Camera highlight: Canon EOS R5

May 2020 issue Tech

Canon’s new EOS R5 will be the company’s most advanced full-frame mirrorless camera to date. The advances begin with a new CMOS sensor design, a new image processor, and new optical technologies. Also in development are seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders.Leveraging the benefits of the R System’s wide lens mount, shorter back focus, and high-speed data transmission between lens and camera, the R5 will record internal 8K video capture up to 29.97fps using the full width of the... Continue Reading >

First look: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

March 2020 issue Tech

User feedback led the design decisions Canon made while developing its new flagship professional DSLR, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. Its predecessor, the EOS-1D X Mark II, served as one of the most reliable workhorses of the industry, and Canon engineers listened to photographers to learn what would make it even better.A new 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor features a freshly designed high-detail, low-pass filter and a new DIGIC X image processor. The native ISO range covers ISO 100 to... Continue Reading >

Review: Canon EOS R mirrorless camera

February 2019 issue Tech

Change is not always a gradual evolution. Sometimes it’s more like an earthquake. For photographers, the seismic shift to full-frame mirrorless digital camera systems began in 2013. That was after Sony acquired Minolta’s photography division and built the first-generation Alpha 7 around the Exmor CMOS sensor. Now Canon, with its EOS R system, and Nikon, with its Z system, have stepped in. These cameras mark a turning point for professional photographers. Not only are they smaller and... Continue Reading >

Super-telephoto Canon lenses are ideal for sports and wildlife

11.25.2018 Tech

Canon has managed to take pounds off the weight required for super-telephoto performance in two new lenses being released this month. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM (pictured) is now 25 percent lighter than its predecessor, weighing just 6.26 pounds, and the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lens dropped 20 percent to 6.73 pounds.Improvements incorporated into the lenses include Optical Image Stabilization that’s up to five shutter speed stops of correction, heat-shielded paint that helps prevent... Continue Reading >

Review: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens

May 2018 issue Tech

What makes a tilt-shift lens so different from most other lenses is that the lens plane is not fixed in relation to the image plane. The lens can be rotated (tilted) in relation to the image plane and moved (shifted) parallel to the image plane. These movements can also be combined.These features allow you to create images where the plane of focus is tilted, and if you combine that with a fast aperture,  you can produce lush organic blur. Combined with a slow aperture, such as f/11, you can... Continue Reading >

Print big: Canon imagePrograf Pro-2000

December 2016 issue Tech

While printing can, and in some cases should, be outsourced, being able to offer customers large-format high-quality prints made in house can offer an increase in profitability and faster delivery times. When considering the cost of a printer, photographers need to take into account the ongoing operating costs of ink, media, and time.Though the Canon imagePrograf Pro-2000 shares a lot of technology with the 17-inch Pro-1000 reviewed in our March issue (“New Pro Line”), its 24-inch roll... Continue Reading >

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Worth the Wait

7.13.2016 Tech

High-end cameras like the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II don’t come around every day. In fact, the latest iteration of Canon’s pro high-speed, high-end DSLR has been a long time coming. In my experience so far, it’s well worth the wait.On paper, the camera is impressive with its new 20-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, 4K video, and improved AF functionality. You can read all the details on the EOS-1D X Mark II product page. In actual use, the things that impress... Continue Reading >

Pro review: fine-art inkjet printer

March 2016 issue Tech

Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000The imagePrograf Pro-1000 is the first in Canon’s imagePrograf Pro Series of fine-art inkjet printers. It’s a step up in size and technology from the Pixma Pro-1, but it doesn’t have a roll feed option like the larger imagePrograf machines, and the maximum print size is 17x22 inches. The 80mL ink cartridges have more than twice the capacity of the Pro-1 inks and load into their own compartment, which runs the length of the front panel and is located beneath... Continue Reading >