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Canon m50 MK II
May 12, 2022 09:58:40   #
blackest Loc: Ireland
 
Hi anyone using this camera?

Seems to be a pretty reasonable aps C camera for the price along with some reasonable video modes. i'm kinda tempted but it will not be my only camera, I already have ef-to m mount adapter as well as m42 and pk mount so i have quite a few lenses that should work well including the sigma art 18-35 the classic helios 58mm f2 and others.

It seems to be the best m series canon

what do you think

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May 12, 2022 12:29:33   #
rmorrison1116 Loc: Near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
 
I have an M50, not the M50 mkII. The two models are very similar and I like my M50. It's a small yet well featured MILC and it is capable of high quality images and video. I too have the EF to M adapter, and have had no problems with an EF mount lens I've used on it. It looks really cute mounted to a Sigma 150-600. I bought the M50 because from what I read, it was Canon's best MILC for the money, at the time I bought it.

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May 13, 2022 07:26:46   #
LCD
 
I have a M50i. Small, versatile and feature rich. Unless you want to pay more, a great choice.

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May 13, 2022 08:28:05   #
Bison Bud
 
I always thought the M50 represented a good value for the money and strongly considered buying one. However, I resisted due to the M-mount lens configuration. I personally felt that Canon was already moving away from this mount and development of lenses for it and even though there is a converter for using the older EF lenses, I just couldn't pull the trigger on one.

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May 13, 2022 09:02:01   #
Wilderness Images Loc: Apache Junction, AZ.
 
blackest wrote:
Hi anyone using this camera?

Seems to be a pretty reasonable aps C camera for the price along with some reasonable video modes. i'm kinda tempted but it will not be my only camera, I already have ef-to m mount adapter as well as m42 and pk mount so i have quite a few lenses that should work well including the sigma art 18-35 the classic helios 58mm f2 and others.

It seems to be the best m series canon

what do you think


The M50's a good camera by all the reviews, but I opted for the M6 II, with its 32.29mp sensor. It's been a great camera for more than a year now even though I bought the Referb direct from Canon.

Jack Olson

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May 13, 2022 10:11:14   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
I purchased a new M6 Mark II recently for several reasons, all related to macro and focus bracketing. I was considering an RP but fortunately, my local dealer was out of them and that led me to the M6-2 which I consider to be much better for my application than the RP. I'm trying to get into extreme macro and have noticed that many of the really good extreme macro people are using APS-C cameras because microscope objectives tend to vignette FF sensors. Plus, its 32+ MG sensor is the largest crop sensor available pixel wise. And, it was only about $850 new. So far I love it. I haven't tried it for general photography yet, I have a FF DSLR for that purpose but I plan to when I get mobile again (I had another knee replacement Tuesday).

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May 13, 2022 11:42:27   #
achesley Loc: SW Louisiana
 
Out of 5 Canon camera's , I'm using the M50 most trying to learn it as well as I know my 2 G16's. But have a T3i ( hardly used at all in the last years ) and XS50 to reach out and touch things.

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May 13, 2022 14:27:05   #
Chan Garrett
 
I bought the M50 a few years ago to carry on a tour to Israel. Light and easy to use. Although I inadvertently set exposure compensation to underexpose, the raw images were easily corrected. The Image stabilization built into the lens worked great. I have since added an RP which I love, but still use the M50 for any street photography. The M50 has been a top seller in Japan. The biggest drawback I see is that Canon does not seem interested in creating new lenses for the M50.

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May 13, 2022 14:43:00   #
amfoto1 Loc: San Jose, Calif. USA
 
blackest wrote:
Hi anyone using this camera?

Seems to be a pretty reasonable aps C camera for the price along with some reasonable video modes. i'm kinda tempted but it will not be my only camera, I already have ef-to m mount adapter as well as m42 and pk mount so i have quite a few lenses that should work well including the sigma art 18-35 the classic helios 58mm f2 and others.

It seems to be the best m series canon

what do you think


If you want a built-in viewfinder, the 24MP M50 Mark II is the current best model Canon offers in APS-C. But you might wait a couple weeks because there are rampant rumors that Canon is about to announce an "R10".

The 32.5MP M6 Mark II is more expensive and doesn't have a built-in viewfinder (an accessory EVF is sold separately), but in addition to the higher resolution sensor has a faster continuous frame rate (14 fps vs 10 fps), a more advanced AF system (incl. focus bracketing, focus stacking) and Canon's excellent "Anti Flicker" feature which largely solves common exposure issues under fluorescent and similar lighting. The M50II doesn't have Anti Flicker.

