Canon EOS R Series Cameras

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OK. First daft question incoming:D

Besides using the Q menu, and customising a button specifically for it (as all of mine are being used for other options in daily use)
Can anyone share their methods of how they go about changing the drive modes please?

I’ve tried this method (linked below) on the canon site, and I can’t get it to work for love nor money...

My MFN button is still on its default setting. So I have no idea as to why I can’t get it to work?

Any help would be much appreciated.

I use the MFn button.....

Press MFn... Use top rear dial to rotate to the drive mode. Then use the top front dial to select the one you want.

Is it that the drive modes are not there as an option? I think it is possible to edit the options.

Edit: If you go into customise buttons, you can select dial functions for MFn and then press Info to select 5 different options - perhaps you have drive mode not set as an option.
 
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I use the MFn button.....

Press MFn... Use top rear dial to rotate to the drive mode. Then use the top front dial to select the one you want.

Is it that the drive modes are not there as an option? I think it is possible to edit the options.

Edit: If you go into customise buttons, you can select dial functions for MFn and then press Info to select 5 different options - perhaps you have drive mode not set as an option.

Thanks very much for the reply.

I’ll try it as you’ve explained here, and see if that makes any difference.

It just seems strange that the method shown in the link by canon doesn’t work. As I haven’t altered the function of that button from default...
 
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Have had eos R for some time now and think it’s a fine thing, within it’s limits. Time now to move on to improved AF and ergonomics of newer jobby and was all ready to buy an R5 but it occurred to me, would an R6 do?

Budget can meet either but in terms of value I could add an rf 28-70 to the R6 for only little more than bare R5. Which is nice...Clearly my concern is lower res sensor of R6 but hey, 20mp is OK right..?

Anyone compared the two and found either the R6 wanting, or the R5 to be in another league IQ wise for instance?
 
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Hi there

I have both and can't tell the difference in the images

unless you're seriously cropping or pixel peeping of course

I'd agree that, as you suspect, you'd be better sinking in the difference in cost in to good glass

Unless of course you can see yourself using the super duper video formats

Dave
 
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I have both and can't tell the difference in the images

unless you're seriously cropping or pixel peeping of course

I'd agree that, as you suspect, you'd be better sinking in the difference in cost in to good glass

Unless of course you can see yourself using the super duper video formats

Dave
And I must confess that I use both card slots in the R6 but cannot bring myself to spend the money to buy a CFExpress card for the R5

how much!!!

Dave
Honest and realistic (y)
 
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Hi there

I have both and can't tell the difference in the images

unless you're seriously cropping or pixel peeping of course

I'd agree that, as you suspect, you'd be better sinking in the difference in cost in to good glass

Unless of course you can see yourself using the super duper video formats

Dave
Hi Dave. Do you shoot any sport with them?
 
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Hi there

I have both and can't tell the difference in the images

unless you're seriously cropping or pixel peeping of course

I'd agree that, as you suspect, you'd be better sinking in the difference in cost in to good glass

Unless of course you can see yourself using the super duper video formats

Dave
Cheers for that. I assume that for sport, birds, aeroplanes etc. they’re pretty much the same from af perspective?
 
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Gone for the R6. While the idea of it is nice, I wasn't convinced I need the 45mp (or file sizes) of the 5.

R6 images look absolutely fine to me, despite being a 'drop down' i count from the R and X-T3.

I defo prefer the PASM dial over lcd screen/push button & dial in selection and it is a big cost saving. 2 SD slots is a bonus :)
 
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I have to say I wish Canon would hurry up and add the R5 to the tryout program. Although I'm a Nikon shooter I'm itching to try the R5 out for a few days to see what it's really like. I was hoping to borrow one but the chap has sold his so can't.
 
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Hi Dave. Do you shoot any sport with them?
I have yet to really use them in anger to be honest

but they both do a really fine job of keeping up with my spaniel and the eye AF is all I'd hoped for

mainly landscape me and had been using an SR and a iv (which I need to sell TBH)

I love the resolution on the SR and I can't resist pixel peeping really

but you'll make a bigger difference moving 3" to the left or 3' closer to the subject

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Gone for the R6. While the idea of it is nice, I wasn't convinced I need the 45mp (or file sizes) of the 5.

R6 images look absolutely fine to me, despite being a 'drop down' i count from the R and X-T3.

I defo prefer the PASM dial over lcd screen/push button & dial in selection and it is a big cost saving. 2 SD slots is a bonus :)
and I do much prefer the PASM dial too
 
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Well I got an email telling me they estimate my adapter should be delivered on 26th Jan. Glad I had bought one anyway :)
 
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Not had much chance to do any proper bird photography with my new R5 over the last couple of weeks, but I've been testing it with my range of EF lenses and have been impressed with the Eye AF on humans and small garden birds. I did however point it skyward last evening with my EF 400 DO F4 ii + 1.4TC iii attached:

Sharpen AI-7.jpg

Russ
 
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I Still Don't understand whats the hold up with the Canon Control ring adapter is I still canon get my hands on one in this County without paying over the odds of eBay ?
I feel your pain. I've been trying to get a standard adapter for a while but no joy. Really warmed to my EOS R and could do with trying some of my old EF lenses.

In general I'm finding the colours I'm getting to be the nicest and easiest I've worked with. My only negative is that the USB cable stops the floppy screen tilting when tethered. Don't like flippy screens much but otherwise it's a very nice little camera.
 
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