I don't deal with the biggest store in town, I deal with the best shop in town , a small shop where the owner is still on the floor and loves photography as much today as he did when he was a kid. He had 16 pre sold and only got 4.Where I ordered they had 30 (pre)orders and received 4. I wasn't in the first 4.
Being on the west coast, I set my alarm for 5:30AM to order the R5 once it was announced (I've never participated in a camera "launch" before, so I figured it would be like Apple products that go on sale once they are announced -- not once the presentation starts). As such, I am fairly certain I bought it within the first hour of it being available on B&H (my confirmation email didn't arrive until around 6:03AM). The R5 availability email from B&H arrived at 5:23AM, so at worst I ordered it in the first 40 minutes I believe. Anyways, I guess that was too late because today I received the backorder email from B&H, so I guess I probably won't be getting it until November? I've gone ahead and canceled my RF lens orders, and will probably be returning the only one that's arrived so far -- it doesn't make sense to have them sitting around unused and eating up their one month return period. I'll reorder them closer to the actual ship date in case there's any issues with them that I can't find until actually trying them. At this point I don't know what to want -- if there's going to be some hardware change I guess I prefer to be part of the second batch? Who knows. I have to say that regardless of the product itself, this launch seems... chaotic. The email from B&H seems really vague, saying it is "still backordered", treating it like I purchased an existing item that was clearly marked backordered at the time, instead of the reality of being one of the first to order an item in very short supply and messaging it that way (this portion is of course not Canon's fault, but it's part of a larger weird experience).
No I haven't heard any report of that with only stills. In theory it could IF you heat up the internals enough- the camera does not care what is going on, once it sees a certain temp it shuts down.Just as a sidebar question. Has anybody here read or heard of the R5 overheating doing regular stills photography?
What has me worried is the following scenario:Thanks for the info, already saw this when he first posted it and I immediately ordered a Ninja V. Got hte Ninja V, but my R5 is delayed. However while this gives me limitless 4K60 it still means that if I ever want to use the 4K120 mode I must do so at the start of a shooting day, otherwise the accumulated heat buildup will already be too much for the camera to even start recording.
My camera has no CFexpress card in it. It has one video mode available that it shouldn't have (according to the manual) and no 8K modes available (even though the manual says one should be), table page 904. (It would also be nice if a URL was given for "Refer to the Canon Website" as I searched in vain for that information last night so I could make an informed decision which CFexpress card to buy. I eventually found another copy of this very same table, telling me to refer to the Canon Website, which is where I already was.)I pre-ordered the R5 for its stills capability, so I'm not cancelling, but I would very much appreciate a firmware update and/or updated manuals to make it more predictable before it gets delivered.
I am WTF on that one indeed. Was looking for a nice copy of 400/2.8 IS IIThanks for pointing that out. If this isn’t the death knell for phasing out EF lenses, I don’t know what is.
That 400 2.8 IS vII...sorry 70-200 2.8 vII...out of luck...A lot of people with EF lenses are going to be like WTF?
maybe a paintjob for the EOS R5?I have been told that Canon is actively working on solutions to increase record times and reduce cooldown times. What those solutions are is unknown at this point. I imagine part of it is firmware, but are they also looking at a hardware fix?
I tested my 400 2.8 IS II and it works pretty good, probably not "quite" as fast as the vIII but its pretty snappy so I'm not as concerned as I was before.I am WTF on that one indeed. Was looking for a nice copy of 400/2.8 IS II
I don't understand why that is not the default setting for the joystick. Why would anyone want to have to push the button forst, then move the joystick? Its not like a button that gets accidently pushed or anything. I have used my 7dii like this since day 1 and never had a problem.Thank you I was just trying to sort that out. As a R user I do like the touch and drag but it is nice to have the option!!!!
I think Canon is promoting the touch and drag because R users got used to doing that. I still prefer using the screen now as I find it is quicker and more accurate for me. There is really should be a question during the setup asking if you are DSLR user or R/RP user and set the Camera accordingly.I don't understand why that is not the default setting for the joystick. Why would anyone want to have to push the button forst, then move the joystick? Its not like a button that gets accidently pushed or anything. I have used my 7dii like this since day 1 and never had a problem.
Never owned a camera with a joystick before. I keep going to the dial to try to work the menu.I don't understand why that is not the default setting for the joystick. Why would anyone want to have to push the button forst, then move the joystick? Its not like a button that gets accidently pushed or anything. I have used my 7dii like this since day 1 and never had a problem.