Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R DxOMarked (best Canon sensor so far, still lags behind Sony)

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DxOMark tested the Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R. They write:

Boasting an unprecedented 50.6Mp resolution, the EOS 5DS and 5DS R offer a unique DSLR shooting solution. What’s more, our industry standard tests have shown these are the best sensor results yet for a Canon chip, with the 5DS cameras offering a small step up for image quality against other full-frame semi-pro models such as the EOS 6D and EOS 5D Mark III. Our measurements show that there’s very little difference between the 5DS and 5DS R sensors, but we’ve seen both models post better scores in print results compared to those on screen.

However, as you can see in the image above, the EOS 5Ds sensor scores lower than the sensors in the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R (first platoon of Sony trolls is ready and can’t wait to spam the comment section). At least the EOS 5Ds doesn’t look so terribly ugly like the Sony A7R. Does Sony not have a design department?

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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[via DxOMark]

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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Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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

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

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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].

Phenomenon

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