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 Tuesday, August 30, 2016
My pre-trip research placed Peyto Lake, along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, high on my to-photograph list. With a strong glacial flour flow in the summer, this lake takes on an amazing turquoise color, with Caldron Peak and Mt Patterson providing exclamation marks behind it.
 
To get the high sun position required to light up the lake color, a late morning or early afternoon-timed shoot was determined to be best. Of course, summer is the peak tourist season for this location and tourists come here in droves (and buses) ... and this time of day seems to be best for many non-photographers as well.
 
Combine this common timing with a relatively small viewing area at Bow Summit and, even though a hike is required, the place was packed. Upon working my way to the front corner of the platform, I took some photos but soon determined that somewhere below deck would work better. Even down there was challenging with people sometimes walking up and sitting right in front of the camera. Patience paid off when a thunderstorm rolled in and created some great drama in the sky and contrast on the lake. No, even the approaching thunderstorm did not chase the crowds away, but patience and my position worked out for the capture of an image that I was happy with. Then, I ran back to the safety of the SUV.
 
The Canon EOS 5Ds R and the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens were the perfect combination for this location. The Gitzo GT1542T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod (now GT1545T) and Acratech GP-s Ball Head were my choice for their light weight, small size and rigid support. As usual for middle-of-the-day landscape photography, I was using a circular polarizer filter for this capture.
 
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, SmugMug, Google+, Facebook, 500px and Instagram. If reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image.
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 8:22:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan

 
From the Joe McNally YouTube Channel:
 
Big Lights, Big City! A behind-the-scenes video (shot with Nikon’s D5) about creating a photo portfolio for a beautiful young dancer who just arrived in NYC. Follow Joe as he uses two new additions in Nikon’s line up, the D500 camera and the SB-5000 Speedlight, as he photographs this dynamic subject around town, in the studio and on stage.
 
B&H carries the following gear used for the video:
 
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 5:44:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 29, 2016
From Canon USA:
 
Canon Professional Services (CPS) Supports Professional Photographers Urgently in Need of Replacement Equipment
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., August 29, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that from August 6 to August 20, nearly 70 percent of professional photographers on assignment in Brazil were Canon shooters. In addition, Canon brought a team of more than 70 highly trained technicians and support staff to Brazil this month to help maximize the uptime and performance of its professional broadcast and EOS imaging equipment users. Canon HDTV field lenses were ready on the evening of August 5 bringing viewers worldwide approximately 80 percent and nationwide 100 percent of the images they saw on TV.
 
"It is humbling to know that such a large number of the world's most talented sports photographers relied on Canon equipment to capture this historic sporting event. Their iconic images from so many different events have been and will be seen by millions of people around the world for years to come. To support the needs of our customers and help them accomplish their goals, Canon Professional Services is always set up and ready at major sporting events throughout the year to assist by providing comprehensive equipment maintenance and repairs, extensive equipment loans and expert technical support," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
 
During the events, a photographer that had equipment stolen was quickly assisted by CPS staff so he could get back on assignment. According to Brett Costello, News Corp. Australia photographer, "The CPS team in Brazil was amazing. I was very upset at having my gear stolen on August 4 at a café and thought my ability to cover the coming events were over. When I told the Canon staff there what had happened to me, they didn't hesitate in helping with the loan gear I required. Thanks to Canon I put the event behind me and was able to complete my assignments."
 
The CPS team also:
 
  • Averaged a 12 hour turnaround time for products needing repair
  • Loaned 8,163 products with the EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera and EF 200-400MM F/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X being the most requested product loans
  • Had in stock 950 cameras and 1,500 lenses
  • Communicated with photographers in 12 languages
Canon Professional Services proudly attends to photographers at major sporting, auto racing, Hollywood, and political events throughout each year.
 
For more information about CPS: http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
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Category: Canon USA News
Post Date: 8/29/2016 9:49:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
With the arrival of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, many questions are being raised. Recently, we answered the Should I get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the 5D III? question. Here, we're going to compare the 5D Mark III's successor to the ultra-high resolution 5Ds and 5Ds R models in attempt to answer the "Should I get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the 5Ds/5Ds R? question.
 
It seems logical to start such a comparison by showing a chart of the specification differences. For the purposes of this post, we'll lumping the 5Ds and 5Ds R models together as they are identical except for the low-pass cancellation feature found in the "R" model.
 
