EOS M: Rodney Dangerfield of mirrorless?

Started Aug 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Markr041 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,656
Desrves no respect? hyperbole: AF is actually good

happypoppeye wrote:

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.

Everyone does that everywhere on the different forums here. But, that said, the M does not deserve any respect with that AF speed ...and Canon should be absolutely ashamed of the M ...I think people really expect more from Canon than an AF system that is slower than anything two decades ago. I had one and couldn't take it ...just annoying.

...and that said, IQ is fantastic and, other than the AF, its a spectacular camera ...and for a lot of uses the AF is a non-issue for many people because it is very accurate, just slow. Personally, I think both Canon and Nikon need to wake up and not sure why you are so pro-Canon but m43 and NEX have their advantages and watch out for Panasonic, Samsung and Sony in the future if for nothing else than they have money ...lots of money.

The M deserves no respect except on the IQ. Other than that, you think it get respect just because its a Canon? F that...

When you say AF is slow, what mode are you using? Did you know that AF single-zone is much faster than multizone? That focus tracking is also faster?

I have not found the AF to be slow, and I have carried out tests:

Here are two:

AF tracking - focus pulls in real time:


AF single zone, from close to far in dim light (ISO6400):


This seems like perfectly good AF performance to me (more than good). Now, if you want to say that AF is not good based on these demonstrations, fine; then we know about what standards you have (unrealistic?).

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