October 1, 2014
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Canon Powershot G7 X Review (and comparison to Sony’s RX100s)

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Powershot G7 X
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Reviewed.com posted their detailed review of Canon’s new Powershot G7 X, and they compare it to Sony’s RX100 and RX100 II.

As you probably know, the G7 X is strongly suspected to feature the same sensor as the RX100 cameras, so it is interesting to see how and where these cameras differ one from the other. In Reviewed’s lab tests the G7 X performed as the 2 Sony’s in most areas. The G7 X has better color reproduction and maintains more details at high ISO’s, dynamic range was about the same.

From the conclusion:

Even with Canon making the belated leap to using a 1-inch type sensor, the G7 X had its work cut out for it. While we can knock Canon for dragging its heels on the issue, the G7 X is every bit the equal of the RX100 and RX100 II at a very attractive price. Sony’s new RX100 III’s viewfinder is certainly a trump card in the “Best Point and Shoot Ever” competition, but the G7 X is a credible alternative in a part of the market that has been Sony’s territory for years […]

We think that the G7 X will be a great fit for people that are typically Canon shoppers that want a petite point-and-shoot with much higher image quality than you’ll find for less money. The Sony RX100s are hands-down better if you’re planning on capturing action, but the G7 X is a fine option for anyone else who just wants the best camera they can fit into their pocket.

The review comes with a lot of pics and covers all the details you may want from a serious review. To see more coverage of the Powershot G7 X click here.

[via reviewed.com]

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October 1, 2014
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Pictures

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

Photography Blog posted a set of 30 sample pics shot with the very well performing Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for APS-C DSLRs mounted on a Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D.

EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

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September 30, 2014
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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 60D w/ 18-135mm IS Lens – $750

 EOS 60D Top Rated Plus seller bigvalueinc (99.2% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm IS lens on sale for $749.99.Free shipping and limited quantity.
September 30, 2014
Posted in Tips

A Bit Of Everything

Let’s go for another round-up of various stuff

Articles:

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Making Eyes Pop More in a Portrait Using Lightroom – The Phoblographer

Top 10 Street Photography Tips from Famous Photographers – The Phoblographer

You Can Almost See Yourself in the Shot with the Samyang 12mm f2.8 Fisheye Lens – The Phoblographer

How to Photograph an LCD Screen When Using a Flash – The Phoblographer

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography – Lightstalking

How to use the Art of Self Reflection to Make Better Photos – Digital Photography School

Demystifying White Balance – Digital Photography School

Videos:


Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom – PetaPixel


Stuff People Say to Photographers: A Funny List of the Most Infuriating Comments You’ll Hear from Clients – PetaPixel


8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them – PetaPixel


Know The Difference Between Correct Exposure And Creatively Correct Exposure – DIY Photography


Crop or Crap: A Rational Dissection of the Full Frame vs. APS-C Argument – Photography Bay

September 30, 2014
Posted in News

New Digital Photo Professional (DPP 4.0.2 & 3.14.41) Versions Released (and more Canon software)

New Digital Photo Professional

Support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II has been added

Canon released new versions of their Digital Photo Professional (DPP) RAW processing software, DPP 4.0.2 and 3.14.41 are available. Other Canon software has also been updated. All Canon software can be downloaded here. DPP 4.x can be used with Canon cameras that are officially not supported (see here)

Canon DPP 4.0.2

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Canon DPP 3.14.41

  • Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.
  • A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added.
  • For EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer’s performance has been improved.
  • Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific character is used in the file name’s first character.
  • Supports new lens (EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM).

EOS Utility 2.14.10

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II.
  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported.

EOS MOVIE Utility 1.2

  • Newly supported EOS 7D Mark II, EOS-1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 70D.
  • Operability improved by changing layout of buttons.
  • Marker supported.
  • 200% enlargement supported.
  • Still image cropping function enhanced.
  • Playback of IN point-OUT point supported.
  • “GPS” has been added to the shooting information items for cropped still image.
  • Items added to the shooting information display.

Picture Style Editor 1.14.20

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported
  • Windows XP & Windows Vista no longer supported

EOS Utility 2.14.10

  • Supports EOS 7D Mark II
  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM, EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported

EOS Utility 3.0.1

  • Supports EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

All updated Canon photo software can be downloaded here.

September 30, 2014
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS Review (and video)

Dustin Abbott reviewed the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS lens, and it’s once more an enthusiastic review of this lens.

In the conclusion he writes:

This lens is good…really, really good. It is so competent that you have to stretch to find criticisms. What is even more true is that this lens is going to serve hundreds of thousands of photographers around the world very, very well. I added a number of fantastic images to my portfolio during the review period, and I would have no hesitation to add this lens to my own kit as the primary wide angle option. If you are in the market for a new landscape lens, look no further. If you feel you need the f/2.8 aperture for event work or some other purpose, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM may still be the better lens for you […]. Many photographers have already embraced Canon’s newest wide angle zoom and have discovered that the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS is the lens they have been looking for from Canon for a long time!

This is an exhaustive review with many samples, covering a lot of details of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS. See here all the 16-35mm f/4L IS reviews featured on Canon Watch, they are all very, very positive.

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EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

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