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I bought a Canon EOS M a couple of weeks ago. I’d fancied one since they were released in 2012, and when I saw that Currys had the kit on clearance for £150, it was a no-brainer. I also got the 22mm f/2 pancake lens, which I think will live on the camera as my walkabout lens, and the adapter ring to use the larger Canon EF and EF-S lenses.

Up until now I’ve been using a Canon 300D as my main camera. While significant at the time — it was Canon’s first cheap digital SLR — the body is now ten years old.

Odd that lenses outlast camera bodies. My main low-light lens is an EF 50mm f/1.4, a 1993 design that is still current in Canon’s lens range.

The EOS M is a revelation of technology compared to my 300D. So small, and mostly a joy to use. I’m missing having a viewfinder; the touchscreen is hard to see in bright sunlight, and I haven’t yet come to terms with looking at the screen for manual focus, but I guess I’ll adapt. The camera body is so small that the older EF lenses seem massive in comparison.

The new camera has motivated me to start uploading photos to Flickr again, after a break of a few years.

P.S. Anybody want to buy a preloved 300D for cheap?