I do not deny your comments but at the same time I don't think I am missing the point. I was actually hoping that it would work as normal on my EOS R with the adapter. I could have lived with manually setting the camera to aps-c mode but I was worried that the constant ticking of the lens trying to stabilize would at some point harm the lens. The exercise was disappointing but I actually came out ahead in many ways except the extended reach.
Currently there are a number of aps-c lenses out there now that with the firmware upgrade and some without work well with the adapter.
Your right of course. I was just my thinking not what I actually meant.
Also I don't believe that all the firmware for each lens can be changed or is economically feasible. In either case I didn't want to wait around especially now that I found my IQ went up exponentially.
I would have waited for a native EOS Zoom but I think that will also be awhile.
For those that have moved to the EOS R and are trying to use EF-S Lenses. I have found that not all non-Canon Lenses are compatible. This is documented in various places but is somewhat non explicit. In my case I had a Tamron 18-270 (B008) that would work ok but would not notify the camera to switch into aps-c mode ( this issue can be mitigated by manually switching to aps-c through the menus.) Additionally it had a problem with IS and it had to be switched to off.
I was not satisfied with the IQ so I decided to look for another FF lens to replace this EF-S (This thanks to the idea being put in my head by CHG Canon). Wound up getting a Canon 70-300 to replace the Tamron. No regrets at all on this unexpected purchase at all.
The point being if you are going to use EF-S lenses with the EOS R make sure they are Canon or are 100%compatible.
LOVE THIS CAMERA! It was bought as a backup but has evolved into a regular carry in places I don't want to carry my DSLR now my EOS R. It has as improved my wife's photography 200%.
My daughter has the G9 II and loves it. Consumers report rates them both in the top 10.
Lucky you. Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. Been going there for over 30 years on business in the beginning now just for pleasure. Architecture, food and sights are all top notch.
Consider the following:
Casa Milà-La Pedrera
La Boqeria (On Las Ramblas)
I normally stay in the Gothic Quarter somewhere close to Plaça Reial which is convenient to the Ramblas and general sights.
For getting around and a really good day tour to cover most all the major sights check out Barcelona Day Tours. They won't get you into the Sagrada Familia just all around it, but you can go back another day to do that. They get you into Montserrat and try to time it so you hear the Choir.
If you wake up early and get the Las Ramblas there normally are very few people at that time.
Yes, I considered that but it is the only lens I have with reach. It has always been my walk around. I've seen good prices on a Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens but I'm not sure as the reviews seem mixed.
First I'd like to thank those on UHH for their EOS R contributions as they aided me in my research. I've had an interest in mirrorless for quite a while and spent allot of time watching the technology.
Finally I decided that there was always going to be something lacking in people’s minds for any particular hardware release. So I decided to make a decision based upon my shooting preferences and what was available.
I am coming from a 70D so I assume I would be seeing significant improvements in capability as opposed to those that have been shooting higher end cameras all along.
The first thing that I noticed is that the hardware appears to be totally software controlled. Not that the previous cameras were not. It's just that the interface is more demonstratively pronounced on the software side. For me it was easier to understand since I come from a computer software and hardware background.
Speed - Wow this was a real surprise I didn't expect the almost instantaneous movement through the menu system, focus, and Exp Bracketing.
EVV - I was very pleased to see that this was done so well. Resolution is great and the sensor that turns off the screen when your eye using the eye piece is a nice feature. Although this can sometimes be irritating when using the menu system as the screen will turn off if you get a finger too close the the eye piece sensor.
IQ - Big plus
APS-C - good and bad. Although the camera does switch into aps-c mode when using those lenses with the adapter, It only works for canon lenses and those third party lenses that have the appropriate software updates. My Tamron didn't work so I have the dark ring in my pictures. I can remove it in PP but I need to examine this more closely.
Speedlite - I have never been very good at working with my speedlite (430EXII) so I have more work to do there.
All in all I am very satisfied with the operation and performance so far., so much so that I will probably sell my 70D and accessories at some point.
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Just out of curiosity have you tried using the the EF EOS R adapter with any of your aps-c lenses with your EOS R?
I divide my shoots into folders by camera. I can then change all photos in a folder to set lens type, crop etc. etc. Then when I am through I can view all folders, scan do individual editing etc.
There is a lot to the answer based upon what type of SSD. Much much more information is needed to get a decent answer.
Laptop or Desktop?
What type of SSD will your motherboard support?
What operating system?
How familiar are you with operating system software?
How are you with computer hardware in general?
I replaced my HD with and SSD. Incredible increase in performance (970EVO Up to 3400 MB/s Read Speed
Up to 2500 MB/s Write Speed.)
However not all motherboards support the M.2 standard and even then you have several different pin-outs and options. You may have to go with and internal Sata. They are slower but still a big difference in performance.
Do your research first and determine what you have and what your motherboard will support and go from there.
I also replaced the 500GB M.2 in my laptop with a 1TB M.2 for more storage. Then rolled over the 500GB to my desktop for a day drive/temp working.
I think that is what we refer to as Christmas Cactus as it blooms around that time of year. We have about five on our patio.
Beautiful when in bloom.
I had an office and flat in Brussels before I retired. I would spend my weekends in Brugge, Gent, or Antwerp. Would live there if it was not for family and friends in Florida.
I typed in G7x in the search and it came up with several threads. No results when typing it other ways. Hope that helps.
There are several notes about the G7XMkii. Some of them from myself. Do a search on this forum.
In short, I love this camera! Consumer Reports rate it above the G5 but then again there are feature differences that may point you to the G5.