Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R shipping in Europe next week

 EOS 5DS

It appears the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are starting to ship in Europe. I got word from readers that resellers in Italy and Germany are going to ship pre-orders next week. Never the less, both cameras are still not available for pre-order on Amazon Germany or Amazon UK, and other Amazon EU sites.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba

Canon EOS 5Ds sample photos taken with EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

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How does the Canon EOS 5DS pair with what is considered Canon’s best standard zoom lens for full-frame cameras, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II?

Photography Blog posted a gallery of 56 JPG and 56 raw images taken with EOS 5DS and EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II. Enjoy.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba

Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Bundle on sale for $549 (2 Canon lenses, and more)

 

Rebel SL1

Adorama has a very nice starter bundle around the Canon Rebel SL1, with two Canon lenses, and it sells for just $549 after $350 instant rebate. Here is what you get:

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III lens
  • 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card
  • Canon Camera Bag
  • Cleaning Kit
  • 2x 58mm UV Filters
  • Software Bundle Includes Corel PaintShop Pro X7, Corel AfterShot Pro 2, Nuance OnmiPage 18, FileCenter 7

What else do you need? :-) Full bundle description after the break

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Canon 18MP full-frame sensor rumor [CW3]

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I’m not entirely sure how to classify this rumor. Got word that Canon is indeed working on a DSLR with an 18MP full-frame sensor.

There have been rumors in the past pointing to a Canon 18MP sensor. There was a mention of such a sensor back in February. Then, in May, there was a rumor about a full-frame astrophotography DSLR by Canon. The latter made me think about the previously rumored 18MP FF sensor. Finally, and not in chronological order, there was also a somewhat weird rumor in April, suggesting another model split of the EOS 5D line-up (after EOS 5DS and 5DS R), one being a straight update for the EOS 5D Mark III (call it EOS 5D Mark IV), the other being a video oriented, specialised model with lower resolution and all the videographers goodies (4K, etc).

It appears Canon may indeed be working on something with an 18MP sensorSomething, that’s going to have the shape of a full-frame DSLR, and industry leading low light performance. That’s what I was told (thanks). And that’s really all. I still do not know what it is going to be. I am now less confident that it might be a video oriented split of the EOS 5D line. Some educated posts on video-oriented sites make me believe that a 4K enabled, cinematographer-oriented version of the 5D doesn’t make much sense. At least not after the XC10.

Will it be an astrophotography full-frame DSLR with an 18MP sensor? I am not into astrophotography so I do not know if an 18MP full-frame sensor is enough in such settings. On the other hand, good low light performance is for sure a game changer for those shooting the milky-way at midnight.

Canon just released the world’s highest resolution full-frame DSLRs, featuring sensors with 50MP, the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. How does a rumor about an 18MP sensor fit into a scenario where everyone seems to be occupied to be the first in an insane resolution race?

While I think that a further split of the EOS 5D line-up is possible, I wonder if there is a market or a niche for a full-frame DSLR with an 18MP sensor in 2015. Feel free to let me know what you think.

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Adobe Lightroom 6/CC tips & tricks round-up

The Dehaze feature Adobe gave to Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC is impressing. Watch the the video above and see for yourself (credit: Howard Pinsky). Unfortunately Lightroom 6 wasn’t updated with this feature. Very disappointing.

More about Lightroom…:

 

HDR Photography – How to Shoot HDR Photos and merge in Lightroom 6 – steeletraining

 

Reduce Noise in Adobe Lightroom – Tony Northrup