Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2022-08-19 06:40:21

Canon EOS R5

Canon EOS R5 Ergonomics

Readers: if any errors are found, please contact me. It is always possible to miss some obscure setting, even after reading the manual and going through all the camera menus.

This page covers what I see as design and usability issues with the Canon EOS R5.

In general, my feeling after having used Sony and Nikon and Fujifilm designs that Sony and Nikon are the best thought-out, Fujifilm has some issues, and Canon really has gone backwards versus its DSLR designs.

Inaccurate autofocus, even in 100% magnified Live View

I ran into major AF inaccuracies with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 STM, with the camera focusing a good 10 feet (at least) behind the subject at distance of ~50 feet. Very consistently awful. Worse, when comparing lenses, repeated shoots could never match focus between lenses—totally hit and miss. Yeah, most of the time the focus is sharp, but where the zone of focus lands is not something you can count on.

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Sony.

Canon EOS R5, rear
Canon EOS R5 — front

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2022 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.