Canon’s future RF bodies

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sportyaccordy Forum Pro • Posts: 16,195
Re: Canon’s future RF bodies

ZX11 wrote:

I'd rather put 45mp of FF sensor on the target and adjust my framing appropriately due to the better high ISO in low light and DOF effects of full frame. Though an EOS M on an M mount 100-400mm doesn't sound bad for reach.

Doesn't sound (or based on gear list look) like you do much tele shooting. If you don't have reach and have to crop to frame how you want you're back to square one.

I am not sure the market for getting crop sensor effects on a full frame lens is there. You are wasting a lot of glass that you pay for and only using the center bit of it. If you want more reach, buy a crop sensor small body camera and a lens built for it. Then have the best of both worlds, reach and small body lens combo.

The thing is for long glass the weight/glass savings for crop vs FF are minimal, and since it's a niche market it makes no sense to make expensive L glass that can't cover a FF image circle. So there aren't any quality/fast long lenses that are crop only, unless you shoot M43, which means navigating 2 brands and completely separate systems.

But if you want a big body and lens combo, then just pick the FF sensor and its FF sensor effects on a full frame lens that uses all the glass you paid for.

FF + reach = heavy and expensive.

Hence, customers buying an RF FF camera or an EOS M instead of a RF body/full frame lenses with a small sensor in it. I think that is Canon's marketing logic and is why they won't make an ASPC version of the RF body.

I agree. For all the talk of this need for a rugged fast crop body... the 7D2 will be 6 years old in September. With all the activity and updates Canon has made in that time, for whatever reason they haven't found justification to pull the trigger on a 7D3. So it sounds like there is very vocal but financially insignificant minority clamoring for this. If Canon couldn't do a 7D3 with the EF's huge user base there's no way they'll be able to make a crop RF body work.

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