A Bit of Everything (Canon News and other stuff)

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These Insanely Clean ISO 4 Million Canon ME20F-SH Low-Light Videos Will Make A7s Shooters Jealous – Planet5D

Made in Japan: Discover how lenses are created – TechRadar

The (sort of) Great 400mm Lens Shootout! – LensRentals

The Canon Lens Experience – B&H Explora

Photographer Anxiety: Why It’s Useful and How to Deal With It – FStoppers

Photographers and the iPad – B&H Explora

[GERMAN] Test: Canon EF-M 28mm 1:3.5 Makro IS STM – c’t Fotografie

User’s Guide for Underwater Video with the Canon 5D Mark III and Magic Lantern – Dive Photo Guide

Study Shows Instagram Photos Could Help Diagnose Depression – DigitalRev

Zoom lenses nearly sweep the podium: 70% of pros using Canon gear, here’s what they shoot with most – Imaging Resource


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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Review (wonderful image quality)

Canon EF-M 28mm F/3.5 Macro IS STM Review (wonderful Image Quality)

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published his exhaustive review of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM, Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M lens ecosystem. And according to the reviewer, this tiny lens has a “wonderful image quality”.

From the conclusion:

[…] the nearly perfect “normal” angle of view provided by this lens makes it a very versatile lens than what a lens with a longer focal length would have. I found it a very versatile travel option that really delivered a lot of stunningly good images in a tiny package. I would have liked a wider aperture, but realize that having one would have compromised the compact nature of the lens…which is a delight. That being said, my one optical complaint is that I feel trying to create a shallow depth of field for non-macro shots is limited with the 28mm Macro. The inclusion of the “Macro Lites” and Super Macro mode are better than gimmicks and I think will prove genuinely useful when used in the right way. I do wish the engineers had put in a stronger detent at the normal shooting spot so that I don’t always end up in Super Macro mode! The IS system works well, the lens focuses reasonably quickly, and has no real optical flaws. All in all, this is an excellent package at a reasonable price […]

You can watch Dustin’s 15 minutes video-review below, or go for the written review.

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

A Bit of Everything (mixed reality, EF-M 28mm Macro, EOS-1D C , EOS-1D X Mk2, and more Canon news)


Canon Empowers Dealers with the Canon Business Services Platform – Canon USA

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Canon U.S.A.’s Teleretinal Solution on Display at American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting – Canon USA

Using the Canon EOS-1D C in the Alaskan Wilderness to Capture a Short Film in 4K – Fstoppers

[German] Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM – D-Pixx

[German] Quartalszahlen veröffentlicht: Canon kämpft mit schwindenden Kameraverkäufen – Photoscala

How Brazil is trying (and failing) to keep drones away from the Olympics – The Verge

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Below: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review – The red list project [German] – Canon Schweiz

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on reviews and sample pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm F/3.5 Macro IS STM Hands-on Reviews And Sample Pictures

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
  • Super Macro Setting for 3.7″ Min. Focus
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Retractable Design for Compact Profile

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM appears to fly a bit under the radar. But what looks like a rather “meh” lens (given a slow f/3.5) may turn out to be much cooler than most people thinks. It’s also the first maco lens for the EOS M system.

The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM has a retractable design, built-in led lights, it’s image stabilized, and it has a 1:2 super-macro mode. So, it’s not just another 28mm lens with a slow aperture. Last but not least: it comes at an affordable price (under $300).

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM hands-on review at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Real world sample pictures at DPReview

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM sample picture by Dustin Abbott

Below: Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM | First Look and Features

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM and SPEEDLITE 600EX II-RT overview videos

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Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM at a glance:

  • World’s lightest macro lens and features Image Stabilization for EOS M series digital cameras.
  • World’s first lens with a built-in Macro Lite which, when enabled, automatically supplies light to your photos as needed, helping to provide a better sense of depth and dimension.
  • World’s first autofocus lens capable of focusing at infinity in normal shooting and macro shooting with up to 1.2x magnification.
  • Hybrid IS helps reduce camera shake for enjoyable handheld photography.
  • Stepping motor (lead screw-type STM) helps provide smooth and quiet operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting videos.
  • One UD lens and two aspherical lensesà help deliver outstanding results at all zoom settings by reducing chromatic aberration.
  • Equivalent to a 45mm standard lens (35mm equivalent) for flexible image capture of various subjects and scenes, macro distances and beyond.
  • Acute lens top shape helps provide accurate image capture even at short working distances.

