Canon 5DS R Raw Daytime Sample Images With Comparison To 5D3 And 5D2

Here are two scenes taken with the Canon 5DS R, Canon 5D Mark III, and Canon 5D Mark II during the day at the lower ISO ranges.  The first scene is from ISO 50-400 and the second scene is from ISO 50-1600.  The second scene is good for showing how much you can recover shadow detail.

Here’s how I performed these tests.  I setup my tripod (Slik 700DX Tripod and Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head) and mounted the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens to it.  I attached a camera body to the lens, turned off IS and turned on AF.  I turned on live-view, zoomed in, and focused the lens.  After the lens was in focus I turned off AF.  Metering was determined by the first camera body that was attached to the lens and the same settings were used for the other two cameras.  I then proceeded to take the shots in live-view and changed the ISO and shutter speed between shots to keep the exposure consistent.  Once I was done with one body I would switch bodies and repeat this procedure.  For the white balance the camera was set to cloudy since it was very cloudy today.

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Canon 5DS R Raw Sample Images With Comparison To 5D3 And 5D2

I got my Canon 5DS R yesterday and this morning finally got a chance to do a comparison shot between it, the Canon 5D Mark III, and the Canon 5D Mark II.  Not an exciting subject, but it’s just to compare the detail level between the three cameras.  I will update this page with more info on the shot specifics, but the quick is:

Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM

Tripod: Slik 700DX Tripod

Tripod head: Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head

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Canon 6D Raw Sample Images With Comparison To 5D2 And 5D3

UPDATE: I’ve posted a second set of images that you can download also.  And, if you are looking for more ISO sample raw files go to Neil van Niekerk’s blog, he has a post comparing various Canon and Nikon cameras taken during the day (where as mine are at night). 

I rented a Canon 6D from to have over the weekend so I could test out the new camera.  Supposedly the new camera’s sensor is very good at high ISO and it’s auto focus will work in lower light.  I wanted to do some comparison of the noise at higher ISO compared to my Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D Mark II.  Here I’m posting up the raw files for others to look at.

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Alaskan Cruise Shot Statistics

For my two week trip out to the North West and Alaska I took over 8,500 pictures. I took two camera bodies (Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 5D Mark II), three lenses (Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, and Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS), and one point-n-shoot (Canon S100). But how much did I use each piece of equipment? Well here I’m going to give you the breakdown of the shot statistics of how much I used each piece on the trip.

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Alaskan Cruise Camera Equipment Guide

Last Sunday I got back from a two week trip out to the Pacific Northwest. The first week was spent in Seattle WA, Victoria BC, and then Vancouver BC. The second week was a cruise on Celebrity to Alaska with stops at Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier, and Seward.  From Seward we went to Anchorage to fly back home to DC.  I did a lot of research online before the trip to try to determine what camera equipment to take on an Alaskan Cruise. I’ll share with you what I found out from my research, what I took, and how much I used the equipment. That’s why I wrote this Alaskan Cruise Camera Equipment Guide, hopefully this will help someone else in the future who is thinking of going on an Alaskan Cruise who’s trying to determine what camera/lenses to take with them.  First let’s go over the equipment I took with me.

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Canon 5D Mark III Raw Sample Images

The last set of raw sample images from the new Canon 5D Mark III turned out to be very popular. (Low ISO samples here and High ISO samples here)  Last month the site shared 124G worth of data to the web.  The low ISO samples I wasn’t totally happy with because a lot of them were of the tulips in Washington, DC, which were nice, but with the really low ISO and not a lot of sun light there was motion blur.  So I’ve shot some more raw sample images and are sharing them for others to see.

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Review: Tamrac Photo Messenger 9 Camera Bag

Recently I was looking for a photo messenger bag to purchase.  It seemed like all the ones I kept finding just weren’t the correct size for what I wanted.  I wanted one where I could fit a camera attached to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens into the bag and also put in another large lens or two.  Ideally, one where I could have two bodies with lenses attached in the bag.  Finally I came across this bag, and here’s my review of the Tamrac Photo Messenger 9 Camera Bag, Model 469.

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