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Canon EOS R: NEW Firmware and UPDATED Mirrorless Camera (Real-world Review)

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Canon EOS R

As a professional photographer, I'm always on the lookout for the best tools to help me capture the perfect shot. Recently, I had the opportunity to use the Canon EOS R on a client shoot, and I have to say, I was thoroughly impressed. I've used the Canon R before, but never on a real job, so this was a great opportunity for me to put it to the test.

If you're switching from a DSLR to a mirrorless camera, be prepared for a learning curve. While there is a difference in the way you adjust ISO and white balance, I found the buttons on the EOS R to be quite intuitive, especially if you're familiar with other Canon cameras. The electronic viewfinder was also a pleasant surprise. I typically don't like using it, but in this case, I found that using the live view on the back of the camera helped me engage with my clients more effectively.

One of the biggest benefits of the EOS R is its autofocus. The camera is incredibly easy to focus, and with the recent firmware update, it's even better. You can simply tap on a face and the camera will follow it, freeing you up to engage with your subjects and capture the perfect shot.

I was also able to shoot at lower apertures than I normally would, as I was concerned about the accuracy of the focusing. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that the focusing was super sharp, even at lower apertures. This was a weight off my shoulders, as I could focus on capturing the perfect shot without worrying about the technical aspects.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the Canon EOS R. If you're a professional photographer looking for a high-quality mirrorless camera, I highly recommend giving it a try. And if you want to learn more about my personal branding, be sure to check out my free branding guide by clicking the link below. It's filled with plenty of inspiration and tips for your photography business.

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