Canon Europe extends Cash-Back program to Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

EOS 5DS R

Thanks Andrea!

As anticipated 2 weeks ago, Canon Europe has a cash-back program for Canon EOS 7D Mark II, EOS M3, and EOS 750D and 760D b bundles. Now also the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are listed for the program. Cash-back goes up to $300. Please note: not all sites have yet updated their landing page but it should be a matter of a few days.

See terms and conditions in your language and for your country:

Another sign that the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R will start shipping soon 🙂

Canon EOS 5DS R review (Shutterbug)

Canon EOS 5DS R Review (Shutterbug)

Shutterbug review a pre-production Canon EOS 5DS R (with beta firmware). In the conclusion:

What’s missing in this camera?: 4K video and a vari-angle, swing-out (articulated) LCD monitor to give you the feel of a true, 21st century movie-making experience. And, yes, I’d like to see frame rates higher than 5 fps, but remember that we are shooting at the full 50MP resolution. And it would be nice to boost that ISO level another notch—sans interpolation, I might add.

Still, one can’t help but wonder if the 5DS R (along with the 5DS) isn’t an interim camera, as if Canon were saying, if we can put a 50MP sensor inside an existing body, just imagine what we can do if we revamp the chassis and make further tweaks.

Full resolution images available for your pixel-peeping pleasure. Read the review at Shutterbug.

More Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R information after the break.

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Yongnuo 35mm f/2 review (a punch for the price, PetaPixel)

Yongnuo 35mm f/2

How does the $120/€110 priced Yongnuo 35mm f/2 perform? Our friends at PetaPixel felt the pulse of Yongnuo’s budget lens.

In the conclusion PetaPixel writes:

Yongnuo’s YN 35mm f/2 is an excellent value — let’s just get that out of the way. For $120, the lens is much cheaper than its Canon counterparts. Picking up a used Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens would run you around $280, while the brand new Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM would run you around $550. Comparing the Yongnuo to Canon’s older lens is quite easy: we say go with the Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 for smoother bokeh and similar performance.

The review comes with many sample photos. Read the review at PetaPixel.

The Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 is available on eBay by Yongnuo itself for $116/€107. The Yongnuo 35mm IS also available on Amazon.

Product description after the break. 

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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L vs Mitakon ZY Optics 85mm f/1.2 lens shootout (video)

The “Battle of the Bokeh” videos by DigitalRev TV are back. This time the contenders are the highly regarded Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II and the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2, the latter being a new and affordable option for those who need a 85mm f/1.2 lens on a Canon body. But how do the lenses compare? We are comparing an $800 lens (Mitakon) to a $2,000 lens (Canon). Watch Kai to learn.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA;
Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L