A Bit of Everything (T6, M5, Milvus 18mm, Sigma 12-24mm, more)

Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Review – Photography Blog:

The Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 is a pleasure to use, thanks to its superb build quality and smooth focus ring. As this is a manual-focus only lens, you’d expect this aspect of the operation to be intuitive, and so it proved, especially as the Sony A7R II is geared up for accurate manual focusing, where focus peaking really helps speed up the process and improve the accuracy. The fact that it’s weather-sealed is also a real plus point.

“The best of both worlds…” Gali Tibbon on the EOS M5Canon Professional Network

Diving in the blue pearl of Siberia, by Franco Banfi – Canon Professional Network

Canon Rebel T6 Review: Can a modest upgrade sustain the popular entry-level Rebel through another generation? – Imaging Resource:

If you’re looking for a DSLR camera which shoots better photos than your smartphone or small-sensor compact camera can offer, and you’re on a very tight budget, well… you’re not likely to find a more affordable DSLR than the Canon T6. At least, not without taking a trip down memory lane to buy an older model. And that older camera likely won’t play nicely with your smartphone, making it harder than it needs to be to put your photos online for friends and family to see, so it’s probably smarter to stick with current offerings.

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery – DPReview

Top Tips for Small Product Photography – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon EOS M5 PreviewPhotography Blog

Exposure settings: Basic+ – Canon Professional Network

Making the Everyday Magical Through Your Photography, by Liza Gershman – Canon Digital Learning Center

Flight of fancy: Markus Varesvuo on the EOS-1D X Mark IICanon Professional Network

Aquatica Announces Housing for Canon EOS-1D X Mark IIDive Photo Guide

Canon USA v. Get It Digital Case Dismissed – Photograhpy Bay

I Sold My Sony Cameras – Here’s Why… – Dan Carr Photography

Below: BIRTV 2016: Canon show VR 360 degree rig using five ME200S-SH cameras – NewsShooter

Get up to £150 Cashback on select lenses with Canon UK (ends October 18)

Get Up To £150 Cashback On Select Lenses With Canon UK (ends October 18)

Canon UK offers up to £150 on a small set of lenses (but including two big white L lenses).

Click here to see all eligible products, and to read terms and conditions. The following lenses are eligible for a cashback:

  • Canon EF 50mm-f/1.4
  • Canon EF-S 18 – 200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II
  • Canon EF-S 15-85 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 review (Photography Blog)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Review (Photography Blog)

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Canon EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5 to f/40
  • Three Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • FLEX ZOOM LOCK, Zoom Lock Switch
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Photography Blog reviewed the new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens, a relatively affordable super-telephoto lens that can reach 1200mm on full-frame with optional teleconverters.

From the conclusion:

The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 offers improved image quality with smooth bokeh and excellent sharpness, a very effective and versatile image stabilisation system, and a fast, quiet and reliable auto-focus system. Despite a modest increase in size and weight, Tamron’s optic is still smaller and lighter than the Canon and Nikon equivalents, despite offering a bigger, more versatile focal range.

Image quality is very good throughout both the focal and aperture range, with excellent sharpness consistently achieved by stopping-down one stop from the maximum aperture. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun. The only real optical issues are a little corner shading at the maximum apertures and some mild pincushioning at the 150mm focal length. Read the review…

Sample images shot with the Tamron and a Canon EOS 5Ds R are here.

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II open box deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS II Open Box Deal – $1,700 (reg. $1,950)

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has open box deals on the highly regarded Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens, on sale at $1,699.95 instead of $1,949.95. Free shipping.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens is a wide-aperture telephoto zoom with image stabilization designed for professional photographers and advanced hobbyists. Designed to work with both full-frame and APS sensor Canon DSLRs, this fast autofocus high-performance lens includes four UD glass elements, which promote contrasty, accurate images. The wide constant f/2.8 maximum aperture provides shallow depth of field so the subject is better separated from the background. Improved two-mode image stabilization adds four exposure stops for handheld low-light use. A focus range limiter helps reduce focus time. Its ultrasonic motor focuses quickly and smoothly. Minimum focus is 4.9 feet. A removable tripod collar is included.