Autofocus Is In The Eye Of The Beholder: Canon EOS R3 Eye Control AF Magic

Eye Control Af

You likely know that the Canon EOS R3 has eye control AF. Ever wondered how it looks and feels? Here you are.

The short 20 seconds video by CanonUSA gives a rather good idea about how eye control AF works. The Canon EOS R3 eye control AF is controlled by the user simply looking through the electronic viewfinder at the subject they want to focus on. You can see how the focus points follow the eye of the photographer. One could say: the autofocus is in the eye oft the beholder.

A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the Canon EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the Canon EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the Canon EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Preorder in the USA ($5,999):
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Canon EOS R3 Walkthrough And Setup Tutorial

Canon Eos R3

Even if you don’t have a Canon EOS R3, the video we feature is an excellent way to learn about Canon’s latest game changer, the EOS R3.

Coming from WEX Photography, the video below walks you through all the features of the Canon EOS R3 and provides an excellent and useful setup guide too. Professional photographer and Canon technical expert Raj Khepar is your host in this free walkthrough. Enjoy.

A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the Canon EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the Canon EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the Canon EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Preorder in the USA ($5,999):
B&H Photo | Adorama

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A Pro Photographer Changed Her Mind About The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Sometimes you are mistaken, and if you can admit it, it’s a good sign. That’s what happened to a professional photographer with the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Katelyn James posted a video where she shares her experiences with the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L lens:

A few months ago I made a review of the Canon RF 28-70 f/2.0 after using it for only one wedding day. Well 6 months later my opinion about this lens has changed… I LOVE IT more than I ever thought I would. It gives you all the advantages of shooting with prime lenses AND zoom lenses with almost zero compromise. I use it for 80%-90% of my images on the wedding day and want to share my experiences with this lens after using it non-stop for 6 months!

More coverage of the outstanding Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L is listed here.

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Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS – Better Than The EF Mount Version?

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro Review

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS gets some attention. It’s relatively affordable and has a rather good performance. Is it worth upgrading from the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS?

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

If the upgrade is worth your money is what wedding photographer Katelyn James wanted to find out.

As a wedding photographer, a macro lens is a must have. I don’t use it very often but I use it at every single wedding for rings, earrings and other small details. I’ve never had an issue with my EF 100mm but when Canon announced the RF version I knew I had to give it a shot! So this video shares my thoughts and opinions on this new RF lens from Canon!

And here are her thoughts about the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS.

More coverage of this outstanding lens is listed here.

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Canon EOS R6 Review – How Does The All-round Camera Hold Up?

Canon Eos R6 Review

Here is a new Canon EOS R6 review. The EOS R6 is the EOS R5‘s little sibling and a slightly neglected camera (by reviewers).

At a glance:

  • 20MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • 4K60p and FHD 120p 10-Bit Internal Video
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • 12 fps Mech. Shutter, 20 fps E. Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1053 Points
  • 0.5″ 3.69m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3″ 1.62m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Subject Tracking with Deep Learning
  • Dual SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots

Taylor Jackson posted a rather exhaustive Canon EOS R6 review as video. A review we recommend you watch if you are interested in this neat all-rounder mirrorless camera.

Here is the table of contents for the impatient:

  • Table of contents: 0:00
  • Canon R6 Review 0:55
  • Current Canon R6 Kit
  • 2:34 New Flash I’m Using
  • 3:58 It Takes The Challenge Away
  • 5:00 One Problem With The Canon R6
  • 5:55 Is 20 Megapixels Enough?
  • 6:24 Firmware 1.4.0 and Dual Video Record
  • 7:37 Why I’m Not Getting a Canon R3
  • 9:02 Autofocus is Amazing
  • 10:21 Low Light High ISO Performance Is Incredible
  • 11:51 Dynamic Range is More Than Good Enough
  • 12:29 Video
  • 13:14 IBIS
  • 15:02 Overheating Still a Problem (and workarounds)
  • 16:07 Weather Sealing
  • 16:47 Price Point
  • 18:09 Battery Life
  • 19:28 Conclusion, and Closing Thoughts

The EOS R6 sports many features shared with the EOS R5, a class leading autofocus system for instance, and the R6 has an imaging sensor derived not less than from the flagship EOS-1D X Mark III. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here. User manuals are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R6:

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Canon EOS R3 Real World Review By Jeff Cable

Canon Eos R3

If you have followed the Canon EOS R3 pre-announcement rumors carousel, you have likely heard of Jeff Cable. Some of the photos he took at the Olympics found their way to the Internet and revealed the the R3’s sensor resolution.

Jeff Cable posted his Canon EOS R3 real world review, and here is his overall impression:

Not everyone needs a camera that performs at the level of the Canon R3, but for those of us who need to fire off 30 frames per second, need the super fast focus speeds, and want the very best, this camera is awesome. Ever since using the Canon R5 and Canon R6 for my photography, I knew that mirrorless was the way to go. The new Canon R3 brings all the power of the Canon 1D series to the mirrorless world, and that is a welcome addition to the Canon line-up. Canon may not like me saying this, but for anyone looking to purchase a Canon 1DX MKIII, I would recommend going with the Canon R3. I think that the R series is the future for Canon, with all the new lenses coming out for these new bodies, and the camera just performs better in so many respects.

His review comes with a huge set of sample photos.

You can watch the Canon EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the Canon EOS R3, isted here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the Canon EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Preorder in the USA ($5,999): B&H Photo | Adorama

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