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  1. Mine does not do that with digital IS on or off in XFAVC or RAW. I would open a ticket with Canon. Are you using native lenses, lens adapters, speedbooster, lens with IS? After seeing your video I tested my C70 on a tripod with the Canon speedbooster, Sigma EF mount 50mm F1.8 and with digital IS on and off. I also tested it in XFAVC and then switched to Cinema Raw LT......there was absolutely no movement in the image. If you are using a lens with IS I would try turning off the lens IS, also if you are using a 3rd party lens adapter maybe try using the native mount or a Canon adapter. When you turn off digital IS does it fix the issue? Are you sure there are no micro vibrations coming from somewhere like the floor that the tripod is sitting on?
  2. I know there's tons of tests out there and each one will reach some conclusion; but I also know I personally own both cameras and for me and the type of content that I shoot and the temperatures that I shoot in, the R5 overheated for me while shooting mostly photos with a few video clips here and there when the ambient temps were around 86F and 70% humidity whereas the R7 has never given me the overheating warning even when shooting in ambient temps of around 100F and the humidity was around 10%. The R5 was on FW version 1.5 and I haven't shot any video clips after upgrading to FW 1.6 since the R7 is now my go to hybrid camera. Another annoying problem with the R5 is that it still has the 30min record limit. I have to believe that Canon will remove that limit soon, but until it happens, I will just remain in disbelief that they removed it from the R6II, R7, and R3 but have yet to do so (if they ever will) for the R6 and R5....and we are talking years after Panasonic and Sony removed theirs. As far as DR and IQ, I believe it would be very difficult to tell the difference between the R5, R6, R6II, and R7 in real world shooting (not pixel peeping). Even the R7's line skipped 4K60FPS is more than sufficient for social media content. I've also gained a new appreciation for crop sensors since owning the R7. The extra reach it gives me with the 24-105, 70-200, and even the 24-70 took a little getting used to but its a real treat to work with now. I think the two main limitations that the R7 has is the fact that it does not have a dual native ISO so it can't compete with the R5 for lowlight and that line skipped 4K60FPS is definitely noticeable in the pixel peeping comparisons.
  3. It would only be worth it if you were all in on Canon like I am. It still needs Canon lenses which add up to more than the body itself.
  4. I agree 100% if it weren't for Sony all we would have right now is the 1DXIII and a 5DV from Canon. I will be surprised if they release a C50 at least anytime soon. They already released an R5C, there are rumors the R7 might get the same treatment next year, haven't really heard anything about the R6 and haven't heard anything about a C50 in awhile. I think if they were going to release a C50 they would not have released the R5C. If anything, the R6II is already a C50 except it has IBIS, an electronic level, better AF, and can take pictures as well. The only thing it is missing is some of the video tools from the Cinema OS, XFAVC, internal Cinema Raw LT, and of course a fan.
  5. That is really strange, I only use mechanical shutter, have never even tried electronic shutter and my R7 doesn't have that problem. If it is not too late to return it I would try that route vs dealing with a repair.
  6. Very nice, the AF definitely feels light years behind the R7 and R5. Of course, I use adapted EF lenses and a speedbooster so it remains to be seen how well the eye AF works in that situation. None of the other new features interests me, I always use CLOG2 or CLOG3 so I don't care about the new color profile and I have never cared about ALL-I. ALL-I has always seemed like a massive increase in storage requirements without any visible increase in quality. The C70 has the custom aspect ratio framing guides but it has a bug in the FW that prevents you from setting custom aspect ratios that aren't built in. You can pick from the preset ones, but none of the presets include the 4:5 ratio. The R5, R7, and my drones don't have it either so I've gotten pretty used to just keeping the main subject near the center of the screen for video. For photos though, the aspect ratio guides are far more useful because with photography if you want to shoot landscape but also ensure it will work for both social media the original composition it's guesswork when it comes to how much will be cropped for social media which is why I hope they add this feature to the R5 and R7.