There also is the less expensive M200, which doesn't have a built in viewfinder and cannot be fitted with the separately sold one.

The M50/M50II have been one of Canon's top selling models... It is extremely popular among "vloggers" as an easy to use camera that produces good results.

The biggest weakness of the entire M-series (I have an older M5 myself) is the lack of lenses. Canon has only ever produced eight lenses for the system. Their emphasis has been on keeping the lenses very compact, to complement the very small size of the cameras themselves. I added an L-bracket to my M5 because it just felt "too small" to me, probably because of my many years as a full-size DSLR and SLR user.

There also are relatively few third party lenses made for the system. The vast majority are manual focus/manual aperture and relatively low cost. I use a 12mm wide angle that's one of those. (The only EF-M that's very wide is an 11-22mm zoom, which isn't what I wanted. I am happy with the 12mm f/2.8.

I tried using several more manual focus/manual aperture lenses, including a 23mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.1 (mildly wide and short telephoto). They had excellent "old school" feel, very solid build and fine image quality... but I struggled a bit with the manual focus and aperture for some of my purposes (such as street photography). I used manual focus lenses for 30 years... but guess I've gotten dependent on autofocus!

A fourth manual focus lens I used initially was an older Tamron 90mm macro. This has an interchangeable mounting system that was discontinued sometime in the 1980s... but the mounts are still being made, even in newer types such as the EF-M. There were a number of different models of those Tamron "Adaptall" lenses, some of which were truly excellent "pro" quality in their day. This gave me a moderate telephoto with close-up capabilities, but I once again struggled with the manual focus.

As a result I've bought the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (a neat, very small lens), Sigma 56mm f/1.4 DN and have adapted a Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM and have just started shooting with those, all of which offer autofocus. I also picked up a couple macro extension tubes to allow the 56mm and 85mm to focus a bit closer.

Sigma offers three very nice lenses for the M-series: 16mm f/1.4, 30mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.4. Of those only the last interested me. But the other two have gotten rave reviews too.

Viltrox is the only other company offering autofocus lenses for the M-series. Their 23mm f/1.4, 33mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.4 all have also gotten very favorable reviews. I seriously considered them, but for Canon EF-M they are only offered in silver, which I didn't want for an unobtrusive street camera. They'd look great on the chrome version of some of the cameras, but weren't what I wanted for my M5 (which AFAIK was only offered in black). I had hoped that Viltrox would eventually begin to offer the 85mm lens they make for other mounts, but now an doubting that will ever happen.

Most of the Canon EF-M lenses are zooms, all are autofocus (though only STM... no USM or Nano USM), and some have IS. The only Canon EF-M primes are the 22mm f/2 I use, a 28mm f/3.5 IS Macro with built in ring lite, and a 32mm f/1.4. I heard and think it's true that Canon self-imposed a maximum filter size of 49mm on their lenses (my 12mm lens uses 72mm... 22mm lens uses 43mm... 56mm lens uses 55mm... and 85mm lens uses 58mm!).

The longest autofocus lens for EF-M is Canon's 55-200mm f.4.5-6.3 zoom.

Once you have the small camera in hand it makes some sense that they don't offer particularly long telephotos and have worked keep the lenses relatively small. Too big or heavy a lens simply feels awkward on the M-series cameras.

The operating system or firmware of the M-series seems more similar to Canon's Powershot G-series cameras than to their DSLR's. Some have commented that the M-series cameras feel like Powershots with interchangeable lenses... though that is a bit of an exaggeration in my opinion. The later M-series models have a number of unique features.

We know Canon is gradually phasing out the EF-mount DSLRs and lenses, in favor of the new RF-mount mirrorless. That's where their R&D is going and where they are introducing new products at a rapid pace. Nothing new is expected for the EF-mount system... or for the EF-M, which hasn't seen a new product in almost two years now. A lot of us long-time Canon users are fully expecting that the company will consolidate everything under the new RF-mount and eventually sunset the other two systems. It simply makes little business sense to continue to offer parallel and only partially cross-compatible systems.

