Canon are working on a firmware update for the EOS R5.
Let me be clear, it is great Canon thinks video users are important again. Well done Canon for such a comprehensive set of features. Now, as you may have seen earlier, Canon quietly sent EOS R5 overheating test results and timings to UK dealer CVP, who were the only ones to actually mention it in a video.
Now there’s more.
With reductions from as much as €4320 to just €1590 on the 25mm T2.1 this is quite some sale!
Thanks Seb Farges for the heads-up.
Schneider’s sale will be running throughout July (ending on the 31st).
The lenses are available to fit PL mount, Canon EF and Sony E-mount.
This information was supplied by Canon to the largest UK pro-video dealership CVP. It comes directly from the manufacturer’s own testing results.
The Canon EOS R5 does push the technology under the hood very hard. With only passive cooling and no fan, in a body barely any larger than the Sony A7 III, Canon has decided to implement very short maximum recording times for 8K and 4K shooting on the R5. The recording time limits become much more severe once the camera has stopped once on a shoot from overheating.
This is something to be aware of, as it will lead to important shots being missed. Certainly, if you plan to use the EOS R5 for interviews, live events, weddings and wildlife shooting where long continuous takes are required, you may want to stick to 1080p.
Canon have finally admitted that their approach to video in the past has been wrong and maybe – just maybe – EOSHD was right! With the EOS R5 apparently video users are important again, even outside of the Cinema EOS range.
But are the flagship 8K RAW and 4K/120p modes of the EOS R5 actually practical to shoot with on a day to day basis?
With the price of the EOS R5 set at £4199 here in the UK, that is firmly pro-territory, but Canon has an enthusiast version too which will be the focus of many at EOSHD. The Canon EOS R6 is a competitor to the Sony A7 III, Panasonic S1 and Nikon Z6. It brings 10bit to the table over the 8bit only Sony & Nikon – and Dual Pixel Autofocus to the plate which is an advantage over the Panasonic cameras.
Canon users will also like the fact that the EOS R6 at $2500 / £2500 puts a lot right for video users compared to the disappointing first EOS R.
A peerless medium format lens for the size. The images are lucid and autofocus superb on the GFX 100.
I have bought almost every Nikon camera in the last 5 years. I have at one time owned a Z7, D5, D500, D850, D750 but now I only have the Z6 (and D3X) remaining. If you look back into Nikon’s camera range you will see an incredible culture and design language. The meaty controls and build quality of the D3, D5 and D850 with their professional looks and robustness. Going back further, the film era makes Nikon the respected company it is today with cameras like the FM, Nikon S rangefinder, the NASA F4 which was onboard shuttle launches and today aboard the ISS with the Nikon D5.
But can you imagine NASA ever using a Nikon Z7?