  7. @gt3rs @Django @kye I am cautiously optimistic that I might have found a fix for my problem. Version 1.5 of the FW added a new option: "Suppress lower frame rate" to the display performance menu. This Reddit thread was the first time I had seen that mentioned. I dug through all of the menus when I first set up the camera but did not know they had added this option with FW 1.5. Of course, this thread says it affects AF so I guess I will need to wait and see which is worse. When I am using flashes for runway shows and studio work it is low light until the flashes go off. It is possible that the issue described in the referenced Reddit thread was my problem. The lag was so significant that I just didn't see how I would be able to estimate movement that far in advance, but now it makes sense why it is affecting me so much; the times I need the most precision are with flashes and specifically in lowlight which happens to be the exact same time the R5's EVF is performing the worst. I checked the R7 and it has this option even with its current FW 1.0. The R6 probably also has this option and the R6II will probably ship with this on day one like the R7 did. This option seems to come with a lot of caveats as per Canon's website. I can definitely now say without a doubt that my 5DIV was better in this situation than the R5 has been so far. So basically, until you combine low light (EVF slows down), with flashes (no burst mode options due to flash recycle speeds), with a need for precision (fashion shows, ballerina), you won't see this issue. Ironically that's exactly the scenario I shoot quite often.
  8. That's an incredible shot and even more interesting backstory. 4200hrs and 720K photos. I am definitely not shooting anything that requires that kind of dedication or precision. For me its really just a matter of being my own worst critic, even though it is for a client shoot, I still know when I am not getting the shots I was getting with an OVF. Now these are definitely great examples of where timing was key and where you couldn't use burst mode to create the shot due to the flash recycle limitations. Maybe it is like you and @kye are saying; I only have a few thousand images with the R5 so far and most of them don't require precision or timing so it might just be a matter of getting used to it. Shutter lag didn't even cross my mind, it could be a combination of EVF and shutter lag for my R5. Or it is still possible my R5 simply has more lag than it is supposed to; my brief R7 tests show a big improvement. CPS didn't seem to have an official test for this, in the ticket notes all they said was that they compared it to another R5.....no help at all if the second R5 they compared it to had the same problem. I definitely don't need a 1DXIII for the things I shoot, my 5DIV was more than adequate for everything I threw at it.
  9. I tested with the R7 after you mentioned it and it does seem to be much better than the R5 but until a challenging shoot I won't really know for sure. To see the latency, you would need to specifically test for it. A good test would be to attempt to film someone throwing a ball in the air directly in front of them with the lens set to around 50mm while standing close enough to frame just their chest and their chin and try to capture the ball right as it leaves their hand and is midway in their chest but before it is out of frame. Or if you are filming a kid running around specifically try to capture when their right or left foot just touches the ground but before the heel of their foot touches the ground. In the ball scenario the ball will probably be out of the frame in real life but still show in the EVF and in the kid scenario the ball of their foot will probably be on the ground while the EVF still shows their heel in the air. Both of these would be easy to do with an OVF. Even a jumping horse with strobes would be easy enough with my current R5 or R7. It is when you are focusing on something very specific; a specific detail that you know is there in the EVF but does not show up in the final image that is gets frustrating. I notice it most at runway shows, where I miss the peak of a hair toss, a split second over the shoulder look, a heel that hasn't lifted back off the ground yet, etc. The ballerina was a great example. In the EVF her legs would be perfectly straight, the hair would be at the perfect angle, she would be at the peak of the jump with perfect form; but in the captured image the hair would have fallen a bit, the knees are bent, she is already starting her descent back to the ground. With an OVF capturing those moments would have been effortless. Like I mentioned, only I will know what I wanted to capture vs what ended up on the memory card, but to me that's enough to matter.
  10. For something that simple you are probably going to want to look at phone bluetooth lav mics. I don't know anything about them but that's where I would start then read the reviews and watch a few YT videos to pick the best one.
