Our Canon EOS R5 Review Update Has Fascinating Feedback

There aren’t many cameras I’ve seen generate as much internet hate as the Canon EOS R5. A ton of it came from the Sony audience. I’ve been using the camera for years, and it’s incredible. In some ways, I find it better than the Sony a1. And the EOS R5 continues to get updates via firmware. So we’ve included notes from our Canon EOS R5 review update for you after the jump.

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These Canon EF Lenses Would Be Amazing as RF Lenses

There are some Canon EF lenses that should really make a comeback in RF lens format. While they’ve trailed behind much of the competition for the past couple of years, they are still good. Now that every lens manufacturer makes the same lenses, it’s time for something different. And we think there are specific pieces of glass that would stand out a lot from the rest if they made a return. So we’re going to list a few that we really want to see get new life as Canon RF lenses.

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Why the Canon R5 Firmware Is Amazing So Far

Long-time Canon users have probably noticed a shift in the brand strategy as of late, especially when it comes to Canon firmware updates. Dear old Canon has sometimes left a bitter taste in peoples’ mouths with repeated launches of products aimed at a specific market segment while ensuring it will never compete or cannibalize another segment. It was challenging to get a perfect all-arounder as most popular features tended to come at the expense of others. They wanted you to get multiple pieces of equipment instead of just one. But the Canon R5 Firmware updates are showing us something different.

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Hypnotic Photos, Gigantic Lens: Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L Review

Extreme telephotos aren’t easy to find. A reach like 800mm was just a dream when full frame mirrorless cameras first started trickling out. But the new Canon RF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM changes that, bringing a big reach to the eye-AF-equipped bodies like the EOS R3. If the reach doesn’t impress, the stabilization will. With 4.5 stops of stabilization, it’s possible to actually make photographs with this giant lens handheld.

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A Canon Tilt-Shift Patent Is Proving to Be Very Exciting

Rokinon lenses 24mm f3.5 Tilt Shift

There are a few things I want from modern day lenses, and what Canon is doing excites me about the future of photography! While lots of brands have hunted for clinical perfection, they’re forgetting that all their glass will eventually just look the same. But thankfully, Canon doesn’t seem to chase MTF charts the way that cats run after a laser pointer. With that said, there’s a special Canon Tilt-Shift patent going around that’s thrilling.

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Cute Dogs Take Spotlight in Awesome Photos by Craig Turner

“Animals are constantly communicating with us,” says New Zealand-based traveling photographer Craig Turner about his experiences while photographing dogs around the world. He’s made some incredible portraits of many furry four-legged friends. Aside from the technical aspect of getting a good picture, he tells us how to capture the emotions behind the animals and their owners.

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Charlotte Bories Creates the Most Beautiful Underwater Portraits (NSFW)

“…it was an opportunity for me to take the time to experiment with new things, a bit different, a bit crazy,” says French photographer Charlotte Bories in an interview with The Phoblographer. “It’s notably at that time that I started to mix the techniques, adding photo-manipulation and digital painting to my underwater shots.” Charlotte is an ND Award winner and a photographer that works on underwater portraiture. She’s draws inspiration from many places. But no matter what, her photos have something you’ll fall in love with every time you stare into them.

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The Best Zeiss Lenses for Film Photography

If there is any brand that inspires awe into film photographers, it’s Zeiss. Sure, there’s also Mamiya, Pentax, and Leica; but Zeiss lenses are the highest fruit you can get your hands on. And if you’re a Nikon or Canon film SLR photographer, then you can get your hands on some of the best Zeiss lenses for film photography. Luckily for you, we’ve tested them all; and we’ve even used them on film cameras. So we dove into our Reviews Index to find the best ones just for you. Take a look!

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For the First Time, a Chinese Lens Is Outdoing Many Others

DXOMark has some questionable ways of testing, but they’re a pretty accurate and good resource for data about lenses and cameras. Every now and again, I’ll check out their lens and camera sensor tests. To my surprise, this is the first time an insanely affordable Chinese-made lens is outdoing lots of others on the list. As our Columnist Alex Ngningha said, Chinese products are sometimes better than Japanese ones. In this situation, he is hitting the nail on the head.

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Concha De La Rosa Talks About Her Beautiful Street Photographs

“There’s something about old people that makes me feel at peace,” says Concha de la Rosa about her favorite subject. “It’s their white hair, their calm gestures, their poses.” One shot at a time, Concha de la Rosa shares her world. Concha achieved success as a photographer in more professional adventures working as a still photographer for Spanish TV and movies. Despite this, Concha can’t stop walking around and photographing what she calls “sus abuelos”, her grandpas and grandmas.

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Canon EOS R7 Review. One of the Best Cameras This Year

Let me tell you, I’m blown away! You couldn’t get me to believe that Canon would make such a great APS-C camera for such a cheap price. Bird photographers, wildlife photographers, sports photographers and more are bound to really like it. What’s more, if you shoot Canon RF cameras in the full-frame segment, you’re bound to want this as it’s very capable. We tested the Canon EOS R7 for a while, and here’s what we think.

