A Closer Look: The Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L vs The Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art

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The Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L gives the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art a closer run for it’s money than originally thought.

The Canon 50mm f1.2L is a mighty fine lens, and anyone who uses it will be happy to have it as part of their kit, but the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art is also a nifty fifty that packs a heck of a punch. Recently, DXOMark reviewed the new Canon RF 50mm f1.2 L, and part of its comparison saw the Canon and the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art go head-to-head, but the results (as some of you pointed out) could have been a little skewed due to the cameras that each lens was tested on. Let’s take another look at these two lenses in another head-to-head that is on a more level playing field. Continue reading…

Lenses That Could Work With The Canon 5Ds 50MP Full Frame Sensor

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With the very recent announcement of the Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R, the industry has taken a huge step forward. A camera with a sensor that can shoot over 50MP images in the 35mm format is changing the game completely. But with that, we’re always wondering about lenses. A while ago, we asked Lens manufacturers about how lens technology will be able to keep up with sensor technology.

But to find out what lenses could potentially work with such a high megapixel sensor, we did some research and asking around. As we get more information, we will try to update this list.

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The Canon 5DS and 5DS R Have 50.6 MP Sensors

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If you thought Sony’s a7R had plenty of megapixels, Canon would like to introduce you to the 5DS and the Canon 5DS R. Both cameras pack a massive 50.6 MP full-frame CMOS sensor, and they have 41 AF points. This much power will do well in the hands of landscape, architectural, studio, portrait and commercial photographers. They’ve been designed to produce the sharpest image possible and positively huge prints, and we can only guess at how they’ll look.

Though where the two cameras diverge is the 5DS R’s lack of a low pass filter effect. What this does is help give images more sharpness.

Canon overhauled the mirror system in both cameras to minimize mirror bounce and camera shake. The company also added intervals between shutter presses (first to lock the mirror, second to release the shutter) at 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1 and 2 seconds to allow any possible shake to cease before the shutter’s released. Both the 5DS and 5DS R have the 7D Mk II’s Intelligent Viewfinder II, which provides the information you’d find on the rear LCD.

Both cameras carry on Canon’s commitment to HD video with 1080p capability. Both have new AE systems to compensate for flickering light sources. They also have a burst mode of 5 fps at full 50.6 MP resolution and dual SD and CF card slots.

Both the Canon 5DS and 5DS R will be available in June 2015 for $3,699 and $3,899 respectively.

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