Canon EOS-R5 images

H. Jones

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Hey y'all,

Since my EOS R5 just arrived, I figured we could get this thread started. Will post some experiences/images here.


Here's a few quick images with my EOS R5, using the RF-EF control ring adapter, the EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II, 1.4x teleconverter, and the 1.6x crop mode to get effectively 900mm F/8 at 17 megapixels. Shot in the 20 FPS silent shutter mode, with animal eye detection tracking autofocus. This seriously feels like cheating--the camera perfectly tracks the birds around the frame even when they're in flight, I'm blown away. Still 5000 pixels left to crop with in the 1.6x crop mode, too, which gives even more flexibility.

I'm not finding too much offensive rolling shutter distortion with the electronic shutter here. Definitely a little less dynamic range when raising the shadows, but there's really no blackout or lag in the viewfinder and I'd totally feel comfortable shooting electronic shutter in this kind of photography. It's a lot easier to track subjects in the viewfinder at 20 FPS than it is with the mechanical shutter, in my experience so far.

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Bert63

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Would love to hear about the autofocus on the 100-400L II and 1.4III, and would love to see these full resolution.

Compared to my 5D4 I found the EOS-R to be slower using the same lens combo - was curious how you would rate the R5.
 
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H. Jones

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Would love to hear about the autofocus on the 100-400L II and 1.4III, and would love to see these full resolution.

Compared to my 5D4 I found the EOS-R to be slower using the same lens combo - was curious how you would rate the R5.
I've previously mainly used the 100-400L II and 1.4x with my 1DX Mark II, that's always been fast and snappy to me, but I would say the R5 at the moment has blown me away. Previously I'd shoot with the 1DX2 in servo without using the tracking focus and just trying to track birds with the center point on expansion mode, but on the R5 so far today I've been entirely shooting with the subject/animal eye detection tracking focus. I love that you can use the joystick-selected autofocus point anywhere in the frame to select the subject you want to track-- it works ridiculously well.

As for focus speed, there were multiple times that these smaller birds would zip in and out of the frame and the camera was able to keep up with them zipping around as it tracked them. I wouldn't call any of this slow, even at 560mm f/8. Really, really impressed.
 

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I've previously mainly used the 100-400L II and 1.4x with my 1DX Mark II, that's always been fast and snappy to me, but I would say the R5 at the moment has blown me away. Previously I'd shoot with the 1DX2 in servo without using the tracking focus and just trying to track birds with the center point on expansion mode, but on the R5 so far today I've been entirely shooting with the subject/animal eye detection tracking focus. I love that you can use the joystick-selected autofocus point anywhere in the frame to select the subject you want to track-- it works ridiculously well.

As for focus speed, there were multiple times that these smaller birds would zip in and out of the frame and the camera was able to keep up with them zipping around as it tracked them. I wouldn't call any of this slow, even at 560mm f/8. Really, really impressed.

Sounds great to me. I live at 560mm @ f8 almost exclusively so this is great news. Thanks you very much for responding.

What isn’t so great (for me) is that I’ll likely talk to B&H tomorrow and if they say that I missed the first wave of cameras then I’ll cancel and wait until the spring to get one.

I live in the PNW and waiting until November or even later to get this camera body doesn’t make any sense. Then again, maybe tomorrow will bring good news but I’m very doubtful.
 
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Didn't want to have the first picture be something totally mundane, so I took the R5 plus my 100-400 L to Garden of the Gods park. Not the best light but not the worst, either. The only other full frame lenses I own are the 40 pancake, 50 1.4, and 85 1.8; I took the 40 with me to have a very different focal length.

First picture is reduced to 800 x 534 pixels (from 8192 x whatever). 40mm 1/160 sec, iso 100 f/7.0 according to exif

I guess the second picture (which is a 100 percent crop of the original) could go into Birds in Flight. But I see my focus wasn't tack sharp, so I'll just duck for cover now.

I did nothing to the camera, really, other than switch to Fv mode. I didn't have back button focus set up yet or anything like that, and it was pretty much focusing on whatever it felt like focusing on. I even forgot to switch to Large + RAW.
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Thanks to those who will be posting here. This is worth more than reading manuals. For me personally, I have a hunch that the 1DX2 won't enthuse much anymore given the animal tracking and decent FPS. The value of investing in bodies compared to lenses is well known but the lure of new bodies is very strong - that's life. The only downside for me is in the 2 body scenario with the 1DX2 being heavier than I'd prefer. I really want to see what 8K frame grabs are like for BIF but I see a problem - overheating while waiting for the moment. 45 MPs with the new AF is just so exciting for us croppers but will it be usable with 400 X2 or will 400 X1.4 be plenty anyway?

