Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART Lens Image Quality Breakdown (D. Abbott)

Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 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″

Photographer, and our favorite gear reviewer, Dustin Abbott posted a 22 minutes video where he breaks down everything you may want to know about the image quality of the new (and hot) Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART lens. The 14-24mm f/2.8 ART once more shows how skilled Sigma’s engineers are when it comes to push optical technology and performance. And Dustin Abbott also highlights the unique new feature that no one is talking about.

Abbott’s sample picture gallery is here.

The Sigma 14-24mm F/2.8 DG HSM ART is in stock now, and you can get it for $1,299:

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Canon USA announced compact new IVY Mini Photo Printer

IVY Mini Photo Printer

At a glance:

  • ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology
  • Compact Wireless Design
  • Compatible with iOS and Android Devices
  • Print Size: 2 x 3″
  • Print Speed: Up to 50 Seconds
  • Smudge-Proof, Adhesive-Backed Media
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity
  • Runs on Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • Canon Mini Print Mobile App

The Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer sells for $129.99: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon press release:

#LiveIRL With Canon U.S.A.’s New IVY Mini Photo Printer

With the Push of a Smartphone Button through the Canon Mini Print App, Print Creative 2×3 Photos and Stickers in Seconds

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19, 2018 – Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for unique ways to seamlessly blend their personal online brand and real life persona. With internet users having an average of seven social media accounts, products that support connections between people and technology have become ever more important. In that spirit,Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the IVY Mini Photo Printer. Available in Rose Gold, Mint Green and Slate Gray, the IVY Mini Photo Printer empowers the next generation of creators to tell and share their story in real life (IRL) through the power of print in the digital age.

“The proverb ‘good things come in small packages’ couldn’t be more true for the first 2×3 photo printer from Canon U.S.A.” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It’s our smallest and lightest printer yet, and the company is excited about giving customers more access to creatively connect and instantly share memories than ever before from the palm of their hand.”

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Canon gets six accolades for cameras, Speedlite and a lens in the 2018 TIPA Awards

Tipa Awards

Canon got six 2018 TIPA awards for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 200D, EOS M50, PowerShot G1X Mark III, Speedlite 470EX-AI, and the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS lens.

Canon press release:

Canon Celebrates Six Accolades for Cameras and Accessories in the 2018 TIPA Awards

London, UK, Thursday 19th April 2018 – Canon Europe today announces it has been awarded six accolades by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Representing 30 industry magazines from 15 countries across five continents, it is one of the world’s leading photo imaging and press associations. Canon was first commended by TIPA in 1991, and 2018 marks the 24th year it has been recognised for technical innovations to the photography industry. The prestigious panel meet annually to discuss the latest imaging products, and consider a range of criteria including innovation, use of leading-edge technology, design and overall product quality, to select and acknowledge the very best products across the industry.

Four Canon cameras, one lens and a world leading flash have been recognised as industry-leading this year, and were specifically accredited with meeting the diverse image shooting and video production requirements for all customer types and technical capabilities.

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Meike announced their first AF lens for Canon EF mount, MK-85mm f/1.8

MK-85mm F/1.8

Meike announced the company’s first autofocus lens for Canon EF mount, the MK-85mm f/1.8. No pricing nor availability have been disclosed so far.

The MK-85mm f/1.8 lens is for full frame Canon cameras. It features 6 groups with 9 elements, has a 28.5 degree angle of view, a 67mm filter thread,  and a minimum focus distance is 0.85m

[via ephotozine]

Canon EOS M50 4K vs 1080p video performance review

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

Gordon Laing from CameraLabs posted a neat 9 minutes video where he compares the Canon EOS M50‘s video performance, 4K vs 1080p. You likely know that Canon crippled 4K video mode on the EOS M50 to go without the company’s amazing Dual Pixel AF technology. Never the less, it’s Canon’s first consumer camera featuring 4K video. So let’s see.

The Canon EOS M50 is indeed getting a lot of positive reviews, not just because of the interesting price ($779). More Canon EOS M50 coverage.

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

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