Sunday, October 28, 2012

Photo Plus Expo and Canon EOS-M

Went to PHOTO PLUS EXPO on Friday at the Javitz Convention Center.  This reports to be the largest Pro/Am Photo event in the country.  Seemed to me to be less than in the past.  Seems to be a reflection on the economy.

Did not see a bunch of folks participate.  Apple and Adobe used to be major anchors of the event.  I will not call out the others I missed.  

While I still lust for a Leica M9, that is strictly arm candy.  The biggest innovation for me is the new Canon EOS-M.  APS-C size sensor.  Being a dyed-in-the-wool Canon guy, this may prove to be a game changer for the UNDERWATER MARKET.  Compact and has a bright 3" screen.  Here is the deal breaker.  With a $200 adapter, it can use the entire line of your existing Canon EF and EF-S lenses.  

The biggest problem for UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHERS (other than maintenance and flooding) has been brightness of the viewfinder.  When the old Canon F-1 went away with their interchangeable Speedfinders, I have been railing against the gods.  The problem may be solved with this new model.

This has SLR quality in a P&S SIZE, using your existing suite of lenses.  I am not going to rush out and buy it, have no need, but if I were starting out today, this would be a STRONG consideration.  Now if someone adapts the Nikonos 15mm's we have in our attics.