Canon publishes list of “recommended lenses” for EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R

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Canon released a list of lenses the company recommend to use with their new EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. Canon included the EF 50mm f/1.8 but not the new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. Strange.

Zoom Lenses

  • EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
  • EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
  • EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
  • EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXTENDER 1.4x

Wide Angle Primes

  • TS-E 17mm f/4L
  • TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
  • EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM

Standard Primes

  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

Telephoto Primes

  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8
  • EF 100mm f/2 USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
  • EF 200mm f/2L II USM
  • EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
[via TDP]


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Tamron product advisory for Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R live view issue


After Sigma, also Tamron issued a product advisory for some of their lenses having problems with live view mode on the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

Tamron press release:

A notice regarding compatibility issues with the EOS 5Ds and the EOS 5DsR, and availability of firmware update service (JUNE 2015)

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses for Canon. Thank you for being a valued customer of Tamron products.

We have learned that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon do not function in Live View mode when used on the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5DsR which went on sale in June 2015. We sincerely apologize to all users and potential purchasers for any inconvenience the issue may cause.

Firmware update service is already available as this is the same case when EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i were released. Also, Model A011 with the latest firmware for panning shot treatment is compatible and functions properly with these new cameras.

*Please see below for the previous firmware update service announcement regarding EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i and the firmware update service for SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011) for panning shot.

Affected models

  • SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
  • SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
  • SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
  • SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD(Model F004)
  • 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD (Model A010)
  • 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

For those who require firmware update service, please contact our service department.

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How to get the Dehaze feature on Adobe Lightroom 6.1 (free presets)

If you’re not an Adobe CC subscriber then you didn’t get the Dehaze feature with the latest Adobe Lightroom update. The Dehaze tool is available only for Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, and not for Lightroom 6. If you never heard about Dehaze have a look at the short video above.

There is a way to have Dehaze in Lightroom 6, it comes as a preset and it is free. Prolost released Prolost Dehaze for Lightroom 6.1, a series of presets that give you intuitive, visual access to the new Dehaze feature without requiring a Creative Cloud subscription. You can download the preset for free.

[via Photography Bay via PetaPixel]

Canon Direct Store Independence Day special sale event


The Canon Direct Store has special rebates on refurbished gear for Independence Day. Some examples:

There are many more refurbished EOS DSLR, and refurbished lenses, and refurbished PowerShot cameras. The best deals are usually sold out in short time.

There is more. The Canon Store has a special sales event for July, 4th, with instant saving up to $550 on select Canon DSLR kits and bundles.

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R Live View issue with some Sigma lenses


Sigma posted a product advisory (in Japanese) concerning Live View issues on the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R when certain Sigma lenses are used [via Sigma Rumors].


When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops without displaying images on the rear LCD monitor.

Good to know

  • If your lens was updated to be compatible with the EOS 760D / 750D, then it will also work with the 5DS / 5DS R.
  • Lenses shipped after May 11, 2015, already have the new firmware and will work in Live View with any current Canon DSLR.
  • Users of the 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports – the only Global Vision lens to be affected by this issue, see list below – can do this at home using the USB Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro.

Affected lenses

Current models Serial numbers
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM No. 12651501 or later
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM No. 13044001 or later
Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM No. 12713001 or later
Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM No. 12902001 or later
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports No. 50064494 to 50347793
Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM No. 12669751 or later


Discontinued models Serial numbers
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM No. 12665001 or later
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM No. 12851001 or later
Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM No. 12656101 or later
Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 APO EX DC OS HSM No. 12839001 or later
Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM No. 12676440 or later
Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO DG OS HSM No. 12971601 or later

Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens review (tested on EOS 5Ds)


Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4

Photography Blog posted their full review of what is thought to be the world’s sharpest lens, the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens. And they tested it on a Canon EOS 5Ds[/shoplkink].

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* is simply a superb prime lens for portrait photographers looking for the ultimate in image quality. You’d expect sharpness to be high across both the frame and aperture range from such a premium optic, and it doesn’t disappoint. In conjunction with the new Canon EOS 5Ds test camera shooting at 50 megapixel resolution, detail is exceptionally detailed and sharp. Shooting at the maximum f/1.4 aperture does reveal a minor reduction in sharpness compared to the rest of the aperture range, but the image is already pin-sharp by f/1.8. Read the review at PB.

The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 sells for $4,490 and can be ordered at Amazon, B&H Photo and Adorama. Sample pics can be seen on Zeiss’ Flickr album.

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