November 27, 2012
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Yet Another Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Review

The Phoblographer posted their Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM review. Another very positive review of Canon’s cheap and sharp pancake lens. The reviewer was

[...] was extremely surprised with the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens, the image quality delivered was beyond what I expected from a lens at this price point. I do wish the manual focus feel was a bit more responsive, and the AF speed just a touch faster, but I can certainly live with it as-is and have no issues. For $150 (as of Nov’ 2012) I feel like this should be a no-brainer purchase if you want the smallest lens that Canon currently produces.

Pros and cons:

  • Tiny physical size
  • Accurate AF
  • MFD under 12″
  • Very, very good image quality
  • Better AF during live-view (on STM friendly cameras like the T4i)
  • Highly Flare Resistant
  • Inexpensive!
Minuses:
  • Electronic AF  motor means camera has to be powered on to retract lens
  • Slight lag when manually focusing
  • Not quite as fast as Canon’s USM lenses
  • Manual focusing ring is tiny (though this is unavoidable given the size of the lens)

Sample pics are provided. Check it out!

Product specs:

  • Continuous Autofocus for Video With T4i
  • Bright f/2.8 Aperture
  • Lightweight 4.6 oz Lens
  • Unobtrusive–Less Than 1″ Long
  • Aspherical Element–High Image Quality
  • Optimized Coatings Reduce Ghost & Flare
  • Exceptional Color Balance
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm for Beautiful Bokeh
  • Close Focusing to 11.81″
  • 64mm Equivalent If Used on APS-C Camera

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

November 27, 2012
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Canon EOS M Hacked – Magic Lantern On The Way

They did it again, the skilled hackers of the Magic Lantern team were able to dump a first version of their firmware extension on the Canon EOS M. They write:

With a little guesswork, we were lucky to notice that on the inside, the little EOS-M is very similar to the 5D Mark III. So, with a few tricks we were able to dump the firmware and print the familiar “Hello World” message – the proof that Magic Lantern will work on the EOS-M.

In his review, Roger Cicala said the EOS-M is “a firmware update and a price drop away from being a great camera”. We, the developers of ML, will try to address the first issue.

Great news! Can't wait to get the Magic Lantern for my EOS M.

[via CR]

 

November 27, 2012
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Possible Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs And Announcement Date

A rumor with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs surfaced, announcement could be in February 2013

    • 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
    • 10.2 fps
    • Dual DIGIC V
    • Dual Card Slot (No mention of card types)
    • New Ergonomic Design
    • New Battery
    • February 2013 Announcement
[via CR]

 

November 26, 2012
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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Sample Pics And Test Charts

 

Ephotozine is working on their review of the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD. So far sample pics and test charts have been posted. The Tamron is not on sale yet, but you can pre-order it.

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD pre order option: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

 

November 26, 2012
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Remains of the Day

November 25, 2012
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[Ended] US Deal: Rebel T4i/EOS 650D With EF-S 18-55mm For $599

Top rated ebay seller bigvalueinc has the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D kit with the EF-S 18-55mm on sale for $599 (click here).

[via The Digital Picture]

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