Canon EOS 80D video review and overview

Canon EOS 80D Video Review And Overview

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Chris Winter posted a neat 6 minutes video on YouTube where he reviews the Canon EOS 80D’s features and in general gives a good overview about the EOS 80D and what is new compared to the Canon EOS 70D.

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $599 (reg. $849)

Canon EF 24-70mm F/4L IS Deal – $599 (reg. $849)

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • L-Series standard zoom lens delivers superb image quality in a compact, lightweight design.
  • 2 aspheric and 2 UD lens elements for high image quality throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Full macro shooting mode with up to 0.7x magnification, easily accessible with a one-touch switch at the extreme telephoto end.
  • Image stabilization effective up to 4 shutter speed stops and Hybrid IS compensates for both angular and shift types of camera shake for macro shooting.
  • Resistant to dust and water, enabling shooting even in harsh and rigorous conditions.
  • Circular diaphragm (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.
  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast autofocusing.
  • Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces reduces smears and fingerprints.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.25 ft. / 0.38m across the entire zoom range (excluding macro).

Top Rated Plus seller DealsAllYear (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens on sale at $599. Compare at $849. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

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Only today: Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO free download

Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO

For today only, you can download Zoner Photo Studio 17 Pro for free. The software is for Windows only.

Product description:

The only photo software you will ever need. It is a user-­friendly Windows software, that brings every feature you need in a single package. From importing photos onto your PC to organizing a photo archive, editing, sharing, and RAW files support. Almost every Zoner`s feature can be applied to batches of photos. For example, you can apply frame to 1000 vacation photos at once, resize them the size you need for a photo album, saving you time.


  • Importing: Right as you’re downloading your pictures to your PC, you can tag them, rotate them to match camera rotation (EXIF), back them up, and more.;
  • Managing: Give photographs a rating from 1­5, colored labels, descriptions, and more. Drag­and­drop them onto an integrated Google Map to GPS­tag them, so you’ll know exactly where your photos were taken even years from now. Then find any photo you need in seconds, even among thousands of others;
  • Editing: Dozens of photo editing and retouching features: cropping, resizing, straightening, local edits, exposure and color fixes and more. A Quick Edits panel helps you fix a picture in moments using just a few sliders. The Editor also offers dozens of creative Quick Filters and other creative tools like HDR, Tone Mapping, 3D, panoramas, cartoon, lens flare;
  • Sharing: Share straight from Zoner to Facebook, Flickr, and more, including Zoner’s own Zonerama: the first truly unlimited gallery;
  • RAW: An improved, faster RAW module with start-­to-­finish processing of your DSLR’s RAW files, with lots of practical perks such as RAW+JPEG stacking.

Reminder: How to contribute to the development of the COSYSPEED Camslinger Outdoor bag?

Reminder: How To Contribute To The Development Of The COSYSPEED Camslinger Outdoor Bag?

If you follow my blog you likely know that I am a big fan of COSYSPEED CAMSLINGER bags. I own a CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition and it always is my choice for run and gun photography with the EOS M3. It’s a smart concept, it looks cool, and it works well for me.

I am happy that my friend Thomas from COSYSPEED wrote me asking to involve you in a new cool project they have: a CAMSLINGER Outdoor bag. A first prototype is already under development, and is being tested by Swiss climber and photographer Stephan Wiesner.

[At COSYSPEED we] are developing a CAMSLINGER bag for outdoor active photographers, like climbers, hikers or bikers. The CAMSLINGERs are especially designed for mirrorless cameras. The first step of a „CAMSLINGER Outdoor“ prototype is currently under a field test by Swiss photographer and climber Stephan Wiesner. It would be really cool, if your readers could support us with their comments, ideas and suggestions. So we could develop the next step of prototypes using your readers comments and share the results. It would be  great if you could share the video Stephan Wiesner made during a mountain tour in the Alps [editors note: the video below, the same video in German can be found at the bottom of the post]. 

Note: the German video is at the end of the post.

You can sound off your suggestion in the comment section, or visit COSYSPEED’s Facebook page. Below is a small gallery with images of the CAMSLINGER Outdoor prototype.

Irix 15mm f/2.4 ultra-wide angle rectilinear lens lens announced

Irix 15mm F/2.4 Ultra-wide Angle Rectilinear Lens Lens Announced

The lens based on “Swiss precision and Korean innovation” is now official. It’s the Irix 15mm f/2.4. The lens looks pretty interesting according to the press release (after the video). An ultra-wide angle, rectilinear and manual focusing lens for full-frame DSLRs.

TH Swiss, the lens manufacturer, claims that in virtue of

sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum, so the lens is ready to meet the requirements of the 50+ megapixel sensors of the newest cameras.

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 will be available in Spring 2016 (Canon, Nikon, Pentax mounts), no price tag has been announced so far. The short video below gives a good overview of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 features.

Press release:

Meet the Irix 15mm f/2.4. The photographers dream. Built by engineers and perfected by designers.

The new ultra wide-angle, rectilinear manual lens designed for DSLR cameras guarantees exceptional optical performance.

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens is designed to deliver the best optical performance and match full frame DSLR cameras demands. Providing a focal length of 15mm, this new lens model is ideal for outdoor and indoor photography whether it is photojournalism, landscapes or architecture.

From 19 to 22 March, during The Photography Show in Birmingham, TH Swiss will be premiering new family of lenses. Visit Irix at Stand No F121.

Innovative technology

Combining capabilities specific to analogue photography with ingenious technology and solutions, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is the perfect tool for both professionals and hobbyists. The new special features such as focus lock, infinity click and hyperfocal scale set a new level of manual lens functionality. Focus lock enables to lock the focus ring at any time enssuring the chosen settings. Hyperfocal distance scale gives information about the accessible range for depth of field for a given aperture simply and intuitively. When the focusing ring is set in the “infinity” position, there is a noticeable “click” (infinity click), making it easier to find the value without looking.

