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Re: Thinking about the EOS R

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First post here, looking for some advice on a new camera. This seemed like a relevant thread, rather than starting a new one.

 

We're both photography enthusiasts (not pro, just a hobby) and I've always had Canon SLRs since the early '80s. I also still have an EOS-1 35mm and held out with film, long into the digital revolution (then wished I'd made the leap sooner). Our main camera is currently a T5i that we've had for a few years and we're looking to add a second, higher end body and some new lenses.

 

I started out researching the T7i and the 90D and then the mirrorless offerings. It's reminding me of the angst when deciding whether or not to go digital.

 

We don't shoot much sports or wildlife photography (unless our cats doing parkour on our furniture counts, LOL). Travel and family stuff, mostly.

 

What triggered this search was a wine tasting event I attended recently and I offered to take some pics for the hosts and was not thrilled with the results. The venue was a large room with low light and none of the pics, with or without flash looked great. When I went looking for a better flash, the one I liked the look of (Speedlite 470EX-AI) doesn't seem to be compatible with the T5i.

 

Also, as a techie, I'd prefer to get into newer tech and the fact that the T7i is now almost three years old tech does bother me. Hence, looking at the 90D. Then the low light issue had me looking at full format mirrorless...

 

Just thought I'd throw this out there and see what the experts think. At this point it's pretty much a case of settling on the 90D or going mirrorless. We're not hugely invested in lenses and it doesn't matter much anyway as this will be a second camera, not a replacement body.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R


@Astrokats wrote:

First post here, looking for some advice on a new camera. This seemed like a relevant thread, rather than starting a new one.

 

Thanks!


Actually, it would have been best if you had started your own thread, instead of hijacking someone else's thread.  Now, the original poster is probably getting email notifications about posts responding to your issue, instead of their own.  How would you feel if that happened to you?

 

THX

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R

Wow, what a welcome. Don't worry, I won't be posting here again...

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R


@Astrokats wrote:

Wow, what a welcome. Don't worry, I won't be posting here again...


Eh. You might just shake it off and consider sticking around a bit. There's a lot of knowledgeable people here and they're pretty generous with sharing their experience. Try starting your own thread and see what happens.

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R

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Everyone has different needs.  The R is a nice camera, but not something I would ever consider.  One of the biggest issues for me is its battery life. 

 

The 5D4 costs more, yes.  Why, because its a better camera. If it wasn't then it wouldn't cost 1.5 times more than an R.

 

The R <> 5D4 debate has been discussed to infinity, here and elsewhere.  At the end of the day, I know what i would carry and for what reasons.  I wouldn't carry a sony for any reason, but it too has its own merits I'm sure. 

 

If the R meets your needs great, buy it.  Shortly you will have 1 and then another new R series body to consider.  If it were me and I wanted mirrorless, I'd wait. R5 & 6

 

***The revamping of the battery system alone is enough to make me wait.   

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R


@shadowsports wrote:

The R <> 5D4 debate has been discussed to infinity, here and elsewhere.  At the end of the day, I know what i would carry and for what reasons.  I wouldn't carry a sony for any reason, but it too has its own merits I'm sure. 

 

If the R meets your needs great, buy it.  Shortly you will have 1 and then another new R series body to consider.  If it were me and I wanted mirrorless, I'd wait. R5 & 6

 

***The revamping of the battery system alone is enough to make me wait.   


You have it right. I too rejected the R for various reasons --  among them are the widely panned touch bar (I doubt we'll ever see it again on a Canon mirrorless), and the lackluster battery life. The R was overpriced relative to the competition, but it's price has since dropped into more competitive territory. The Sony A73 is great for the money, but the menu system and GUI were designed in an insane asylum. Thus, I too am waiting for the R5 and the initial reviews. And we wont have to wait long. However, I suspect that we are looking at around $3500+ for the body alone. If the 5 is not up to snuff, I personally would go with a Z6 or Z7. The firmware updates helped them a lot. 

 

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R


@PetterJhon wrote:

With all the wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the Sony a7III is so much better than the canon offering, my question is, wouldn't you still be better off getting the canon R to be able to use native glass and lenses like the 28-70 f2. Are those lenses possible on the sony mount? Canon glass always seems better than the competition and as everyone in any photography forum points out glass matters much more than the camera body and lottery sambad

Also as a landscape photographer the variable neutral density filter would encourage me to shoot with EF lenses and that adapter for some time. Besides this camera seems like a slight upgrade to the 5D at a price around or less than what the 5D sells for used.

Canon could have done more, and probably should have but they seem to rely on selling their system through their lenses rather than camera specs

 

As for primes, the 50mm f/1.2 is surprisingly bigger than its EF-mount equivalent, but it’s an extremely versatile option to have right from the start. Nikon’s Z system only has a 50mm f/1.8. And while both systems have a 35mm f/1.8, Canon’s doubles as a macro lens.

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Re: Thinking about the EOS R

A 35mm macro on a full frame is pretty useless because of the working distance, besides I hardly consider 0.5X very "macro".

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Why are there two identical posts from two different users?
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Re: Thinking about the EOS R

Looks like you spotted a spambot for us.  We found three threads all leading with the exact same post but from three different accounts.  Each user's been banned, but since the topic they addressed has brought about some helpful discussions, we're keeping one copy of the post and we've merged all the replies into a single thread.  Thanks for letting us know!

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