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ISSUE 79 21 Jul-10 Aug 2020

Big test: Nikon D6 / Awesome pro DSLR on the test bench

CANON’S BIGDAY Canon ’s roll call of its latest products is impressively long, with two full-frame EOS R system cameras , four EOS R lenses , two EOS R teleconverters , two camera grips and an A3+ printer

Aworld first for Tamron

Leading independent lens brand Tamron announces world’s first 28-200mm f/2.8 superzoom for Sony E-mount cameras

Tamron’s first superzoom lens came out nearly two decades ago – and this vast experience has been brought to bear on the design and production of its new AF 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. This wide-ranging zoom is designed for Sony E-mount cameras, full-frame as well as APS-C formats, and it is compatible with camera- specific features and functions, including fast hybrid AF. It’s the world’s first superzoom with a fast f/2.8 aperture at the wide-angle end. The optical design features a good number of advanced lens elements to deliver a critical performance from today’s high-resolution sensors. Of its 18 elements, two are moulded glass aspherical, two hybrid aspherical, two low distortion and there’s one extra-low dispersion. Tamron’s BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coating is used to reduce ghosting and flare. Autofocus is handled by Tamron’s RXD motor for fast, accurate and exceedingly quiet focusing. Minimum focus at the 28mm end is a mere 19cm and this extends to 80cm at the 200mm end. Despite the lens’s impressive coverage, it’s a physically compact lens, measuring in at 117mm with a weight of 575g, making it an ideal lens for travel and scenic photography. A moisture-resistant build, a 67mm filter size, fluorine front element coating and a zoom lock switch rounds off this lens’s headline features. This exciting new lens is out now at a guide price of £799.99. •

CANON HAS BEEN hyping up the EOS R5 by drip-feeding us a few tasty morsels over the past fewmonths. Now that full details have been unveiled, it really does look like an incredible camera, while the less highly specified EOS R6 is no less impressive. The EOS R5 and EOS 6 share some headline features and technologies. They both have a DIGIC X processor, can shoot continuously at 12fps with the mechanical shutter and 20fps with the electronic shutter, both with AF/AE tracking, and have in-body image stabilisation with an awesome 8EV benefit with most EOS R lenses. This level of benefit is even possible with non-IS lenses. Other shared features includes the new Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with face, eye and animal detect working down to -6EV (R5) or -6.5EV (R6), a rear AF multicontroller and dual card slots – the EOS R5 has one SD UHS-II slot and a CFexpress slot, while the EOS R6 has two SD slots. Moving on to the differences: the EOS R5 has a new Canon-designed and manufactured 45-megapixel sensor and a four-point optical low-pass filter – Canon claims this new sensor/

R6 uses polycarbonate, while the EOS R5 features the use of magnesium alloy. The EOS R6 has a 20-megapixel full- frame sensor with a top ISO of 102,400 and expansion to 204,800, 4K video at 60fps and Full HD video at 120fps. The EOS R6 body only is £2499.99, or £2849.99 with the 24-105mm f/4 STM, and sales start at the end of August. The EOS R5 is available from the end of July and the body price is £4199.99. For more details on the two new cameras and news of nine other Canon products, please turn to page 4. •

OLPF configuration will outresolve the 50-megapixel sensor of the EOS 5DS R. Native ISO tops out at 51,200 with expansion up to 102,400, and there’s 8K/30p DCI (8192x4320) video with a recording time of up to 20 minutes before heat becomes an issue (a still from 8K DCI footage is roughly 33 megapixels in resolution). Recording time in 4K/30p is around 90 minutes and 4K/120fps is available, too. Physically, the EOS R5 and R6 have different top-plates and the EOS

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