Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Real World Review (Jeff Cable)

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Photographer Jeff Cable posted a real world review of Canon’s new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. Compared to the previous 100-400mm lens, he says…:

  • It is sharper (all the way from 100mm to 400mm)
  • It focuses faster
  • It holds focus better when zooming in or out
  • The image stabilization is newer and better
  • The minimum focus distance is half of what the older model could achieve
  • Better weather sealing
  • The new lens hood has a retractable door for rotating a filter

For more impression and many sample pics head over to Jeff Cable’s blog.

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R available for Pre-order NOW

Image: Canon
Image: Canon

UPDATE: Adorama bundles the pre-orders with a Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera Mount Condenser Microphone: EOS 5DS | EOS 5DS R.

Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order starting tonight at midnight. Demand wil be high, be sure to make your ore-order asap in order to get it on June when it ships.

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.

Canon Grand Presentation 2015 in Osaka

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Image courtesy DC Watch Impress

Canon held an event in Osaka, Canon Grand Presentation 2015. Th event ends tomorrow. The following Canon products are on display:

[via DC Watch Impress (translated), there are many photos shot at the event]

(CW4/CW3) Canon EOS C300 Mark II and GH4 Competitor coming for NAB 2015, C500 Mark II will not

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This isn’t new murmuring, it’s another confirmation that these gear will come for NAB.

Canon Rumors reports they got another mention of the imminent announcement of the EOS C500 Mark II. The C300 Mark II will feature 4k video. I am almost sure CR is right here. Rated CW4.

Moreover, the recently surfaced GH4 competitor rumor appears to have got also another mention, since CR is “pretty certain” this camera will come for NAB. They also speculate it will be a camera with an 1 inch sensor, and that it will be shaped like the C100 Mark II, just a bit smaller. I rate this rumor CW3.

Finally, they are no longer sure the C500 Mark II will come for NAB (which I totally agree: there will not be a C500 Mark II announcement at NAB).

Stay tuned…

[via CR]

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 | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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