"Like everybody else, we're pretty excited to get our hands on Canon's new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this blog, the purchase decision was just which place you want to buy it from.
For me, I want some lab data to see just how much of a difference those megapixels make. More particularly, I want to see how much of a difference they make when shot through a reasonably good lens, an excellent lens, and an adequate lens. Some people want to simplify things too much and claim certain lenses are 'good enough' for the new cameras and others aren't. It's not that simple.
So we begged and threw temper tantrums until Drew agreed to let us have a couple of the new cameras for a couple of days testing in our Imatest lab. That was enough time for us to get a quick overview using several different sample lenses, but it will be months before we have a good database of which lenses are most capable on the new cameras."
Resolution tests included use of the Canon 300 f/2.8L IS II USM, Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE & the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM. To find out how each lens performed when paired with the 5D III, 5Ds and 5Ds R, check out the full LensRentals Blog article.
B&H has the Canon EOS 5Ds in stock with free next day delivery. The 5Ds R model is available for preorder.
June 15, 2015 - At 8 AM on Monday June 15, 2015, LensProToGo employees arrived to work to find a smashed window; we had been robbed. We hope they at least got to wear cool Mission Impossible outfits, but we sadly aren’t sure of that detail.
For those who have current orders placed with us, rest easy. We will be working with our partners to fulfill all orders. Our customers are our top priority and we understand the importance of getting gear for your shoot. We WILL be in contact if we are unable to fulfill an order. Because we are all hands on deck responding to the matter, we kindly ask that you allow us the day to take stock of the situation. If you have an emergency, we are more than happy to assist you, as always. Starting Tuesday June 16, 2015 at 10AM ET we will be resuming normal operations.
So what exactly happened? An unknown amount of gear mostly Nikon, Canon and Sony equipment was taken out through the new "hole in the wall" and smashed window.
Though this may seem like a large hit to our still growing company, we are in tremendous spirits as a very large amount of our total inventory was out of the building on rentals. We are also truly lucky to have our good friends at LensRentals.com at our side during this time, they're ready to step in and help us fulfill orders as well if need be.
We are now contacting our customers and letting them know about our situation. We will be posting a list of gear that was stolen, along with serial numbers, as we expect whomever committed this crime will be attempting to sell the gear. As a rental company, it’s crucial that we retain all the serial numbers of absolutely every single product that we own, right down to HDMI cables and memory cards. This information will be given to the officials as well as shared through a network used to track gear being sold online.
The good news for our company is no one was hurt during this. Though this is a big blow, our LensProToGo family and our customers are much more important to us than physical cameras and lenses. We are working extremely hard, as always, to make sure that our customers remain our number one priority.
An update will be posted later in the day. We ask that when we post the list of gear and serial numbers you please help us share the story to make sure whoever did this is caught.
For additional information on the matter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: CUSTOMER INFORMATION SAFE As an update to our above story and to address the small number of you with concerns over customer data, no company computers were stolen and customer data resides offsite. This event seems to clearly be focused on physical gear.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Sean's Note: Since upgrading my original 7D to the 7D Mark II, I find myself using my "backup" camera much more often than I did before. The advanced AF is fast and accurate and the 10 frames-per-second burst rate is greatly beneficial for capturing sports action. At this price, the camera is a bargain.
Considering the demand we've already seen for the EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R, I'm surprised that B&H received enough stock to cover all their 5Ds preorders. I'm not sure how much stock they have left over, so be sure to take advantage of the in stock status now if the 5Ds has been on your wish list.
Update:Amazon also has the camera listed as in stock.
"Did you know that, instead of scrolling through a ton of menu options, you could personalize it with your favorite commands? In your EOS camera, go to “MY MENU SETTINGS,” hit “REGISTER TO MY MENU,” and select the settings you want. Then exit and press the “SET” button to quickly access your new custom menu."
TriggerTrap announced smartwatch support in early May with one notable exception – Apple Watch. Now, Apple's popular smartwatch is fully supported in Triggertrap Mobile and Triggertrap Timelapse Pro's "Wearables" mode.