jpr2

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Currently: 400D, 40D, 7D, NEX-7 with Conurus smart adapter (ver-I FW 03) & Speed Booster, EFS 10-22, EF 100/2.8L IS, EF 135/2, EF 200/2.8 Mk-I, EF 300/4L IS, EF 400/5.6L, MP-E 65, TS-E 24/3.5L, EF 70-300IS (non DO), EF 28-80 Mk-I, Elmarit R 100/2.8 macro, Flektogon 20/2.8, SMC Takumars: 15/3.5, 35/2 and 50/1.4, Nikkor AIS 28/2, Nikon AIS 50/1.8E pancake, Minotar 35/2.8, Planar HFT 50/1.4, Porst 55/1.2 MC, Oreston 50/1.8 MC, Oreston/Pentacon 135/2.8, Oreston/Pentacon 200/4, Pentacon 30/3.5, Sigma 17-35 EX HSM, Summicron R 35/2, Tokina 35-300/AF, Vario-Sonnar 24-85 (Zeiss converted by Conurus), Vivitar-1 19-35/3.5-4.5, Zeiss Tessar 50/2.8; TCs: 2xMkII, 2xMC7, 1.4x Pro300dg; two sets of EF & EF-S 68mm ETs, 550EX, MT-24EX; Ihagee macro belows converted to EF; Minolta 500/8 AF Reflex + LA-EA2;

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entoman: Another "missing" feature on the EOS R that no one seems to have mentioned is custom (user) modes.

All of Canon's prosumer and pro cameras have either 2 or 3 custom modes whereby a complete batch of settings can be saved and recalled at any time simply by turning a dial to C1, C2 or C3.

Even the EOS M cameras have custom modes. So do the Nikon Z6/7 and all the Sony a7 series and a9. But the EOS R - No custom modes, only PSAM.

@Brian

exactly, that is the point: 3x steps vs. one quick turn of physical mode-dial of a yesteryear :) .

As to the top display - it is curious to see whether the C1, C2, C3 current mode will be actually displayed explicitly, or... just by comparing the P/Tv/Av setting values?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 16:33 UTC
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entoman: Another "missing" feature on the EOS R that no one seems to have mentioned is custom (user) modes.

All of Canon's prosumer and pro cameras have either 2 or 3 custom modes whereby a complete batch of settings can be saved and recalled at any time simply by turning a dial to C1, C2 or C3.

Even the EOS M cameras have custom modes. So do the Nikon Z6/7 and all the Sony a7 series and a9. But the EOS R - No custom modes, only PSAM.

@Brian

personally not comfortable at all with TS poking, much prefer an old fashioned direct controls (dials, buttons & knobs). Here is what they say in the US Canon site on-line help materials - seems more complex. Moreover, with the control dial the curreent mode is IMMEDIATELY obvious at a glance, even with the power OFF:

"SHOOTING MODES - To access the shooting modes (and begin the setup process), press the MODE button, and then touch the INFO button or screen, then select the video MODE by either the Quick Control dial, the MAIN dial, cross-keys, or simply touch the multi-angle, adjustable LCD screen".

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 15:25 UTC
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entoman: Another "missing" feature on the EOS R that no one seems to have mentioned is custom (user) modes.

All of Canon's prosumer and pro cameras have either 2 or 3 custom modes whereby a complete batch of settings can be saved and recalled at any time simply by turning a dial to C1, C2 or C3.

Even the EOS M cameras have custom modes. So do the Nikon Z6/7 and all the Sony a7 series and a9. But the EOS R - No custom modes, only PSAM.

@entoman

"If custom modes are there, and can be set and recalled as quickly as with a DSLR, then all is well", but... this is a pretty big IF!

There is a quite a danger that with PASM dial missing entirely (and it was routinely used to host also C1-C3 user defined modes accessible immediately) the R might make C1-C3 accessible ONLY through a maze od menus and lots of TS-tapping :(

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 04:57 UTC
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jpr2: I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

As a possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off my radar.

OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

@MILC_man

and... WHY this might be "understandable"? pls. expound! There was a poll rescntly @DPR as to what features user base deems most important in a Canicon MILCs. And the most prominent replies were:

[a] compatibility with existing lenses (tick) as both Z7/Z7 and esp. now the R are OK seemingly = waiting for reviews, though;

[b] sports/fast action shooting - and there the Eos-R is clearly underwhelming - a slow FPS rates, esp. in the AF-C and tracking, the buffer depth, short battery life, you name it :)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 21:32 UTC
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jpr2: I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

As a possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off my radar.

OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

@MILC man

perhaps but maybe not - there is one, but I reckon it is already IV-th generation = the a9 with MB-adapted EF glass... is finally capable to yield reliable results in fast action shooting area.

Thus I've sort of hoped (during the rumors galore period) that the new Eos-R will be Canon's response to that. But alas it is still a high dream to expect Canikon offering a top class leading MILC in either FF or APS-C :(

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:37 UTC
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jpr2: I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

As a possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off my radar.

OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

actually I do like that control-ring idea on the $200 adapter in preference to the $100 one; what Is strange are the front-lens placements of it on lenses, esp. the longer ones.

With the left hand already occupied to support lens+body, and the right one to operate the shutter we are in lack of a thrid arm to fiddle with a far-away control ring :)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 18:01 UTC
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jpr2: no left-side PASM dial? a lack of easy access setting & quick switch/memorizing for user-defined sets of params?

no II-nd control ring at the back?

