DigitalRev’s Kai reviews the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.
A lens with good build quality that offers a lot of bang for the bucks. Photozone gave the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM a “highly recommended”.
- EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
- One Aspherical Element
- Optimized Lens Coatings
- STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
- Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
- Full-Time Manual Focus Override
- Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
- Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick
CanonUSA posted a set of quick tips videos on Youtube. Each video lasts between 1 and 2 minutes. Enjoy!
- Large vs. Small Sensors (above)
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF (below)
- EF vs. EF-S lenses
- AI Servo AF Fundamentals
- EOS 5D Mark III Syncing Audio Over HDMI with External Recorders
- ISO Settings
- Importance of Shutter Speed
- Shutter Settings
- Benefits of Custom Controls
- Still Frame Extraction from 4K Video Files
- AF Point Expansion
- Ultra wide-angle lenses
A weird rumor was posted at Canon Rumors. A “test camera” is mentioned, which “could” be the EOS 5D Mark IV. However, the specs are weird:
- 18mp Full Frame CMOS
- ISO 100-204,800
- 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
- Dual CFast
- 4K Video Capture
While we were the first to report that he 5D4 will have 4k video ob board, it looks somewhat strange that Canon will lower the megapixel count on the EOS 5D Mark IV. It’s 22MP on the EOS 5D Mark III and I can’t really figure out while it should be 18MP on the next iteration. The rest of the suggested specs are at least credible. But then: I think Canon will feature a new auto-focus system on the 5D4. I think the 5D4 rumor I got some weeks ago is more realistic.
I rate this rumor as CW1 since it doesn’t sound very plausible to me. What do you think?
Canon Professional Network posted “The EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R explained”, a technical article that goes deep into the features and technology of Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:
The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R represent a new line of ultra high-resolution EOS DSLR cameras – featuring 50.6 Megapixel sensors – that are ideal for photographers who want to capture an extraordinary amount of detail in their images. The new cameras will be popular with those shooting landscape and architectural photography, as well as those shooting commercial or high-end editorial work in the studio. The EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R sit alongside the EOS 5D Mark III in the EOS range, and use new technologies to make the most of both of the cameras’ high-resolution capabilities.
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 DPReview, CPN Europe Article, The 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 EOSHD. Fotosidan 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 EOS 5DS – $3,699 – Amazon | Adorama | BHphoto
- Canon EOS 5DS R – $3,899 – Amazon | Adorama | BHphoto
|Authorized Zeiss seller Camera Land on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Zeiss Apo Sonnar T 135 mm F/2 ZF.2 lens (Canon mount) on sale for 1,679.99. Compare to $1,967 on Amazon. This appears to be an US model with US warranty. The seller says:
Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals for Canon gear on eBay.