Canon EOS 5DS deal – $2,708 (compare at $3,399)

Canon EOS 5DS Deal – $2,708 (compare At $3,399)

Canon EOS 5Ds at a glance:

  • Newly designed 50.6 Megapixel full-frame CMOS helps deliver ultra-high resolution images
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a 150,000-pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR
  • Advanced mirror control mechanism and new user-selectable shutter release time lag
  • Full HD 30p movie capability and Time Lapse Movie function

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.5% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale at $2,708.30. Compare at $3,399. Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

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Canon EF 50mm F1.0L review (critiquing a legend)

Canon EF 50mm F1.0L Review (critiquing A Legend)

Edit: the linked article with the review has been removed. The reason is beyond my knowledge.

Photographer and Reviewer Dustin Abbott has taken three months to check and review the legendary Canon EF 50mm F1.0L by modern standards. He breaks down the performance of the lens and why it remains important despite being out of production since 16 years.

Mr. Abbott posted two videos. The 17 minutes video below is the review of the EF 50mm F1.0L, the 18 minutes video after the first video is a more detailed and extensive look at the optical performance and the bokeh quality from this rare and somewhat legendary lens.

The video below puts a detailed look on the EF 50mm F1.0L.

In the conclusion Mr. Abbott states:

Without being contradictory, it is easy to see why the Canon EF 50mm F1.0L never sold much but also easy to see why people are desperate to acquire the rare copy that shows up on the used market. The lens is far too inaccessible for the typical photographer and too optically flawed for most working professionals. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L has its own share of detractors, but in every way it is far more accessible than its venerable (and more extreme) ancestor. But it is the extreme nature of 50mm F1.0L that also makes it so desirable as a collector’s item. People are intrigued by extremes, and even the optical flaws of the lens will be desirable to some; a challenge to overcome.

The review comes with a huge set of sample pics. The Canon EF 50mm F1.0L is out of production but can still be found on eBay, and it’s not cheap.

[via Dustin Abbott]

Debunking a myth: why Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras aren’t what Sony wants you to believe

Size advantage? Sony A7R vs Canon EOS 5Ds R (right), both with a 85mm lens.

Size advantage? Sony A7R vs Canon EOS 5Ds R (right), both with a 85mm lens (image courtesy of Camera Size)

I came over a very interesting and educated article at PetaPixel. It’s about why Sony’s full frame pro mirrorless was a fatal mistake that can’t hold up to the promises.

The article analyses five of the apparent advantages a full-frame mirrorless camera is supposed to have for the professional photographer, and systematically debunks those myths. A full-frame mirrorless camera is supposed to have the advantage of

  • Compactness
  • Weight
  • In-Body Image Stabilization
  • You can adapt non-native lenses
  • Live Exposure Preview

Well, it’s not as easy as Sony tries to sell it. The supposed advantages fail to deliver in the real world.. In the conclusion the author says:

So we find ourselves returning for the last time to the original question: what is the point of professional grade FF mirrorless? It isn’t for the compactness (beyond shooting with just one pancake type lens), certainly not for the faster autofocus, not for faster frame rates, not for EVF/exposure preview, not for access to a high cost-performance lens habitat, not for manual focus peaking, not for the ergonomics, and almost universally not for the sake of adapting lenses.

When it comes to FF professional grade mirrorless, the answer is that there is little or no point. People are buying into it because it is an irrational fad. You end up having to buy lots of big and expensive lenses for the one tiny body, when it is preferable to have lots of smaller lenses for the one big body, since the total lens-body combination is the same anyway due to physics. In actual fact the lens-body combination makes professional grade FF mirrorless multi-lens packages larger overall. Read the article…

An article that’s definitely worth to be read before you waste your money for something that will turn out not to be what you expected and what you have been told. Better go for serious gear.

[via PetaPixel]

How to disassemble a Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

Ifixit, a site well known for tearing apart all kind of devices, posted a very detailed guide about how to disassemble the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II. While I do not reccomend you dismantle your new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, this is a usfeul guide for those who want to know how the G1 X Mark II is build, and for those having the skills to do some difficilut repair.

You can watch the interactive guide above, or follow the teardown on Ifixit.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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Jaw-dropping light paintings made with 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras

Jaw-dropping Light Paintings Made With 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Cameras

Photographer Patrick Rochon used 24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras mounted on a custom build rig and connected to four computers to create the spectacular light paintings you can see in the video below.

The Phoblographer posted an interview with Patrick Rochon where he talks about the idea, and the technical challenges that had to be managed. The project was realised in Thailand.