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 Thursday, August 13, 2020
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Post Date: 8/13/2020 5:35:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I was recently asked which EF lenses should be replaced first in the DSLR to MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) migration. Fortunately, Canon has made the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R available to significantly ease that transition. With this adapter, EF lenses continue to perform at least as well on an RF mount as they do on an EF mount. Still, many of us will be upgrading our kits to RF lens models.
 
Here is a list of the available (or announced) RF lenses in priority* order.

  1. Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  2. Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  3. Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  4. Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
  5. Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  6. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
  7. Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens
  8. Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens
  9. Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
  10. Canon RF 35mm f/1.8mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Lens
  11. Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
  12. Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
  13. Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens
  14. Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens
  15. Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens
  16. Canon RF 1.4x Extender
  17. Canon RF 2x Extender

* Disclaimer: photographers have greatly varying needs, and therefore, the priority number for each of us may vary greatly, and my numbers may have little meaning for you.
 
The easy answer to the "Which RF lenses should I upgrade to first?" question is "Replace your most-used lens." All of the RF lenses have advantages over their EF counterparts, and replacing the most-used lens makes a lot of sense, providing the most value.
 
Also making sense is upgrading to an RF lens that has a desired capability, such as the image stabilization feature in the RF 24-70, much better image quality such as found in the RF 50 L or RF 85 L, or a super-telephoto length at an affordable price.
 
Why The Above Order?
 
The trinity of professional-grade f/2.8 L lenses are listed first, and they are listed in order of use frequency for many photographers. These are the lenses this site's audience considers most important overall.
 
I dropped the RF 100-500 into the 4th slot on this list. This focal length range is extremely useful, includes very long focal lengths, and has professional-grade build and optics without reaching an extreme price level.
 
For some, the RF 24-105 f/4 L could have a top position on this list. This lens is great for travel and has great general purpose utility. The professional-grade 24-105 L is less expensive and lighter than the RF 24-70 f/2.8 L.
 
Bring in the primes. The RF 50 L is the 50mm full-frame lens that many of us have long awaited. It is the first Canon 50mm lens I've personally purchased in (probably) over a decade. Both RF 85 f/1.2 models are phenomenal portrait lenses, and people are the most important photo subject. With stock photos unavailable for most people, portrait photography remains a revenue-generating pursuit. The RF 85 f/2 IS promises solid performance at a lower price, and this lens's close-focusing capabilities will be very welcomed in a kit.
 
The RF 35 is small, light, bright, close-focusing, inexpensive, and fun. Just get one.
 
An f/11 fixed aperture lens? Sounds like a crazy idea to many of us. However, getting these extreme focal lengths into the size, weight, and price point Canon achieved is remarkable. The image quality is not bad, especially from the lower resolution imaging sensors.
 
Having an f/2 aperture available over an entire general-purpose focal length range is awesome. The RF 28-70 is large, heavy, and expensive, but for the niche that needs this lens' advantages (think wedding and event photographers), this lens is priceless.
 
There are times when only a single lens can be chosen for multi-purpose needs. The RF 24-240mm lens's 10x zoom range covers those needs much of the time.
 
When small, light, and inexpensive are critical lens attributes, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 raises its hand to fill the need.
 
I listed the RF extenders last. At this time, only the RF 100-500, RF 600, and RF 800 are compatible with the RF extenders. The cost of the extenders is approaching the cost of these two low-priced prime lenses that already have very long focal lengths, and the narrow max apertures of these lenses reduces the benefits an extender can provide. Using the 1.4x on the not-yet-available RF 100-500 is going to make a lot of sense, but I'm less sure about the 2x. I expect the extenders to have significantly greater value when high-end RF telephoto prime L lenses become available.
 
I plan to migrate all of my Canon lenses from EF to RF where similar models exist (except for those required for testing purposes). If your budget enables upgrading, I recommend doing so.
 
What is your RF lens plan?

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/13/2020 9:31:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 11, 2020
OK, maybe not "finished" as I will likely continue to update these reviews for a long time, but these reviews are now extensive enough to be called finished for the moment. As the R5 and R6 are similar in many regards, selecting the review of your preferred model and reading the comparison will likely give you the information you need. Get a coffee and start reading:
 
Canon EOS R5 Review
 
Canon EOS R6 Review
 
Should I Get the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, or EOS R? An Extensive Comparison
 
I have not been this excited about a camera in a long time — two R5 bodies are now part of my kit. It will now be hard to go back to a DSLR.
 
Please share!
 
 
Get in line for the Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Preorder the Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Rent the Canon EOS R5 from Lensrentals.
 
Rent the Canon EOS R6 from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/11/2020 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 10, 2020
Use coupon code THISTHAT (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to get 20% off orders of $250+ or 10% off everything else. Qualifying orders must arrive by 8/21.
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
 
Those having just received the new Canon EOS R5 may want to try one or more of the RF lenses.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/10/2020 10:05:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens page.
 
