The Canon EOS R3 arrived and needed set up for use. Following are the steps I took to make an out-of-the-box R3 ready for use (subject to change as I acclimate to the camera).
I make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
To copy this configuration means you intend to shoot as I do - including in RAW-only format. While this setup works great for me, you should adjust your setup as needed.
If you can't remember your menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a great idea. Anytime your camera is reset to factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced or when acquiring an additonal camera, you will be ready to create your setup quickly while ensuring that an important setting is not omitted. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to set it up quickly. Consider saving the camera settings to a card (Tools menu, tab 5, Save/load cam settings on card) for an easy restore.
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As predicted by Tamron's MTF charts, this G2 lens is an outstanding performer.
Is this the sharpest Sony E-Mount general-purpose zoom lens? Here are some comparisons to get started with that answer:
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Having less than two complete copies of your files, including one stored offline at an offsite location, is unacceptable, and I'm comfortable with no less than three complete backups.
I have been using WD external hard drives for this purpose for ... practically as long as they existed.
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The wide aperture and exceptional portrait focal length range has garnered this lens a lot of attention.
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Expect outstanding quality:
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Review: Sony Alpha 1
Comparisons make evaluating a camera's performance much easier. To get started, check out the comparison against the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Right, the lenses are different, but both produce outstanding image quality and are essentially distortion free at the tested focal lengths. In this comparison, the two cameras show similar image quality with the R3 having slightly more resolution, as expected.
Another interesting comparison is against the EOS R6. What I notice most here are the R3's cleaner details, including less false color, at the pixel level.
The comparison against the R5 shows the R5's strong resolution advantage.
Again, the Canon EOS R3 review is actively being updated, with discussion of the image quality now added.
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A 9+ rated used Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM Lens is also available.
The Canon EOS R3 Advanced User Guide is now available for download.
The review is actively being updated, and I'll add a discussion of the results to the image quality section very soon.
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Check out our Sigma 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Review.
Review: Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
Just posted: Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Lens Review
As I said before, the light weight, compact size, long focal lengths, and affordable price tag assure this lens high popularity.
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Note that the items listed below received a correspondingly nice discount in the refurbished gear section at the Canon USA Store. For example, the refurbished RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens is now priced at only $318.99, marked down from $399.99.
With supply levels low, don't expect to see major savings promotions on the hottest gear this Christmas season. If the item you want is in stock, buy it now. Otherwise, still order now to reserve your place in line.
|Canon EOS-1D X Mark II||$1,500.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EOS R||$200.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens||$150.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens||$300.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens||$280.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens||$20.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Lens||$100.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
|Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens||$100.00||B&H | Adorama | Amazon|
A $100.00 instant savings is also available for the Speedlite EL-1.