Canon EOS R Field Tested At An Indian Wedding

Canon Eos R

Cinema5D’s Johnnie Behiri made a somewhat different review of the Canon EOS R. He took it to an Indian Wedding and made a mini documentary. More field tested than this might be impossible.

Here is what he liked in the EOS R:

  • Good lowlight quality. Up to ISO 6400 with no issues. Above it, noticeable noise but still usable.
  • Focus peaking
  • Swivelled LCD screen
  • Shutter dust protector – Will automatically be engaged when the camera switches off
  • Touch and Drag AF (LCD), makes it easy to change focus between given points
  • Dual Pixel autofocus works well.
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide for an easy manual focusing
  • High Data rate (Up to 480Mbps, All Intra recording)
  • Excellent battery life
  • No signs of overheating
  • Manual audio adjustment and monitoring
  • 4K,10Bit, 4:2:2 over HDMI to an external recording device
  • Canon Log included (2 variations)
  • World camera (24, 25, 30p in 4K)

And what he didn’t like so much:

  • Full Frame camera which unfortunately records 4K video in 1.7x cropped mode
  • Severe rolling shutter effect
  • No 4K DCI recording
  • No internal optical stabilisation system
  • Take in account that when using the strongest available digital stabilisation option, picture quality will suffer and will become softer
  • No Zebra
  • No “Joystick” for smooth and easy focus placement
  • Focus magnifying won’t work while recoding
  • 8Bit internal recording
  • High Frame Rate in 720p quality only (120fps)
  • No autofocus when shooting in High Frame Rate
  • 60p is restricted to Full HD only
  • The new programable slide touch pad needs to be activated first before operating. Then (in case of assigning it to sound levels) changes can be made by tapping only and not sliding
  • If you have small hands, holding the camera becomes uncomfortable after a while

Johnnie Behiri’s review comes with test charts and some sample photos.

And here is the mini documentary/review:

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Canon’s Future 8K Video Camera Concept Explained

8k Video

The folks at Cinema5D made a neat video where they explain what Canon’s 8K video technology is about.

At Inter Bee 2018 Cinema5D met with Canon’s Toshiyuki Akimoto who is responsible for the development of 8K monitors and cameras. He was kind enough to explain Canon’s take on 8K acquisition.

The Canon 8K camera concept presented at Inter BEE 2018 has quite a compact body very similar to the Canon C300 Mark II. It will have a super 35mm sensor and an 8K processing unit inside and mind you that recording will not be done internally. You will have to find and attach an external 8K recording solution. According to Canon, the purpose of this demonstration is to research the market and to gather the customer’s opinion regarding future 8K demand.

Since this 8K camera is still only a prototype and future technology demonstration, there is no detailed explanation of its functions or ergonomics yet. The presented camera, however, looks to being very close to the production stage.

Canon has in fact already demonstrated the same system at the “Canon Expo” in 2015. It seems that Canon has had 8K technology for quite a while already. We can only guess the reason for not releasing a Canon 8K capable camera til now was because the 8K market has not grown enough yet. 8K is being promoted mainly in Japan – there were very few 8K demonstrations at international trade shows like NAB or IBC.

And here is the video.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L vs EF 24-105mm f/4L II Lenses Comparison Review

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Canon EOS R

Rather interesting comparison. Canon made quite an impression with the RF 28-70 mm F/2L and especially the RF 50mm F/1.2L lenses for their new EOS R system. The RF 24-105mm f/4 on the other hand is the EOS R kit lens, and it’s likely the lens most users will start with.

The folks at Mirrorless Comparison compare the new world to the old. Jokes aside, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L (for EOS R systems) compared to the EF 24-105mm f/4L II (for “classic” Canon DSLRs).

From the conclusion:

The RF 24-105mm, the first of two zooms designed for the new Canon mirrorless mount, seems to have an advantage over the EF version: not only is it slightly sharper at most focal lengths and apertures (centre and corners) but it also has a more pleasant bokeh, a quieter AF motor and less focus breathing. The differences aren’t as significant as we had anticipated however, and let’s not forget that many other aspects are almost identical, such as the stabilisation and autofocus performance and perhaps most importantly, the price.

For these reasons, we feel that if, as a former or current Canon user, you already own the EF version of the 24-105mm, it makes sense to purchase the EF-EOS R adapter (which costs around $99 at the time of writing) and continue using it on the EOS R, especially if you plan to keep your Canon DSLR. Read the review…

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4:

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Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Review (Photograpy Blog)

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 IS STM

Photography Blog completed their full review of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM lens for the EOS R system. This is the less expensive RF mount lens so far available (£519/€519/$499).

From the conclusion:

There’s lots to like in terms of image quality, and little to complain about. This lens is sharp almost from the get-go, excellent in the centre and at the edges when shooting wide open at f/1.8 and outstanding between f/2.8 and f/11. It’s capable of producing some nice bokeh effects for an f/1.8 lens, helped by the ability to focus as close as 17cms away from your subject. There is some mild barrel distortion and vignetting at f/1.8, but both of these can be corrected in post-processing. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled and it even produces some nice sun-star effects at f/16-f/22.

The build quality is very good, certainly on a par with the RF 24-105mm kit zoom, with the built-in weather-proofing offering peace of mind in more inclement conditions. Canon also provide a good lens hood and padded case in the box. Read the review…

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM:

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Entry-Level Full Frame Camera Comparison: Nikon Z6 vs Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R

Canon Eos R

Chris and Jordan compare the current generation entry-level full frame mirrorless models from each company: the Nikon Z6, Sony a7 III, and Canon EOS R. Watch their analysis to find out where they think each model excels or has room to grow.

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Canon EOS R Review by DPReview

Canon Eos R

DPReview posted their exhaustive review of the Canon EOS R, and it is not an entirely positive review.

DPReview found a series of things they didn’t like, starting from ergonomics:

Surprisingly for a Canon camera, we’re unimpressed by the EOS R’s ergonomics. The M.Fn Bar is, in its current state, superfluous. The rear dial is too recessed, the buttons are mushy, don’t offer good feedback, and are questionably arranged on the body of the camera. Available customization options are puzzling, with great freedom in some areas and frustrating limitations in others.

From the conclusion:

In the end, it’s perhaps best to look at the EOS R as a case study for the future benefits of the RF system; all native lenses released so far are of very high quality, plus Canon offers a total of three EF lens adapters depending on your needs. But unfortunately, we find it difficult to recommend the EOS R to the broader public besides perhaps existing Canon users looking for a second, lightweight full-frame body. Because ultimately, while the EOS R is unequivocally capable of taking beautiful photos, it too often distracted us and pulled us out of the picture-taking process instead of becoming an invisible part of the process itself, as the best cameras do.

Read the review at DPReview.


The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

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