Tag: Canon

Canon 5D Mark IV Review — Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless is a Reality

Originally, I planned on not buying the 5D Mark IV. I have been very pleased and amazed by the focusing ability and quality of the 5DS and its images, that I didn’t think the 5D Mark IV would be much of an improvement if any at all. While the 5DS offers more resolution, it’s dynamic ...

Canon 5DS and 5D Mark IV Micro Focus Adjustments

A vlog entry about micro focus adjustments with lens recipes. These settings may or may not help you, but these are the numbers I settled on. Micro Focus Adjustments Canon 5DS and 5D Mark IV Micro Focus Adjustments Canon 24mm f/1.4L II +9 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II +8 5Ds / 0 5D Mark IV Sigma ...

Canon 28mm f/2.8mm IS — quick thoughts

28mm as a focal length seems all the rage nowadays. There is the Ricoh GR, Fuji X70, Leica Q, and more. Recently, I was given an Amazon gift card and the 28mm f/2.8 IS from Canon was on sale, so I grabbed one to use on my 5Ds for fun. Here are my thoughts after ...

720/60p is the new 4k — A video shot with the Canon XF200

4k video — it’s neat! It looks awesome, my new iPhone 6s Plus shoots in 4k, my GX8 shoots in 4k, and the newest TVs are 4k. However, when it comes to online and internet distribution of video content, the world just isn’t 4k ready. Facebook only delivers videos in 720/30p. YouTube can deliver 60p video, but ...

Tamron 15–30mm f/2.8 VC Review

When Canon came out with the Canon 5DS, it wasn’t received very well. However, I have been extremely pleased with mine. One thing is for sure with this camera, it is not as forgiving as the 5D Mark III was in terms of lens sharpness. The extra megapixels really magnify any defects in lenses. Previously, ...

Canon 35mm f/1.4L II Review

Spoiler : This lens is awesome! Go buy it — today! Preface: Prior to owning this lens, I have owned and used the Canon 35mm f/1.4L, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, and the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 ZE. Without a doubt, this new lens smokes them all. The original Canon 35mm f/1.4L was forgettable. I originally came from Nikon and ...

5DS — Out of camera JPEGs and ongoing review.

This past weekend, we were out in Stevenson, Washington at the Skamania Lodge for a corporate retreat. Every year, the firm that I work for hosts an educational summer regional meeting. I was asked to photograph the event over the 2 1/2 days we were there, and then have a multimedia presentation at the end ...

Canon 5DS with the 24–70mm f/2.8L II

I’ve only had the chance to shoot with the 5DS three times now, and I love it! I’ve already sold my Canon 5D3 and my Canon 7D2. There’s nothing wrong with the 7D2, but the 5DS was a purchase that I really wasn’t planning on making. I bought it spur of the moment because it ...

Canon 5DS — Date Night

We had a chance to go out on a date tonight to listen to an old high school friend in concert. Her name is Hilary Scott and she’s an amazing vocalist and musician. You can hear her music over on iTunes — https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hilary-scott/id4314993. These shots were taken using the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and were taken using available ...

Canon 5DS — First Day

Just got the 5DS today and have been very impressed with it so far. The level of detail and the ability to crop in on an image, I have not doubt will prove very useful in the future. I plan on selling my 5D3 and 7D2 to pay for this new camera. I’ll give the ...

Canon 7D Mark II Review

Last week, my daughter (front row, third from the right) was testing for her white with double black striped belt. It’s a graduation belt that means she can move up to the kids class where she will start as a purple belt. I bought the Canon 7D Mark II for sports because I found that ...

7D Mark II — Initial Review and Examples

When I had purchased the 5D Mark III two years ago, I really wanted the 1DX, but couldn’t justify the purchase price. My rationale for buying the 7D Mark II is that I wanted a camera that has the dual pixel autofocus for video, high frames per second, and allowing me to get close to ...

Welcome to Otusburg! Zeiss Otus 55mm for Canon

I did it, I finally bit the bullet and bought the Zeiss Otus 55mm for Canon mount! Without a doubt, all of the hype regarding this lens is true. This lens is AMAZING! Anything I could say about this lens has already been said in other reviews. My main concern in purchasing this lens was using ...

Nikon vs Canon

I switched in January to Canon after being a long time Nikon user. The reason was I felt that the D800 was a lemon with the green screen problems and focusing issues. Even after receiving my D800 back from Nikon, it still focused poorly when compared to my previous D700. The 5D Mark III has ...