The Canon EOS R why all the hate? I’ve read a lot of negative reviews of the EOS R. Many YouTubers / Photographers have dissected this camera, talked about the specs, and how they were disappointed about this camera. The only positive reviews have seen so far are from pro photographers who are somehow affiliated to canon, some are official ambassadors so it’s a bit hard to listen to what they have to say about the camera when you know they are a part of the family.
Before we go any further, I am not a Canon ambassador, I am not paid to say what I am about to say, and I got this camera on loan from Canon for 2 weeks. Now that you have the info you are free to continue to read this article or not.
The only way to know if a camera is any good… is to test it. I know it’s not easy, I personally go to conventions, official launch parties at my local camera store or ask my rich friends if they can borrow me some gear.
We are all different, our needs are different, I don’t think there is a camera out there that would satisfy all types of photographers.
2 weeks, with the EOS R and the 24 105 f4 RF L lens… unfortunately I didn’t have a ton of photo shoots, but I had a couple and I took the risk (or not) to have this camera, and this camera only on 4 different shoots in 4 different locations.
The camera body is not too small, I just hate how close the buttons are from one another… I have to admit muscle memory wasn’t in my favor here, I accidentally touched the video record button up a few times because it is now on the top panel.
It took me half a day to get used to the electronic viewfinder. It is nice and detailed, your eye can stay glued to the viewfinder because a lot of information is available there. Another little thing that bothered in me in use is the sensor below the viewfinder. If anything goes in front of it… like your hands. When it thinks you are actually looking inside the viewfinder the screen goes black. Not great when you wish to review your photos, I accidentally had my hands in front of that sensor a few times and got that annoying black screen from time to time.
But what about the Images?
What about the praised AutoFocus?
So Would I consider owning this camera?
This sits in between the 6d mark II and the 5D Mark IV, it is not a mirrorless version of one these 2 cameras. I don’t think it is really aiming at professional shooters, so I do understand why people cringe when looking at the price tag. But then in Canon’s defense, because it’s sitting between the 6D and 5D at 25OO euros in France (body and adaptor), the price makes sense.
To sum it up, there is one thing that for me is the true revolution here, it is not the camera, It is the new mount.
If you own this camera what are your thoughts? If you don’t have it would you consider buying it? Professionally?