The Canon EOS R3 is out in the wild

eosuser1234

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Jul 16, 2013
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The R3 will get in the right hands well before the Olympics. Last thing you want is the best photographers in the world not knowing their way around a new camera for a major sporting event.
 
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DPhotoR

I'm New Here
Oct 7, 2020
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I treat my cameras (and lenses) like I treat my cars. Regular maintenance and drive them until there is no physical way to repair them. Some people prefer new cars...good on them. The new (mirrorless) cameras do not offer anything I need to complete work (at this time). When my Canon bodies die in about 3-5 years, I'll revisit mirrorless. And as someone said in the forum earlier, a simple adaptor is all I'll need to attach the lenses.
 

digigal

Traveling the world one step at a time.
CR Pro
Aug 26, 2014
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I made the switch to the R5 from the mk4 and the only advantage to the DSLR is the longer battery life, and if I’m being honest the placement of the controls was more ergonomic on the mk4. I have larger hands and some carpal tunnel syndrome and it’s sometimes it’s more difficult ergonomically with the smaller form factor giving less room for manipulating the controls. I don’t understand the appeal of a smaller camera body, it’s not like you save that much room in a camera bag but you definitely lose some handling comfort. I am getting used to it though so some of it is muscle memory.
I have very small hands so the smaller R5 form factor has been great for me BUT the teeny, tiny back buttons that I use for different back button focus options are not so great for me because I do most of my shooting in cold weather with thick gloves which means it's almost impossible for me to discriminate the buttons by feel because of their small size. My solution has been to build them up with moldable silicone to be able to feel them through my gloves. The camera was great unmodified when I was not wearing gloves.
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DPhotoR

I'm New Here
Oct 7, 2020
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4
I made the switch to the R5 from the mk4 and the only advantage to the DSLR is the longer battery life, and if I’m being honest the placement of the controls was more ergonomic on the mk4. I have larger hands and some carpal tunnel syndrome and it’s sometimes it’s more difficult ergonomically with the smaller form factor giving less room for manipulating the controls. I don’t understand the appeal of a smaller camera body, it’s not like you save that much room in a camera bag but you definitely lose some handling comfort. I am getting used to it though so some of it is muscle memory.
Ah, make it smaller...
Brings back fond memories of the dot.com era when mobile phones got smaller and smaller. Look where we are today.

Juan you make a good point and maybe the camera body size will eventually find that optimum size. Until then, I leave you with memories of SNL poking fun at how small a cell phone would be.
 

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tiggy@mac.com

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I can't imagine Canon making it 20MP. They wouldn't want it to have the same MP as the much less expensive R6. Since it's a sports camera my guess is 30MP, which would make it more than a 1DX or D6.
The last time a Canon integrated grip body DIDN'T disappoint on megapixels was 2012 with the original 1DX, 9 years ago. And each and every time since, most people on this and other forums predicted a 20-50 percent increase.

So, Lucy has the ball and places it down for the kick. You really want to go for the field goal, Charlie?
 
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tiggy@mac.com

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on the flip side for people like you there are no end of crazy DSLR bargains to be had.
Yeah, Private, I've noticed that. I picked up a couple 6D mark Is for remote camera work out in the woods for <$400 each, with a sensor about as good as the 6D Mark II and the RP. Add a home-brew IR trigger and a piece of canvas clipped over it to keep the weather off, and I'm paying less than a nice game camera.
 

Kuau

I'm New Here
I just can’t understand why Canon is keeping the wraps on the MP count. With the R3 already in the hands of some “pros” I just don’t get it.
Since switching from the original A9 then A9ll to the R5 having those 45mp has been a game changer for me, the ability to crop and now not have to shoot as tight. I mostly Shoot Alpine ski racing
 
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I am not sure why the opinion of this Lee Blease guy is cited - he is working as a photographer only since May (!), as stated in his another tweet. I'd better hear to someone with experience.
 

sulla

EOS RP
Dec 31, 2012
347
136
Austria
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I just keep telling myself that my 5D3 and my 10 EF L lenses are every bit as good as the day I bought them...
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
And every bit more competent for the job than necessary
 

SwissFrank

from EOS 1N to R
Dec 9, 2018
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Why should DLSRs be dead? Only DLSRs are real cameras. A mirrorless camera is just a smartphone camera with a bigger sensor. I might buy one, but only as a second camera. You can't replace an OVF.
Wow, I can't remember the last time I saw an opinion I respect less than yours. Canon has INDEED replaced the OVF, and hasn't made an OVF camera--or lens for one--in years. And you clearly have no understanding of the incredible photographs being made with the RF or other mirrorless camera lines.


Seriously you might as well argue that only film cameras are real cameras. That would sound as intelligent as what you're saying.