Of course, this will mean bargain prices on EF/EF-S and EF-M cameras and lenses... as more and more users migrate the new system. And it's not like the EF-M cameras and lenses are going to suddenly stop working. On the other hand, it's not a system that's likely to still be supported 5 or 10 years from now (not that Canon has ever supported it very well).

APS-C R10, R7 and two new lenses expected in late May: https://www.canonrumors.com/here-is-what-canon-is-announcing-next-including-the-eos-r7-eos-r10-and-rf-s-lenses-cr3/

Rumored R10 specifications: https://www.canonrumors.com/here-are-a-few-canon-eos-r10-specifications-cr3/

Rumored R7 specification: https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-eos-r7-specifications-cr3/

Canon Rumors website's "CR3" designation indicates a pretty solid rumor from trusted sources.

All that said, I don't want to come off too negative about the M-series. I really like my M5 and the four lenses I'm using with it. It's a very nice, compact camera and entirewhole kit including those lenses, other accessories and shoulder bag weighs less than one of my DSLRs with a 24-70mm lens attached! It's perfect for street, travel, candid portraiture and a few other things. I keep my DLSRs for sports/action, wildlife, etc. I'll eventually migrate from those to mirrorless, too.

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May 13, 2022 17:40:46   #
John Hicks Loc: Sible Hedinham North Essex England
 
I use a Canon M50 I bought it because my knees are worn and it was a camera that did not weigh much in weight. I use all my existing EF and EDS lenses with the m to EF adaptor ranging from a 100-400 zoom down to a 10-18 zoom.
As I said my knees are worn out so I use a walker to assist my getting around and it has a seat on it so I can sit down when tired.
I take railway photos here in the county of Essex where I live.

I think the camera takes excellent photographs and I have had one for eighteen months

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May 13, 2022 23:00:57   #
kcooke Loc: Alabama
 
I have an M5 and I like it quite a bit. It’s a nice break from carrying a 5D4 and 7D2. The lens converter works very well with all my EFS and EF lenses. it is true there aren’t many native lenses. I can highly recommend the M50 II based on my M5.

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May 14, 2022 13:34:02   #
gouldopfl
 
If you are going to do this know that going forward only third party lens manufacturer will have any new lens types. While Canon hasn't officially said they aren't going to make the M series,we will know more next week at their product announcement. They are expected to announce a R7 APS-C camera a couple of RFM lenses and possibly a lower level bare bones which may replace the Ti 7 and 8. It becomes more efficient to have all cameras using similar parts and having only 2 mount systems, one for full frame and one for APS-C camera's based on the RF mount. I would hope that the EF to RF adapter would work on the APC camera

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May 17, 2022 06:57:41   #
blackest Loc: Ireland
 
Well yesterday i picked up an m50 mark 1 with the 15-45mm f3.5 to f6.3 kit lens for 425 euro with a case and a couple of batteries and a charger (one battery is 3rd party) It doesn't seem too bad. I also have adapters for pentax pk and m42 mount lenses as well as the a viltrox EF to M mount adapter. So i have a good number of lenses for it mostly manual.

It seems almost toy like in size compared to most of my other cameras and i have to keep reminding myself that it's a 24 Mpix aps-C sensor so a 50mm has a field of view of 80mm slightly longer than the 75mm fov of my Pentax aps cameras.

Looks like its quite a nice little camera, it should be fun :)

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May 17, 2022 10:20:36   #
kcooke Loc: Alabama
 
Glad you got it. I got my M5 with 15-45 from canon at fire sale prices for $500 when they we just starting to ship the M50. The focus peaking feature will work well for manual lenses as well as normal auto focus lenses. I find that I like to put my histogram in the evf especially when using the convenient exposure compensation knob up top. I find that I’m using the 15-45 lens about 80% and I use the canon converter with a 24-105L and 100-400 L series 2. Enjoy!

blackest wrote:
Well yesterday i picked up an m50 mark 1 with the 15-45mm f3.5 to f6.3 kit lens for 425 euro with a case and a couple of batteries and a charger (one battery is 3rd party) It doesn't seem too bad. I also have adapters for pentax pk and m42 mount lenses as well as the a viltrox EF to M mount adapter. So i have a good number of lenses for it mostly manual.

It seems almost toy like in size compared to most of my other cameras and i have to keep reminding myself that it's a 24 Mpix aps-C sensor so a 50mm has a field of view of 80mm slightly longer than the 75mm fov of my Pentax aps cameras.

Looks like its quite a nice little camera, it should be fun :)
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