Jack
 
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Thanks to those who will be posting here. This is worth more than reading manuals. For me personally, I have a hunch that the 1DX2 won't enthuse much anymore given the animal tracking and decent FPS. The value of investing in bodies compared to lenses is well known but the lure of new bodies is very strong - that's life. The only downside for me is in the 2 body scenario with the 1DX2 being heavier than I'd prefer. I really want to see what 8K frame grabs are like for BIF but I see a problem - overheating while waiting for the moment. 45 MPs with the new AF is just so exciting for us croppers but will it be usable with 400 X2 or will 400 X1.4 be plenty anyway?

Jack
The 1DXII never enthused me in the past because of its weight, low Mpx and cost - great for sports people, but not for me. I've been shooting with 50 Mpx for over 4 years with the 5DSR, and for speed 10 fps with the same resolution on the 7DII for even longer. Glenn Bartlett has used the 7DII throughout, and he's a pro.
 
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H. Jones

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Not to turn this into a goldfinch thread, but these finches have been eating sunflowers in the neighbor's yard and making it far too easy and fun to photograph them.

This shot: ISO 1600, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II at 400mm, F/5.6, 1/2500th, 1.6x crop mode, electronic shutter, EF-RF control ring adapter.
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I probably could have shot this full frame at 560mm instead of 400mm at 1.6x, but I shot about 1200 images of these guys and figured I'd save some space. Will probably do some comparisons of the quality difference between using a lower ISO at 400mm F/5.6 in crop mode, versus a higher ISO to shoot 560mm f/8 in full frame. I'd definitely expect full-frame F/8 at a higher ISO would be better.

It's also been very cloudy and rainy, so obviously the results would be even better with some more light.
 

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I probably could have shot this full frame at 560mm instead of 400mm at 1.6x,
Depending on how it is implemented, I think the crop mode may have an even better rolling shutter performance when using the silent shutter, since it is reading less pixels potentially. It really depends on the implementation though. On the M6 II, the high speed crop mode Definitely reads only the central pixels, otherwise it should not have the speed it does (30 fps 18 MP).
 

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Here's another image from my trip to Garden of the Gods on Thursday:

400mm (shot with a 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 L II), 1/400th of a second, f/6.4 (the EXIF apparently records an EV and translates it back to aperture) ISO 200 (I had the camera in Fv mode and that's what it selected).

First reduced from 8192 pixels across to 800 (and height reduced accordingly)

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And now for a 100% crop centered on the rock climber.

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Jack Douglas

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Quick hike with some ospreys today.

ISO 400, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II + 1.4x extender, 560mm, F/8, 1/3200th of a second, electronic shutter 20 FPS. Cropped to 3700x2468 pixels from the 5088x3392 pixels of the 1.6x crop mode.

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Seems like a very capable camera; you've got to be impressed - was the AF camera selected? How about the others in the sequence?

Jack
 
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Seems like a very capable camera; you've got to be impressed - was the AF camera selected? How about the others in the sequence?

Jack
AF was using the animal-eye detection autofocus, gave me absolutely no issues except when the Osprey was way, way too far away even for the 1.6x crop mode, in which it was starting to get lost among the trees and other foliage. In that scenario, I missed an image of it attempting to catch a fish as the R5 briefly back-focused, but even if I had caught an image, the resolution probably would have been around 700 pixels, so that was totally pushing it beyond anything reasonable, and I doubt I would have used that image anyway.


Another image from when the Osprey was headed to its nest, earlier in the sequence. Followed through to the landing and didn't miss a beat.
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Jack Douglas

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AF was using the animal-eye detection autofocus, gave me absolutely no issues except when the Osprey was way, way too far away even for the 1.6x crop mode, in which it was starting to get lost among the trees and other foliage. In that scenario, I missed an image of it attempting to catch a fish as the R5 briefly back-focused, but even if I had caught an image, the resolution probably would have been around 700 pixels, so that was totally pushing it beyond anything reasonable, and I doubt I would have used that image anyway.


Another image from when the Osprey was headed to its nest, earlier in the sequence. Followed through to the landing and didn't miss a beat.
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Thanks for the information. Not sure when I'll be an owner but I'm thinking I'll be a very happy owner.

Jack
 
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Here are some images using my new R5. Overall, could not be happier. Great AF performance include animal eye AF on BIF. I mean really? It was not long ago AF did not exist and new we are shooting with Animal Eye AF; just wow! Image quality and detail is just stunning. No rolling shutter issues at all using electronic shutter on BIF. EVF is awesome with no delay or blackout for tracking. I am more than pleased to this point.
 

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Jack Douglas

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Here are some images using my new R5. Overall, could not be happier. Great AF performance include animal eye AF on BIF. I mean really? It was not long ago AF did not exist and new we are shooting with Animal Eye AF; just wow! Image quality and detail is just stunning. No rolling shutter issues at all using electronic shutter on BIF. EVF is awesome with no delay or blackout for tracking. I am more than pleased to this point.
Seeing you so happy actually makes me happy!:)

Jack