5D Mark IV5Ds/5Ds R
Resolution30.4M50.6M
DLAf/8.6f/6.7
Image ProcessorDIGIC 6+ plus iTR/AF processorDual DIGIC 6
Continuous Shooting / Buffer7 fps / 21 RAW5 fps / 14 RAW
AF Working RangeEV -3 - 18EV -2 - 18
AF points @ f/8615
Metering RangeEV 0 - 20EV 1 - 20
Sensor AFDual Pixel CMOS AFContrast AF
ISO SensitivityAuto 100-32000 (L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)Auto 100-6400 (L: 50, H1: 12800)
LCDTouch panel 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,620K dots3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,040K dots
Video Recording4K (17:9) 4096 x 2160 (29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) Motion JPEG
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 HDR ( 29.97, 25 fps) inter frame
Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter frame
HD (16:9) 1280 x 720 (119.9, 100 fps) intra frame
FHD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
HD (16:9) 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
SD (4:3) 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
Wi-Fi / NFC / GPSBuilt-inGPS / Wi-Fi via accessories
Battery LifeApprox. 900Approx. 700
Weight28.2 oz (800g)32.8 oz (930g)

Here is the full EOS 5D Mark IV vs. 5Ds specifications comparison.
 
Obvious from the table above is that the EOS 5Ds/5Ds R has one notable advantage over the EOS 5D Mark IV – resolution. The 5Ds R model, specifically, also has a slight sharpness advantage on the 5D IV as the latter features a traditional low-pass filter without the R's cancellation feature. Here is a resolution test chart comparison between the 5D IV and the 5Ds R.
 
Just as I noted in the 5D IV vs. 5D III post, if you're interested in creating 4K content, or otherwise need the benefits of Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the choice is clear – get the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.
 
If you're a landscape, wildlife or studio photographer who requires the ultimate in resolution for making big prints, the 5Ds/5Ds R models offer 40% more resolution compared to the 5D IV. Aside from big prints, the additional pixels allow for more leeway in cropping while maintaining still-manageable resolutions. To put that into point perspective, the 5Ds/5Ds R's 1.6x crop feature (simulating the field of view realized by using an APS-C sensor camera) results in a 19.6 megapixel image. This difference is noticeable. To obtain the same APS-C field of view with a 5D IV base image, the end result would be 11.7 megapixels.
 
Does that make the EOS 5Ds/5Ds R a better camera for those interested in wildlife? Maybe, but not necessarily. There are a lot of factors that go into creating a compelling wildlife image. The ability to crop an image heavily is just one of them.
 
Other factors like burst speed, buffer depth, high ISO noise results and AF capability/performance also play significant roles. That the 5D IV allows for two additional frames-per-second in burst shooting may not seem like much, but it can definitely help. The greater buffer capacity is always welcome. As hinted to by the increased standard max ISO setting (to 32000), the 5D IV performs better in the noise department than its predecessor, the 5D Mark III, and the 5D IV also performs better than the 5Ds at the pixel level in this regard.
 
Downsize the 5Ds image to 5D IV dimensions and the comparison becomes considerably closer. The 5D IV is still the better performer, but the equivalent comparison shows this attribute being less of a decision factor. The 5Ds/5Ds R's standard max ISO tops out at 6400.
 
The 5D IV also features a vertically expanded AF point spread to its benefit. This is a feature that wildlife (and many other) photographers will appreciate. If a subject is moving, AI servo is needed and if AI servo is in use, a focus point must be held on the subject (usually their closest eye). Having a larger AF point spread sometimes permits better subject framing in these situations (I provided an elk photo example in the 5D IV review).
 
So, which body is best for you? If you want the most versatile, general purpose DSLR, the 5D Mark IV's feature set will likely make it the best overall choice. At their introduction, the ultra-high resolution 5Ds and 5Ds R were marketed more as specialty cameras rather than a camera for everyman. And their place in Canon's camera lineup hasn't changed; the only difference is that the everyman camera has a "IV" in its name and packs a great new feature set to go with it.
 
Get your Canon 5D Mark IV and/or EOS 5Ds/5Ds R at B&H.
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 9:08:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Accodring to c|net, Adobe is planning to add Dual Pixel RAW support in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC.
 