This is an interesting lens from numerous perspectives, but focal length per dollar (euro, pound, etc.) is one, and focal length per lb (kg) is another. Here is a comparison with Canon's other 600mm lens, both set to their widest apertures:
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens vs. EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens
 
At f/11, the RF 600 is already being impacted by the softening effects of diffraction. Another interesting comparison is between the same two lenses at f/11.
 
Canon RF 600mm vs. EF 600mm f/4L IS III Lens at f/11
 
The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/10/2020 7:53:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 6, 2020
The Topaz Labs Sharpen AI 2.1 sale ends tomorrow, Friday, August 7. Only $59.99 (reg. $79.99).
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/6/2020 1:52:13 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Evil has found Canon USA. Bleeping Computer is reporting that Canon USA has suffered a significant ransomeware attack. Read the full report here.
 
Affected Canon USA websites include:
 
www.canonusa.com
www.canonbroadcast.com
b2cweb.usa.canon.com
canondv.com
canobeam.com
canoneos.com
bjc8200.com
canonhdec.com
bjc8500.com
usa.canon.com
imagerunner.com
multispot.com
canoncamerashop.com
canoncctv.com
canonhelp.com
bjc-8500.com
canonbroadcast.com
imageland.net
consumer.usa.canon.com
bjc-8200.com
bjc3000.com
downloadlibrary.usa.canon.com
www.cusa.canon.com
www.canondv.com
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Post Date: 8/6/2020 9:03:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has a 9-rated used Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (awesome head) available for only $366.50. Compare at $489.00 new. Act fast – this head is not likely to last long.
 
Check out the B&H used department for many other great deals.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/6/2020 8:01:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 5, 2020
 Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Canon EOS R firmware version 1.7.0 — Download
 
Canon EOS Ra firmware version 1.5.0 — Download
 
Firmware Version 1.7.0 and 1.5.0 incorporate the following enhancements:
 
1. Support has been added for the following lenses:

  • RF 600mm F11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm F11 IS STM
  • Extender RF 1.4x
  • Extender RF 2x

2. The operation of playing back through the multi-function bar has been improved (please refer to the latest version of the camera's Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update).
 
3. Support for the Battery Pack LP-E6NH has been added.
 
Canon EOS RP firmware version 1.5.0 — Download
 
Firmware Version 1.5.0 incorporates the following enhancements:
 
Support has been added for the following lenses:

  • RF 600mm F11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm F11 IS STM
  • Extender RF 1.4x
  • Extender RF 2x


 
Lens firmware updates incorporate the following enhancement:
 
The lens-based image stabilizer function works together with the camera-based image stabilizer function to achieve greater image stabilization effects with EOS R5/EOS R6.
 
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.7
 
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.7
 
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM LensFirmware version 2.0.6
 
Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM LensFirmware version 2.0.4
 
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.6
 
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.8
 
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro LensFirmware version 2.0.2
 
 
The following lens firmware updates incorporate the following enhancement:
 
Focusing performance has been improved when using the Servo AF continuous shooting mode.
 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM LensFirmware version 1.1.3
 
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM LensFirmware version 2.0.2

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Firmware Updates
Post Date: 8/4/2020 1:50:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I recommend reading this one — Breakthrough always supports its claims. Also, be sure to compare prices.
 
From Breakthrough Filters:
 
“Breakthrough R” Drop-In Filter System for Canon R-series cameras.
 
San Francisco, California – Breakthrough Filters today unveiled a new drop-in filter system called “Breakthrough R”, comprising 27 filters designed specially for Canon R-series cameras, such as the Canon R5 and R6. Every filter manufactured by Breakthrough Filters is now available as a “R” drop-in filter, including a number of all-new filters such as the world's first Variable ND which covers 2 to 11-stops, without an "X Pattern", Black & White Polarizers and Infrared.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter on Canon EOS R5
 
Design
 
“Breakthrough R” Drop-In Filters feature a rugged, weather-sealed construction designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance. And to make identifying filters fast and easy, each filter is color coded. Multiple “Breakthrough R” filters are easily stored in an all-new compact travel friendly cases that fits up to 5 filters. And an improved, larger adjustment wheel makes fine tuning polarization smoother than before.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter Design
 
Largest Selection of Drop-In Filters
 
The new “Breakthrough R” Drop-In filter system has a wide range of 27 filters to choose from – Neutral Density, Polarizers, Dark CPLs, Infrared, Night Sky, VNDs and Black and White Polarizers.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter Selection
 
X4 CPL Performance: Highest Transmission, Lowest Color Cast
 
Performance is critical to pros, whether they’re shooting detailed landscape images or 8K video. The X4 CPL is the most color neutral polarizer, with an unrivaled light transmission of 50.24%.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In CPL Filter Transmission
 
When compared to industry leading filter manufacturers of both circular and drop-in polarizers, the X4 CPL R ranks number one for light transmission and color cast performance, followed only by the Canon Drop-In CPL at 43.06%.
 
