What is Your Control Ring Setting?

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Ray Chen Veteran Member • Posts: 9,346
What is Your Control Ring Setting?

After seeing the DPReview R5 studio scene shots, the R5 sensor blows me away and made me a believer in the new mirrorless offering.  Because I still have a lot of EF lenses, I anticipate to use an EF to RF lens adapter.  I'm not sure if I should get the control ring version or not though.  How are the current RF shooters use their control rings?

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Ray Chen wrote:

After seeing the DPReview R5 studio scene shots, the R5 sensor blows me away and made me a believer in the new mirrorless offering. Because I still have a lot of EF lenses, I anticipate to use an EF to RF lens adapter. I'm not sure if I should get the control ring version or not though. How are the current RF shooters use their control rings?

Hi Ray Chen,

I have an R. When in Manual Mode I set the lens control ring to adjust Aperture (the top dial adjusts Shutter Speed - or, with the * button pressed, Exposure Compensation).

(When in Shutter or Aperture priority, I have the lens control ring set to adjust ISO - but with the caveat that the lens control ring is active only when the shutter is half pressed).

However the R5 boasts more control options than the R, so your choice may differ.

Phil

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bionet Senior Member • Posts: 1,133
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The control ring on the adapter is so near the camera body it's not as nice to use as the one on RF lenses.

I have set it to aperture, of course. Aperture rings should never have been taken from us. Setting aperture on the camera body is unnatural and will give you bad karma.

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I use it for exposure compensation ....

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Guus54 Regular Member • Posts: 245
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I work with controlling: out!

I had several shoots, that I touch the ring during my work the aperture changed, without I wanted to. to dangerous when you are focused on what's happening while you shooting and I don't want constantly check nothing is changed on my camera.

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Ray Chen wrote:

After seeing the DPReview R5 studio scene shots, the R5 sensor blows me away and made me a believer in the new mirrorless offering. Because I still have a lot of EF lenses, I anticipate to use an EF to RF lens adapter. I'm not sure if I should get the control ring version or not though. How are the current RF shooters use their control rings?

Disabled , while I like the flexibility I've yet to have a need to utilize this feature

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Guus54 wrote:

I work with controlling: out!

I had several shoots, that I touch the ring during my work the aperture changed, without I wanted to. to dangerous when you are focused on what's happening while you shooting and I don't want constantly check nothing is changed on my camera.

You can block it , so that it, only works when you halfpress the shutterbutton

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gium Senior Member • Posts: 1,566
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bionet wrote:

The control ring on the adapter is so near the camera body it's not as nice to use as the one on RF lenses.

I have set it to aperture, of course. Aperture rings should never have been taken from us. Setting aperture on the camera body is unnatural and will give you bad karma.

LOL the karma part is funny.

I am doubting what to do:

5D4:
Control ring on the lens/adapter = NA.
Control wheel on the back = Aperture.
Control dial at your index finger = Shutterspeed.

R5:
Control ring on the lens/adapter = Aperture?
Control wheel on the back = Aperture?
Control dial at your index finger = Shutterspeed.

So do I keep it in line with what my 5D4 does?  I am used to that wheel changing the aperture, since it's been like that ever since I had a 10D. But now it brings bad karma ;).
But yeah. first world problems and I think I'll stick to my memory muscled 'control wheel on the back = aperture' setting and use the control ring for something different.

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Suave Senior Member • Posts: 2,149
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Exposure compensation.

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Guus54 Regular Member • Posts: 245
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Rawpaul wrote:

Guus54 wrote:

I work with controlling: out!

I had several shoots, that I touch the ring during my work the aperture changed, without I wanted to. to dangerous when you are focused on what's happening while you shooting and I don't want constantly check nothing is changed on my camera.

You can block it , so that it, only works when you halfpress the shutterbutton

I know, but several times it went wrong. don't use it no more

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SJPadraig wrote:

Ray Chen wrote:

After seeing the DPReview R5 studio scene shots, the R5 sensor blows me away and made me a believer in the new mirrorless offering. Because I still have a lot of EF lenses, I anticipate to use an EF to RF lens adapter. I'm not sure if I should get the control ring version or not though. How are the current RF shooters use their control rings?

Disabled , while I like the flexibility I've yet to have a need to utilize this feature

That's what I'm afraid of, can't find a good mapping for one's shooting habit.

On my DSLRs, I use SET + back wheel to change ISO.  Being mostly a manual shooter, I rarely use exposure compensation (only during occasional auto ISO.). I actually use the Q menu often to set camera parameters.

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Terry Danks Regular Member • Posts: 134
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I find the CRs on the RF lenses very useful. Mine are set for exp. comp. Not sure I'd pay the premium for the adapter with the CR though.  Guess it depends how much time you'll be with EF lenses.

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JustUs7 Contributing Member • Posts: 922
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When using auto ISO, I use the control ring for exposure compensation.  In auto ISO, it has an ISO first bias - so it's basically an ISO adjustment.

If I set my ISO, I use the control ring for exposure comp.  In AV, exposure comp adjusts my shutter speed.  In TV, exposure comp adjusts my aperture.

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Ray Chen wrote:

After seeing the DPReview R5 studio scene shots, the R5 sensor blows me away and made me a believer in the new mirrorless offering. Because I still have a lot of EF lenses, I anticipate to use an EF to RF lens adapter. I'm not sure if I should get the control ring version or not though. How are the current RF shooters use their control rings?

I originally used it for ISO, but ended up bumping it too much.  I know you can make it only active when the shutter button is depressed, but will still now use it for exposure comp.

On the R5 I will likely move ISO to top thumb dial as then I can have easy control of all elements in manual.

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