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  1. Certainly makes EOS R owners think. I absolutely love my EOS R and it’s by far the camera I have the most fun with, but having it superseded so fast leaves me a bad taste in my mouth. Still looking forward to see what Canon comes up with!
  2. I recently picked up a 16-35mm F4.0 for video. It’s a fantastic lens, but in video there is a very strong clicking noise whenever the lens focuses. As in, the lens focuses, then slows to stops then moves a tiny bit more in very short intervals which results in this clicking sound. It’s so pronounced that when I use a videomic pro, it ends up in the audio. I went to the store to try a few other models to make sure mine isn’t just a nugget, but all of the 16-35mm F4.0 I tried have the same problem. Some a little bit less, but it was still there. The store clerk first didn’t believe me and had to press his ear onto the lens to get what I was talking about, but then told me the USM motor is older and wasn’t made for video, so older generation lenses might have this problem, but I never heard or saw anyone else complaining about this. Here’s a audio sample I recorded with the videomic pro (mounted on the hotshoe, not facing the camera): I sat in front of the camera (EOS R), locked onto my face with face tracking and moved slightly back and forth repeatedly to force the lens to refocus. Then took the audio and cranked up the volume to make it more clear what I’m talking about. The actual clicking is of course not this loud and more subtle, but it’s still there. Audio file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sizx9ujo8io8ovj/lensclicking.mp3?dl=0 Anyone else here got this problem or has a solution? Do newer USM lenses like the 16-35mm F2.8L family have the same issue? Does it have something to do with the camera I’m using? (DPAF w/ EOS R)
  3. In the market for a new lens and some of what Sigma has out there looks very very nice, but I am worried that AF performance with DPAF will go down the drain when going that route. Anyone with experience?
  4. Had some more time to play with it the past days and ended up picking one up. I tried different recording modes, 4k and what not, and even with ALL-I, my 32GB SD card was full in no time. That was a pretty big eye opener that I don't have the space to correctly handle 4k at the moment. The customization options are pretty insane. You can rebind almost everything twice, for video and photos so over time the camera got more and more customized to exactly how I need it. As odd as this sounds, I i even start to like the mode dial and now prefer it over the physical dial of my previous cameras. M-fn bar is also not that bad. I like that it's a 2-step lock: You have to hold the left side of it first for 2s, then it unlocks and you can either slide and use each of the sides individually. It's like a dial with 2 buttons, with a safety on top. I have functions on it that I need sometimes, but frequently enough for it to be annoying to go through the menus (change AF zones, or ISO for example). You can also cover it completely with one finger to bring up the settings menu for it, to quickly put something else on it if needed. Still very salty about 120fps though, but makes me have higher hopes for the next cameras. (The rumored high-res model sounds nice, but it'll likely be less interesting for video folks) It's what it is. For my needs it's the right camera, but it's obvious that canon is lacking behind and need to do some serious catch-up work. The Panasonic FF cameras and a7sIII will probably be another big leap.
  5. I think the EOS R is a good example of a camera that you have to use and not just look at the spec sheet. Of course if you need FF 4k and 120fps, then this camera isn't for you. It also annoys me but I think it'll still satisfy a lot of people. I'll borrow one later and play around with it today.
  6. Went to the store and played for an hour or so with an EOS R (among other cameras like the M50) I went in with the attitude to dislike it but to be honest, I think I kinda like it. I can't pinpoint what exactly, but it just feels... "right"? Like a camera I'd want to grab and use. The few videos I shot in the store look nice and subjectively (to me) better than M50 and Sonys I tried. The colors straight out of camera compared to the Sony a7III feel much nicer. I'm not a pro and might have different expectations, but some random thoughts: C-LOG not usable in any of the auto settings is dumb. At least let me do auto ISO. Any thoughts why they do this? Control ring EF adapter is sweet. I like having a versatile dial directly where the lens is Too bad it adds even more size to the camera at all time, at least until we get more affordable and smaller R lenses Higher ISO (2000~3000) still feels usable USB-C in a camera!! How come I didn't know this before Not having a control ring around the dial feels odd. I keep trying to rotate it M-fn bar, I don't know. Still don't really get that thing. EVF is too sensitive. I keep moving my hand over it to reach buttons and the screen turns off (yeah I know I can turn that off, but making it a tick less sensitive would be nicer) I like the button layout. having the menu button on the right side away from the other ones makes it easier to reach. With other cameras I keep hitting the wrong button when I want to adjust the camera settings from in front of it (edge case, I know, but still). Dedicated recording button location is nice. The 3 custom movie modes are great. Easy to switch between different scenarios (such as C-log) When re-binding button functions, each button always has a separate function for photos and videos which makes sense. You want completely different things when shooting video vs photos All in all it's a lovely camera that I think fits my needs quite well. I don't have a verdict yet, but maybe, just maybe, I might pick one up after all. It has problems, yes, but it feels (compared to previous cameras) that with stuff like C-Log, separate bindings for photo/video, custom video modes, etc, Canon genuinely thought about video folks more than they get credit for.
