One for Christians. From John Piper.
A couple of days ago, Canon announced their first contribution to the mirrorless camera market.
They’re calling it the EOS M. As far as I can tell, the only good thing about it is the sensor size (APS-C, or 1.6 crop – in the same ballpark as Fujifilm’s X100 and X-Pro1, and significantly larger than micro-4/3’s). The new 22mm f/2 lens looks alright too.
Some photographers will love the compatibility with Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses (via a $200 adapter, mind you). Then again, all of those lenses dwarf the camera, and most of us expect mirrorless systems to be diminutive. Right?
The touch screen might eventually be a game changer for Canon (assuming it’s well-implemented), but on this camera, it comes at the expense of finger-friendly control dials and configurable buttons. I guess you don’t need those when there’s NO VIEWFINDER. (Oh sorry … were you hoping to use this camera outdoors? You’re going to need one of these. What touch screen?)
For $800-odd, you’d expect something smarter than this from Canon, especially given the maturity of mirrorless cameras by Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic.
(Not that Nikon have done any better so far.)
If I had sufficient talent, I would have written something like this. It perfectly expresses why I’m so profoundly dismayed by last night’s mass murders in Colorado, and the complete lack of courageous American leadership in their wake.
The collective stupidity of the USA on this issue is mind-boggling. And utterly depressing.
An intriguing post from @newynewby.
Does this ring true for anybody else?
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Maybe Australia should inscribe these words on its own Statue of Liberty. I’m thinking… the Sydney Heads?