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EOSHD on YouTube // Canon EOS R5C revealed: I am NOT switching

My thoughts on the EOS R5C are mostly summed up in the latest episode of EOSHD on YouTube. But in this article, you can learn more about the camera factually, with the full specs, limitations and quirks laid out before us now the camera is official. Strange Video / Photo toggle switch: Seems to imply you have to turn camera off or reboot it between...

Canon “facing unprecedented difficulties”, shuts down massive factory

Thanks to the eagle eye of YMCinema Magazine, a report by Reuters and GlobalTimes China has been brought to our attention. For a while now, Canon has decided to restructure camera and lens manufacturing. According to the latest reports however they are to completely shut their established factory of 32 years in China. The factory is not a small one....

Oscars 2022 contenders – Is there a trend towards vintage lenses?

Passing, which is in contention for an Oscar uses the LOMO round-front vintage anamorphic lenses in an interesting new way. EOSHD on YouTube looks into it. Continue reading Oscars 2022 contenders – Is there a trend towards vintage lenses? at EOSHD.com - Filmmaking Gear and Camera Reviews.

Thoughts on the accidentally confirmed Canon Cinema EOS R5C which will EXPLODE onto the market January 19th

The EOS R5C is set to be one of the hottest cameras of 2022, and the first one announced via the magic of a JPEG filename accident. Who needs the fanfare of NAB?! Continue reading Thoughts on the accidentally confirmed Canon Cinema EOS R5C which will EXPLODE onto the market January 19th at EOSHD.com - Filmmaking Gear and Camera Reviews.

Camera rental trends – Smaller cameras, larger sensors, dominant start for Canon RF

Lensrentals have revealed rental sales data for 2021, as summarised by Yossy Mendelovich of the excellent YMCinema here. You can see extensive charts from Lensrentals here for 2020 and 2021 which reveal what gear has been successful, and what’s missing from the top 20. However there’s more to this data than meets the eye! The Blackmagic Pocket Camera...

EOSHD outlives the Canon DSLR

RIP! Perhaps the most surprising event of 2021 is that EOSHD has outlived the Canon DSLR. A hugely profitable range of cameras has died before EOSHD has. Back in 2010 when the Panasonic GH1 went head to head with the 5D Mark II, it was clear mirrorless was the future for video shooters. It took 10 years for Canon to come to terms with this, and even...

Canon officially discontinue entire DSLR range, 1D X Mark III to cease production

The optical viewfinder and EF mount is officially dead. An opportunity for Pentax to take over a niche market? In an interview with the Japanese press (https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/economy/20211228-OYT1T50000/), CEO Fujio Mitarai says the 1D X Mark III will be the final Canon DSLR in production, and when it ceases production that’ll be it. There will...

Is this the end for affordable Sony cameras? A7C, A6600, A6100 all cancelled

Due to a major chip shortage, Sony has announced it will cancel the production of several recent models, some permanently. Sony are themselves a manufacturer of semiconductors, can’t they just make more? Of course it isn’t that simple. Sony use thousands of third party chips in their products. The pressure on supply and even their own manufacturing...

What’s the story behind Schneider Kreuznach’s return of the Iscorama?

The famous Iscorama 54 is making a comeback. A small number of lenses are being made available for rental only. The Iscorama 54 anamorphic adapter appears to be identical in design to the original, other than the cosmetic appearances of the lens housing. In the rental kit, it’s being paired with spherical taking lenses by a Hong Kong company, which...

EOSHD is back, and a Merry Christmas from me

Hello to everyone, and I hope you’re looking forward to having a good break over Christmas and are ready to welcome in 2022. Talking of holidays – I have been having a break from EOSHD for a few months. I went and sat on a hill and finally had time to reflect on my work which is this blog and the community around it. The last video had a lot of support,...

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