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Anyone tried any motorsport photography with the R? Any examples? How does the tracking do?
.... Not motorsport but wildlife fast action and the EOS-R is not the best horse for that course at all - It's hit and miss with a painfully slow fps burst rate even with an ultrafast 299Mb/s Sony card. An action camera needs to be reliable in nailing action shot opportunities.

I have just spent a very intense week shooting various wildlife subjects in Bulgaria and used the EOS-R very successfully for macro and close-up but the 1DX-2 for everything else.

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I wonder how long it will be before something to match 1DX series will come along. Canon usually put a new one of these out in the run up to the Olympics.
 
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I have (see post #1081 above) and found it to be pretty woeful to be honest. Canons implementation of a blackout free EVF is also pretty rubbish and just about unusable in my experience.

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Yeah it wasn’t fantastic. First time attempting at panning too.





 
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Yeah it wasn’t fantastic. First time attempting at panning too.





Not being funny, but if it was your first time panning, then your technique will be just as responsible (if not more) then your camera for blurry results......
 
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I wonder how long it will be before something to match 1DX series will come along. Canon usually put a new one of these out in the run up to the Olympics.
.... Yes, such timing makes very good marketing sense. The 1DX-3 is currently more than just a rumour (apparently) but a mirrorless equivalent may take longer, we can only speculate but both are coming sometime in the future.
 
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Maybe, but it makes me wonder if the people at Canon are sniffing glue! People are crying out for a higher burst rate, two card slots, etc. and Canon look like they are responding with a camera which works best in the dark! As I say, they must be on glue!
To be fair to Canon, this seems to be a standard R with an astro sensor. So not really very hard to produce and I dought it will be labelled as a new camera. As the article said, they've done it before.
 
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Unless it is the one that I read about yesterday that Andy Rouse posted about testing. I just googled again.. seems that was all a red herring.
 
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Unless it is the one that I read about yesterday that Andy Rouse posted about testing. I just googled again.. seems that was all a red herring.
.... Andy Rouse has published a written statement in which he states that he is no longer an ambassador for Canon and he has moved to Olympus.
 
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Maybe, but it makes me wonder if the people at Canon are sniffing glue! People are crying out for a higher burst rate, two card slots, etc. and Canon look like they are responding with a camera which works best in the dark! As I say, they must be on glue!
.... Just because a camera manufacturer releases one product before another product doesn't mean that the yet-to-be-released product isn't continuing to be developed - Until Canon make a formal announcement it's all hyperinterwebbynet speculation and rumours anyway.

Hardware and software manufacturers tend to release new products as and when they deem them as ready for public consumption. Having said that, they might hold a product back to coincide with a major show or event such as world olympics if the timing is close.

For what it's worth, I'm wanting a much higher burst rate from an EOS-R but I find dual card slots a nuisance when they are different card types - I only load CFast cards in one slot on my 1DX-2. So, I personally would prefer two identical card slots and am happy with just one. We all have our own individual preferences.
 
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.... Andy Rouse has published a written statement in which he states that he is no longer an ambassador for Canon and he has moved to Olympus.
Well, he really hops around doesn't he? I met him towards the end of the Bewick's at Slimbridge in February with the EOS R; he really liked it and then gave it high praise at the Photo Show. I guess they must have paid him big bucks to switch although the other Oly people have said that they had to buy their kit themselves.... I have an Olympus set up but am not going to fork out for the new one or that 300 f4. If he has changed his style perhaps that explains it.
 
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Well, he really hops around doesn't he? I met him towards the end of the Bewick's at Slimbridge in February with the EOS R; he really liked it and then gave it high praise at the Photo Show. I guess they must have paid him big bucks to switch although the other Oly people have said that they had to buy their kit themselves.... I have an Olympus set up but am not going to fork out for the new one or that 300 f4. If he has changed his style perhaps that explains it.
I guess it's not easy for anyone making a living in wildlife photography. Maybe he has back/mobility problems? I reckon Canon only ever loaned him cameras to use anyway. I noticed after extolling the virtues of the 1DXii he appeared to be using a 5D iv, and then the R.

I have that Oly 300 f/4 it is a superb lens, considerably lighter and cheaper than Canon equivalents - sensor issues aside.
 
