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The DSLR filmmaking blog by Andrew Reid. A forum for digital filmmakers, featuring mirrorless cameras, 4K video and the latest news

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A closer look at the Canon EOS R5 lower quality 4K mode to avoid thermal cut-off

The Canon EOS R5 works in mysterious ways. Canon chose to implement 8K and 4K/120p on this camera knowing that heat build-up will make for some short recording times. This was a risk, because the perceived hit to reliability can generate a lot of bad publicity. What was Canon thinking and what else does the camera offer for when more reliable recording...

Schneider Xenon full frame cine lenses fire-sale in Europe. €7950 for set of 5 lenses. €1590 euros for one

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. Check out the sale here The post Schneider Xenon full frame cine lenses fire-sale...

Updated with latest timings: The impact of Canon EOS R5 overheating limits on filmmaking

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. Here is the new list of approximate...

Canon EOS R5 has serious overheating issues – in both 4K and 8K

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...

My thoughts on the Canon EOS R5 8K monstrosity – 1TB footage per 50 minutes

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? At times the...

Canon EOS R6 shoots 10bit 4K/60 (but NO RAW) – How it compares to the EOS R5

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...

Fuji GF 50mm F3.5 review on the Fujifilm GFX 100

A peerless medium format lens for the size. The images are lucid and autofocus superb on the GFX 100. The 50mm pancake focuses far better (especially in video mode) than the 63mm F2.8 and indeed most other GF lenses. To give this lens its full title – GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR. LM means linear stepping motor for focusing. Due to featuring small optical elements...

No culture or heritage in Nikon’s Z series

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...

Here are the Canon EOS R5 8K video recording options

The above screen shows the Canon EOS R5 codec selection menu in 8K! Let’s take a look at what we have here. Just like 4K, 8K comes in two aspect ratios – the cinema aspect ratio of 1.9:1 and 16:9 for TV. Cinema DCI 8K resolution is labeled 8K-D in the Canon menus (like 4K-D for DCI 4096 x 2160). The 8K-U option is for recording in 16:9 with an 8K resolution...

Canon schedules Thursday 9th July live-event to reveal EOS R5 and EOS R6

Canon has announced a live-event kicking off at 14:00 CEST on Thursday 9th July 2020 to reveal the eagerly anticipated Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6. The virtual online unveiling features Canon ambassadors who will talk about the new cameras. Dubbed “Reimagine”, Canon has created a microsite for it where you can sign up for the announcements via email. These...

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