The change from FD to EF was a major change going from manual focus to AF. This time around, not only is Canon continuing to make EF lenses, but they work perfectly with the new R cameras. Not only that, but Canon has made 3 (not just one) adapter so that your EF lenses actually GAIN in usability. 3 of 4 lenses released for the "R" series are top of the line professional lenses that are not particularly high priced based on their level of performance.In speaking the truth, I know Canon very well based their past history.
Canon will phase out all EF lenses because they want to start with RF lenses to make a real windfall profitable. They did in 1989 when Canon phased out FD/FDn lenses very quickly and forced photographers to use EF lenses with higher prices. Now, RF lenses are more expensive. It is a good time to protest against Canon for their unprofessional and greedy behavior. Do not buy Canon R series and any RF lenses then they will clean up their business behavior by customers.
THIS. Me being a 1DX2 owner, I would hesitate to buy a first gen R-DX (or whatever they're gonna call it). the 1DX2 is a HUGE body but when you have the big whites on it or even just a 70-200, it feels right. I wouldn't really want a smaller body.That's what everyone always says but it simply isn't true. Few serious photographers would ever buy an A9 over a 1dx or d5. So canon will i troduce their 'flagship' model when it suits them. They have already outdone sony with the eos r for anyone that understands what they are getting. The mount alone makes a Sony second rate let alone the glass that canon has and will produce for the new system. I shouldn't need to mention ergonomics but obviously sonys are s#@t and canons are great. The other details make little difference unless you spend all you time watching youtube videos instead of taking photos.the only camera they are not currently matching is the A7r3 and that wont be far away.
I actually slow down my max FPS on my 1DX2 depending on what I'm shooting. at 14fps, you blow through a lot of frames which just become a pain to sortI would hate it. It's bad enough having to sort through 1000 shots taken a 10fps. I wouldn't want to go through 2000 to pick the 5 or 10 that i would use. Obviously for a working pro it is a different matter but i wouldn't use 20fps even if my camera had it. 15 max.
The 1Dx M2 has live view which I believes will AF/Track at 16 FPS. Though agree that 1Dx M group will be cautious. especially since the body will be over $6,000. Though Canon may be introduce a something between 5D and 1Dx to test the waters and get people use to ML.my guess is:
* 1DX-III as DSLR (Cano cant get fps+AF tracking done in mirrorfree yet) and it is for an especially conservative user niche
* EOS "R5" hi-rez model with 50+ MP, no 5DS/R II DSLRs
* EOS "R6" as entry model, no 6D III
* 7D III as DSLR; conservative birder/wildlife user group and Canon not likely to bring crop-sensored EOS R models any time soon. no more 7D IV though.
now let's see what we get
DAK723 - you are a bit harsh but agree with you. The changed from FD to EF was a complete change that was required for AF. I think the change to ML will be slower and less dramatic.The change from FD to EF was a major change going from manual focus to AF. This time around, not only is Canon continuing to make EF lenses, but they work perfectly with the new R cameras. Not only that, but Canon has made 3 (not just one) adapter so that your EF lenses actually GAIN in usability. 3 of 4 lenses released for the "R" series are top of the line professional lenses that are not particularly high priced based on their level of performance.
If you don't like Canon, fine - don't buy their products. But don't make up false and unsubstantiated claims against them.
Actually... In this case you get a camera a few generations old that never sold which, I suppose, is getting what you paid for heheIn this case you get a not nearly world class camera, but one which meets the criteria of fullframe sensor and mirror free, and costs less than the threshold price, in a diminutive package no less
yes, Sony Alpha 7 (1st gen) is a good demonstration that FF goodness does not necessarily require large cameras.In this case you get a not nearly world class camera, but one which meets the criteria of fullframe sensor and mirror free, and costs less than the threshold price, in a diminutive package no less
They could M50 the R... no DPAF 4kI'm one of the very very few people here, who would be happy with an entry level camera, for multiple reasons. However, I do wonder how it would be lower end? Build quality yeah, Rebel class I suppose. But the FPS and other things I would certainly not want lower than the R... so I wonder what it would go.
that's exactly what i expect. EOS "R6", 24MP standard DP-AF sensor, nerfed-down pseudo-4k, USD/€ 1500.Basically, a true 6DII conversion to R, with lip service to 4k video. I think for $500 less, it could be a wi
Exactly. I'd pre-order a FF-sensored "R50". Ideally with no video capture at all. i never use top-LCd (what for on camera ms with EVF and fully articulated main display?). i would not miss the really-wrong M-fn slider bar.No top lcd, no twin dials, no touch bar (not saying it should even be included ever again), lower-end EVF, smaller battery, less customization... for 999€. Needs f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom to go with it too.
Edit. wait did I just describe FF M50?