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Re: M5 or M6 or M50


@TheRogue wrote:

Indeed there is. I currently use a 5D3, 28-70mm 2.8 2, 50mm 1.2 and 70-210mm f2.8 IS.  I am downsizing. I have considered a high quality compact but I've been there before and they always leave me feeling 'wanting'. I thought the M series was a good middle ground.


I did the same when I was almost crippled with arthritis in my knee.  Humping about 3kg of camera gear around just wasn't an option for me.  I got the M5 along with the 18-150, the 55-200 and the 11-22mm lenses.  The were reasonably sharp but slow.  I already had an EOS M with the 18-55.

 

I have had a full knee replacement and can now use my full range of heavy camera gear again but will continue to use the M-gear as the occasion arises.  I carry some kind of camera with me almost all the time, but when I am not going out to photograph I usually take something light, inconspicuous and convenient.

 

I recommend going to DPREVIEW where you can call up the 3 bodies and put them on a comparison chart.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50


@TheRogue wrote:

Hi Guys. As subject line - I want something for a bit of general photography and maybe video. I'm usually attracted to price - that being that if its more expensive it must be better. But is this right in this case? There's a significant difference in price between the M5 and M6 and yet the M6 is the later product. And what about the M50? So... any thoughts?


If price isn't a major consideration (and maybe even if it is), I wouldn't consider buying any mirrorless camera until the rumors of an impending Canon full-frame mirrorless either come to fruition or are put to rest. Such a camera could have the effect of rendering the current members of Canon's mirrorless product line virtually obsolete.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50

Well, I hear this. BUT, if there isnt even a confirmation of a full frame mirroless coming from Canon, let alone a release date, then that makes waiting hard. I'm almost 60 and not getting any yonger!

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50

I am sure it will just add to the current choices. In this case, since size and portability is a concern, any new FF mirrorless will probably not affect that decision very much.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50

I think it has a huge impact on lenses though - where the focal length as stated on M series now, won't then apply to FF. Maybe L series lenses come back into their own again then. And then the subject of downsizing becomes an issue again. Decisions, decisions!

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50

The focal length of a lens is the focal length of a lens, a physical property that has nothing to do with the format.

 

M series cameras use an APS-C sized sensor, so you need to multiply the focal length by 1.6 to see what the view would be for a FF camera, but that is just a convention.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50


@kvbarkley wrote:

The focal length of a lens is the focal length of a lens, a physical property that has nothing to do with the format.

 

M series cameras use an APS-C sized sensor, so you need to multiply the focal length by 1.6 to see what the view would be for a FF camera, but that is just a convention.


Very true. But the focal ranges (11-16, 17-55, 50-150, ...) that are most convenient on an APS-C camera are not the ones (16-35, 24-70, 70-200, ...) that are most convenient on a full-frame camera.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50

"I wouldn't consider buying any mirrorless camera until the rumors ................."

 

 

Period!  Certainly not from a 5 series. Smiley Sad

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50


@ebiggs1 wrote:

"I wouldn't consider buying any mirrorless camera until the rumors ................."

 

 

Period!  Certainly not from a 5 series. Smiley Sad


I'm talking seriously of downsizing. My FF kit doesnt get anywhere near the use it should. I've had the 5d3 about 2 yrs and although I don;t know exaclty the click count - I'd be surpised if its more than 5k.

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Re: M5 or M6 or M50


@kvbarkley wrote:

The focal length of a lens is the focal length of a lens, a physical property that has nothing to do with the format.

 

M series cameras use an APS-C sized sensor, so you need to multiply the focal length by 1.6 to see what the view would be for a FF camera, but that is just a convention.


Yes I may have worded my point incorrectly, but the point remains.

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