35 Days with the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS Lens

EF 35mm f/2 IS – Bokeh (all images © Caleb Keiter, used with permission)

Professional photographer Caleb Keiter made one of these real-world reviews I like so much. He got a Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM lens and tested it for…35 days. Each day a different picture.

The various pictures focus on specific features of the lens, such as sharpness, color rendition, chromatic aberration, bokeh, auto-focus performance, flaring and ghosting, and so on. The things he liked most:

  • The highly versatile 35mm focal length
  • Lightweight construction
  • Excellent image quality
  • Image stabilization
  • Fun to shoot with
  • Fast and accurate autofocus
  • Sharpness
  • Accurate color
  • Max aperture of f/2
  • Close minimum focusing distance
  • Good bokeh
  • Price

In the conclusion he writes:

In my opinion, this lens is going to be tough to beat. On full-frame cameras, the 35mm focal length is perfect. For crop sensor cameras, this lens offers a perspective closer to 50mm. Either way, you’re getting a well-built, lightweight lens with exceptional image quality and impressive image stabilization.

To see all pics and read Caleb Keiter’s thoughts and impressions head over to his post.

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS

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EF 35mm f/2 IS – Depth of field

EF 35mm f/2 IS – Landscape photography

[via Caleb Keiter]

New Canon EOS M Camera Coming?


Long time we didn’t have an EOS M replacement rumor. A new one surfaced just in time to heat up the holiday season discussion.

Canon Rumors writes:

We’ve been told that Canon has given word to various divisions around the globe that they will address the EOS M in December of this year. Apparently demo units have been recalled by Canon at customer centres in a couple of countries that aren’t in Asia, which suggests a truly global replacement of the EOS M.

The rumor is rated as coming from a new and unknown source, so take your big pinch of salt. Moreover, December sounds a bit strange as announcement date for a new, globally sold EOS M camera (the EOS M2 is on sale only in Japan and few other Asian countries). All in all, a rumor with many unknown parameters.

To this end, I would like to cite from a recent interview with Canon executives:

Was the Canon EOS M an experiment?

Well it was certainly an experiment! Japan and Asia as a whole accept mirrorless cameras more than any other markets. In the US, in terms of total number of cameras sold, mirrorless cameras account for less than 20%.

Will the EOS M2 come to the US and EU market? Mr. Tokura says:

It’s a possibility but we haven’t made a final decision yet. We’re looking at the market [more about this issue here]

When asked if it is easier to make lenses for mirror less systems, Mr. Naoya Kaneda answers:

In designing lenses for mirrorless cameras we have a degree of freedom, in that they don’t need to have a long flange back distance. Especially when making high-quality wide zoom lenses, it’s easier to design them for a mirrorless platform. A good example of this is the 11-22mm zoom for the EOS M. Its optical performance is very high.

It seems pretty clear that Canon has no intention to give up the EOS M system. The point is if they will ever make a pro-grade EOS M camera. So far no reliable rumor points in this direction.

The excellent EOS M is a bargain these days. Don’t believe all the bad press it got and have a look at the serious reviews. For the EOS M2 you may have a look at eBay.

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Canon 50-1000mm Cine-Servo Lens on Display

Canon’s new 50-1000mm Cine-Servo lens was on display for the first time at Inter Bee 2014 in Tokyo. The lens is yours if you have a whooping $70,000 you don’t need.

  • Covers up to Super 35mm Sized Sensors
  • 50 to 1000/75 to 1500mm Zoom
  • ENG-Style Zoom, Focus, Iris Servos
  • For Broadcast or Cinema Shooting Styles
  • 180° Focus Ring with Knurled Grip
  • Double Focus Markings in Feet and Meters
  • Detachable Drive Unit
  • Zoom Speed: 1.5 to 180 Seconds
  • Programmable Zoom, Focus, Iris Positions
  • 11-Blade Aperture Design
[via News Shooter]

Canon 50-1000mm

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