A Bit of Everything (EOS M5, 5D4, 5Ds, World Press Photo Contest, and more)

Above: Canon EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Review – Compact Reach – Dustin Abbott

Canon EOS M5 JPG sample images – The Phoblographer

Word Press Photo Contest:

  • World Press Photo contests open for entries – CPN
  • World Press Photo Contests: 2017 jury announced – CPN
  • World Press Photo: time for a change – CPN

Life’s a jungle: The macro world of Christian Ziegler – Canon Professional Network

JeffAscough on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Canon Professional Network

Christian Anderl on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Filming with clarity and precision – Canon Professional Network

Perfecting the ‘difficult’ shoot with the EOS 5DS – Canon Professional Network

WA photographer invents ‘SpudCamera’ and takes a selfie – WAToday

Paolo Pellegrin on the Canon EOS 5Ds R – Canon Europe

Renowned Magnum photojournalist and Canon Ambassador Paolo Pellegrin talks about his experiences using the new EOS 5D Mark IV for the first time, and how it compares to previous DSLRs in the EOS 5D series.

Master manipulator: Calvin Hollywood on the art of imagery – Canon Professional Network

TIME 100 images recognises Brent Stirton and Michael Nichols – Canon Professional Network

Flight of fancy: Markus Varesvuo on the EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon Professional Network

Up close and personal with the Canon EOS M5 – Gali Tibbon/CPN 

Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM lens review: Updating a classic – DxOMark

Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS Coming in 2017 [CR2] – Canon Rumors

This Photographer 3D Printed a Lens, and the Photos are Fantastic – PetaPixel

How to Test Your Lens – B&H Explora

Below: Aweke –  Zach.Rogers (shot with Canon 7D, Sony A6300, and a few shots from the Canon 5d mrk III and Canon 6D, Tokina 11-16mm, Sigma 30mm, Sigma 85mm, Canon 16-35mm)

War photographer and living legend Don McCullin knighted by the Queen

War Photographer And Living Legend Don McCullin Knighted By The Queen

Don McCullin now is Sir Don McCullin; the British photographer was knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

Sir Don McCullin, 80 years old, is a living legend in photography. Some say he is the greatest living war photographer. From the Canon Professional Network:

Sir Don, one of the most influential photojournalists in the history of photography, has a career that spans over half a century. His knighthood, which recognises his services to photography, is particularly special for him. “It’s one of those things that you can’t really come to terms with right away,” he remarks. “There I am at 80 years of age and then suddenly this thing is bestowed upon me. I don’t think for a second that it’s going to make the slightest difference to the last few years of my life but it’s a warm and comfortable feeling knowing that my life’s work has been appreciated. I’m very happy about it, of course.”

He continues: “This award honours my father’s name. It’s an honour for my family. Without bragging, I’ve got so many awards but this really is the mother of all of them. At the end of the day I’ve always kept a balance with receiving honours because my work has been concerned about other people’s suffering and lives that have been lost, so I have to be careful about how I talk about this award. It’s a very fine line for me. So the last word on this, is that yes of course I’m thrilled because it means that my life’s work has been recognised.”

Sir Don McCullin, who as far as I know never was a Canon shooter, embraced digital photography in 2013. Sir Don McCullin has always been critical on digital photography. However, in 2013 Canon managed to convince Sir Don McCullin to work on a documentary called “Seeking the Light” (below, he used an EOS 5D Mark III).

Among the many things Sir Don is, he was a war photographer, and not a common one. The video below is a short interview with Sir Don on war, humanity and journalism.

To learn more about Sir Don McCullin head over to Wikipedia.

Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Field Test

Canon EOS M5 Hands-On Field Test

Canon EOS M5: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

TheCameraStoreTV‘s Mike Drew has a closer look on the Canon EOS M5, Canon’s first serious mirrorless camera.

Canon’s M series mirrorless cameras have always felt like Canon held them back to protect their DSLRs. Now the new EOS M5 arrives, with Dual Pixel AF and the excellent 80D sensor. Does Canon finally have a competitive mirrorless camera? Chris Niccolls and Mike Drew check it out.

Canon PowerShot G9 X II hands-on by DPReview

Canon PowerShot G9 X II Hands-on By DPReview

Canon PowerShot G9 X  II Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Optical Zoom f/2-4.9 Lens
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • Extended ISO 12800 and 8.2 fps Shooting
  • Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Video Function
  • In-Camera Raw Conversion, Picture Style

DPReview posted a quick hands-on with the new Canon PowerShot G9 X II, announced a few days ago.

Pre-order links for the US ($529.99) 

About the PowerShot G9 X II 1.0-inch, 20.1 MP High-sensitivity CMOS Sensor:

The PowerShot G9 X II camera features a large 1.0-inch, 20.1 Megapixel* CMOS sensor that helps capture high-quality images and videos. Its wide dynamic range helps ensure both bright and dark parts are fully captured, like the shadowy side of a building on a bright sunny day, or streetlights on a dark night. 20.1 Megapixels provide high-resolution photos for printing, viewing and additional flexibility during editing. Paired with the new DIGIC 7 Image Processor, it benefits from a fast shutter speed that helps reduce the chance of blur and combines with a high ISO for great low-light results – helping you capture clear, beautiful photos and videos in virtually any situation.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV tutorial videos (4K video, AF, AWB, GPS, Live View, more)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Tutorial Videos (4K Video, AF, AWB, GPS, Live View, More)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted a set of 11 short video-tutorials for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Rudy Winston is the host.

Take a deeper dive into the features of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera. Join Canon USA Technical Advisor Rudy Winston as he goes over AF options, built-in GPS, 4K video features, and much more. This tutorial series covers both still and video features, and is designed to go beyond the manual. Learn how to make the most of this versatile camera, whatever your shooting needs are!

These videos are available:

  • EOS 5D Mark IV: AF Area Select Button
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: AF Area Options
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Built-in GPS
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Custom Quick Control Menu
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Basics of 4K Video
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Video AF Operation and Features
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: New AWB Options
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Lens Aberration Correction
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Adding and Using IPTC Information
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: AF with EOS iTR
  • EOS 5D Mark IV: Live View AF