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Canon EOS R5 used to shoot Nigella Lawson's new cooking show

Canon EOS R5 used to shoot Nigella Lawson's new cooking show
(Image credit: Robin Fox / BBC Studios)

The Canon EOS R5 is well-known for its incredible photo and video capabilities – and they've now been put to good use on Nigella Lawson's new cooking show 'Cook, Eat, Repeat'. 

Director of photography Robin Fox used the Canon EOS R5 and Canon Cine prime lenses to capture beautiful behind-the-scenes photos of Nigella's new series – and some on-location footage as well.

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The Canon EOS R5 (opens in new tab) was used to capture 4K gimbal-mounted footage for on-location shots where Nigella was speaking to camera. In an interview with Robin on the official Canon website (opens in new tab), he says, "I was absolutely blown away by it. It's the closest stills camera I've seen to replicate the look that we get on our main camera. I can't quite put my finger on what it is, whether it's the gamma curve, but the results are so accurate for what we shoot. It's fantastic."

One of the most impressive aspects of the Canon EOS R5 seemed to be its EOS ITR AF X autofocus system, which uses deep-learning AI that was first introduced in the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (opens in new tab). "Once [the AF is] locked on, it's locked on," Robin says. "The EOS R5 was absolutely bulletproof for what we needed it to do." 

Canon's range of cine lenses (opens in new tab) were also put to the test in Nigella's new show, with the Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F, the Canon CN-E50mm T1.3 L F, the Canon CN-E85mm T1.3 L F and the Canon CN-E135mm T2.2 L F used to capture the stunning footage.

Robin says that the Canon cine lenses "easily compare to lenses at least twice their price, and the results are gorgeous. They're very fast, and they're sharp, but not to the point where they look video-like. Footage always looks cinematic and skin tones look beautiful. You can't really ask for more than that."

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab) and  Digital Photographer (opens in new tab). Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.