How to know you've outgrown your equipment?

by data   Last Updated May 22, 2018 12:18 PM

I have only started shooting recently, as a hobby. I use Canon EOS M100. I use a EOS to EF adapter to use EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.

The camera seems to have trouble focusing and light metering (with auto ISO overexposing the image a lot). The red AF assist light seems to be hitting the lens.

Should I switch back to an appropriate EF-M lens (15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM) or upgrade to a full frame body?

I understand that what I'm asking for is very subjective, and depends on the needs and my requirements as a photographer.

I am asking for experience with feelings of "fighting your equipment". Am I a bad photographer complaining about their equipment or a photographer hitting the limits of their equipement?

I like to shoot natural-light (so sometimes low-light) portraits, street photography. Fast focus, image stabilisation, large aperture... these seem unachievable on an EOS-M camera body.

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