Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (Imaging Resource)

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Imaging Resource posted the conclusion of their EOS 7D Mark II review. An excerpt:

In terms of speed performance, the 7D Mark II is a solid performer. Shutter lag, cycle times and burst speeds are all very good based on our lab tests, and the generous buffer depth is also very welcomed. However, autofocus performance was not a clear-cut improvement over the original 7D. With the new iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) feature, which utilizes color information, face detection and other info from the metering sensor, the 7D Mark II provides greater focus accuracy, however that does slow down sheer AF speed (and burst rate slightly, too). Nevertheless, even in single-shot AF mode, which doesn’t use the optional iTR mode, we found the AF lag speed to be slower than the 7D and 70D.

The review comes with samples, IQ tests, and more. IR also published and EOS 7D Mark II shooter’s report (part 1 | part 2).

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay, Henry Canada, Newegg Canada, Alibaba

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Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R available for pre-order on March 23

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Thanks Niklas

B&H Photo updated their EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R product pages. Pre-order are set to be available starting March 23.


More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: [Part 1] Appearance and New Features[Part 2] Enhancements Seen from the Product SpecsEOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

 

Adobe Camera Raw 8.8 Released

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Camera Raw 8.8 is now available as a final release for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC (Win | Mac). DNG Converter 8.8 is provided for all Lightroom customers and Photoshop customers using versions of Photoshop older than CS6. Canon-wise, support for the following cameras and lenses was added (not sure if the 24-85mm is a typo by Adobe):

  • Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i
  • Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s
  • Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD

More at Adobe’s Lightroom Journal –>

Canon EOS M3 to be released March 26 in Japan

The Canon EOS M3 will go on sale on March 26 in Japan, according to Akihabara News. Four kits will be available (Amazon JP):

  • EOS M3 body only – around ¥56,800
  • EF-M18-55IS STM Lens Kit – around ¥71,800
  • Double Lens Kit (with EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M22mm F2 STM lenses) – around ¥85,800
  • Double Zoom Kit (EF-M18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM / EF-M55-200mm F4.5-6.5 IS STM lenses) – around ¥96,800

Unfortunately it appears to be true that the EOS M3 will be available in Europe only as kit with the EF-M 18-55mm IS STM lens (Amazon ItalyAmazon GermanyAmazon UK). You can 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:

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Review, and new Sample Pictures (ephotozine & DPReview)

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ephotozine posted their review of the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L lens. Many things make this lens highly regarded: excellent optical performance and build quality, well controlled distortion, fast autofocus, and obviously Canon’s advanced weather sealing.

In the verdict ephotozine writes:

Those simply looking for a high quality wide angle lens, may be looking at this optic with great interest, and the high levels of sharpness, reasonable distortion and good control of CA may have these people tempted. The price of £2800 puts this lens into a category of it’s own. If you really don’t need the 11mm focal length, your needs may be better served by Canon’s 16-35mm f/4 optic.

Those who do need such a wide lens will not be disappointed by the performance of this lens. Inner-city estate agents will be able to make those hard-to sell bedsits look like a warehouse with this lens, landscape photographers may also appreciate the extreme perspective that can be created with this lens too.

ephotozine‘s review comes with test charts and many sample pics. And there are even more new EF 11-24mm f/4L sample pics, courtesy of DPReview.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L sells for $2,999 and is available for pre-order at Amazon US.  More pre-order link: Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo. Sample pics at ephotozine, product images at Photography Blog and DPReviewDavid Norton on the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Sample pics at Canon UK.

Canon EOS 5DS R Promo Video (Georges Antoni)


Low light performance, billboard-ready ultra-high resolution and super crisp images: impossible? Not with our brand new 50.6 megapixel full frame DSLR cameras: the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR.

Canon Australia on YouTube posted a promo video for the Canon EOS 5DS R. Photographer Georges Antoni does some twilight  shots to test the EOS 5DS R.

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R:

EOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

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