Just a bunch of videos to showcase and introduce the new Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens for EOS M system, world’s lightest macro lens with a buit-in LED ring, and Canon’s new flagship flash, the Speedlite 600EX II-RT. Both are available for pre-order and will ship in a few weeks.

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM appears to a pretty cool lens. Not only it is very affordable ($299.99) but it also has the totally cool feature of built-in leds. And it is lightweighted (it’s all plastic, even the mount). This lens will soon be part of my EOS M kit!

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash And Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM Lens officially announced

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Canon announced their new Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash and the first macro lens for the EOS M system, the Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM with built-in LEDs. The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2016 for an estimated retail price of $579.99. Canon’s EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June for an estimated retail price of $299.99.

Pre-order:

Canon press release:

Accessorize This Spring With The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT Flash And Canon EF-M 28MM f/3.5 MACRO IS STM Lens With Built-In Macro Lites And Image Stabilizer

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2016 – Spring is all about having the right look and Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is giving photographers of all levels two new options that can improve their creativity and versatility; the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash and the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens.

Photographers looking to take rapid-fire flash images will appreciate the improved recycling time in the new Canon Speedlite-600EX II-RT flash. Those looking to explore the world of macro photography will appreciate the stylish compact look of the new Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, the first EF-M Macro Lens for the Canon EOS M Camera System, which features Image Stabilization and a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lites to enhance image quality during close-up photography.

The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash Offers Improved Recycling Time and More

The Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash is compatible with most EOS cameras. It replaces Canon’s top-of-the-line Speedlite 600EX-RT, and improves recycling time by approximately 1.1 to 1.5 times* during continuous flash shooting when using AA batteries and up to 2 times* when adding the new optional Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N.Additional Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash features include:

  • Zoom flash head covers wide focal length range of 20–200mm; maximum guide number is 197 ft./60m at ISO 100, making Speedlite 600EX II-RT flash the most powerful flash unit in the EOS system.
  • Wireless flash shooting support is available for both radio and optical transmission with compatible Canon Speedlites, offering users greater functional range when using flash.
  • Multiple flash system support allows control of up to five groups of compatible Canon Speedlites.
  • Dust- and water-resistant body for reliable operation in harsh environments.
  • Flash-readiness indicator on the display panel, simplified button and dial operation and variable manual flash output.
  • New, specially designed accessories supplied include a built-in bounce adapter, plus SCF-E3 hard-type color filter sets, and a soft case. The new Compact Battery Pack CP-E4N is available as an optional accessory for faster recycling time and more flashes per charge.
  • Illuminated dot matrix LCD panel for enhanced display information, including flash mode and usable distance ranges plus C.Fn (Custom Function) and P.Fn (Personal Function) settings.

First Macro Lens in the Canon EF-M lens series

Photographers looking for a compact, lightweight macro lens should look no further than the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens, the first Canon Macro Lens specifically designed for the EOS M Camera System.

The new lens features a pair of built-in miniature Macro Lite electronic flash units that illuminate close-up subjects as needed, helping to freeze movement, enhance color accuracy and provide a better sense of depth and dimension. Two curved flash units surround the front element of the lens, with the ability to illuminate both simultaneously, or one at a time. Users are also able to adjust the brightness of the Macro Lites between “bright” and “dim” settings.

The standard focusing range of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens extends from infinity to life-size (1 time). Additionally, a Super Macro Mode allows shooting at even higher magnifications up to 1.2 times. This feature allows you to capture smaller details that really make your subjects stand out against the background.

Additional features of the Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens include:

  • Hybrid IS, the same feature as found on Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens, helps reduce camera shake for enjoyable handheld photography.
  • Stepping motor (lead screw-type STM) helps provide smooth and quiet focusing operation when taking photos, and near-silence when shooting videos.
  • One UD lens and two aspherical lenses** help deliver outstanding image quality at all distance settings by reducing chromatic and spherical aberrations.
  • Angle of view similar to a 45mm standard lens (35mm equivalent) provides flexible image capture of various subjects and scenes at macro distances and beyond.
  • Tapered lens top shape makes it easy to capture high-quality images at close range without casting shadows.

The Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT electronic flash unit is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June 2016 for an estimated retail price of $579.991. Canon’s EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in June for an estimated retail price of $299.991.

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