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EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses
 
4.7

(based on 70 reviews)

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    (22)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (47)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Easy to use (38)
  • Reliable (29)
  • Strong construction (15)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Slow focus (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (26)
  • Everyday (25)
  • Landscape photography (24)
  • Macro photography (21)
  • Portraits (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (21), Professional (16), Semi-professional (10), Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (61), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Image Quality over Convenience

This adapter is exceptionally good at doing what it's designed to do... but not so great at doing what you *hoped* it would do. (Hint - it doesn't wake the EOS-M...Read complete review

This adapter is exceptionally good at doing what it's designed to do... but not so great at doing what you *hoped* it would do. (Hint - it doesn't wake the EOS-M any faster. Actually, makes it slower)

If you're like me, you have a nice little stable of Canon EF lenses that you can't wait to attach to your EOS-M. The first thing I attachhd was the fat 70-300L white whale. It looked hilarious, but the image quality was stellar. Same with all my other lenses. I particularly like the 24-105L.

So, if you have a few seconds to spare between shots, you love the image quality of your current EF lenses and you don't mind a little extra heft and size... this is a must-have accessory for Canon shooters with the EOS-M. Just don't expect miracles in terms of speed and operation.

The Good:
-Incredible sturdy, well-built. No play when lenses attached. Gives you confidence
-No loss of image quality. You will never know the image was taken with the tiny EOS-M
-All functions work, autofocus and image stabilization
-The tripod mount is removable, but essential if you want to mount this on a tripod

The Bad:
-It really makes the thing chunky. Even with a smaller lens, the form factor gets a little big
-All the weight of the lens and camera will end up on one hand (the one holding the lens) You'll use 1-2 stops in handholdability
-No reliable way to get focus confirmation when focusing manually

The UGLY:
-You think the EOS-M was slow with autofocus? Holy Moses! Most EF lenses, when adapted, work even slower. So bad, you should really prefocus every shot and pray it lock on in time to take your image

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pricey but Well Made

Works exactly as it should and very well made. The price seems a bit high for what you get. I'd considered getting a knock off but went with the more expensive Canon, and...Read complete review

Works exactly as it should and very well made. The price seems a bit high for what you get. I'd considered getting a knock off but went with the more expensive Canon, and I'm glad I did, because I haven't had a problem mounting any of my lenses on it.

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4.0

perfect fit - does the job

By The Family Photographer

from Charleston, SC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

    I bought this adapter to attach a telephoto lens to my Canon EOS M. It snapped right on and everything fit and worked perfectly. I also like the base on the adapter to support the larger lens (or attach to a tripod).

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Great Fix for EOS-M

    By Elizabeth

    from Gainesville, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

      I just purchased my first mirrorless camera, Canon's EOS-M. Being able to record more than 12 minutes of video is very freeing for recording shows and events. However the focus was problematic with the EOS-M camera. This adapter changes all that as I am able to set focus and shoot away! Of course the adapter also allows me to use all of my Canon lenses! Canon should include this adapter with the camera.

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      5.0

      Works as advertised, love it

      By BCI

      from Austin

      Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

      Works as advertised, love it. Allows all my canon L glass to work on the eos m. Very handy and a must have accessory.

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      5.0

      Well built and performs as specified

      By UEP

      from Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

        It is very well built and says Canon quality all around.

        I tried the 50mm 1.4 and the 70-300 IS USM and they worked jut great. I obtained quick focus with the 50mm and the adapter just brings new life to the M as I can use all my EF lenses on it.

        Very satisfied with the purchase.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Surprisingly good

        By Felipe

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

            Bought this since I already had some EF lenses (like the 50mm f/1.8) and recently bought an EOS M. Very good build quality and works even with non Canon lenses (i.e. Sigma). With all the reviews bashing the camera for its slow autofocus, I expected the adapted lenses to perform poorly but they work very well, slower than with the average Canon DSLR but acceptable to me. The non STM lenses make a lot more noise than when mounted on a normal Canon DSLR so be prepared to use manual focusing for video.
            Overall very satisfied with the purchase

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            4.0

            Works but slow autofocus

            By Canadiaman

            from Tallahassee, FL

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                This adapter is easy to use and fits to the lens and camera nicely. The autofocus is significantly slower on EF lenses than on the native EF-M lenses. Build quality is very nice.

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                5.0

                A must have!!

                By Photojere

                from Spring Hill, FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography

                  Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                  This adapter lets me use all my Canon lenses.

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By Michael Springfield

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                  If you already have an arsenal of Canon lenses as I do this makes the EOS M a very useful and fun little camera. I have tried it on all of my lenses (28-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 IS, 100 F2.8 IS, 135 F2, 300 F4, and even the 200 1.8) and AF works perfectly. The only thing to watch out for, and this is no fault of the adapter kit, is that on some of the larger aperture, long lenses the end of the lens barrel is wider than the EOS M so the AF assist beam is blocked rendering it useless.

