Photographer and gear reviewer Dustin Abbott shares a full, thorough, real world review of one of his personal favorite lenses – the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS. Full of beautiful images and helpful observations, this video review is worth your time.

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D review (DPReview)

Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D Review (DPReview)

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon Rebel T6i/EOS 750D. From the conclusion:

Now that Canon has released two Rebels simultaneously, the biggest question for many is less likely to be ‘Should I get a Rebel?’ and more likely to be ‘Which Rebel should I get?’ From our perspective the answer is pretty clear. The T6i is a nice introduction to Canon glass, but unless you’re really stretched to spend the extra $100, the T6s gives you quite a bit more camera for your money. That hundred dollars gets you a rear thumb wheel, top plate LCD, and continuous AF in live view. In fact, if you desire things like automatic face detection and tracking of people and faces no matter where they move to within your frame, then the T6s’ ability to do exactly this in live view alone justifies the extra cost. And more usable live view is arguably desirable for a camera of this class, as its demographic may desire more automation and could do without the focus accuracy issues that can plague viewfinder AF. Read the full review at DPReview.

The Rebel T6i/EOS 750D gets a rating of 75%. I totally agree that you should get the Rebel T6s/EOS 760D if $100 more are not an issue.

Canon EOS 760D price check:Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay | Canon EOS 750D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Ian Parry Scholarship 2015: entries invited (Canon UK sponsored)

Canon press release:

If you are a photographer under the age of 24 or in full-time photographic education, or have just graduated, you have until Tuesday 14 July 2015 to apply online for this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship. A £3,500 prize plus incredible career opportunities await you…

Photojournalist Ian Parry died, aged 24, while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. Aidan Sullivan, The Sunday Times’ picture editor at the time plus Ian’s friends and family, established the Scholarship to honour his memory and help young emerging photojournalists.

Says last year’s winner, Alejandro Cegarra from Venezuela: “Three years ago when I started my photography career in a Venezuelan newspaper, I never thought that I would be where I am today and I wouldn’t be where I am without the scholarship. It has been a unique opportunity in every way.”

“The Scholarship put my work on the map: assignments, editors, you meet photographers who you admire, and that makes you grow. It is like finally opening your eyes.”

Cegarra added: “Ian Parry’s brother told me ‘No matter what you do or who you are in the future, from now on you will always be part of the Parry family’ and since then I always try to honour those beautiful words and the Ian Parry legacy.”

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