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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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 was lack of IBIS that was the deal killer for I.
Way back in August — September 2018 I genuinely thought I was going to get the Canon EOS R. I initially did NOT believe that it was NOT going to have IBIS. Well, when that was confirmed, I totally lost interest. I like and rely upon IBIS. I tend to shoot at low shutter speeds and IBIS in my Sony A7 II indulges I.
I was then all set to get a Nikon Z6. But, I had said all along that I would not buy it ahead of the Holidays and wait until the new year. Recently, with winter upon us, I decided to push that back to at least March — possibly April. No point getting a fancy, brand new camera when the light isn’t great and it is freezing outside. I am just going to be dissapointed with picture quality.
So, if I am willing to wait until March — April …
If the announced a Canon EOS R with IBIS early in the year with April availability I will definitely wait to see what it is like. I like the Canon FF mirrorless lenses and their adapters. Kind of exciting. CHOICE. The only problem might be that Canon makes it a high resolution camera, i.e., more than 35 MP.
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I am not happy BUT I think this is progress. There is one and only one Tamron lens that I am interested in. It addresses ALL my zoom needs. I really would like it to work flawlessly on a Nikon Z6. If it doesn’t I will have to get the Nikon version and that costs twice as much and is twice as heavy.
Luckily time is on my side. I don’t plan to get the Nikon Z6 till 2019. So, I have time … I think.
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I do NOT have ANY hands-on experience with adapters — on any camera. I have stayed away from ‘adapted’ lenses. But, MY main rationale for migrating to Nikon is to be able to use affordable existing lenses. Why now? Because until the Z6/Z7 Nikons did NOT make a full-frame mirrorless. Simple as that.
This does NOT make sense to I.
If a Tamron lens, with a Nikon FX-mount, works flawless on a Nikon D850, then it is a full-compatible Nikon FX-mount lens. The FTZ adapter should support without a glitch.
I suspect that Nikon has firmware inside the Zs that are rejecting Tamron lenses. That is not good.
Yes, of course, I will stay on top of this.