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On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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baerto: The M6 is for the Vlogging Youtube Crowd because the viewfinder folds up, whereas the M5 the viewfinder folded down and was obstructed by the mini tripod. Really, the M5 was a mistake, thats why the M6 came out so quick.

" M6 is for the Vlogging Youtube Crowd"

Face it the flip up with the 15-45 is for selfies which is a 1000000% bigger market than any vlogging/youtube crowd.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:37 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Gerardjan: I wonder sometimes, do most of you people actually take pictures.......?
Coming from 30years+ pro Nikon cameras, in the time I bought the Eos m1+22mm, still own it, great great files and if you've ever learned how to take pictures, there's still nothing wrong with that camera. It's built for a lifetime, and as said files are fantastic.(NO, absolutely not a Canon fan boy, but certainly not an enemy either) Bought a Voigtländer optical viewfinder and it works like a charm! Yet, you have to know how to take a picture. The M1 made me very very happy! B/W stills great! Now I also own a Leica Q. I am in heaven 'cause now I ALSO have a camera with a built in viewfinder.....
(oh brother......)Now all you moaners go out and go take pictures with whatever camera you've got, IF you actually DO have a camera!

"I can give an M to anyone and they can figure out how to use it, "

True story. When I first got my M I was so so frustrated with it. I finally got around to googling some of my issues and "discovered" The M has a touch screen. After getting over that "learning hurdle" it was all uphill. Now when I had the camera to a stranger for a happy snap I just tell them "just touch my face and it will take a picture". End result: Even with complex lighting such as backlit scenes I get way way better pictures than I have with any other camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: ". It didn’t test like we expected it to, which led us to reevaluate our testing methods with outside consultants "

Wow.

Another thing I find cool about your optical tests is that you use 10 copies. I wonder how many copies DXO and dpreview use in their camera/lens tests.

Thanks a bunch for the tremendous teardown. Really interesting to read/watch and I can't wait to see part 2.

AFAIK most review sites (imaging resource, camera labs, dxo) only use one copy. While you can make better inferences with N=10, assuming decent QC you certainly can make some inferences from N=1. But you do see the single copy sites occasionally getting a second copy if the results they get are really bad. You see this happen a lot with sony; even their premium zeiss labled lenses such as the 16-70 will have issues with decentered lenses etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
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iamatrix: Unfortunately so many people who praise lenses these days are paid by the manufacturer to do so, so it's extremely hard to discern the truth.

"I don't trust any of them any more..."

Exactly. You can argue all you want that the junkets and "sponsored videos" do not affect reviews but the first time someone reads a glowing partially junket-based review then picks up a camera that turns out to be a real turd.... BAM your credability goes out the window.

Your special relationships may have helped your bottom line but you've lost trust and that's almost impossible to get back.

I take your reviews as a data point. A faulty, biased, shoveling lock ups under the rug data point but now I look elsewhere, a lot more elsewhere before purchasing.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 08:45 UTC

". It didn’t test like we expected it to, which led us to reevaluate our testing methods with outside consultants "

Wow.

Another thing I find cool about your optical tests is that you use 10 copies. I wonder how many copies DXO and dpreview use in their camera/lens tests.

Thanks a bunch for the tremendous teardown. Really interesting to read/watch and I can't wait to see part 2.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 08:36 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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bryanbrun: Admittedly, I know very little about Canon cameras. Are these the best products they have?

There's no electronic shutter, no 4K video and the FPS for all these models seems quite low.

Why do people buy these cameras?

"Why do people buy these cameras"

Because they (gasp) take pictures.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 09:58 UTC

I know this may have made the article too unweildly but I would have loved it if you threw the 70D into the mix. Looking at upgrading from my T2i my biggest question is should I save a few bucks going with "last years model" versus paying through the nose for the "latest and greatest".

Alternatively if you only want to cover current models throw the M5 and M6 into the mix for a total canon APS-C dual pixel AF comparison. I'd really like to know what I loose by going compact with the 5 or 6 instead of going the more traditional route.....

