Canon EOS M3 & EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Sample Pictures

Image courtesy Digital Life Innovator

Digital Life Innovator posted a set of samples shot with the new Canon EOS M3 and the Canon EF 100mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM lens.

Various Amazon EU sites have the Canon EOS M3 with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens available for pre-order: Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK. You can also pre-order the M3 also at DigitalRev (ships internationally)DigitalRev’s price at checkout is inclusive of all taxes and customs for customers from Asia and the EU (and possibly a better price than Amazon), for customers from the US taxes depend by the state.

Detailed M3 specification can be read here. A round-up of hands-on and previews:


Another Adobe Lightroom 6 Leak ($149.99, specs confirmed)


Best Buy has Adobe LIghtroom 6 listed, with all specs, price ($149.99) etc. Lightroom 6 is expected to be available for the end of March (3/20 is the candiate date). Below are the LIghtroom 6 specs and product description as they show up on Best Buy. The leak was spotted by Photography Bay

We all have a cell phone in our pocket, and either a point-and-shoot or a DSLR digital camera. You take pictures of everything — your newborn child, family gatherings, your meal at a fancy restaurant, sporting events and selfies. You love taking pictures, but wish there was an easy way to make them look outstanding all the time. With the powerful, yet intuitive software tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6, you can take your images from ordinary to extraordinary.Take your digital photos to the next level with the intuitive software tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6. Whether your images were captured on your cell phone or a professional DSLR, you can enjoy pixel-level touch-ups to make every image in your library the best. Take advantage of one-touch adjustments, easy-to-use tools and more with this software. Keep your library organized, and share your creations with your family and friends by uploading them to social media and the Web, creating slideshows and prints and more. Are you ready to perfect your digital photographs?

Product Features

Organize, enhance, perfect and share your digital photographs easily with the tools of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Delivers one-click adjustments, simple tools and more with an intuitive workspace

Fearlessly experiment with your images with nondestructive editing tools, so your originals remain untouched

Enjoy a seamless workflow to get the best out of every pixel in your photos, whether you used a DSLR or a camera phone to capture them

Share your creations with friends and family by uploading to social media and the Web, creating slideshows and prints and more


PC Requirements

PC Video DirectX 10-compatible video card
PC System Memory 2 gigabytes
PC Additional Requirements Windows 7 (SP1), 8 or 8.1; Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor; 2GB RAM; DirectX 10-compatible video card; DVD-ROM drive
PC Processor Type Intel|AMD

Mac Requirements

Specs: Details:
Mac Processor Type Intel
Mac Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion|Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac System Memory 2 gigabytes


Specs: Details:
Publisher Adobe
Release Date 10/01/2014
Platform Windows|Mac
Color Multi
Color Category Multi


Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 Video Comparison

Do you remember the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8? Tony Northrup made a quick comparison with the original, Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 (aka Nifty-FIfty). The Yongnuo is available on Amazon and eBay, and since recently also B&H Photo has Yongnuo products in catalog, they also have the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 listed. Unfortunately in the meantime, with all the press, the Yongnuo has the same price as the Canon 50mm f/1.8.

Btw, Yongnuo cloned also the Canon 35mm f/1.4 and the Canon 2x III tele-converter.



(CW3) Canon EOS 5D Mark IV coming late 2015 with 28MP, 9 fps, and 4k


Northlight Images reports a new 5D4 rumor. According to NL the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV will come in late 2015, and only after the new EOS 5DS and 5DS R have started shipping in reasonable numbers.

There are some specs that go with the rumor. The EOS 5D Mark IV is said to feature 28MP, 9fps, and 4k video (4k was rumored first here on CW). Moreover, both the 5D4 and the EOS-1D X Mark II should see an advance in Canon’s flash control features. NL suggests Canon may not put the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R on sale as long as the EOS 5D Mark III is selling good.

We will see if this rumor got it right. For the time being it’s classified CW3. We also got a 5D Mark IV spec list some time ago, which looks more plausible to me. The spec list we got a month ago:

  • 24MP sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF III
  • New and more advanced AF system (compared to EOS 5D3)
  • 4k video
  • Anti-flickr technology (seen first on the 7D Mark II)
  • Improved video features
  • Crop mode (featured on the upcoming EOS 5Ds)
  • ISO 100-51200 (H1: 102400, H2: 204800

About our rumor rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor
  • CW3 – a 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
[via NL]