Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Sample Pictures (DPReview) – EDIT

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EDIT: I made a big typo mess here, it’s the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM not the Canon 11-24mm. Apologies; this happens when you are in a hurry.

DPReview posted a set of sample pics shot with Sigma’s 24mm f/1.4 lens.

Yesterday Signa announced the price of the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 lens ($849). Pre-orders at BHphoto and Adorama. Once again Sigma made an interesting lens at an affordable price. I am pretty sure this lens will perform on the same level as the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM ArtSigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, and the awesome Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lenses.

Sigma press release after the break

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Canon EOS 5DS, EOS M3, EF 11-24mm f/4L Price and Availability in Italy (and Europe)

Thanks! I got word that Italian Canon resellers have a prospected schedule and price tag for some of Canon’s latest gear:

  • EF 11-24mm f/4L availability end of February 2015, price €3,300
  • EOS M3 kit with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM availability in May 2015, price €770
  • EOS 5DS and 5DS R availability in May 2015, price €3,800 and €4000, respectively

This schedule and the prices are indicative for the rest of Europe, possibly Germany and UK will start shipping earlier. The EOS M3 is already available for pre-order at Amazon UK for £599 and Amazon DE for €749. You can also pre-order the M3 at at DigitalRev (ships internationally)

Canon Patent for new Auto-Focus System for Mirrorless Cameras and DSLR with Translucent Mirror


Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon that appears to refer to a new auto-focus technology to implement in mirrorless cameras and in cameras with a translucent mirror (like the Sony A99).

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-22264
    • Published 2015.2.2
    • Filing date 2013.7.23
  • Canon patent
    • Phase difference detection method to be received by the AF sensor can be reflected incident light from the imaging lens
    • The phase difference detection by the image plane phase difference AF
    • The phase difference detection by external light AF sensor


The Connect Station CS100 and the new Rebels – Canon’s Idea of Connectivity

This short video by CanonUSA shows how Canon’s idea on connectivity and photo sharing. The new Rebel T6i and Rebel T6s are at the center, and the Connect Station CS100 is highlighted.

The Rebel T6s and Rebel T6i are scheduled to be available at the end of April 2015.

For a round-up of T6i and T6s hands-on and product videos click here.


Deal Alert: Canon Rebel T5i with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM – $499 (instead of $749)

 t5i_18_55 Seller bigvalueinc (98.9% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $499.99 (compare to $749 on Amazon). Free shipping in US and limited quantity. More good deals on Canon gear on eBay. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

Canon is Big Nikon is Small, Canon EOS 5DS Marketing Campaign Suggests



This is just for fun. However, it seems Canon is making fancy coffee mugs for the Canon EOS 5DS marketing campaign. Well, the images speak for themselves 🙂 The “small” 36MP are a clear reference to Nikon’s D800 series.

With a 50MP sensor Canon is again the resolution champ in the full-frame domain (interview with the man behind the 5DS). For a round-up of hands-on reviews see after the next pic.


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.

More: Technical 5DS review by Tony Northrup, interview with Chuck Westfall about the 5DS, EOS 5DS low ISO performance 1.5-2 stops better than EOS-1D X, hands-on and promo videos.

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