MrChip wrote in post #18980932
Wow I love this forum! Everything written makes sense, how the EOS-R will be behind 5D IV with same sensor due to always on and the noise from the heat. Jake, if it is only slightly behind, I think I can live with that because it will be a huge improvement over my 6D II. I can say that there are many times I do not use my Canon gear due to its bulk and weight. All my DSLRs have grips on them so they are all large. Yes, I could take the grips off but there are vacations where I need to pack light and I end up relying on just my Galaxy S9. The idea of having a smaller EOS-R with a compact RF lens is also appealing. I will keep you posted on my thoughts and final decision.
I was slow to adopt the EOS-R for a number of reasons, not the least of which my prior Mirrorless have always left me a little wanting (Nikon 1V, Fuji XT1)
But with the deals recently I finally caved, and I have to say the more I use this little camera, the more I find myself truly enjoying it as a magnificent flexible tool.
- It's viewfinder and LCD are much better than my Fuji's (two generations old now)
- It uses the same batteries as my still very much in use 5D4 and 7D2 (and 5D2 IR Conversion)
- Despite being very different from a DSLR, it is Canon, so still much more familiar than any of the others I have tried.
- It's lens flexibility is amazing;
- I can use Native RF (Still don't have any)
- EF (with adapter, it's truly the same as native performance.)
- EF-S So many options! For the whole vacation camera, rather than a whole separate camera with different gear, I can just pack the EOS-R and my 18-135mm, and be completely familiar with everything, still have a compact size and weight, and use the "crop mode" for a nice 12MP image. Do you know how many times over the past decades I have temporarily "forgotten" that my EF-S won;t fit or work on half my cameras? Not so with the EOS-R!
- With "Focus peaking" and the tilty screen, and readily available adapters, any manual focus lens is going to be easier to use on the R than it would be with the DSLRs I own.
- Macro will be fun again!
- Despite all it's portability and around the house uses, don't forget it's got the 5D4's awesome FF sensor in it, so anytime I need a second FF body to use with my 5D4, I have it. If I had a 2nd 5D4, it would ONLY get used when I needed two, which is really rare. Most often my need for a second body is for wildlife work, one zoom and one on the big 500mm, in those cases the 7D2 is the 2nd body. But for event work and Senior Portraits etc., I often wished I had a 2nd 5D4. Now the same little guy I am using for fun and games will be drafted into a serious workhorse and I sacrifice nothing.
It's a great do all tool IMHO.