R3 will have 24MP according to EXIF

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Re: I am on Gannon's side too
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French Fry wrote:

Distinctly Average wrote:

French Fry wrote:

MyDog Is Incharge wrote:

It sure sounds like you don't know what you are talking about.

I saw what Gannon B. said too. He posted a great a gallery too and he works at this site! He is reliable and when he says none of the pros he talked with wanted more MP, I believe him.

Can we all agree that Jeff Cable is a pro photographer shooting the Olympics, one of the main event that speed-oriented bodies are designed for?

Jeff brought two R5s and one R3 to the Olympics. He has a 1DXmiii with him, but just as backup. If you look at the photos posted, most seem to be taken with the R5.

We now have one example of a pro photographer who uses high MP. Up from none.

You cannot read too much into that. There will be a limited number of R3s available, and they will all be still at risk of bugs etc. There is also a learning curve with new bodies, especially when they are high end like the R3. Relying on an unknown quantity at this level would be risky, so the togs there will use tried and tested models,,ones they are used to. Also remember many will not be bringing kit but will raid the huge store that Canon bring to major events like this. You need to see it really. They have a huge area full of kit for their selected pros to use as well as support teams i places to deal with faults and damage etc.

I've now looked at the EXIF for every single photo Jeff Cable has posted of the Olympic games so far. So far, he has posted ZERO photos from the 1DXmiii. At first glance it seemed like mostly R5 photos, but in going back through the images I think there was a roughly even mix of R5 and R3 images posted for the first few events. More recently, it's about 90% photos posted from the R3 and 10% R5.

This does not reflect how many photos were taken with each camera, but does show us the keepers from each photo session.

Jeff brought his own gear because at the time he left, he had been told there would not be gear rental. That subsequently changed.

I know what the gear rooms look like, and they are extremely impressive. We can agree on that.

I am looking at the real example of published work from a photographer at the Olympics, and basing my comments on that. You have made the assumption that a pro would not use new gear at the Olympics. You can see from the blog that this particular new photographer is getting great results with the new gear, and increasingly not using any of "tried and tested" gear that he brought.

This suggests that Jeff at least is satisfied with the R3, and so far not tempted to use the 1DXmiii, even for the fast moving subjects. That's a pretty good endorsement for the R3, no matter what the MP turn out to be.

Not suggesting they wouldn’t use new gear, just that they are wary of it hence having familiar and trusted kit with them. This is especially true with some brands who tend to change ergonomics, menus, button locations etc from model to model. On thing that always impresses me about Canon, and why I am a Canon user, is that they keep this all consistent over the years. While some me see that as a lack of innovation, I just see great design. If a pro tog then takes a new body like this and can instantly get amazing results asJeff has done then that is as you say, a great endorsement.

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