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Warning: Camera Speed is Out of Control. The Need for 75 fps is Limited

The camera industry has been locked in a megapixel race for years. But, there’s another specification that has companies dueling for bragging rights: Burst speed. With 50 megapixels no longer out of the ordinary, the focus seems to have turned to just how fast a camera can snap those high-resolution pictures. The Sony a9 stunned with 20 fps shots — only to outdo themselves later on with the Sony a1. Then the Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z9 hit 30 fps with options to go even faster. And then Panasonic laughed — and launched 75 fps on the GH6.

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Canon EOS R10 Review: The Rebel Killer the World Needs?

The Canon EOS R10 may not have Rebel in the name, but the $1,099 kit feels very much like a mirrorless reincarnation of an old Rebel DSLR. While Canon’s new crop sensor mirrorless feels in tune with the company’s DSLRs, there’s plenty of new technology to be had for Rebels making the transition to mirrorless. The most exciting change from Canon’s entry-level DSLRs? The Animal Eye AF of Canon’s pricier R cameras trickles down to the R10. The electronic viewfinder, which shows an accurate preview of the image about to be taken, will also be welcomed by many beginners.

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The Big Mistake We Hope Canon APS-C Cameras Don’t Have

We’ve said it many times: lenses are more important than your camera. And there’s no exception to that rule with the new Canon APS-C cameras. The Canon RF-M lens lineup should strive to not only appeal to a customer base seeking cheap thrills. But the lineup should include higher-end lenses. Canon, years ago, had a 17-55mm f2.8 lens. Considering what they’ve done for the L-series of RF mount lenses, they should give the same treatment to RF-M lenses.

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Canon EOS R7 vs Canon EOS R5 vs Canon EOS R: How Do They Compare?

We’ve been actively testing a bunch of Canon cameras. With the Canon EOS R7’s announcement, folks are bound to be curious about how the Canon EOS R5 holds up against the Canon EOS R7. And they’re bound to be curious as to why their cameras don’t have some features. But also on the sideline is the Canon EOS R, which is still an incredible camera. So we decided to compare the three against one another. How do they fare? We’re exploring the question of Canon EOS R7 vs Canon EOS R5 vs Canon EOS R in this informal test.

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What You Should Know Before Buying a 135mm Lens

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The 135mm lens is a magical wonder for many photographers. It’s a long lens: arguably the longest practical portrait lens. In the past, many photographers loved the lens for more than just portraits. It’s a great candid lens; you can be far from a subject before being noticed. And if you’re a certain type of photographer, it might never leave your camera. The 135mm lens has lots of desirable qualities about it, but before you make the commitment, let’s go over a few things.

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The New Laowa 10mm F4 Makes a Very Exciting Claim

It’s time for one of our favorite things: pancake lenses! And Venus Optics are calling their new Laowa 10mm f4 lens a “cookie” (but we can traditionally call it a pancake). This new, super thin is designed for APS-C cameras. So that means Fujifilm, Sony, Canon, L-mount, and Nikon owners can use it with relative ease. What’s even more impressive is the fact that Laowa made this into a wide-angle lens that they claim is the world’s smallest rectilinear lens. Further, they’re saying it can fit in your pocket.

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The Canon EOS R7 at ISO 12,800 Is Fantastic

We’re currently working on our Canon EOS R7 review, and we’re finding some incredibly fascinating things about this camera. Something really surprising us is the high ISO output from this 32.5MP APS-C sensor. We’ve been testing the camera for sports and wildlife photography. And what’s truly amazing us is how it performs at high ISOs. In fact, at ISO 12,800, it’s surprisingly clean.

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The Best Cameras Under $1000 for New Photographers

If you’re looking for more affordable cameras, then we’ve got great news for you. We’ve found a bunch in our archives that we’re sure photographers will love. Want to move up beyond your smartphone? Well, it’s easy to do with these. What about getting into content creation? Well, these cameras can surely help. But even if you want to get into photography for fun, these cameras can do most of what you’ll need. Here are the best cameras under $1000 for new photographers.

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We All Need Some Lensbaby Magic in Our Camera Bag

Critical focus is the plague of this decade. I look at myself sometimes and I am ashamed. The first thing I do with any new piece of gear the second I put my hands on it is shoot a frame and punch in to see all the details, all those glorious megapixels. Manufacturers drove the conversation there, and we followed: how many focusing points, how fast can it detect an eye, a car, or a squirrel behind the bushes. How many super ED mega corrected glass elements? Let us zoom in and check if the iris is tack sharp and not the eyelashes. Regardless of your genre or photography background, if you have been doing this long enough, you are bound to get bored at some point. That’s why I’ve been getting into Lensbaby products.

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