June 11, 2013
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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS and EF 35mm f/2 IS Reviews (The Phoblographer)

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Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
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The Phoblographer reviewed both the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS lens (review) and the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS lens (review). Both reviews come with plenty of sample images.

About the EF 28mm f/2.8 IS:

Canon 28mm f2.8 IS is a stunning lens. It has an excellent build quality, can deliver wonderful images, focuses fast, and is nice and small

About the EF 35mm f/2 IS:

[...] delivers some wonderful image quality, has a solid construction to it, focuses quickly, and is extremely portable.

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS
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35mm Comparison

June 11, 2013
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Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) In-Depth Review (dpreview)

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Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D
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Photographic authority dpreview published their in-depth review of the Canon Rebel T5i (EOS 700D). They are not very happy with the hybrid AF performance in live view and video modes. These is what they liked:

  • Comprehensive touchscreen interface that is intuitive and efficient
  • High image quality with good balance between detail and noise reduction in JPEG output
  • Good subject tracking AF in viewfinder shooting mode (compared to mirrorless competition)
  • 5 fps with ample buffering in JPEG-only mode
  • Very responsive operation, with menu access available even when buffer is full
  • Good-looking video output with manual exposure and audio controls
  • Built-in lens correction for vignetting and CA
  • Effective HDR, lowlight and noise reduction multi-exposure modes
  • Wireless strobe triggering via built-in flash
  • Eye sensor to toggle LCD on and off
  • Built-in stereo mics
  • External microphone socket
  • Updated LCD screen minimizes fingerprint smudges from touchscreen use
  • High quality raw converter in software bundle

The Rebel T5i (EOS 700D) got an overall score of 76% and a silver award. The sample pictures gallery is here.

DxOMark tested 130 lenses to see how well they perform on the Rebel T5i.

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June 11, 2013
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Adobe Lightroom 5 Download Version Available For Purchase

Lightroom 5

Adobe Lightroom 5 is available as download at B&H | Adobe

June 10, 2013
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Looking for a Lens for Your Rebel T5i (EOS 700D)? – DxOmark Tested 130 Lenses

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Rebel T5i / EOS 700D
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If you are lookin for the lens that best fits your new Rebel T5i (EOS 700D), or any other Canon APS-C DSLR, and your photographic needs, then you should head over at DxOMark and have a look at their latest lens review. I mean: 130 lenses tested to see how well they perform on the Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D.

Five first ranked primes:

  1. Sigma 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
  2. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  3. Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM
  4. Canon EF 85mm F1.2L USM
  5. Carl Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4 ZE

Five first ranked zooms:

  1. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  2. Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
  3. Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
  4. Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC APO OS HSM 
  5. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 

June 10, 2013
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Adobe Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 Available For Download

Adobe released Camera Raw 8.1 and DNG Converter 8.1 to the general public (download link here).

Bug fixes and support for the following Canon lenses or lenses for Canon cameras has been added:

 

June 10, 2013
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US Deal: Canon PowerShot SX40 w/ Accessories – $270

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buydig on eBay (134147 ratings, 99.5%positive) has the Canon PowerShot SX40 with the above accessories on sale for $269.99 (click here). Brand new item, free shipping, USA warranty.
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