Though it was pre-announced, Canon in the last few days announced the availability and the pricing for the RF 24-240mm zoom. I hadn’t looked at it much previously because it was not available.
As soon as I looked at it I noticed the absence of the RED Control Ring. Looked harder. It only has two-rings: one for zooming the other for manual focus. IT is a bona fide RF lens, so where is the Control Ring?
I went looking. Here is the answer. It does NOT have a DEDICATED Control Ring!
When you are using auto focus (AF) the focus ring can be used as the Control Ring, BUT that does not work in manual focus mode.
That is very poor and disappointing. Shame on YOU Canon. Talk about breaking a promise so early.
Well, does NOT matter. I will not buy this lens. I wasn’t going to buy Japanese anyway until they stop commercial whaling.
My new Tamron 28-300mm, with vibration control (VC), has better reach, decent image quality and a CONTROL RING because I use it with an adapter that has such a ring. So, Canon you know what you can do with your new 24-240.
Yes, I had plans for that Control Ring well ahead of purchasing my Canon EOS RP 3 weeks ago.
I like as many control wheels as I can on a camera — which is why, for about 6-months, I was totally convinced that the Fuji X-T2 was going to be my dream camera. Now, with this control ring on the lens (or on the lens adapter) I do have a 3-wheel camera.
As I show in the top diagram I assigned ISO control to that ring. Exposure compensation (EV), automatically, is on the rear wheel and since I shoot in ‘Aperture Priority’ mode most of the time, aperture setting is on the front wheel. Works great for I — though I am still getting used to finding the right — of the three rings — on my 24-105mm lens.
But, this is definitely worth keeping in mind. Really makes the Canon EOS RP a joy to use.
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Yes, the discounts, as has to be the case, is BEST on the more expensive cameras.
But, check it out. You might find a bargain that calls out to you.
Check Category ‘Camera Notes’.
I agnozied about getting a bundle.
In the end I got it ONLY because it was from Cardinal Camera and I have bought cameras and bundles, with success, from them in the past.
All I wanted was the: camera, 24-105mm f/4 L ISM USM lens, the grip and the adapter. The bundle was STILL CHEAPER than these 4 items together and this was the ONLY WAY I could get all 4 as a kit/bundle.
The rest was FLUFF. I relented and kept the 128GB SD card. It is a Class I. I shoot Class 3.
I haven’t tried the flash or the spare battery. It charged, but I haven’t put it in the camera.
I gave most it to the 18-year old daughter who has my old Canon T3i.
I am fussy about what I use with my camera.
The Canon EOS RP body.
With the grip attached.
Comes with NO instructions. The original door has to be removed. I had to work it out. You can see it in front.
The grip definitely helps. Too small without it. Should be STANDARD.
The MOST important bits. My wrist straps. I do NOT use a neck strap. Getting these on was the hardest part.
With the ‘Expert Shield’ screen protector. Worked like a CHARM the second time around. No wonder they send you TWO.
With the Canon RF 24 – 105mm f/4 L IS USM lens attached.
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It arrived today, via UPS, around 2:30pm. It took me awhile to sort everything out.
This was the very 1st picture. Actually, to be brutally honest, it was #2. The camera accidently took a picture of the floor while I was adjusting the diopter! I deleted that.
So, far, so good. I took 40-pictures in my very first batch. I will post 7 others shortly.
So, now I am back to Canon.
Oh, this was with the Canon RF 24 – 105mm f/4 L IS USM lens. That is the ONLY lens I have so far.
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