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March 29, 2015
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Another Set of Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Sample Pictures

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Photography Blog posted a rich set of 76 sample photos shot with Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L, the world’s widest rectilinear zoom lens.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L is now available and ships for $2,999 at Amazon US | Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo.

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March 27, 2015
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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, a Pancake with an Edge (DxOMark)

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DxOMark tested Canon’s diminutive EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. This small, inexpensive, and light weight lens for Canon’s APS-C DSLRs performs pretty good for a $150 lens.

Concluding, they write:

The EF-S 24mm prime also offers a notable step up in image quality compared to the standard 18-55mm Canon kit lenses, if you’re looking for a lightweight second lens option. Despite marginally worse overall results for Distortion, Vignetting, and Chromatic Aberration, the EF-S 24mm prime takes full honors for Sharpness with a Lens Metric Score of 11 P-Mpix compared to 8 P-Mpix for both versions of Canon’s 18-55mm standard zoom. Transmission is significantly improved, too, around 2 T-stops better than the kit lenses, making it a better option for low-light shooting. At 24mm, using the maximum apertures of f/2.8 on the EF-S 24mm or f/4 on the zooms, the EF-S 24mm prime is sharper at the center; stop down the EF-S 24mm to f/5.6, and resolution is homogenous across the frame, which is something the kit lenses can’t deliver.

Read the review at DxOMark –>

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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  • 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
March 26, 2015
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More Canon EOS M3 Sample Photos (different lenses, high ISO)

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Canon EOS M3,EF-M22mm f/2 STM,0.025 sec (1/40),f/2.0,ISO 2500,+1/3 EV – Image © Digital Life Innovator

Digital Life Innovator posted another set of sample pictures shot with the new Canon EOS M3. Different lenses have been used, original sized pics available for view.


Unfortunately it appears to be true that the EOS M3 will be available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state. Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:

The Canon EOS M3 will go on sale March 26 in Japan, according to Akihabara News. Four kits will be available (Amazon JP):

  • EOS M3 body only – around ¥56,800
  • EF-M18-55IS STM Lens Kit – around ¥71,800
  • Double Lens Kit (with EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M22mm F2 STM lenses) – around ¥85,800
  • Double Zoom Kit (EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.5 IS STM lenses) – around ¥96,800

 

March 24, 2015
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Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Reader’s Impression and Sample Pics

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Shot with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L (11mm, 10s, f/14, ISO 100) – © Sébastien Crettaz, used with permission

Canon Watch reader Sébastien was in Hong Kong and didn’t miss the chance to get the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L . He wrote me, saying:

The lens did great. At first I was really impressed by the size and the weight. Without camera it doesn’t look well balanced. When on the camera it is just fine. The angle is crazy! I’m used to the 16-35mm f/2.8, this is something else.

I want to share this first impression and say that even if the lens has a certain cost, It’s totally worth it. It opens new horizon for work and creativity.

He posted a set of sample pics on 500px, all shot with an EOS 5D Mark III. Thanks Sébastien for sharing your impression with us.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L is now available for at Amazon US. The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L is available and ships for $2,999. More links: 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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March 23, 2015
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Real World Review (Jeff Cable)

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Photographer Jeff Cable posted a real world review of Canon’s new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. Compared to the previous 100-400mm lens, he says…:

  • It is sharper (all the way from 100mm to 400mm)
  • It focuses faster
  • It holds focus better when zooming in or out
  • The image stabilization is newer and better
  • The minimum focus distance is half of what the older model could achieve
  • Better weather sealing
  • The new lens hood has a retractable door for rotating a filter

For more impression and many sample pics head over to Jeff Cable’s blog.

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

March 20, 2015
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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (Imaging Resource)

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Imaging Resource posted the conclusion of their EOS 7D Mark II review. An excerpt:

In terms of speed performance, the 7D Mark II is a solid performer. Shutter lag, cycle times and burst speeds are all very good based on our lab tests, and the generous buffer depth is also very welcomed. However, autofocus performance was not a clear-cut improvement over the original 7D. With the new iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) feature, which utilizes color information, face detection and other info from the metering sensor, the 7D Mark II provides greater focus accuracy, however that does slow down sheer AF speed (and burst rate slightly, too). Nevertheless, even in single-shot AF mode, which doesn’t use the optional iTR mode, we found the AF lag speed to be slower than the 7D and 70D.

The review comes with samples, IQ tests, and more. IR also published and EOS 7D Mark II shooter’s report (part 1 | part 2).

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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