Canon EOS 77D video tutorial and user guide

Canon EOS 77D Video Tutorial And User Guide

Canon EOS 77D: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

Canon EOS 77D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Top LCD and Rear Quick Control Dial
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Jared Polin, aka FroKnowsPhoto, posted a 43 minutes video user guide for the new Canon EOS 77D.

Table of contents:

  • 00:04 – FREE 11 Days to Better Photography Mini-Video Course
  • 00:45 – Camera Buttons
  • 10:51 – FREE FroKnowsPhoto Guide to Capturing Motion in Low Light Situations
  • 11:06 – Inside the Photo Menu
  • 30:06 – Inside the Video Menu
  • 34:15 – Download MyGearVault for FREE
  • 34:37 – Shooting Display Explained
  • 37:04 – Focus Points Explained
  • 38:49 – Live View Explained
  • 40:32 – Playback Menu Explained

Is there a difference between a pro photog using $500 gear and an amateur using $5000 gear?

EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The folks at Mango Street wanted to know, and thus started a little experiment.

An amateur photographer was given a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 35mm f/1.4L II, a pro photographer got the Canon Rebel T3i with a 18-55mm kit lens and the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

So, what did the test reveal? Watch the video below.

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Canon EOS 77D vs EOS 80D vs Rebel T7i comparison (video)

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Canon EOS 77D

Photographer, reviewer and hardcore raw fan Jared Polin, aka FroKnowsPhoto, compares the new Canon EOS 77D and Rebel T7i with the EOS 80D. The latter is still an outstanding APS-C DSLR, despite being one year old.

Jared Polin has no doubt he would pick the EOS 77D (it’s new and has higher ISO), I would take the EOS 80D instead (better weather sealing and faster). Which one may be the right one for you? Find out in the video below.

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

Canon Rebel T7i: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

Canon EOS 77D: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART review (best lens tested so far by photozone.de)

Sigma 135mm F/1.8 DG ART Review (best Lens Tested So Far By Photozone.de)

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Two FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Lens testing authority photozone.de reviewed the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART, a new Sigma lens that gets a lot of positive feedback. The Sigma was tested on a Canon EOS 5Ds R.

In the conclusion the reviewer writes:

Those who have followed us [i.e. photozone.de, editors note] over the years know that we don’t easily come up with superlatives but this time it’s hard to avoid them really. The Sigma lens is the best lens that we have tested so far. The resolution figures are outlandishly good -plus low CAs, very low distortions and comparatively low vignetting. The quality of the bokeh is very close to perfection (for a conventional lens) except for the inevitable cat eye highlights in the image corners. If there is a real weakness it is bokeh fringing at large aperture settings. However, we’ve rarely seen lenses that can correct them and they were not as fast anyway.

The build quality is top notch and, honestly, we can’t really find any downsides here. The used materials are of great quality and weather-sealing helps in situations when the going gets tough. The AF is very fast and near silent. Read the full review…

Well, that’s a hell of a positive feedback for the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG ART. The Sigma sells for $1,399, which seems to be a fair price for a lens such as this. If you want to learn more about the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art lens have a look at the MTF figures, Imaging Resource’s review, Dustin Abbott’s review,

 

Canon EOS C200 specifications impress Philip Bloom (and more hands-on videos)

Canon EOS C200 Specifications Impress Philip Bloom (and More Hands-on Videos)

Canon EOS C200 (Adorama | B&H Photo) at a glance:

  • Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology
  • Dual DIGIC DV 6 Processors
  • 4K DCI and UHD, 1920 x 1080
  • 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
  • Canon RAW Light, MP4, MP4 Proxy
  • Integrated EVF, 2 x XLR Audio Inputs
  • Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor, Camera Grip
  • 1 x CFast Card, 2 x SD Card Slots
  • 1 x SDI Output, 1 x Ethernet Connector

Philip Bloom is rather impressed by the features and specifications of the new Canon EOS C200 Cinema camera (press release). With internal raw as it’s main recording format, the EOS C200 aims high in the cinematographer market.

He writes:

Raw […] video recording as its main recording format is really, yes I will say it again, bold and rather impressive. They are calling it “Cinema Raw Light” and it is a variable bitrate compressed raw, this is good, as uncompressed raw video is totally unmanageable in data size.

The Canon EOS C200 has Dual Pixel Auto-Focus on board. Philip Bloom writes:

Canon dual pixel AF is SO good it changes the way you shoot for certain things. Interviews and gimbal work especially. Whilst Sony have incredible features on their video cameras their AF needs to be drastically improved. The best AF Sony have for video are on their A6500 and A9 stills cameras, both of which have touch screen autofocus using phase detection. The fact the C200 has their amazing autofocus via touch screen isn’t surprising but it does mean this camera trumps its bigger brother, the C300 MKII, in this and internal raw. Read the article.

Nice to see that a professional cinematographer like Philip Bloom is impressed by the Canon EOS C200. It appears Canon isn’t doing anything wrong.

Below: Hands-on with the Canon EOS C200 and EOS C200 vs EOS C300 Mark II

Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample pictures (DPReview)

Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro Sample Pictures (DPReview)

Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry

At a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 56mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
  • One Glass-Molded Aspherical Element
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:1
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 5.1″
  • Rounded Seven-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted a set of 68 sample photos shot with the new and affordable Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro lens, made for APS-C Canon DSLRs. The EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro with built-in LED lights sells at $349 in the USA.