Canon EOS M50 video review by The Camera Store TV

Canon EOS M50

Canon EOS M50 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

TheCameraStoreTV‘s Chris Niccolls reviews the new Canon EOS M50 (canon rumors), the company’s latest effort to get a grip in the mirrorless market, and Canon’s first consumer camera with 4K video recording. These guys are serious reviewers, so watch and listen to learn what counts and what not in this relatively inexpensive yet feature packed little camera.

It seems the EOS M50 appeals a lot to the vlogging crowd, despite the fact Canon decided to deliver 4K video without the benefits of Dual Pixel Auto Focus (they clearly said it’s because of the EOS M50’s market segment). Then again, the EOS M50 has eye tracking AF, which is a pretty cool feature (well explained in the video). Spoiler: color and image quality out of the camera are excellent, and there are many more surprising features (like compressed raw files). And there are shortcomings. Watch Chris Niccolls while he critically analyses the EOS M50.

The Canon EOS M50 can be pre-ordered and is expected to ship on Monday, March 26, 2018, starting at $779.

Pre-order Canon EOS M50 in USA & CANADA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon USA

Pre-order Canon EOS M50 in UK: Park Cameras | Canon UK | Wex Photo Video | Amazon UK

Pre-order Canon EOS M50 in GERMANY: Canon Germany | Wex Photo Video | Amazon Deutschland

Pre-order the Canon EOS M50 in ITALY: Canon Italia | Amazon Italia

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 ART lens review (Photography Blog)

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 FLD, 3 SLD, and 3 Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 10.2″

Photography Blog reviewed the new Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 ART lens.

Excerpts from the conclusion:

The 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art is a surprising, but very welcome, addition to Sigma’s ever growing Art range of premium lenses, offering a faster aperture of f/2.8 at the expense of 2mm in focal length when compared to the very similar Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art lens, whilst being cheaper than it’s slightly older sibling (at least in the US anyway) and additionally offering much better weather-sealing.

Image quality is excellent. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, bokeh is surprisingly good despite the ultra-wide-angle nature of the lens, barrel distortion is impressively well controlled, and the Super Multi-Layer coating successfully prevents contrast loss attributable to flare.

[…]  the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art’s build quality is once again reassuringly excellent, although it’s also one of the heaviest wide-angle zooms that we’ve ever tested. Auto-focusing is quiet and quick […] Read the review…

To see the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM ART sample pictures click here.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM ART is in stock now, and you can get it for $1,299 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon (world wide)

Deal: Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS – $339 (reg. $499, today only)

Rokinon 12mm

Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS at a glance:

  • EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Extra Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal and UMC Lens Coating
  • Manual Focus & Manual Aperture Lens
  • 180º Angle of View
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.9″
  • Included Petal-Shaped Lens Hood

Only for today (3/22/2018) B&H Photo has the Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS lens (Canon mount) on sale at $339. Compare at $499. Free shipping.

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

Amazon Europe stores have an Easter Sale going on, with lots of discounts and special sales.

Opteka releases 12mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon EOS M systems

Opteka 12mm

Opteka 12mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • Canon EF-M-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 19.2mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • HD Anti-Reflection Coating
  • Manual Focus Operation
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

If you want to go for really inexpensive lenses, then Chinese manufacturers usually are the way to go. Opteka, a US based company, released an inexpensive 12mm f/2.8 lens for the EOS M system, it’s $199.99 (B&H Photo | Amazon).

There are more inexpensive Opteka lenses in case you’re interested, for instance a 35mm f/1.7 lens starting at $89.99. Amazon too lists a set of Opteka lenses.

Venus Optics announces Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D lens for Canon EOS M

Laowa 9mm
Focal Length 9mm
Max. Aperture f/2.8
Angle of View 113°
Format Compatibility APS-C
Lens Structure 15 elements in 10 groups
Aperture Blades 7
Min. Focusing Distance 12cm
Max. Magnification 1:7.5
Filter Thread 49mm
Dimensions 60 x 53mm
Weight 215g
Mounts Fuji X, Sony E, Canon EF-M


Venus Optics announced an ultra wide prime lens for the Canon EOS M system (and other mirrorless systems), the Laowa 9mm f2.8 Zero-D lens. “Zero-D” stays for “zero distortion”.

The new Laowa 9mm f2.8 can be pre-ordered at Venus Optics’ site for $499.


This exciting prime provides ultra wide-angle coverage up to 113° angle of view which is the widest in its class. The tiny size & light weight match perfectly with mirrorless cameras and are suitable to use with gimbals. 2 aspherical elements plus 3 extra-low dispersion elements successfully correct the chromatic aberration, realize a close-to-zero distortion & deliver a corner to corner sharpness.

laowa 9mm