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  • Time to switch to Sony ? Due to Lack of Lenses options & RF being Overpriced!

    Posted by Shoeb Saiyad on June 27, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Hello Friends,

    Need your advise..

    I am a Canon user since ages – current Body is R5 and R – (astro-modified). I mainly do Landscape & Nighscape photography and recently started doing wildlife photography. I currently have Tamron 150-600 G2 paired with on R5. I have noticed that fast action – Birds in fligh or Osprey photography – my keeper rate is hardly 15-20%. R5 is an amazing camera but to use its full potential (focusing) need to use native Canon Lenses. I feel RF lenses are overpriced and canon does not allow 3rd party lenses at this point in time. So I am thinking of moving to Sony A7RV and getting Sony FE 200-600 ?

    It would be great to know your thoughts , and hear from anyone who feels the same or has done the switch from Canon -> Sony

    Thanks

    Shoeb

    Shoeb Saiyad replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 12 Replies
  • 12 Replies
  • Parimal Bansal

    Member
    June 27, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    In the same boat. Canon is losing a lot of loyals to Nikon and Sony

  • Dr Saurabh Manna

    Member
    June 27, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    You can buy Canon RF 100-500. It’s an amazing fast lens with unbelievable sharpness. Though it is costly but worth for money.

    • Shoeb Saiyad

      Member
      June 28, 2023 at 3:19 am

      Yes ! I was really tempted to get that but if we use 1.4x or 2x extender the lenses can only be used at 300mm+ and aperture drops to F11 .

      • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Shoeb Saiyad.
      • Dr Saurabh Manna

        Member
        June 28, 2023 at 9:44 am

        You very rarely need that converter because it has extreme sharpness in comparison to other company lenses.

  • Sudipta Sinha

    Member
    June 28, 2023 at 10:39 am

    If you are using R5, you can surely try RF100-500. I am sure you will not regret it. Sony and Canon are good brands and are in tough competition. High-end Sony bodies and lenses also pinch pocket a lot. If I were in your position, I would not sacrifice R5 to shift to SONY.

    • Dr Saurabh Manna

      Member
      June 28, 2023 at 11:17 am

      Yes, you are very right. R5 is a very good camera in comparison to all other brands available in the market.

      • Prakash C J

        Member
        June 28, 2023 at 8:04 pm

        As an R6 user, I agree 100%.

        The RF system is a great system. Make the investment and stay with Canon would be my take.

      • Shoeb Saiyad

        Member
        June 29, 2023 at 8:26 am

        Thanks a lot

    • Shoeb Saiyad

      Member
      June 29, 2023 at 8:26 am

      Thanks for your opinion. I agree with you. I think I will get Rf100-500 soon. Thanks a lot

  • Sudhir Shivaram

    Administrator
    July 3, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    If you have still not purchased, go with SOny 200-600 and the A7R5. It’s a killer combination for birds and wildlife photography and no other combination comes close to it for similar budget. I used it recently during my Panna and Bandhavgarh tour and you will not regret the investment.

    Rgds,
    Sudhir

    • Shoeb Saiyad

      Member
      July 3, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Sudhir ji,

      I have not ordered Rf100-500 yet. I will check the sony option.

      Thanks for your input.

      • This reply was modified 10 months, 2 weeks ago by  Shoeb Saiyad.

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