This solid deal is back again… ebay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $1999 (compare at $2499) in limited quantity and with free shipping in the US. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay.
When Canon announced the new 5Ds and 5Ds R cameras, it stoked the megapixel war flames once again by thoroughly trouncing the resolution of the Nikon D810 and Sony A7R cameras, both of which offer a mere 36MP full frame sensor.
While the 5Ds and 5Ds R are the latest to the 5D line, Canon is leaving the very popular 5D Mark III in the line-up. The Canon 5D Mark III was introduced in March 2012. By Canon’s prior timelines, the 3-year point is the proper upgrade timeframe. However, DSLRs have plateaued somewhat over the past few years and the need to upgrade every 2-3 years is less compelling for photographers and, by extension, camera manufacturers.
Additionally, the 5D Mark III and 5Ds/5Ds R are, in many ways, very different cameras for very different purposes. Even though the cameras are very similar from the outside, what’s inside makes them very different indeed. [Read more…]
The Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R are now available for pre-order. So far, this is the camera of 2015 with its 50MP full frame sensor. I suspect initial availability will be limited to those who pre-order early, so you had better get in line now if you want one from the earliest shipments in June. You can pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Canon applied for a lens patent that was published back in December and featured a number of different optical embodiments, including a high-magnification zoom lens for a 1″ sensor format.
In the patent, the true technical measurements of the lens reveals an 8-180mm zoom with an aperture range of f/2-3. Adjusting these numbers for the roughly 3x crop factor of a 1″ sensor and rounding them off for marking purposes, you get a 24-600mm f/2-3 equivalent lens. [Read more…]
Canon Australia released the above video showing Georges Antoni’s twilight shoot for a billboard image with the Canon 5Ds R as a promo piece for the new 50MP DSLRs.