Is there any AF Flash illuminator love with the R? Will it work with standard illuminators (where there's a red pattern on the target), or is it hopeless, like Sony cameras?Didn’t notice any lag or flashing so far.
But can someone comment on the low light AF? I’ve tried with the 85 L IS with the standard adapter in it’s not even close to locking in low light... I had to expand the AF area to zone, nothing else would lock. And it was only in my kitchen, nowhere near -6, -4, -2 ev at all...
Indeed it is a red light thing and it worked. I was so surprised when it lit up, didn’t know it had one and I hardly ever use One Shot, lol.Is there any AF Flash illuminator love with the R? Will it work with standard illuminators (where there's a red pattern on the target), or is it hopeless, like Sony cameras?
You don’t by any chance have polarized sunglasses ?I went outside into bright sunlight for a few minutes and, with glasses on, could not see the image on the LCD nor the EVF. I have a different eye shade that works better for glasses, but did not expect a total inability to see the EVF. I have since increased brightness of the EVF, but I have yet to dig out my alternate eyepiece.
I think the issue is both light reflection off of my photo gray glasses which are new to me, and darken a lot in bright light combined with the dimmer viewfinder. I'll try my other non photo gray glasses first.
Why can't I make the dial around the mode button be an exposure comp dial? You can set the control ring on the lens/adapter to exposure comp but not the dial? Seems silly.
I haven’t tried any fast tracking, but AF is so much better than the 1dx for everything slow moving, I get sharpness every time I never got with the 1dx2. Very happy it just works... will be trying some low light soccer shooting this evening, it’s dark, artificial lights (outside), light rain and fast moving subjects, it will answer a few questions I’m sure.
I tried some of that just now and it works, quite simply. I have loads and loads of shots in focus that would have been “almost” with the 1dx2. I love this camera already, seriously. I find that shooting priority and 5 fps yields more shots in focus than with the 1dx2 with tracking priority and 14 fps.... I use the single point or zone and it finds faces and everything looks great.I consider replacing my 1DXII for the EOS R. As much as I love the 1DXII, it is an expensive camera that for me doesn't offer too much over my 5DIV. I don't shoot much action and I don't need many fps. In many situations, I find the 5DIV to suit my needs better.
What I hope to get with the EOS R is larger AF area coverage, and more precise AF-servo when using large aperture lenses.
I would love to get your input on how you think the 1DXII and EOS R compares when shooting kids moving indoors, when trying to get their eyes in focus, at f1.4-f2. Thanks!
I tried some of that just now and it works, quite simply. I have loads and loads of shots in focus that would have been “almost” with the 1dx2. I love this camera already, seriously. I find that shooting priority and 5 fps yields more shots in focus than with the 1dx2 with tracking priority and 14 fps.... I use the single point or zone and it finds faces and everything looks great.
Battery info : 300 shots , 84% left. And I’ve been playing a lot with it too.
No polarization. They do play havoc with LCD displays.You don’t by any chance have polarized sunglasses ?
I tried my 50mm Macro and 100L with the camera briefly, snapping a hand held shot of a couple of flowers that have not yet been frozen this fall. It seemed to AF very well at relatively close distances. I also tried a 55mm Nikkor AI macro with adapter and focus peaking. That was no go, the focus peaking is just not precise enough, or I am moving slightly so I'll need a tripod to check that.I'm very interested in this - please let us know when you have formed a view.
Brian posted his EOS R review: "I have a lot to say about this camera and most of it is very positive."
Did you not read WHY it was soft? It has nothing to do with the raw filesThanks for sharing. Interesting note, which might help explain why the images I took the other day appeared so soft: he compared the R and 5D4 side by side with the 200 f2 IS and the 5D4 image appears a bit crisper. I noticed this with the Nikon comparisons as well; looks like the Z7 output *may* be a bit softer than its D850 counterpart even though they are both 45MP and neither has an AA filter...
Hmm...I admit, I do not like soft output. The 5D4 output is already a bit softer than I would like...I have to do noticeably more USM tweaking with the 5D4 and M6 than I did with prior cameras. If the R is even softer than that......excitement tempered further. but still, it looks like folks are getting awesome results when using the RF 50 1.2 with it. Clearly we haven’t begun to see the real potential of that lens!