raoulJ

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raoulJ: Hi Roger
Happy to read you !

Is there a chance we'll see some MTF tests for Canon RF lenses some day ?

:-)

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 07:10 UTC

Hi Roger
Happy to read you !

Is there a chance we'll see some MTF tests for Canon RF lenses some day ?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2020 at 14:40 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
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StoneJack: I am interested, what segment Canon is targeting with 8k. Is it video shooters? I doubt, however, that usual YT crowd can actually afford this camera, except maybe Peter McKinnon. My price projection is 6499 - 6999 dollars for body, but I am not a Canon shooter, so I might be wrong. With their recent excellent lenses, could be a killer combo.

If they name it R5, there is a reason.
One may guess what's the target.
Most of the non-sport pro photographers.
Wedding, Fashion, Events, News, ...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 02:51 UTC
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bluevellet: Dual cards with SFexpress and sd card is good. That's what I wanted out of the Z system. Maybe Nikon will deliver next-gen.

In any case, duals cards and IBIS are the only spec bits in this article with actual relevance to stills. :)

With 20fps, the Joystick and the >40Mp.
And possibly the AF too...

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 02:42 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)
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lotzi: Ok, I got it, it is priced right. If it would have been announced at $1699 and lowered later, it would have not made any splash.

Still, what do you people think: who is this camera for? It is a $2400 kit with the native lens. (I don't quite get the idea of buying a $2000 kit with an adapted lens).

-For the 6D owner with a lot of EF lenses? Yes. Buy it body only. Cross-shop with Sony A7II.
-For the 6DII owner? Is there any advantage to buy this? Probably not.
-For the 5D owner? Probably not.
-People upgrading from Canon Rebel? - is this the right entry into full frame mirrorless? - This is probably the most important question. It is a very big price jump, though.
-People upgrading from Canon 7DII - it is not an upgrade.
-Nikon D750, D500, D800 owners? No
-Sony A7x owners? No.
-People who never owned an ILC? - another interesting question.

I am genuinely interested what people think, these are just opinions.

WIthout a proper way to select AF point quickly, A7(R)ii is not usable for me.
Try the select-by-touch of the EOS M50 or R (or, probably, RP)

I own 2 reflexes and a lot of EF lenses.
I used several Sony with adapters, and I now use an M50 with adapter too.
Even if that's getting better with Sony Gen III, there is NO comparison. ALL lenses perform (at least) as well with M50 than on the Canon reflex. With Sony, this is much more random. And the adapters for Sony are way more expensive.

If you want a FF mirrorless to use with Canon glass, that's an interesting option.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:45 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)
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nikkol: Dpreview, please compare it with a7r2 instead of a72 in the full review.

a7r2 is selling $1320 body only in my town, and $2160 with tamron a036 28-75 f2.8

Hi
I have quite a lot of EF lenses, most of them L + several Canon reflexes. Since, this looks interesting to me to have in my daypack and carry everywhere instead of the heavy 5DSR, given size, weight and cost.

Currently, I'm using an M50 for same purpose, but the crop factor is not my cup tea. Very fun to use though. So if this could be a FF alternative, I'd be very happy.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:36 UTC
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photog4u: 2014 A7 II is much better choice at $999.

WIthout a proper way to select AF point quickly, A7(R)ii is not usable for me.
Try the select-by-touch of the EOS M50 or R (or, probably, RP)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:33 UTC
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Anulu: Don't let to fool yourself, for the same price buy a7RII you got so much more value for your money. Or there is a7II what cheaper than RP with IBIS and much better sensor.
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=canon_eos6dmkii&attr144_1=sony_a7rii&attr144_2=sony_a7ii&attr144_3=sony_a6500&attr146_0=100_4&attr146_1=100_4&attr146_2=100_4&attr146_3=100_4&normalization=compare&widget=542&x=-0.16719330339819288&y=-0.9656680696542049

WIthout a proper way to select AF point quickly, A7(R)ii is not usable for me.
Try the select-by-touch of the EOS M50 or R (or, probably, RP)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS RP (763 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Man, when a new camera's most exciting feature is that it's cheap, can you call that an exciting camera?

In 2003, the Canon EOS 300D's main interest was its cost.
Same later with the 5D, first 'affordable' digitl FF camera.
They both marked a milestone.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:25 UTC
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bluevellet: I sense an unusual amount of fear with something as trivial as an entry-level FF camera. :)

WIthout a proper way to select AF point quickly, A7(R)ii is not usable for me.
Try the select-by-touch of the EOS M50 or R (or, probably, RP)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:22 UTC
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KLO82: It always focuses keeping the lenses wide open - then how does evf simulate the DoF?

Yes, some lenses do that.
Low light focus vs no focus breathing.
You have a benefit and a drawback.
Life is all about choices and compromises.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 10:06 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why dpr didn't say the same about first gen A7 ?

