I think it's safe to say we can put to rest the idea that IBIS will be coming in a Canon DSLR. It does not look like the EOS-1D X Mark III will be equipped with it and that IBIS will be reserved for the EOS R system, at least for now. Nikon will apparently be putting IBIS in the upcoming D6 and anonymous sources may have just figured Canon was going to do it too, especially after an IBIS patent showing a DSLR drawing appeared back in July.
Canon executives are now telling folks in the media that they are “considering” a high-end EOS R body with dual card slots and IBIS.
A representative with Canon told Digital Camera World with careful wording that a Canon is “considering” making an high-end EOS R camera.
There’s a high-end EOS R in consideration,” said Canon UK’s product intelligence consultant, David Parry. “So we are considering bringing a high-end EOS R to the market.
I think it's safe to say they are well past the point of “considering” making such a camera and that one is in advanced development. A timeline is unknown, but I wouldn't be shocked to see it come after the EOS-1D X Mark III is officially announced and shipping.
After that, time to conquer all the f/1.2L primes!
It might be me not understanding English well enough, but I read that as 2 separate things: The high-end RF will have 2 card slots. And they are developing IBIS. The high-end RF will probably have that, but I don't read that. IBIS could come sooner or later than the high-end RF
TBH using adapted EF glass is the way right now. The RF50, 85 and 28-70 are the only RF lenses really worth using. The other offerings are only equal to the existing EF glass. Not better.
I'm glad you both said that because I've been thinking about how this would all play out with my EF glass. I'll probably move to full-frame mirrorless when this R body comes out, but I have a decent collection of EF glass (L 2.8 trinity, a few fast primes, tilt-shift, macro, etc). I have no idea what the resale market is for EF lenses, as I've kept all the lenses I've purchased. If anybody has experience selling their EF glass, please feel free to chime in. I don't mind using an adapter, but I'd also like to take advantage of the size benefits of native RF glass.
Interesting! You're right, that seems to be the case. I never looked up the specs, just figured they'd be smaller and / or lighter. That actually makes me feel a bit better. If I want, I can move to a FF mirrorless body and not feel like my current EF lens collection is so much bigger than native RF, hanging off the front of an R body. I can move to RF native for image quality purposes or to get image stabilization if I feel that's necessary going forward. Thanks.
Agreed, and yeah, I just don't see how much longer they can hold out when 1) everyone else is offering it, and 2) their best and fastest lenses aren't stabilized.
The high end RF glass is not cheap, but it is in line with what Sony/Nikon is asking for their 2.8 zooms. More 1.8 prime options would be very welcome.
I tried the RF 15-35 and 24-70 and shot a bunch of raw files. In the center the sharpness is essentially the same but it does have better corner performance. Plus, the focus is even faster due to nano usm and probably more accurate than adapted glass. Plus IS is a very good addition too.
In my case I’d like to get that 24-70 and 70-200; I do use them to make a living so a purchase is easier justified