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Canon official announces the EOS R, what are your thoughts? Are you buying one?

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rebel_rfd wrote:
Sep 6th, 2018 4:03 pm
That combo will excel the 5D3 but it will also be heavier than a traditional Sony + native lens (Sony, Zeiss).

Not sure what Canon is smoking with the EOS R line. The bodies are lighter but larger than Sony and the R lenses are even heavier.

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You can really compare the size of the lens, both the 50mm and the 28-70mm have larger apertures, they will be bigger for sure. The 24-105mms are very similar in size.
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Turns out I liked the first R quite a bit. As a long time canon shooter we’ve been waiting for a mirrorless 5D4 since before the 5D4. It’s so damn good. On paper it’s good but in the hands and in operation it’s a nice ass camera.
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Turns out I liked the first R quite a bit. As a long time canon shooter we’ve been waiting for a mirrorless 5D4 since before the 5D4. It’s so damn good. On paper it’s good but in the hands and in operation it’s a nice ass camera.
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I think the EOS-R is a interest offering. I think the price point is alright - reasonable for a canon - obv not better value than a A7III cuz of the features. But atleast its not crazy like Nikon mirrorless, those are crappy non pro bodies at D850 pricing where ppl would just buy D850 still.
Still has all the Canon defects like bad video , but atleast better compression format ... Rofl. The stupid smart bar is a total failure though. But the redeeming factor is that Canon lens line up for this new system is PRO TIER ... LIKE a ZOOM F2 .. unheard of ... GAME CHANGING .. sharpest 50 1.2. GRip is better than Sony. balance is probably better lens to body ratio even though the lens is HUGE. Focus is better on SONY atm still.

Not sure why ppl care about Mirrorless weight. You can't notice a weight savings between a DSLR and mirrorless with PRO lens on it. I actually find Sony heavier over time when carrying it since the balance is all off compared to DSLR.

Sure Nikon mirrorless has pretty much all the features they can throw at it in video but it still an entry lvl camera with crappy lenses and no reason for nikon shooters to jump to mirrorless.


Overall I;m super surprised all the youtubers put Canon EOS-R as last place. I feel like there is very exciting future proof system. sure its not PRO lvl system with 1 sd slot...but maybe they will release a PRO model with the adjustments. But they really need to change sensor and fix cropped 4k ...
I don't regret getting an A7III, but if they had eOS-r released at the same time earlier this year I probably would have gotten the Eos-R just cause I'm in the canon eco-system.

Major growing pains were probably the EVF being so trash... people needed to stress it more for the a7iii... I probably should have have gotten the A7Riii as I'm not confident at all with the EVF. The ego / grip is quite bad even though I have small hands I tend to hold it with 2 to 3 fingers at a time probably need a battery grip, it doesn't sit right with pro lens and flash on it. I wish there was DSLR sized Mirrorless cameras, I don't care about space savings it's just the same hassle to travel with.
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andy28 wrote:
Nov 8th, 2018 11:54 pm
I think the EOS-R is a interest offering. I think the price point is alright - reasonable for a canon - obv not better value than a A7III cuz of the features. But atleast its not crazy like Nikon mirrorless, those are crappy non pro bodies at D850 pricing where ppl would just buy D850 still.
Still has all the Canon defects like bad video , but atleast better compression format ... Rofl. The stupid smart bar is a total failure though. But the redeeming factor is that Canon lens line up for this new system is PRO TIER ... LIKE a ZOOM F2 .. unheard of ... GAME CHANGING .. sharpest 50 1.2. GRip is better than Sony. balance is probably better lens to body ratio even though the lens is HUGE. Focus is better on SONY atm still.

Not sure why ppl care about Mirrorless weight. You can't notice a weight savings between a DSLR and mirrorless with PRO lens on it. I actually find Sony heavier over time when carrying it since the balance is all off compared to DSLR.

Sure Nikon mirrorless has pretty much all the features they can throw at it in video but it still an entry lvl camera with crappy lenses and no reason for nikon shooters to jump to mirrorless.


Overall I;m super surprised all the youtubers put Canon EOS-R as last place. I feel like there is very exciting future proof system. sure its not PRO lvl system with 1 sd slot...but maybe they will release a PRO model with the adjustments. But they really need to change sensor and fix cropped 4k ...
I don't regret getting an A7III, but if they had eOS-r released at the same time earlier this year I probably would have gotten the Eos-R just cause I'm in the canon eco-system.

Major growing pains were probably the EVF being so trash... people needed to stress it more for the a7iii... I probably should have have gotten the A7Riii as I'm not confident at all with the EVF. The ego / grip is quite bad even though I have small hands I tend to hold it with 2 to 3 fingers at a time probably need a battery grip, it doesn't sit right with pro lens and flash on it. I wish there was DSLR sized Mirrorless cameras, I don't care about space savings it's just the same hassle to travel with.
Very fair and good evaluation
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a7iii is not a pro body, it's their mainstream offering into full-frame

a9 series is where your criticisms would be more appropriate, even if they are still valid

absolutely agree with you mirrorless handling/balance sucks on full-frame, but it truly shines on crop

haven't played with the new ff mirrorless from panny/canon/Nikon...any reason why you're shitty on the Nikon so much? On paper it looks to be built ground-up like the original a7 in 2013, whereas EOS-R is a half-hearted effort from the 5D series (they seem to want to commit, but also don't want to fully convert their extremely well established fan base, if that makes sense)
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