Deal: Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX for Canon EF – $599 (reg. $899, today only)

Only For Today (8/26/20) B&H Photo Has A Very Good Deal On The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 PRO FX

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Canon EOS R5 Review – Electronic Shutter Useful For Action Photography?

Canon Eos R5 Review

Spoiler alert: no EOS R5 overheating issue when using the electronic shutter.

Here is a Canon EOS R5 review that focuses on a particular feature of the camera: the electronic shutter and how well it suits for action/bird/sport photography.

Jan Wegener discusses these topics in his 15 minutes video below.

Rolling shutter or not? That’s the big question. If there is a rolling shutter effect with the Canon EOS R5, how bad is it and does it make sense to use the electronic shutter for action bird photography? A lot of you asked me this question, so I tested it out and will share my findings with you today and share when I think it makes sense to use the electronic shutter and when it’s best not to use it.

Want to learn the latest about the Canon EOS R5 overheating soap opera? Have a look here. Strangely enough, the almost exploding and finger-burning EOS R5 is the best selling camera in Japan.

Whatever, the EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Latest News From The Canon EOS R5 Overheating Soap Opera

Canon EOS R5 Overheating

It’s a weird world, it really is.

Let’s say you are a camera manufacturer and you launched a totally innovative camera. A game changer, to be clear.

Now, this camera is packed with innovative features and has some rather advanced video modes, as for instance a 4K@120 slow motion mode. Since you are a serious manufacturer you clearly and transparently document the recording times one can get with the advanced video modes. You know, a lot of heat gets produced when computing 4K and 8K videos. Since you do not want to break the camera you made, you put some necessary recording time limits for the advanced video modes to safeguard the circuits and electronics. And so far all is good.

But then, an army of trolls that breath and live technology and cinematography decides to test these video recording times, and they find out you have been totally honest and clear when stating them. This makes them very, very, very angry and they start to hate you because your camera can’t break the laws of physics and because it still is better than anything they have seen so far. And now you’re at the center of a s**t storm and you can’t help but wonder who the hell needs to make a slow motion video that lasts more than 20 minutes. Hell, you don’t know. Neither do the trolls.

It’s a soap opera, isn’t it? All those people fighting for clicks.

We will not feature the most exalted people here. You won’t have a hard time to find them if you really want. What follows is a bunch of links and videos of people who deal with and discuss the EOS R5 overheating drama, each in his own way and with his own claims.

Someone who went for a truly hackerish way to see what it is about the EOS R5 is Math Class on Baidu. He already tore down the EOS R5 and found some interesting things. Kudos!

Then there is the Scotch tape hack, already posted but featured here again.


Tony & Chelsea Northrup have their own ideas and opinions about the EOS R5 overheating drama.


And so does No Life too:


I do not know what to think about Theoria Apophasis and his theories about a silent EOS R5 recall by Canon. Sounds rather unrealistic to me, not to call it else.


Armando Ferreira is set to tell you the TRUTH about OVERHEATING on the EOS R5.


And finally, here is another hack, this time by Matt Granger.

Still want more? Here is a YouTube listing for the EOS R5 overheating drama. Strangely enough, the almost exploding and finger-burning EOS R5 is the best selling camera in Japan.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon Develops Another Image Sensor That Can See In The Dark (0.08 lux!)

Canon

Canon’ research labs are continuously pushing the technological evolution of image sensors. Here is another one.

Spotted by Image Sensors World, and none else despite what it might seem, the Canon LI7050 is a new high-sensitivity CMOS sensor for network and industrial cameras that enables full-HD color video capture in 0.08 lux environments. Not bad, eh?

The Canon LI7050 is a specialized image sensor for industrial and other scientific applications. Another Canon sensor that can see in the dark, According to the experts at Image Sensors World:

Despite a compact pixel array of 1/1.8 inches and pixel size of 4.1 µm, Canon’s newly developed LI7050 sensor makes possible color video recording in low-light environments as dark as 0.08 lux.

Security cameras equipped with the LI7050 can capture video at night in such locations as public facilities, roads or transport networks, thereby helping to identify details including the color of vehicles or subjects’ clothing. What’s more, this compact, high-sensitivity sensor can be installed in cameras for such use cases as underwater drones, microscopes and wearable cameras for security personnel.