                  This is a must have item for any EOS M owner that already has EF/EF-S lenses. Maybe even more so an extra native M mount lens.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT!!!

                  By r2wags

                  from West Palm Beach, Fl

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                    wonderful to use all canon lenses with mirrorless camera.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works perfectly

                    By masmith95

                    from Decatur,Il

                    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                    Easy to use and works seamlessly.

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                    5.0

                    Needed accessory for EOSM

                    By BigWest

                    from Roseville,CA

                    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                    This adapter works perfectly with the EOS M. All my lenses function as they should. The pictures that you can get from this little camera are great. It is feature packed and easy to use. I have not read the manual. No need. That being said, this thing is a bit slow and not good for any kind of action work. You however should have realized that before you purchased it. The upgrade helped it move a bit faster. It is terrific for scenIcs,travel,food,still life,formal portraits, and HDR work. Very low noise and high quality pics. It is a steal at current pricing.

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                    5.0

                    A Must Have Item!

                    By DC Phil

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Quality build
                    • Removable Tripod Foot

                    Cons

                    • Pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Traveling
                    • With Specialty Ef Lens

                    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                    As best I can tell, it works exactly as it's supposed to. Anybody with an EOS-M camera & at least one high-quality EF or EF-S lenses MUST get this adapter--period. It increases the EOS-M's versatility/utility immensely. Clearly built with quality in mind. I've used it with 35mm f/1.4 L, 85mm f/1.8, and 70-300mm L. The only problem I noted was that EX90 flash is not tall enough and with flash photos, my 35mm L lens can cast a shadow in lower quarter of frame. But that's not the adapter's fault! My version has a removable tripod foot that works well; but based on NatureGrafix 12/16/2013 review (which longs for a removable tripod foot), it appears that there are versions with permanent versus removable tripod foot. Hmmm. The price raised my eyebrows a bit, but there's surely more to this nifty device than I realize. Consequently, I would never consider buying a non-Canon, knock-off version. I sure hope it winds up being compatible with future versions of the EOS-M.
                    -- END --

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                    5.0

                    wonderful item

                    By jim

                    from missouri

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                      I use L series canon lenses and this adaptor allows them to be used with the camera

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      A must for the EOS M

                      By Dark Mark

                      from Old Saybrook, CT

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                        Purchased with the EF-S 55-250 mm IS STM. Makes a good camera a lot more versatile. This item is solidly made. The tripod socket is a big plus.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect addition to the EOS M

                        By RavennaDad

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                          I use this to adapt my Canon EF-S 28-135 to my EOS M mount. It has very solid construction and matches to the lens perfectly. The tripod mount comes off easily when not needed, but is great when you are going to use a tripod. I highly recommend the adaptor if you have Canon lens you want to use with your EOS M.

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                          4.0

                          an A on function, B on design

                          By NatureGrafix

                          from Piedmont of N.Carolina

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                          Good quality and fit (which I expect from Canon). Does exactly what it is designed to accomplish. One thing, as far as design, keep this review from 5 stars. The tripod foot, I would prefer if it were removable. It's small, I have to say, but a little obtrusive when it's not needed and there it is.

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                          4.0

                          Works, But?

                          By Wally

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                            The adapter performs ok, but when used with larger diameter lens, the overal design concept of the M body and adapter together could use some improvement. For one the auto focus beam can be obstructed by the lens. Also, auto focus seems to be even more of a struggle with larger lens mounted. On the other hand, I didn't buy the M body to mount my 70-200 f2.8 on. The idea was to build a more portable kit. With that in mind, I think the adapter will serve its purpose.

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                            5.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By Bruce

                            from Lincoln, RI

                            About Me Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                                Perfectly compatible, no restrictions on lens features. Allows me to use my L-series lenses on the EOS M. Tripod collar nice touch. Excellent quality, no surprises.

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                                5.0

                                really good with non-L primes

                                By esm

                                from Madison, WI

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                                  I'm a Canon DSLR user, so this adapter was the main selling point for going with the EOS-M over another mirrorless system. The Adapter has no glass in it and is full metal construction so it's very rugged/durable in feel. I've mounted some big L zooms to it for fun, but they look ridiculously huge and make no sense to me on this camera. My favorite lens on this is the 50 1.8 II followed by the 85 1.8. The nifty-fifty and the adapter handle about the same as the 18-55 ef-m kit lens on this camera. Exif data is also transferred to the camera so that is another plus. If the U.S. ever gets the ef-m ultra-wide, and a fast ef-m telephoto prime, I don't think this adapter would be that necessary for me. But right now it works great as a way to tap into my existing canon lens system.

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                                  5.0

                                  FABulous!!!!

                                  By Sue

                                  from Excelsior, MN

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about EF-M Lens Adapter Kit for Canon EF / EF-S Lenses:

                                    pop it right on the camera and toss any one of your 'go to' lenses and PRESTO! Instant fun! Folks are mighty impressed!! You will be too! YAY!

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