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Hands on Canon 5DS R DSLR camera and Canon 11-24mm f/4L lens over coffee at Hideout Coffee

Hands on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM at Hideout Coffee with Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia, CW Tay at the back, and Kenn Wai on the right

Hands on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM at Hideout Coffee with Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia, CW Tay at the back, and Kenn Wai on the right

The new Canon EOS 5DS R, full-frame 50.6MP DSLR camera

The new Canon EOS 5DS R, full-frame 50.6MP DSLR camera

They are in Melaka: Canon EOS 5DS R camera and EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.

Last Friday I and good friends, Kenn Wai and CW Tay were invited by Ms. Vna from Canon Malaysia to do a test and review on Canon latest flagship DSLR camera, EOS 5DS R and new ultra-wide angle lens, EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.

We met up at a new cafe, Hideout Coffee just across the road from our studio. We had the review over coffee with Vna. She had this session arranged for the three of us with yummy latte.

A hidden cozy cafe in Taman Kota Laksamana (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

A hidden cozy cafe in Taman Kota Laksamana (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Camera vs coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Camera vs coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

This new full-frame Canon camera features 50.6MP CMOS Sensor with dual DIGIC 6 image processors. I will skip the specification part which is available over Google.

I did a few shots of the cafe, testing the grip, focus, quality of the output, shooting in full Raw which is about 50MB of size per image, and tested the new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. It feels like Canon 5D Mark III.

The uncle at Hideout Coffee was kind. Knowing that we are wedding photographers and doing some test shoot, he helped us to switch on the all the lights of the cafe, and asked us if we required anything to shoot inside. In addition, the barista serves nice coffee.

Kind uncle at Hideout Coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Kind uncle at Hideout Coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

We enjoyed good coffee on a rainy (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

We enjoyed good coffee on a rainy (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

This ultra-wide angle lens is truly amazing.

Capturing at 11mm however shots were less distorted, out of my anticipation of a ultra-wide angle lens. It was ‘Wow’ to all of us how wide it could cover at 11mm. Despite shooting at f/4 widest aperture with low shutter speed, we needed nothing to worry about minor hand-shake. The advantage of its super wide focal length at 11mm could compensate the minor effect of handshake.

How wide is 11mm, shooting your own feet? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

How wide is 11mm, shooting your own feet? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM)

Minimal distortion at 24mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Minimal distortion at 24mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Much lesser distortion even at widest 11mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Much lesser distortion compared to other ultra-wide angle lenses, even at its widest 11mm focal length (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM, no lens correction in post-processing)

Being one of the widest lenses available now with much lesser distortion and provides super-sharp images, the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens is a magnificent lens for landscape and architecture photography. Added to my wish list 🙂

Since the test was done with ambient and objects in the cafe, I then requested Vna to be my model so that I could test the quality of skin tone it captures, comparing to 5D mark II which I am using. Reluctantly yet kind Vna agreed.

Vna with her coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Vna with her coffee (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Smile... (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Smile… (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Relax... (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

Relax… (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM)

With Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens mounted to 5DS R, I captured Vna with mainly windows light and ambient of the cafe. Then switched to 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM, captured Vna again with her precious 5DS R.

Comparing the shots taken with these two system, even with different lens, both cameras captured skin tone with obvious differences. 5DS R delivered a more contrast and color rich tone, compared to 5D Mark II which gave a more pinky and soft skin tone.

Isn't it cool with 5DS R and a Canon tele-lens (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Isn’t it cool with 5DS R and a Canon tele-lens (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Vna with her favorite camera (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma's 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

Vna with her favorite camera (shot with Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Sigma’s 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM lens)

With its gigantic megapixels resolution and superb sharpness performance I read online, I requested to do some test at our studio. Vna again agreed to be our model.

CW Tay had a shooting session going and couldn’t join us. Before he left we captured a big family photo (image on the top of post). At 11mm ultra wide focal length, we could probably capture the whole cafe-full crowd.

So we headed to our studio, Craftify Studio.