Canon’s new sensor is also equipped with an HDR drive function that realizes a wide DR of 120 dB. When recording in an environment with illumination levels between, for example, 0.08 lux and 80,000 lux, the sensor’s wide dynamic range enables video capture without blown-out whites and crushed blacks. During normal drive operation, the sensor realizes a noise level of 75 dB and captures video without blown-out whites and crushed blacks in environments with illumination levels between, for example, 0.08 lux and 500 lux.

Is there already someone claiming the sensor is overheating? If not, here is a video showing of the capabilities of this sensor. We think it’s impressing.

If you want to learn more about these highly specialized image sensors have a look at this listing.

Canon press release:

SINGAPORE, 3 August 2020 — Canon announced today the launch in Japan of the LI7050, a new 1/1.8-inch CMOS sensor capable of capturing color images in full-HD even in low-illumination environments as dark as 0.08 lux1.

The recent growth of IoT technologies has in turn generated increasing demand for network and industrial-use cameras—in particular, cameras capable of image capture in full-HD as well as nighttime color recording. Despite a compact body size of 1/1.8 inches and pixel size of 4.1 µm (micrometers), Canon’s newly developed LI7050 sensor makes possible color video recording in full-HD, even under low-light conditions.

The LI7050, while achieving a compact size, features a pixel architecture that enables high sensitivity, thereby making possible low-noise, full-HD color video recording in low-light environments as dark as 0.08 lux. Conventional nighttime monitoring employs infrared cameras and records video in monochrome. However, network cameras equipped with the LI7050 can capture video at night in such locations as public facilities, roads or transport networks, thereby helping to identify details including the color of vehicles or subjects’ clothing. What’s more, this compact, high-sensitivity sensor can be installed in cameras for such use cases as underwater drones, microscopes and wearable cameras for security personnel.

Canon’s new sensor is also equipped with an HDR drive function that realizes a wide dynamic range of 120 dB. When recording in an environment with illumination levels between, for example, 0.08 lux and 80,000 lux, the sensor’s wide dynamic range enables video capture without blown-out whites and crushed blacks. Thanks to this capability, the sensor enables cameras to record high-quality video, even when positioned at building entrances and other locations where there are significant variations in illumination levels. During normal drive operation, the sensor realizes a noise level of 75 dB and captures video without blown-out whites and crushed blacks in environments with illumination levels between, for example, 0.08 lux and 500 lux.
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​​​​​​​The LI7050 supports the MIPI CSI-2 interface utilized by a wide range of consumer and industrial-use cameras, thereby greatly expanding the number of possible equipment combinations. The sensor also meets a variety of industrial needs through such features as a Region of Interest (ROI) function that enables users to select regions to read from the sensor, reducing the amount of read information and allowing for image capture at an increased framerate, and the ability to configure horizontal and vertical inversion directly from the sensor for easy viewing of footage from cameras installed on ceilings and other inverted positions.
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​​​​​​​Canon has begun sample shipments of the LI7050 from today, and is scheduled to officially commence sales in late October 2020.

The Canon EOS R5 Is Best Selling Camera In Japan (did they not get the overheating soap opera?)

Despite the overheating drama, aptly pushed by some relentless folks, the EOS R5 seems to sell like hot cakes in Japan.

According to Capa Camera, the EOS R5 is the best selling camera in Japan for the period August 1 – August 15.

  1. Canon EOS R5
  2. Sony a7 III
  3. Sony A6400 with Lens Kit
  4. Sony a7 III with Lens Kit
  5. Nikon Z 50 Double Zoom Kit
  6. Sony A7R IV Body
  7. Nikon Z6 w/24-70mm Lens
  8. Nikon D6 Body
  9. Canon EOS M50 Kit Lens 
  10. Nikon D5600 Double Kit lens

Guess there is a lot of people who never heard about the EOS R5 overheating drama, or maybe the whole overheating soap opera is just bs? We think so.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

A Small Scotch Tape Hack Might Solve The Canon EOS R5 Overheating Issue

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

The heat production on the Canon EOS R5 is still object of discussions and hacks. Here is one that’s inexpensive and at least according to the author seems to work for the EOS R5 overheating. Caution is advised, especially if you do not know what you are doing.

The clip below by J. Marcus Photography explains what the scotch tape is about and what it does with the EOS R5 overheating.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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