It’s the DS coating effect

How does the special Defocus Smoothing coating improve the bokeh on images shot with the new RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lens? Félicia Sisco reveals what it’s like to use the new lens on a fashion-style bridal shoot.

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First Shoot: The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS
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Full-frame mirrorless vs. full-frame DSLR: what’s best?

Full-frame mirrorless vs. full-frame DSLR: what’s best?
Which is better, a traditional full-frame DSLR or the new mirrorless full-frame Canon EOS R System? We asked leading extreme sports photographer and Canon Ambassador Richard Walch for his Canon full-frame comparison.

Richard Walch is one of the world’s most experienced action photographers. He has been using Canon cameras professionally for more than 25 years. Best known for his snow sports and sailing images, Richard works in the most extreme environments on fast-moving shoots where failing to get the shot is not an option. That’s why he chooses the right camera for each job.

“Before I go on each job, I work out which is the perfect camera system for me to take,” he explains. “For full-frame DSLR, Canon has a huge range of bodies and lenses to choose from. I love the rugged quality and the great battery life.”
But Richard is at the top of his game because he is always looking for the edge to take his images to the next level. And right now, for some assignments, that edge is the new technology in the Canon EOS R System and its groundbreaking RF lenses.

“I depend on technology – I see it as supporting what I’m trying to do with my images. The Canon EOS R has definitely earned a place in my bag and is exciting to work with,” Richard says. “Once you get past just checking the spec sheets and start to use the camera, you realise it has features that can move your creativity forward.”

“For me the best images are spontaneous, and the EOS R gives you stunning full-frame quality in a package that’s super portable. But you can’t forget Canon has worked on the EOS DSLR range for 30 years. They are super reliable and built tough. So now I have a choice.”

So how does he choose? What’s the difference between full-frame DSLRs and the mirrorless full-frame EOS R System? From his expert perspective, what benefits does each offer, and when would he use one rather than the other?
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Full-frame mirrorless vs. full-frame DSLR: what’s best?
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It’s not luck, it’s science: the technical feats behind Audun Rikardsen’s amazing Artic photographs

During the polar nights when the sun never rises, it is just 4°C in the tumultuous, frigid Norwegian Sea. The city of Tromsø is further north than many people ever venture – 350km above the Arctic Circle. These are facts that don’t deter Canon Ambassador Audun Rikardsen. In pursuit of photographs of Nordic wildlife as it has never been seen before, he uses his Canon bodies and trusted L-series lenses in punishing conditions: left for days, weeks and months in snow, sleet, hail and wind.

Some of his photographic success can be attributed to his advanced understanding of animal behaviour and scientist’s access, while some is down to sheer grit; Audun thrives on making the impossible possible. “It’s not luck,” he says of his more remarkable work. Rather, his thirst for great photography is driven by constant dissatisfaction. Leaving his camera in mountain hides for months at a time to capture eagles at their resting places, submerging it in icy waters to photograph whales frolicking and placing it nose-to-lens with polar bears, he achieves captivating shots that educate the masses.

“Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a fish, looking up at a predator?” Audun asks. It’s lines of inquiry such as this that have led to his more notable images. He often finds that the sights and perspectives he can’t see with his own eyes, he can capture through a skilfully positioned lens.

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It’s not luck, it’s science: the technical feats behind Audun Rikardsen’s amazing Artic photographs

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What kind of Storyteller are you? | Quel genre de Storyteller êtes-vous?

Do you live in the moment, capturing stories of adventure? Or do you tell meticulous tales, mastering the light and calculating the angle of each shot?

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What kind of Storyteller are you? | Quel genre de Storyteller êtes-vous?
From cave paintings to the big screen, we’ve all evolved into visual storytellers. Take our short quiz and uncover your storytelling DNA.
Des peintures rupestres au grand écran, nous racontons tous des histoires. Répondez à notre petit quiz pour découvrir votre ADN de storyteller.

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The Best Lens for Shooting Portraits?

“The creaminess and the bokeh are unreal… I definitely think the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM lens was made for portraits.” Canon Ambassador Rosie Hardy reveals the stories behind her recent portrait series, which combine creative techniques with the shallow depth of field afforded by the newest Canon RF lens.

Canon Ambassador Rosie Hardy is known for romantic and highly creative portraits that combine beautiful models with offbeat and fantasy elements. Her unique style has brought her a successful career in celebrity portrait, fashion and wedding photography, and a huge social media following.
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The Best Lens for Shooting Portraits?
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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph

Action sports photographer Lorenz Holder dreamed of shooting skateboarding in a fine art style at a spectacular viaduct that he’d seen pictured online. He reveals the technical and creative steps he took to achieve his ambition, and how the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV proved key.

“I’m not a typical action sport photographer – I’d say I’m a fine art action sport photographer,” says Lorenz Holder. “Somebody once asked me what the perfect action sport photo is. For me, it’s an image that people would put on their wall even if the athlete was not in it. If you create a great surrounding and manage to get an athlete in there as well, then in my opinion this is the perfect action shot.”
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The story behind Lorenz Holder’s architectural action photograph
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Sigma DG 70-200 mm f/2,8 OS HSM Sports VS Nikon VS Canon | Test Chasseur d’Images

Ce télézoom est une nouvelle version et pas une mise à jour du précédent modèle. Grâce à ses performances optiques de haut niveau, il est à même de s’opposer aux modèles Canon et Nikon. En plus, il affiche un prix plus raisonnable: il offre la grande ouverture au prix du f/4 dans les marques mères.

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Sigma DG 70-200 mm f/2,8 OS HSM Sports VS Nikon VS Canon
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