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Well, he really hops around doesn't he? I met him towards the end of the Bewick's at Slimbridge in February with the EOS R; he really liked it and then gave it high praise at the Photo Show. I guess they must have paid him big bucks to switch although the other Oly people have said that they had to buy their kit themselves.... I have an Olympus set up but am not going to fork out for the new one or that 300 f4. If he has changed his style perhaps that explains it.
This blog post from him explains all: -

https://www.andyrouse.co.uk/index.php?eb=1&id=109

He is very clear that he is not an ambassador for Olympus or being paid by them.

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Thanks for posting that, Simon. I did not find that when I went looking. It was an interesting read. Perhaps Andy Rouse will become the poster man for a mixed system approach; I have just packed my bag for a weekend away and packed both Oly and Canon kit. I really like them both although have been Canon for 30 years or so. It will be interesting to see what else he has to say. In terms of Olympus' 'niche' position, I am quite pleased really as I don't want them to be swallowed by mirrorless FF.
 
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So I've been doing some serious mulling after experiencing a 5D and 6D full frame recently, and decided that I'm going for an RP or R. R would be nicer but its around #400 more or so; I'll e getting it offline where the RP and kit works out around £900 (I will wait for a code of Ebay for 10 or 20% off though!) and the R around £500 more.

Anyone has the R and thinks I wouldn't regret going for the RP? Primarily wildlife and general shooting, but I'm just thinking go for the best even if it requires a little more saving (granted I do have £900 in Nectar points (Ebay conversion!) .

I'll be using a 24-105L, 200 2.8L and 100-400L on this. Will be getting rid of my other kit to fund and go back o just one system. Means I'll be leaving the Panasonic GX9, 12-35, 35-100 and Leica 25mm. Wish I could keep the lens but as I really like them but alas!


R or RP? Many thanks in advance!
 
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So I've been doing some serious mulling after experiencing a 5D and 6D full frame recently, and decided that I'm going for an RP or R. R would be nicer but its around #400 more or so; I'll e getting it offline where the RP and kit works out around £900 (I will wait for a code of Ebay for 10 or 20% off though!) and the R around £500 more.

Anyone has the R and thinks I wouldn't regret going for the RP? Primarily wildlife and general shooting, but I'm just thinking go for the best even if it requires a little more saving (granted I do have £900 in Nectar points (Ebay conversion!) .

I'll be using a 24-105L, 200 2.8L and 100-400L on this. Will be getting rid of my other kit to fund and go back o just one system. Means I'll be leaving the Panasonic GX9, 12-35, 35-100 and Leica 25mm. Wish I could keep the lens but as I really like them but alas!


R or RP? Many thanks in advance!
For the better grip, higher res and other extra features I would go for the R in your case, you already have some nice lenses to stick on there.
 
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For the better grip, higher res and other extra features I would go for the R in your case, you already have some nice lenses to stick on there.
Yes.. heart is saying save for the R, but around £830 is easier to stomach; Will have to see, now begins the process of trading in everything! Only things for certain I'll keep will be Sony RX10 4 I think! Such a hard decision, I form attachments to these cameras!
 
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Yes.. heart is saying save for the R, but around £830 is easier to stomach; Will have to see, now begins the process of trading in everything! Only things for certain I'll keep will be Sony RX10 4 I think! Such a hard decision, I form attachments to these cameras!
You'll need the EF adapter too, you're hardly getting that inc for that £830?
 
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So I've been doing some serious mulling, and I have decided that I'm going to sell my 5DSR and buy a R.Love the idea of the articulated screen.It will help when bending for my macro shots.
 
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£919 currently brand new include the adapter, so with the discount (Ebay offer every so often) it works out closer to £830.
So I've been doing some serious mulling, and I have decided that I'm going to sell my 5DSR and buy a R.Love the idea of the articulated screen.It will help when bending for my macro shots.
.... I would advise getting the Control Ring Adapter rather than the plain one. The ring is programmable and very useful in practice, especially if you shoot Manual-mode and Macro - I use it for ISO. It will transform your use when EF lenses are mounted.

Allan, in RAW format I find that most EOS-R files are 32-36Mb rather than the 30Mb advertised by Canon. The 5DSR has some serious resolution which I doubt the EOS-R will quite match if you look too closely and pixel peep but it won't be shabby!
 
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