Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement undergoing field tests? [CW2]

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II replacement coming in 2016?

The replacement for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II is rumored since a while. Latest murmurings has it that the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III is already being tested out in the wild by select photographers.

The announcement of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III may come along with the announcement of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. But since no one really has a clue when the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced, it is still nothing but speculation.

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review (ephotozine)

ephotozine posted their Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM review. Another review that praises the EF 35mm f/1.4 II, though it outlines also some weakness.

From the conclusion:

There is no doubt that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM is a very pleasant lens to use and has a very attractive “character” to the images, that indefinable look. This is aided by its high contrast that gives a crisp appearance to images.

This is concentrated on the centre without a doubt, the edges lagging behind, but the fine detail is very good indeed at the centre of the field. The edges are a little disappointing, as is the relatively poor flare control. Overall, a very good lens, not a perfect one, but an excellent, reliable choice for Canon users. Read the review…

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R review by DPReview

Canon EOS 5Ds And 5Ds R Review By DPReview

Photography authority DPReview posted their very exhaustive review about Canon’s EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

From the conclusion:

Without a doubt, most photographers don’t need 50MP but some do, and this places the 5DS and especially the 5DS R firmly in medium-format territory for studio and fashion photographers. Canon has an excellent family of glass and accessories that pros trust: for example, Canon’s radio-triggered TTL flash system (600EX-RT / ST-E3-RT) is simply unparalleled in its versatility among Speedlites. Landscape photographers are always looking for more resolution for larger prints, and Canon’s excellent new glass in the 11-24 F4L, 16-35 F4L IS, and 70-200 F2.8L II potentially make this camera an easy sell for nature shooters. But the 5DS/R don’t exist in a vacuum, and that makes them a bit of a conundrum. Read the review…

Canon EOS 5Ds: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Rebel T6i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM deal $580 (refurbished, reg. $720)

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The Canon Direct Store has refurbished Canon Rebel T6i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens kits on sale at $579.99. Compare at $719.99.

The Canon Store has also a Special Jingle Sale going on, click here to see all items on offer.

Finally, I recommend you check the Canon Store’s listings of refurbished gear. Some outstanding deals are hidden there.

Canon PowerShot G16 PIXMA Pro-100 Printer Kit on sale at $229 (reg. $579)

Canon PowerShot G16 PIXMA Pro-100 Printer Kit On Sale At $229 (reg. $579)

B&H Photo has the Canon Powershot G16 bundled with Canon PIXMA Pro-100 printer and photo paper on sale at $229 after $350 mail-in rebate. Compare at $579. Excellent deal if you are comfortable with mail-in rebates.

  • 12.1MP 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom Lens (28-140mm Equiv.)
  • 3.0″ 922k-Dot LCD and Optical Viewfinder
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • ISO 12800 and Canon HS SYSTEM
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • High Speed AF System & 9.3 fps Shooting
  • PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Inkjet Printer