Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 DI-II VC PZD Piezo Drive Ultrasonic Motor Aspherical (IF) AF Zoom with Macro on sale for $399 (click here)
Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR DI-II LD Aspherical (IF) AF Zoom Lens with Macro on sale for $169 (click here)
Imaging Resource posted their review of Canon's entry-level fullframe DSLR, the Canon EOS 6D (price & specs). Another review that confirms the EOS 6D's excellent qualities, especially when it concerns image quality, which, as stated in other reviews, is on par or even superior to its bigger sibling, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs).
In the conclusion they write:
With the 20.2-megapixel EOS 6D, Canon has created a smaller, lighter and less expensive full-frame digital SLR for prosumer photographers. In many ways, the well-designed 6D is a mini 5D Mark III for the rest of us. While it doesn't feature as robust a camera build as that step-up model, and its autofocus system is decidedly basic, the Canon 6D is otherwise a fantastic, responsive DSLR that offers the glories of full-frame in a trim but comfy camera body. Plus, you get full-featured, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS to boot.
Pros: Excellent image quality on par to more expensive full-frame DSLRs (including the 5D Mark III); Responsive all-around performer; Superior HD video-shooting chops; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features, Built-in GPS and geotagging.
Cons: Lacks a built-in, pop-up flash; No external headphone jack; Rather basic 11-point autofocus system; Mediocre burst speed.
[via Imaging Resource]
- Geek out with this fantastic poster featuring 100 great cameras from history –> read it here
- Just Posted: Canon Pixma Pro-10 Review –> read it here
- Canon India in big retail push, eyes 300 stores by 2015 –> read it here
- Canon raises profit outlook as weak yen swells earnings –> read it here
- Canon U.S.A. Renews Sponsorship of Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone Park Foundation –> read it here
- Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend –> read it here
- A Brutally Honest Review of Canon’s New Rebel T5i (price & specs), the T4i (price & specs) on Placebo –> read it here
- Canon Powershot N Photos –> read it here
- Canon Powershot SX280 HS Photos –> read it here
- Canon Camera Museum Presents PowerShot N (specs&price) Technical Report –> read it here
The best Canon commercials feature baby soccer stars, Batman, and amazing owls –> read it here
- Quick Tutorial Shows How to Dodge and Burn Using Curves in Photoshop –> read it here
- Photographer Shares His Lightning Quick Lightroom Workflow –> read it here
- Lightroom Video: The Previous Button and What It Does –> read it here
- Review: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD (Canon EF) –> read it here
- Roger Cicala compares Zeiss 135mm and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses –> read it here
- The Dude Abides on the Other Side of the Lens –> read it here
- Canon EOS 100D (price & specs): Tokyo with a tiny SLR –> read it here
- Test Carl Zeiss Planar 50 mm f/1,4 ZE –> read it here
- What a DSLR’s Rolling Shutter Does to a Speaker Playing a 61Hz Tone –> read it here
B&H has Canon’s new Rebel, the world’s smallest DSLR, in stock and ready to ship. The Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D with the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is on sale for $799 (click here).
They also posted a hands-on review about the Rebel SL1. Core specs:
- 18.0MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5 Image Processor
- 3.0″ Clear View II Touchscreen LCD
- ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600
- Full HD 1080 Video with Continuous AF
- 4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
- 9-Point AF System
- Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
- Compact and Lightweight; Weighs 0.8 lb
- EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
Just recently a rumor about new Canon tilt-shift lenses surfaced. 45mm and 90mm are possible candidates for a replacement. The new tilt-shifts could be announced at the end of 2013 and be released in early 2014.
Egami (translated) spotted a patent that fits well with the rumor above. It is not directly related to lens engineering, it considers a method to change the angle of the grid lines in the EVF and in live view mode depending by the amount of tilt that was set.
- Patent Publication No. 2013-81129
- Publication date 2013.5.2
- Filing date 2011.10.5
- Shooting assist functions suitable for tilt lens
- I rotate display grid lines
- The angle information of the tilt lens to determine the angle of the grid lines
- To align in the direction of change of focus, the angle of the grating lines, easy to compose the picture