This is a pretty cool development from LibRaw (the company behind FastRawViewer) which lets you squeeze an extra stop of dynamic range out of your Canon 5D Mark IV raw files. Essentially, it exploits a quirk of dual pixel raw files. As they explain, a dual pixel raw file is essentially two exposures in one, a stop apart. Their new app, DPRSplit uses these two exposures to form a new DNG raw file containing the dynamic range of both exposures.
You know it’s going to be a good Spring when you get to test drive two new lenses in a row. So far it’s shaping up to be a good Spring indeed, having just wrapped up my thoughts on the new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art Series lens, I now find that I get to take the new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG HSM OS Contemporary Lens out for a spin.
The freshly minted copy I received had a Canon EF mount on it, so it got to spend some quality time mated up to a Canon 5D Mark IV. As they say in the restaurant industry, nice pairing.
It’s been long awaited and long demanded, but C-Log is now officially coming to the Canon 5D Mark IV. It’s a firmware update, but not one you can do yourself. You’ll need to send your camera off to a Canon service centre, and hand over $99 to make it happen. While this isn’t going to make a difference to most photographers, it will be a welcome addition for video guys.
The paid upgrade is available from July, and new 5D Mark IV with Canon Log pre-installed will be coming soon. But, with the upgrade, you should be able to make the 5D Mark IV achieve a similar look to that of Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras.
We’ve all come across a situation where we’ve had a filter on a lens that just wouldn’t come off. If you haven’t, you will one day. Switching environments, or just leaving your filter on there for too long can cause it to pretty much become embedded into the front lens element. At other times, cheap filters, or the wearing down of coatings on the metal lens ring or filter itself can lead to galvanic corrosion.
In a recent podcast at Tested, former Mythbuster Adam Savage recounts the story of how he removed a shattered filter. How did it become shattered? Well, Norm’s Canon 24-70mm f/2.8II lens fell to the ground along with his shiny new Canon 5D Mark IV after his hand got knocked walking into The Cave. After much panic to determine whether it was just the filter or the lens elements had cracked, the plan began to get it off. A task which turned out to be easier said than done.
I’m a professional wedding photographer and I use my cameras at least 1-3 times a week. Often for 10-12 hours a day and in quite challenging conditions. They get thrown about, knocked, and occasionally dropped (whoops!) I hope this review of the Canon 5D Mark IV gives you a little insight in to the camera, what it can do, what it can’t do and whether it suits your needs. I won’t be covering anything scientific. No test charts, graphs or sensor tests. There are plenty of other great resources for those topics.
Below you will find a menu of topics. I have photographed quite a few weddings and an engagement shoots with the 5D MKIV so feel I have a pretty good grasp of the camera. Whilst I don’t consider myself to be a ‘gear head’ I’ve been waiting to replace my 5D3’s for an awfully long time. As such I’m quite excited – hence the 5D Mark IV review.
I’ll save you some time and give you the short version. If you thought the 5D Mark III was awesome, then you’ll think the 5D Mark IV is awesome. It’s at least as good as its predecessor. It has a few significant new features, but overall, it may not be worth the cost for 5D Mark III owners to upgrade. But it might. If you want to know a little more, keep reading and watching.
In this set of videos from Jim Goldstein at All Things Photo, we get a great in-depth look at the 5D Mark IV’s features. There’s a lot of videos, so you might want to sit back with a large drink, and schedule a bathroom break. There’s a big review, a quick review, and a look at some of the 5D Mark IV’s most asked about features.
You know that you were waiting for this. After trashing the Canon 5Dmk4 no clean HDMI output for 4K, Rolling shutter issues and lack of many video features, finally there is something nice to say about the camera.
The final score is 91, which is better than any camera in the Canon line up. But, according to DxO, it is not just an overall score thing, the 5dmk4 beats the Canon gang on every single aspect (aside sports on the 1Dx mkII).
Here is the breakdown from DxO on the top Canon bodies:
Canon have announced that they’ve developed a new CMOS sensor with a global shutter and expanded dynamic range. While a wider dynamic range is always good for every camera use, the global shutter is huge for video shooters. Finally, we’ll be able to completely eliminate “jello wobble“, skew and other rolling shutter artifacts in DSLR video.
The fundamental difference between a traditional rolling shutter CMOS sensor and this new global shutter is the way it records the scene. Rolling shutter sensors capture a line one line at a time, sequentially. This means that, now matter how small, the beginning and end of your exposure happen at different points in time. A global shutter records what every single pixel sees at the exact same time.
Finding information on new cameras before they’re available is both easy and difficult at the same time. There’s so much information and speculation out there that there’s a lot to sift through. When it comes to the 5D Mark IV, Canon Asia have made it easy putting the manual available for download.
So, if you want to see how everything works, now you can. Easily separate fact from fiction and see how it compares to your existing kit. Camera manuals aren’t exactly gripping reading material, but they do help you get to the point and find what you need quickly.
The dual pixel sensor of the 5D Mark IV has two main functions. One is to improve the accuracy of the autofocus. The other gives you slight focus adjustment capabilities in post – a bit like Lytro. The latter is called dual pixel raw. At the moment (well, for those who already have a 5D Mark IV), the dual pixel raw feature is only available to users of Canon’s own software; Digital Photo Professional.
However, Cnet are reporting that Adobe have confirmed they’re adding the 5D Mark IV’s dual pixel raw technology into Lightroom. Presumably, this also includes Adobe Camera Raw. Adobe’s spokesman, Roman Skuratovskiy said “We’re working on it”, but did not specify when this update might be available.