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 16:33 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Gerardjan: I wonder sometimes, do most of you people actually take pictures.......?
Coming from 30years+ pro Nikon cameras, in the time I bought the Eos m1+22mm, still own it, great great files and if you've ever learned how to take pictures, there's still nothing wrong with that camera. It's built for a lifetime, and as said files are fantastic.(NO, absolutely not a Canon fan boy, but certainly not an enemy either) Bought a Voigtländer optical viewfinder and it works like a charm! Yet, you have to know how to take a picture. The M1 made me very very happy! B/W stills great! Now I also own a Leica Q. I am in heaven 'cause now I ALSO have a camera with a built in viewfinder.....
(oh brother......)Now all you moaners go out and go take pictures with whatever camera you've got, IF you actually DO have a camera!

"criticizing canon"

And yet unlike some other camera makers they make money year after year. They even made money in 2016 when their compact camera sales shrank by 44%.

Canon's not stupid. They know what the market wants and they are surviving and remaining profitable while an entire sector implodes.

Personally I think they are charging too much for the 6. It's nowhere near as complex as a DSLR that has the same internals that they are selling for the same price but they seem to know what they are doing.....

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:02 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: This is a really really good lens for those who just want the FL/FOV/DOF aesthetic, all of which it provides, for normal family/friends portraiture and most usefully for Video where high resolution isn't required.

-All in all, a great kit lens for Rebel cameras.

(Anything higher than 70D/7D you at least deserve the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM to utilize the cameras sensos and AF motors fully)

I imagine the sacrfice will be in resolution especially corners, inaccurate AF consistency, and a lens body you can't beat up.

The 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 remind me of the new chinese phone companies that are good enough for a large portion of people (Infinix, Oppo, Huwawi, etc)

Ebrahim Saadawi
" AF performance, that are beyond the limit of being absolutely usable"

Yet the youtuber that actually used it showed it does not work well with live view and it's extremely noisy yet you (who have not recommended it) originally stated it's good for video.

"cosinaphile
i think its great to have this lens they should adapt it to every mount even mirrorless"

I think you have a great point. There's no native EF-M 85mm. I'm not sure how big the EOS-M market is but it's conceivable that a native EF-M version would not take to much work (EOS-M "understands" EF lenses) and it would fill a hole in the EF-M lineup, a hole that does not exist on the EF side. If only they could fix the live view issues, maybe it will work better with the dual pixel AF in the EOS-M5 and 6.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Really nice video review here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpLtv8b3UJk

TLDR: IQ does not match canon's wide open but is close when stopped down. Does not focus well using "live view" on the Canon's 60D or EOS-M3. Focus motor is noisy as heck (both could be an issue for video).

According to wiki the canon version was released in 1992.

25 years ago!

Maybe if canon had spent some effort improving the design instead of sitting on their buts churning out the same old ... stuff for 1/4 of a century a Chinese company would not be able to produce a knock off for 1/2 the price.

Good for youngon, I hope version 2.0 is even better, maybe the sleeping canon giant will take notice, roll over and put something more current out.....

"Nah, Yongnuo is just using Canon's old Patents that have expired after 20 years"

That's the point isn't it? Canon is still producing the same 85mm F1.8 that they did 25 years ago. 25 Years! If someone else starts making something similar for 1/2 the price, maybe, just maybe canon will give us a similar update to the 85mm F1.8

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 01:53 UTC
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)

Really nice video review here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpLtv8b3UJk

TLDR: IQ does not match canon's wide open but is close when stopped down. Does not focus well using "live view" on the Canon's 60D or EOS-M3. Focus motor is noisy as heck (both could be an issue for video).

According to wiki the canon version was released in 1992.

25 years ago!

Maybe if canon had spent some effort improving the design instead of sitting on their buts churning out the same old ... stuff for 1/4 of a century a Chinese company would not be able to produce a knock off for 1/2 the price.

Good for youngon, I hope version 2.0 is even better, maybe the sleeping canon giant will take notice, roll over and put something more current out.....

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: This is a really really good lens for those who just want the FL/FOV/DOF aesthetic, all of which it provides, for normal family/friends portraiture and most usefully for Video where high resolution isn't required.

-All in all, a great kit lens for Rebel cameras.

