Canon Explorer Eberhard Schuy About Studio Sharpness with the EOS 5DS

Canon Explorer Eberhard Schuy was one of the first to use the recently launched 50.6 Megapixel EOS 5DS. In an interview with Canon Professional Network he highlights what he liked most of the EOS 5DS

On the subject of medium format competition, Eberhard is very frank. “This camera has no disadvantages to medium format cameras,” he states. “The most important thing is what quality the files are. When I need really large files it’s important to have something in reserve. With over 50 Megapixels we have all sorts of possibilities. With this sensor we can produce pictures for every kind of use, including big prints for advertising. So, in the future we will work with just one system in my studio, and that’s the 5D system. Depending on the nature of the job we can chose the EOS 5D Mark III or the EOS 5DS. And because we can use the same lenses, this not only saves time but also a lot of money!”

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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Weekend Deals: Canon EOS 7D Mark II ($1399), EOS 70D ($700), EOS 6D ($1099), 5D Mark III ($1949)

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There are some killer deals on eBay today. Note: on all eBay purchases apply coupon code CLC10OFF at check-out to get an additional $50 off. All listed deals ship free in the US and may be grey import items.

More good deals for Canon gear on eBay.

See What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2014 (video)

LensVid published an analysis of what happened to the photography industry in 2014. Their findings are based on the recently published CIPA statistics. While everything is resumed in the 12 minutes video above, the folks at LensVid sums it up:

  • Camera manufacturing/sales (all types) went down in 2014 by 31% (in 2013 we looked at close to a 40% drop).
  • Lenses manufacturing/sales (for DSLR/mirrorless cameras) went down in 2014  by 12% (in 2013 it went down by %20).
  • Japan is still a huge photography market (13% of all cameras and 14% of all lenses sell in Japan which has less than 2% of the world’s population), however the rest of Asia is the only place which seems to gain any momentum in 2014.
  • Mirrorless cameras (despite all the hype) are still just 7% of the entire camera market (up from a mere 5% in 2013).
  • Compact cameras are a dying breed – going down from a 108 million units in 2010 to only 29 million in 2014 (and this number is likely to go down even further in 2015).
  • Predicting the future of the camera market proved challenging in the past – IDC (the American market research, analysis and advisory firm) failed to predict what will happen to the mirrorless camera market. In 2012 they concluded that in 2014 we will see no less than 13 million mirrorless cameras sold worldwide. Only 3 million mirrorless cameras were actually sold…

Head over to LensVid for the full story and to see the infographic in the video at full resolution.

[via LensVid]

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 Tutorial Videos (CPP 4.x)

CanonUSA on YouTube posted four tutorial videos about DPP 4.0. The video above gives an overview of the software and illustrates the user interface, the expanded controls, the improved processing algorithms and how to arrange your workspace to fit your preferences.

The first video below shows how you can use bookmarks, folders, “Collections”, filter settings and more to help organize your workspace and photos. The description for the next 2 videos can be read before the video.

More Digital Photo Professional 4 tutorials can be found here. You can download DPP 4 for free here. Just click on your camera – EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 6D, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 700D and EOS 100D – and select DPP 4.x from the software options to download.

Below: Photography trainer, John McQuiston, takes you through the new DPP 4’s tool palette and histogram to show you how you can edit and create impactful images

Below: Washed out areas, loss of detail and incorrect colors are some issues photographers face in their raw images. Learn how you can easily correct these common issues in DPP 4

Canon Patent for 9-18mm Ultra-Wide Angle Lens for EOS M


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for an EF-M 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 STM lens for the EOS M system. A bit weird since there is already the excellent EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. I guess this is just one of the many patents Canon is filing and not a lens that will hit the market anytime soon.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-34892
    • Published 2015.2.19
    • Filing date 2013.8.9
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 1.90
    • The focal length f = 9.22 14.67 17.50mm
    • Fno. 3.45 4.02 4.63
    • Half angle ω = 55.92 42.90 37.92 °
    • Image height Y = 13.63mm
    • Overall length of the lens 94.76 85.16 91.16mm
    • BF 13.06 15.35 13.60mm
    • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
    • Inner Focus (third group)
    • Video support