Canon EOS R The Next Big Thing

Canon EOS R The Next Big ThingCanon recently introduced its first full-frame mirrorless camera to use the RF mount, names Canon EOS R.

A technological breakthrough from Canon which allows you to use 4-different types of lenses in 4-different ways.

The EOS system was introduced in 1987 and it keeps rolling.

Canon says the shorter RF lens mount will allow them to design better or smaller lenses than they can for the existing EF mount.

It’s the first camera to use RF mount with RF lens. The camera is built-in with a 30.3 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor. It’s a Digital single-lens non-reflex AF/AE camera compatible with EF/EF-S mount.

It has remarkable control with impressive durability & meant for all types of uses and users.

With the EOS R, you are in the bound of getting high image & video quality.

Canon EOS R | Key Specifications

  • 30.3 MP full-frame mirrorless CMOS sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF w/5.655 selectable AF
  • UHD 4K 30fps video
  • HD video 1080p60 & 720p120
  • Canon log & 10 bit 4-2-2 HDMI Output
  • Touchscreen LCD
  • OLED colour electronic viewfinder
  • USB charge compatible
  • Silent Shutter
  • Mobile Workflow
  • USB 3.0 C-type

Why Canon EOS R is different?

Canon EOS R The Next Big Thing

Canon’s new RF mount offers unique packaging of features & capability within Canon’s lineup. The new RF mount comes with the original 54mm diameter of the EF mount & it also reduces the flange-back distance from 44mm to 20mm.

The new mount comes with a 12-pin communication system which initiates faster communication between the camera & the lens. The EOS R comes with all new Digic 8 processor which allows reading more detailed information from a gyro lens & compare it in real time against the blur seen on the image sensor.

Another new feature M-Fn Bar has been introduced for Canon cameras just next to the viewfinder. It’s a touchbar which allows to either tap or swipe to set up a customizable function. The swipe or tap function can be set to ‘off’ individually.

With the C-Raw format, the files are 40% smaller compared to the other Canon Raw files & on top of that, you won’t notice any degradation in the picture quality until you push the files by several levels.

The new EOS R is capable of recording 4K videos on top of that Dual Pixel Auto-Focus is also available during video recording.

The EOS R comes with an adapter, which is capable of mounting EF/EF-S lenses to EOSR.

Canon EOS R: Designing & FeaturesCanon EOS R The Next Big Thing

The EOS R has a comfortable grip which gives an excellent impression when you first pick it up. The body is made up of magnesium alloy which gives a tough and impressively solid feel. Canon also says it’s a fully weather sealed camera.

The EOS R is said to be a lightweight camera as it weighs around 66og (body, battery & SD card) but the body just weighs 580g. Moreover, it’s very compact with a dimension of 135.8 x 98.3 x 67.7 mm and a size of 107mm which is less than Mark IV (118mm).

The new Canon EOS R is a fully customizable camera wherein you can have multiple options to set AF. It also has Silent Motor wherein you are not going to hear autofocus.

The control ring in the front allows you to set ISO while taking pictures.

It comes in with in-built Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but also 22 custom functions.

Picture & Video

As we know the EOS R has a 30.3 megapixel full-frame mirrorless CMOS sensor. The EOS R also comes with Eye detection feature in still mode. It also has a focus guide & tilt-shift which can be used for stills and videos.

It has a 3:2 aspect ratio with RGB primary colour filters. The low pass filter is installed in front of the image sensor but that is not detachable.

Talking about the Image format it enables JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon original) & C-RAW (Canon Original).

RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording is possible in the EOS R. Colour spacing is available between sRGB & Adobe RGB. Moreover, the EOS R gives you an option to delete RAW, JPEG & RAW + JPEG simultaneously.

Canon introduced Nano-USM technology which has fast focusing capacity and excellent for video.

The C-Log gives you a better result in a video in colour grading or post-production.

Autofocus

It has a Phase-difference detection system with an image sensor also termed as Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The EOS R has a maximum of 5,655 AF points when selected with cross keys. You can see the edges of the subject highlighted as you shift focus and it’s a smart way to ensure that the subject you need is in focus.

The AF works in a low light focus (-6EV) which captures pictures at ISO 3200 f/1.4 sec to 18 EV. The standard ISO ranges between 100 – 40000 somewhere similar to 6D Mark II. The ISO range can be expanded down to 50 and up to 51,200 or 102,400.

