No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Feb 9, 2011
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- Cincinnati, OH
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I was looking at Canon's RF lens lineup and their only 50mm prime lens is a f/1.2 costing $2300? I thought $600 for a Nikon Z f/1.8 was expensive. Also, I expected a wider range from Canon, but at first glance I prefer Nikon's z lens lineup, plus it is nice that they list everything that is in development on their website as well so you know what is coming...
I wanted to correct my statement, the Canon page was confusing and where I was looking did not list their RF f/1.8 lenses only the 1.2. I now see that they have a 5omm RF1.8 in addition to the RF 1.2... and the Canon RF 1.8 is both less expensive ($200) and smaller than the Nikon 50mm 1.8 ($600), but it has half the lens elements. Sounds like the Nikon is an excellent quality lens, but I have no doubt that the Canon RF 1.8 would be perfectly acceptable (similar to the more traditional Canon and Nikon FX 50mm 1.8 lenses, like what I currently have).
Nikon Z5 is $1300 (+$800 w/ 24-200 zoom), but I'm comparing it to the Canon options:
Canon EOS RP for $1000 or Canon EOS R for $1800
and extra for either the regular RF 24-105 (+$300), RF L 24-105 (+ $1100) or 24-240 (+$900)
The biggest concern I've been reading about the Canon's is the battery life, but I don't think it would be a deal-breaker.
I really don't like my Sigma 18-250, because it is inconsistent in sharpness (it is the only lens I've used that I am unhappy with the results), but if I could get a superzoom travel lens that actually gave consistently acceptable images, then I'd definitely be interested.
If I'm going to switch systems (from Nikon over to Canon mirrorless), then now is the time as ultimately I'd end up with a set of mirrorless lenses. Maybe wait until the new Canon RP markii comes out and see the reviews on that one.