The result of a higher light transmission is faster shutter speeds, which can translate into sharper images and the ability to use a lower ISO when shooting video.
 
X4 Neutral Density Performance: Sharpest and Most Color Neutral ND Filters
 
Canon does not currently offer solid ND drop-in filters, however, optical performance of the X4 ND exceeds industry leading manufacturers such as Singh-Ray, B+W, Lee and many others. The X4 ND has the most neutral color transmission throughout the visible range and well into infrared.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In ND Filter Transmission
 
X4 ND R filters are available individually or as part of a set and come in 3, 6, 10, 15 and 20-stop densities.
 
Dark CPLs, Night Sky and Infrared
 
Breakthrough Filters is announcing a number of other “Breakthrough R” filters available for pre-order, including Dark CPL R in 3, 6 or 10-stop densities. The Night Sky R drop-in filter eliminates artificial light pollution between 570 and 610 nanometers within the visible light spectrum and the Infrared 720 R drop-in Infrared filter cuts visible light up to 720 nanometers.
 
Breakthrough VND-R: World's Largest Density Range
 
Breakthrough Filters is announcing a VND filter system with the largest density range of 2 to 16-stops, which comprises two filters: VND-R and Dark VND-R.
 
The VND-R is the first Variable ND to feature 2 to 11-stops in one filter – without the "X Pattern". The effective density range of the Dark VND-R is 10-16-stops, with one stop of overlap between VNDs.
 
To limit the negative consequences of the "X Pattern" caused by cross-polarization, brands of Variable ND filters make numerous VND filters, each with a small density range, thereby requiring numerous VNDs to cover a large density range.
 
For the first time, the VND-R Filter System allows photographers and filmmakers to make exposure changes faster and more conveniently without the need to constantly change filters.
 
Comparing color and transmission performance of the many Variable ND filters on the market, the Canon Drop-In VND performs impressively, easily outperforming every Variable ND on the market for color cast and overall transmission performance, ranking second only to the Breakthrough VND-R.
 
Even on super-wide lenses such as the Canon 11-24mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Tamron 15-35mm, the VND-R and Dark VND-R perform exceptionally well without any visible "X Pattern".
 
The VND-R and Dark VND-R are available for pre-order individually or as a "VND-R Set".
 
Black & White Polarizers
 
In Black & White photography a circular polarizer is often stacked with colored filters, however with the all-new Black & White Polarizers the photographer is able to achieve the same result with a single filter.
 
Yellow, Red, Orange and Green Polarizers can be purchased individually, or bought as a set, and is available for pre-order.
 
Pricing and Availability

  • Breakthrough R” drop-in filters are available to pre-order and will be available by visiting www.breakthroughfilters.com or local retail stores.
  • Breakthrough R” filters will be available in numerous filter types including Polarizers, Neutral Density, Dark CPLs, Variable NDs, Night Sky, Infrared and Clear.
  • The VND-R has the largest density range of any Variable ND filter of 2 to 16-stops, without the "X Pattern".
  • Photographers with questions about “Breakthrough R” drop-in filters or which filter is right for them can contact a specialist at +1 877-762-8427 or start a chat directly from the Breakthrough Filters website.
  • Anyone who purchases online from Breakthrough Filters will receive free home delivery and the option to trade in their current Canon Drop-In filters for credit towards the purchase of any “Breakthrough R” filters.

 
If you don't already have a Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, order it now from B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Watch for this: Breakthrough Photography will soon be introducing a weather sealed EF to RF Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter.
 

Post Date: 8/4/2020 1:24:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From image.canon:
 
Important user update concerning image.canon
 
August 4, 2020
 
Thank you for using image.canon.
 
On July 30, 2020, we identified an issue involving the 10GB long-term storage on image.canon. In order to conduct further investigation, we temporarily suspended both the mobile application and web browser service of image.canon. After the investigation, we identified that some of the photo and video image files saved in the 10GB long-term storage prior to June 16, 2020 9:00am (JST) were lost. We confirmed that the still image thumbnails of the affected files were not affected, and there was no leak of image data. After having resolved the issue that resulted in the loss of the photo and video image files, we resumed the image.canon service as of August 4, 2020.
 
Currently, the still image thumbnails of these lost image files can be viewed but not downloaded or transferred. If a user tries to download or transfer a still image thumbnail file, an error message may be received. We are currently exploring technical counter measures.
 
Automatic transfer of still image and video files from EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, as well as the instant uploads from compatible Canon cameras is also available.
 
Canon contact details can be found here: image.canon/st/supported-countries.html.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
 
Few will find the retention of the thumbnails of value. The lesson here is that you should not trust your files to any single storage service or device. While some online storage services are excellent, your files should be in at least one other location. I use external hard drives, primarily WD brand, stored in multiple physical locations, for this need.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/4/2020 10:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS R5 Review and Canon EOS R6 Review are works in progress with the latest updates being the AF section and the addition of frame rate examples. Scroll down one of the two reviews (same frame rate, same AF technology, same content in each) until a horseback riding image shows in the performance section.
 
