I'm also confused and concerned. When we get out of the deep freeze I will head over to the camera shop with my 400. Good to hear about the 70-200 because that would get used, but can you comment on adding an extender?That article is really strange compared to my experience with the R. Granted, my biggest lens is the 70-200 2.8, but with fast primes, I have been consistently impressed by the AF accuracy and low light ability on the R. It's really the one thing that makes me stick with the R and not go back to the 5D4.
Maybe this is different when you get into the big white lenses? I'm really confused by this. The one thing the author hates about the R is the one thing I think it does really well.
Ooh. That doesn't sound very good for me. What a shame. I'll have a report from the camera shop in due course once it warms up here.I got to speak to my first hands on user/owner of the R last night. He likes the camera but rates the AF in the 5D MkIII range until the subject gets smaller and/or further away and/or moves faster, then he said it breaks down pretty quickly. For closer people sized subjects the AF is amazing, but he didn’t even try it as a spare body for well illuminated sports as he felt it wasn’t up to the job.
I'm tempted to buy the R but will not unless I can have the adapter before mid March. Has anyone any inside knowledge on what's up with that item?
Hi Sue, I sure am and I have until about March 20th to get camera and kit lens and adapter. I got great deals on my 1DX2 and 400 DO through Canon Price Watch (ultimately it was linked to Camera Canada), like close to $1000 off each one but that was not in the first year of availability. New camera's have very little discount.
I've pretty much decided to buy the R with RF 24-105 L as a kit since my daughter now wants it.
I'll check Henry's internet page. Thanks very much!
Take a look at the Canon web site, they still list Feb 28 as the availability date.It hasn't arrived out west here just yet or maybe it came and is not in the system yet.
Anyone know if the adapter will take a separately purchased polarizing filter or are the bodies actually different? Would seem dumb for this not to be the case but ... many say "dumb Canon".
I’ve pretty much decided to buy the RP with RF 24-105 kit (which comes with the vanilla adapter) and the ND drop in adapter. The catch is that I’m leaving for a trip on Sunday 3/3 (Jack, I’ll be one province west of you). Wonder if everything will arrive in time? Of course, at this point the forecast is for snow/rain the whole week I’m there, so it may be a moot point.I have until about March 20th to get camera and kit lens and adapter.
I've pretty much decided to buy the R with RF 24-105 L as a kit
They now list the ND separate, it’s $70 more than the ND adapter; as you point out, the CPL is cheaper with the adapter, too. I suppose I’ll just buy both adapters.Take a look at the Canon web site, they still list Feb 28 as the availability date.
The specification page does not say that it takes a standard 52mm screw in filter, so I'd get the one you need, the drop in Circular polarizing filter goes for $310 bare, so it costs less when bought with the adapter assembly. They don't list a separate ND filter, just the assembly. Canon could possibly tell you, but I wonder???