Removing the Memory Cards ‘Fixes’ EOS R5 Overheating Over HDMI


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The plot thickens… in a pair of videos released this week, YouTuber and Twitch streamer Wayne from No Life Digital shows how simply removing the memory cards from the Canon EOS R5 basically “fixes” the camera’s overhearing problems when shooting to an external recorder.

If you have been following the video overheating debates surrounding Canon, you know that the camera has issues when shooting both internally and externally when using its oversampled 4KHQ mode (8K recording isn’t possible externally). Typically, recording HQ 4K/30p or 24p video to an external recorder will cause the camera to overheat at around 60-75 minute

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This Simple Instax Mini 90 Add-On Lets You Shoot Split Double Exposures


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Lomography sells a neat accessory for its Lomo’Instant camera called the Splitzer that lets you split your shots with multiple exposures. If you use the popular Fujifilm Instax Mini 90, there’s now a “Splitzer” for you.

Photographer Guillermo Hernandez designed a splitter for the Instax Mini 90 using a 3D printer at home. It’s a simple ring that attaches snugly to the lens to cover half of it.

To use the Splitter, simply set the camera to double exposure mode. After snapping the first exposure, turn the splitter 180° and then take a second shot.

The fact that you

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Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 Can Be Upgraded to f/1.6 with… a Firmware Update


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The $399 Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 has been garnering attention for being a tack-sharp yet affordable portrait lens for Sony E and Fujifilm X cameras. It has now come to light that you can even turn it into a faster f/1.6 lens with a firmware update.

It may sound too good to be true, but it seems some lenses can actually physically open their aperture blades wider than the maximum aperture the lenses ship with, and a firmware update can force the lens to open up wider.

Photographer Stefan Malloch made this 5-minute tutorial showing how to update the

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These are the First Third-Party Drop-In Filters for Canon’s EF-RF Adapter


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The filter maker Breakthrough Photography has just released the first third-party drop-in filters for Canon’s popular EF-RF adapter, greatly increasing the number of options available to Canon EOS R, RP, R5, and R6 shooters who want to keep using their EF glass.

One of the most exciting accessories to come out alongside the original Canon EOS R was the EF-RF lens adapter with a slot for a drop-in filter. However, users were limited to using it with Canon’s own circular polarizer or variable ND filter. Well, no more.

The company Breakthrough Photography has just released a wide

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Sony to Unveil a New Entry-Level Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera: Report


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Sony is reportedly gearing up to announce a brand new mirrorless camera line: an entry-level camera that will be its smallest and cheapest full-frame body yet.

sonyalpharumors is hearing that the camera will not be part of the a7 or a9 lines — it will likely be the first model in a brand new line, possibly called the a5 or a6.

Based on a newly discovered registration filed by Sony Taiwan, the camera looks like it will use Sony’s NP-FZ100 lithium-ion battery, have a USB Type-C port, feature a single SD card slot, have built-in mic and headphone jacks,

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Sony a7S III Orders ‘Greatly Exceeded Expectations,’ Expect Delays


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Sony Japan has posted a notice on its website warning that they’re going to have trouble keeping up with demand for the new Sony a7S III. Apparently, and to nobody’s surprise, pre-orders of the camera “greatly exceeded our expectations.”

The announcement, which you can read here (Google translated), doesn’t share any details beyond notifying customers that there will likely be delays and asking them to be patient. Here’s the full statement with a bit of tweaking for clarity:

Notice Regarding Supply of Sony a7S III

Orders of the digital single-lens camera α7S III, which we started accepting on Tuesday,

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Sigma Unveils 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens for Mirrorless Cameras


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The rumors were right: Sigma has unveiled a new 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens designed specifically for mirrorless cameras. Promising stellar optical performance and coming in at just $1,200, the lens undercut’s Sony’s 85mm G Master by a whopping $600… and yet it doesn’t skimp on features.