These cameras are very impressive performers. The sample image included in this post shows the eye-tracking AF point following the galloping horse rider near the edge of the frame during a 20 fps capture.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/4/2020 8:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 3, 2020
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/3/2020 8:01:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Resolution test results have been added to the Canon EOS R5 Review page.
 
Resolution test results have been added to the Canon EOS R6 Review page.
 
These cameras are very sharp — I think you will like these results.
 
The R5 and R6 results were processed using Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and the same low contrast, low sharpness settings (Neutral Picture Style, Sharpness = 1) as all of the other Canon camera test results included in the comparison tool. Use these results to compare the camera's resolution and sharpness to any other camera tested with the same lens using the same aperture setting (use f/5.6). I'll get your comparisons started:
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5Ds R
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5Ds
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS R
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/3/2020 7:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon and Sony have both introduced new instant savings promotions today. The best time to buy new Canon and Sony gear is when instant savings is available, and made obvious in this round is that promotions (especially on lenses) can change.
 
Canon R-series camera owners (and those planning to be an R-owner) should pay special attention to the four RF lenses included in this promotion.

ModelRebate Amount 
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Buy$1,500.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5Ds Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Buy$150.00 - $200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Buy$200.00 - $400.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Buy$250.00 - $450.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 90D Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 80D Buy$100.00 - $550.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS 77D BuyUp to $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D Buy$100.00 - $350.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Buy$150.00 - $200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D Buy$100.00 - $200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS R Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EOS M50 Buy$50.00 - $120.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$220.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$280.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy$20.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$70.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Sony Logo

ModelRebate Amount 
Sony a7R IV Buy$300.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony a7R III Buy$300.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony a7R II Buy$400.00 - $600.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony a7 III Buy$100.00 - $300.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens Buy$200.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash Buy$100.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT Flash Buy$50.00  B&H | Adorama | Amazon

Post Date: 8/3/2020 8:20:48 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Sunday, August 2, 2020
Good news is that B&H is now indicating that the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens will arrive Aug 28th. This lens was formerly expected in September.
 
Order the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/2/2020 8:06:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 1, 2020
These should be sold out fast: Canon USA Store has the Canon EOS R5 in stock.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/1/2020 9:34:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has released new versions of its Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility Picture Style Editor, and EOS Utility software.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.12.60:

  • Supports EOS R5, EOS R6.
  • Enhances depth compositing function.
  • Supports clipping & saving any range of a RAW movie.
  • Supports "Viewing and saving RAW images" : "Prioritize speed" mode (Applicable images: EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5, and EOS R6 images).

Download: Canon DPP 4.12.60, EOS Utility 3.12.30, and Picture Style Editor 1.24.30
 

Post Date: 8/1/2020 8:15:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 30, 2020
As with the Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens, several of you have been asking for a glimpse of the image quality that the new Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is capable of. I spent half of yesterday chasing birds with these two lenses. The 600mm spent its time on the Canon EOS R6, so this image was captured with the higher-resolution Canon EOS R5 upon return from the trip.
 
This coneflower image is a 100% crop from near the center of the frame. This tripod-captured image's settings were 1/100 sec., ISO 100, and you know the aperture. The RAW image was processed with sharpness set to "2" (0-10 scale).
 
As with the 800mm crop just shared, this result exceeds my expectation. Add slightly more sharpening (try it yourself — copy and paste this image into your image processing software) and the result is especially sharp.
 
The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H and Amazon USA.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/30/2020 3:26:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Several of you have been asking for a glimpse of the image quality that the new Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens is capable of. While my final evaluation is not finished, I have been reviewing a lot of outdoor-captured images and think the one shared here is indicative to what this lens can produce.
 
This frog image is a 100% crop (the eye is from about 1/3 into the image circle's radius) captured handheld with the Canon EOS R5 at 1/200 sec., ISO 1000, and ... I'll let you guess the aperture. The RAW image was processed with sharpness set to "2" (0-10 scale) and very light noise reduction.
 
This result exceeds my expectation. Add slightly more sharpening (try it yourself — copy and paste this image into your image processing software) and the result is especially sharp.
 
The Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H and Amazon USA.
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Post Date: 7/30/2020 3:14:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/30/2020 11:26:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Check out Adorama's Deals of the Day for big savings:
 
Lexar Pro 1667x 128GB SDXC UHS-II/U3/V60 Memory Card 2 Pack (only $59.95, save $24.05 or 29%)
 
Tokina 14-20mm f/2.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens (correct: f/2) (Canon and Nikon mounts, only $359.00, save $140.00 or 28%)
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Post Date: 7/30/2020 10:15:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
They survived the prorder queue:
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
 
B&H | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
 
B&H | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon RF 1.4x Extender
 
B&H | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon RF 2x Extender
 
B&H | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip for R5 and R6
 
Amazon USA
 
 
Canon WFT-R10 Wireless File Transmitter for R5
 
B&H
 
 
The Canon EOS R6 owner's manual is available for download here. The RF lens owner's manuals are linked to from their pages (use links shared above).
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Post Date: 7/30/2020 7:29:22 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Act fast as these are OOS everywhere!
 
