I am out on Block Island this week and—while I am trying to avoid working to some extent—I can at least use this vacation as a perfect opportunity to test my brand new camera setup. I recently upgraded to the Canon 5DS, along with a new Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. The MP-E 65mm effectively converts my 5D into a field dissecting microscope, ranging from 1:1 to 5X magnification. This may be one of the best macro setups possible at this time, with the new 50.6 megapixel sensor representing the state of the art for DSLRs (at least for a few months, until there is something better!). In fact, the capabilities of the 5DS now overlap with what would previously only be attainable with medium format cameras. I am very excited about what I plan to do with this camera in the next few years, especially because I actually plan to use every last one of these pixels for producing large format prints.
Here are a few test shots I took this week on Block Island, Rhode Island: