andyb's reviews

  • Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Very small. Very light. Great optics. Great led's. Great price. Extra 1.2x is very cool!. Collapsing lens makes for a very useful compaction of the camera. 28mm is a reasonable lens to carry around (I know I complained about it in the chins).
    Led's are not very bright. No way to mount either the twin or macro Canon flash units. Filter mount requires "lens hood (if you can call it that). Lens hood obscures led's. Focal length is too short--28mm is still only 45mm. Doing at least 45mm (72mm) w

    Very neat lens for the Canon mirrorless system. But come on Canon....... Let's get going with a few more lenses now. You've started to improve the selections, but you have s long way to go. And the Sony Olympus Fuji and Panasonic lines are all kicking your butt. Also, the next eos-m body has to have a built in viewfinder!. I don't want to have to choose whether i want the accessory viewfinder or flash on the camera. Sometimes i want both. Overall, the m1 and m2 were lacking somewhat (but didn't deserve the comments made about them when they were released). But the latest m3 is a true winner. Checks ask the boxes... Even though the m3 isn't first place camera in each respective feature, it still makes for a very useful camera overall. And i shoot with a camera, not the fastest focus, not the most pixels etc. What matters is the photo at the end of the shoot! And Canon eos-M3 does a great job of providing that!

    reviewed August 5th, 2016 (purchased for $320)