Canon EOS R First Impressions | The Technicians Review

Even the most knowledgeable gear nerds around SUNSTUDIOS can sometimes be found sneaking a technical question to our in-house expert and Senior Technical Specialist at Canon, Phillip Reid.

Today we hosted one of the first Canon EOS R bodies in our Sydney showroom. As visitors had first contact with the new Canon mirrorless system, we asked Phil for his review as well.

General impressions:

Great handling, good grip. It feels familiar even though it is a new system. It has carry-over from other Canon products.

Favourite feature:

The silent mode as it is absolutely, totally silent. And the fact that the viewfinder doesn’t black out when you take a photograph.

Favourite lens:

Actually I have two favourite lenses! The 50mm f/1.2 and the Macro 35mm. The 50mm f/1.2 because the focus is extremely accurate and the f/1.2 aperture combination of beautiful, soft backgrounds with super sharp, super accurate Dual pixel focus is a special combination. I like the 35mm 1.8 Macro because I love macro lenses! I like to shoot middle apertures around f11. But being 35mm you don’t need to stop down further to get the same depth of field as a 100mm macro lens.

Learn more about the Canon EOS R here. 

Camera technician at SUNSTUDIOS reviews the Canon EOS R