The Camera Store Guys Give The Canon 5DSR A Hands-On Field Test

Jul 31, 2015

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The Camera Store Guys Give The Canon 5DSR A Hands-On Field Test

Jul 31, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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Canon 5DSR with Zeiss Otus 85mm

There’s been a lot of talk–some good, so not so good–about Canon’s new 5DS and 5DSR. In June, Roger Cicala shared some his technical findings and overall impressions of the 5DSR with us, and to follow up on that post we’re sharing this in-depth and hands on review made from the guys over at The Camera Store. (And as an added bonus, they give the low down on the Canon XC10. Spoiler Alert: “It’s not looking good, folks”.)

Overall, they rated the 5DSR camera as “pretty good”, but they did note there were some caveats to work around if you really want to take advantage of what this camera offers. For starters, you’ll need good glass and a tripod, and even then, the camera isn’t going to be for everybody. Landscape photographers will probably get the most use out body, but take a look at the video review and see what you think. There’s a lot of good comparison shots (some of which we’ll share below) for you see which lenses they found to be best when paired with the 5DSR.

Canon 5DSR Hands-On Field Test (With Canon XC10 Impressions)

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Initial Impression Of The Canon 5DSR

“My initial impression so far using the 5DSR, this is a very technical tool, you’re gonna need it on a tripod, you’re gonna need good glass, but the results so far have been pretty good…All in all, I actually did enjoy using the 5DSR. You gotta keep in mind it is a very specialized tool and it only performs at it’s best in very specific situation. Can it compete with medium format? Honestly, I just don’t think so. We’re not getting the dynamic range, we’re not getting the low light performance…””

Lens Comparisons (All photos shot on Canon 5DSR)

Sigma 24mm vs Canon 24mm (both shot on 5DSR)
Sigma 24mm vs Canon 24mm

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One response to “The Camera Store Guys Give The Canon 5DSR A Hands-On Field Test”

  1. Michal Rosa Avatar
    Michal Rosa

    “You gotta keep in mind it is a very specialized tool and it only performs at it’s best in very specific situation” – or in best hands. Just shows that it’s not good enough to be a well meaning amateur.