Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens review (ePHOTOzine)

Canon TS-E 50mm F/2.8L Macro Lens Review (ePHOTOzine)

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At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere and Subwavelength Coatings
  • Maximum Tilt: +/- 8.5°
  • Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.6″
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.5x

ePHOTOzine posted their full review of the new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens (price & specs). Canon announced the TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens back in August 2017, along with the TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro and TS-E 135mm f/4.0L Macro lenses.

From their conclusion:

It has bulk, it has the features. It has a high price, it has the features. In other words, another of those situations where the feature set and quality are not in question but the price will limit the market to those who really need this as a working tool. It would be very nice indeed to own, but it does need to pay its way, as well as needing a high degree of photographic skill to get the best out of its potential.

Given the need and the cash, the photographer will certainly not be disappointed in the results from the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro lens. Read the review…

True, this lens is not inexpensive, selling at $2,199. However, this is a specialised lens and the reviewer underlines the excellent sharpness, low distortion and chromatic aberrations, the bokeh, and the outstanding built quality.

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II has impressive image quality, Imaging Resource

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Has Impressive Image Quality, Imaging Resource

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At a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3x Optical Zoom f/2-4.9 Lens
  • 28-84mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth
  • Extended ISO 12800 and 8.2 fps Shooting
  • Dynamic IS and Time-Lapse Video Function
  • In-Camera Raw Conversion, Picture Style

Imaging Resource reviewed the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II (announced January 2017). The PowerShot G9 X Mark II is one of the more compact PowerShot cameras, still with a lot to deliver.

From the conclusion:

When you increase the ISO, the improvements in the G9X Mark II over its predecessor are even more apparent. The G9X II delivers cleaner and clearer images at higher ISOs than the G9X. When considering print quality, the G9X II can deliver excellent 24 x 36 inch prints at ISO 125 (base ISO) through ISO 200. At ISO 1600, you can make an okay 13 x 19 inch print, although 11 x 14 works much better. A good 8 x 10 is even possible at ISO 3200 and usable 5 x 7 prints can be produced with ISO 6400 images. This is impressive performance for a compact camera with a 1-inch sensor. We believe that improvements in image quality over the original G9X are due to the improved image processor, as the cameras do utilize identical image sensors and the same built-in lens. Read the review…

The little powerhouse PowerShot G9 X Mark II gets a lot of positive reviews.

Canon EOS M100 review (Gold Award by DPReview)

Canon EOS M100 Review (Gold Award By DPReview)

The Canon EOS M100 starts at $599:Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon Canon Store

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 6.1 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Creative Assist and Self Portrait Mode

DPReview published their full review of Canon’s latest beginner oriented mirrorless camera, the EOS M100, Canon’s smallest and most inexpensive mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Excerpts from DPReview’s conclusion:

On the whole, we consider the M100 to be a great value and incredibly user-friendly. If you’re a novice, and grow in your photography such that you find you do want to dictate some of your exposure settings, this camera also offers all the manual control you might want. […]

The Canon EOS M100 offers virtually identical image quality to the higher-end EOS M5 and M6 for hundreds of dollars less; this means that dynamic range and noise levels are competitive, if not best-in-class. […] [the EOS M100] will simply take great pictures under a wide variety of scenarios, and places very few demands on the user while doing so. It’s a camera that you just want to pick up and take with you to document your daily life.

And it’s because the M100 is such an enjoyable camera to use at a competitive price, that it encourages you to bring it with you rather than letting it languish on a shelf, and that it makes taking pictures genuinely fun, it earns our highest award. Read the review…



Canon clearly had the audience of smartphone users looking to step up in mind, and at those users they aimed the EOS M100. It’s a pity that Canon still does not deliver a real ecosystem (i,e. lenses) for their EOS M system. It must also be said that EF/EF-S lenses used with the EF/EF-M adapter and Dual Pixel AF perform very good. Still, native lenses would be better.

The EOS M100 is getting many positive reviews. Good to see that Canon did it right. You can download the EOS M100 user manual, in case you want to learn more about Canon’s latest MILC.

Canon EOS M100:

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The Canon Rebel T7i has amazing Auto-Focus performance, Huffington Post says

The Canon Rebel T7i Has Amazing Auto-Focus Performance, Huffington Post Says

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At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 51200
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • HDR Movie and Time-Lapse Movie
  • Movie Electronic IS, Feature Assistant

Dan Watson reviewed the Canon Rebel T7i  (EOS 800D in EU) for the Huffington Post. Canon’s entry-level DSLR gets another pretty positive review.

Overall, the Canon T7i has been one of my favorite cameras from Canon and it’s also one of the cheapest. Sure, it’s not their best quality camera but the quality, performance, and features fit the intended user and $750 price tag well enough. If you plan on using live view or video recording, Canon’s dual pixel autofocus system is reason enough to make the T7i the best DSLR above any Nikon option. While Sony’s a6300 and Fuji X-T20 come in at a slightly higher price, they do offer better video performance (especially with the a6300), slightly improved image quality, and are a bit smaller by comparison. They also offer more complex menu systems with custom buttons, new functionality, and a more intimidating user interface which could affect some buyers. But it if you love Canon’s tried and true design, and amazing and cost-effective lens selection, the Canon T7i or 77D with its upgraded image sensor, amazing autofocus performance, great connectivity, and solid features should be at the top of your list. Read the review…

You can watch Dan’s 12 minutes video review of the Canon Rebel T7i below.

Having featured Dual Pixel AF on their latest Rebel was a smart move by Canon. Dual Pixel AF is a game changing auto-focusing technology which is proprietary to Canon, and works like a charm.

Canon Rebel T7i:  

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Canon 85mm F/1.4L IS sample photos (DPReview)

Canon 85mm F/1.4L IS Sample Photos (DPReview)

Pre-orders are available at $1,599 at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon | Canon Store

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

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/32
  • 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

DPRreview posted a set of 59 sample pictures shot with the new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. A Canon EOS 6D Mark II was used for the sample shots.

The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS just started shipping ($1600) in small quantities. This is a lens many people would like to own.