  11. I have one of these and I only use it as a secondary mic for weddings. I mic the groom and use a Sennheiser wireless transmitter to the XLR input on my A cam, then I wire a second mic using this Tascam. If the wireless signal drops for some reason I still have a safety track, and the Tascam is set to record a primary track and safety track at -6dB below the first track. I then add a 3rd recorder to the DJ's or venue mic via an elastic band. Long story short, as @IronFilm stated, there's no way I would trust this or any other setup where I had no way to monitor the audio. However, if you are filming something like a wedding where you only get one chance, then the Tascam is a good backup plan if and only if you also have a primary that you can monitor. I have heard good things about the Rode Wireless Go II, a friend of mine uses them for all of her weddings, but I don't have any first hand experience with them. I personally went with the Sennheiser Pro body packs and they have been rock solid. All I do is add the batteries and turn them on, haven't changed a thing since I first bought them. In fact, its been so long since I've been in the menu system I probably at this point shouldn't change anything. They just work....every single time with no interference or drops.
  12. I know a lot of buyers of the EOS R really complained about the lag. They had one on display in a store once and I picked it up and just panned from side to side while looking through the viewfinder; the lag was so bad it was the final nail in the coffin for the EOS R for me. I was truly in disbelief that anyone was willing to put up with it. I think at the end of the day I am probably the only one that notices the shots I missed or didn't get perfect while knowing the lag caused it. The only time when the client noticed as well was the ballerina shoot. She was giving me looks that made it clear she didn't know why I wasn't nailing her leg and arm placement mid leap. Honestly, I am probably just making it more than it is. If I did not rely on flash so heavily or shoot so many specific situations that require both flash lighting as well as precision then the lag wouldn't bother me as much. With sports you can just hold down the shutter so mirrorless is definitely capable of capturing peak action even with the lag. At events people are used to redos over someone blinking so that's not a big deal either. For 99% of my work, only I will know when I missed the exact moment I wanted due to the EVF lag so I can live with that.
  13. Yes it has those options on the mode dial. Actually, I think the R7 is better for hybrid shooting at least for events. The R7 impresses me more and more as I work with it. The R7 has no record limits, hybrid hotshoe, uses identical memory card types in both slots, hasn't once overheated on me using the original FW even in 100F degree heat, battery life is way better, and the button layout has really grown on me during fast moving hybrid shoots at events. Due to the R7 I have changed my whole shooting style at events. I have the R7 in a cage with a side handle for hand-held shots for both photo and video along with a hotshoe flash on top and can flick from photos to video and back without ever lowering the camera. I also added a strap mount to the cage which is another first for me for a video camera. So, 3 months in below are some of my findings with the R7 so far. This is from my perspective when shooting with it for both photos and videos at events: Best Hybrid Lens: Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 L. This was a surprising one for me, I tested out the Sigma EF-S 18-35 F1.8 which many people rave about but it did not seem sharp to me, especially at F1.8. Also, the lens AF motors were some of the loudest I have ever heard; definitely not acceptable with a camera mounted shotgun mic. It also was wider than I needed it at the wide end and not long enough at the long end. When I tested the Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L the R7 was suddenly razor sharp, focusing noise was greatly reduced and the FF sensor focal length of approximately 38-112mm was perfect for both pictures and video. This lens also works very well with the R7 on the Ronin RS2; it balances perfectly. A final plus for the Canon 24-70 F2.8 is the lock switch which locks the barrel so I would engage that whenever it was on a gimbal to keep the balance. Ergonomics - This is the first camera I have ever owned that I feel equally comfortable shooting both photos and video. When shooting a fast-moving event, the ergonomics of this camera really start to shine as a hybrid. I can flip the power switch from off/on/video then adjust the aperture using the ring around the joystick all within seconds and without moving my hand from the grip. For events I literally just hand hold and use the back screen for images then flip to video get a few clips without lowering the camera then back to photos. A hotshoe mounted flash gets me down to ISO 100 for photos and video starts at ISO800 so once it is all set up I can shoot the optimal ISO for both formats without touching the settings. Photo / Video Separation - None of the photo and video settings are linked which is another pro and a slight con. It would