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Super Contributor
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Registered: ‎01-31-2013

Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

Hello,

for years I´ve been using Canon and Zeiss manual only lenses with several 5D bodies (currently 5DIV).
It is sometimes hard to focus.
At last we will have this new Canon EOS R with Focus Peaking and Focus Assist like the Cinema cameras.
Anyone looking forward to use these features for stills with manual lenses or am I the only dinossaur using manual only glass?
Anyone using these Peaking with another brand with good results?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Regards.

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

Ken Rockwell reports that the AF is much better on the R, it focuses his 50mm/1.2 better than his DSLRs.

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses


@Cunha wrote:

Hello,

for years I´ve been using Canon and Zeiss manual only lenses with several 5D bodies (currently 5DIV).
It is sometimes hard to focus.
At last we will have this new Canon EOS R with Focus Peaking and Focus Assist like the Cinema cameras.
Anyone looking forward to use these features for stills with manual lenses or am I the only dinossaur using manual only glass?
Anyone using these Peaking with another brand with good results?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Regards.


I am not surprised to learn the EOS R has Focus Peaking.  The M Series of mirrorless bodies have always had it.

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

I am sorry for my ignorance but will Focus Peaking and Focus Assist work for stills or just for video recording?
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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

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@Cunha wrote:
I am sorry for my ignorance but will Focus Peaking and Focus Assist work for stills or just for video recording?

I cannot speak for the EOS R.  

 

But, I use focus peaking all the time on my M3 with a Rokinon 14mm.  I can take hundreds of still shots with it. In Stills and Movie Mode, the M3 has Touch Focus Assist with my EF-M 22 f/2 STM lens.  I have not tried Movie Mode with the Rokinon 14mm.

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

Thank you Waddizzle.

The "Touch Focus Assist" (your M3 camera) is the same as the Cinema cameras Focus Assist (ex: C300 II)?

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses


@Cunha wrote:

Thank you Waddizzle.

The "Touch Focus Assist" (your M3 camera) is the same as the Cinema cameras Focus Assist (ex: C300 II)?


Similar, but not exactly the same as Cinema bodies.  More like a dumbed down version.  Cinema bodies have more complex focusing features.

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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

Thanks. I know the the C300 II Focus Assist. I hope to find the same at the EOS R .-), but for stills.
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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses


@Cunha wrote:
Thanks. I know the the C300 II Focus Assist. I hope to find the same at the EOS R .-), but for stills.

There is a MAJOR difference between Focus Assist and Focus Peaking.  You seem to be conflating the two tools.

 

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Super Contributor
Posts: 150
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Re: Canon EOS R with manual only lenses

I know both very well and they´re two different features. I´ve used both with Cinema cameras. But of course for video. Now I want that for stills work.
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