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 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.
Congrats and welcome!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
Hope you'll all get yours soon
Just watch videos on YouTube —- they’re way more helpful than the 1,000-page manualI 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.
Well, I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
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.)
Agree with you.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.
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.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!
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.Mine came today, with a completely flat battery as well. I never realized just hoooooow slooooooow a baaaaatery chaaaaarges
What a bummerI 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.
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.What a bummer
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.