be nice to be able to pick what to link like the S5 let me do. I would like to link the WB, and Aperture because they are typically the same between photos and video. AF Separation - This is a subtle nuance that is also pretty nice with the R7, the AF settings in photo mode also do not affect the video mode. So for example you can set continuous AF with person tracking and eye detect in photo mode and continuous AF with tracking and eye detect off for video mode. You can also create a box on the screen and limit the AF features to just that box if you have time to set all of that up. Flash Sync Speed - I am totally confused on this one. The documented maximum flash sync speed is 1/250s but I went as high as 1/500s at times and my flash output did not drop nor was my flash in HSS mode so I have no idea what that's about. It was a very pleasant surprise though. Most cameras stop at their flash sync speed and won't let you go any higher until you set the flash to HSS at which point your output drops quite a bit or you have problems in your image due to exceeding the sync speed, but neither occurred when I exceeded the flash sync speed. The Bad - unfortunately the R7 is not perfect, I have found a few more annoyances after shooting with it for awhile Flash Hotshoe Doesn't Fire - This is my main annoyance, the hotshoe has approximately a 5% failure rate when triggering the flash. Same flash I have had for years, never once had it not fire when attached directly to the camera, but with the R7 it fails to trigger sometimes. At first I thought it was just coming loose, but no matter how much I tightened it, it would still fail occasionally. For events that's a major annoyance when you are trying to capture peak action and relying on the flash for fill. Recording Doesn't Stop - Sometimes the recording would not stop after pressing the recording button. Holding the button doesn't help, pressing it repeatedly doesn't help, it will just not stop recording without additional fiddling. Sometimes I had to press the stop button on the screen itself to get it to stop. It never took more than a few seconds of fiddling to get it to stop, but annoying none the less. Horizon Leveling - This one is very minor, but I did discover that this has to be turned off when on a gimbal. The horizon leveling makes the image slowly rock from side to side on a gimbal. It took about an hour of fiddling to find that one. I thought sure it was my gimbal, but then I turned off the horizon leveling feature and the image was rock solid. I am not sure yet how useful this is when handholding since I don't have time to turn it off and on at events so I just leave it off. R7 or R6II? I know @Django asked me if both were available today which one would I pick? I think without having ever shot with the R7 then the R6II would be no contest. But now after shooting with the R7 I think the main technical drawback the R7 really has is line skipped 60FPS. The R6II has some really nice to have features (most could be added via a FW update to the R7 if Canon felt generous), but for event hybrid work the R7 is great. For events the line skipped quality is probably more than adequate, but for higher end work like commercial work or possibly mid budget weddings, it may not hold up. The Verdict - The R7 has actually exceeded my expectations for a hybrid camera. Even the fact it is a crop sensor is actually helpful because it breathed new life into my Canon EF 24-70 lens with the change in focal lengths. The IBIS is great, AF of course is perfect even though I still only use the cross hairs for AF, none of the fancy tracking features, but the part that I do use is rock solid reliable. I was looking at speedbooster options (and may still need one for lowlight situations), but so far the R7 is a perfect fit even with the crop sensor. I need to practice with the more advanced AF options more to see if I can incorporate them into fast moving run and gun situations. I don't trust tracking or eye AF for video, but for photos it seems pretty solid. Below is a recent event highlight video I shot with the R7. Approximately 90% was handheld, the entire event (photos and video), I shot with just the Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 lens. I also used the 4K30FPS Fine option with compressed IPB and CLOG3 Cinema Gamut combined with Davinci Resolve Managed Color and a slight creative grade to finish it off. The colors straight out of camera were great to work with. This shoot was particularly challenging because the event was half under massive really dark unlit tents and half in shade with midday sunlight all around so my focus was on properly exposing the subject matter with no regard to the background exposure. As a refence point, another videographer was there with a C300III running the live feed and he was also unable to keep the DR within the C300III's sensor so it was no fault of the camera that it couldn't handle the full DR of many of the scenes. Below are a few sample images from the event. These were shot with a hotshoe mounted flash handheld and the same Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 lens. All images were shot raw and post processed in LR. Colors are straight out of camera, nothing was added to the colors.
