The Canon EOS Ra has been discontinued

David - Sydney

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Canon should get an award for out much they milked that sensor and processor combo.
Making commercial sense to do so though. Fastest way to get a mirrorless body into the marketplace and would have given a lot of profitability to enable R5/R6 R&D completed. Time for a new body though!
 

David - Sydney

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R6a would make much more sense. The resolution of the Ra is already borderline too high for astrophotography.
Agreed. R6a would be a better price point cf R5a as well. R5a would compete with the dedicated/cooled sensor market.
Unless it's aimed at those shooting wide angle starsscapes with tracker.
Would astrolandscapers want good Ha transmission though?
 

AccipiterQ

EOS 90D
Sep 11, 2014
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Please note that Canons Astro-Version "Ra" of the R-body shows strong halos around brighter stars! (Even without any filter) We highly recommend NOT to get a Ra!


I think since then there were some clip filters that mitigate this problem but it shouldn't be there in the first place.

So in my opinion it will not be missed...

What would you use instead?
 

MythPlayer

EOS R
Sep 7, 2021
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Please note that Canons Astro-Version "Ra" of the R-body shows strong halos around brighter stars! (Even without any filter) We highly recommend NOT to get a Ra!


I think since then there were some clip filters that mitigate this problem but it shouldn't be there in the first place.

So in my opinion it will not be missed...
And sensor's "banding" issue
 

AccipiterQ

EOS 90D
Sep 11, 2014
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If I were interested in that type of photography I would probably use a modified 6D.

Any reason you wouldn't use the R5? My to-do list this year includes getting into astrophotography, and I have a 7Dii & R5 already, hoping I could use one of those.
 

tron

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Any reason you wouldn't use the R5? My to-do list this year includes getting into astrophotography, and I have a 7Dii & R5 already, hoping I could use one of those.
Modified R5? Rather overkill. R6 yes if there was a mod service. R5 as is (unmodified) of course as I have one!
 

tbgtomcom

Canon R5 & R6
Aug 24, 2021
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This isn't shocking in the least. It's a niche camera. They couldn't have sold too many of these compared to the rest of the line.