The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 Is A High-quality, Small But Fast Prime For The Canon EOS R

Yasuhara Anthy 35mm F/1.8

Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 at a glance:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Blade: 9
  • Aperture: f1.8 – f16
  • Elements: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Coatings: Multicoated
  • Weather-Sealed: No
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.4m
  • Filter Threads: 52mm
  • Weight: 15oz

More and more companies, be they small or big, are starting to invest in the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, and build lenses for it.

Japanese company Yasuhara launched the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8. Our friend Alik Griffin reviewed it.

From Alik’s conclusion:

If you’re looking for a lens for shooting at night or for black and white photography this lens is great, but for general use, it’s by no means perfect and it does have quite a few flaws. Whether those flaws are deal-breaking or not, you’ll have to decide that based on how you shoot.

Personally I’ve been using it way more than I thought I would be simply because of the small size. There just aren’t a lot of full-frame f1.8 lenses that can do what this lens does that are also this small and the build quality is fantastic.

For night shooting it performs really well since you don’t see the vignetting, and it doesn’t have any serious issues with astigmatism like the Canon RF 35mm f1.8.

It does have some sort of rear reflection thing going on that I showed in some test shots, but I haven’t seen it yet in real-world shooting.
The most annoying thing to me is that purple vignetting. It’s not easy to fix and requires quite a bit of noodling to completely remove. It’s best to just make a preset which is what I’ve done.

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For those shooters that shoot both full-frame and APS-C, this lens could be an incredible option. Canon and Nikon haven’t released their APS-C cameras for their new mounts yet, but I could see this lens being a great lens for those cropped systems since you won’t see that purple vignetting when cropped and you will see an improvement in those corners.
In terms of color, contrast, sharpness, and bokeh, for a lens this size it’s really nice it’s but it is a little soft wide open. For $299 this could be a pretty fun lens to mess around with and once you learn to work with the strengths and avoid the weakness you can really make it work. But for the full-frame shooter that’s just starting out, it could be a bit of a challenge to work with.

For APS-C shooters you will see slightly better contrast and color to what Meike and 7Artisans are doing, but with the Anthy35 you get a dramatically superior build. Of course, the price reflects this.

Alik Griffin’s review of the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 touches every possible feature of the lens, and comes with a rich set of sample and test photos. Highly recommended review. If you prefer, you can read his first impression of the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8. The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 will be available in Fall 2019, can be preordered at $299.

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Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Review (image quality a strong point, DPReview)

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark Ii

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II key features:

  • 20.2MP 1″ Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 5x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-120mm (35mm Equivalent)

DPReview reviewed the new Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II.

From their conclusion:

Notably, the G5 X II feels super responsive – this was a big weak point of its predecessor. But on the Mark II, here’s no shot-to-shot lag, it reacts to your inputs instantly, and even the 30fps Raw burst mode doesn’t slow the camera down too much. This responsiveness makes for a connected experience when you’re out and about, taking pictures.

And speaking of pictures, image quality is a strong point – JPEGs have pleasing color, but to get the most out of your shadow regions, we’d boost the Auto Lighting Optimizer to ‘high.’ The lens offers a fast aperture and a versatile zoom range, and is a good performer, if not outstanding, particularly at wider focal lengths. Raw capture is generally comparable to the competition, meaning it’s quite good, and in-camera Raw conversion lets you tweak your Raw files ‘on the go’ before Wi-Fi transferring them to your smartphone for social sharing.

Read the review at DPReview…

More PowerShot G5 X Mark II coverage is listed here.

Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II:

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Deal: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS, Slik Pro II Tripod, 32GB Card, Cleaning Kit – $899 (reg. $1199)

Canon EF 70-200mm

Adorama has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS lens on sale at $899. Compare at $1,199. Along with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS you get these free items:

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Noteworthy KickStarter projects:

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Canon EOS M6 Mark II Review And Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview TV)

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M6 Mark II at a glance:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 5481 AF Points
  • Up to 14-fps Shooting, ISO 100-25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 30-fps Raw Burst Pre-Shooting

DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan review the new Canon EOS M6 Mark II mirrorless camera. Sample pictures gallery is here.

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Here Is Another Canon Patent For IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation)

Canon Patent

There might be no more doubt that Canon is actively working on IBIS (In Body Image Stabilisation). Here is another Canon patent application.

Canon patent application 2019-152785 describes an IBIS unit and its working. An excerpt from the paten literature:

Problems of the stage device as the blur correction mechanism of such an image pickup device include high efficiency in driving force generation and linearity improvement of a magnetic circuit for position detection. In response to this problem, Patent Document 2 discloses a configuration in which three magnets are arranged for each driving force generation unit to form a magnetic circuit using the concept of the Halbach array (hereinafter referred to as “Halbach magnetic circuit”).

it is possible to achieve high efficiency in generating driving force and to improve the linearity of the magnetic circuit for position detection

Some rumor outlets are presenting this patent application as the patent describing “the IBIS” Canon is going to feature on future cameras. We’d be a bit more cautious with such claims. There is nothing to proof it is “the IBIS”. More likely, it’s just one more IBIS patent in a long row.

We have no doubt IBIS is indeed coming to future Canon cameras. We would just be a bit more prudent and avoid saying it will be on board on Canon’s next EOS R model (which most likely it will not). Not on the next one, but maybe on the camera coming after.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: Canon News

Canon EOS M200 To Be Announced Within A Month, Report

Canon Cameras EOS M100 Canon Eos M200

Nokishita reports that Canon will soon announce a new mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor, likely within a month.

The Canon EOS M200 will be available in black and white, and come as kit with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM lens.

Is the Canon EOS M200 going to replace the EOS M100? In any case it will be an entry level mirrorless camera.

We are also expecting Canon to announce a high resolution EOS R camera, all rumors are listed here. More Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.