Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art sample pictures (DPReview)

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Sample Pictures (DPReview)

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG HSM Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to 16
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art is a highly anticipated lens, capturing the interest of many, and it just started shipping. DPReview posted a set of 84 sample pictures shot with the Sigma 85mm f/1.4.

Canon Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Jamie Chung and 12 Photographers Across Travel, Food, Fashion and Culture

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Canon press release;

Canon U.S.A. Kicks Off the #TAGYOUREIT Instagram Campaign with Actress Jamie Chung and 12 Photographers Across Travel, Food, Fashion and Culture

Canon Challenges Selected Influencers to Push Their Boundaries of Photographic Expression with the New EOS M5 Digital Camera through a Game of “Tag” Via Social Media

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 15, 2016 – In celebration of the release of the new Canon EOS M5 Digital Camera, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the #TagYoureIt collaborative Instagram campaign. Actress and blogger Jamie Chung and 12 participating photographers, chosen because of their passion for sharing the world around them, will be faced with completing spontaneous photo challenges from now through the end of the year.

Created to celebrate the power of photography in social media, these photo challenges highlight the creativity and speed that can be achieved with the compact and portable EOS M5 Digital Camera. Throughout the campaign, Jamie and each participating photographer will be tagged and challenged by another influencer in the #TagYoureIt program to complete their photo challenge within 24-hours. The game of #TagYoureIt continues when the previous individual tags the next participant on Instagram.

“The EOS M5 Digital Camera is the perfect creative tool for the spontaneous nature of these photo challenges,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We hope that the photographic journey started by these influencers through #TagYoureIt lives on through their fans and followers who we hope are inspired by these photo challenges.”

A sample #TagYoureIt challenge could include creating and capturing a sample outfit inspired by the year you were born or making something inedible look edible and delicious.

“I’m honored to kick off the #TagYoureIt campaign as it really resonates with how I challenge myself every day to see the world differently,” said Jamie Chung. “I love to have fun with my looks and no matter what bag I’m wearing, the Canon EOS M5 is a great camera to pack when shooting for my channel since it’s lightweight and compact but still powerful.”

In addition to Jamie Chung, Canon #TagYoureIt participants are:

  • Natalie Amrossi, @misshattan
  • Morgan Phillips, @morganphillips
  • Lucy Laucht, @lucylaucht
  • Rodrigo Trevino, @rodtrvn
  • Cole Younger, @cole_younger_
  • Matt Crump, @mattcrump
  • Tiffany Mitchell, @tifforelie
  • New Fork City, @new_fork_city
  • Sarah Phillips, @Food
  • Madeline Lu, @lumadeline
  • New Darlings, @Newdarlings
  • Emily Ann Gemma, @emilyanngemma

The EOS M5 camera includes a range of features that allows its user to capture beautiful content without the size of a traditional DSLR camera, but with similar power and performance. Camera features include: built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC technology, Bluetooth®2, High-speed continuous shooting, time-lapse, Full HD 60p video to capture fast-moving subjects, compatibility with the full Canon line of EF and EF-S3 lenses and more.

The campaign will extend through December and can be tracked on Instagram using #TagYoureIt. Participating influencers will be challenging their fans to answer a challenge of their own for a chance to get reposted or get a special shout out. Be sure to follow along with #TagYoureIt for an opportunity to participate.

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III review (photozone)

Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III Review (photozone)

 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Specialized lens testing site photozone posted their analysis of the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III, a highly regarded professional lens that comes at $2,199. The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III was tested on a Canon EOS 5Ds R.

From the conclusion:

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L III is, of course, an improvement over its predecessors. If you stop down a bit you can achieve edge-to-edge sharp images at all focal lengths even on a 50 megapixel camera. That’s quite an achievement! The image corners are a bit soft at f2/8 and the extreme ends of the zoom range though. However, in real life that’s rarely a showstopper. If you are using a camera with a more moderate pixel count, you don’t really need to worry because the lens is plenty sharp enough in this case. Lateral CAs are generally very well controlled. A substantial weakness is the amount of vignetting at the wide end though. When designing a lens you have to balance the different optical aberrations and Canon obviously decided to favour sharpness over vignetting this time. Read the review…

The review comes with MFT and distortion charts, images samples and plenty of information about this lens.

Publishers and Printers Challenged to Reinvent the Book at Canon’s Future Book Forum


Canon press release:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 November, 2016 – Leaders from across Europe’s publishing industries have been challenged to “reinvent” the book at Canon’s Future Book Forum last week (2-4 November). The annual event held in Munich, gave publishers and printers a rare opportunity to discuss the future of the publishing industry together.

Over 250 publishers, production companies and print houses took part in interactive workshops and roundtables over the two days to help realise the challenge and develop a new format built from an original manuscript of 50 letters to the world’s CEOs, provided by international business management publisher, Thinkers50. The new format, entitled ‘Letters to the Future’ will be developed from the two-day event by Canon and moderator, Peter Fisk, and launched at the Thinkers50 European Business Forum in Odense, Denmark in May.

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Watch a Canon Elan 7S SLR getting cut in half with a 60,000 psi waterjet


Videos showing tech gear getting destroyed are all the rage these days, and are everywhere on the web. It’s not the kind of entertainment I prefer, though.

As much as I do not like to see a Canon camera getting destroyed, the video below by Waterjet Channel is never the less impressing. A 60,000 psi waterjet cutter cuts a Canon Elan 7S SLR in two parts, including the lens. Guess the Canon haters will enjoy it more than others 🙂


Canon Elan 7S

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV long term review (Dustin Abbott)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Long Term Review (Dustin Abbott)

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 30.4MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • DCI 4K Video at 30 fps; 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 32000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • Dual Pixel RAW; AF Area Select Button
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • 7 fps Shooting; CF & SD Card Slots
  • Built-In GPS and Wi-Fi with NFC

After having shared various bits of his work-in-progress review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted the final review.

As I said many times before, this kind of reviews are the ones I like most. As much as lab tests might say about a sensor (mostly) and a camera, it’s the point of view of the photographer in the field that gets all my interest.

In his exhaustive review, Dustin Abbott discusses also the criticism the EOS 5D Mark IV got, mainly on the video front where its features have been called “2012-like”. I let this interesting part of the review to your reading pleasure. As usual, Dustin’s reviews come double served, as video review and written review. The video is below, the full review with sample images and a lot of interesting considerations about Canon’s new full-frame DSLR is here.

In the conclusion he writes:

The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is a bit of paradox. It is simultaneously one of the best cameras Canon has ever created along with being one of its most divisive ones. Whereas the 5D Mark III was universally accepted as an excellent choice for both professional and amateurs alike, things have changed. It is my opinion that the 5D Mark IV is a better camera in every measure than the 5D Mark III, but is that enough for the 2016 market that it is released into? It has better autofocus performance (including vastly improved performance with teleconverters), better resolution, better dynamic range, better high ISO performance, and faster shooting and buffer performance. And, despite all of the drama surrounding the video performance, it is actually a better video camera than the 5D Mark III. It has more shooting options, a better sensor to work with, time lapse movie mode, a useful HDR video mode, and most importantly, it has DPAF video servo focus and that great touchscreen. While the 4K support is unquestionably flawed, the reality is that it does serve some purpose, the footage looks great, and the image grab from 4K video is actually useful.