I sometimes run out of reach with a 500mm f/4 Mk II mounted to my 7D Mk II via my 2x converter - 1600mm of effective reach before taking cropping/Pixels Per Duck into account.
There's no such thing as too much reach, and anything which helps obviate being focal length challenged is welcome to me.
I don't see how one is able to get a lens with a 140mm entrance pupil from a lens with a 73mm entrance pupilYou all might be missing the real opportunity here: 800mm f/11 + RF-S speed booster on an RF-S body. Ratchet that image circle down to 1.6 crop, and you now have an effective 1120mm f/8. In fact, that might be the primary reason those f/11 lenses exist.
All I want is that M5ii to match with my M6ii and M100. I have the glass, Sigma Primes, Laowa Macro, Canon 22, Tamron 18-200 - now I just need that M5ii so I can have a flash and EVF.This rumor contradicts a previous rumor on this site from a few weeks ago of two upcoming M cameras (rumored M50 Mark II and M5 Mark II). And today's further rumor of the M50 Mark II means this "high level" APS-C mirrorless camera is more then likely the M5 Mark II, and not an RF based APS-C camera. An M5 Mark II with IBIS, weather sealing, and at least M6 Mark II performance can easily be the successor to the 7D Mark II. Or, will Canon simply make an M5 Mark II and an RF based APS-C camera to satisfy everyone?
I seriously doubt there will be RF-S lenses developed. How many lens mounts could Canon have in the current marketplace? Now there are EF, EF-s, M, and R. Now adding another one? They want to reduce the number of mounts, not increase.I'm struggling with the idea of an RF-S lens. The distance to the sensor from the bayonet would still have to be the same as the RF lens, since the mount/sensor relationship is the same as you'd need in order to maintain compatibility with the full frame lenses. I suppose the rear glass could still come in to the body farther on account of needing a smaller image circle. It would even still mount on a FF variant although it wouldn't cover the whole sensor. I guess you'd be somewhat limited in the size savings as the RF mount is bigger than the EF mount, so the smallest RF lens will still be bigger. But maybe it could work as an ecosystem. Will be exciting to see.
All I want is that M5ii to match with my M6ii and M100. I have the glass, Sigma Primes, Laowa Macro, Canon 22, Tamron 18-200 - now I just need that M5ii so I can have a flash and EVF.
I liked this just for the 'wee wade' commentIf they are doing this, why not give it the R5 body and weather sealing. Forgive me is I am mistaken, but a high end APS-C body would mostly be for wildlife guys with a 100-500mm lens permanently attached and having a wee wade through a humid environment or even a swamp.
I would be happy taking a 7dII or 1D body into the wild, but one with (in Canon's words suggesting inferior) 6 series weather/environmental sealing.
I'm waiting for everything to trickle down into the M300/M400, 32MP, Digic 8 or X and maybe IBIS. I enjoy the M6II, but often it's just slightly to bulky to take with me. Good eye-AF and HEIF would cover most of my use cases for it.
I prefer dedicated crop sensor as I feel the camera and lenses can be lighter and cheaper.Please forgive what is likely a stupid question....
But rather than a dedicated crop sensor camera, could Canon not have a "crop mode" setting for say, the R5 and have it do the same thing a dedicated crop sensor camera does?
Seems that would be the route to go....give you everything you'd want in one body?
45mp+ would be a a lot sweeter...