The camera has 3 focusing modes.

  1. Single AF
  2. Servo AF
  3. Manual Focus

Display

Canon EOS R The Next Big Thing

Canon EOS R has a TFT colour liquid crystal monitor with a 3.5-inch fully articulating screen. The screen has approximately 2.10 million dots which covers approximately 100% horizontally/vertically.

The electronic viewfinder gives you the exact picture of what you see or willing to capture on the OLED screen and when your eyes are close to the EVF the OLED screen sets to turn OFF.

The OLED screen allows you to capture images from various angles with ease.

Even in the burst mode, the screen shows what you clicked, i.e the screen does not get turn off.

Talking about the sensor, it comes with a lid and sets to turn on only when the camera is on. This feature keeps the camera sensor safe and dust free. Moreover, you can change the lenses anytime and at any point.Canon EOS R The Next Big Thing

Canon EOS R The Next Big ThingNote* – The above two images are (a) Close Lid (b) Open Lid

The sensor size is 36.0 x 24.0 mm, with a pixel dimension of 6720 x 4480 as well as an EOS integrated cleaning system.

Battery

It comes with the LP-E6N battery as other high-end cameras. However, you can still use the old LP-E6 battery but that won’t last long and on top of that, you lose the capacity to charge the battery in the camera.

The battery indicator has a 6 levels + indicator.

You can click approx 370 shots at 23° and 350 shots at 0°, when it comes in ‘power saving mode’ you can take 450 shots at 23° and 430 shots at 0°.

The results are different from the paper when you start using it.

The Canon EOS R is available at Rs. 1,74,995/- ($2484.84).

If you are looking forward to a smart, handy and next-generation camera for photography then the Canon EOS R is the answer.

Samsung Photowalk with an Expert – Nitin Arora

Samsung is a renowned brand in the market of Digital products.

Samsung Photowalk with an Expert - Nitin Arora

Samsung Photowalk Led by Nitin Arora

On 23rd December 2018, Samsung India organized a Photowalk at Mehrauli Archaeological Park, New Delhi.

The photowalk was for all the Samsung members led by Nitin Arora.

Nitin Arora

The event started with an introduction by the Samsung members. Wherein several topics were discussed:

  • Mobile Photography
  • Features of Samsung Mobile Camera
  • Importance of Photowalk
  • Mobile Photography in Photowalk
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Challenges of the day
  • Hashtags

First of all the Samsung team introduced themselves and welcomed every participant including The Expert. They started talking about Samsung smartphones and highlighted the key features and some camera zoned smartphones including Samsung Galaxy A7 | A9, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S9 |S9+

All the participants received goodies which included Samsung jacket & caps and as it was morning so breakfast was served as well.

Afterwards, Nitin Arora took over. Nitin Arora is a Delhi/NCR based commercial & wedding photographer.

He introduced his vision of mobile photography. Nitin also told about his experience of 10 years in photography, how he started his career as a product photographer and how he accomplished in it along with the world of weddings, fashion and many more.

10 years! Not a short span. Right?

The topic of Discussion on Photowalk

Initially, he threw light on Mobile Photography. Everyone loves to click, isn’t it?

But every individual doesn’t have DSLR. So here comes mobile photography. He briefly explained how you can take beautiful pictures from your smartphones itself. Nitin also highlighted the features of Samsung smartphones as he is also a Samsung user and admirer.

Then he explained the significance of photowalk.

Photowalk is a communal activity of camera enthusiasts who gather in a group to walk around with a purpose of taking pictures of their own interest. In other words, photowalk is a group of people who walk together to take pictures. This activity is basically organized by a community, camera club or any brand.

Whether you are a beginner or a professional, a photowalk inspires you to go out and take pictures with a different vision and aspects. You meet with different photographers and get to know their vision and aspect.

All you have to do is interact.

Later on, he also explained the importance of mobile photography in a photowalk.

It was the first ever photowalk organized by Samsung in India. So eventually it has to be a mobile phone. Samsung has a number of camera phones with fascinating features & quality.

Recently, Samsung launched the world first quad rear camera phone. Amazing! Right?