While no time table was specified, it's promising news for those who don't want to be limited to using Canon's Digital Photo Professional for taking advantage of the new feature.
 
Read the entire article on c|net.
 
B&H has the 5D Mark IV available for preorder and carries Adobe Photography Plan subscriptions.
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Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/29/2016 9:06:51 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Professional Network** has published an article featuring fashion and beauty photographer John Swannell. It it, Swannell recounts a story of a bag he purchased from a thrift store for a couple of pounds.
We pause to reflect on Helmut Newton, an abrasive character to many, but to Swannell a bit of a diamond in the rough. “I once spent four days with Helmut on a shoot in the south of France and he took a shine to my camera bag.”
 
“I’d found the bag in a charity shop in London for a couple of quid and really loved it because it had lots of pockets. But Helmut wanted it and wouldn’t take no for an answer. He kept on offering me money for it during the shoot and went up to $500 and still I wouldn’t sell it to him.”
 
Swannell laughs at the recollection: “This made him really grumpy with me and on the last day, as we were walking across the tarmac to board the aircraft, he turned round to me and said ‘there must be something of mine you want, I have to have that bag!’ so I replied ‘OK, sign me a print from the cover of your book White Women’ and you can have it. He said ‘you must be mad, that’s about $3000!’
 
“He was so mean, was Newton, and wouldn’t have it. But I held my ground and said that was the price of the bag. And then suddenly, in front of everybody, he took my bag off me and tipped all my stuff onto the tarmac, and marched off with it. I turned to his wife Alice [Springs] and said ‘you are my witness!’ And a few days later, a signed print arrived. Ten years later I sold that print for £32,000. So that old bag wasn’t a bad investment...”
From Canon Professional Network.
 
** Because the gallery showcase images featured in this article contain nudity, we have chosen not to link directly to the article.
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 8:51:52 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon has extended their previous instant rebate program through October 1 with a few minor changes (mostly positive).
 
Gear Added to the Instant Rebate Program
 
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM ($200.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT ($50.00)
  • Canon Speedlite 270EX II ($30.00)
  • Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX ($60.00)
  • Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II ($50.00)
Lens Rebates which Increased by $50.00
 
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
Lenses No Longer Qualifying for Instant Rebates*
 
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
* While these lenses do not qualify for instant rebates, they do qualfiy for mail-in rebates (see below).
 
As usual, the DSLR rebates vary depending on whether or not you get a bundled lens, Video Creator Kit or Connect Station CS100. Note that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Premium Kit is still discounted by $300.00, but it's not actually listed in the rebate documents I found. Also not listed is the Canon EOS 1D X's $700.00 instant savings. Therefore, we're not sure just how long these discount will last (although the 1D X's discount will likely remain until stock is depleted).
 
Canon Instant Rebates
 
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5Ds R Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 6D Buy$200.00
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$300.00
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $500.00
Canon EOS 70D Buy$200.00 - $450.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6s / 760D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5i / 700D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$50.00 - $200.00
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D Buy$150.00 - $300.00
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D Buy$150.00 - $350.00
Canon EOS M3 Buy$200.00 - $550.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy$20.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy$70.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Flash Buy$50.00

In addition to the instant rebates found above, Canon is also offering mail-in rebates on a huge selection of lenses when qualifying DSLRs are purchased at the same time.
 
Qualifying DSLRs
 
Available Mail-In Rebates
 
LensMail-in
Rebate
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS $25.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $25.00
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM $50.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x $100.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L $100.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II $100.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM $25.00
Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM $25.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM $100.00
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM $25.00
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM $50.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM $50.00
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo $25.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM $50.00
Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM $25.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM $25.00
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM $100.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM $100.00
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM $100.00
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM $25.00
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM $100.00
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM $100.00
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM $100.00
Canon Extender EF 1.4x III $25.00
Canon Extender EF 2x III $25.00

Buying a qualifying DSLR with a lens listed above will usually result in doubling the instant savings (if it qualifies for both), making this one of the best times for considering gear upgrades or additions. As always, please use the site's links to support the our efforts!
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Post Date: 8/29/2016 7:14:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, August 26, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV owner's manual is now available for download. (thanks David)
 
676 pages of educational/leisure reading for the weekend!
 