The Canon USA Store has the refurbished (like new, as-new warranty) Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R in stock for only $127.99! Compare at $199.00 new (if you can find it).
 
Check out the other Canon USA Store refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes.
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Post Date: 7/29/2020 8:36:14 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Just letting you know that the new Canon gear, including the Canon EOS R5 has started shipping from B&H and Adorama.
 
Relevant information: 43 Steps to the Ultimate Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 Setup
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Post Date: 7/29/2020 3:40:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon Europe has the Canon EOS R5 owner's manual available to download.
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Post Date: 7/29/2020 12:00:32 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Can Canon RF Extenders be used on the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens, even at 200mm?
 
Sorry folks, that answer is "No."
 
With some of Canon's EF lenses specified as not EF extender compatible, such as the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L, the rear element moved far enough forward to provide clearance for the extender to fit, and these combinations worked fine (as long as the impact was avoided). The Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens came with the minimum RF extender compatible focal length specified (300mm), showing Canon now taking advantage of the partial range of rear element clearance.
 
All of Canon's EF 70-200mm lenses are compatible with EF extenders, but the RF 70-200 was not on the RF extender compatibility list. The question on many of our minds was if the RF 70-200mm lens would indeed be compatible, at least at the long end, despite being omitted from the list.
 
I've tried twice (just to be absolutely sure) to mount an RF extender to the RF 70-200 at 200mm, the focal length with the most rear element clearance. The RF extender does not fit into the back of this lens.
 
Another great idea was to mount an RF extender to the back of a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. The idea is that all EF lenses suddenly become extender compatible. Sorry, but this answer is also "No." The RF extender does not fit into the mount adapter.
 
That said, the baffle physically preventing this installation appears to be plastic, and plastic is easily modifiable. I can't spare an adapter for this mod right now, but if you have a donor adapter you want me to try modifying, let me know.
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Post Date: 7/28/2020 11:49:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H is accepting preorders for Really Right Stuff Canon EOS R5 and R6 Base and L-Plates.
 
I ordered a pair of the Ultralight L-Plates.
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Post Date: 7/28/2020 10:26:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has releases 2nd quarter financial results that can be downloaded from their Investor Relations page.
 
Presentation Material
Results
Supplementary Data
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Post Date: 7/28/2020 7:54:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 27, 2020
Use coupon code AUG15 (one use per customer) at Lensrentals to save 15% on orders arriving by 8.7.
 
Renting is a great option for trying new gear or for getting otherwise unaffordable gear to use for short periods of time.
 
Get in line early, and you might be able to test drive the new Canon EOS R5 or R6.
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Post Date: 7/27/2020 10:32:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Thanks to Canon USA, the rest of the end-of-July-arriving new gear is in-house, including:
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
Canon RF 1.4x Extender
Canon RF 2x Extender
Battery Grip BG-R10
 
My first impression is that these super-telephoto lenses are amazingly compact and light.
 
Again, please feel free to ask questions — I can't promise to get to every one, but will attempt to answer many.
 
Also again, this photo was created using the Canon EOS R and RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens combination.
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Post Date: 7/27/2020 9:57:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As you've likely read, I've been using the Canon EOS 5Ds R as my primary camera since it first became available. While I still love the image quality this camera produces, the 5Ds R is beginning to feel aged. In particular, I wanted to know how the dynamic range of the new Canon EOS R5 compared to that of the 5Ds R. Some additional testing, over and under-exposure captures from the 5Ds R, makes that comparison now available in the site's camera noise comparison tool:
 
Canon EOS R5 Dynamic Range Comparison with 5Ds R
 
In that 2-stop-overexposed comparison, the R5's dynamic range is clearly superior (keep in mind that the brightest color value is below RGB 255,255,255 in the base exposure).
 
As expected, the +3 EV comparison more clearly shows the R5's improved performance.
 
Learn more about the Canon EOS R5.
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Post Date: 7/27/2020 9:05:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/27/2020 8:37:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, July 25, 2020
Great tripod and a healthy savings: B&H has a 9-rated used Really Right Stuff TVC-24L Series 2 Mk2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) in stock for only $802.95 – $1,030.00 new.
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Post Date: 7/25/2020 4:28:54 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 24, 2020
When photographing fast action while counting on the camera's frame rate to capture the perfect point in time, the buffer depth must be adequate to cover the period during which the potential best image could happen. Therefore, buffer capacity matters.
 