Four strobes were setup to photograph Vna who visited our studio for the first time. Kenn Wai helped with the lights while I briefed Vna on the pose. Using Canon 5DS R camera with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, we did two postures: half-body and full-body, making the half-body one a formal shot and full-body a fun shot. Vna later described the latter as shopaholic pose. Sniff. Sniff.

Originally Vna (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Originally Vna (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Vna in shopping mode (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Vna in shopping mode (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

The new Canon EOS 5DS R camera is a great camera for studio photography, especially the sharpness surprised us. Ultra-large megapixels however requires extra work and time for the post processing, as minor retouch will make a big difference visually.

It is a pricey camera however, for photographers who specialize in studio shooting and commercial photography, 5DS R is a good camera to have in arsenal with its large megapixels and sharpness performance. We have yet tested the 5DS R to its full capability and new features. We hope to have more time to review again in near future.

Big thanks to Vna and Canon Malaysia giving us this opportunity to try out this stunning full-frame camera.

May all bEE happy 🙂

Some images of Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM taken at Hideout Coffee over the session:

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EOS 5DS R's front view

Canon EOS 5DS R’s front view

Canon EOS 5DS R's rear view

Canon EOS 5DS R’s rear view

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens

Canon EOS 5DS R with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens

Guess whose eyes? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

Guess whose eyes? (shot with Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at Craftify Studio)

 

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Sunset at Taman Kota Laksamana’s beach

Couple sighted under the sunset at the beach of Taman Kota Laksamana (iPhonegraphy)

Couple sighted under the sunset at the beach of Taman Kota Laksamana (iPhonegraphy)

Gorgeous sunset near the beach of Taman Kota Laksamana, where couples always here and immerse themselves in romance by the sea breeze.

The setting reminded me of the song “Two Less Lonely People in the World” by Air Supply.

May all bEE happy 🙂

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KLCC Sky Bridge’s first visit

KLCC Sky Bridge (iPadgraphy)

KLCC Sky Bridge (iPadgraphy)

A see-through window on the top of the bridge (iPadgraphy)

A see-through window on the top of the bridge (iPadgraphy)

During an event photography coverage at the Grand Hyatt Hotel KL, the guests were invited to the Malaysian Petroleum Club Restaurant of KLCC for dinner. Most of guests were from overseas and thus they were too invited to to tour the Sky Bridge linked the two towers for the evening KL’s view before meal.

Guests were divided in few groups to access to the Sky Bridge, and we as the event photographers had to stand by at the bridge for each group’s visit. We were glad that we could stay longer at the bridge and enjoy the magnificent view of KL’s evening from the 42nd floor. Our lovely first experience!

May all bEE happy! 🙂

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愿您与家人新年快乐!Wishing you and family a goat goat year!

Happy Chinese New Year. May you have a goat goat year :)

Happy Chinese New Year. May you have a goat goat year 🙂

愿您与家人新年快乐!在新的一年里,天空一片晴朗,快乐心中徜徉,自由随风飘荡,身体力行健康,奋劲儿热情高涨,顺利成就梦想!

Wishing you and family a goat goat year! May peace, love and joy fill your heart all year round! 🙂

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Good news : Love+ Photo Artistry

Love+ Photo Artistry

Love+ Photo Artistry

Good news! CJ photography is now part of Love+ Photo Artistry family together with our friends, Brendon (Brendon Liew Photography) and Kenn Wai (Kenn Photography) :

The magical moments of life are preserved in the sparks of love and photography.

Much like us (Brendon, Kenn Wai and CJ), who come from various profession and background, yet have the same interest and vision in the artistry of photography.

Sharing the passion, having fun and working together for years like a family, Love+ Photo Artistry has become the name describing our friendship with enthusiasm and dedication in photographing weddings and portraiture.

We believe natural and loving photographs adding a touch of creativity are the way to preserve memories to tell of a lifetime.

Stay inspired with our beliefs, we enjoy meeting people, becoming great friends and have lots of fun and laughter in every photography session we have.

Thank you for continued support and love on our blog. We always feel touched by the stories and images we share here and will continue the effort.

Feel free to visit Love+ Photo Artistry website and Facebook page too for love stories we’ve captured and deeply felt with our hearts by Love+ family members.

Have a lovely week ahead. May all bEE happy.

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