Use case

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Use case
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Thought I'd take a moment in hindsight and write a snippet about best use of the EOS R and whom it's best suited.

Who:

Advanced amateurs; entry full frame option, particularly those who want to do landscape work, and/or more advanced portrait work (vs the EOS RP)

What:

Non-L RF lenses are best suited. They have IS (well most of them), which this camera does not have IBIS, and, lightweight and pair well with performance of the camera and lens.

Examples:

RF 16mm f/2.8 STM

RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM

RF 85mm f/2 IS STM

RF 50mm f/1.8 STM

RF 24-105 f/4-7.1 IS STM

RF 24-240 IS STM

RF 100-400 IS STM

RF 800mm IS STM

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Where this excels:

Low light, landscapes, portraiture, light event duty. 1080P video.

Where this does not:

4K video (cropped, rolling shutter), sports (pedestrian 5FPS in AI-Servo), L-Lenses (well you can use L lenses, I do, but, you'd be better served using an L lens on a more apt pairing like the R5/R6 where IBIS and more performance is on tap be it autofocus, FPS, or resolution).

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At the end of the day the EOS R buys you a seat at the RF table. I personally use it with the RF 28-70 f/2L USM which is an event workhorse, but, really it pairs better with cheaper non-L RF glass. It's relatively inexpensive used, and likely will be knocked down shortly on Canon refurb sales entering the holiday season. The LP-E6 battery is plentiful, the large EVF is satisfying, just be mindful of the camera's limits and it'll treat you well.

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Some samples...

More samples from the EOS R (original):

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmEcbaYt

 RLight's gear list:RLight's gear list
Canon G1 X III Canon EOS R Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro
Canon EOS R
30 megapixels • 3.2 screen • Full frame sensor
Announced: Sep 5, 2018
RLight's score
4.0
Average community score
4.5
bad for good for
Kids / pets
great
Action / sports
acceptable
Landscapes / scenery
great
Portraits
excellent
Low light (without flash)
excellent
Flash photography (social)
excellent
Studio / still life
great
= community average
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