This R5 thing is going from "Maybe within toy budget this year" to "You can survive on one kidney, right?".
- Extra LP-E6NH batteries
- 2x CFExpress cards
I'm going a little crazy... announce already... or at least give us another tease.... no announce
yay! news... oh, wireless transmitter.
in all seriousness though, i'm glad for every little tidbit. i'm guessing (hoping?) we get some more official information before the end of the month. February and March announcements were on the 13th; April was on the 21st; will May's update be on the 21st too?
sure, but tell me just this one thing... are we there yet?Stop asking, "Are we there yet?"
Announcement was planned for Photokina, which was scheduled for 27-30 May, 2020. That's when they're going to announce it. Everyone has prety much known this for at least six months.
My most used lenses are the MP-E65mm and 100mm L macro, I see no need to rush and replace those if an RF equivalent becomes available.
Having said that, the R5 pricing will impact which lens I'll get next:
And if the R5 is available too late, e.g. September, I'll postpone all buying decisions to spring 2021.
- R5 too expensive: RF100-500 + RF85mm, no R5
- R5 expensive: R5 + RF100-500, keep shooting with SD cards, sell RP
- R5 cheap: R5 + RF100-500mm + accesories, keep RP
The one for the 1Dx Mark III does not include Ethernet, since it is built in to the camera. It may offer extended range since it is extenal antenna, but, unlike the 1DX, the R5 should have the faster wifi (5gHz) built in, so it should already be fast.The WFT will probably be like the one for the 1D X Mark III. You'll only need it if you need nominal data rates at extended range.