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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Sigma patent for 400mm f/2.8 OS Sport Lens


Egami (translated) spotted an interesting patent filed by Sigma. It refers to a 400mm f/2.8, image-stabilized lens. This lens will be part of Sigma’s “Sport” line-up.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-64436
    • Published 2015.4.9
    • Filing date 2013.9.4
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 390.00mm
    • Fno. 2.91
    • Total angle of view 2ω 6.29 °
    • Image height Y 21.63mm
    • Overall length of the lens 353.00mm
    • Positive, positive positive and negative negative 5-group configuration
    • Inner Focus (fourth group)
    • Anti-vibration (part of the fifth group)

Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II Review (Imaging Resource)

Canon EF 400mm f/4L IS DO II

SLRGear posted their review of Canon’s new 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens, announced last September for Photokina.

Some excerpts from the review:

  • On a full-frame body, the Canon 400mm DO II is sharp, though not as tack sharp as the 400mm ƒ/2.8 II
  • As one would hope from a nearly-$7000 lens, chromatic aberration is very minimal. On both full- and sub-frame cameras, CA was very low
  • […] vignetting on this telephoto lens is very, very low.
  • […] geometric distortion on the Canon 400mm DO II is practically nonexistent
  • […] this large lens is, as they say, “built like a tank”. The build quality is simply impressive […]

From the conclusion:

The Canon EF 400mm ƒ/4 DO IS II USM is a fantastic, professional-level supertelephoto lens. As a significant upgrade optically compared to the original version, the 400mm DO II is an even more attractive option over the heavy, expensive 400mm ƒ/2.8L IS II. For professional and serious wildlife, sports and action photographers who don’t want or need a fast, low-light-friendly ƒ/2.8 supertelephoto prime, the 400mm DO II version offers healthy savings in both cost and weight. Image quality is very good, and the built-in I.S is extremely impressive

The review comes with charts and sample pics.

The Canon 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens is not a budget lens. It sells for around $7000 (B&H Photo | Adorama).


  • EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics
  • Large Diameter Aspherical Element
  • Ultra Low Dispersion Element
  • Protective Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic AF Motor and Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Power Focus Mode; Full-Time MF Override
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
[via SLRGear ]

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Canon Ambassador Richard Walch about EOS 7D Mark II And EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

FotoTV on Youtube published an interview with Canon Ambassador Richard Walch about the new EOS 7D Mark II and the likewise new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens.

The EOS 7D Mark II is available for pre-order. In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:


World-wide pre-order links after the break.

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More Image and Specs Leak: Canon EF 24-105mm IS STM and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II Lenses


After the EOS 7D Mark II, another leak is coming from digicame-info. Images and specs of the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lenses surfaced.

I expect Canon to announce the new products either tomorrow or monday. Stay tuned…

EF 24-105mm IS STM
Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM:

– One UD lens and two glass mold aspherical lens
– AF drivent by stepping motor
– Full-time manual focus
– 4 stops IS
– Maximum magnification is 0.3x
– New kit lens for the EOS 6D

EF 24-105mm IS STM
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II:

– Total length 232.7 mm
– Weight is 2100 g
– Third generation  DO lens
– One large-diameter UD lens
– One large-diameter aspherical lens grinding
– 4 stop IS
– Special coating SWC
– Dust and water resistant

[via digicame-info]