The Canon EOS 5Ds is a Dream for Photographers (but a Bust for Filmmakers)

first_img  Battery  LP-E6N   Sensor  CMOS, 36 x 24 mm Pricing and AvailabilityThe Canon EOS 5DS has the initial retail cost of $3,699 and the 5DS R will retail for $3,899. Both are set to be released in June of 2015.What do you think of these new cameras? Share in the comments below.   Flash  None   Viewfinder  Optical   Sensitivity Range  100-6400, Extended Mode up to 12800   Crop Factor  1.0x, 1.3x and 1.6x optional crop factor   Shutter Speed  1/8000 to 30 Seconds   Storage Media  SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF   Autofocus  Yes, 61-Point Canon has announced two large megapixel cameras with fantastic features. Photographers are sure to love the 5Ds but it may leave filmmakers and video pros feeling underwhelmed.Just as expected, Canon has announced two high megapixel DSLRs, two consumer level DSLRs, a mirrorless camera, and a new ultra-wide angle lens. In this article we will focus on the two high-end DSLR releases, the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS RThe EOS 5DS and 5DS R have similar specs. We’ll explore the differences below.The new Canon EOS 5DS is a feature-filled camera designed for professional photographers. The camera features a 50.6MP CMOS sensor that allows users to shoot gigantic images suitable for large-prints and dynamic cropping. This is accomplished using Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors which can handle a high amount of pixel information.The camera has a 61-point High Density Reticular AF sensor – meaning the autofocus is incredibly accurate. Another great feature introduced in this camera is the ability to choose your crop factor. Users have the ability to shoot at full frame, 1.3x crop, and 1.6x crop. Shooting with a cropped image won’t yield 50.6 MP image, but it will allow you to get more versatile results without having to change out your lens.One of the more interesting features is anti-flicker component designed to help your camera get consistent exposures…even when shooting under flickering lights. The camera also includes a built-in intervalometer allowing users to shoot time-lapse photos and videos without having to use an external device.The Difference Between the Canon EOS 5DS and the 5DS RThe main difference between the 5DS and the 5DS R is that the 5DS R has the low-pass filter taken out to increase sharpness. This may or may not be a good thing (depending on your photographic preferences). For example, if you shoot a lot of video or street photography you probably want a low-pass filter on your camera so you don’t have to worry about annoying phenomenon like Mioré. But if shoot a lot of product photography or landscape photography you might want to get the low-pass filter removed so that you can get the sharpest image possible. It depends on your personal preference.If you’re debating between the two models check out this release video from Canon. Tip off to this video from FStoppers: ‘Is The Canon EOS 5Ds or 5Ds R Right For You?’:The (Minimal) Video FunctionsWhile this Canon announcement might be great for photographers, videographers and filmmakers will be disappointed. The 5DS can only record 1080p video at 30 frames per second. It can do 60fps at 720p…but that’s practically useless for filmmaking and commercial work. Maybe there will be added frame rate support in a future firmware release, but for the time being the 5DS looks like a bust for the video crowd.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Specs   Image Stabilization  None, In-Lens Only   Display Screen  3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor   Burst Shooting  5 fps   Video Output  None   Video  1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 60fps   Lens Mount  Canon EFlast_img read more

