Canon EOS M3 review (much faster AF, excellent image quality)

Canon eos m3

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon EOS M3. In the conclusion:

[…] the EOS M3 is […] a good camera, and if you already have a number of EOS lenses, it’s a logical choice if you want to reduced the size of the overall system. With the addition of a much faster AF system, control and exposure compensation dials, bigger handgrip and a tilting LCD screen, more experienced photographers will find much to like. It really does need an integrated viewfinder, though – the days of buying an expensive EVF that takes up the flash hotshoe are long gone when all of the EOS M3’s principal rivals have one built-in, in a similar body size and at the same price-point. In terms of image quality, the EOS M3 happily fits the bill, with the new 24.2 megapixel sensor delivering very pleasing images throughout the ISO range.

As usual with EOS M3 reviews, the lack of native lenses is criticised. Read the full review at Photography Blog.

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Looking Glass – A video for your daily inspiration

Neat video by Vimeo user Bill Newsinger. Description:

Filmed by shooting directly into shop and office windows. I’ve been looking at the work of Saul Leiter and this has definitely influenced this film and my recent photography. Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 100mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM.
The music is my own composition –

Get your daily inspiration! 🙂


Dustin Abbott, Zeiss Otus 1.4/55mm APO Distagon T* Review

I directly compared the Otus to the flagship 50mm lens from Canon, the EF 50mm f/1.2L. I praised that lens in many ways, and I do think it has more to offer than some have given it credit for. […] But at the same know that in every measurable head to head comparison (other than autofocus!) it was no contest. The Otus simply destroys it. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens is somewhat better competition in terms of sharpness, and (to a lesser extent) contrast, but in overall image quality it falls short of Otus. The Sigma ART is a very nice lens, but, ironically, it isn’t nearly as “artful” as the Otus 55. The Otus has not only the biting sharpness and overall contrast but also adds a truly beautiful out of focus rendering that just seems to produce more “creaminess” than any of the lenses I stacked it up against.

“Extra” Host Mario Lopez Steps Up To The Plate With Canon Pixma Printers And Little League® For The Picture Perfect Season


Canon press release:

Extra Host Mario Lopez Steps Up To The Plate With Canon Pixma Printers And Little League® For The Picture Perfect Season

Actor and Longtime Baseball Fan Invites Fans to Enter Photo Contest For Chance to Win a Trip to Little League World Series in August

MELVILLE, N.Y., JUNE 3, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its partnership with actor Mario Lopez, host of TV’s EXTRA, in support of the Canon Little League Photo Contest powered by PIXMA Printers. As part of the “Picture Perfect Season” initiative that kicked off last month, Lopez is encouraging his fans, and baseball fans everywhere, to take part in the photo contest for the chance to win a trip to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, PA.

“I’ve always been such a fan of the game of baseball, and it really starts for so many families, including mine, with Little League,” said Lopez. “I’m excited to take part in this celebration of family photos and especially the printed images that we all cherish, and showcase the excitement and passion of the game.”

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LOOK3 2015: a time for celebration and reflection

LOOK3 2015

Canon press release:

Held from 10-13 June in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, the 2015 edition of LOOK3 – the renowned photography festival originally conceived by Canon Master Nick Nichols – is promising to be the biggest and best yet…

Larry Fink, Walter Iooss, Vincent J. Musi and Piotr Naskrecki are just some of the many great photographers at this year’s event. Curated by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine and Scott Thode, independent curator, the 2015 festival promises to be visually extraordinary and exhibiting artist and festival host Vincent Musi can’t wait to welcome visitors.

Visitors to LOOK3 will be greeted by the festival’s traditional ‘TREES’ exhibition, this year featuring large scale prints by Piotr Naskrecki which are suspended from the trees in Charlottesville’s historic centre.

“In a time when great photography is being created the world over, LOOK3 has always been about celebrating the people behind the camera,” he remarked to CPN.

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