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.
Additionally, the Canon Rebel T5 kit is available with both the EF-S 18-55mm IS II and 55-250mm IS STM lenses for just $150 more at $549 (reg. $799). Check it out here at B&H Photo.