Samsung has brought an enormously defined camera in mobile phones with Scene Optimizer, Super Slow-mo, Flaw Detection, Optical Zoom with Dual OIS, Live focus with Dual Capture & Dual Pixel Technology.

What all you need?

So just Click, Work, Play. All day.

Before the walk started, Nitin gave a small challenge to the participants.

  • Frame within Frame
  • Best use of Panorama
  • Story Telling

They had to take pictures, NO… a perfect picture and post using the hashtags #SamsungMembers & #SamsungMembersPhotowalk

Let’s go for the Walk

What is a Photowalk?

The walk started at Mehrauli Archaeological Park & ended at Qutub Minar. It was a 2.9 km walk.

In this walk, there were multiple spots which included Quli Khan’s Tomb, Rajon Ki Baoli, Imam Zamin’s Tomb, Iltutmish Tomb, Ala-I-Darwaza & Qutub Minar.

Everyone took pictures and made sure they complete their challenges at the same time. Nitin was no-where in the backend, he himself clicked pictures from his Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The walk ended and 3 winners were named who completed the challenge and got a reward by the Samsung team.

Tips & Tricks

Nitin Arora is a photographer so he can’t step back in sharing basic Photography tips & tricks to the members. He gave a few elementary tips as:

  1. Keep your camera lens clean.
  2. Keep your camera steady.
  3. Set the focus.
  4. Shoot from different perspectives
  5. Use Rule of Third
  6. Always hunt for reflections.
  7. Use Props.

After the walk was over the team gathered at a beautiful destination named Dramz for lunch.

Ever took your wedding photographer on a date yet?

How about a date with your Wedding Photographer?

A date with Wedding Photographer…Strange?

Not at all.

Every relationship- every single one- requires time, attention, respect, communication and two-way efforts… even the relationship you build with your wedding photographer.

It’s surprising to see how so many couples today ignore or overlook the need to really work on building a bond with their photographer. This not only results in not-so-great pictures but also a gap in the story that the photographers try and build. Why?

Firstly, your photographer doesn’t know you nor your love story, your quirky personality or your exact needs. Secondly, you don’t know what your photographer is capable of and how the team can really build upon your wedding pictures and story.

Let’s Connect

Let’s start with the very basic. A photographer is a professional and most importantly an artist. Unlike other ‘vendors’ that you may be hiring for your wedding, a photographer doesn’t really work on set options. You know choosing the colour of your mandap drapes is not the same as opting for different styles of photography!

Your photographer- the artist- and his team need to know you and build that bond with you to know what style will work best for you. This bond needs to be built through communication, respect, mutual understanding and a lot of trust on your photographer and their expertise.

Yes, in wedding planning terminology a photographer is a vendor, but a photographer is more than just that. A wedding photographer needs to become a part of your wedding to be able to capture and freeze the most beautiful parts of it.

Coming back to the date, you need to spend enough time with your photographer, much before the wedding to straighten out the creases, fix any loopholes and build strong bridges of communication. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Talk, talk and talk some more… and then listen!

Set up a casual meeting with your photographer to discuss the many questions, doubts and expectations that you may have. The same way, allow your photographer to do the same. This candid, casual talk will allow both you and your photographer to come on the same page and give both of you an idea as to how to take this forward.

  • One for all, all for one!

Your photographer will have a team of his own and remember that all of them play a vital role. Respect the team and treat them well. Make sure your photographer and his team have everything they need, and yes that includes a full stomach and hydrated, fresh minds too.

  • Creativity, Communication and Trust

An artist thrives on creativity, communication and trust- make sure there are no gaps here! Your wedding photographer can truly make your pictures have a life and character of their own- only if you allow them.

While Wedding Photography has evolved over the years and many new styles and technologies have made their way in, the biggest barrier faced by photographers today is a lack of bond with their clients. How can you expect an artist to express and enhance the emotions and love when they don’t even know who you are as individuals?

Imagine this, can a dancer give their best performance without music? Or can a painter truly create a masterpiece without inspiration? And just like that, a photographer can never really highlight and showcase your best features and personalities without communication, trust, mutual respect and appreciation.

So take your wedding photographer out on a date and start building on a relationship. Get the conversations brewing and let the spark of your love and the joy in your heart inspire your photographer. Allow them to peek into your love story and create magic around it!

You need to click with your photographer before they click YOU!