(Anything higher than 70D/7D you at least deserve the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM to utilize the cameras sensos and AF motors fully)

I imagine the sacrfice will be in resolution especially corners, inaccurate AF consistency, and a lens body you can't beat up.

The 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 remind me of the new chinese phone companies that are good enough for a large portion of people (Infinix, Oppo, Huwawi, etc)

No he hasn't used it otherwise he would not be recommending it for video.

It does not focus well with "live view" and the focus motor is noisy as heck:

https://youtu.be/KpLtv8b3UJk?t=155

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 15:09 UTC

It's not 18mm, but close. Casio has a 19mm capable compact, the Japan-only Casio ZR5000

http://www.casio-intl.com/asia/en/dc/products/ex_zr5000/

Nice dpreview discussion here:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4067649

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 07:37 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Gerardjan: I wonder sometimes, do most of you people actually take pictures.......?
Coming from 30years+ pro Nikon cameras, in the time I bought the Eos m1+22mm, still own it, great great files and if you've ever learned how to take pictures, there's still nothing wrong with that camera. It's built for a lifetime, and as said files are fantastic.(NO, absolutely not a Canon fan boy, but certainly not an enemy either) Bought a Voigtländer optical viewfinder and it works like a charm! Yet, you have to know how to take a picture. The M1 made me very very happy! B/W stills great! Now I also own a Leica Q. I am in heaven 'cause now I ALSO have a camera with a built in viewfinder.....
(oh brother......)Now all you moaners go out and go take pictures with whatever camera you've got, IF you actually DO have a camera!

I love my EOS-M 1

Picked it up on clearance new with the 22mm for $200ish.

The funny thing is..... I was shopping for a 20mm-ish prime lens for my A6000 and given this camera with exactly the lens I was looking for was 1/2 the price of the sony 20mm with much better IQ it was a "no brainer".

Yeah it's slow but you deal with it. My A6000 is sometimes fast but I hate it (ergonomic nightmare) while I really enjoy using the EOS-M1. Also it's smaller than the A6000 so it's normally the camera I have with me walking about, while the sony stays shelved except for the days I'm shooting sports/action.

For hanging out with the family the EOS-M is the clear winner. For example the A6000 can't take a picture while taking a movie so you have to choose which while the EOS-M (and just about every other camera/phone) will let you take a movie and snap a picture while filming.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Oldcameras regarding " Mirrorless cameras require an EVF "

The M6 ships without and EVF. This is the stripped down model yet they are keeping the price the same as a much more complex DSLR.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Quantum Scientist: For about the same price you can get the new Fuji X-T20. Fujifilm quality, EVF, and 4K.

For about the same price you can get an iphone 7plus. Apple quality, 4K bigger screen and it fits in your pocket!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)

Riddle me this:

I thought the simplified design of mirrorless cameras was supposed to lead to reduced cost.

Yet the T7i and EOS-M6 cost almost exactly the same (and the M5 is more expensive).

Any thoughts on which costs more to produce? Is the EOS-M6 cheaper to produce than the T7i but they are hoping that the compactness sells and translates into more $$$$?

Or is there something else about the EOS-M6 that puts it in the same price class as the T7i?

My theory: Canon does not want to gut rebel sales by releasing a camera with similar features that undersells the rebel line. If the EOS-M6 has higher margin/brings in more dollars than that's OK if they loose rebel sales but anything else would be a step backward. Sort of like when IBM was in the predicament that PC sales were killing their typewriter sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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KubeKube: Or just buy Sony A6000 - same features at half the price.

Question: Can the A6000 take a picture while taking a video?

Answer: No.

Surprise surprise the king of video can't even match my smartphone or 4 year old point and shoot......

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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jorgepr: More of the same. Buy it, Canon will thank you

"Fuji XT-20 has it all at the same price" fuji is $899 body only, canon $779. Does not look like much but it's a big difference for mom and pops looking for something. ...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:49 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Jefftan: It need a ultra wide that go 15mm not the current 18mm for the M system
Very important to a lot of people

15mm and 18mm big difference

Canon has a 15-45 EF-M kit lens.

Then if you have a few $$ there is the excellent EF-M 11-22mm one of the best APS-C ultrawides available for canon

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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