Sep 6, 2018
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Can $299 filter be used for ND filter as well? What is the difference between $299 filter and $399 filter? They look identical. B&H indicates $299 for 3443C002:
Can third party Canon EF lenses, like Zeiss Milvus series, work seamlessly with those filters?
 
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Jun 14, 2018
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I really don't understand how Canon thinks that it is great to have the option to put the ND and CP filters on EF lenses via the adapter yet this isn't possible with the R mount... I highly doubt that a future R mount camera will allow for internal CP and ND filters. Or perhaps there will be? The way I see it, the filter adapters have a limited period of usage - only until the current EF lenses have been rereleased for R...
 

neuroanatomist

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The way I see it, the filter adapters have a limited period of usage - only until the current EF lenses have been rereleased for R...
The lenses that benefit most are the TS-E 17/4L and the 11-24/4L – the front filter options for them are costly and cumbersome (filters the size of salad and dinner plates, respectively). I suspect those lenses are pretty far down on Canon's priority list.

Personally, since I use both of those lenses for travel, the filter-adapter is a real plus about the system. I don't plan on getting the EOS R, but I have considered a 5DsR so a high-MP version of the R might be tempting.
 
Sep 6, 2018
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I really don't understand how Canon thinks that it is great to have the option to put the ND and CP filters on EF lenses via the adapter yet this isn't possible with the R mount... I highly doubt that a future R mount camera will allow for internal CP and ND filters. Or perhaps there will be? The way I see it, the filter adapters have a limited period of usage - only until the current EF lenses have been rereleased for R...
Actually the filter option adapter makes EF lenses very attractive, if not as much as RF lenses. I am thinking to buy Milvus 1.4/25 with the filter capable adapter. I am not even sure I want Milvus 1.4/25 for RF Mount over this configuration, :)
 

dak723

EOS Rebel T7i
Oct 26, 2013
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I really don't understand how Canon thinks that it is great to have the option to put the ND and CP filters on EF lenses via the adapter yet this isn't possible with the R mount... I highly doubt that a future R mount camera will allow for internal CP and ND filters. Or perhaps there will be? The way I see it, the filter adapters have a limited period of usage - only until the current EF lenses have been rereleased for R...
A limited period of usage? If you have the EF lens, then there will be little reason to buy the R version whenever (and if) it is released. The filter adapter sounds interesting enough so that I am considering buying the new R camera, but am looking at buying one or two new EF lenses for it. With the adapter, I won't have to get multiple circular polarizers at different sizes as I do now. While there may be small improvements in the new R lenses compared to the EF originals, it hardly seems worth paying the price of any expensive L lens. The EF lenses with adapter will last me for the next 20 plus years.
 

tron

EOS 5DS R
Nov 8, 2011
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The lenses that benefit most are the TS-E 17/4L and the 11-24/4L – the front filter options for them are costly and cumbersome (filters the size of salad and dinner plates, respectively). I suspect those lenses are pretty far down on Canon's priority list.

Personally, since I use both of those lenses for travel, the filter-adapter is a real plus about the system. I don't plan on getting the EOS R, but I have considered a 5DsR so a high-MP version of the R might be tempting.
I have and enjoy a 5DsR (in addition to 5DIV which I also enjoy). I use it for birding (with 400 and 500mm lenses). I still hope for a 5DsRMkII being announced next year. So I will restrain from getting a high-MP mirrorless version at least until the end of next year...
 
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Sep 5, 2018
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Meanwhile in Europe:
Eos R + cheapest adaptor : 2 519,99 € = 2,922.47 US$
Eos R + 24-105 F4 : 3 529,99 € = 4,094.17 US$
50mm f1.2 : 2 519,99 € = 2,922.47 US$
28-70 f2 : 3 249 € = 3,768.26 US$
Adaptor with control ring : 229€ = 265.57 US$
Adaptor with CPL: 329€ = 381.56 US$
Adaptor with Vari ND : 449€ = 520.71 US$

We are quite far from the announced prices
 
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Feb 16, 2017
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Pretty sure it will be a long and protracted, and messy switch from EF to RF for some.

I want to buy the 11-24mm but I'm not going to spend that money on a lens with an end of life mount. If I buy an RF lens it won't be compatible with my relatively new EF bodies, 5D IV and 7D II. To complicate things, I'm not even convinced anymore that the advantages of mirrorless are worth the headaches at the moment for me.

I remember when I switched from FD to EF, it was a no brainer, but this time round, not so much, especially with the non-compatiblity with the EOS M system.
 
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Nov 19, 2017
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Why do you think they just announced some very expensive highend ef (the 400 and 600 mm) lenses? Looks like that is a statement of continued commitment to the ef system for some time to come. At least via the converter especially when its output will be similar in quality as the native EF mounts performance
 
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Feb 16, 2017
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I'm sure they won't stop selling EF system from tonight. They kept 'officially selling' film cameras until some years ago too.

But I'm pretty confident their long term plans are the RF system.
 
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privatebydesign

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The lenses that benefit most are the TS-E 17/4L and the 11-24/4L – the front filter options for them are costly and cumbersome (filters the size of salad and dinner plates, respectively). I suspect those lenses are pretty far down on Canon's priority list.

Personally, since I use both of those lenses for travel, the filter-adapter is a real plus about the system. I don't plan on getting the EOS R, but I have considered a 5DsR so a high-MP version of the R might be tempting.
I'm in exactly the same situation, I use the TS-E17 and the 11-24 and the ability to VND the 11-24 for video and polarize the 17 for reflections are huge for me. I've also pontificated the 5DSr for higher resolution on occasions, if a high resolution R came out with decent video capabilities (at least the equal of my 1DX MkII's) then I'd be all in. Now if an R'1DX' and an R'5DSr' came out I'd be torn...
 
Aug 21, 2018
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I have no complaints about the new body or lens system, but I feel as though the pricing is pretty far off from what we've been expecting. Ordered the 32mm EF-M lens and I'm going to sit tight until they announce another body. I slow down footage a lot and would've bought the new R if it had 4k60, but now I'm just hoping it'll drive down prices of the 1dx mkii in anticipation of its replacement that should be out before the 2020 Olympics.

I wish they'd release a weather-sealed C100 variant. The R was so, so close to being perfect for video shooters.
 
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