My RF 100-500mm left Hong Kong on the 1st October and hasn't been seen since!!!In the meantime, by way of light relief for you chaps getting impatient, here's a delivery problem going the other way.
I've been tracking my Panamoz return via TNT. Picked up last Monday and so far this is it's journey:
05/10/2020, 07:18 Oude Meer Shipment arrived at TNT location
05/10/2020, 07:11 Oude Meer Shipment held due to dangerous goods. Follow-up actions underway
01/10/2020, 20:15 Budapest Shipment in transit
01/10/2020, 09:30 Oude Meer Shipment arrived at TNT location
01/10/2020, 09:30 Oude Meer Shipment held due to dangerous goods. Follow-up actions underway
01/10/2020, 03:31 Grace-Hollogne Shipment in transit
30/09/2020, 07:30 Grace-Hollogne Shipment arrived at TNT location
30/09/2020, 02:40 Grace-Hollogne Shipment being processed at TNT location.
30/09/2020, 02:35 Grace-Hollogne Shipment now at the depot nearest to collection address
30/09/2020, 01:10 Grace-Hollogne Delay due to authorities. Recovery action underway
29/09/2020, 22:39 Stansted Airport Shipment in transit
29/09/2020, 21:41 Stansted Shipment in transit
29/09/2020, 19:57 Basildon Shipment in transit
29/09/2020, 19:56 Basildon Shipment in transit
29/09/2020, 19:56 Basildon Shipment now at the depot nearest to collection address
28/09/2020, 21:45 Basildon Shipment arrived at TNT location
28/09/2020, 06:02 Basildon Shipment now at the depot nearest to collection address
It sounds like TNT made a mess- up because it's now back to where it was last Thursday ( according to Google Maps I could've driven it there in 5 hrs 42mins!) having had an excursion to Budapest.
It also seems the Dutch are a bit nervous of the R5. Maybe they've heard about the overheating thing?
I was actually going to buy this from the UK, it was £2600 on Panamoz and £2,899 over here, I'd pretty much decided to buy over here and was going to take advantage of the 2 years 0% options. Couldn't get it at any of the retailers I tried, spent at least 2 weeks trying so decided to go to Panamoz instead.That's what happens when you don't support the UK Photographic Industry
Yes I would have ordered from WEX too, having happily spent several thousands of pounds with them over the last 12 years, but they said it would be many weeks but couldn't give me any clearer idea of when it would come. It's not their fault of course but Canon UK don't seem to be getting their orders sorted for whatever reason.That's what happens when you don't support the UK Photographic Industry
When your camera gets back to Panamoz and they check it, it'll be like The Hangover at the end where they review the pics from the drunken night
Thanks for the feedback. Looks amazing Do you use the eye auto focus? I've been trying it on my R and I'm impressed with it, and presumably the R5 is even better. .OK, 1 month in with R5 and 10 days straight event shooting with both R5 and 1DXM2 and some with 5DM4 ... for me R5 is the winner. Mainly due to AF capability. I had thought the battery life would be an issue, I'm using a battery grip and it was not a problem. In particular R5 + 400 2.8 for pics of people on stage was incredible here is an example
ZFF 2020 Award Night by https://www.flickr.com/photos/131308896@N02/
Yes using the eye AF. My daughter has the R at the moment so didn't compare directly. With R5 the tracking was good, not 100%, overall more keepers compared with 1DM2 for this event. With more practice, I expect the R5 keeper rate will improve.Thanks for the feedback. Looks amazing Do you use the eye auto focus? I've been trying it on my R and I'm impressed with it, and presumably the R5 is even better. .
That's excellent. I found using the eye AF really strange and kept forgetting that I could recompose without moving the focus point. I can really see how for events it would speed things up.Yes using the eye AF. My daughter has the R at the moment so didn't compare directly. With R5 the tracking was good, not 100%, overall more keepers compared with 1DM2 for this event. With more practice, I expect the R5 keeper rate will improve.
I was expecting this to be a problem but so far has not been. I’m using with a battery grip and been shooting several hours a day without needing to change batteries during shooting. Using the LCD screen some of the time with 24-70 2.8, 80 1.4, 200 2.0 and 400 2.8.My god my r5 eats the battery Has anyone found out the same ? r5 with the 1.4 converter on the 600f4 or the 3002.8 thats with the lcd screen turned of and not looking at any of my shots just to change my settings a bit
If money isn't an issue then why would you choose the R6 over the R5? For the type of photography you do I would say the R5 fits better - it's a stellar stills camera as well as the headline-grabbing video that most people don't actually need right now!Hi and good day
I am looking for some advice I have the Canon R6 on back order I did have the R5 on back order however cancelled it for the R6. Now am not so sure I have done the right thing. I take pictures purely as a hobby and I don’t do video. I have just got rid of my 5Diiii and all my EF lenses and I have now got RF 24-105 F4 L RF 70-200 and the 100 -500 on back order. I mostly do landscape, wildlife and planes. I have watched all the YouTube stuff read all the pros and cons however there is little about which camera I should get for my type of photography. I am not interested in the cost of the R5 compared to the R6 I am looking for a camera (Canon Only) that will keep me happy for a couple of years. So am looking for landscape / wildlife photographers to tell me what they would get. I do crop my pictures and I do know this does make a difference and I also enlarge some of my pictures as much as 80x80cm. So am just wanting a feel for what yous would get and not some Youtubers.
Yes fair enough. I just wonder if going from a 30Mpixel 5D to a 20Mpixel R6 might feel a bit of a downgrade and you'd struggle to get the same landscape results you're used to. The R5 at 45Mpixel is going to give you more to crop into and enlarge from, but you may need to upgrade your computer as wellHi magicolor1
The R6 better in low light for wildlife R5 big files so a lot slower to down load however not sure if this will be a problem or not.