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Canon EOS R

Lincon
Apprentice

Hello everyone,,

I would like to get peoples opinion about getting the Canon EOS R. I want to upgrade my camera to mirrorless and think the new RF Lens from canon look amazing plus would be a good investment for the future.

I normal take landscape and travel pictures with no videos so the crop size issues isn’t a factor for me.

I have also been looking at the Sony 7iii and don’t like the look and feel of it but understand at the moment they are ahead of canon in sensor design.

Just want to get peoples opinion who have used the EOS R and/or Sony 7iii

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sarahbaileywv
Contributor

Hello- I have the EOS R and absolutely love it. I also bought one RF lens to go with it- but am not completely on board with it and use an adapter for my EF/EFS lenses which seem to work even better on that camera than my 80D. Focusing ability and detail in images captured with the EOS R are pretty much unmatched by anything I have used in the past. Battery life could use some work- but I keep mulitple on me- so is not an issue. Hope this helps! 


@sarahbaileywv wrote:

Hello- I have the EOS R and absolutely love it. I also bought one RF lens to go with it- but am not completely on board with it and use an adapter for my EF/EFS lenses which seem to work even better on that camera than my 80D. Focusing ability and detail in images captured with the EOS R are pretty much unmatched by anything I have used in the past. Battery life could use some work- but I keep mulitple on me- so is not an issue. Hope this helps! 


Which RF lens do you have, and what do you not like about it?

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

sarahbaileywv
Contributor
I have the 24-105 mm Lens- I just feel like its slower to focus (when on auto focus v manual) and I lose a bunch of shots of children, animals,sports tc due to that whereas using the adapter, my other lenses are quick and tack sharp. I probably just need to play around with it some more- I just do not think it is worth the added cost when all of my EF/EFS Canon and Sigma lenses work perfectly with the camera. If I had it to do over again, I would have purchased the body only and save >1K. The only lens not fully compatible in my collection is a manual wide angle 12mm Rokinon.

Waddizzle
Legend
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Your 24-105 may have an issue. It should focus just as quickly and accurately ax your adapted lenses, if not faster.

Your Rolinon might be the one made for APS-C sensors. Since it does not communicate with the camera, the camera does even know it is there.
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@Waddizzle wrote:
Your 24-105 may have an issue. It should focus just as quickly and accurately ax your adapted lenses, if not faster.

Your Rolinon might be the one made for APS-C sensors. Since it does not communicate with the camera, the camera does even know it is there.

Communication with the camera should be the same for APS-C and FF lenses, shouldn't it? Otherwise, FF lenses wouldn't work on APS-C cameras, but they all do.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

"Communication with the camera should be the same for APS-C and FF lenses, shouldn't it?"

 

Not if it is a Rokinon, "...the camera does even will never know it is there."  No Canon camera will.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

sarahbaileywv
Contributor
That's not accurate. It works fine on my 80D unless you try to lock up the mirror- then the shutter will not close. But yes, definitely not satisfied with the 1200 rf lens at this point. May need calibrated or something- haven't messed too much with it since I mostly keep a 35 mm on there. 🙂

Waddizzle
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“Communication with the camera should be the same for APS-C and FF lenses, shouldn't it? Otherwise, FF lenses wouldn't work on APS-C cameras, but they all do.”

You can tell when I am typing on the iPhone. LOL.

The RF lens adapter tells the EOS R to use crop mode when an EF-S lens is used. The Rokinon cannot tell the camera to use crop mode.
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sarahbaileywv
Contributor
That's not accurate. It works fine on my 80D unless you try to lock up the mirror- then the shutter will not close. But yes, definitely not satisfied with the $1200 rf lens at this point. May need calibrated or something- haven't messed too much with it since I mostly keep a 35 mm on there. 🙂
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