Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO Review (a superb lens, Photography Blog)

Canon TS-E 90mm F/2.8L MACRO

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 10°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.3′
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

Photography Blog posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO lens.

From their conclusion:

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 L Macro Lens is a specialist lens, with a high asking price which probably excludes most ordinary enthusiasts from buying it. It does however make for an excellent option for rental, especially if you’re not sure if you want one – or if you have the patience to learn how to properly use it. Some of the more creative effects it produces can be a bit gimmicky, so again, renting it makes sense to see if you think you will get much use out of the effects.

Canon has produced a superb lens here, with excellent sharpness, high image quality and fantastic build quality. It is a more than worthy replacement for the older 90mm tilt shift lens, considering it now has “L” series designation and macro capability. Just like other tilt shift lenses, you pay a premium to own it, but for those who need one, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. Read the review…

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L MACRO: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USAAmazon

85mm lenses showdown: Canon vs Sigma vs Tamron vs Zeiss

EF 85mm F/1.4L IS

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott compared four 85mm lenses: the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS (), Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART (), Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC (), and Zeiss Otus 1.4 ().

The showdown comes in two parts. Part one gives a detailed breakdown of the resolving power of four of the top 85mm options, part two gives a detailed breakdown of the rendering from each lens, including chromatic aberrations, bokeh quality, facial rendering, actual focal length, contrast, and more.

I consider Dustin one of the serious reviewers out there.

 

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is without any doubt the hottest Canon lens of 2017 and it gets one positive review after the other. We gave it a lot of coverage.

EF 85mm f/1.4L IS:

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USA: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

[via Dustin Abbott]

Off Brand News: Hasselblad announce H6D-400c MS multi-shot camera with 400MP resolution

Hasselblad

Hasselblad press release via Dpreview:

Hasselblad Introduces the H6D-400c MS, a 400 Megapixel Multi-Shot Camera

Building on a vast experience of developing exceptional, high-quality single and multi-shot cameras, Hasselblad once again has raised the bar for image quality captured with medium format system.

Multi-Shot capture has become an industry standard in the field of art reproduction and cultural heritage for the documentation of paintings, sculptures, and artwork. As the only professional medium format system to feature multi-shot technology, Hasselblad continues to be the leading choice for institutions, organizations, and museums worldwide to record historic treasures in the highest image quality possible.

With over 10 years of digital imaging expertise, the latest Multi-Shot digital camera combines the H6D’s unrivalled ease of use with a completely new frontier of image quality and detail. This new camera encompasses all of the technological functions of Hasselblad’s H6D single shot camera, and adds to that the resolution and colour fidelity leaps that only Multi-Shot photography can bring to image capture.

With an effective resolution of 400MP via 6 shot image capture, or 100MP resolution in either 4 shot Multi-Shot capture or single shot mode, the Multi-Shot capture requires the sensor and its mount to be moved at a high-precision of 1 or ½ a pixel at a time via a piezo unit. To capture Multi-Shot images the camera must be tethered to a PC or MAC.

In 400MP Multi-Shot mode, 6 images are captured, the first 4 involve moving the sensor by one pixel at a time to achieve real colour data (GRGB- see 4 shot diagrams below), this cycle then returns the sensor to its starting point. A further two exposures are made moving the sensor by ½ a pixel horizontally and then ½ a pixel vertically (see 6 shot diagram on next page). These 6 captures are then merged to give the equivalent of a single 400MP image, delivered as a 2.3GB 16-bit TIFF (23200 x 17400 pixels), for those seeking the utmost in image quality and resolving power.

The H6D-400c MS encompasses all the features and functionality of Hasselblad’s standard single shot cameras:

  • USB 3.0 type c connection for tethered shooting, high speed data transfers & 30FPS live view
  • Dual media card slots: CFast 2.0 and SD card
  • 3.0-inch touch rear display
  • Smartphone style user interface
  • HD & UHD video
  • Modular system with improved back removal process
  • Technical camera connectivity (single shot)
  • Wi-Fi
  • HDMI & Audio I/O
  • True Focus II

The H6D-400c MS will begin shipping March 2018 with a MSRP of € 39,999 / $ 47,995 / £ 36,250 / RMB 319,999 / JPY 5,391,380 excl. VAT.
Pre-orders can start to be taken January 16th

The H6D-400c MS will also be available to rent through your local Hasselblad sales representative. The rental fee is approx. €399/day for short term loans, but you can save up to 50% of that cost if you rent for a longer period.

BCN Awards are out, Canon still dominates DSLRs and compact camera rankings, sells more MILC than Sony (in Japan)

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EDIT: sorry guys, I mixed up the rankings of DSLRs and compact cameras.

A huge thanks to EdinaMN Guy for always remembering me about the BCN Awards.

BCN posted their market reports (for Japan), and there is little surprise overall.

Canon leads the rankings for compact cameras and DSLRs, and is second ranked for mirrorless sales (so much to the “EOS M is a failure” myth). In Japan Canon sells more mirrorless cameras than Sony.

Rankings DSLRs:

  1. Canon 61.1%
  2. Nikon 34.4%
  3. Ricoh 4.2%

Rankings compact cameras:

  1. Canon 27.9%
  2. Nikon 25.5%
  3. Casio 17.2%

Rankings mirrorless cameras:

  1. Olympus 27.7%
  2. Canon 21.3%
  3. Sony 20.2%

No surprises here, and little changes compared to the past. Canon leads the sale rankings for lenses too, although with only 21.9% (thought it was more, and where is Nikon?):

  1. Canon 21.9%
  2. Sigma 16.2%
  3. Tamron 13.7%

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Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO review (Photography Blog)

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6″
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

Photography Blog posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO lens.

From the conclusion:

Although it takes some time to get used to using a tilt-shift lens, once you do, the rewards are high. Being able to control precise areas of focus, whether for creative effect or for fine-tuning product shots, is a dream. Be prepared to put in the effort to learn exactly how to use a lens like this if you’ve never used a tilt-shift before, while those who are more experienced are likely to have more luck straight out of the box.

Sharpness is excellent […]

Overall, the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens is a very impressive performer. Having the macro ability, as well as the L series designation makes it a fantastic improvement on the previous TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens, but you do of course pay a premium for it. Read the review…

Photography Blog’s sample photos shot with the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L MACRO are here.

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro world-wide:

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Germany: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photographie, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV deal – $2730 (reg. $3299, import model)

EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 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

Top Rated seller DealsAllYear (99.8% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV on sale at $2,729.99. Compare at $3,299. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.