Canon EOS R Series Cameras

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Also, more Canon rumours from what are usually reliable sources. The first link is an overview, the second link below is an interview :

https://www.canonrumors.co/intervie...l-frame-mirrorless-camera-price-below-eos-rp/

https://eos-magazine-news.blogspot....-mike-burnhill-canon-eos-r-system-future.html

The interview is definitely worth a read in my opinion and answers some of the questions asked and discussed by us in this thread.
I agree, that interview is very informative. Thanks for sharing.
 
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I was in Jessops yesterday playing with a few bits of kit, I have to say that touch-bar aside the Canon EOS R with the 24-105 feels very nice in the hand, the only mirrorless body that has somewhere for my pinky!
.... You probably already know this but just in case you don't : The Multi-function touch bar can be totally disabled as well as programmed to a variety of functions.

As I use the AF-ON as Back Button Focus, I occasionally unintentionally hit the touch bar but I have it currently programmed to enlarge the view, useful for checking tricky focus.
 
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EOS R v1.2.0 firmware now available :)

https://canoncanada.custhelp.com/ap...rdID/RN_PRODUCT_1328/truncate/200/type/browse

Firmware changes:
Firmware Version 1.2.0 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements:

Eye-detection AF
1. Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
2. Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.
Small AF Frame Size
Supports Servo AF when shooting still images.
3. Now available when shooting movies regardless of "Movie Servo AF" setting.

4. Under certain conditions the electronic level displayed in the electronic viewfinder did not display properly.
5. Under certain conditions information displayed in the electronic viewfinder was not properly rotated.
6. Under certain conditions updating the firmware for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E7 was not possible.

This firmware update is for cameras equipped with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.2.0, this update is unnecessary. When updating the firmware of your camera, please first review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.
The firmware update takes approximately 6 minutes.
 
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I'm using the RP, so far am loving it, Will be giving it a proper testing tomorrow night shooting some astro if the weather stays clear so will see how it does. Technically its my walk around camera now, but can see myself using it a lot more than I thought I would.
 
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I'm using the RP, so far am loving it, Will be giving it a proper testing tomorrow night shooting some astro if the weather stays clear so will see how it does. Technically its my walk around camera now, but can see myself using it a lot more than I thought I would.
I was wondering because nobody really talks about it on here. I think it looks a fun camera and a nicely priced way to get into full frame. It's gotten a right roasting online but mostly from videographers who shouldn't be looking at it anyway! I see it as a mostly stills camera with video as a bonus. Are you using any RF lenses or adapting EF?
 
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Yeah, I do zero video so that side of things doesn't interest me at all! Its all that's mentioned online though which is annoying as its not what the camera is for. Effectively I bought it to replace my Eos M3 which I loved the size of and generally the performance was ok, but found things like the af etc quite slow and viewfinder delays, whereas the RP so far seems quicker than a lot of cameras I've used (and still own), like the Nikon D810A and 5d2. I inherited my dads canon gear so I am adapting a wide range of EF lenses and I'm finding no issues at all with speed or performance. I have used it with the 24 1.4, 50, 1.4 and 70-200 2.8 IS so far. I see a lot of people online also saying its quite a small camera, but I'm using it without the 'grip' and it feels great in my hand and I'm used to cameras with a grip.. so id suggest trying one to see. Also see lots of posts about DR on the camera but the way I shoot I don't pull the shadows or exposure hard and TBH, even if I could, I probably wouldn't. I have played about though and coming from the days of shooting a d2xs and similar where you pull a shadow slightly and the photo is scrap, this camera is a far cry from those days.
 
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Yeah, I do zero video so that side of things doesn't interest me at all! Its all that's mentioned online though which is annoying as its not what the camera is for. Effectively I bought it to replace my Eos M3 which I loved the size of and generally the performance was ok, but found things like the af etc quite slow and viewfinder delays, whereas the RP so far seems quicker than a lot of cameras I've used (and still own), like the Nikon D810A and 5d2. I inherited my dads canon gear so I am adapting a wide range of EF lenses and I'm finding no issues at all with speed or performance. I have used it with the 24 1.4, 50, 1.4 and 70-200 2.8 IS so far. I see a lot of people online also saying its quite a small camera, but I'm using it without the 'grip' and it feels great in my hand and I'm used to cameras with a grip.. so id suggest trying one to see. Also see lots of posts about DR on the camera but the way I shoot I don't pull the shadows or exposure hard and TBH, even if I could, I probably wouldn't. I have played about though and coming from the days of shooting a d2xs and similar where you pull a shadow slightly and the photo is scrap, this camera is a far cry from those days.
I think a lot of those moaning about the DR, just as they did with the 6DII [same sensor I believe?] don't understand, it's only weak at low ISO where most cameras are strongest in terms of DR, but afaik it's very good when you bump to higher ISO levels, better than many other similar priced sensors. I love the look of it and can imagine it being pretty comfy in hand. It's about the same size as my Panasonic G80 and I love the feel of that camera. The G80 having maybe the edge on the grip side. My interest is casual but I could see it as a nice side camera to my G80 - obviously with better overall IQ and ISO performance - as I'm already using adapters for EF and EF-S lenses to the G80, just for fun :) so I could use the same lenses for both, I would definitely buy it with the adapter, I'm not all that interested in RF glass though the 35 1.8 macro does intrigue me, that's right up my alley
 
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Im about a month into my RP ownership. Ive shot about a 1000 frames with it, all personal stuff no assignments yet. I must say I am very glad with my decision to also buy the RF 35mm F1.8 IS as it has been permanently glued to the RP. It makes for such a capable and portable combo, the 50% macro capability is also very useful. I have barely used my EF mount Tamron 24-70 F2.8 DI VC but I have confirmed all functions works as expected and AF speed etc is not compromised.

I'm still working out how I best like to control the focus system (currently using touch-drag on the left side). Fv exposure mode is also interesting, and handy for some scenarios.

My biggest issue is battery life - Id really love to know of some third part (i.e. CHEAP) LE-E17 options if anyone has any?
 
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Im about a month into my RP ownership. Ive shot about a 1000 frames with it, all personal stuff no assignments yet. I must say I am very glad with my decision to also buy the RF 35mm F1.8 IS as it has been permanently glued to the RP. It makes for such a capable and portable combo, the 50% macro capability is also very useful. I have barely used my EF mount Tamron 24-70 F2.8 DI VC but I have confirmed all functions works as expected and AF speed etc is not compromised.

I'm still working out how I best like to control the focus system (currently using touch-drag on the left side). Fv exposure mode is also interesting, and handy for some scenarios.

My biggest issue is battery life - Id really love to know of some third part (i.e. CHEAP) LE-E17 options if anyone has any?

How about something like this twin pack? The RP uses the same battery as some of the M series bodies: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battery-Ch...ywords=LE-E17&qid=1556107276&s=gateway&sr=8-6
 
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