Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS better option compared to EF 85mm f/1.2L II, wonders FroKnowsPhoto

Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • One GMo Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

We always wrote that Canon made a masterpiece with their recent Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS lens. Jared Polin (aka FroKnowsPhoto) wonders if the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is the better option over the EF 85mm f/1.2L II. Well, the answer might surprise you. Spoiler: here is another confirmation about how outstanding this lens is.

More Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS coverage here. The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is in stock and sells for $1,599 at Amazon US,  Adorama, Canon Store, and B&H Photo.

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

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD at a glance;

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott feels the pulse of the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens in his 21 minutes video review. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 is getting much love from reviewers.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD:

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

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD review (editor’s choice, ePhotozine)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4 Di VC USD

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD at a glance;

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

ePhotozine reviewed the new Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD lens.

The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD appears to be a reviewer’s darling. This $799 lens gets a glowing verdict:

Some lenses are impossible to dislike, and this is certainly one of them. It is compact and light compared to the f/2.8 lenses, performance is excellent and gives beautifully crisp images, handling is superb and the price very attractive. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD is a lens for any Canon or Nikon user to put very high on their list and an Editor’s Choice.

Tamron gives you 5 years warranty on their lenses. And that’s juts one of the many things the reviewers liked on the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD. The new Tamron excels in the sharpness department, has no flare, well controlled distortion, low CA, a 5 stops image stabilisation system (named VC in the Tamron universe), and many more things to like. ePhotozine gave the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD 5 stars out of 5, and it’s their editors choice.

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD:

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

Canon EOS M50 user guide and setup video (FroKnowsPhoto)

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

FroKnowsPhoto (aka Jared Polin) posted a 40 minutes video where he explains all the bells ad whistles of the Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50. A setup tutorial is included.

The Canon EOS M50 is 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

Order Canon EOS M50 in UK: Park Cameras | Canon UK | Wex Photo Video | Amazon UK

Order Canon EOS M50 in GERMANY: Canon Germany | Wex Photo Video | Amazon Deutschland

Order the Canon EOS M50 in ITALY: Canon Italia | Amazon Italia

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS review (Optical Limits)

Canon EF 85mm F/1.4L IS

The experts at Optical Limits (formerly known as photozone.de) thoroughly tested Canon’s latest lens masterpiece, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

From the conclusion:

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 USM L IS […] is quite sharp at f/1.4 and reaches great results at medium aperture settings. That’s on a 50mp sensor = at 21mp the quality is generally superb. Lateral CAs and distortions are low. The amount of vignetting sticks to the common characteristics in the class – reads: it’s visible at f/1.4 but not extreme. The quality of the bokeh is generally excellent except for highlight discs that deteriorate a little too “early” in the image field in our book. Bokeh fringing is a common issue in this lens class and the Canon lens can’t hide from this either.

Mechanically, the lens shows no real weakness. It is built to professional standards including weather sealing […]

Given the sum of its qualities, it is a no-brainer to give the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4 USM L IS our “highly recommended” badge. It is facing tough competition from the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART lens but the Canon lens has the benefit of providing more consistent focusing results. Read the review…

Sample photos are here. The EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is an amazing lens and I have yet to see a review that doesn’t highlight it. An interview with the engineers behind the lens is here. Our EF 85mm f/1.4L IS coverage is listed here.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS is in stock and sells for $1,599:

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

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:

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