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This is exciting news for Animators. Canon's relatively new Mirrorless cameras outfitted with Dragonframe Firmware featuring HD Live View at 1920x1280. It's a huge step up. Curious to know if anyone has used them with Dragonframe? 

EOS R Stop Motion Firmware from DRAGONFRAME on Vimeo.

See links for additional information about these cameras. 

EOS R: https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-r-body-with-stop-mot...

EOS RP: https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rp-body-with-stop-mo...

Dragonframe's Camera Support Page: https://www.dragonframe.com/camera-support/

You can also have the firmware added later if you already have the camera: https://www.dpreview.com/news/1623284310/canon-releases-100-firmwar...

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Sounds cool if Jamie is excited about it
Just checked out the price of the camera ! wow a lot of $$$$

I would love to test it! 

Wondering how mirrorless sensor would react to overheating during a long session of animation

Anthony, I bought a Canon R with stop motion firmware in late March and used it at home on a number of projects during lockdown. Once that was lifted in late April (?), I started renting the kit to my current contract holder where I animate with it every single day. They have since purchased one, and have four more on the way.

I can only say I will never willingly go back to a small live view again.

If you animate and are in the market for a camera, this is it.

Two caveats: You lose HDMI video output on the camera with the new firmware and be sure to get a lens adapter for EF mount lenses.

Thanks Eric for that review. I am planning on purchasing the EOS RP with the firmware installed. 

Eric J. Nelson said:

Anthony, I bought a Canon R with stop motion firmware in late March and used it at home on a number of projects during lockdown. Once that was lifted in late April (?), I started renting the kit to my current contract holder where I animate with it every single day. They have since purchased one, and have four more on the way.

I can only say I will never willingly go back to a small live view again.

If you animate and are in the market for a camera, this is it.

Two caveats: You lose HDMI video output on the camera with the new firmware and be sure to get a lens adapter for EF mount lenses.

If you are planning on using manual Nikon lenses, you can get an adapter directly from the EOS R mount to the Nikon... rather than going EOS R -> EOS EF -> Nikon.

Also, you should only use one of these cameras if you have a fairly powerful computer, since all of the live view images will be much bigger than before. Any new Mac from the last couple of years is probably totally fine.



Anthony Scott said:

Thanks Eric for that review. I am planning on purchasing the EOS RP with the firmware installed. 

Eric J. Nelson said:

I hope you enjoy animating with it, Anthony!

Anthony, I bought a Canon R with stop motion firmware in late March and used it at home on a number of projects during lockdown. Once that was lifted in late April (?), I started renting the kit to my current contract holder where I animate with it every single day. They have since purchased one, and have four more on the way.

I can only say I will never willingly go back to a small live view again.

If you animate and are in the market for a camera, this is it.

Two caveats: You lose HDMI video output on the camera with the new firmware and be sure to get a lens adapter for EF mount lenses.

The AC adapter compatible with the EOS RP body is AC-E6N and the DC coupler is DR-E6 according to Canon.

Thanks for the info Dyami, I found this adapter ring by Novoflex, I think this is the one you are referring to, or one like it. https://www.adorama.com/nveosrnik.html

Dyami Caliri said:

If you are planning on using manual Nikon lenses, you can get an adapter directly from the EOS R mount to the Nikon... rather than going EOS R -> EOS EF -> Nikon.

Also, you should only use one of these cameras if you have a fairly powerful computer, since all of the live view images will be much bigger than before. Any new Mac from the last couple of years is probably totally fine.

That one might be overkill. It looks really nice.

However, we've been testing with this one, with no issues:

Fotasy-Adapter-Compatible-Mirrorless-Camera

It's only $17.95.


Yeah that is a big difference in price! Thx!


Dyami Caliri said:

That one might be overkill. It looks really nice.

However, we've been testing with this one, with no issues:

Fotasy-Adapter-Compatible-Mirrorless-Camera

It's only $17.95.

Do you all have any recommendations for Nikon lenses to go with this set up? 

Dyami Caliri said:

That one might be overkill. It looks really nice.

However, we've been testing with this one, with no issues:

Fotasy-Adapter-Compatible-Mirrorless-Camera

It's only $17.95.

I recently purchased a couple of vintage Zeiss lenses: a 25mm at B&H Photo and a 35mm on eBay. Both are in very good condition and are good lenses to start building out my kit. I ordered the Fotasy Nikon lens adapter Dyami recommended for the 25mm and a Fotasy M42 adapter for the 35mm lens. 

Justin Lacy said:

Do you all have any recommendations for Nikon lenses to go with this set up? 

Dyami Caliri said:

That one might be overkill. It looks really nice.

However, we've been testing with this one, with no issues:

Fotasy-Adapter-Compatible-Mirrorless-Camera

It's only $17.95.

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