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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.
I set up this Facebook page, on a whim, on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 — 24-hours ahead of the announcement of the Canon EOS R Full-Frame mirrorless. At that point I had convinced myself that the EOS R was going to be my next camera — in place of the Sony a7 II that I have now had for nearly 18-months (and 25,000 shots).
I am no longer sure that I will get an EOS R, BUT I might as well have fun with the page I created while I am still somewhat interested and motivated.
Please visit. IF you like it, like it!
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.
I fully understood why Nikon and now, supposedly, Canon, would announced Full-Frame mirrorless cameras. Nikon & Canon are leaders in Full-Frame DSLR cameras and have tons of Full-Frame lenses for their DSLR. For them it was the transitioning from DSLR to mirrorless SOMETHING that I knew was inevitable 4-years ago when I decided that I was going mirrorless from the start.
Panasonic makes good cameras and I loved the Panasonic FZ1000 I owned a couple years ago. It took lovely pictures. But, Panasonic doesn’t even have APS-C lenses.
This makes NO sense to I. But, the rumored Canon EOS R sure does.
The Nikon Z6 announced last week had me quite interested, but I acknowledged that I was going to wait to see what Canon was going to rejoin with. Well, it is still rumor and conjecture, BUT I think there is some fire behind this smoke.
IF the rumors are true we should get an announcement next week! Wow.
Again, as with the Nikon Z6, much of my interest is in the possibility of getting my hands on a broader selection of affordable lenses — albeit via an adapter.
This Canon, like the Nikon Z6, is unlikely to be available much before Christmas 2018 — and I will NOT preorder. Have been burned too many times. Will wait for the second batch of production units. By then I would have gone past the 30,000 photo mark on my now 18-month old Sony a7 II. 30K is a respectable number of shots with any camera.