September 2, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Analysed by DxOMark

DxOMark published their in-depth analysis of the Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens (price & specs), one of the three available lenses for the Canon EOS M system (price & specs). The EF-M 18-55mm scores a good 13 points, figures for distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration are very good as is the sharpness of this relatively inexpensive lens ($199).

Tested against the competition – i.e. the Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 and the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ – the EF-M 18-55mm still scores very good and gets one more point.

I guess the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM (price & specs) and the awesome EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM (price & specs) will also soon been analysed by DxOMark.

The Canon EOS M kit with the EF-M 18-55mm f/3.4-5.6 IS STM is on fire sale at Amazon for $327.99 (click here), the kit with the super sharp EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake for $399 (click here).


September 2, 2013
Posted in News, Rumors

Samyang Soon to Announce a 10mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EOS and EOS M Systems


The news comes from Fujirumors: Samyang is set to announce a new 10mm f/2.8 lens for all mirrorless systems, Canon EOS and EOS M included. No word about the price. The specs:

Specification 1:2.8 10mm ED AS UMC CS
Aperture Range F2.8 ~ 22
Optical Construction 14 Element in 10 Groups (2 ASPHERICAL LENS)
Angle of View 109.5˚(APS-C)
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m (0.82ft)
Filter Size NONE
Length 76.7 ~ 105.5 mm
Maximum Diameter Ф86mm
Weight 710 ~ 740g
Mount Canon EOS, Canon M, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sony-E, FUJIFILM X, Samsung NX, Four-thirds, Micro Four-thrids
Lens Coating Multi-coating

[via mirrorlessrumors]

September 1, 2013
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $3000

eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2999.99 (click here). Free shipping.


August 31, 2013
Posted in News

Canon EOS 70D Reviews Round-Up

Now that the Canon EOS 70D started shipping more and more reviews based on production models show up.

Techradar praises the excellent image quality, the broad control over image settings, the touch screen, and more. In the long verdict hey write:

Although you need to take care in high-contrast conditions, in many situations the 63-zone Evaluative metering system does a great job, delivering a perfectly exposed subject. The camera’s images also have natural colours with pleasant saturation and contrast, but as ever, if it’s not to your taste you can tweak the camera’s settings to deliver what you want.

New sample photos shot with an EOS 70D have been published at ephotozine.

A hands-on at photography bay, they write:

[...] the advances in the standard phase detection AF when using the optical viewfinder are most welcomed. The 70D’s viewfinder with all those additional AF points feels like a 5D Mark III Jr.[...] for right now it all looks very promising.


Canon EOS 70D
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More sample pics at Imaging Resource, they call the EOS 70D a “groundbreaking DSLR”.

planet5d looks at the 70D from the videographers point of view (see also video on top).

Finally, two videos by learning cameras (thanks Sally). Have a good day and thanks for your understanding if I am not posting as usual. I am travelling the US and there is simply too much to see and do :) Currently I am in Montana. Have a great day.

August 31, 2013
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Canon Deals: EOS M ($350), EOS 6D ($1777), Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ($799)

Canon Deals

A bunch of good deals on eBay.

Seller bigvalueinc (98.3% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS M with the EF-M 22mm f/2 lens for $349.99 (click here). All color options available, free shipping.

Seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for $1777 (click here). USA warranty, free shipping.

Finally, (99.1% positive ratings) has the amazing SIgma 35mm f/1.4 on sale for $799 (click here). Free shipping, USA warranty.

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August 30, 2013
Posted in Reviews

Canon EOS 70D DxOmarked

The Canon EOS 70D got DxOmarked (click here for the results), and achieved the best score for a Canon APS-C sensor: 68. That’s 2 points more than the EOS 60D and the EOS 7D, still less than other DSLR. Keep in mind that these are pure engineerical measures, they do not say much about real life performance.


August 29, 2013
Posted in Rumors

Rumor: New Canon L Lenses in September

The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, one of Canon’s most regarded lenses

Take it with a grain of salt, I didn’t hear about this. A new rumour that surfaced on the web suggests Canon may announce some new “L”-grade lenses in late september. No mention about the focal range or other information about the lenses. That’s all :)

[via CR]