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Good news for all the people who are unhappy with Sony’s poor lens offering for its NEX cameras. The adapter shown in the video above is just a prototype made by a Chinese manufacturer. It’s not available for the time being, it will be sold in a few months. However, there is an older version with aperture control but no AF available on eBay Hong Kong (click here).
What about a viewfinder for the EOS M, or for the more pro-oriented model we are expecting Canon to announce (and we are sure Canon is working on)? Responding to an Amateur Photographer (AP) reader who asked for it, Richard Shepherd, senior product specialist for Consumer EOS at Canon Europe said that (emphasis mine):
Customers are used to using smartphones and compacts. We are not seeing a requirement for EVFs in that area.
That’s not something that makes me happy! Myself and others were strongly hoping that the more pro-oriented mirrorless system camera that Canon is said to be working on would have some sort of viewfinder. Nope! About dedicated lenses for the EOS M system, Mr. Shepherd said:
Asked why Canon has not published a roadmap to give EOS M consumers confidence that future lenses will become available to develop their system, Shepherd replied that Canon’s extensive lens history suggests the company will bring out further lenses. But, he explained that the type of lenses launched will be determined by consumer demand.
So, I hope consumers will claim for good lenses!
EOS M pre-order links:
USA & world-wide:
EOS M page on Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here), B&H (click here)
EOS M Black at Amazon (click here), Amazon UK (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M White at BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 22mm pancake at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M 18-55mm kit lens at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M adapter at Amazon (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
EOS M Flash at Amazon (click here), Adorama (click here) and BHphoto (click here).
Germany (Amazon DE):
EOS M black with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M white with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EOS M red with EF-M 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 IS STM lens and Speedlite 90EX for €849 (click here)
EF-M 22mm 1:2 STM Pancake lens for €249 (click here)
EF-EOS M Adapter for €129 (click here)
wexcameras.de (click here)
Italy: Amazon IT (click here)
- L-Series Optics
- Optical Image Stabilization – 3 Modes
- Fast Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) Autofocus
- Full-time Manual Focusing Functionality
- High-speed CPU
- Autofocus Stop Feature
- Dust and Water Resistant
- Fluorite Glass for Improved Quality
- Protective Fluorine Lens Coating
- Security Slot for Wire-Type Locks
The review comes with lots of samples (wildlife shots in Alaska). From the conclusion:
The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a treat to use but not a treat to carry around. It is best used when a base of operations can be established, like a boat or near a campsite. The sharpness from side to side is impressive but needs to be balanced with the general aspect of it being a fixed focal length lens. This is fairly easily overcome with cropping final images, especially as the pixel count on future cameras climbs.
CR has more hints that Canon will soon announce a new, high resolution DSLR. The talk is about a 46MP sensor.
I’m told that the coming big megapixel camera is a very new sensor design/overhaul. The emphasis is in the dynamic range of the sensor. Performance is said to be on the level of medium format, even better than the impressive D800.
The high res cam is said to get a new naming scheme (no 3D nor something with “D”). Canon should announce it at PhotoPlus in New York City in October.
There are also new lenses that are said to show up soon. The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x is expected to be announced by Canon at PhotoPlus. Finally, two f/4 telephoto lenses are rumored to be announced in January 2013: the EF 300 f/4L IS II and the EF 400 f/4L IS.