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For certain, there will probably be a small proportion who soar ship, however promoting and changing an entire system is a really costly transfer.

R mount permits a transition to RF lenses over time which is a giant profit and why I migrated to R mount however I might have simply completed the identical to Sony utilizing Metabones tailored EF lenses after which migrating to Sony lenses over time. Tailored EF lenses on R mount is seamless and higher than the Sony possibility however in the end nonetheless changing an entire system over time. Complicating the migration for me was the price of a brand new underwater housing which is one other USD1700 so shifting to Sony/Nikon was line ball for me cost-wise. My outdated 5Div housing continues to be unsold after a 12 months in the marketplace. Covid has undoubtedly affected this.
Canon customers wouldn’t have jumped to Sony for five years if not for Metabones/and many others adapters permitting EF lens utilization.

Each new digital camera from Sony, Nikon and Canon will for some time supply one thing distinctive, or have some efficiency acquire over the competitors, however inside a 12 months or in order that benefit is often misplaced, as the varied manufacturers play catch up.

True, however Canon was fairly late to the mirrorless celebration as Sony’s A7/A7R had a 5 12 months time benefit for customers to change. Even now, the RP/R our bodies had been and nonetheless are a hybrid DLSR/mirrorless providing by reusing 4-5 12 months outdated sensors. Though the RP/R had been launched 2-3 years outdated there are a number of alternative rumours and are clearly priced decrease than respective 6Dii/5Div our bodies although they’re arguably higher in lots of facets. The “12 months or so” benefit could also be more true now however actually wasn’t for five years.

So I imagine that most individuals will stick with their current model, and transition progressively from their DSLR glass to native mirrorless glass. In some instances Canon customers in all probability retain their EF glass indefinitely –

I imagine that there will probably be at the least 10 years of RF and EF lenses used on R our bodies. RF lenses are usually priced greater however have some distinctive benefits over their EF counterparts. I would not substitute my EF16-35mm/4 lens with the RF14-35mm/4 merely because of the elevated value.

e.g. there’s little level in getting the RF 400mm F2.8L or the RF 600mm F4L in the event that they already personal the EF model, as a result of the lenses are similar aside from the mount.

Not fairly similar. Sure, the welded adapter gives further rigidity however there are different benefits:
– compatibility with RF 1.4/2x teleconverters
– elevated CIPA picture stabilisation
– R mount connectivity permitting sooner AF by delivering extra energy to the AF motors
however I agree that optically there isn’t any profit to improve in the event you presently have the EF model

The additional decision of the A1 and Z9 are actually tempting, however I feel Canon customers who’re spending that amount of cash will simply be affected person and anticipate the R1.

We’re assuming that the R1 will probably be excessive res/8k. I feel that it will be a mis-step for Canon to not have this decision however historically the 1D sequence by no means had excessive res sensors.
Many present 1D customers will soar to the R3 for its apparent advantages over the 1Dxiii however will they then purchase the R1?
I am shocked that the A1’s worth has not deterred recognition particularly because the A9ii’s worth is a lot cheaper if the target market is just sports activities/photojournalists.
It is not clear to me what the R1’s market area of interest will probably be. It might be a R5 on steroids ie combining excessive res/sports activities AF/world shutter/16 bit monster that we will solely drool over because of the excessive worth :)



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