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

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

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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Canon EOS M50 review (surprising camera, Photography Blog)

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

The folks at Photography Blog reviewed the new Canon EOS M50, the company’s first consumer camera with 4K video.

From the conclusion:

Canon’s latest mirrorless camera is a curious beast, on the one hand offering several headline-grabbing features that promise to out-perform the company’s own flagship model, whilst on the other falling short of its full potential.

What could have been a vlogger’s dream ticket, for example, falls well short of the pre-release hype thanks to a crippled 4K mode. Canon made lots of noise about the camera’s 4K capability, but “forgot” to mention several important caveats that render it at best difficult to use, at worse almost impossible. As the first Canon mirrorless camera to offer 4K recording, the EOS M50 is simply a disappointment.

[…] In summary, the Canon EOS M50 is a surprising camera. It’s surprisingly capable for what is after all only a “mid-range” camera, but unfortunately it also surprisingly under-performs in a few key areas, which may make or break its potential appeal. Read the review…

More Canon EOS M50 coverage.

The Canon EOS M50 is now shipping, starting at $779.

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

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Canon EOS M50 review (very good image quality, DPReview)

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

DPReview posted their full Canon EOS M50 review. Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, and the first featuring 4K video, gets another quite positive review.

From the conclusion:

At first glance, the Canon EOS M50 could pass for a smaller, less expensive version of the company’s EOS M5. Despite the surface similarities, the real changes are inside. The M50 is the first Canon camera to use the Digic 8 processor and the only non-pro model to support 4K video capture. The M50 also has an improved version of its Dual Pixel AF system, a new Raw format and improved wireless functionality.

The M50 is a camera that anyone can pick up and use

The M50 sits in a category best called ‘entry-level plus’, which are relatively inexpensive and easy-to-use cameras for those who want something better than their smartphone. Its peers range from Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic to those with larger APS-C sensors from Sony and Fujifilm. Read the review…

A cute little camera, the Canon EOS M50, especially for the vlogging crowd.

 

The Canon EOS M50 is now shipping, 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

Canon EOS M50 review (excellent color reproduction, ePhotozine)

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

ePhotozine reviewed Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, the Canon EOS M50 (canon rumors), the company’s first consumer cam featuring 4K video.

In the conclusion they write:

The Canon EOS M50 offers a compact, DSLR styled mirrorless camera, with an updated 24mp APS-C CMOS sensor, which gives excellent image quality, with the same excellent colour reproduction that you get with Canon EOS DSLRs. You also get high-speed continuous shooting, 143 focus points, and a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. It’s also one of the cheapest Canon cameras to record 4K video, and the side mic socket will make it appealing for those who want to record video.

If you want to use Canon EF lenses, with an adapter, on a smaller camera body, or want to use one of the EF-M lenses, then the Canon EOS M50 is a compact option with great levels of performance, and is an enjoyable camera to use. It’s just frustrating that in order to get the best from the camera you have to use the EOS-EF-M adapter, due to the lack of native Canon EF-M lenses available. Read the review…

The Canon EOS M50 is now shipping, 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

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