To obtain the best-available buffer capabilities, the EOS R5 and R6 were configured to manual mode (no AE time lag) using ISO 100, a 1/8000 shutter speed (no waiting for the shutter operation), a wide open aperture (no time lost due to aperture blades closing), and manual focus (no focus lock delay). The lens cap remained on (insuring a black image with the smallest file size), the battery was near full charge, and freshly-formatted fast memory cards were used.
 
The ProGrade Digital 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card and a ProGrade Digital 64GB 200 MB/s UHS-II V60 Memory Cards were used for this testing.
 
Here are the results for the R5:

TestImage CountSeconds
12 fps RAW > CFexpress40533.8
12 fps RAW > SD18215.0
12 fps RAW + RAW17514.6
20 fps RAW > CFexpress1467.3
20 fps RAW > SD1105.5
20 fps RAW + RAW1045.2

Even at 20 fps, the R5 can capture an impressive over 7 seconds of action when using the CFexpress card, and the 5.5 seconds of 20 fps capture with an SD card is still very good. The penalty for recording to two cards simultaneously is minor at 20 fps, but more significant when capturing at 12 fps. That said, the need to record at 12 fps for longer than the 9 seconds provided by the SD card is reaching a niche level.
 
Here are the results for the R6:

TestImage CountSeconds
12 fps RAW + RAW>1,900>158
20 fps RAW1809.0
20 fps RAW + RAW1658.3

Yes, ADHD kicked in after capturing a crazy-high 1,900 images in the 12 fps R6 test. The camera would likely continue at that frame rate until the cards were filled, achieving a number of images adequate for everyone. Even at 20 fps, the R6 can capture 9 seconds of action when using this SD card. The penalty for recording to two cards simultaneously at 20 fps is minor.
 
The numbers in the table above are excellent, adequate for most professional purposes. Switch to CRAW, JPG, or HEIF image formats, and the numbers go far higher (if possible).
 
Speed matters when selecting a memory card, and a memory card upgrade can be a low cost method of improving camera performance. These buffer capacities should be considered best-possible for the referenced cards, and your in-the-field results will likely vary.
 
The R5 and R6 clear the buffer quickly, and memory cards format almost instantly, both important aspects for camera selection.

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Post Date: 7/24/2020 1:06:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Topaz Labs has released Sharpen AI version 2.1 and gave it a sale price of only $59.99 (reg. $79.99) through Friday, August 7.
 
The Topaz Labs bundle sales offer huge savings ($195.00 vs. $359.96 and $149.99 vs. $279.97).
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Post Date: 7/24/2020 8:48:55 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 23, 2020
Manfrotto has announced a pair of new gimbals and a boom using their new Fast technology.
 
Check these out at B&H:
 
Manfrotto Gimbal 220 Kit
 
Manfrotto GimBoom
 
Manfrotto GIMBAL 460 PRO Kit
 
Also check out the new Manfrotto Fast Tripods.
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Post Date: 7/23/2020 5:24:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
We recently shared that R-series cameras and RF lenses were worth fewer points than DSLR and EF lens counterparts at CPS USA. It didn't take long for corrective changes to be implemented.
 
Canon Professional Services USA has increased the point values for the Canon EOS R5 and some RF lenses. The new values reflect CPS showing a stronger commitment to the mirroless lineup, and should instill photographer confidence in the R and RF lines.

CameraPoints
EOS R57
EOS R65
RF 100-500 F/4.5-7.1 IS USM12
RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM12
RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM12
RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM4
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM8
RF 28-70mm F2 L USM12
RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM12
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM8
RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM8
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS8
RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM8
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM8
RF 600mm F/11 IS STM8
RF 800mm F/11 IS STM8
RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM6

(thanks Gary)

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Post Date: 7/23/2020 5:04:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
This sale is almost over and has been a huge hit. Inventory has been depleted significantly, but there are still some great options in the 17 cameras and 38 lenses, flashes, and binoculars in stock.
 
These are crazy low prices: Use coupon code BRN8B7D to save an additional 10% on top of a 10% off sale on refurbished cameras, lenses, and flashes at the Canon USA Store. Note that checking out after adding each item to the cart may be required for full use of the coupon code.
 
Remember, the prices shown on the site are before the additional 10% discount.
 
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is only $1,821.69.
 
The Canon EOS R is only $1,311.39.
 
The Canon EOS R with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS Lens is only $1,967.49.
 
The Canon EOS RP is only $728.99.
 
Expect Canon USA refurbished gear to be like new with an as-new warranty and a great price.
 
Post Date: 7/23/2020 2:52:50 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Comparing same-size imaging sensors, the lower the resolution, the larger the photosites. Larger pixel wells can collect photons at a higher rate than smaller ones, generating a higher SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) that results in lower noise levels. Therefore, do not expect pixel-level noise performance from an ultra-high-resolution imaging sensor to match that from a similar generation low-resolution imaging sensor.
 
