Chet wrote in post #18818020
And your thoughts on this body? Does it seem Rebel cheap? Those new lenses are fantastic.
Chet, it does not feel cheap at all. It's solid and well built like the 5D series, just smaller. After the "R" was out and I first heard that the next Canon mirrorless body would be a smaller less expensive version, my reaction was rather negative. I've changed my view. The RF-35 that I was shooting is their lowest cost RF lens, but it felt solid and anything but cheap.
The RF 50 is drool worthy. Makes my 50L look like a Nifty Fifty.
If you have larger hands you will want the definitely want the Canon Extension Grip.
The EVF is decent and the focus peaking is excellent especially for Manual Focus shooters. Getting the hang of using the touch screen in lieu of a joystick to move the AF point was a challenge at first, but I adapted.
The flip-out touch screen is great. The demo of the Macro Focus Stacking feature was impressive. No macro rail required, although you do have to use Canon's DPP software to stack the images.
For $1300 with the free EF-R adapter and the Extension Grip, what's not to like?
There may be a pattern,
First the "R" with a modified 5DMark IV sensor.
Then the "RP" with a modified 6DII sensor.
The Canon rep made a point about tooling costs and savings by using modified existing sensors, so...In the future the "R-Pro" (?) with a modified 5Ds sensor?
Sounds good to me, but what do I know?
My lasting impression of the RP is that it is a well built camera that is fun to shoot. With the RF-35 lens, I'm certain it will be popular with the street shooters.