Hi. My experience is different: 3 Sony camera (Nex 7, A7R, A6000) - 3 issues.
Back to Canon only,
But I still use the (now repaired) A7R with good old manual focus lenses from time to time. And I was using A6000 before it died (too young) because I love the E 24mm 1.8.
Big waste of hopes and money though. And I'm not the only one with that kind of experience.
So when we speak confidence...

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 10:01 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Why dpr didn't say the same about first gen A7 ?

I've hard time to see why even a first generation of anything couldn't have a proper grip implementation.
It's not like it's something new to the market.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 09:03 UTC
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raoulJ: Every time Canon releases a new camera, that's about the same story: it's bad, it doesn't have this or that, it's a fail, shame on Canon,...
Read comments attached to the DPReview presentation of 5D2, 5D3, 6D, ...
You could pretty much copy/paste them here.
And they finally end up being huge commercial success, and to set the reference against which others compare.
Why ? Because, hey, real people purchase camera with other decision factor than the comments posted here (or on other forums).
Marketing power is one of those, for sure.
But also confidence (based on reputation of reliability and quality) and usability.
Two things that are harder to review indeed (and, that's maybe not this site's role either), but that some of the "higher-speced" competition lacks for sure.

Saying it's their first FF mirrorless seems to mean that we should forgive them some faults.
But is there any "fault" here ?
We have to remember what's the market segment this camera it meant for.
For sure, it's disappointing because we expected more a 5DIV-like camera (I think the DPReview article title is correct about that)...
and we'll have to wait again.
But, as a camera having a price just above (for now) the 6DII, the scope of functionalities is not to bad.
Is the competition doing better ? Maybe. They for sure do somehow differently.
Canon focused on vloggers, which is a marketing choice.
And probably not too stupid a choice...

(Of course, we'll have to wait some full review, to see if there is no real lacking features)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 08:08 UTC
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KLO82: It always focuses keeping the lenses wide open - then how does evf simulate the DoF?

Probably like we did with a good old DSLR ?
By pushing a button ?

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 08:02 UTC

Every time Canon releases a new camera, that's about the same story: it's bad, it doesn't have this or that, it's a fail, shame on Canon,...
Read comments attached to the DPReview presentation of 5D2, 5D3, 6D, ...
You could pretty much copy/paste them here.
And they finally end up being huge commercial success, and to set the reference against which others compare.
Why ? Because, hey, real people purchase camera with other decision factor than the comments posted here (or on other forums).
Marketing power is one of those, for sure.
But also confidence (based on reputation of reliability and quality) and usability.
Two things that are harder to review indeed (and, that's maybe not this site's role either), but that some of the "higher-speced" competition lacks for sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 06:52 UTC as 101st comment | 8 replies
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quiquae: >Neither Sony E nor Nikon Z-mount lenses will ever be an option for use on the EOS R or later cameras, for example.

With only a 2mm flange depth difference, it isn't like the other way around will ever be an option either.

You're probably right.
I was having the same idea about mouting EF lenses to EOS-M.
Since the M mount is smaller, it won't fit.

But, maybe, having an RF lens on a Nikon Z mount is possible. 4mm more flange distance and 2mm wider mount?

Unlikely though.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 04:40 UTC
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quiquae: >Neither Sony E nor Nikon Z-mount lenses will ever be an option for use on the EOS R or later cameras, for example.

With only a 2mm flange depth difference, it isn't like the other way around will ever be an option either.

You're probably right.
I was having the same idea about mouting EF lenses to EOS-M.
Since the M mount is smaller, it won't fit.
But this is if you have Elena of the lens inside the mount.
So maybe having an RF lens on a Ninon Z mount is possiblé. 4mm more flame distance and 2mm wider mount?
Unlikely though.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 04:35 UTC
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DtEW: I'm also perplexed by the choice to go shutter-closed, esp. with a fixed sensor.

Dust is one thing.
Liquid on sensor is also a risk.
This was a problem for me with first Sony, while I was using a lot of manual focus prime lenses, and chanong often.
18mm behind the flange, sensor fully exposed when you swap lenses: that's calling for problems.
I did suggest to close the shutter to Sony at the time.
This is positive, in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 04:08 UTC
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entoman: Why why why did they choose to fit that gimmicky swipe-switch, when the real estate could have been used for a decent AF point toggle ???

Why why why did they have so many AF points that impose too much on the processing power of the CPU, making the whole camera laggy, and limiting burst speed in AF tracking mode to a truly pathetic 3fps ???

Do we really have to wait until the 2020 Olympics for a model that will shoot and focus as fast as a 4 year old 7DMkii ???

If that's using the same touch screen selection method than M50, it's actually pretty fast, easy to use and efficient. Whike looking through the viewfinder.
Faster than joystick in most cases.
You have to select "absolute" method though.
"Relative" is slower.

I admit I never tried with gloves in the cold - no opportunity here yet since the camera was released.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 03:54 UTC
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