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Praise Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R

Discussion in 'Photography Issues' started by Steve Collins, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

  2. stcstc

    stcstc SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    problem is most of the canon lenses can't resolve to it
     
  3. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    You mean the EF-S lenses? I know that, and that's true of any of the full frame cameras; EF-S lenses only make sense on APS-C sensor cameras.

    Or is there another issue of some kind?
     
  4. stcstc

    stcstc SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    no ef-s lenes won't work on full frame, the back element would crash with the mirror in the camera

    what i mean is the optical detail of most L series lenses are not up to resolving to that resolution, there are exceptions like the TSE24II but my go to lens is 24-105IS, but its not up to it to get the best out of the camera
     
  5. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. SportShots

    SportShots CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Nice big file sizes. Too bad it can't match the dynamic range of the competition.
    If you want big files take a look at the Phase One and better medium format gear. Much nicer images when you do direct comparisons but you pay for the privilige in more ways than dollars. 240 MB files don't take long to show you the need fore more computing power.
     
  7. mccoyh

    mccoyh Grumbler

    I have the 5DS and use it for artwork captures for printing. Customers are very pleased with the results.
     
  8. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    That's what I was interested in it for, a camera that could supplement our scanner for image capture and that I can actually afford. Lack of dynamic range is probably a non-issue for image capture since by definition you're working with a relatively narrow range of values.
     
  9. SportShots

    SportShots CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    If you control the lighting you will be fine. Have shot with the 5DsR and the image file sizes are large. I can pull up more shadow detail from the Nikon D800 and D810. Maybe the D750 - but have not used one so can only go with what others tell me.
    The 5DsR is very nice in use. In many ways it is overkill for most who buy it. Opened a night shot of a convenience store to check on file size. TIFF file size is 288MB. Converted from RAW image. Very nice looking but if you haven't worked with larger image files plan on a new computer and a lot more storage space. Also plan on newer version of Photoshop/Lightroom if you expect to be able to develop the RAW files. Older versions won't open the RAW images.
    As for replacing your scanner - what size images/prints/documents are you scanning? How large are the prints you are making from them?

    Either way, if you want one and can afford it you can always re-size from the original image files.
     
  10. Steve Collins

    Steve Collins SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I would not be replacing the scanner. It remains my primary tool for image capture because it does such a great job. I only use my camera for artwork that can't safely contact the scanner bed. The camera I have used has done OK but I don't get the same resolution as the scanner. When using the camera, I use a copy stand with daylight lighting, which is limited in size as compared to the scanner. I haven't needed (so far) anything more elaborate.

    The largest piece I've scanned was 48"x60", which came out beautiful but required scanning lots of sections and then stitching them together. It worked out fine but was a lot of work. I've wondered if a high resolution camera could get an acceptable image of a piece that big without all the effort. Hence my interest in the 5DS. I just don't have the $30K to $50K for a medium format camera, but could spring for a 5DS.
     

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