If you have not already done so, preorder the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and other new gear here.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 4:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The arrival of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has sparked an upgrade interest for many DSLR owners. For those currently shooting with a 5D Mark II or III, the upgrade path is reasonably clear (although the 5Ds and 5Ds R still deserve consideration); however, if a photographer is currently using a Rebel-series or xxD model, there are still reasons to consider the very capable EOS 5D Mark III as one's upgrade of choice.
 
Let's look at some of the major differences between the 5D Mark IV and 5D Mark III:
 
5D Mark IV5D Mark III
Resolution30.4M22.3M
ISO Speed100–32000 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)100–25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)
Focus Points61 points (41 cross-type points, 61 points at f/8)
Vertically expanded AF area
61 points (41 cross-type points, central single point at f/8)
Metering RangeEV -3 – 18EV -2 – 18
Sensor AFDual Pixel CMOS AFContrast AF
MirrorMotor-drivenSpring-driven
Auto Exposure SensorApprox. 150,000 RGB + IR metering sensor with Anti-Flicker timingIFCL Metering System with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor
Continuous ShootingApprox. 7fpsApprox. 6fps
Video Recording[4K] 4096 x 2160: 30p
[Full HD MOV] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[Full HD MP4] 1920 x 1080: 60p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 120p
(High frame rate movie: without sound)
[Full HD] 1920 x 1080: 30p
[HD] 1280 x 720: 60p
[SD] 640 x 480: 30p
Video Compression[4K] Motion JPEG
[Full HD / HD MOV / MP4] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Video ISO Speed[Full HD] 100–25600 (H2: 102400)
[4K] 100–12800 (H2: 102400)
[Full HD] 100–12800 (H: 25600)
4K Screen GrabYesN/A
LCD MonitorTouch panel 3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,620,000 dots3.2-inch (3:2) / 1,040,000 dots
USB3.02.0
Wi-Fi / NFC / GPSBuilt-inGPS / Wi-Fi via accessories

Here is the full EOS 5D Mark IV vs. 5D Mark III specifications comparison.
 
The increase in resolution is a big one – the difference is noticeable. The increase in the base ISO setting range will not likely make the differentiation list for most, but improvements in high ISO noise levels will. A frequently asked question is if I'm disappointed that the 5D IV noise improvements were not more noticeable. My answer has been "No". I'm generally an optimistic realist and I know that increasing resolution this much makes controling noise at the pixel level more challenging. When compared at the pixel level, the 5D Mark IV shows slightly less noise than the 5D Mark III. Downsize the 5D Mark IV image to 5D Mark III dimension and the 5D Mark IV shows a considerably advantage in regards to noise. As a rough generalization, you can have lower noise or you can have higher resolution. A higher resolution camera gives you the option of both.
 
The 5D IV's new AF system is a significant differentiator, especially in low light and when f/8 max aperture lenses are being used. Few are going to complain about an increased frame rate.
 
Dual Pixel AF is a game changer for video and the improved video capabilities, including 4k capture, must be considered. As this will be a popular camera for wedding photographers, the flicker-avoidance capabilities are going to be highly valued by some. I photographed two under-the-lights soccer matches at different stadiums soon after the 5D Mark IV arrived. The difference this technology makes in the results is anything but subtle.
 
Those who need Wi-Fi, NFC and/or GPS capabilities are going to strongly favor the 5D IV's built-in features. Not included in the above list is the 5D Mark IV's Dual Pixel RAW capabilities. While we see this as a good feature and its benefits are ... subtle and the resulting 2x file sizes must be considered.
 
Clear is that the 5D Mark IV is the better camera. The question is whether or not the 5D IV is worth the additional cost over the 5D Mark III, or the upgrade expense for those coming from the 5D Mark III. If any of the 5D IV's upgraded features are "must-have's," then there really isn't any choice. But what about customers without such demanding requirements? What is important here is the incremental value of those differentiating factors and whether or not the 5D IV investment is worth the price difference to a potential camera buyer.
 
The EOS 5D Mark III is a solid camera. It has been used and loved by a huge number of photographers (including me for years) and it remains a solid upgrade from many other cameras. Its low noise full frame sensor image quality alone differentiates it from all of the APS-C models.
 
