Meaning you'll need to develop some new profiles? I've seen a number of folks talk about Canon DPP, but I'd prefer to stick w/LR.You mean in JPEG or RAW ? I own both an EOS 70D (and 300D, 20D, 40D and M5 before that) and now the RP. I shoot in RAW and use Lightroom Classic to correct. Although I just got the RP, what surprises me so far is that my user standard corrections in Lightroom seem now a bit overdone/ oversaturated.
Either, JPEG or raw although I only shoot raw. I suppose what I'm getting at and really should have mentioned in my first post on this thread, is that I'd like to establish whether the R cameras and lenses produce files similar or the same to their DSLR counterparts, you know, the 'character'. For example, I have a Nikon D800E, very old in this day and age, but I love the files that come from it with the Nikkor/ Voitlander lenses. However, when I see the files from the latest Z cameras, whilst I am sure they are technically perfect at the corners etc etc, they do seem somehow a bit more plasticy computer generated. At least that's the impression I get - maybe I'm wrong, but I'm sort of hoping that's not the case with the R cameras and if so, I could consider buying one of them in the next 12 months.You mean in JPEG or RAW ? I own both an EOS 70D (and 300D, 20D, 40D and M5 before that) and now the RP. I shoot in RAW and use Lightroom Classic to correct. Although I just got the RP, what surprises me so far is that my user standard corrections in Lightroom seem now a bit overdone/ oversaturated.
Do you know which Z? The D800e had the AA filter canceling filter. The Z6 has an AA filter, like the D750. The Z7 does not like, the D810 & D850. So make sure you're looking at Z7 images......I have a Nikon D800E, very old in this day and age, but I love the files that come from it with the Nikkor/ Voitlander lenses. However, when I see the files from the latest Z cameras, whilst I am sure they are technically perfect at the corners etc etc, they do seem somehow a bit more plasticy computer generated. ......
Be careful with Lossy compression. I've run into a few applications over the years that have problems with Lossy (at least Nikon and Adobe Lossy for sure). Is there a Lossless setting? I know Nikon does and I can't remember ever having any issue with that setting........The new CRAW CR3 file option produces 24MP RAW files the same size as my 16MP m43 files (about 25MB), but a lot cleaner and more detailed (albeit at a lossy compressed format)
Yes, there is a lossless option. Good to know, though, so thanks!Be careful with Lossy compression. I've run into a few applications over the years that have problems with Lossy (at least Nikon and Adobe Lossy for sure). Is there a Lossless setting? I know Nikon does and I can't remember ever having any issue with that setting.
One condition of getting one of these new cameras for me is a quick straightforward quick and effective way of using my adapted lenses but it seems like the RP Nikon Z and A7II cameras, both of which I’ve looked at can’t do this as effectively as my old X-T1. Shame.I would love any help on these things, as due to the below issues (which is a copy from a post I have on a different forum) I am considering selling the RP, but would love any input if I’m wrong on any of this...
OK, so a few things about the RP on the negative side.
The positive side is a full frame sensor, and my 35/1.8 is coming next week, so we'll see what the results look like for a lens that is 17.5/0.95 m43 equivalent and also with about 2 stops better high ISO - thinking this might be good for family stuff indoors, evening campfires, etc. But I ALSO got the RP w/24-240 for various action/family shots, given the much better C-AF. I wanted to explore the RP as becoming my "main" camera with the G85 moving to "telephoto" status, but I'm not so sure now.
Some negatives that I think will stop the RP from being my "do-everything camera" and will reduce it to a niche:
My other complaints which I knew about going in are -- left-handed on/off switch, the weight (750g) of the 24-240, and the lack of weather sealing, which is not about going out in the rain, but reducing dust to the sensor, TBH, or moving out in humid mornings, which I do. At least for me. I'll make a call on keeping it after I receive the 35/1.8 next week.
- I was all over this last night and this morning, and have concluded that it does not have an AF + MF mode. You have to go into a menu - not the Q menu control panel, but an actual menu- or assign a fun button, th change from AF to MF. Additionally, while it has focus peaking (once you put it into MF mode), the peaking colors are NOT available when you are in magnification mode, which is a PITA. It's great to have peaking on the overall image, but I don't have full confidence that I'm focused on the critical spot. I prefer peaking in the magnified view.
Which leads me to think this is really going to be a "trust the AF mode" camera for me (which takes me back to my DSLR days), as I don't see the point to the double-back-flips to go into MF, only to not really be sure. So...this reduces my trust in it for my wildflowers and still life shooting. We'll see. (My G85 has more dots and a higher effective EVF magnification, as well as peaking in the magnification mode. It's a sweet little setup).
- The silent mode is only present as a scene mode, not a setting. Which I read about, so I understood that going in BUT that scene mode also does NOT support burst shooting NOR does it support raw. So, if you want silent, you get one jpg at a time.
- I should have know this, but didn't realize the low burst rate of 5fps. It supports 8fps without C-AF to which I say "what's the point?" I can do 9fps on my G85 today without C-AF. So, some solid AF tracking (which was one of the reasons I wanted to try it out), but low FPS. I haven't yet tested out the C-AF accuracy, but as I was getting 6fps on the G85 with about a 50-66% keeper rate, the RP better prove it's C-AF is amazing. But even if it's 100%, I might be getting 5fps of keepers on the RP vs. 3-4 on the G85. Not that huge of an improvement, or at least not as big as I wanted. If it's 75% That's just below 4 keepers, in which case - what's the point? This leads me to the conclusion that the RP for action is only very marginally better than my old 6D, as well as my current G85.
- Battery Life - I just added this one, as I forgot about it. It does chew batteries. Power saving features include lowering the EVF refresh rate (not keen on that) or "ECO" mode, which I tried, and is super annoying. Not making this up, as it's from the Canon site itself "The screen darkens when the camera is not used for approximately two seconds; approximately ten seconds after darkening, the screen turns off." I don't know about you, but I can't do much of anything in 2 seconds. I tried ECO mode, and disabled that immediately.
I am happy to be corrected on ANY of the above, but as of right now, upgrading from my G85 to a G95 or even (especially) a G9 might be a better move, and then maybe add a Sigma 16/1.4. Or keep the RP w/the 35/1.8 and maybe an adapted fast 50, and the RP is the specialist camera.
My RP arrived yesterday.
First impression - very pleased.
Not a bells and whistles kind a body but seemingly pretty capable.
Feels good in the hand. A little like my old G85.
Can't wait for the weekend.