Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren Takes a New Angle on the Holy Fire

By Canon Ambassador Ziv Koren on Canon Pro Network:

When I first got the Canon EF 8-15mmzoom lens I thought it was an interesting gimmicky ‘toy’ that could make an amazing image in the right location, but it took me about a year to take it out for the first time for something that I thought would be perfect for this super, ultra-crazy wide angle lens.


Due to the interesting round shape of the church and the tomb in the middle I thought that this ceremony would be just right for the 8-15mm lens, which could give me a very different perspective than anything else I’d ever seen from this location. Even the 15mm lens I used in the past couldn’t give me the full interior of the church. Working with such a wide angle doesn’t always work but when it does, it blows you away!

Read the story at CPN –>

Canon Patent For 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens For EOS M System


Egami (translated) spotted a patent for a 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens with EF-M mount. Curious because there is already an EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens for the EOS M system.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-199421
    • Published 2014.10.23
    • Filing date 2013.3.13
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 4.36
    • Focal length 56.14-134.30-245.00mm
    • Fno. 4.50-5.09-6.45
    • Half angle ω = 13.67-5.81-3.19 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 119.39-157.52-184.41mm
    • BF 22.04-27.75-50.36mm
    • Positive and negative positive and negative negative 5-group zoom
    • Inner focus (group 4)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Studio Samples (Dpreview)


DPreview posted a set of studio sample pictures to their first impression review.

Click here for EOS 7D Mark II coverage on CW.

The shipping date for the EOS 7D Mark II is October 30. In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699).

World-wide pre-order links after the break


Still Live: Canon Rebel T5 w/18-55 IS II, 75-300, PIXMA PRO-100 – $358 (Adorama)

Rebel T5

Great deal by Adorama. For just $358 (after mail-in rebate) you get the following bundle:

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
  • Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens – USA
  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss, 13×19″, 50 Sheets

Click “Add to Bundle”. Then click “Add bundle to cart”. Instructions for the MIR are here.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Is Sharper And Has Less Noise Than EOS 5D Mark III

Image © Arthur Morris (all pics used with permission)

Look at the animated GIF above. Then look again, and maybe look at it one more time. Got it?

The animated GIF was made by professional photographer Arthur Morris. He shot two pics, one with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the other with the EOS 7D Mark II. For both pics he used the EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM lens with a Canon Extender EF 2X III. Both cameras were set at ISO 400 and shot with 1/2500 at f/8. From the resulting images he made the 100% crop above.

Arthur Morris correctly notes two things (image above):

  • The feathers behind and above the bird’s eye are sharper in the 7D II image than in the 5D III image.
  • As far as noise, the 7D II image looks a lot cleaner.

Wow! It’s true. There is less noise in the image shot with the EOS 7D Mark II, and the same pic is also sharper!

Want to get closer? Then have a look at the 200% crop below.

Image © Arthur Morris (all pics used with permission)

Amazing, isn’t it? Look how the fine details come out better in the EOS 7D Mark II image. The EOS 7D Mark II seems to be the killer APS-C DSLRs professional photographers were waiting for. Kudos Canon, and to Arthur Morris for the not so easy task to shot two pictures using cameras with different sensor size and making the animated GIFs. Head over to his post to grab the story.

The EOS 7D Mark II appears to be an awesome DSLR. Read also about the EOS 7D Mark II’s incredible high ISO performance, and about the advanced auto-focus.

What do you think?

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The shipping date for the EOS 7D Mark II to October 30 (previously November 28). In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699).

World-wide pre-order links after the break