In the next few months/years Canon will release a lot of new RF lenses (and bodies) to establish this MILC system against Nikon and Sony in the market.Just wonder whether Canon will stopped develop EF lens line up any time soon?
But even if there are really no EF/EF-S lenses anymore I don't see any reason to hurry and react in panic.If yes, perhaps time to jump ship to R or others mirrorless?
Canon’s head of imaging product development explicitly stated that DSLR and EF lens development would continue in parallel with mirrorless. Not sure why you’re ‘stuck’.I’m stuck now as I not sure whether I should continue invest in EF lens since the future is obvious the RF lens...
I’m stuck now as I not sure whether I should continue invest in EF lens since the future is obvious the RF lens...
I have a R, but have yet to buy any RF lenses. Many who own R's also own DSLR's and will continue to buy and use EF lenses simply because they work on both. Canon is certainly hoping that buyers will select R cameras in the future, but t will be years before any significant number are out in general use. I expect new EF lenses will be released for at least 10 years, but it could be longer if buyers keep on wanting them.
RF lenses are the future, but its pretty far off for now.
I've been using my 5D MK IV alongside my R, I like both, but the MK IV is definitely the better camera.
With FD to EF, Canon stated they were switching and would stop making FD lenses (although in fact, they did make one more). With EF and RF, Canon states they will continue to develop both. See the difference?...this meant Canon is seriously moving towards to mirrorless just as what they did during 80s with the EF mount announcement.
With FD to EF, Canon stated they were switching and would stop making FD lenses (although in fact, they did make one more). With EF and RF, Canon states they will continue to develop both. See the difference?
My guess is that most buyers of the R either have EF lenses that they will be using, or will still be buying EF lenses over the next year or two. There just aren't enough RF lenses yet.
It depends a lot on if you really want any of the new RF lenses. If so, you might seriously consider the R. If not, and you usually own a camera for 5 years or less, than there is no reason not to get the 5D IV now and then go R in the future if you want.
I shot with my R and my 5D MK IV last week, over 1000 shots each in low light that went to ISO 40000. The AF using the R had fewer misses, but both were very good. At the very high ISO's, blowing out highlights was a big issue, I used a -1 ec or even more, and still got a lot of blown highlights, usually where I was at a wide angle and there was a light near the edge of the shot. Its easy to boost the exposure by a stop in post processing. This was the same for both cameras.
At the price differential of $600, I'd get the R. Unless you are doing fast moving subjects like birds in flight, its equally good, and its value will be higher in another 2 years because the 5D IV will be discontinued and the R still current.
RF lenses will have several more options in a year, but you can keep using the EF lenses indefinitely, just picking up a RF lens when it offers something you need.
I keep my R here next to my PC because it takes up less space and focus is more accurate. It does use the battery faster, but not a issue, I did not have to change batteries last week with the 1000 shots over 3 hours, but when it got down to 25% and I did not know how much longer I needed to use it, I hooked up my USB Battery with my Case Relay, it has the capacity of multiple camera batteries, and works on my 5D IV as well. I also had a adapter to use with my EOS R.
I'd say the same if I were Canon's Head of Imaging Product Development even if it was not what I was intending to do. It would be daft to say anything else. When Canon went from FD to EF it was a completely different era. There would be a massive backlash today if Canon announced that now. They will just let it happen slowly. The odd EF lens will come out over the next few years (for me honestly they are running out of improvement options, they reached close to perfection on many of the L lens).Canon’s head of imaging product development explicitly stated that DSLR and EF lens development would continue in parallel with mirrorless. Not sure why you’re ‘stuck’.
That’s good to know, we so rarely get insights into their corporate strategy from people with direct inside knowledge of it. Unfortunately for you, if Canon reads your post they will most likely fire you for breaching your confidentiality agreement.If MILC is not working out they will have kept their options open but their strategy is to get out of EF.