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The Canon R6 and RF Lenses (Two-Year Review)

Love this thing!

TL;DR - I don't ever really mention them, but my Canon R6 and lenses are doing great.

It was nearly two years ago that I made the Involuntary Evolution to a New Camera and Glass (Canon R6) after running over my Canon 80D DSLR. In that time, I've taken more a lot of photos and I have to say that I'm impressed with both the Canon R6 body and the lenses (Canon RF 24-240mm F4-F6.3 IS USM Lens and Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM). Most impressive to me has been the 15-35mm F2.8 lens, to the point that I've mentioned to several people that I'd happily pay whatever it cost for an RF 24-240mm F2.8 (Canon doesn't make one) to replace the lesser quality version that I'm using now.

There are only two things I wish were different about this camera:

  1. I wish the electronic viewfinder would only activate when the shutter button was half pressed, rather than being "smart" and sensing when it is brought to your eye. This sensor is too sensitive for me, and cuts the battery life in half (or worse) if I don't turn the camera off between shots.
  2. I wish there were more megapixels. With only 20MP, it's hard to crop some images (birds, planes mostly). I think 30MP would be enough. Certainly the 45MP of the R5 would be more than enough. Who knows - maybe I'll pick up an R5 when prices drop after the R5 Mark II is released!

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