The new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art lens—available for the Sony E-Mount and the Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L-Mount—replaces the previous “DG HSM” variant of the lens, which was basically just a Canon EF lens with an MC-11 adapter soldered on. As such, it’s a LOT smaller than its predecessor, as

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Revival of a Classic: Using the Meyer Optik Görlitz Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 II


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Very few photography brands can sustain a legacy full of history. Meyer Optik Görlitz has brought back a 100-year-old design with modern quality construction that renders a vintage unique style that endures artistic at this modern age.

A Glance Into the Past

Founded in Germany and based in Görlitz, Saxony, Meyer Optik Görlitz can look back on an eventful history since 1896. The company designed and manufactured exceptional lenses that have been accompanied by photographers over 120 years.

Besides standing out for its quality construction standards, Meyer Optik Görlitz has emphasized a great endeavor into research and development. For instance,

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Forget Video: A Review of the Canon EOS R5 for Stills Photographers


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Given all of the overheating controversy and the intense focus on the camera’s 8K and 4K video capabilities, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the Canon EOS R5 is also a stills camera. But Gordon Laing at Cameralabs didn’t forget, and he’s reviewed this camera specifically for stills photographers.

The full review and all of the included samples were captured using a boxed, full-production unit of the Canon EOS R5, so no “pre-production” warnings here. It’s just a proper review of all the things that matter to stills photographers: resolution, noise, dynamic range, autofocus performance, IBIS with and without a

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Every Canon Lens Acronym and What They Actually Mean


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If you’ve ever been Canon lens shopping, you’ve probably had to take a minute (or five) to figure out what the name of the lens actually means. With a string of seemingly random letters and numbers, these abbreviations have baffled photographers, beginners and some professionals alike, for as long as they have been around.

As confusing and arbitrary as they may seem; however, these numbers and letters reveal quite a bit about the Canon lens type, technology, and so much more. And if you don’t know how to read them, never fear. You are not the only one.

So, instead

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This is What Can Happen if You Buy a Bad Power Bank


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Want to see how dangerous a poor-quality power bank can be? Here’s a terrifying security camera video that captured a power bank exploding in a man’s arms and sending flames shooting up to the roof as he rode a bus in the Guangdong of China.

The South China Morning Post reports that a new investigation by the Chinese’s governments State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) revealed that nearly 40% of the power banks it had inspected were found to be substandard.

After testing 75 batches of power banks manufactured by 73 companies in 4 provinces across China, 29 of the

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Tamron’s Upcoming 70-300 to Be the Smallest Telephoto Zoom for Sony E


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Tamron has announced the development of the world’s smallest and lightest telephoto zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras. It’ll be the Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD.

“While Tamron has manufactured many popular telephoto zoom lenses that extend to 300mm for DSLR cameras, the new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is the first model designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras,” the company says. “Developed with the concept of bringing the joy of easy telephoto shooting to photographers everywhere, it’s the world’s smallest and lightest 70-300mm zoom lens […]”

The moisture-resistant lens measures just 5.8 inches (14.7cm) long,

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Fujifilm Releases Promo for 8-Year-Old Lens, Confuses Photographers


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Fujifilm has just released a new promo video for a very old lens. The video, published last week on the FUJIFILM X Series YouTube channel, features the much-beloved 8-year-old XF 35mm f/1.4R and seems to imply that Fuji doesn’t plan to update this lens any time soon.

The promo video was published last Wednesday, and it’s raised a few eyebrows and even ruffled a few feathers. That’s because many Fuji users have been hoping for a replacement to this lens, and thought the video was unveiling that “Mark 2” version. As it turns out, it was not. The video

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New Nikon Z5 Trade-In Deal Offers a Cheap Way to Get Into Full-Frame


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Nikon has announced a new trade-in program that wants to make it that much cheaper to “discover full-frame mirrorless.” From today until September 27th, you’ll be able to trade-in any working camera and get a $100 bonus plus the value of your camera towards the recently announced Nikon Z5.