Extraordinary optical performance

The Irix 15mm f/2.4 meets the most demanding requirements of modern cameras. Thanks to sophisticated optical construction and special neutrino coating, colour aberration, ghosting and flare effects have been reduced to the absolute minimum, so the lens is ready to meet the requirements of the 50+ megapixel sensors of the newest cameras.

The complex optical system consist of 15 elements in 11 groups. Three of the lens elements have a high refractive index and two others have been made from extra-low dispersion glass. The construction also contains two glass aspherical lenses that are responsible for extremely high image quality and improving image brightness at edges, while minimizing distortions and aberrations at the same time.

With a minimum focusing distance of 0.28 metre and 9 rounded shaped aperture blades, the lens stands for supremely smooth out-of-focus areas. Working with a narrow depth of field it allows the user to fully enjoy the bokeh effect.

Resistant to extreme conditions

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lenses are made with extreme precision, allowing them to be used in even the harshest weather conditions. Each lens is equipped with a weather sealed construction that protects the interior against dust and moisture. Thanks to inner seals they are also protected from accidental water splashes.

Irix 15mm f/2.4

Irix 15mm f/2.4

Prepare for more and create

Despite its short focal length and large aperture, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 is equipped with not only a front filter mount, but also has a rear gelatin filter slot. The design of the lens allows the use of 95 mm screw-in filters at the front in the petal-shape lens hood and gelatin filters at the back of the lens. This ensures unlimited possibilities for image creation.

Personalize your view

For the comfort of our customers Irix has created two versions of the Irix 15mm f/2.4 to meet their personality and individual taste.

Irix Blackstone: classic design meets maximum functionality, achieving the perfect match of innovative technology. The durable aluminium and magnesium body ensures foolproof protection of your lens, even in extreme conditions. Engraved fluorescent markings that reflect the light enable easy operation in all lighting conditions.

Irix Firefly: high quality mechanism in a handy design. Ergonomic focusing ring offers the freedom to capture the most ideal moment, whether it is big city architecture or wildlife scenery. The most lightweight lens in its class. Challenge accepted.

Irix Swiss Design

Irix Swiss Design stands for minimalism in style while maintaining maximum functionality. It is a perfect mixture of European design combined with Korean precision. The same look and feel of all products in the Irix family. The same consistency, product packaging and complementary elements, all perfectly shaped and fitting one another.

Ultimate precision

Each Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens leaving the factory has been properly calibrated. However, the focus calibration function provides the unique opportunity to adjust the focusing scale for a particular model of camera.

Technical data

Image size

35mm ”Full Frame”

Focal length


Field of View

1100 (diagonal)

Focusing range

0.28 m (0.92 ft) – ∞

Focusing type

manual with lock function

Aperture range

f/2.4 – f/22

Aperture control

via camera

Aperture shape

9 rounded blades

Lens construction

15 elements in 11 groups 3x HR, 2x ED, 2x ASP

Front filter thread

95 x 1.0 mm

Rear gelatin filter slot

30 x 30 mm

Available bayonet mounts

Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K

Dimensions (D x H)

114 x 100 mm (4.49” x 3.94”)




608 g (1.34 lbs)


581 g (1.28 lbs)



685 g (1.51 lbs)


653 g (1.44 lbs)

Pricing and availability: Spring 2016

About Irix

Irix. Designed with both the effort and experience, of not only engineers, but also photographers. Swiss precision and Korean innovation create patented solutions with the finest optical performance and usability.
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Canon EOS 80D RAW lab sample pictures published

Canon EOS 80D RAW Lab Sample Pictures Published

Imaging Resource posted a set of Canon EOS 80D pictures shots in controlled studio settings. The whole ISO range is available, and you can compare the shot with the Canon EOS 70D and Nikon D7200.

A short overview is here. The set of Canon EOS 80D lab sample images are here. You may also want to use their Comparometer to see how the EOS 80D shots compare to other cameras.

The EOS 80D is expected to start ship on March 25. Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.

World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.

Australia: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay Australia | Alibaba
Austria: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | eBay Austria | Canon DE
Belgium: Amazon | Amazon France | DigitalRev | eBay Belgium
Canada: Amazon Canada | Newegg Canada | Canon Store | DigitalRev | Adorama | B&H Photo | eBay Canada | Henry
China: Alibaba | Amazon China | Digitalrev | eBay
Denmark: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
Finland: Amazon | DigitalRev | eBay
France: Amazon FR | DigitalRev | eBay FR
Germany: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | eBay DE | Wex Photographie | Calumet DE | Canon Deutschland
Hong Kong: Alibaba | Amazon China | Adorama | Digitalrev | B&H Photo | eBay | Amazon US
India: Alibaba | Amazon | eBay | DigitalRev | Canon USA | Adorama | B&H Photo
Ireland: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | DigitalRev | eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT | DigitalRev | eBay IT
Japan: Amazon Japan | Rakuten | DigitalRev | eBay | Amazon US | Alibaba
Netherlands: Amazon | DigitalRev |
Norway: DigitalRev | eBay
Poland: DigitalRev | | eBay
Singapore: Alibaba | Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | Digitalrev | eBay
Spain: Amazon ES | DigitalRev | |
Suisse: Amazon DE | DigitalRev | Wex Photographie | | Canon DE
Sweden: DigitalRev | eBay
Thailand: Alibaba | Amazon | DigitalRev | B&H Photo | Adorama | eBay
United Kingdom: Park Cameras | Amazon UK | Warehouseexpress | DigitalRev | | Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA