We Handheld the Canon EOS R5 at 105mm for Over a Second

A bunch of lenses got a firmware update today and perform even better with the Canon EOS R5.

I’m a photographer trained to not rely on image stabilization–and I’ve seen that this training has helped so much with my photography. Today, all of Canon’s RF lenses with image stabilization are getting a new firmware update. The Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 now work with the internal stabilization systems to produce more steady results. Canon has stated that with specific lenses, you can get up to 8 stops of image stabilization. So if you’re one of those photographers that loads up on too much coffee, can’t control their breathing, or just has shaky hands, you now have a better chance of producing sharp results at slower shutter speeds. And for those of us who do things the old school way, we’re now able to do a whole lot more. We took the Canon EOS R5 and the Canon RF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM onto our Brooklyn rooftop to shoot the sunset. Our findings: we’re very impressed even when we go beyond 8 stops of IS.

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Picosteady Camera Stabilizer Surpasses Goal on Kickstarter

When brothers Karim and Nadim Elgarhy, amateur filmmakers, had a heck of a time stabilizing their handheld shots, they decided to make a camera stabilizer for amateur filmmakers. They came up with an idea to make a low-cost, light weight system that could be used with ease. So, they put their idea on Kickstarter, set a goal to make a batch of units–and with the support of many achieved their goal.

The Picosteady comes in at an incredibly light weight of just 6.50z. It can support many different types of setups: iPhones, Micro 4/3’s, Sony NEX, and even some DSLRs like the Canon T2i. Although lenses were not mentioned for use with the Picosteady, I would think Canon’s nifty 50, or brand new 40mm f2.8 would be good candidates for this unit.

One thing I do like about this unit is the price. $179 dollars is pretty hard to beat.

We will have more info on the Picosteady when we get a unit in for review. Hopefully soon.