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March 2, 2015
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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L MFT Tests (superb image quality, LensRentals)

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LensRental’s Roger Cicala felt the pulse of Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L lens., and posted MFT results. They write:

Canon made the widest full-frame rectilinear lens available, and made it with superb image quality throughout the zoom range. Once again, hat’s off to Canon’s lens designers.

Yes, hats off Canon for giving us all these outstanding lenses. Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L is now available for pre-order at Amazon US. The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L is scheduled to be available in late February 2015 for an estimated retail price of $2,999. More pre-order link: Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo.

Sample pics at ephotozine, product images at Photography Blog and DPReviewDavid Norton on the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Sample pics at Canon UK.

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February 28, 2015
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Canon Explorer Eberhard Schuy About Studio Sharpness with the EOS 5DS

Canon Explorer Eberhard Schuy was one of the first to use the recently launched 50.6 Megapixel EOS 5DS. In an interview with Canon Professional Network he highlights what he liked most of the EOS 5DS

On the subject of medium format competition, Eberhard is very frank. “This camera has no disadvantages to medium format cameras,” he states. “The most important thing is what quality the files are. When I need really large files it’s important to have something in reserve. With over 50 Megapixels we have all sorts of possibilities. With this sensor we can produce pictures for every kind of use, including big prints for advertising. So, in the future we will work with just one system in my studio, and that’s the 5D system. Depending on the nature of the job we can chose the EOS 5D Mark III or the EOS 5DS. And because we can use the same lenses, this not only saves time but also a lot of money!”

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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February 26, 2015
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II Review (DigitalRev)

Kai of DigitalRev reviews Canon’s new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II lens.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is not a budget lens, selling for $2,199 B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay.

More EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II coverage here at CW.

February 25, 2015
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Canon EOS 5DS Sample Pictures (DCFever)

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DCFever posted several sample pics shot with a pre-production model of Canon’s new megapixel champion, the EOS 5DS . Original size of sample pics can be downloaded.

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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February 23, 2015
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review (DigitalRev)

DigitalRev’s Kai reviews the new Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

A lens with good build quality that offers a lot of bang for the bucks. Photozone gave the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM a “highly recommended”.

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick

Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping for $149: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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February 19, 2015
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (highly recommended, Photography Bay)

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Photography Bay reviewed the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Once more, a review confirms that the 7D2 is the state-of-the art APS-C DSLR.

From the conclusion:

The image quality improvements over the prior generation are better than expected. The AF system is state-of-the-art. The control and customization possible with this camera is more than you would expect for a $1800 asking price.

The spec sheet and feature highlights of the 7D Mark II can seem underwhelming at first glance. However, once you use this thing, you realize just how much is under the hood. I have to tip my hat to Canon for producing a solid, professional-grade camera at a very attractive price point.

As a sports and action camera, it is the best bang for your buck on the market. Nothing else comes close.

As an all-purpose DSLR, it is a strong offering that won’t slip up in just about any circumstance. Sure, there are cameras that offer more resolution or more video features; however, the 7D Mark II is very balanced from top to bottom.

Photography Bay give the EOS 7D Mark II a “highly recommended”. The review comes with sample pics, analysis of the highlight features, high ISO samples etc. Different lenses are tested and reviewed for their use on the 7D2.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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February 17, 2015
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Review (ephotozine)

ephotozine reviewed the new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. From the conclusion:

With the popularity of this lens’ predecessor, Canon’s new 100-400mm lens has a lot to live up to. As far as the performance of the lens is concerned, it has no problems living up to the reputation created by the old lens. Images are sharp, it focuses fast and handles well, especially thanks to the novel resistance adjustment on the zoom.

Where this lens my struggle is with how much it costs. Continuing the trend for new versions of lenses to be a fair bit more expensive, this lens is priced at a level higher than its predecessor ever was. Even so, for some people, the differences will be worth it. It’s credit to the old version of this lens that it is so hard to beat in terms of quality and value.

They liked the excellent build quality (see what R. Cicala has to say about the build quality), the relatively light weight, low distortion, weather and dust resistance, low chromatic aberrations, the built-in image stabilisation, and the fast auto-focus.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is not a budget lens, selling for $2,199 (B&H Photo | Adorama  | Amazon. EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay. More EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II coverage here at CW.

[via ephotozine]

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