Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of the day’s news and rumors in one place. Make sure to check back daily for the latest gear news, rumors and announcements.

Canon 5DS & 5DS R Tested at DXO, Lags Behind Sony Sensors


IF there is one thing that we have been waiting to see, it was the DXO testing of the Canon 5DS and 5DS R sensors. Canon said not to expect much better pixel level performance than a 7D Mark II, but we wanted to see what a third party had to say.

Well, after a long wait, DXO has finally released those test results and 5DS and 5DS R are some of the best Canon sensors yet, but they still lag far behind even Sony’s 36MP sensor found in the D800 and A7R. Not a totally surprising result, but one that will have many rethinking the 5DS/R for a Sony A7R II.

You can get the full testing information over on DXO’s website. What are your thoughts on these test results? Make sure to comment below and let us know what you think.

Nikon D750 Service Advisory


Nikon has sent out – ANOTHER – D750 service advisory, this time regarding an apparent shutter issue that can lead to ‘shading’ of your images. Not good at all.

It has come to our attention that the shutter in some Nikon D750 digital SLR cameras manufactured in October and November of 2014 does not function normally, sometimes resulting in shading of a portion of images. We have decided to take the following measures regarding this issue. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.

If you think you may have this issue, or you just want to check, you can head on over to Nikon’s website and enter your D750’s serial number. If your camera has this issue, or could have this issue, the serial number tool will let you know and give you instructions on how to proceed.

I hate to say it, but these sort of problems seem to be happening more and more from Nikon these days. They will certainly have trouble keeping that #2 spot in the industry if these QC issues keep coming up.

What are your thoughts on this issue from Nikon? Do you agree that there seem to have been a lot of Nikon issues of late, indicating a negative trend?

Early Access To Fstoppers Upcoming Landscape Video Ends Soon


The Fstoppers will soon open up their latest video tutorial/workshop on landscape photography and post-production, but if you want to get on the early access list you need to register soon.

I am not much of a landscape photographer, truth be told, but I am really excited about this workshop. You can learn more about the video, workshop and get registered for early access over on the Fstoppers website here.

What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!