Put succinctly, the primary benefit of purchasing a 5D Mark III over a 5D Mark IV is lower price. The 5D Mark IV will likely be selling at its introductory price for quite some time. However, the 5D III currently sells for $900.00 less for a new/retail model with Canon USA instant savings applied. And if you're willing to purchase a Canon-refurbished model (these are like new), you can save even more.
 
In short, if you want a solid, versatile full-frame body at a bargain price, get the 5D Mark III. If you want/need the latest and greatest features, some being significant, get the 5D Mark IV. If upgrading to a 5D-series camera from any of the APS-C models, you won't likely be disappointed either way.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 7:13:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 6:32:40 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 25, 2016
Live Now: B&H is hosting a live panel discussion on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV announcement starting at 2pm ET today. Guests include:
 
  • Ken Sklute - Explorer of Light
  • Denis Reggie - Wedding Photographer, Explorer of Light
  • Larry Becker - Canon and Kelby Advisor
  • Brent Ramsey - Canon Technical Advisor
  • Rudy Winston - Canon Technical Advisor
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
 
Update: B&H will be giving away one Canon EOS 5D Mark IV to a lucky customer who preorders during the live broadcast.
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Category: B&H News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 12:59:08 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R users who have longed for a quick and simple way to add Wi-Fi capability to their cameras, rejoice! Canon is introducing a new and affordable way to enable wireless connectivity to compatible mobile devices, and even communicate with Windows or Mac computers — the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
 
This wireless adapter is going to open up new possibilities to users of these cameras — from casual shooters to working professionals. Being able to quickly view and store your DSLR images on a mobile device makes it easier to share images you’ve just taken with family members, friends, or even professional clients.
 
This device will be available separately as an optional accessory for owners of any of the above-mentioned EOS camera models. And from Fall 2016 onward, the EOS 7D Mark II will be sold with this Wi-Fi Adapter included in the box. We’ll go into detail about that below. First, some basics about this new Wi-Fi unit.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center
 
B&H has the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter available for preorder.
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:55:02 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
From the Canon Digital Learning Center:
Based on feedback from large photo organizations, news photojournalists, and so on, Canon has delivered a significant firmware upgrade for the EOS-1D X Mark II camera. Firmware upgrade version 1.1 clearly targets professional users and organizations, but as you’ll see, some of these features may be useful to individual working pros or even serious photography enthusiasts. We’ll examine what’s new in this firmware upgrade in this article.
 
In a nutshell: what’s new and different?
 
This new upgrade (version 1.1) addresses specific issues that professional news and photojournalism organizations have brought to Canon’s attention — we understand that not all of these will be important in more ordinary, everyday use to individual photographers. That said, the changes and new features that this firmware adds to the EOS-1D X Mark II camera are the ability to:
 
  • Install up to 39 items of IPTC information into the camera, and to add data (or deliberately not apply it) to images you take
  • Add set-up information for up to 40 new Wi-Fi networks to a memory card, and load that data as a full set of possible Wi-Fi networks to select from for connection
  • Transfer only “protected” images via Wi-Fi
  • Retain GPS position data: Continue to apply last known GPS location information to images subsequently taken, even if GPS connection is lost (photographer went inside a building, etc.)
  • Change LCD color tone (four pre-defined settings), to either approximate display from other cameras you’re working with, or to shift color tone based on ambient lighting as the LCD monitor is being used
Keep in mind that the EOS-1D X Mark II differs from other Canon EOS models in that it not only permits network communication and transfer of images via Wi-Fi (using the optional WFT-E8A or WFT-E6A wireless file transmitters), but also via wired ethernet connection — there’s a dedicated ethernet port on the camera for this purpose. This allows similar network connectivity, but without some of the variables users can encounter on-location with Wi-Fi transmission. Firmware v. 1.1 doesn’t change this; we only want to remind users of it here.
Read the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
 
Note: The firmware is not yet availble for download on Canon USA's website.
 
B&H carries the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 10:29:21 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
The Canon Digital Learning Center has added a couple of in-depth articles highlighting new features in the EOS 5D Mark IV:
 
I found the Dual Pixel RAW information especially intriguing. [Sean]
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 9:12:38 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon Japan has posted official sample pictures for the EOS 5D Mark IV. [thanks Paul]
 
You might also want to check out Canon USA's 5D Mark IV dedicated site for more details on this versatile new body.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available for preorder. Click here for all the latest preorder links.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2016 5:45:11 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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