gimp_dad

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  • For now almost every EF lens performs better on the R system than it did on the EF bodies. So that's a good starting point. I was already very happy with the EF85/1.4LIS with my 5D4 and 1DX3 but it ...
  • Probably depends on which of the lenses you'll attach it to but both of the TCs work well. Much better than the EF Mark III versions. Contrast and resolution are both maintained far better than ...
  • Replied in RF85/2IS STM
    OP asked for a portrait lens that was a good value, not a general purpose lens. There aren't many low cost zooms I'd recommend specifically for portraits.
  • My seat-of-the-pants assessment is that of bodies in fairly recent history the ones with the most moire given use of a very sharp lens that isn't stopped down too far is (1) Nikon Z7 (2) Canon 5DSR
  • Replied in RF85/2IS STM
    The $599 RF85/2IS STM lens is an excellent value that should deliver excellent portrait results and is small and easy to use.  It's also ultra sharp and supports half macro (0.5x magnification) ...
  • I see no reason the mechanical shutter should be slower than the 14fps of the M6II.  The relatively outdated e-shutter readout rate will require it to rely heavily on MS in order to be credible as ...
  • At least the R5 has CFExpress. With a fast card it can shoot over 5 seconds of shots at 20fps. Unfortunately the fastest SDXC cards cost as much as a CFExpress card per GB but only give you one ...
  • You talking AUD or USD? $2900 USD if it is an APSC R6 is a non-starter.  If it's an APSC R5 (build quality, EVF, LCD, knobs/buttons, CFExpress -- but rumor already says it's dual SDXC), then maybe ...
  • Haha. Posted the same assumptions and price at the same time as you did. :-) That spec and price makes the most sense to me. If they deliver those features at around $2k USD, there will be a lot of ...
  • My guess is that it's basically an R6 with an M6II sensor and shutter (15fps rather than 14fps difference could be explained by slight structural and power delivery improvements). Thus it would ...
  • Lots of nice shots. Thanks for sharing!
  • E-shutter on the R5 takes ~1/60s to read no matter what your shutter speed is set to.  Almost all lights that run on 60Hz power will have 120Hz flicker (negative and positive lobe of the power ...
  • No. The R5 e-shutter readout is 1/60s just like the R6. And the R6 is 20MP, not 24. Maybe you're confusing some specs between the R3 and the R6. The R3 has about 1/200s e-shutter readout and is 24MP.
  • Agreed. I got the RF50/1.2L the day it first shipped. That with the R came to be the defining greatness of the RF system to me. So fast, so accurate and AF box could be immediately placed anywhere ...
  • No, I haven't tried the EF85/1.4LIS in a ballet production.  I think the issues with hunting with the EF85/1.4LIS were in conditions even darker than the ballet stage but I will try it out again ...
  • I have all 3 of the lenses you mention along with the R5 and the R3. My response is based on my experiential assessment of speed and I haven't done any stopwatch comparison.  In terms of AF speed ...
  • Thanks for sharing your results.  I didn't even know this lens existed.  Seems to do a decent job minimizing flare (as per the first image) unlike the Laowa 14/4. Although the Laowa is so nice and ...
  • I agree that the budget primes are surprisingly good. And your point about skill setting up the shot makes a lot of sense. I haven't had much luck with the 35/1.8 or the 50/1.8 for portraits but I ...
  • Took a walk at lunch yesterday. Was very windy. These were two that had colors I found to be interesting.
  • In my experience the RF24-105/4LIS takes better portraits than all of the above. Better color, saturation, bokeh. Obviously there are lenses that are even better but you don't want to take those. ...
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