  14. Oh ok, I was referring to the link between the GPU and CPU in the hardware not software which so far is proprietary to Intel Arc. Based on your tests it does sound like there is a CPU/GPU combination that will work for the footage coming out of the Canon cameras, but it does not help those of us that do not have a QS capable CPU. I still think NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel should be able to offer a GPU that handles 10 bit 4:2:2 footage natively. I did read or hear something about that in one of the videos but didn't pay close attention to it. If that does indeed come a lot closer to the OVF experience, then that really is good news. I keep getting the feeling that I should have trusted my gut instinct and skipped the R5 and waited for the R5II which I am sure will fix almost if not every problem I have. One question I would have though is how much does that add to the battery drain when that mode is enabled. I have noticed with the R7 that if I turn on the high FPS mode the battery life seems to drop by at least 30%. I think that would work fine for something with a predictable trajectory like a person walking or in a situation like the ballerina where you can just hold down the shutter and pick the best one later (if you are using continuous lighting); but it is impossible to predict something that happens with completely unpredictability when combined with flash synch constraints as well as an EVF which is only showing you something that already happened. There is no way to predict a quick dress flip, hair toss, over the shoulder glance, etc. when the EVF is so far behind you don't even see it until it is over. It is kind of ironic because my keeper rate for sharp images went up due to the improved AF of the R5, then went back down due to the EVF lag so I ended up around where I started. I would actually prefer an occasional out of focus image to what I am dealing with now which is missing peak action moments. I have to imagine that most people who are fine with the EVF lag aren't filming the type of subject matter that I am where I am so dependent on flash recycle times. Don't get me wrong though, for pretty much everything else I shoot (headshots, portraits, events, etc. etc.) the R5 is great since I can either redo, everything is predictable, or there is continuous lighting (the sun). But it really irks me when I get in situations where an OVF would be far more reliable after paying so much for the R5.
  15. I believe you are referring to Intel Arc, that's the only card I am aware of that can do that. The problem is if you already have a desktop that is not QS capable then the only way to get a QS capable system is to buy or build a new one. Yes, not the camera's fault its a limitation of the technology. But coming from OVFs, I just want the camera to record what my eyes see in the viewfinder, didn't think that was asking for much until I switched to mirrorless. All flashes have recycle times and I use some sort of additional lighting for nearly everything so it just is one more thing to try to adjust to. I try to predict now what will happen next but its a whole lot harder than just seeing it through an OVF. I don't doubt there are reliable well built R5's out there, what I do doubt is that I got one of them but no way to prove any of it and Canon's CPS already looked at it and said nothing is wrong with it. I had the whole screen freezing problems when I first got it; that was fixed in FW 1.5, now with FW 1.6 the shutter button stopped working until a reboot. There's no way I would put a 200-400 on my R5 body without a mono or tripod, not after the way it felt with the EF 70-200. Maybe Canon had to source parts differently due to the pandemic, or maybe I got a bad copy.....who knows. In all the years I owned the 5DIV, it only ever locked up twice; once because the write protect switch got flipped on the SD card and once because the SD card was bad. But anyway, this is way off topic, I am really impressed with the R7 so far as a hybrid camera, for me it has been more reliable and trouble free than the R5, so if the R6II is anything like the R7 for reliability then it is going to be a fantastic camera. The R5II will probably fix all of the problems with the R5 similar to the R6II.
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