The EOS M Is Here - A Puzzle
I can't understand this. I've just opened the box for the new Canon EOS M camera body and the lens packed with it seems to have been made with no glass elements or diaphragm inside - it is just an open hole. There's a lens mount on the back that fits the new camera and a bayonet mount on the front but no lenses in there...
Wait a minute. That front bayonet mount looks awfully familiar.
Oops. It's a Canon EOS mount. This is the adapter that lets a Canon photographer put his regular EOS lenses - EF and L series - onto the body. Cool! I can put the 100-400 lens on, get an effective focal length of 800mm, and go looking for British royalty at the beach. Pass the suntan lotion, Honey.
Ah, here's the kit for the camera - the one that has lenses included. I see a 22mm f:2 prime lens as a travel choice - very smooth and understated mounting with a proper knurled ring for manual focus. Here's an 18-55 f:3.5-5.6 with IS markings. Yowza.
Screen looks good. I'll just touch it. "Click" Took a picture. Poked the focus spot - it zoomed in to see the focus. Then I took a picture. Double Yowza. This thing is fun..
Okay, what is it built like? Metal body. Video recording. Inbuilt stereo microphones. Programmable sensor cleaning. Full Raw shooting as well as jpegs. Inbuilt lens aberration correction - for dim edges as well as for chromatic shifts.
This is undoubtedly THE camera for Canon shooters to put in their travel bag - or to take as emergency lifeboat in their DSLR kit. It is a charming and tough little mirrorless with massive connectability to the rest of the Canon system.
Oh, and before I forget to mention it - the kit comes complete with a 90EX flash that slots into the hot shoe. This is the standard EOS hot shoe, I might add, so you can go to the bigger Canon flashes easily.
Good deal on all levels.