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Good while it lasted: does the Canon 5D mkIV mark the end of DSLR video?

When the Canon 5D mkII burst onto the scene in 2008, it was nothing short of a revelation for video shooters. I never use the term game changer, but the 5D mkII truly was. Canon added video recording after a request by AP and Reuters for a camera that was capable of shooting both stills and video. Little did they know that this small addition to a stills camera would change our industry forever.

The New Workhorse: Meet the Canon 5D Mark IV

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If you’re interested in coaxing more detail from the camera, a new Dual Pixel RAW mode lets you shoot RAW files that are two times the size of a standard 5D Mark IV file. The files must be processed using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software and Canon says the Dual Pixel RAW mode is good for enhancing images taken at wide apertures.

Canon Announces the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR

The camera’s 30.4 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor offers stunning image quality while the DIGIC 6+ Image Processor delivers 4K 30P video and up to and seven frames per second (fps) continuous shooting.  To make video shooting even easier, the camera also features Canon’s propriety Dual Pixel CMOS AF, even when shooting 4K to help ensure sharp focus and subject tracking

Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D medium format mirrorless camera

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It’s a very attractive camera for those of us who used to shoot Leicas or for those who shoot small mirrorless cameras but want that large format look. But ouch that price – even though it’s miles cheaper than the Hasselblad H6D with the same 50mp sensor (and many miles cheaper than the 100mp version,) it’s still a lot of money for this niche camera.

Hasselblad X1D Shakes Up Camera Market

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The X1D sports a 50-megapixel medium format CMOS image sensor (43.8mm x 32.9 ) with 14 stops of dynamic range, 14-bit color and an ISO range of 100-12,800 (expandable to 25,600). It’s housed in a compact, lightweight body that promises to handle more like an advanced compact camera than a bulky medium format body.

Interview with Dr. Prenzel from Meyer-Optik-Görlitz

When we re-started Meyer Optik we looked at the different lenses. The challenge was to use modern materials, but maintain the historic charm of the lens. The most obvious case is the “soap bubble bokeh,” which made the Trioplan lenses famous. So we figured that by meeting this challenge we would prove to be the truthful successor of the former Meyer Optik’s works

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