You *CAN* do 3(or more or less) - shot exposure bracketing with the R5 with a single press. I have it set up as my main way to shoot. Use the M-fn button and select the 2nd from left choice (for single shot/multi shot/timer delay choices). Choose the multi shot H+ setting (best). Now, with the exposure already set up to do 3(for example) different exposures, just press and *HOLD* the exposure button long enough for the 3 shots to finish (it won't do more than that even though you continue holding the button). DONE! Ta-Da! Note: if you don't hold it long enough to finish the 3 shots then you will have the bad behavior in your next shots that you already mentioned. That's why I use the multi shot H+ setting as it finishes the 3 shots the quickest!
Of course, you are completely right. To ordinary photographers using this camera, we would immediately tell the designers to do it your way (that's my preference too). But we mere users just have to use what they give us, and comment about making it better, and see if the make improvements or not. After all, a quick firmware update can fix that issue, as well as loads of other issues - IF they just looked at what we say, see the benefit in it, and make the firmware changes! Hellllloooo, Canon - can you hear this ?????But that's just it. To *properly* use exposure bracketing, you must NOT be in single shot mode. Yet you can do that. Either: Single shot mode should take three shots when you're doing exposure bracketing, and so should the other modes, OR, you shouldn't be able to do exposure bracketing in single shot mode.
Hellllloooo, Canon - can you hear this ?????
As an alternative to burst mode, if you set the timer (a little annoying sometimes), then the camera will take the bracket series. You can ensure your composition is correct and perhaps hand-hold better. When I do landscapes or nightscapes, I can just click and forget and no matter how long the exposures / number of shots, it will just doing the series...Which reminds me how irritated I was by the way exposure bracketing works in single shot mode. You have to actually press the shutter three times, and if you lose count somehow, or forget you're in that mode, you're never going to figure out why the camera is misbehaving and underexposing then overexposing. Exposure bracketing and white balance bracketing should cause a burst of the proper length even in single shot mode, since you obviously want three or five (or however many) shots. I imagine this is true for focus bracketing too.
Hi,Of course they can't. I can only hope someone that knows where to send such to where someone who can make a decision will actually see it, does so. Because most of the suggestions on this thread are good ones (the others, I don't understand so they may be good too for all I know).
What would also be interesting is whether people would be prepared to pay for some of the features. Just like you had to send back to get C-Log added, would users be prepared to pay for certain features rather than expect it to be free cause they just paid X,000 bucks for the camera?Hi,
My plan is to consolidate the list, ordered by the ones with the most likes/feedback to least, and make it available here. Then we can all post to the proper Canon feedback channels for our regions (if desired).
I also suspect that Canon has people reading threads such as these as well. The more participation we get, the greater the likelihood that they are receptive to the feedback.
The R5 is an awesome camera. It would be great if Canon made it even better by incorporating the ideas from this community of users and others who have valuable insight.
Thanks for your participation!
This will never look good with this kind of camera that uses large optics without a use of a pano rail to put your glass at its nodal point. The lack of rotating about the nodal point of large lenses and parallax cause poor stitches due to bad distortions. This is why professionals creating panos use such rails. A cell phone with its tiny lens does not have this issue because the nodal point is so close to the same point for all applications.Product: R5 and R6
Request: Landscape Panoramic mode that stitches images in-camera
Start tracking requires motion control, unless you suggest some kind of alignment and stack/crop, which software can do much better and would only be marginally useful for deep field anyway, when you could use a real tracker and take minutes long exposures. Not to knock your idea, but it seems best to suggest features that are realistic and possible in the camera by first understanding how things work, or else Canon is likely to ignore- or explain more specifically exactly what you mean.Product: R5 and R6
Request: Astrophotography features, like star tracking/autofocus
The firmware updates are already decided based on feedback from the employees and pro's that tried the cameras over the past few months. It takes 6 months to develop and test firmware upgrades, so rather than delay the introduction further, they plan to add features or fix minor things later. When its extremely urgent, they can do it in two months for a single feature.
Canon does not read this forum to get ideas for firmware from those who have not even used the cameras. A few Canon employees may be reading the forum, but not from Japan. Japan is reluctant to incorporate suggestions from the US users, it takes a lot to get them to listen.
Thanks for your participation. This was an idea that was proposed by another forum member, and posted here for completeness.Start tracking requires motion control, unless you suggest some kind of alignment and stack/crop, which software can do much better and would only be marginally useful for deep field anyway, when you could use a real tracker and take minutes long exposures. Not to knock your idea, but it seems best to suggest features that are realistic and possible in the camera by first understanding how things work, or else Canon is likely to ignore- or explain more specifically exactly what you mean.
Autofocus on stars is already possible and amazing with this camera. Never seen anything like it- even dim starts you can just point and focus, right in the EVF.
I wondered about that, but it's still disappointing to hear. I've lived in Japan for quite a while now. I find companies here to be highly risk adverse, intransigent, and only superficially customer-oriented. I thought with the US being one of their largest camera markets that Canon USA would somehow have a bit more say.That is exactly what the Canon rep told me today. They were happy to take my request for EVF and screen full OFF modes for interval or long exposure, but they said Japan makes the final determination and alluded gently to the fact it could take quite a bit of voice to get heard.
Thanks for the feedback. I spend a lot of time thinking of ways that could make using my camera better, and trying to email or post them to the manufacturers in hopes that someone will take them seriously. Based on what many people, including yourself, have said I can now see that it is a complete waste of time. I'm not going to bother any more trying to make their system better.That is exactly what the Canon rep told me today. They were happy to take my request for EVF and screen full OFF modes for interval or long exposure, but they said Japan makes the final determination and alluded gently to the fact it could take quite a bit of voice to get heard.
Thanks for your feedback on how to shut off the back display with a single button press.That is already possible. I, for example, have configured the "Set" button to "Display Off".