That said, the final output size is what matters in the real world. To make the Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6 comparison relevant, the R5 image (oversampled in this case) must be reduced to 20 MP. An R5 image can be very simply downsized to R6 image dimensions, and then the R5 noise levels appear at least as good the R6 noise levels. DPP was used for downsizing the R5 images in that example.
 
In this comparison, Photoshop's Image Size method (using the default auto setting) was used for resizing. In this case, the R5 results are sharper than the R6 results, with noise becoming very slightly more apparent from the sharpening.
 
Noise levels do not appear to be a good differentiator between these cameras — noise levels at high ISO setting are not a good reason to buy the R6 over the R5.
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Post Date: 7/23/2020 10:48:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS R5 Review page.
 
Noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS R6 Review page.
 
Create the comparisons relevant to you.
 
These reviews are a work in progress, being updated as I go. Commentary regarding noise performance is now included.
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
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Post Date: 7/23/2020 10:21:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Along with ordering the new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, many photographers ordered compatibilty for their existing EF, EF-S, and TS-E lens kits in the form of one of the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R variants. The order volume for the basic and control ring versions of this adapter were so high that they are out of stock nearly everywhere, with B&H indicating 4-6 weeks for availability (7-14 days for the control ring version).
 
While these mount adapters can be found, such as on eBay, most are selling at a premium price. Alternatives include getting the drop-in adapter (remember that a clear fitler is optically required if no effects filter is installed) or a Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera.
 
Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Learn more about the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R.
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Post Date: 7/22/2020 12:06:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
B&H has the ProGrade Digital 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card on sale for only $359.99 (Reg. $429.99, Save $70.00).
 
Which CFexpress memory card should I buy for my Canon EOS R5? The ProGrade Digital 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card is one of the fastest cards available. That fact combined with a relatively low $ per GB ratio makes it a good deal. My card is scheduled to arrive today.
 
Which CF Express memory card reader should I buy? With the EOS R5 having both a CFexpress card slot and an SD card slot, the The ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type B & UHS-II SDXC Dual-Slot USB 3.2 Gen 2 Card Reader makes perfect sense. Get in line for this one.
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Post Date: 7/22/2020 9:45:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
To qualify for CPS Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (a very good program), the accumulated point value of the Canon gear in your kit must reach 10, 20, or 50 respectively. As of today, the following tables illustrate most of the point values available. Catching attention is that the R-series cameras and RF lenses appear to be worth fewer points than their DSLR counterparts.
 
The "Why?" question has been asked. Also, why is the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM worth more points than the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM? I would not be surprised to see at least that anomally corrected. Oh wait, the 5D Mark II is worth more points than the 5D Mark III?

CameraPoints
EOS-1D X Mark III10
EOS-1D X Mark II10
EOS-1D X10
EOS 5DS R8
EOS 5D Mark IV7
EOS 5DS7
EOS 5D Mark II6
EOS 6D5
EOS 6D Mark II5
EOS 7D5
EOS 7D Mark II5
EOS R5
EOS R55
EOS Ra5
EOS 5D Mark III4
EOS 90D4
EOS 80D4
EOS R64
EOS RP4
EOS 70D3

LensPoints
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM18
EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM18
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8 L II USM18
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM18
EF 500mm f/4.5 L USM18
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM16
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM16
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM16
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM16
EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II12
EF 11-24mm F4L USM12
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM1
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM12
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM12
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM12
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM12
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM12
TS-E 17mm f/4L12
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM8
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM8
TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro8
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro8
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro8
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS8
EF 135mm f/2L USM8
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM8
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM8
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM8
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM8
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM8
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM8
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM8
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM8
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM8
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM8
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS8
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM8
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM8
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM8
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM8
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM8
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM8
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM8
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM8
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II8
TS-E 90mm f/2.88
RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM6
RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM6
RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM6
RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM6
RF 28-70mm F2 L USM6
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM6
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM6
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM6
RF 600mm F11 IS STM4
RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM4
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM4
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM4
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM4
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM4
EF 100mm f/2 USM4
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM4
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM4
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM4
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro4
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM4
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM4
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM4
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS4
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM4
RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM3
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM2
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM2
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM2
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM2
EF 50mm f/1.8 II1

(thanks David)

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Post Date: 7/22/2020 9:04:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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Post Date: 7/22/2020 8:29:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Adorama has a highly regarded Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Mic E in "Excellent E" used condition for only $849.00 — $999.00 new.
 
"The Sennheiser MKH 416 P48 is probably the most revered mic there is. It's the one most commonly used on film/tv sets because of its tough build quality, excellent sound quality, and great moisture resistance. For those wanting to improve their video quality, capturing good sound is paramount to the endeavor." [Sean]
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Post Date: 7/21/2020 1:26:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Even if you are not going back to school, check out the big Apple Back to School Sale at B&H.
 
