I stopped by Lake Arlington again this evening to to capture the golden sunset over a lake yet again. Though it was another beautiful evening with brilliant colors, my main purpose was to create files with two different cameras so that I could do a comparison. Not too long ago, Canon released the 5DS with a new 50.6 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor that they tout “the EOS 5DS is the ultimate combination of EOS performance and ultra-high megapixel capture. It features an advanced, 61-point High Density Reticular AF system that includes 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for precise AF in numerous situations.”
I received a 5DS for a short period of time on loan along with a couple of different lenses. Though I’d hoped to have the time to run it through several different types of shooting, the reality of time constraints meant that I was only able to try it out with a few different shooting conditions. One of my main areas of interest was comparing 5DS files alongside files from my medium format LEAF digital back, and it didn’t come close to providing the same level of detail and clarity.
So today I spent several hours shooting some scenes with the 5DS and my 5DMKIII. I haven’t had time yet to really study the comparison, but here are some images taken with both cameras of tonight’s sunset.