Lens com­pat­i­bil­ity

Amateur Photographer - - Testbench -

Canon has an­nounced four lenses for the EOS R sys­tem to date. These in­clude the RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM (£2,349), RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM (£519), RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (£1,199) and the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM (£3,049). To en­sure ex­ist­ing Canon EF and EF-S lens own­ers aren’t left out, Canon has cre­ated three EF- EOS R mount adapters. The most ba­sic EF- EOS R mount adapter (£99) al­lows more than 70 EF and EF-S lenses to be used with the EOS R and is bun­dled as part of the body- only kit. There’s also the EF- EOS R con­trol mount ring adapter (£199). This brings the func­tion­al­ity of the con­trol ring found on new RF lenses to any­one wish­ing to at­tach an EF or EF lens to an EOS R body. What you’ll want to bear in mind is that this con­trol ring is po­si­tioned con­sid­er­ably fur­ther back and as such isn’t as easy to con­trol with large, heavy tele­photo zooms as it is with smaller and lighter lenses.

The third mount adapter is aimed at those who’d like to use lenses that might be dif­fi­cult to add fil­ters to. The drop-in fil­ter mount adapter EF- EF- EOS R with cir­cu­lar po­lar­is­ing fil­ter will cost £299 and the drop-in fil­ter mount adapter EF- EF- EOS R with vari­able ND Fil­ter will cost £399. Each of the three adapters are fully com­pat­i­ble with the aut­o­fo­cus and op­ti­cal sta­bil­i­sa­tion of the lens that’s at­tached, be it a Canon lens or third-party al­ter­na­tive.

The EOS R pic­tured along­side the new 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens and EF-EOS R mount adapter

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