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Very 1st Picture With My ‘Canon EOS RP’.

by Anura Guruge



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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I Ordered A ‘Canon EOS RP’ Camera With The RF 24-105 F/4 L IS USM Lens From Amazon/Cardinal Camera.

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So, I finally did it! I ordered a Canon EOS RP full-frame, mirrorless camera to replace the Sony a7 II (which was also full-frame and mirrorless) that I sold, on eBay, a few weeks ago.

After much soul-searching I had decided that the Canon EOS RP, despite not having In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), is the best camera for I since all the lenses I plan to get have built in Image Stabilization (IS). I like the lenses that Canon has or plan to have over those available by Nikon for the Z6.

Right now I only ordered the RF (i.e., mirrorless mount) 24-105m f/4 L IS USM lens. People rave about it and it fits into my preference for zooms.

I ordered it, as a bundle, from Amazon — the bundle supplied by ‘Cardinal Camera‘. I have bought cameras and lenses from Cardinal in the past with good luck. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I hadn’t actually planned to order today. I was going to wait until mid-week. Then I saw that it wasn’t 2-Day Prime. So, to be on the safe side I pulled the trigger.

The bundle comes with the EOS RP grip and the ‘EF-EOS R’ mount adapter. So, that is quite the deal. Good price.

I am NOT going to get many lenses this time around. At most 4, most likely 3. The next is going to be the affordable and highly-rated RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS.

Note both lenses have ‘IS’. This was the only reason I was able to justify getting the Canon EOS RP.


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I Am Leery Of Camera Bundles, But They Can Be So Tempting.

by Anura Guruge



Ah, the joys, challenges and frustrations of looking for a new camera. Yikes. Having not bought one for nearly 2-years I had forgotten the choices you have to evaluate.

I was convinced that I had talked myself out of camera bundles. But, it appears that the temptation is still strong and I di buy my Sony a7 II as a bundle.

So, so many bundles — on Amazon. Mind blowing. Yes, I immediately reject some — e.g., Beach Camera.

You just don’t know who you can trust. Yikes, again.


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

by Anura Guruge



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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I Have A ‘Canon EOS R’ Page On Facebook.

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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!


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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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The Rumored Panasonic Full-Frame Camera Has Me Baffled — But, WHY?

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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.


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Nikon Z6 Piqued My Interest, Rumored Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Has Blown My Socks OFF.

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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.

Stay tuned.


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