Great Deal: Canon EOS 6D Mark II with battery grip, memory card, more stuff – $1599 (reg. $1999 body only)

Canon Eos 6d Mark Ii

Canon EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

Excellent deal at B&H Photo! Get the Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundled with the following items:

  • Watson LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1900mAh)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Ruggard Journey 44 DSLR Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II

for just $1,599. Compare at $1,999 for the body only without any bonus items. A killer deal in our opinion.

The same bundle is available with the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens at $1,999, and with the EF 24-105mm f/4L II lens at $2,499.


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Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens MTF charts by Lens Rentals

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″

Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals posted MTF charts and other lab analysis data of the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens.

In the conclusion he writes:

I said at the beginning that I expected this lens to be at least as good as the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and better than the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8. I think it’s pretty apparent that while they are all within hair splitting distance of each other at 14mm, the Sigma is the best at 24mm. Optically, this one is worth the money and the best overall 14-24mm zoom. There are lots of other things that go into choosing a lens, but at these very wide angles, things like autofocus speed are not big points.

That being said, if you’re buying a 14mm lens to be a 14mm prime (and some of you are), then all three of these do very well. Honestly, though, for a little more money you should consider the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art if that’s the case. If you’re thinking of matching a 14-24-70mm f/2.8 to collect the whole focal length set, then the Sigma is the best optical choice.

Head over to Lens Rentals to see the MTF charts and learn more about the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 ART sells for $1,299:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

The Nikon Coolpix P1000 125x zoom is just C.R.A.Z.Y

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Nikon Coolpix P1000 at a glance:

  • NIKKOR 24-3000mm Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-8
  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • ISO 100-6400
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.2″ 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor
  • 4K UHD Video Recording
  • SnapBridge via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • Auto, Aperture, Shutter, Manual Modes

A few days ago Nikon announced the Nikon Coolpix P1000, a compact camera with a 24-3000mm equivalent zoom, which translates to a 125x zoom.

125x zoom, you read right. If you want to learn what a 125x zoom, or a 24-3000mm (35mm-)equivalent lens means, then have a look at the videos below. Spoiler: it’s just C.R.A.Z.Y.

The Nikon Coolpix P1000 goes for $999, and can be pre-ordered at B&H, Adorama and Amazon.



Just for the fun to compare, this is what the Nikon P900 was able to do.

[via DIY Photography]

Off Brand: Images of upcoming Fujifilm XF10 leak ahead of announcement

FUJIFILM XF10

Edit: pre-orders for the Fujifilm XF10($499(  are now open at B&H Photo and Amazon

Images and specifications of the Fujifilm XF10 leaked at Nokishita.

  • 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Lens: 18.5 mm F 2.8 (converted 28 mm)
  • Shortest shooting distance: 10 cm
  • Back LCD: 3.0 type · Touch panel
  • 4K video
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Size: 112.5 mm x 64.4 mm x 41.0 mm
  • Weight: 278.9 g
  • SQUARE MODE with single flick to switch to 1: 1 format
  • Conversion with Digital Teleconverter Capture at a field angle equivalent to a focal length of 35 mm or 50 mm
  • All 11 types of “film simulation” and 19 types of “advanced filter” are installed (“Rich & Fine” and “Monochrome [NIR]” are newly added)
  • Color: Black · Champagne gold
  • Overseas price: 449 pounds

Announcement expected in a few days.

Technology Explained: How phase detection autofocus works (video)

Phase Detection Autofocus

Ever wanted to learn what a phase detection autofocus system is?

ZY Productions on YouTube posted a neat 4 minutes video where they explain what phase detection autofocus is and how it works. Enjoy.

[via DPReview]

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II review (well crafted photographic tool, ePhotozine)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens.

The praise the excellent sharpness, very low CA and distortion, ergonomics, image stabilisation, and the build quality. It seems Canon made another winner with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II.

From the conclusion:

A well crafted photographic tool that does its job flawlessly is always a pleasure to use, and this new lens can be fairly described as just that. Fair enough, we lose a little of the ability to throw backgrounds out of focus by sacrificing the usual f/2.8 aperture, but we gain portability, a lower cost and there is really very little sacrifice in terms of narrow depth of field. The f/4 70-200mm lenses, in general, look an attractive proposition and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM is a particularly good example. Read the review…

If you are on the fence for the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II have a look also on Dustin Abbott’s first look and hands on review.

The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA