Still waiting for the Canon EOS R5

Yesterday the first copies of the new Canon EOS R5 were delivered from the retailers. Unfortunately, I wasn't among the first ones, even though I had ordered the camera from a major store just 15 minutes after the online presentation had started. :-( Yesterday, instead of the camera, I received the disappointing news from my dealer: "Dear Mr. Neukamp,unfortunately, you were too far behind on the order list to be included in the first delivery.We hope, however, that there will soon be enough supplies and that we will be able to supply you in the first half of August.You will…

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Still waiting for the Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS R5

Advanced User Guide for Canon EOS R5

Only 3 days are left until the announced release date of the new mirrorless Canon EOS R5. I hope that I will be included in the delivery of the first copies and will continue with my report. At least there is finally something to read: The "Advanced User Guide" for the Canon EOS R5 is now available on the Canon website. The length of the guide gives you an idea of the camera's features: it's over 900 pages. So I have a lot to read on the next days. ;-)

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First short hands-on reviews on dpreview.com

After the presentation of the new Canon cameras EOS R5 and EOS R6 you can find more informations and a short test of a pre-production model of the EOS R5 on DPReview. There is also a short video from Chris and Jordan about the two cameras. This all looks very promising. I hope that my new camera will actually be delivered at the end of this month. By the way, another good news: Canon CPS members (at least in Germany) receive an EF-EOS R-Mount adapter for free when buying the EOS R5 or R6 and registering the new camera, see…

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First short hands-on reviews on dpreview.com
EOS R5 body

Back to Canon - Sony has to leave

As mentioned in my last article, I ordered the new Canon EOS R5. So after 6 good years, my Sony system had to go. I have therefore sold all my Sony gear on eBay into good hands. Why the Canon R5 and why mirrorless system cameras at all? I consider the mirrorless system cameras to be the natural evolution in digital photography. Similar to the development in software, cameras today should allow you to see as accurately as possible what the final image will look like. WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get In the days of film,…

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Back to Canon - Sony has to leave
Canon EOS R5 Body

Canon EOS R5 presented

The rumour mill has been cooking for a few weeks now: Canon is preparing a big product launch. Little by little more and more details came out, two new mirrorless cameras and several lenses should be released. The absolute highlight of interest was the announcement of the new Canon EOS R5*. The new EOS R5 Highlights were the previously unimaginable video features of the new camera: it is the first consumer camera that can record 8K/30p videos up to a clip length of 30 minutes using the entire sensor width and this in RAW format with a DCI width of…

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Sony Alpha 7R III Addendum

On our safari in the Masai Mara at the turn of the year 2018/2019, my Sony Alpha a7R III was able to prove itself in practice. In addition, I also had the new Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport with me. I used it exclusively on the Sony a7R III during the trip on the Sigma MC-11 adapter. On the Canon 5Ds R, which was also with me, I mostly used the 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM with or without the 1.4 or 2.0 extenders. Of a total of about 10,000 shots I took about one half each with…

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Sony Alpha 7R III

It only took me one year to swap my Sony Alpha 7R II for the new Model III with Battery Grip. There was an offer on eBay which I could not refuse ;-) What's the point? The new camera has the same 42 megapixel sensor as version II, but apart from that, a lot has changed, especially the handling is much improved: The menu was revised and improved, there is now the option for a custom menuThe AF area can now be selected using a newly integrated joystick or the touch displayThere are two memory card slots available nowThe new…

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Sony Alpha 7R II

Since a few days my camera equipment has grown again: I added a Sony Alpha a7R II body. The new body replaces my previous 7R. The range of functions has been further increased. Beside the slight increase of the sensor resolution to 42 megapixels, the sensor is now mounted movable, so that all lenses are now stabilized. This works great thanks to the Metabones IV Adapter, which works fine with my 100mm f2.8 macro, the 85mm f1.2L, the 50mm f1.4, the 40mm f2.8 and also with the 17mm f4L TS-E. Moreover, the autofocus is finally extremely improved thanks to the…

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Canon EOS 5DS R

A few days ago I found an offer for a demo 5DS R. In addition there is a cash back of 300,-€ until the end of January for the purchase of a 5D (Mark III, S, SR) replacing an old digital camera. I have already sold my "old" 5D Mark III on eBay into good hands in Baden Baden. At first I was sceptical whether I would be able to cope with the limited high-ISO capabilities of the 5DS. As you might know, it is limited to ISO 6.400, with the extended range you get up to ISO 12.800. So…

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