Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM review (video)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM Review (video)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM at a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott just published his findings about the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM lens, introduced a few months ago with the Canon EOS 80D.

You can watch the 15 minutes video below, which will tell you anything that’s in Abbott’s review, or you may head over to his site and read it, along with many sample pictures. In the conclusion Abbott writes:

There is a lot to like about Canon’s newest lens. I’m blown away by the new focus system and feel like it represents a better, more effective focus system than any of Canon’s consumer grade lenses have received before. It is almost eerily fast and silent, and has proven quiet effective in both tracking and stills focus performance.  This is going to help a lot of people keep up with their active children or grandchildren. I feel that Nano USM represents a quantum leap forward for an AF system that is equally effective in both stills and video shooting. I only wish that the image quality had taken a similar leap forward. It feels like it could be better, though it is good enough to meet the needs of many shooters and is competitive with similar lenses. This is a great travel lens, though I might wish that the great looking new lens body included some attempt at weather resistance. Read the review…

Enjoy the video…

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II review

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II Review

Canon PowerShot G7X II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 8 fps Shooting
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • Manual Control Ring, Time Lapse Movie

Photography Blog reviewed Canon’s new premium compact camera with a large 1″ sensor, the Canon PowerShot G7X II.

From the conclusion:

Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G7 X won’t be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a step forward for Canon’s premium pocket compact camera, particularly in its operational speed. Continuous shooting rates, auto-focusing speed and general all-round performance have been boosted by the impressive Digic 7 processor, while image quality is subsequently slightly better too. Read the review…

The review is fairly positive about the Powershot G7X Mark II, giving it a 4.5/5 stars and a “highly recommended”. However, they also write:

[…] the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II does just enough to keep up with the main competition, although the continued lack of any kind of viewfinder, optical or electronic, gives the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mk IV the edge. If you don’t value that feature, though, then this new camera remains a serious rival to Sony’s offering.

The Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II sells at $699: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

[via Photography Blog]

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens review (a small and deadly lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm F/2.8 STM Pancake Lens Review (a Small And Deadly Lens)

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM at a glance:

  • 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

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a comprehensive video review (12 minutes) about one of Canon’s newer pancake lenses for APS-C DSLRs, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. You can also check a gallery of sample pictures here. The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM was tested on a Canon EOS 80D (see DPReview’s impression here). The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM delivers a lot of bang for the bucks, selling at $149.

Says Dustin Abbott:

Canon’s little EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is an incredible little weapon for your APS-C (crop sensor) arsenal.  It is less than inch long but is one of Canon’s sharpest EF-S lenses (second only to the excellent EF-S 60mm f/2.8 1:1 Macro lens).  Highly portable, fast and accurately focusing, and with a reasonable price tag.  This lens is pretty much a no-brainer if you are a Canon crop sensor shooter. Read the review…

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

It’s thin, isn’t it?

[via Dustin Abbott]

Canon EOS 80D review (best raw dynamic range of any APS-C Canon camera, DPReview reports)

Canon EOS 80D Review (best Raw Dynamic Range Of Any APS-C Canon Camera, DPReview Reports)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Photographic authority DPReview posted their exhaustive review of Canon’s new mid-level, enthusiast-oriented EOS 80D. As seen before, Canon developed a new sensor tech with much better dynamic range than previous sensors. In fact, DPReview states that the EOS 80D has the best raw dynamic range of any APS-C Canon camera.

From the conclusion:

As an upgrade from the 70D, there’s a lot to like about the 80D, but possibly not enough to warrant trading up, unless you’re interested in video. however if you’re considering upgrading from a Rebel camera, the 80D is an excellent and natural progression in Canon’s DSLR family. And if you’re considering the 80D against the 7D Mark II, the choice is less clear and mostly boils down to what you value more, a better AF system and AF ergonomics (in the 7D Mark II), or better dynamic range,  an articulating touchscreen, and that impressive Dual Pixel AF system.

[…]

A very well-rounded camera, the 80D’s main appeal centers around ease-of-use. It is well-constructed, offers ample control points, and an easy-to-use design. Its image quality lags slightly behind the best cameras in this class (the main reason it did not earn our highest award), but overall it’s still extremely competitive. We’re very encouraged to note that the 80D offers the best raw dynamic range of any APS-C Canon camera to date. Read the review…

The Canon EOS 80D is now shipping everywhere.

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

EOS 80D

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II review (ephotozine)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review (ephotozine)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • 3.2 inch (1.62m) Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • ISO 100-51200 (Expanded to 409600)
  • Built-In GPS
  • CFast & CF Card Slots

ephotozine posted their review of Canon’s new full-frame flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II. In the conclusione they write:

The 1D X Mark II offers a wide range of 4K video recording options, as well as high-speed FullHD video, and the video capabilities of this Digital SLR are the best you will find in a consumer level interchangeable lens camera, better than most other cameras, with the ability to record full CINE resolution 4K video at 60/50fps, whilst others only offer 4K video at 30/25/24fps. The use of a built-in heat pipe allows recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds without the sensor over-heating. The only other full-frame camera with 4K CINE (DCI resolution) recording and high-speed continuous shooting, the Leica SL, offers 24fps 4K video and 11fps continuous shooting, making the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II the fastest shooting full-frame camera available, quicker even than the Nikon D5.

If you want, the EOS-1D X Mark II user manual can be downloaded from Canon Europe.

[via ephotozine]

Canon EOS 80D review (DigitalRev)

Canon EOS 80D Review (DigitalRev)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

DigitalRev TV posted their review of Canon’s new Canon EOS 80D.