Share R5 delivery experience

vjlex

EOS R5
Oct 15, 2011
398
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Osaka, Japan
Quite a journey, but it finally arrived and I unboxed it this morning. I haven't even had a chance to play with it as I have work this morning. All in all, this was not a pleasant experience and I don't see myself doing anything like this again with Canon. Let's hope the next few years of use will make all of the lead up to it fade away.

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Where did you order from Viggo?

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Ordered 29/9-20 and it’s being shipped at the end of the week. Exciting :cool:
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sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
28
26
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Santa Monica
I finally got to unbox mine today and setting it up was a bit of a steep learning curve for me coming from a 5DMk3.

My R5 is the first mirrorless I own and customizing it to my liking has taken longer than I expected.

Still getting used to the exposure simulation.

I’ll upload a few photos in the coming days after I get a chance to try it out a little more.
Finally have had a few opportunities to try eyeAF and other shooting modes and I have to say I am VERY IMPRESSED with the R5. It took me a little while to reconfigure the buttons to make eyeAF work for me. Once you understand what the different AF modes do, it’s a great ride from there.

I’m posting a few full size jpegs I shot with the RF 85 f/1.2 (people pics) ...and the EF 70-200 (birds, moon, and rooster pics).

*** I think the images I uploaded were resized by CR but I’m uploading three crops of the people faces. The eyeAF is INSANE!
 

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scottkinfw

Wildlife photography is my passion
CR Pro
Greeting from France !

After many years reading silently this forum, I decided to register to share my joy (and contribute) : I just received my EOS R5 ant it's amazing !

I ordered it the 9th of july from a french website, 8:10 PM, it has been a long wait. I've spent 2 hours trying it with my cat and it will be a game changer for me :D

Hope you'll all get yours soon (y)
Congrats and welcome!
 
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sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
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Santa Monica
Please tell.
I was having problems differentiating Face Tracking, EyeAF, EyeAF + Tracking until I watched this video and set up the camera buttons like Brett Carlsen did. Hopefully this works for you too. Here’s a link to the video on YouTube.
 

sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
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Santa Monica
I got back from Alaska and my R5 and 100-500 plus batteries were waiting.
I took the R5 out for a spin, and feel like an idiot. I will have to actually read the manual to be able to use it.
Sheesh.
Well, I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
Scott
Just watch videos on YouTube —- they’re way more helpful than the 1,000-page manual
 
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SteveC

R5
CR Pro
Sep 3, 2019
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Just watch videos on YouTube —- they’re way more helpful than the 1,000-page manual
The thousand page manual doesn't explain too many things, it mostly gives you a tour of the menu. Fortunately there are, as you pointed out, YouTube videos. This being far and away the highest-tier camera I've ever owned, I'm going to have to seek an introduction to those AF cases at some point--but not right now! (I'll look when I'm ready.)

I did appreciate the video you did post. I had done about half of what he suggested already but it hadn't occurred to me to link eye AF to the * button. I guess the * function is covered by the shutter button being half down, so that makes sense.
 
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sal7777

From EF to RF
Jul 16, 2020
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The thousand page manual doesn't explain too many things, it mostly gives you a tour of the menu. Fortunately there are, as you pointed out, YouTube videos. This being far and away the highest-tier camera I've ever owned, I'm going to have to seek an introduction to those AF cases at some point--but not right now! (I'll look when I'm ready.)

I did appreciate the video you did post. I had done about half of what he suggested already but it hadn't occurred to me to link eye AF to the * button. I guess the * function is covered by the shutter button being half down, so that makes sense.
Agree with you.
Well, I wish you a great exploration journey with your R5. I’m also going to keep learning more about the different AF cases and, most importantly, do a LOT of testing!

cheers!
 

SteveC

R5
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Sep 3, 2019
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Agree with you.
Well, I wish you a great exploration journey with your R5. I’m also going to keep learning more about the different AF cases and, most importantly, do a LOT of testing!

cheers!
I did as he said (eye focus on the * button), and then to boot set it to animal priority in the menu. So, pushing * should have autofocused on animals in preference to people, but I found while visiting people who have a LOT of animals in the house, that it still preferentially focused on people unless the animal was centered. There must be some bias towards focusing on what's in the center of the frame, even if it's not in accord with the priority selected.

Yes...I was indeed taking cat and dog pictures yesterday. Nothing worth saving, as this was experimenting. But focus was almost always nailed.
 
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Methodical

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 27, 2013
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9
I got on a wait list with a smaller shop and not even 2 weeks later I got a call on September 30th and the R5 was at the door step on October 3rd.
 
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SteveC

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Sep 3, 2019
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Mine came today, with a completely flat battery as well. I never realized just hoooooow slooooooow a baaaaatery chaaaaarges:oops:
I think I was the first person in my city to get an R5, but the guy who was number 2 (he came into the store behind me) already owned some LPe6 style batteries, so he got to take pictures before I did.
 
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Viggo

EOS R5
Dec 13, 2010
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I think I was the first person in my city to get an R5, but the guy who was number 2 (he came into the store behind me) already owned some LPe6 style batteries, so he got to take pictures before I did.
What a bummer o_O

I tried mine last night, but only indoors as it got pitch black outside before the battery was charged . So I got to spend more time setting it up and I was extremely relieved that I could adjust Kelvin with the Mode dial since the R5 doesn’t have the Touch Bar. It is annoying to have to cycle through the EVF info to turn histogram and level on and off compared to touching the Touch Bar either side, but I’ll get used to it.

It seems like a serious camera and finally feels responsive and fast, the R did not. Looking forward to really take it out and have some fun.
 

CanonFanBoy

Real men single speed.
CR Pro
Jan 28, 2015
5,231
3,449
Irving, Texas
What a bummer o_O

I tried mine last night, but only indoors as it got pitch black outside before the battery was charged . So I got to spend more time setting it up and I was extremely relieved that I could adjust Kelvin with the Mode dial since the R5 doesn’t have the Touch Bar. It is annoying to have to cycle through the EVF info to turn histogram and level on and off compared to touching the Touch Bar either side, but I’ll get used to it.

It seems like a serious camera and finally feels responsive and fast, the R did not. Looking forward to really take it out and have some fun.
Love my R for portraits and anything else that's static. For anything moving much? Like my grandson? Just too slow for that. Congrats on the R5, my friend. I will eagerly await what you post with it and salivate as I await your impressions. ;)