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The New Canon EOS RF 24-240mm Lens & Canon EOS RP Camera May Make Me Flip-Flop Back To Canon.

by Anura Guruge


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That Nikon does not have a native Z-series 24-240 mm (or close) all-in-one zoom kills me. I have a 24-240mm on my Sony a7 II and it is what I use 95% of the time. That is a good all-purpose zoom for I.

What I hate about the Canon EOS R family is the lack of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS). But, as Canon points out they do offer 5-stop Image Stabilization (IS) on some select RF lenses, the 24-240 being one of them.

Then the other lens that I might initially consider, the very-affordable 35mm MACRO also has IS.

I can live with just these two lenses for a long time. I really am not that fussy. Yes, I would like a decent f/1.4 50mm, just in case, BUT for this I am willing to consider an adapted lens.

And then there is the NEW Canon EOS RP.

Much more to my liking than the Canon EOS R. 30MP was overkill for I. I do not need that amount of resolution. I also hated the top LCD window. Don’t need it. Just adds weight and complexity. I have a 3″ LCD that has all the same info. So, the EOS RP is a much better match — though the 250 shot battery life is crushing (though I do walk around with 3 batteries for my Sony a7 II).

So, back to the drawing board again.

I want that 24 -240 and the Canon EOS RP looks like a good fit for it. Small and light. Ideal for my needs, especially when hiking. At 65 I really am not that keen about lugging 6 lbs of camera gear around.


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by Anura Guruge

IF The Supposed Canon EOS RP, Due Soon, Does Not Have In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), It Is DOA!

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It was lack of IBIS that was the deal killer for I.


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If it doesn’t have IBIS it will be a total waste of time — let alone money. 

Just last week, as you can see above, Canon’s CEO said that they expect the camera market to FALL 50% by next year! That is a HUGE drop in sales, BUT easy to see. Smartphones are making cameras obsolete. Even I, a camera buff, use my Google Pixel 2 much more than my two high-end cameras! Yes, I plan to get a new full-frame mirrorless soon, but I am in that shrinking pool of folks still interested in buying a real camera.

So, I am keeping a very close eye on this upcoming Canon announcement. I will, of course, keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

I Am Willing To Wait Till April 2019 For A Canon EOS R With In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS).

by Anura Guruge


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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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by Anura Guruge

‘The New Camera’ Website Consigns The ‘Canon EOS R’ To Be An Entry Level Full-Frame Camera!

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Yes, they are an Indian outfit, out of India, that is v. good at scouring the Web for camera rumors but with limited technical understanding and a grasp of English not that dissimilar to Donald Trump. (That they have ‘a entry’ illustrates the latter, to a ‘T’.)

Yes, the Canon EOS R, lacking In-Body Image Stabilization does come up short and I had already discounted it, in favor of the cheaper Nikon Z6, with IBIS, BUT this was amusing to see. Canon could not have been happy because this is a Website that gets a LOT of hits because they are good at giving you scoops.

Just thought I will share this with you in case you hadn’t seen it. It was from September 8, 2018 — 3-days ago.


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Canon EOS R: This One Picture In “Engadet” Killed It, TOTALLY, For I!

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All from this ‘engadget.com’ article.


When I saw that picture I knew at ONCE, without a shadow of doubt, that the Canon EOS R is NOT for I!

Those seeds are NOT in focus, though you can see that he tried to focus on them. That is NOT bokeh. He was trying to get the center in focus. I can relate to that pictures. Many of my pictures follow that composition.

Part of this has to do with the lack of IBIS. Shame.

I am SCRATCHED off the Canon EOS R from my list. It is now the Nikon Z6.


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Canon EOS R — Lack Of In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) Is A Real BUMMER!

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All from ‘DPReview.com’


The inexplicable absence of IBIS on the Canon EOS R is a real issue — and as you can see from the Forum thread above I am by no means in the minority here.

I tried to sneak in a few minutes here and there to do some research. I am NOT big into changing lenses. So, at most I might get 4 lenses: 2 zooms, one 50mm and one macro. And therein lies the problem, to begin with. The native EOS R RF mount 50mm lens does not have IS! So, that rules it out. Also not happy that the Tamron 18-400 I am eyeing only has 2.5 stop IS. That is half of what I am used to.

This is a real problem.

The more I research the more I get convinced that I might be better with the Nikon Z6.


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Realizing That Canon EOS R MIGHT Not Be As Optimum For My Needs As The Nikon Z6.

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Wow, that was an epiphany this morning studying the actual Canon EOS R announcement. I had kind of convinced myself that the Canon EOS R, with its supposed ‘better’ autofocus capabilities, would suit my needs more than the Nikon Z6 unveiled last week.

But, over the day I started having doubts, serious ones at that.

I had initially thought that the LACK of IBIS — In-Body Image Stabilization — was but a nasty rumor put out there to detract from Canon. Not so. The Canon EOS R does not have IBIS. I need to study this. Maybe Canon, with its lens-specific image stabilization, can get away with it. But, I need GOOD IBIS. I rely on it, heavily, on my Sony a7 II. I rarely if ever use a tripod and I also shoot at low shutter speeds. So, I need IBIS.

IBIS is the biggie. Then there is ISO and the lack of JPEG image sharpening in-camera.

On the other hand I am in LOVE with the adapters. Never mind the camera I want one or two of those adapters — the one with the added ring and the other with the filter-slot. These are NEAT. Love how THIN they are. I have stayed away from adapters because they always looked bulky. Not these. These look just right.

So, a LOT of research to do. But, time is on my side. No hurry. I, however, put two of my remaining Sony lenses for sale on eBay.

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