Used Canon EOS M2??!

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  1. Gregory Lee

    Gregory Lee New Member

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    Hey guys and gals,

    I've been looking at the M series of bodies and have noticed a significant short fall in used M2 bodies available to buy in the UK. Most of the M2's on eBay are located in Japan.

    Why are there so few used M2's for sale? is it because they are so good that no one wants to sell them or were they so terrible that nobody bought them in the first place?

    Basically I'm considering getting an M2 body with an 18-55 and an underwater enclosure for it to take on holiday and maybe get some interesting shots.

    Underwater enclosures for this camera are quite reasonably priced compared to something to fit my 80D or M50.

    TIA, Greg.
     

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    I don't think its because they are that much better than the other early m cameras, in fact canon was playing catchup with Fuji and Sony in mirror-less with the M series. So I look at your question this way, If I had an M2 recently I could ebay it for a 150 bucks, at that point I would keep it as a fun compact camera, or i guess in your case use for underwater is another great reason. If I had any of the more recent ones, lets use a m50 kit for example that you can sell and get $600 buck for, that moves the needle on an upgrade to the R series.
    I think its just a matter of the people that sell to upgrade probably have already, combine that with a smaller market in the UK, and the fact that this was early in the M series, I can see it being slim picking locally in the used market. Looks like you can easily Ebay or amazon one from outside the uk however.
     
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    Thanks for the info Johnsey, I'm not to familiar with the history of the M range, I managed to pick my M50 with 15-45mm used for £500 with a shutter count of less than 1000.

    The M2 would be solely used for underwater as it seems a cheap option which I wouldn't care too much if it got broken to water ingress...

    Cheers G.
     
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    I as well haven't been to up to date with the M series, what i do know is they started back in 2012, and have a few current models, but they only have a limited amount of lenses and I get the feeling that the M series will not get much focus if any now from canon with the R series that came out. Those full frame ones and the new line of lenses seem to be canons look into the future. As far as Sony/Fuji i know that they seem to be the more favored players innovating in mirror-less the last decade. And Canon and Nikon were slow to respond as a general statement.
     
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    Sad but true. But now the r5 and r6 have been released they're back in the game (if you have a spare £2~3k laying round). That said, if that is the case, hopefully the ef-m lenses will get cheaper.
     
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    After a quick look on the interweb, it is a camera that was not marketed in Europe or North America. So a Japanese market camera only.

    Gary
     
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    Oh, I didn't realise that, thanks for the information. I somehow managed to miss that chuck of info :/

    Cheers G.
     
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    How about an M100, I know here in Canada they go pretty cheap new
     
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    But what about waterproof housing for this model?
     
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    Sorry, I see the problem, hard to find a housing for this model.
     
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