You’ve been palming your credit card and staring at your cart on B&H debating with yourself to finally press the “Place Order” button for four weeks, but you're still unsure. Will your full-frame mirrorless dreams meet your real world expectations? Will the hype of new lenses for the RF mount and the promise of never before seen glass like the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens be what wins you over?
Kai Wong has taken the Canon EOS R on the streets and given a play by play of what it’s like using the new full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon. In many ways it’s what you expect from the camera brand; a consistent and well thought out camera system that takes most of its design and software cues from the previous full-frame cameras in the Canon line up. That, unfortunately, may be where you and Kai begin to scratch your heads knowing that Canon can do some things much better but then they simply don’t put those options into their system launch camera body.
Kai delves into the stills portion of the camera body and shows how well this first generation full-frame mirrorless from Canon performs and may be a great option for those looking to get a leg up and into the RF system. It’s great to see how a more real world test of the auto focus system can dispel any wild expectations for those looking at this new body for their kit. Kai also goes through the video options for this new camera and how working with the cropping and EF-S mount lenses affects the functionality of the body overall. If you’re looking at this camera specifically for video then definitely watch this portion to see if you are willing and able to deal with the limitations that seemingly just don’t make much sense, especially to Kai.
Have you placed your order for the Canon EOS R or the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens are you still on the fence with adding the new mirrorless system? If you’re using any other mirrorless systems, what is the Canon EOS R doing better or worse in contrast to that system?