- EOS R – 24 Hours with Jarrad Seng
Originally from Western Australia, Jarrad Seng has established himself as one of Australia’s foremost creatives. Whether it’s creative direction, photography, curation or sustaining himself for long periods without food (Jarrad was a contestant on Australian Survivor) Jarrad does things in his own style. Mostly known for his travel & music photography and impressive list of clients, Jarrad’s one of the few people crafty enough to combine business with his passion, and his passport is stamped to the brim as a result.
“I love people, I love travelling, and working in music. So it's about the energy and connecting with people.”
Jarrad was excited to capture the intricate art of Samurai sword manufacturing in a rural town called Gifu. As soon as the EOS R reached his hands swordsmith Asano Taro let off a loud bang with flying sparks as he worked on the sword. “I've been working with 5D's, 7D's, 40D's, which are all quite a similar layout,” Jarrad explains. “You know where the buttons are going to be, you have the feel of it. So it was a little daunting to have this fresh bit of equipment in my hands and being thrown straight into the fire, literally.”
“There was so much different about this camera, but it also felt strangely familiar. The grip felt exactly the same but when you looked down it took a little while to realize there was so much different about it.”
“The buttons were in different places, there was less of them, it's a smaller body, more lightweight, the screen flipped out, there was just so much going on that slowly and slowly I started realizing, ‘Oh wow, this is really fresh, this is a game changer.’”
After an adjustment period of seconds, Jarrad says that the camera became second nature, and even improved on some of the equipment he was used to shooting on. He found that the control ring set to control aperture was a standout feature.
“Once you stop thinking about the technical processes it starts becoming part of the muscle memory, and that happened really quickly,” he says.
“That's when it really became fun, because instead of trying to learn new techniques you were utilising them and realising this is a new way of doing it. It actually improved on what I was doing before.”
Note: All photos taken with the EOS R were shot with a pre-production model
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Access Canon's full range of EF and EF-S lenses with the Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. Simply attach the adapter to your EOS R body and you'll be able to continue using your existing EF and EF-S lenses. The Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R allows users of conventional EF lenses to enjoy the same operational ease that the third ring provides on RF lenses; complete control over TV, AV, ISO and exposure.
The Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is a world's first mount adapter equipped with a drop-in slot to accomodate an ND and PL filter to be used across all EF and EF-S lenses, including fisheye, ultra-wide-angle zoom, TS-E and large-diameter telephoto lenses.
Attach the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R to your EOS R body to access Canon's complete range of EF and EF-S lenses.
This revolutionary RF large-diameter standard zoom lens features specifications like never seen before. A world's first, this lens provides consistent f/2 brightness throughout a standard zoom range with extraordinary image quality, opening up new possibilities to photographers of all levels. This lens also features Canon's Control Ring, allowing customisable control over TV, AV, ISO or exposure compensation as well as a fluoride coating for dust and moisture resistance.
Ideal for portrait photography, our new f/1.2 large diameter standard single-focal lens achieves the best image quality in its class. It delivers crisp images from the centre to the edge of the frame, even when using a fully open aperture setting and produces beautiful bokeh; perfect for those portrait or wedding shots. This lens performs exceptionally well under difficult lighting conditions and features Canon's Control Ring, allowing allowing customisable control over TV, AV, ISO or exposure compensation.
It’s time to change how you think. The EOS R full frame mirrorless camera is a revolutionary new system that enhances performance like never before.