OSU Offensive Positional Power Rankings: Guess Who’s Back on Top

first_imgThe Oklahoma State offense looked more pass-heavy in Week 2 against South Alabama. The Cowboys flew out of Mobile, Alabama, 2-0, as expected, with a 44-7 win, but some position groups on offense didn’t perform like they did against Tulsa while others might have improved from the opener.Here is a look at where the offensive position groups rank after Friday’s victory.5. Cowboy Back (Previously: 5)Britton Abbott and the others were used on less than 40 percent of OSU’s plays during its first three drives.That was surprising, given they were in on more than half of the total plays in Week 1. Game plans change, of course, but the Cowboy Backs’ usage and effectiveness was down this week. They were used exclusively in blocking schemes, which they were fine at, but they didn’t add another dimension to the passing game.In fact, none of the Cowboy Backs were targeted Friday.4. Offensive Line (Previously: 4)There are two ways to view the Cowboys’ offensive line play Friday, run or pass.The O-line was less than spectacular at creating space for the OSU running backs to get through. As I’ll get to, it was tough, tough sledding all night for the Cowboy run game, but Mason Rudolph got excellent pass protection in return.Even when Rudolph tried to escape the pocket, he almost always had an extra second to stand in. The only real trouble came in the second half on two consecutive plays when Rudolph was pressured, then sacked. Outside of that, he was clean and upright.O-Line Stats Vs. USA Rushing Yards163 StatJustice HillJD KingLD BrownTotal TDs303 2. Quarterback (Previously: 2)I was talking with my dad Monday night. I consider him a casually passionate fan of OSU football, and even he noticed it Friday.“That dude’s a pro,” he told me.He sure looked like one. We talk so much about Gundy being a CEO of the program. Rudolph is without a doubt the CEO of that offense. Yurcich is great. He manages the game well, calls the right plays, recognizes patterns and knows when to take shots. But Rudolph runs the OSU offense like he has been quarterbacking an NFL franchise for a decade.Friday, he submitted another bid to the Heisman Trophy committee and did it like a businessman. Targets77653533 Passing TDs3 Average2.583.84.45  3. Running Back (Previously: 1)The only redeeming factor was what Justice Hill did catching the ball out of the backfield, adding 46 yards on four catches.After what seemed like a season-changing performance against Tulsa, the OSU backs looked more like 2014, when they averaged 3.5 yards per carry. To be fair, J.D. King looked fine. My problem was that offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich didn’t use him enough. He averaged more than five yards more than Hill.You gotta go with the hot hand, even if the cold one is a returning All-American. StatAtemanLacyJohnsonMcCleskeyWashingtonStonerTotal Carries1181029 Yards276438129 StatMason RudolphKeondre WudteeTotal TDs0000 Past RankingsPreseasonWeek 1OffensiveDefensivecenter_img If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Attempts25126 Passing Yards342 1. Receiver (Previously: 3)You know you’re in for it when an offense can get away with targeting James Washington only twice, by choice.In a word, Week 2’s performance and output from the receivers was balanced. Five guys finished with more than 40 yards, and five caught at least four passes. It doesn’t matter if the Stillwater freshman team is out there, having that dynamic of an offense makes it awfully difficult to cover.Week 1’s under-performers looked much sharper, including Chris Lacy and Jalen McCleskey. Yards515446199824292 TFL2 Catches54442221 Rushing TDs1 QB Hurries2 Sacks1 Yards3357342 TDs2000103 Completions38341last_img read more

Canadian border agents among five charged with drug smuggling offences

first_imgTORONTO – Two Canadian border agents are among five people arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency say the agents worked out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.Authorities allege the pair facilitated the importation of more than 30 kilograms of cocaine between January last year and April this year.They also seized cocaine shipped from Colombia and Jamaica to Toronto.Charged with offences including breach of trust, conspiracy, and importing a narcotic are CBSA agents Patrick Ruddy, 37, of Toronto, and Brano Andrews, 41, of Barrie, Ont.Facing similar charges are Roberto Leyva, 32, of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Keith Hamid, 41, and Rennie Escoffery, 57, both of Brampton, Ont.“Allegations of improper or illegal behaviour by CBSA employees are taken very seriously,” Goran Vragovic, CBSA regional director general, said in a statement. “These allegations in no way reflect upon the true professionalism, dedication and integrity displayed each and every day by our CBSA staff.”last_img read more

Canadian banks to benefit from rising US interest rates

first_imgTORONTO – Canadian banks are expected to benefit from rising U-S interest rates and fewer bad loans in the oil patch as they start reporting their latest quarterly results this week.But analysts say worries about the housing market remain a key concern.Meny Grauman, an analyst with Cormark Securities, says that even if results are good, people may dismiss them as being quote — “backward-looking” because of fears about the Canadian mortgage market.Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the credit ratings for Canada’s big banks earlier this month, in part due to concerns that high house prices have left lenders vulnerable to potential losses.Since Home Capital had to secure an emergency 2-billion line of credit after savers started pulling out their deposits in recent weeks, some observers are worried about broader implications.But a C-I-B-C analyst says concerns that Home Capital is the so-called canary-in-the-coal-mine are overblown.The Bank of Montreal will kick off the earnings parade on Wednesday, followed by Royal Bank, T-D Bank and C-I-B-C on Thursday.last_img read more