memo90061 wrote in post #19576521
I don't know why I never knew about the R8. I'm shocked at the price! Seems really good. I've been wanting a small camera. I started photography with a Canon T2i and left Canon for m43. I had Olympus for almost a decade and now I have a Panasonic S5ii. I LOVE it, but I took it to Mexico and my neck was hurting at the end of the day.
I'm now thinking about about the Canon R8. I'm amazed at the price and lens selection. I tend to shoot on the wider side. I would probably want the 15-30mm and a small prime like the Canon 28mm F2.8.
I think the only thing that I would really miss from the other cameras would be IBIS. I got so used to IBIS and liked challenging myself by taking 1 second pictures. haha.
Do you think the R8 would be good for travel/casual/concert pictures?
Can you post some of your concert/travel pictures?
Any other suggestions? I think the Canon R6II would be cool mostly for IBIS, but the price seems elevated compared the R8.
I have both an R8 and R6ii. Sure the IBIS is nice when you need it. However, after using a non-IBIS camera for so long...I don't tend to rely on it. It's not a major feature in my opinion. If you have lenses with IS, then the IBIS is a little irrelevant. The R8's smaller body is very nice.
But there are two issues you need to consider over a R6ii, firstly the EVF on the R8 is a lot smaller and lower resolution.
The second is the way the smaller battery gives very little warning that it is about to give up. The battery is very small and under powered.
If you are using large and heavy glass with optical image Stabilisers...it will rip though you battery in no time at all.
So those are the negatives.
On the positive side, the camera is very light. It's very small and efficient in it''s size. It's a professional / delux product. It's not a plastic fantastic toy....but a very serious camera with amazing ergonomics and build quality. It carries the same sensor as the R6ii and yields exactly the same results. It uses SD cards that are easily available (just get the really fast ones). It's max 6 FPS 1st curtain shutter or 40 using fully electronic is really fast enough. It has the same sensor readout as the R6ii...so it's in the 15ms category. Using legacy EF glass with an adapter is great with this camera because the max FPS is less than those lenses can drive (one a R6ii, the cmare's FPS exceeds the capability of the earlier mk1 EF lenses can be driven). The camera is nominally weather sealed. The flip out LCD screen is a really good and the AF is the best that Canon currently offer (yes it's the same as the R3 and R6ii....and slightly superior to the R5). As a travel camera, it's a delight....it's so light and portable. Just remember take 2 extra OEM batteries (they are quite cheap) and a charger with you.
I use mine with a lot of EF glass (I don't currently own any RF glass) and I use a drop in filter adapter with mine. This serves as my filter system of choice but also protects the exposed sensor from dust when changing lenses.