Archive for the ‘1D’ Category

Feb
2
2015

Canon Releases Firmware Updates for 1D X, 5D Mark III – Caution, Magic Lantern Users

Our counterparts over at ePHOTOzine have reported on Canon’s release of firmware updates for moviemaker favorite the 5D Mark III and stills professional’s much-loved 1D X. Both updates improve autofocus control in Live View mode when using wide angle lenses. [adrotate group="6"] Owners of recently…
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Jan
29
2015

Canon to Introduce Global Shutter on its DSLRs?

It’s a rumor to be taken “with lots of salt.” But it begs the question: “how important is a global shutter to you – and would it keep you in/bring you into the Canon fold?” DSLRs in general are known for it; [adrotate group="6"] the…
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Dec
24
2014

planet5D Simple Sunday Survey – what’s the best DSLR for video?

I have a lot of things in mind to do for our subscribers to the daily planet5D emails - and I've also been interested in finding out more about what gear readers are interested in as well as what they are buying and using.[adrotate group="6"]…
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Nov
15
2014

Happy 6th Birthday planet5D! A historical look at the DSLR Video Revolution

planetMitch note: This is great DSLR Video history written by Hugh - I'll have a post on Monday with more details about the planet5D history... Cue up the opening seconds of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: “It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the…
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Oct
14
2014

Voigtlander Nokton Lens Review: Depth of Field Debate is Over

High image quality, shallow depth of field and smooth focus pulls are now possible from native Micro Four Thirds lenses, courtesy of the Voigtlander Nokton f/0.95 lenses. And with SLR Magic and Zhongyi Optics with its Mitakon line rapidly following suit (and both SLR Magic and Voigtlander…
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Aug
19
2014

A Rundown of The Latest EOS 7D Mark II Information

Our friends over at Canon Rumors are pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff, so it seemed appropriate to share their August 15th update on what appears to be an upcoming Canon 7D Mk II.[adrotate group="6"] Except – at the moment – there’s…
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Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
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Jul
30
2014

Sony A7s Rolling Shutter Compared to Competitors

The chorus is growing louder by the day: Panasonic's GH4 and Sony's A7s are redefining our expectations for DSLR's as video cameras. Beyond one's preference for low light sensitivity vs 4K, [adrotate group="6"]there are a number of other tradeoffs to consider when determining which of…
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Jul
22
2014

A Love Letter – and Plea – to Canon

Dear Canon: I’ve been a fanboy of yours for just about 45 years, ever since I bought my first SLR – the Canon FT/QL -- at the age of 12. Over the ensuing decades, you were my go-to company as I moved up the 35mm…
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