Canon EOS 5DS Sample Pictures (DCFever)


DCFever posted several sample pics shot with a pre-production model of Canon’s new megapixel champion, the EOS 5DS . Original size of sample pics can be downloaded.

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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Canon Patent for Foveon Style Multilayer AF Sensor


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a new AF sensor. The patent describes a Foveon-like, multilayer sensor:

Patent Publication No. 2015-37217

  • Published 2015.2.23
  • Filing date 2013.8.12

Canon patent

  • AF sensor
  • In the depth direction, I comprises a first layer, the second layer, the photoelectric conversion portion of the third layer
  • The second layer is for monitoring, detecting the amount of light that is received in real-time, to control the accumulation time
  • The third layer in a bright environment, the dark environment so that the use of the first layer, sensitivity can be switched
  • Furthermore, in a dark environment is used by adding the first and third layers

Humor: Watch HSN Selling a Canon Rebel T3i, and Have a Good Laugh

The Phoblographer spotted this cute little video. Watch HSN selling a Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D on TV back in 2012. This must be the camera all Canon fans missed, since it is Canon’s “flagship camera”, ready for “professional use”. There are more comical highlights. Watch the video and have a good laugh.

Btw, the Rebel T3i isn’t bad at all. It’s among Flickr’s most popular DSLRs and still holds up well.

Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D price check:

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Canon Patent for EF-EF-M Adapter with Improved Auto-Focus Speed


Egami (translated) spotted what could be Canon’s best move to push their mirrorless cameras. A new EF-EF-M adapter that should deliver better AF speed when using EF and EF-S lenses. While the AF performance of Canon’s new EOS M3 is excellent with the native EF-M lenses, AF performance is limited when using EF lenses via the currently available adapter. If Canon puts such an adapter on the market it would a huge selling point for the EOS M3. Access to Canon’s extended lens lune-up, and same AF performance as with native lenses!

Machine translated patent description:

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-34903
    • Published 2015.2.19
    • Filing date 2013.8.9
  • Master lens
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • Focal length 72.13 135.02 193.99mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 237.36mm
    • BF 54.00mm
  • Adapter installed
    • Zoom ratio 2.69
    • The focal length f = 72.12 135.00 193.96mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 239.70mm
    • BF 16.77mm
  • Canon patent
    • Fast AF adapter
    • Wobbling corresponding
    • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
    • 2 group also serves as a focus group and the anti-vibration group
    • And realize high-speed AF focus group was lighter