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Re: Canon EOS R


@noeldg wrote:
I took the EOS R last week and was never disappointed.I still have the 6D and 5D Mkiii . Have few Canon L lenses, plus 2 Sigma Lenses.My first worry was the Sigma Art lenses performance (35 and 50), but it works better, focusing is faster.The 85mm f1.2 L ii which is very difficult to focus is snappy on EOS R, big difference on speed and focus accuracy.Spent last weekend testing my other lenses and i could honestly say that tehy all perform better.
I decided to go on this route because i already invest on Canon glass.It took me sometime to get use with the camera operation but if your already in to Canon ecosystem, learning will not take sometime.I'm planning to take this on my next vacation, i know it will be quite a challenge since i will be carrying a heavier gear again.
By the end of the day Camera gears grows on you in spite their limitations, it's a tools. Waiting for the "best" camera will never end...if you like Photography, master it with any gears you have.

Before I retired three years ago, I was a semi-professional event and landscape photographer. When I bought new equipment, it was almost always because my current equipment didn't quite cut it. If I were in that situation today, I wouldn't go mirrorless. But if I live long enough to buy another camera, it almost certainly will be a mirrorless. It's clearly the wave of the future, and I confidently expect the R series to advance even faster than the 5D series did.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Re: Canon EOS R


@RobertTheFat wrote:

But if I live long enough to buy another camera, it almost certainly will be a mirrorless. It's clearly the wave of the future, and I confidently expect the R series to advance even faster than the 5D series did.


I think it's important to always have something to look forward to in life, regardless of one's age. A case in point is the old fellow across the street from me. He just sold his vintage Skylark (at his son's insistence) and bought himself a new Mustang -- smaller, easier for him to handle, less costly maintenance, etc. A former engineer at JPL in Pasadena during the Apollo days, he just turned 90, and though he limits himself to short trips around town, he is a lifeliong automotive enthusiast and enjoys his new car immensely. Some would say he's too old, but he has a clean driving record and hasn't been in a colliision since the mid 1970s.  

 

Why not start researching mirrorless cameras now in earnest? You may find something you like better than the Canon R. That said, I realize that we are in a transitional period, with a number of gen 1.0 mirrorless cameras out there. Several suffer from the gen 1 limitations and issues, but as you say, mirrorless is the future. I say go for it. I expect gen 2 models to be released in the relatively near future, and that may be the time to go for it. 

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Re: Canon EOS R

You cannot go wrong with either modern camera, assuming you have good lenses for it. The Sony takes the EF lenses via a few adapters, but the AF experience is not even remotely close to what you can get adapting them on the EOS R. I personally like the EOS R better than the Canon DSLRs (I had the 5DsR and 1DX II in the past) for one simple reason: AF superiority. No need to calibrate your lenses anymore (AFMA), and no matter what 3rd party EF lens you put on it - they just work flawlessly. The EVF has its pros (WYSIWYG) and cons (delay). The delay is not a huge deal for what I shoot. I used to shoot the A7r2 for almost 2 years, and while I loved the sensor I didn't like anything else in it.

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Registered: ‎09-12-2019

Re: Canon EOS R

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! 

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Re: Canon EOS R


@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
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Re: Canon EOS R

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.
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Re: Canon EOS R

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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Re: Canon EOS R


@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
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Re: Canon EOS R

"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.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Registered: ‎09-12-2019

Re: Canon EOS R

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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