  7. Now this is ridiculous. With all the adapter announcements and automatic EF-S crop mode on top of C-Log, I assumed they indirectly suggested to use EF-S lenses for video, but this is nuts. I really wanted this camera and had no problems with using EF-S glass only for the time being since I have a bunch of EF-S lenses and shoot only in 1080p currently, but now I can't even "upgrade" from a lower end M/Rebel camera without loosing the ability to record 60fps? In 2018?? Hrrmm I really don't get what Canon is doing here. I'm now looking into just getting a M50 instead
  8. Kai uploaded his review of the EOS R He mentioned one thing that I never read anywhere else before: When he puts on a EFS lens, the camera doesn't allow recording in 60fps 1080p anymore. Can anyone confirm if that is really the case, or if Kai just did something wrong with the settings? If it can't do 60fps in 1080 with a EF-S lens, I will cancel my pre-order today
  9. I’m really split. I have a preorder on the EOS R but reading all the things here, I’m playing with the idea of cancelling it. I personally don’t mind the crop thaaaaat much because there’s a lot of good EF-S glass out there. But then yeah, why not just get a aps-c cam like the m50. But I also have no need for 4K yet besides cropping if 1080 by itself is good. But i love DPAF, canon colors and the flip screen. That’s what’s keeping me right now. If Sony added a flip screen, or the gh5 had better focus...... Anyone here got an R and has some good things to say?
  10. Great write up, thank you! I am also so split about this camera. It has so much I like but so much I don't. Might still get one though
  11. Yeah, I'm with you. Colors + focus is still unbeatable IMO. Sony is getting there, but still needs some time. Another thing for me, as stupid as that sounds - the swivel screen. I really like it for shooting and it's something I am very happy to see in the EOS R. There just aren't many pro cameras (Sony, Nikon, Canon) out there that have it. Sure, Panasonic ones do, but AF of the GH5 is horrendous. I'm having high hopes for Panasonics FF camera now and hope they incorporate a lot of the design learnings from the GH5 into it. Just really worried about the focus system... I want it to be good but I fear it's not going to be able to match with Sony My wish list for any camera: Good AF Swivel screen 1080p/120fps, 4k/30fps 4:2:2 (IBIS)
  12. Yes the 4K crop sucks, but I personally like this camera a lot. It ticks most of the boxes that I was I was looking for in a camera so I'll likely get one. That is of course unless panasonic changes my mind. Maybe the thing that bugs me more than the 4k crop is 120fps 720p ?
  13. I like what I'm seeing... a lot! The only things I am worried about is IBIS and the 4K crop. Looking at Canons other DSLRs and them 'wanting to protect their cinema line', I am sure there will be some bs restrictions on it. And maybe the price. If it's around $2k, I'll probably get it I think.
  14. I know the Canon M's don't have the biggest fanbase here but I thought I'll ask anyway I am looking for a small cage (or other accessory) that allows me to mount a normal coldshoe microphone sideways to the camera. Reason is, putting anything on the normal hotshoe will make the flippy screen unusable so I can't put mic there. The smallrig 1658 looks interesting: Here's a pic of it I found on the m3 which has almost the same dimensions as the m6: I can leave out the top piece and screw a coldshoe to the cheese rod but I'd prefer something that fits even tighter to the m6 and doesn't have that empty space to the side. Also can I even use this cage without the top piece for stability? If possible I just want something that I can screw into the tripod hole that allows me to put the microphone to the side. Any ideas?
  15. Marking this as sold. Lens is going to its new owner
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