Have you ever found yourself needing to try out a different camera for a specific photoshoot? As a loyal Sony user, I recently faced this dilemma when I was asked to take photos using the Canon EOS R for a professional photoshoot. As much as I love my Sony camera, I knew that I had to step out of my comfort zone and try something new to deliver the best results for my client. In this blog, I will share my experience of using the Canon EOS R for the first time, how it compared to my trusty Sony, and the results of the photoshoot. Whether you’re a Sony user or just curious about trying out a different camera, this blog will give you insight into the Canon EOS R and its capabilities.

Manny Ortiz: Trying the Canon EOS R + Photoshoot

Sony User Tries the Canon EOS R + Photoshoot


My name is Manny Ortiz aka the Walmart Drake. I’ve been a Sony user for four years exclusively and it’s my first time getting my hands on the Canon EOS R. This camera doesn’t have all the bells and whistles. All jokes aside, I’m going to tell you some of the pros and cons of using this camera as a Sony user. But first, let me show you some pictures that I got with this bad boy.


I’m trying to find the most flattering light possible for this shoot. I’m composing my shots based on the background blur and using the EVF to preview my shots. The Canon EOS R feels really comfortable while shooting and the images are coming out great.

Real World Perspective

After using the Canon EOS R, I feel like a spoiled little brat because I’m always after the camera with the best features. As a Sony user, I really enjoyed using the Canon EOS R more than I thought. In my opinion, this is one of the more disappointing cameras to be released in 2018 because we expected more. It feels like Canon’s always crippling their cameras. But in the real world, it performs really well.

Pros and Cons


The ease of use of the camera is impressive. The menu system is very intuitive, and the touchscreen is great. The flip screen is also a plus for videographers and YouTubers. The mechanism to block dust from getting on the sensor when changing lenses is also a brilliant feature that other cameras should adopt.

Autofocus Performance

The autofocus on this camera is impressive. All the pictures that I took were in perfect focus, even shooting with an F 1.2 lens. The eye autofocus and facial recognition also work really well, providing high-quality results.


The camera feels great in the hand, with a grip extension available for Sony shooters who may find it uncomfortable. Overall, it is probably the best mirrorless camera to hold.


The biggest drawback I found is the lack of continuous eye autofocus. This could be a deal-breaker for some photographers. Additionally, the facial recognition can be inaccurate, especially when shooting at wide apertures.


Overall, my experience with the Canon EOS R was positive. Despite some drawbacks, the camera has some impressive features and performance that make it a strong contender in the mirrorless camera market. As a Sony user, I was pleasantly surprised by my experience with the Canon EOS R, and it has opened my eyes to the possibilities beyond my usual gear.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can a SONY USER easily switch to the Canon EOS R?

Yes, switching from a Sony camera to the Canon EOS R is fairly straightforward. The controls and menu system may take some getting used to, but the overall transition should not be too difficult for experienced photographers.

2. How was the experience of using the Canon EOS R for a photoshoot?

The experience of using the Canon EOS R for a photoshoot was positive. The camera’s autofocus system, image quality, and overall performance were all very impressive and made for a great photoshoot experience.

3. Were there any challenges in using the Canon EOS R for the first time?

There were some initial challenges in getting used to the different menu layout and button placement compared to a Sony camera, but after some practice and familiarization, these challenges were overcome.

I hope you find useful my article SONY USER tries the Canon EOS R + PHOTOSHOOT, I also recommend you to read my other posts in my blog at this link.

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