The announcement follows in the footsteps of previous “Trade-Up” programs Nikon has offered since releasing the Nikon Z6 and Z7, but while those cameras were still quite pricey even after the rebate, the entry-level Nikon Z5 already costs just $1,400 for the body-only, or $1,700 with a 24-50mm

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Olympus Unveils OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and 100-400mm f/5-6.3 Lens


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As promised by various executives, Olympus isn’t done yet. Earlier this morning, the company unveiled the pint-sized OM-D E-M10 Mark IV camera for beginners, and the M. Zuiko Digital ED 100-400mm f/5-6.3 IS super-telephoto zoom for bird and wildlife photography.

The name of the game with both of these products—as with most Micro Four Thirds gear—is portability. The new camera is a pocketable, selfie-friendly ILC while the lens offers a ton of reach in an ultra-light, ultra-compact package.

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

The E-M10 Mark IV is designed for beginners, but boasts some nice-to-have features that you

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TTArtisan Unveils a Gold-Plated 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Leica Aficionados


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Chinese lens brands aren’t generally associated with the idea of luxury, but TTArtisan looks to be trying to change that. The company just unveiled a new limited edition 35mm f/1.4 lens for Leica M rangefinders that’s covered in 24K gold.

The full-frame manual-focus lens features a 10-blade aperture, 8 elements in 7 groups, a minimum focusing distance of 2.3 feet (0.7m), a filter size of 49mm, and a weight of 425g.

Buyers of the lens can have a custom image engraved onto the lens cap (included in the purchase price).

Only 200 of the gold-plated lenses will

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DPReview EOS R5 Overheating Test: You ‘Can’t Depend on the Camera’


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When Canon released the EOS R5 and EOS R6, they made it clear right away that both cameras were thermally limited when shooting 8K (R5) or oversampled 4K (both) video. But what does this mean for real world use? DPReview has now tested both cameras, and their conclusion is unfortunate for Canon fans who hoped that overheating concerns were made up or overblown.

The report was published by DPReview Technical Editor Richard Butler earlier this morning, and the headline sums it up well: “cameras work as promised – but that’s not enough.”

DPReview’s benchmark testing and real-world experience

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Opinion: A Used Canon 5D Mark II is the Best Camera for Beginners


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Photographer and occasional PetaPixel contributor Usman Dawood has put together a video and camera showcase that seeks to prove a simple, possibly overlooked point: the best beginner camera for aspiring professionals isn’t a high-end APS-C system… it’s a used Canon 5D Mark II.

The recommendation might seem absurd to some readers—the camera is a full 12 years old at this point—but its age is part of its appeal, explains Dawood.

A used full-frame 5D Mark II can be had for around $500, and despite its older sensor and image processor, DPReview studio scene test images show that the full-frame 5D

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Sony a7S III Overheats Faster than EOS R5 in Some Cases: Report


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During the a7S III announcement, Sony made much of the heat dissipation technology that allegedly allows the camera to record 4K/60p video internally for over one hour. The implication was clear: “our camera doesn’t overheat.” But at least a couple of reviewers have had a different experience…

This “controversy” began with a video by YouTuber and camera reviewer Dan Watson, who released a comprehensive test of the Sony a7S III at launch, comparing it to the Canon EOS R5 and the Panasonic S1H.

But his in-depth “showdown” video was largely overshadowed by a 1-minute section that starts

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Nikon D6 Wildlife Photography Review


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Wildlife photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery has just completed a massive review of the Nikon D6. And after using the camera in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park, and Yellowstone National Park, he has some thoughts on whether or not wildlife photographers should consider buying Nikon’s flagship DSLR.

As you might expect, this isn’t your typical slap-dash review done at a local park. Perry bought his own Nikon D6 and then put the camera through five straight weeks of travel and use, photographing a wide variety of wildlife subjects in a wide range of lighting

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