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 | 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 | 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 | Adorama | Canon USA

[via Photography Blog]

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II now shipping in US and EU

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Now Shipping In US And EU

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | 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

According to our information, Canon’s new flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark II is in stock at all major retailers, and started shipping in US and EU (and for sure in Asia too).

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

Filters for Photos is a free MacPhun app with dozens of creative filters (Mac only)

Filters For Photos Is A Free MacPhun App With Dozens Of Creative Filters (Mac Only)

Time for a freebie. MacPhun just added 30 new creative photo filters to their free Filters for Photo app (Mac only).

Vintage or black & white? Color fantasy or cross process? Oil painting or pen sketch? Get dozens of great photo filters inside Filters for Photos.

Use it as a standalone app or a Photos extension. Apply filters in real time, mix & match filters, adjust the look and even draw with filters.

Download Filters for Photos here.

Canon offers 13 months free CarePAK PLUS protection on select DSLRs and lenses

Canon USA offers a free 13 months CarePAK PLUS protection on select gear (see below). How it works:

  • Step 1: Purchase one of the products below between May 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016.
  • Step 2: Register your product within 30 Days of your purchase.
  • Step 3: Enjoy 13 months of free accident protection.

Click here to see all eligible gear or click the image below which lists all the Canon gear that comes with a free 13 months CarePAK PLUS protection..

carepak plus

You can learn more about Canon CarePAK PLUS here. Canon CarePAK PLUS includes:

Protection from Accidental Damage
Protection from kids, pets, and life including accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges and other unforeseen events.
Additional Hardware Coverage
No more worries! Receive additional hardware coverage from excessive wear and tear on all mechanical and electrical issues.
Priority Service and Free Returns
No additional cost, free return shipping,*** and minimal downtime with fast and reliable service direct from Canon. We’ve got you covered!
Service & Support Directly from Canon
With hassle free service and support direct from Canon, you will never deal with a 3rd party. Feel confident your product will be serviced by Canon factory trained technicians using only Genuine Canon parts.***
$0 Deductible
No Deductible for any repair or replacement, ever.
Transferable
CarePAK PLUS is transferable. Purchase a product as a gift for someone else or sell it during the covered period and transfer the benefits to someone else.
Always Genuine Canon Products
If your product cannot be fixed and needs to be replaced you will receive the exact same model, or better, always!