AND... NO IBIS ???

indeed, OTOH I'd prefer a complete video-less, pure STILLS camera = smaller costs, more room for direct UI controls (knobs, dials and buttons - in contrast to a more & more of the constant TS-finger-poking interfaces in almost all newer MILCs <== unless one is willing to splurge top $$ on Leica)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 17:55 UTC
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jpr2: I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

As a possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off my radar.

OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

@anticipation_of

yep, I do know (and even use some EF glass on the Nex-7, which btw. has spoiled me to no end, but... the EF lenses even with the MB's newest adapters are still a far cry AF-speed/accuracy wise from a top-notch fast action usage)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 17:46 UTC

I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

As a possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off my radar.

OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 16:44 UTC as 142nd comment | 8 replies

no left-side PASM dial? a lack of easy access setting & quick switch/memorizing for user-defined sets of params?

no II-nd control ring at the back?

AND... NO IBIS ???

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 15:51 UTC as 155th comment | 3 replies
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WongFeiHong: The front ring on the new RF lenses can be customised to control EV, Aperture, SS, etc...

for the past 30min I've been searching (in vain) for more info on that lens/adapter control ring - so, thank you for these comments.

A possible RF-mount user - of three decades EF glass collection and history - so despite the cam being disappointingly fugly, and... no IBIS, it is not yet entirely off radar. OTOH it is light years ahead of that most lame Eos-M system joke, as unlike most of us here I'd gladly prefer this MILC to be APS-C instead of FF.

Thus the clarification that ring controlled RF to EF/EF-S adapter at $200 will be mandatory is a very welcome bit of news :D to clear my mind. Completely agree about placing the ring up front on lenses is bizarre and outright weird!!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 15:39 UTC
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AndreSJ: I word question. LENSES?

@paul1508 - they claim that it be as quick in OSPDAF as the a6k, which means it would be of high use IFF true,

BUT... it also means that no A-mount lenses will have an access the OSPDAF = a dearly needed, long overdue LA-EAx adapter - which would secure seamless OSPDAF for A_mount glass, still wasn't even announced :(

jpr2

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:07 UTC
On article From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 (151 comments in total)
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ryansholl: ANOTHER BODY?!

MAKE LENSES!

LARGER APERTURES!

JESUS SONY CAN YOU NOT DO ANYTHING RIGHT?!!

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.

Did I about cover it?

indeed, EVF or GTFO !!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (611 comments in total)

Again NO built-in EVF? which means again a DOA - what a pity and what a joke :( !!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:34 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies

I really do MISS two things in the new DPR's comparometer:

- nowhere in the scene there is an object of a relatively large, uniform surface, like it was a flat blue face of the watch, and yet with some very firmly outlined and crisp ciphers of the OLD comparometer - the bottle at the bottom can't replace that blue watch entirely, alas; the new scene is just a wee bit too busy with lots of pretty "talkative" object;

- and the ability to compare OLDER cameras with the new ones (this would be easier to rectify, but are there any such plans?);

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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DotCom Editor: Either lead, follow, or get out of the way. This guy appears to be leading. Canon, not so much.

@thx1138 you should add also - just from a top of my head:
- first semi-translucent (pellicle) mirrors, nowadays known as SLT;
- fastest and most accurate PDAF (classical, not OSPDAF) systems in operation for the most challenging fast action shooting and tracking;

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:29 UTC

What I'd like to know very much is how much impact, and of what kind, will the last week release of the A7/A7r on the one hand, and a quite recent introduction of the a3000 on the other - both of which can be considered as exploration of some variants of a midget-DSLR theme - will have on the future of the NEX line of cameras? The NEX'en are going to be renamed to some other scheme - yes, we know that they will be called Alpha "something" now, but the exact naming scheme of that "something" is pretty much unknown, or at least pretty much unclear.

Specifically, would the future replacements/upgrades of NEX preserve the very small form factor of a tiny-brick design? And even more specifically - how about plans to expedite the release of upgrade for the two years old Nex-7? Will it have an much improved OSPDAF, capable to capture fast action/tracking at the pretty high rate of 10 FPS like the current one, but offering a reasonable keeper ratios for sports etc. very dynamic activities?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 16:33 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Preview (78 comments in total)
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Tropical Photos: I had the EOS M...Great image quality...need to fix the autofocus. Canon really needs to put out more lenses. The lens adaptor idea is cool, but really, if you are going to buy a small travel camera, why would you want to put your big lenses on it? Defeats the purpose.

I sold my EOS M and purchased the Sony NEX 6. LOVE IT! I rarely pull my 5D Mark 2 out. The NEX 6 smokes the EOS M!

monies, dear, monies!!! esp. if one already has on their shelves about 30 EF great lenses ready to be used a moments' whim; in particular as: [a] AF is more slow than molasses; [b] there is no built-in EVF; [c] no flippy screen either; [d] external controls are skimped over in favor of that obnoxious touch-screen's poke-me-forever UI, so... the system is really not very appealing to jump boats quite now. Also, the M-lenses line is so poor :( !!

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 07:54 UTC
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Rbrt: I liked it better when the map, metadata and description were right beside the photo. Now you have to scroll to see the description and metadata and the maps seem to have disappeared. If you wanted to view the photo on black, all you had to do is click it.

Surely in all that black space they now have they could have at least found a place to put this small amount of information.

the lists of actual cons are too long for this tiny comment window, so lets use the link to same most annoying ones:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/qmusaget/8758628727/

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 11:49 UTC
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