How to adjust Canon EOS R wildlife photography settings
Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera is ideal for wildlife photography. It comes with an upgraded 30.3 megapixel APS-C images sensor paired with the fast DIGIC 8 image processor, and also has a native ISO range of 100-40,0000.
The EOS R has a function called silent shutter mode, which lets the users capture images silently.
A built-in WIFI enables you to connect and remotely control the camera using the Canon Connect app, and it also allows the user to see the EVF feed through your smartphone or tablet.
Canon EOS R wildlife photography settings
Tips for wildlife photography with Canon EOS R
Step 1. Smaller body size for easy handling
The Canon’s EOS R camera offers you a considerable advantage in the field. It has a smaller body that could give you the ability to access all the controls quickly.
The Canon EOS R is also half a pound lighter than the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and can create a difference when you are taking pictures in the wild where each moment is full of mystery.
Step 2. The EVF (Electronic viewfinder) for changing settings
When shooting in the wild it’s a great advantage to be able to view the display and change some settings while keeping an eye on the subject.
The EVF of EOS R allows the photographer to view the image as the camera will capture it, so the needed exposure settings and adjustments can be done.
Step 3. Articulated LCD screen for a long wait
Wildlife photography takes a lot of patience and practice, knowing that you might have to focus on subjects like a den or a nest to capture a beautiful photograph for an extended period.
With the help of EOS R’s sharp and bright Articulated LCD screen, this kind of situation can be handled without having to look at the viewfinder continually.
You can precisely place the focus on the subject by enlarging the image on the LCD. It is crucial, especially when working with extremely long lenses with minimal depth of field.
Step 4. Randomly capture images with autofocus
The Canon EOS R is the best option if you want to capture an image such as a lion is walking, or a monkey is jumping. The fast autofocus speed (0.05 seconds) gives you a sharp focus and 8 frames per second continuous shooting to capture every movement that the subject makes.
When you are going to shoot in burst mode, make sure to switch the autofocus to One-shot AF.
Step 5. Focus on the eyes for the exact expression
Concentrating on the subject’s eyes during the shot is a perfect way to get the best results with every given picture.
The Canon EOS R camera has 5,655 selectable AF points, which gives you the freedom to focus on any part of the frame. Before pressing the shutter button, make sure the eyes are in focus.
Press the shutter button lightly. Once it’s locked fully, press the button again.
Step 6. Closer shots with a 30.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor
The Canon EOS R comes with a 30.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor, which lets the user crop the image without any quality loss. Due to the mount adapter, this camera is also compatible with the existing EF and EF-S lenses.
Finally, in the video options, you can record 4k (UHD) at 30 frames per second, 1080p (Full HD) at 60 frames per second, and 720p (HD) at 120 frames per second and give you 10 bit 4:2:2 HDMI output.