While catching some deals, browse through the Deals of the Week at B&H.
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Post Date: 7/21/2020 12:56:10 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
It was like Christmas in July when the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 arrived in the same box. While these two cameras (and most others) come preconfigured for immediate and easy use, serious photographers need to set the camera up for the way they work. Following are the 42 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box R5 and R6 ready for use.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger, and plug it in.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box.
  3. Not required, but consider downloading and installing the latest Canon imaging software to get support for the latest camera model(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap.
  5. Insert a memory card (we'll format the card in a later step).
  6. Insert a charged battery, and power the camera on.
  7. The date, time, and time zone setup screen will show at the first startup. Use the rear control dial and set button to update this information.
  8. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv, or M (some modes may provide only a subset of available menu options).
  9. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use the top control dial to set RAW to "RAW", and use the rear control dial to set JPEG to "-" (RAW image files provide the highest quality and are especially valuable for post-processing work)
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: White balance: AWB W (White) (I seldom use another white balance setting while shooting, though I often adjust white balance modestly during post-processing)
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram that best shows the available dynamic range. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Lens Aberration Correction: All options "OFF" (I suggest that most photographers enable Chromatic Aberration correction)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: High ISO speed NR: Off (or Low) (noise reduction is destructive to images details — I prefer to add noise reduction sparingly during post-processing)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 6: Release shutter without card: OFF (only in a retail store would you want to press the shutter release without saving the image file)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Image review: Review duration: 4 sec. (new Viewfinder review option is disabled by default, speeding the shooting process)
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings: Enable 1, 2, 3, and 4; edit screen 2 to show only: Basic shooting info and Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Basic shooting info, Histogram, and Electronic level
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: VF info/toggle setting: Enable 1, 2, and 3 (default); edit screen 2 to show only: Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Histogram and Electronic level
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Grid display: 3x3 (sometimes the 3x3 grid is helpful for alignment checking while not complicating the view)
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Histogram disp: RGB, Small (show the brightness levels of each channel separately and do not let the graph to take up much space in the display)
  21. Shooting Menu, Tab 8: Disp performance: * select Smooth if shooting fast action and battery life is not a concern. Select Power saving otherwise.
  22. AF Menu, Tab 1: Subject to detect: Select People, Animals, or No priority as makes sense for your current shooting scenario
  23. AF Menu, Tab 1: Touch & drag AF settings: Touch & drag AF: Enable (allows the thumb drag across the rear LCD to quickly move the AF point while looking through the electronic viewfinder)
  24. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Pt only (instructs the camera to individually save the selected AF points for vertical and horizontal orientation)
  25. AF Menu, Tab 5: RF lens MF focus ring sensitivity: Linked to rotation degree
  26. Playback Menu, Tab 4: Magnify (apx): 10x (allows one button press during playback to zoom deeply into the image)
  27. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Playback information display: 1, 2, and 3 only; change view 2 histogram to RGB
  28. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Highlight Alert: Enable (causes overexposed pixels to blink during image review)
  29. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Format card (always format a memory card in-camera — remember that all data on the card will be lost)
  30. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto Rotate: On computer (images are properly rotated when viewed on a computer, but are always oriented to fill the LCD when viewed on the camera)
  31. Tools Menu, Tab 2: Beep: Disable (probably no one wants to hear your camera's beep)
  32. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Custom shooting mode (C1, C2, C3): Auto update set: Enable (see Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  33. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: enter as desired
  34. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: OFF (I want to control when AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) is enabled and disabled)
  35. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing sequence: -0+ (if images are captured in brightness sequence, they are easier to work with during post-processing. Capturing the darkest image first means quickly getting the first frame)
  36. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize buttons: Set: Magnify; Multicontrollers: Direct AF point selection; Multi-function button: Dial function and press info to set details: turn off ISO (it is readily available on the dial), turn off white balance, turn off flash exposure compensation, enable exposure compensation, enable AF method
  37. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize dials: Control ring: OFF (consider using this dial for a function logical for your needs)
  38. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected (less safe, but one less button press required to delete an image)
  39. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Retract lens on power off: OFF (prevents a carefully-selected focus distance from resetting when the camera auto powers off)
  40. My Menu: Add My Menu 1; Register the following options: Expo.comp./AEB, IS (Image Stabilizer) mode, Expo. simulation, Subject to detect, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring the time); reorder menu items as desired
  41. My Menu: Add My Menu 2; Register the following options: Anti-flicker shoot., Focus bracketing, Shutter mode, Disp. performance, Sensor cleaning, Number of bracketed shots, reorder menu items as desired
  42. With a lens mounted and a subject focused on, adjust the viewfinder diopter until the scene is sharp
I make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration means you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot — including in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
 
If you can't remember your menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a great idea. Anytime your camera is reset-to-factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced, you will be ready to restore your setup quickly while ensuring that you do not miss an important setting. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to set it up quickly.
 
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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/21/2020 10:44:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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