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Registered: ‎11-14-2020

EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R

Previous greetings official canon,

I want to know what will happen to
users who have a wide range of
products for the 5dmark ii, iii and iv family,
because the new R family does not
SUPPORT EF LENSES by default
and the published adapter is not 
100% safe against falls, it does not
ensure full compatibility as it fits
securely and a reliable image is
not obtained as there was no such
adapter added to the fact that this
adds weight.  Please pay attention
to my case.
 Easy is to leave a 5DMark suite
without worrying about all the
investment in EF lenses that is made.
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Posts: 4,319
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R

The  adapters are as good as it gets. Canon is not about to change the RF mount. Most of the issues  I have seen with the adapters are either non-Canon adapters or lenses or Canon lenses that need a firmware update.

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R

Things change.  The only thing you can entirely count on is, things will change. What you previously bought still works as well as it ever did. It will continue to do so. Nobody ever suggested they would work forever and for any future format created.

 

BTW, I don't like it either. I've already been through it before!

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
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Re: EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R

BTW, are these things you have experienced first hand, or stuff you saw on the internet?

 

If you are having specific issues, give us the details and we might be able to help.

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R


@haneyx wrote:

Previous greetings official canon,

I want to know what will happen to
users who have a wide range of
products for the 5dmark ii, iii and iv family,
because the new R family does not
SUPPORT EF LENSES by default
and the published adapter is not 
100% safe against falls, it does not
ensure full compatibility as it fits
securely and a reliable image is
not obtained as there was no such
adapter added to the fact that this
adds weight.  Please pay attention
to my case.
 Easy is to leave a 5DMark suite
without worrying about all the
investment in EF lenses that is made.

res ipsa loquitor

 

https://youtu.be/okeedXcuCjI

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Posts: 2,589
Registered: ‎11-19-2017

Re: EF LENSES incompatibles with new Canon R

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@haneyx wrote:

Previous greetings official canon,

I want to know what will happen to
users who have a wide range of
products for the 5dmark ii, iii and iv family,
because the new R family does not
SUPPORT EF LENSES by default
and the published adapter is not 
100% safe against falls, it does not
ensure full compatibility as it fits
securely and a reliable image is
not obtained as there was no such
adapter added to the fact that this
adds weight.  Please pay attention
to my case.
 Easy is to leave a 5DMark suite
without worrying about all the
investment in EF lenses that is made.


@haneyx,

Love it.  Compatibility aside.  Speaking from a brand agnostic perspective.  What camera and lens combination are you aware of that is 100% safe against falls.  Last time I checked, dropping any camera or lens regardless of brand doesn't end well for the owner.  So there is no more or less protection afforded by using / not using a control ring.  Weight, ya, but thats just part of it.  Don't drop your stuff is pretty much it.     

 

Compatibility wise.  Everyone is in the same boat here.  Many of us have thousands of dollars invested in EF glass.  Photography is and has changed.  Mirrorless is it.  You can now say as a photographer, I remember a time before mirrorless and RF glass.  The same way others remember when there was only film.  If you are like the rest of us, you're going to wait until Canon gets mirrorless right.  Or you can jump on the R5 or 6 bandwagon, grab a control ring and begin your transition.   

 

Eventually, you are going to buy new glass, EF glass has been around for decades (since 1987).  RF glass is the replacement and will be around till whatever the next standard is.  I'm going to keep driving my turbo Subaru, and resist Tesla... but even they are starting to make EV cars now.

 

Jared Polin's video sums it up.  EF glass works with a mirrorless body's.  Probably going to see ray guns in my lifetime too, but bullets still work well.  No control ring needed. 

 

The decision is not an easy one, and is only one you can make  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 ~Many Lenses ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro ~EVGA RTX 2080 FTW3 Ultra ~Pixma Pro-100
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