Wildlife Photography With Canon EOS R6 and EF 500mm f/4

Canon Eos R6 Manual

Neat video about how to do wildlife photography with the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EF 500mm f/4 (through adapter).

Paul Miguel Photography posted a 12 minutes video about how he uses the Canon EOS R6 and the Canon EF 500mm f/4 for wildlife photography. Rather interesting because he combines a relatively new camera with a relatively old lens, which was also built for another mount type (albeit still a Canon mount). He says:

Wildlife Photography with the Canon R6 and Canon EF 500mm f/5 […] lens. I’m testing out the Eye Autofocus (Animal Eye) for this combo on beautiful Red Squirrels in Yorkshire. How well does my old Canon EF lens work with the Canon R6.. and does the Eye Autofocus Tracking Mode really work?

Canon EOS R7 vs EOS R6 – Full Comparison and Differences

EOS R7 Vs EOS R6

Here is a Canon EOS R6 vs EOS R7 comparison review.

At a glance:

Canon EOS R6 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

Canon EOS R7 at a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 1.6m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Dual UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Our friends at Mirrorless Comparison posted a neat Canon EOS R7 vs EOS R6 comparison review. From their conclusion:

[…] as soon as you start to push the R7 to its highest performance, there are important limitations to be aware of.

The drive speed of 30fps sounds great, but you have to deal with a small buffer and invasive rolling shutter (which is valid for video too). The RAW Burst setting gives you the pre-shooting mode, but the limited workflow built around it can be frustrating.

From an ergonomics point of view, the design is very good except for that large wheel located around the AF joystick, which you need to lock if you don’t want your AF point to jump all over the place.

What about the R6? Well, this one is easy. I was already well acquainted with it before the R7 arrived. It is the camera that finally put Canon amongst the main players on the mirrorless market (along with the R5).

The review comes with a rich set of sample photos, test charts, and more. Do not miss it. If you prefer watching a video review, below you find what you need.

More Canon EOS R7 reviews are listed here. For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here

Canon EOS R7:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS R6:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon Firmware Update For EOS R6 and EOS R6 (version 1.7)

Canon EOS R5 Review

Canon released a minor firmare update for the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6. At the time of writing, the updates are not available on Canon USA’s site. you can download the firmware updates from Canon Japan.

Changes are minimal:

  1. Corrected the phenomenon that, on rare occasions, the camera would not operate normally while shooting a small subject.
  2. Fixed minor bugs.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II On Its Way, Coming With Stacked Sensor?

Canon Eos R5 Eos R8 Mark Ii Canon EOS R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new rumor surfaced from the interweb of more or less silent murmurings. The Canon EOS R6 Mark II might come soon.

Twitter user how2fly posted…:

The prototype of the EOS R6 Mark II is already in testing, and it shares something with EOS R3: a STACKED sensor.

That’s not that unreal. It wouldn’t be the first time Canon introduces a new technology on a flag ship camera, and later on brings it to more affordable gear. The Canon EOS R6 is more than two years old, and might be in Canon’s update radar. If it gets the stacked sensor of the EOS R3 it would be a smart move by Canon.

how2fly was right in the past, so he or she might be right again. Let me know what you think.

Stay tuned.

Firmware Updates For Canon EOS R3 , EOS R5 And EOS R6 Released

Canon Eos R3 Review Canon Cameras

Canon released new firmware update for three EOS R cameras, the EOS R3, EOS R5 and EOS R6.

The firmware updates started to be available on Canon’s Asian sites, so we link Canon Singapore for the downloads.

Canon EOS R5 Firmware Version 1.6.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for movie recording. When [High] is selected, the camera will not automatically turn off when the temperature of the camera body and card become high, which may allow for longer movie recording than before, depending on the shooting conditions. Note that the temperature of the bottom surface of the camera may increase at this time.
2. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
3. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
4. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R6 firmware Version 1.6.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images.
2. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
3. Fixes minor issues.

Canon EOS R3 firmware Version 1.2.0 (download) incorporates the following enhancements and fixes:

1. Adds the ability to set “Custom high speed continuous” to the Drive mode. It is possible to shoot from 2 to 50 images continuously at a speed of approximately 30 to 195 fps.
2. Adds the ability to select “FHD 239.76 fps/200.00 fps” in “High frame rate.”
3. 1- Adds the ability for in camera “Depth compositing” during “Focus bracketing.”
2- Adds Focus bracketing and depth compositing with a flash (Speedlite EL-1).
4. Adds the ability of time-lapse movie recording. Note that the time-lapse movie setting is retained even if the camera enters the Auto Power Off state before starting time-lapse movie recording.
5. Adds the ability of Cloud RAW processing functionality. RAW processing with the latest image processing technology is possible. This is a paid service that requires the purchase of a Canon Imaging App Service Plan, which will be available starting July 25, 2022.
6. Adds the ability to convert multiple HEIF images into multiple JPEG images..
7. Adds the ability to set [Still Image Crop/Aspect] to [Custom Controls]. The assigned button can be used to switch between crop and aspect ratio.
8. Adds the ability to crop and resize images during transfer to an FTP server.
9. 802.1X authentication/WPA2-Enterprise now supports the PKCS#12 certificate format.
10. Adds an electronic shutter sound to be played when the mechanical shutter or electronic 1st-curtain is set.
11. Enhances the performance of “Movie Digital IS”. It stabilizes the image when taking selfies or walking shots using a wide-angle lens.
12. Adds [Auto Power Off Temp.: Standard/High] to the menu for still shooting.
13. Fixes an issue, which displays Error Code 70 on the camera, that may occur, in rare instances, when the [Disp. performance] setting is set to [Smooth].
14. Fixes minor issues.

Canon MILCs Are King In Japan In April 2022

Canon Firmware Eos Rp

Canon cameras rock, we know it all to well. However, it’s always nice to see a confirmation.

According to the statistics collected by Map Camera, Canon’s EOS RP and EOS R6 and EOS R5 are in the first 4 ranking for mirrorless market shares in April 2022 in Japan. The Canon EOS RP?, you might wonder.

  1. Canon EOS RP
  2. Canon EOS R6
  3. FUJIFILM X-E4
  4. Canon EOS R5
  5. Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH6
  6. OM SYSTEM OM-1
  7. Nikon Z9
  8. Nikon Z fc
  9. Nikon Z6II
  10. SONY FX3

The Canon EOS RP was released in 2019, so it’s a bit surprising to see it ranked first.

Stay ready for the big Canon announcement next week, on May 24, 2022.