Well it wasn’t too bad but you would think that all the years I have been taking photos, I would have figured this one out.s
If you have been following me you will know that Canon Professional sent me their new Canon EOS R ( mirrorless camera) to test. One of the features I was excited to try out was their silent mode…no mirror..no sound..( is that a Bob Marley song?)
Anyway, I love the fact that there is NO SOUND when you push the button..I mean the possibilities, concerts, weddings, news conferences, street photography, spy photography…you get the idea.
I took the camera outside to test how it would work in different modes…I start with the A+ mode, fully automatic and pretty much fool proof. Click, Click Click..then I try the Manual mode, the mode I prefer for creative control…no click; no click ; no click….” Great! the camera doesn’t work, completing forgetting that I put it on silent. What I didn’t realize is that the silent mode does not work on the A+ mode..so it is not entirely my old man mind.
I rushed back home to call Canon Professional Service and ask them why the camera wasn’t working….As I am speaking to the very patient tech person, the bulb goes off in my head…ahhhh it’s on silent mode…and there is no silent mode in the A+ mode….I do a 180 and begin liking the camera again…Tomorrow the camera sees real action when I shoot some images for the book and on Monday when I shoot the possible cover..
Commandment #1 Know thy camera functions! that’s the part of the tablet that broke off when Moses broke the tablet…
Next topic will be : Did you know you can transfer via wifi from the camera to your iPhone or Computer using the Canon EOSR? How to:
So I got a complaint from my dog Chaol yesterday that I was spending to much time photographing Capella. In fact she stayed in bed all morning moping. I promised I would do a photo session with her after I made breakfast for kids, and their lunches and dropped them off at school, she agreed and we did a paw promise.
Considering I was hand holding at 1/4 and her face is still sharp is pretty good. The lens has an image stabilizer to prevent shaking but for some reason the new Canon EOSR does not have a body stablelizer like it’s competitors Nikon, Sony, Lumix etc..I imagine Canon will be coming out with another update of their Mirrorless camera by the end of the year, probably a professional version that will have the stablizer in the body. Even still pretty good for hand holding the camera.
The other thing I noticed the EOSR does not have is a duel slot for two SD Cards, like its competitors, which I imagine it will down the road. Thus far I really like the functionality of the is camera. I like the LCD Screen the pulls out and you can rotate it 360. This is all new to me and I am exciting about all the different perspective I will be able to shoot my subjects without contorting my body. What really impresses me is how I can focus on the screen and push down on the screen to take the photos.
I am shooting in the all the modes for control, because I am a controlling kind of person when it comes to photography, I am not sure about the rest of like. I did notice their A+ mode which is amazing with focus, ISO, color balance etc…and combine that with silent shooting and you can go completely stealth…Street photographers would love this function…
It was a snowstorm, Fed-X was 3 hours late with the delivery of the Canon EOS R and RF 24-105 F4 L IS USM but what fun I had when it arrived…
I was off to the races and opened up the box. I am a Canon Professional Service member and asked to borrow the new Canon EOS R Mirrorless camera to try out. When I took the camera and lens out of the box I knew this was the future of the DSLR…I glanced at the instructions and just started shooting intuitively.
It was a disaster at first and I had to compose myself and go back to the basics, where are the controls. The first thing I fell in love with was touch screen focusing. All I had to do was touch the screen where I wanted to focus and BAM!!!! it’s in focus. Then I tried manual and stumbled to find the aperture and shutter controls and BAM!!! that was easy…I have only had it about an hour and now I have to run and pick up the kids,,,so I will get back to my comments about a full frame mirrorless camera later so stay tuned…
I will be using the camera this weekend to shoot some images for the book on lighting and hopefully I will be shooting the cover this Monday …I have the perfect model and a great location..but in the world of photography until it happens it doesn’t exist…
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