Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens review (ephotozine)

Sigma 50-100mm F/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Review (ephotozine)

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • Canon EF Mount/APS-C Format
  • 80-160mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One SLD and Three FLD Elements
  • One High-Refractive Index Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor
  • Internal Zoom and Focus; MF Override
  • Rounded 9-Blade Polycarbonate Diaphragm
  • Fixed, Rotating Tripod Collar

ephotozine reviewed the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art lens, another crazy and hot lens for APS-C DSLRs  in Sigma’s new “Art” line-up.

In the conclusion they write:

The Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC Art lens is a fine example of the lens maker’s art. The zoom range is limited, it’s heavy and it could perhaps focus a little closer, but apart from that it would be difficult to find fault with any aspect of its performance.

The sharpness reaches outstanding levels across the range of focal lengths, distortion is low, CA well controlled and the overall appearance of the images is very appealing. The clincher is, of course, that f/1.8 aperture, which opens up a realm of possibilities in low light and for control of depth of field. A lovely lens that’s a pleasure to use.

If I am not wrong, the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM is one of two unique lenses for APS-C having a constant f/1.8 over the zoom range, the other lens being the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM.

[via ephotozine]

Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 available for pre-order at $1,399

Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Available For Pre-order At $1,399

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

The new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens can be pre-ordered at $1,399: Adorama | B&H Photo

Tamron set to announce 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD TS lens on September 6

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD

Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD

It seems Tamron is set to announce another lens soon, after the Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2.

We expect Tamron to announce the 18-270mm F3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD TS on September 6. The lens will come with Canon and Nikon mount.

The lens is going to replace the Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD.

Stay tuned…

[via Nokishita Camera]

A Bit of Everything (EOS 5D Mark IV, Dual Pixel RAW, G7X Mark II, C700, Milvus 100mm)

Above: Canon G7X Mark II Hands-On Field Test- TheCameraStoreTV


Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Subal Unveils Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – Dive Photo Guide

Canon 5D Mark IV Image Quality Comparison: Taking aim at the EOS 5D Mark III, D810, K-1 and A7R II – Imaging Resource

The Mighty Canon EOS 5D from Mark 1 to IV by Steve Huff – Steve Huff Photo

Canon 5D Mark IV brings dramatic dynamic range improvements to the 5D line – DPReview

Putting Image Microadjust to the test on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV – DPReview

Introducing the EOS 5D Mark IV – Canon DLC

Good while it lasted: does the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV mark the end of DSLR video? – News Shooter

“Help, I Can’t Open These Raw Files!”: What Do When New Cameras are Released – LensRentals

Canon Goes for Gold with New C700 – No Film School

Forget subtle focus tweaks, Canon’s Dual Pixel RAW tech can give you an additional stop in the highlights! – Imaging Resource

Canon and Axis announce change of global sales and marketing framework for network video products and solutions – Canon UK press release

Canon Expands Professional 4K/UHD Display Lineup with Announcment of 24-Inch High-Luminance HDR Model and Industry-First 17-Inch 3840 X 2160 Model – Canon USA press release


Below: Canon 5D Mark IV Review – Real World Video Samples and First Impressions – Cinema5D


Below: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV RAW Files: Usable At 102,400 ISO? Download RAW files to find out – Fro Knows Photo


Below: Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm | Design, Handling, and Specs- Dustin Abbott

Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera discounted by $3000

EOS C500

At a glance:

  • 4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output
  • EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
  • 8.8 Mp Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • Also Puts Out 2K, Quad HD & Full HD
  • 2x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card
  • 10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p
  • 10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p
  • 12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60p
  • Canon Log Gamma

B&H Photo has the Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema Camera at $6,999, that’s a $3000 off the price it had until a few days ago. Might thgis hint to an announcement soon? Yes it does! The Canon EOS C700 is the most likely candidate (edit: it was, indeed). Stay tuned.

Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System at $99.95 (reg. 179.95, today only)

Datacolor Spyder5PRO

At a glance:

  • Calibrate Laptops, Desktop Monitors
  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case

B&H Photo’s DealZone deal of today: the Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System discounted and on sale at $99.95. Compare at regular $179.95.

B&H also has the Datacolor Spyder5ELITE on sale at $174. Compare at $279.

Today only!