Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III hands-on and first impression round-up, and poll

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III Hands-on And First Impression Round-up, And Poll

PowerShot G1 X Mark III at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Zoom Lens, 24-72mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Built-In Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Image Stabilizer
  • ISO 25600, 9 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III pre-order: B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon eventually beefed up the company’s PowerShot flagship, featuring a lot of Canon’s APS-C tech into a small body with a fixed lens. Unfortunately, Canon thought this premium camera deserves a premium price, $1,299 is too much in my opinion.

Below you find a selection of hands-on and first impression videos. Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III sample photos are here, along with Photography Blog’s preview. EPHOTOzine’s preview. Imaging Resource’s preview.

 

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three SLD and Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Optical Stabilizer
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Another review for a highly interesting lens, made by Sigma. It’s the new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art. The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 is gathering a lot of attention, giving a great level of performance for the bucks.

There is little not to like of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART lens. The reviewer at ePHOTOzine praises well controlled chromatic abberration and distortions, the sharpness and the smooth bokeh. From the conclusion:

This is a very attractive proposition for full frame users. A reasonable cost, a sound general performance, gorgeous bokeh and the potential for portrait shooting, low distortion, in fact, a variety of positive aspects that make for a quality end result. It’s a pity the weather resistance isn’t a bit stronger and the weaker performance at 70mm will not suit everyone, but even this may well delight others as the portrait and perhaps flower study potential is very real. Overall, recommended. Read the review…

I do not own the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. I just played along with it for a day and I have to say my impression has been very good. At $1,299 it’s also sensibly less expensive than Canon’s counterpart.

Canon EOS 80D review

Canon EOS 80D Review

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Carl Garrard of Photographic Central is a photographer who does reviews from a user’s point of view. This time we feature his Canon EOS 80D review, a Canon mid-range DSLR announced in 2016 which still is one of the most powerful APS-C gear Canon has in offer (I consider the EOS 80D to be more advanced than the EOS 7D Mark II, despite the latter being more pro-oriented).

From Carl’s conclusion:

[…] the 80D was one of Canon’s answers to criticism of their in house semi conductor division, and I believe that most users who purchase or use the 80D will think so too. Canon have a reputation for taking well calculated, progressive steps in designing their cameras. If Canon are good at one thing, it’s that they do not abandon or alienate their user base that they have earned over the years. Canon cannot be everything to everyone, and no camera company can. But they do appeal to the widest range of photographers more than any other company for a reason.

Canon’s EOS 80D represents an excellent overall value for its user base, and makes a statement about Canon’s dedication to them. For those not wanting pro level gear, the 80D may be a very good choice as an overall device that can handle a wide range of tasks and do them remarkably well in most circumstances. While the 80D isn’t a personal favorite of mine to use, I found it to be well worthy of recommending to other readers who use DLRS here because of its incredible versatility, well rounded feature set, and competent capability overall.

It may not be the best performer in any single category, but as a whole, its hard to find another camera in its price range that would be more pleasant and capable to use. And that’s the key really, real life use. When shopping for a camera you can compare specs all day, but until you use it,  you won’t know if you really like it or not. Pick one up and try it out for yourself, if you are in the market. Read Carl Garrard’s review…

As a happy owner of an EOS 80D (the camera I use most) I certainly agree.

Canon EOS 80D:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
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Ireland: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, DigitalRev, eBay IE
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT
Netherlands: Amazon, DigitalRev, eBay.nl
Spain: Amazon ES, DigitalRev, Redcoon.es, eBay.es
United Kingdom: Park Cameras, Amazon UK, Warehouseexpress, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Calumet Photographic
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

A Bit of Everything (EOS 6D Mark II, G7X II, EF 24-70mm f/4L, EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro, and more)

Above: Canon PowerShot G7X II Review – Still The Best Vlogging Camera? (Byte Review)


Free Lightroom and Photoshop presets

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L review by Photographic Central

Nothing is more satisfying than using a lens like this in real life. Practically speaking, handling is superb- the lens design will not frustrate you when relying on it counts the most. Image stabilization is very effective if you prefer to rely on it. If you don’t mind a constant f/4 aperture like me, you should try one out, but  just be prepared to part with your money. This lens has consistently put a smile on my face, before, during, and after the exposure process.

Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM by LensRentals

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS Sample Images by Photography Blog

Rental Camera Gear Destroyed by the Solar Eclipse of 2017 (LensRentals)

Canon 6D Mark II Camera Review (Richard Bernabe)


This photographer took a dancer to Iceland to test out the Canon 6D Mark II (DIY Photography)


Review of the Canon C200 Cinema Camera (The Slanted Lens)


Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review (Photography Blog)

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile walk-around lens with a fast maximum aperture that consistently delivers great images. It’s very sharp throughout most of the zoom and aperture range, even at the edges of the frame, with sharpness only falling off a little shooting wide open at f/2.8. The new SP 24-70mm G2 also produces very nice bokeh effects thanks to the 9-blade iris diaphragm, although there’s some very obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion at 24mm, plus slight pincushioning at 70mm. Overall, though, there’s little to complain about in the image quality department.


Yashica teases a new camera on Kickstarter in October


Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Review (Photography Blog)

Despite the fact that the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens is not an “L” series lens, it is still capable of producing excellent images.

Thanks to its relatively small size and light weight, it would make an ideal companion for photographers who want to have a long telephoto length in their bag, perhaps while travelling, or on shoots that involve a lot of walking.

It’s ideally suited to subjects such as wildlife and sport, but as it has a versatile focal length, you could also use it for other subjects such as portraits and still-life shots, making it a good all-round option that you could potentially get a lot of use out of.


Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review: Hands-on, What I love, What I don’t about the EOS 6D Mark II (PhotoRec TV)


Canon 6D Mk II Review (vs T7i/80D/a7R II/D810/5D Mk IV/GH5/EM1 II/XT2) – Tony & Chelsea Northrup


Canon EOS 6D Mark II | Dynamic Range Examination – Dustin Abbott


Canon 6D Mark II “Real World Review”: Does it SUCK? – Jared Polin

Canon EOS M6 review (Ming Thein)

Canon EOS M6 Review (Ming Thein)

Canon EOS M6:  Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

Canon EOS M6 at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Well known street phoographer Ming Thein had a look on the Canon EOS M6.

From the review:

The camera build quality is sturdy, and has a premium feel to it (unlike the entry level Sony mirrorless cameras that feel plasticky and cheap). The buttons and multiple dial placements on the M6 make sense and are easy to get used to. I like that I have a dedicated dial that I can use to adjust the ISO immediately without needing to press a combination of buttons. My only complaint is the exposure compensation adjustment which is quite slow to react.

The Canon EOS M6 is a mirrorless camera capable of delivering excellent images. It left me impressed with the speedy AF performance, pleasing Canon colors and overall shooting experience. The kit lens however, needs vast improvement, and if you are using the Canon EOS M5 or M6, please look for alternatives. There really is nothing much to complain about, Canon has successfully delivered a rival-worthy mirrorless camera that newcomers can truly consider an option in their entry level camera system shopping list.

The big issue with the EOS M system isn’t the EOS M system itself but the lack of cool native lenses. Still wondering what Canon thinks about it.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art sample photos

Sigma 14mm F/1.8 DG HSM Art Sample Photos

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Four SLD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • TSC Material, Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Photography Blog posted a set of real world sample pictures shot with the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and using a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Original files are available for download. The new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art is a ultra-wide-angle lens for full-frame DSLRs. 

This is another exciting lens made by Sigma, though with a price of $1,599 it isn’t for anyone budget.

Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon US