with the current EF-M lenses.

In other words, I want to see those arrogant M43 and NEX users drop their jaws.

I try not to be a hater or a fanboy for any particular make, or to sneer at anyone else's decisions. For my current requirements, I find myself very partial to mirrorless. With their more advanced, long-term commitment to mirrorless, Sony won my business, fair and square last summer (after 11 years of shooting Canon).

I would love to see Canon earnestly try to win me back. The fire sale on the 22mm kit was a nice little present, which I am enjoying. But for my main, serious shooter, Sony remains the strongest contender by far. The M does currently serve as a constant companion, but each candid shot missed and/or OOFd makes me take a harder look at the Olympus MFT alternatives.

It will likely be a while before my next big purchase. Hopefully in that time, Canon will step up their mirrorless game and make the decision difficult - I really would like that.

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