Here Are Some Lesser-Known Canon EOS R Facts and Settings

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Gerald Undone posted a 9 minutes video where he discusses some less known features of the Canon EOS R, and also tips and tricks for settings and customisation. If you have the “left eye issue” then this video might be for you.

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Does The Canon EOS RP Have A “Left Eye Issue”?

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Is this real? Photographer Michael the Maven made a short video where he points to what he feels is a “left eye problem” some Canon mirrorless cameras have.

Basically, Michael the Maven complains about the ergonomics and the user interface of the Canon EOS RP. He writes:

The left eye problem deals with cameras which lack a joystick and are asking photographers to use their right thumbs on the touch screen while looking through the viewfinder to move their focusing squares. The left eye problem is not unique to Canon, the Sony A6400 has the same issue, as well as a few other cameras. The reason Im picking on Canon is because I have seen this 3 times now on the Canon R, RP and M50.

Anyone made comparable experiences with Canon cameras?

Guest Post: Canon EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1D Mark II N – Two Budget Professional Camera Options

This is a guest blog by Carl Garrard of Photographic Central. Carl is a photographer and gear reviewer with focus on cameras that are still highly capable despite their age. You can follow Carl on his blog. Carl’s post appeared first here. Carl also posted a pretty interesting review about the Canon EOS 40D.

Both cameras can be found on eBay: EOS-1D Mark II N | EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1D Mark II N – Two Budget Professional Camera Options

This is a continuation of my series of articles about highly capable cameras for those of you on a budget. This article is for professionals, or those seriously seeking to be professionals. I chose these two cameras for review because you can get both for about $900.00 used if you play your cards right. Considering you’d have to pay about ten times that much when they were new to get both, I’d say they qualify as excellent subjects for my budget article series here. Warning: These are top quality professional instruments. If you haven’t held a Canon 1D series camera before (or a Nikon equivalent), you still don’t know what a top quality professional instrument feels like. I thought I did, I was wrong. And before those 5D guys jump on my case I say to them: Pick one up and use one before you reply, and you’ll know. Then, you’ll just agree and we can be friends again. 

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Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF Review (on Canon EOS R)

Samyang MF 85mm

De.Light Photo reviewed the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF, a manual lens for the Canon EOS R system.

From his conclusion:

After first mixed feelings: I am pretty excited about the lens. In terms of the results you get from this lens: it is just wow!!! Very decent images, excellent image quality – if you know how to use the lens. And in terms of useability (nice buttery manual focusing) and weather sealing it is really remarkable.

For whom is this lens for?

– It is made for owners of the R-Mount cameras – but the EF version will show similar results.

– Everybody who likes a lightweight high performance lens.

– When to take the RF Mount version instead of the EF mount? This is a very good question. For my taste: if you have decided to got with the R-Mount and/or you do discontinue with EF Mount: go for it. It is lighter and easier to handle.

– It is more a lens for enthusiasts, for people who like to shoot manual focus.

– But manual focus is so much fun to use on the Canon mirrorless cameras….

But the lens has a bit of weaknesses too:

– It is not native RF: I guess a lens designed for the 54mm bajonett diameter and the short flange distance can be even smaller and lighter

– I miss an EXIF chip – this would be even better

– The minimum focal distance: the 1.1m minimum focal distance is a sad thing. There announcement to bring this value down to 1 m will make it a bit better. I would prefer it much shorter, even shorter than the usual 85 mm…

– Not a real weakness but a wish to the designers @ Samyang: instead of a color mark please but something you can feel that you can mount the lens on the body without looking at it….

But if I look at the lens at a glance:  I give the lens a highly recommended!!!


De.Light Photo’s review of the Samyang MF 85mm f/1.4 RF comes wth a huge set of sample photos.

Canon EOS R DxOMarked, Close To Nikon and Sony but Still Behind

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The Canon EOS R has been DxOMarked and gets a score of 89.

A DxOMark of 89 puts the Canon EOS R behind the competition, with the Nikon Z 6 scoring a 95 and the Sony a7 III a 96. The EOS R’s score is very close to the one of the EOS 5D Mark IV, which is not surprising since these cameras have very similar image sensors.

From DxOMark’s conclusion:

While not possessing the low noise levels of the Nikon Z 6 and Sony A7 III, which have slightly lower pixel density and BSI architecture in their favor, the EOS R’s sensor is one of Canon’s best. It comes very close to the one used in the pro-level EOS 1Dx Mark II, particularly in its low light, high ISO capabilities.

With a low noise floor, the dynamic range of the Canon 30MP sensor greatly improves over its predecessors. The EOS R is much more capable of handling high-contrast scenes, thus allowing a photographer faced with protecting highlights at capture to lift shadows in post-processing without incurring some of the noise penalties.

With its first model in a new system, Canon has equipped the EOS R with one of its best sensors—and that, together with some very interesting lenses, signals that it’s taking “mirrorless” very seriously.

Read the review…
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