EOSHD

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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Opinion: Why the Sony A7C harms the camera industry

When the Sony A7 III was released it allegedly damaged the appeal of more expensive $3000 mirrorless cameras, not least of all Sony’s own. In my opinion the electronics giant is now doing the same to affordable APS-C rangefinder-style mirrorless cameras, effectively ending their own APS-C line as well – an even more destructive move than last time....

Canon EOS R5 8K Stress Test #1 – No problem with timer reset so far

Because we now have a solution to reset the overheating timer on the EOS R5 safely, and not during recording or any hacks required, I have decided to put out a series of stress tests to see if the camera behaves reliably and whether it is comfortable to touch for prolonged periods. Does it melt? How long is it possible to record in the most demanding...

UPDATED: Reset Canon EOS R5 overheating warning with simple date/time change

No hardware mode or hack required. There’s now an easy and quick workaround to reset the overheating timer on the Canon EOS R5, even with the latest firmware. I have not tested the EOS R6 yet. How to: If the camera has overheated in 8K / 4KHQ / 4K120p / 4K60p or  the overheat warning is flashing, with zero minutes of recording remaining, enter the Canon...

The EOSHD Interview – Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma and Takuma Wakamatsu, Sigma Fp Product Manager

I’d like to welcome Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma and the product manager of the Sigma Fp and Cinema lenses, Takuma Wakamatsu to the pages of EOSHD for this long interview! I have recently been shooting in cinemascope anamorphic with my Sigma Fp – the video you can see above is shot with the Rapido Technologies FVD-16A focus module housing a tiny Bolex...

Hands on with the Panasonic S5 – 10bit, $1999 – is this the A7S III for the masses?

Recently a lot of the action has been in the high-end camera market, with only Fuji, Panasonic and Sigma remembering to think about the rest of us interested in enthusiast tools with cinematic high quality video recording! Now Panasonic has gone a step further from the S1, with full frame 10bit and even anamorphic at very accessible prices with the...

Fuji GFX100 Review – the ‘mini Alexa 65’ goes to a Formula One test session

Coming soon: an EOSHD Interview with Fujifilm What do you get when you combine three things that shouldn’t go together – a medium format camera, a 200mph sport and a full frame Contax Zeiss zoom lens? The Fuji GFX 100 is 65mm, VistaVision, Hasselblad X-Pan and medium format all rolled into one. But most importantly it is a mirrorless camera. This means...

Canon’s dishonourable firmware is a step too far for me

Shocked faces. Big claims. Dramatic improvement. Fixed! I’ve heard it all from the usual suspects. Now listen to the truth. I’ve been around a while now and I am tired of some of the nonsense I have had to put up from people. Like the time when I was writing for DPReview and out of the blue the features editor was arrested. Like the time Philip Bloom...

Canon firmware update fails to meaningfully change EOS R5 timer – For honour, Canon must come clean

I find myself in the unusual position as a professional customer, of begging the company to use the full capabilities of my $4000 camera. Not much is on the line really. It’s only Canon’s future in mirrorless. Their reputation. R5 and R6 reliability. Relationships with retailers and rental shops. Customer goodwill. Honour and honesty. But I can absolutely...

An interview with Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals on Canon RF 600mm teardown and more

I have been a long-time follower of Roger’s blog at Lens Rentals, which gives us not just a rare glimpse inside camera gear, but also an expert eye on construction quality, weather sealing and the repairability of it all when you drop it! To celebrate Roger’s latest article I had the chance to put some questions his way, to dive into his thoughts on...

This is my Canon EOS R5 recording 8K video 50 minutes straight until empty battery – video evidence

I can now record 8K video on my Canon EOS R5 with no recovery period or lockout until the battery dies. I filmed the proof and it’s a clear indication that any overheating controversy is the result of an artificially restrictive timer in firmware, rather than any real thermal buildup inside the camera at the end of 20 minutes of 8K recording, monitored...

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