Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III review (best f/2.8 wide-angle zoom available, LensRentals)

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Review (best F/2.8 Wide-angle Zoom Available, LensRentals)

 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

LensRentals felt the pulse of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

From a resolution standpoint, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8  III is the best f/2.8 wide-angle zoom available. You might be better served with the f/4 IS and some money in your pocket. There are also some very good wide-angle f/2.8 zooms available from third party manufacturers that are a lot less expensive and might offer more bang-for-the-buck. But if your style of photography needs the highest resolution you can get with a wide-angle lens, well this is it.

Another point in favour of this professional lens:

[…] sample variation for wide-angle zooms is usually pretty significant, but the new EF 16-35mm f/2.8 III keeps that under pretty good control

All this goodness comes at a price, it’s $2,199.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review (one of the best on the market, Photography Blog)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (one Of The Best On The Market, Photography Blog)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

Photography Blog posted their comprehensive Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review. The EOS 5D Mark IV gets 4.5 stars out of 5, it’s called one of the best DSLRs on the market. Agree.

From the conclusion:

While the new 30 megapixel sensor doesn’t sound like a massive improvement on the 5D Mark III’s 22 megapixels, in conjunction with the Digic 6 processor it results in higher resolution and still very impressive low-light performance, with an almost noise-free range of ISO 50-6400 and perfectly usable 12800 and 25600 settings. The benefits of the headline-grabbing Dual Pixel RAW file format are a lot more subtle, so much so that for some users it won’t be worth the significant downsides of turning it on.

Still and video image quality, burst shooting speed, autofocusing, connectivity and live view have all been greatly improved, making the EOS 5D Mark IV a very well-rounded DSLR camera that’s a veritable pleasure to shoot with. While the industry has placed a lot of emphasis in recent years on smaller, lighter mirrorless cameras, there’s still a lot to be said for shooting with a “traditional” DSLR, and in that respect the 5D Mark IV is certainly one of the best on the market. Read the review…

Sample pictures are here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV user manual download

EOS 5D Mark IVMore world-wide order links after the break.

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Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability


Sigma press release:

Sigma Announces Cine High Speed Zoom Lens Pricing and Availability

Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses begin shipping on December 9 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD

New York, NY – October 20, 2016 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading DSLR lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, announced today that the Cine High Speed Zoom 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2 lenses will begin shipping on December 9, 2016 for a retail price of $3999.00 USD. Born from the new Sigma Cine family of products, the High Speed Zoom lenses leverage the outstanding optical design of the company’s world-renowned Global Vision still photography lenses. Combined with the 100% new mechanical lens body design, the Cine lenses meet needs of advanced 6k and 8k cinema production with the core optical quality DNA that has defined the Sigma benchmark of imaging excellence.

See the Sigma Cine Family of Products at PDN/PPE 2016 Expo
Demonstrated for the first time to the public in the United States, attendees to the 2016 PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo (PPE), held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City from October 20-22, 2016, can see first-hand the new Sigma Cine family of lenses:

Cine High Speed Zoom Line – 18-35mm T2 and 50-100mm T2
The high speed zoom line, which is compatible with the Super35 image size standard, offers the constant aperture of T2 throughout the zoom range with superior optical performance that is capable of high-resolution 6K-8K shooting. Delivering the highest image quality in its class, the High Speed Zoom is ergonomically compact and designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts. 

Cine FF Zoom Line – 24-35mm T2.2 FF
Compatible with a full-frame image sensor, the FF Zoom’s outstanding optical performance also supports 6K-8K shooting. Because so few lenses cater to the requirements of the latest digital cinema cameras’ image sensors, this line provides a rare option for cinematographers. The FF Zoom is designed for E and EF camera system mounts. 

Cine FF High Speed Prime Line – 20mm T1.5 FF, 24mm T1.5 FF, 35mm T1.5 FF, 50mm T1.5 FF and 85mm T1.5 FF
The Cine High Speed Prime lineup features lenses ranging from 20mm to 85mm, with all five touting an aperture of T1.5. Highly compact and compatible with full-frame sensors, these lenses offer superior resolution. They bring a consistent level of light to the production, offering greater consistency to any film’s color, contrast and overall look before it enters post-production. The FF High Speed Prime line is designed for E, EF and PL camera system mounts.

For more information on the Sigma Cine Lenses, please visit

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Deal: Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System at $129 (reg. $179)

Deal: Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System At $129 (reg. $179)

At a glance:

  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case

B&H Photo has the Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System on sale at $129 using coupon code PPEBH16. Regular price is $179. Limited time offer. I have the Spyder5PRO and use it to calibrate my monitors. It works fine. Product overview after the break.

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Canon and Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Bring Trees to Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

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Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. and Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Bring Trees to Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

Environmental Sustainability Initiative Achieved Goal of Contributing to the Planting of 50,000 Trees in 2016

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that the Company’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation has helped contribute to the planting of 50,000 trees this year. This milestone is the latest outcome of Canon’s ongoing support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program, which helps to rebuild communities affected by natural disasters through the planting of trees.

Since 2009, Canon’s contributions to Arbor Day’s reforestation efforts and the Community Tree Recovery Program have helped provide more than 410,000 trees, across national forests and communities impacted by natural disasters. This year, the Arbor Day Foundation, has planted a total of nearly one million trees across 12 states, with the donation of over 50 different types of species. Through the Canon Forest Program, which supports the Community Tree Recovery Program, Canon supported the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRUNNER ADVANCE multifunction system sold from April 1, 2016, reaching a goal of 50,000 trees planted.

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