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Review – Do You Need or Want 50mp? Canon EOS 5DS R

Review – Do You Need or Want 50mp? Canon EOS 5DS R

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed the Canon Rumors review of the Canon EOS 5DS R, a camera that a lot of Canon photographers asked for and is probably the most polarizing DSLR in terms of need that I’ve ever come across.

Do you need 50mp?

…. that is the conundrum of the 5DsR. It is a great camera, but it is also a niche one. If you need 50MP, it’s not only the best 35mm option; it’s currently the only one. But if you don’t really need 50MP, look elsewhere, as that amount of resolution comes with a cost. I suspect the biggest market for the Canon EOS 5Ds/5DsR twins will be in the bags of photographers who don’t use them as their sole cameras and are able to use them in the way they intended: special tools for specific jobs. Read the full review

I do want a high megapixel body and I like the 5DS and 5DS R, but I’m more interested in a camera with a larger than 35mm sensor. Hey Leica, howabout a 50-80mp S?

Giveaway! Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox Kits ($495 Value)

Giveaway! Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox Kits ($495 Value)

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Canon Rumors General

Enter to Win 1 of 2 Cineo Matchbox kits valued at $495 each

2 winners will receive a Basic Matchbox Kit, which includes: (1) Matchbox fixture, (2) interchangeable Remote Phosphor panels (3200K/5600K), and (1) power supply and extension cable. 

About the Cineo Matchbox:
The Cineo Matchbox™ is a versatile, portable Remote Phosphor Lighting fixture for image capture, the perfect compact lighting tool for professional photographers and videographers. At 3.25” x 5.25” x 1.5” and 15 oz, the Matchbox outputs a stunning amount of high-quality light at a variety of interchangeable color temperatures. Matchbox features a 0-100% on-board flicker-free dimmer and a 1/4×20″ tap for limitless mounting options. Learn more at cineolighting.com/matchbox.

We’re giving away one (1) Cineo Matchbox Kit to two (2) lucky winners.

Giveaway ends August 1st, 2016, 9pm CT and is open to residents worldwide.

Enter the giveaway now

Stock Notice: Refurbished Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 (Reg $1799)

Stock Notice: Refurbished Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 (Reg $1799)

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Ad Post

The Canon Store now has refurbished copies of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II in stock for $1439 (Reg $1799). Refurbished lenses come with a full 1 year Canon USA warranty. We suspect these won’t last long.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Subwavelength and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II $1439 at Canon Store (Reg $1799)

Patent: Tamron 20mm f/2 VC

Patent: Tamron 20mm f/2 VC

By Canon Rumors | July 27, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

Tamron continues with the barrage of patents, this time a patent for a 20mm f/2 VC optical formula has been found.

Patent Publication No. 2016-126279 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.7.11
  • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • f = 20.60
  • FNo. = 2.05
  • ω = 46.81
  • Ym = 21.633
  • BF 38.2971 – 38.3188
  • Negative ShiboTadashi
  • Rear focus
  • Bofu (part of the first group)

This lens would make a lot of sense when you consider Tamron’s recent prime lens releases such as the VC, the 35 f/1.8 VC, 45 f/1.8 VC and the superb 85 f/1.8 VC.

Canon Cuts Profit Forecast as Post-Brexit Yen Strength Bites

Canon Cuts Profit Forecast as Post-Brexit Yen Strength Bites

By Canon Rumors | July 26, 2016 | Canon Business General

Canon Inc (7751.T) cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, becoming Japan’s first major technology company to report a weaker outlook on the yen’s surge following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

The world’s biggest maker of cameras and printers forecast group operating profit of 265 billion yen ($2.54 billion) for the year through December, from 300 billion yen estimated three months prior.

The new forecast, Canon’s second downward outlook revision this year, is below market expectations of 297 billion yen, based on estimates of 17 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

Read more at Reuters