Phil.UK.Net

Photography | Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

Page Contents

 

 

Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

 

Social Media

Get the latest updates on this website by following me on Google+

 

Please support this site by sharing content. Thank you!

 

Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

 

Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter

Sample Images

A selection of photos taken with the Canon EOS M and Canon EF-EOS M Mount Adapter.

Clicking on the thumbnail images will open a larger image in a pop-up window.

Maroc Hotel, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10.0
Shutter speed: 1/250
Focal length: 10mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand
File Size: 167 KB
Longtail boats, Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11.0
Shutter speed: 1/250
Focal length: 15mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Nakhon Sri Thammarat, Thailand
File Size: 133 KB
EOS M and EF 400 f/5.6L full image - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/500
Focal length: 400mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 273 KB
EOS M and EF 400 f/5.6L 100% cropped image - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/500
Focal length: 400mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 141 KB
EOS M and EF 70-200 f/4L IS - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/160
Focal length: 70mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 182 KB
EOS M and EF 70-200 f/4L IS - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10.0
Shutter speed: 1/1000
Focal length: 127mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 85.5 KB
EOS M and EF 17-40 f/4L - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/11.0
Shutter speed: 1/250
Focal length: 25mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: No
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 214 KB
EOS M and EF 400 f/5.6L - Click for larger image
Camera: EOS M
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10.0
Shutter speed: 1/800
Focal length: 400mm
EC +/-: 0
Monopod/Tripod: Gitzo GT2541EX + Markins Q3
Flash: No
Extender: No
Location: Hat Yai, Thailand
File Size: 153 KB
 

Chiang Rai rice fields and mountains

 

 

Thailand, my adopted home, is a great vacation destination for many activities, particularly photography. It's easy to get around and hotels are cheap. Using Agoda to book a hotel on-line will give you a great selection of hotels and the best deals. I always use Agoda to book my own hotels.

 

Overview

EF 400mm f/5.6L lens attached to EOS M - Click for larger image This Canon Mount Adapter enables any Canon EF or EF-S lens ever made to be used on the EOS M body. Unlike some lens adapters that only provide a physical connection, this one provides all the electrical connections as well.

Everything works seamlessly - the metering, aperture control, autofocus and image stabilisation (IS) if the lens has IS. It gives the EOS M system a lot of flexibility owing to the vast range of EF and EF-S lenses that are available.

Included with the mount adapter is a small detachable foot with a tripod socket. Apart from a few very small and light lenses I wouldn't want to use the tripod socket on the EOS M body with an EF or EF-S lens attached for fear of breaking the lens mount. The detachable foot with tripod socket is secured with a knurled thumbscrew and can be removed by hand without the need for any tools.

That's about it.

Return to top of page

Annoyances

When mounted to the EOS M the mount adapter's little foot with the tripod socket sits very close to the body. If you mount an Arca Swiss style quick release plate to the tripod socket that protrudes from the rear of the tripod socket, you can't remove the mount adapter from the body without removing the tripod socket or plate first.

This is just a minor issue.

Return to top of page

Tripod Socket

When I bought my original EOS M I bought the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter separately and it came with the little foot that has the tripod socket.

By the time Canon announced the EOS M5 there were still very few native EF-M lenses and I think that Canon saw this as a weakness of the system, or even possibly an embarrassment.

To allow purchasers of the EOS M5 to have access to the full range of EF and EF-S lenses, which is vast, Canon started to ship the EF-EOS M Mount Adapter in EOS M5 kits.

However, customers who purchased these kits noticed a small omission. No little tripod foot. The adapter was included in the kits for a single purpose, that is, to allow the use of a wide range of Canon lenses. It seems that the tripod foot wasn't considered necessary and it was excluded to save money.

Furthermore, it seems that the foot isn't available to buy separately. This has upset quite a few people. As I write, the only way to get an adapter with the tripod foot is to buy the adapter separately. This is an expensive accessory and if you already received an adapter in an EOS M5 kit you won't want to buy another adapter just to get the foot. It's little things like this that make consumers angry with Canon.

I suspect that in time there will be cheap knock-offs from China to fill this gap. Official lens tripod mounts from Canon are quite expensive and already there are cheap knock-offs available for EF lenses. This will probably also happen with EOS M/EF-M, but at the time of writing I am not aware of anything being available.

The tripod mount on the adapter sits very close to the camera body and can only be used with quite short lenses because long lenses will be too front-heavy if supported on a tripod.

Not having the little foot on the adapter isn't a huge issue, but it's something to be aware of.

Return to top of page

Conclusion

I have come to the conclusion that I need two separate camera systems.

Firstly, I need a small, light system to carry around every day that will give me high quality images and will be able to handle most shooting conditions. That system is the EOS M body with its own native EF-M lenses.

Occasionally, I need a camera system for specialised or difficult shooting conditions where the EOS M isn't ideal or isn't up to the task. For example, the EOS M really doesn't lend itself well to being used with long EF lenses and it isn't great in conditions where AF is tricky. That system is a DSLR with EF/EF-S lenses.

I don't wish to carry a heavy SLR system around all the time, but it is acceptable to do so when required.

The EF-EOS M Mount Adapter allows the two systems to be combined, but I have already decided that most of the time they will be kept separate. Therefore, it doesn't serve much of a purpose. If I am going to carry heavy lenses around, I may as well carry a DSLR as well. It will only be a little heavier than the EOS M body and its performance and handling will be much better than the EOS M.

I have used the mount adapter, for example when I want to use a macro lens with the EOS M, but now I don't consider it as important as I did when I first got the EOS M.

Return to top of page

Details

Weight: 110g
Soft pouch: LP811 (not included)
Date Purchased: June 2013
Supplier: Chia Color Lab, Hat Yai, Thailand
Price: 5,900 Thai Baht

Return to top of page

Visit Thailand

Thailand is an incredibly photogenic country, both for its landscapes and its people. Regardless of whether you enjoy large Asian cities, beaches and islands, or rice fields and mountains, Thailand has something for you and it is a dream destination for photographers.

One of the great things about visiting Thailand is that hotels are plentiful and a lot cheaper than in most other countries. I always use Agoda to book hotels in Thailand. The company was established in Thailand and has great local knowledge, as well as a huge inventory of hotels.

If you click on one of the destinations opposite you will get a list of hotel deals from Agoda. It's generally a good idea to book on-line because you will get a good room rate and you won't suffer the disappointment of arriving at a hotel to find that it is full.

I book hotels regularly in Thailand and I have always found Agoda to be the best on-line travel agent. At times I have spent a lot of time researching hotel prices and although other deals sometimes look better at first I always end up returning to Agoda.

If you don't wish to pay for your hotel at the time of booking, Booking.com normally allows you to pay when you check in at the hotel. Some people prefer this method, but I have always found Booking.com to be more expensive than Agoda.

If you want to compare prices between different on-line travel agents (OTAs) for a specific hotel, you can use a company such as HotelsCombined. However, you will normally find that Agoda is the cheapest and therefore you can save yourself time and money by just booking through Agoda in the first place.

Images of Thailand

Images of Thailand

 

 

Cities

Beaches

Mountains & Hilltribes

Islands

Interesting

 

Return to top of page