Canon EF-M A manual focus camera that takes only Canon EOS EF lenses This one could fit into "Modern Film Cameras" except that it is completely manual focus, even though its lenses are AF lenses. I think it really belongs here in Classic Manual Cameras on that account. This is the camera so many here have asked for, but never bought when it was available. "If you build it, he will come." so sayeth the Field of Dreams (1989) ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/ ). Every six months or so, somebody posts here ( more frequently by far if other photography websites are included) a plea for a major modern camera maker to produce a camera without all the bells and whistles, so that those sanctified people who shoot manual-only could buy a camera without having to pay for the extras. Canon must have been listening. They actually built it -- "it" being essentially a 1989 Rebel/EOS 1000 with no flash (only a hot shoe) and with the AF circuits absent or perhaps only disconnected. A few other features, in addition to the AF, are also found on the Rebel camera are omitted on the EF-M, including a built-in flash. The Canon EF-M was released to the non-Japanese world in September, 1991, shortly before the collapse of the Soviet Union, a subsequent event that seems largely unrelated. I do know that many here like to see connections, however, post hoc ergo propter hoc. Note: the camera is NOT an "EOS EF-M" because it does not use the EOS (Electro-Optical System) AF, merely the EF mount. It is just plain old Canon EF-M -- the only one of its kind, the Uncas of Canon non-autofocus EF mount cameras. There is less general information on this camera than one might expect, but this may reflect its unsuccessful market career. Wikipedia's article is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF-M and is little more than a 'stub'. The Canon on-line Museum has merely the specifications as noted. The inimitable Butkus (may his line be prosperous) has a manual for the camera. NK Guy at http://photonotes.org/manuals/ef-m/ has written his own "unofficial" manual which gives some additional information about the camera and some of his speculations.