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90D or R8?

neder
Apprentice

Hello everyone I'm upgrading my camera that iv had for over 8 years (canon 70D) and iv found 2 great deals in Black Friday deals one is the 90D the other is R8 just looking for some advice on which to get.

I see many people saying don't buy and R8 if you can't afford the glass to go with it, but as this is my hobby and not a job Its not vital that I get glass straight away, I'm more looking for an investment of a camera that will last me the next 8 years like my previous one.

I feel more drawn to fo full frame now that iv had a fair bit of experience using APSC and want the new challenges and experiences, I also like the idea of mirrorless and the specs of the R8.

What's your advice, appreciate any feedback, thank you!

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johnrmoyer
Mentor
Mentor

I hope some of this might help.

Full frame will sometimes allow a larger ISO number than APS-C. This is a trade off against higher price lenses, heavier lenses, and a need to get closer to the scene for the same angle of view. The mirrorless R cameras seem to me to auto focus with less light than the DSLR giving an advantage to R series over the EOS 90D. New EF lenses to fit the 90D are no longer being designed, but many already exist.

It seems to me that your decision might depend upon what lenses you already have. With an adapter, EF lenses will work well on the R8 and will work without an adapter on the 90D. EF-S lenses will work without an adapter on the 90D, but would crop to very few pixels on the R8. Both EF and EF-S lenses would work on the R7, R10, R100 with an adapter. RF and RF-S lenses would work on R7, R10, R100, and R8, but RF-S lenses would be 1.6x cropped resulting in fewer pixels.

 

Canon Europe has a detailed comparison of R10 and R7 at https://www.canon-europe.com/pro/stories/eos-r7-vs-eos-r10/

Canon Europe has a comparison between R8 and R7 at https://www.canon-europe.com/pro/stories/eos-r8-eos-rp-eos-r7-comparison/

 

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Waddizzle
Legend
Legend

The choice between the 90D and R8 is difficult one that you will ultimately have to answer yourself.  Only you know what lenses you currently have and what type of subjects and photography that you you like to do.

I recommend that you review compatibility with your existing lenses with a full frame camera body such as the R8.  Speaking of which, have you looked into availability and cost of an RF-EF mount adapter for your existing lenses.  

Personally, I bought a mount adapter and the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens nearly a year before I purchased my first R series body.  They had been on back order for months and suddenly they were in stock.  Of course, the inventory was snatched up in a less tha

Given the age of the 90D, I would be more inclined to go with the newer design like the R8 or R7.

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shadowsports
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Legend

Agree with what's already been stated.  I wouldn't base an upgrade soley on price.  APS-C vs. full frame.  Determine what is going to meet your needs best, then look at your budget and price points.

I would not consider a DSLR at this point. Decide on the format, then pick the best mirrorless body you can afford. 

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John_SD
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"I feel more drawn to fo full frame now that iv had a fair bit of experience using APSC and want the new challenges and experiences, I also like the idea of mirrorless and the specs of the R8."

You just answered your own question. Enjoy the R8. Good choice. 

ebiggs1
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Legend

Keep this in mind, "I recommend that you review compatibility with your existing lenses with a full frame camera body such as the R8." Because you said, "... Its not vital that I get glass straight away, ..." Meaning the expense of new R F lenses?

A 90D is as good today as it ever was and it was a great camera. The best D series Canon ever made. Not say'in don't go FF but also don't fall for the FF mantra which is only half true most of the time.

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