mhickman wrote in post #18822901
I love my grips. I have them on the 6D and while $400 was a bit much, I just bit the bullet and got it.
I might bye the bullet on the RF 24-105mm ... been holding off, but I found out more about the EOS R this weekend.
THE EOS R is a BEAST !!
This weeked, I shot a redwood wedding, then something I've never done before - sports in leisure time. There was a school championship drawing teams from as far as Sacramento. I shot my EOS R and 5DS together using my Spiderpro holster. Neither body is meant for sports, and the RF model only has one card, but I sure learned much more.
The EOS R platform with the 3rd ring adapter and touch screen focus make for much more capable tool than I realized the past few months since I only shot a few times and didn't use the features as much. But on the court I could swipe the focus point much quicker to set up framing players. And in the forest as light changed by the minute, I could dial ISO with the ring (plus swipe the screen to track focus).
For nailing in-focus shots with people, the EOS R slaughters the 5D mk iii I had, or the 5DS. And when I alternated to the 5DS viewfinder it reminded me of murky water compared to the superb EVF of the EOS R. In the past, I've mainly used the 5DS for hours straight by itself. This was the first time alternating every 10 minutes for a couple hours.
I also found out that sports shooting is really specialized. In first minutes during free-throw shots, I noticed how right handed players arms blocked their face taking the shot, and most are right handed. So I went to the other side of the court for that part. At least the way I'm guessing for composition, it seemed best to have a focus point to the side of the frame selected to follow a player so others would fill the opposite side of the frame for context. But I see exactly why Jared Polin stated to the effect that a joystick could be pointless.
In the redwood grove, another photographer carrying a 5D mk iii came by and I asked him to take a group shot so I could spare a timer and tripod. He took one shot and said "THIS IS A GREAT LENS !!" ... the RF 50mm 1.2 was mounted, but it really boils down to the Camera + the lens. I was bouncing a speedlite at 1/32 power into an umbrella to erase a some shadow under these 300 foot redwoods.
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