How to Shoot Time Lapse Sequences on the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R

Canon 5Ds

The past two releases of Canon professional DSLRs show that Canon has finally come around to the notion that its customers who pay thousands of dollars for a camera think an intervalometer should be built-in. The Canon 7D Mark II along with the 5DS and 5DS R cameras are the first Canon DSLRs to offer a built-in intervalometer. With these new models, it is now possible to shoot interval images for time lapse sequences without the need for the overpriced Canon TC-80N3.

Note, however, that shooting still images with the built-in intervalometer is different than shooting in Time-lapse movie mode on the 5DS and 5DS R. [Read more…]

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Now Shipping

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

B&H has the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens in stock and now shipping for $125. In case you missed the announcement earlier this month, this is the new “nifty fifty.” Check it out here at B&H Photo.

My card was just charged for my pre-order of the lens. So, hopefully, I’ll have mine in hand in a couple days to pass along results and impressions.