Canon EOS 6D Mark II review (DPReview)

Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (DPReview)

Canon EOS 6D Mark II is now available almost everywhere: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

EOS 6D Mark II at a glance:

  • 26.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 45-Point All-Cross Type AF System
  • Full HD Video at 60 fps; Electronic IS
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • Native ISO 40000, Expanded to ISO 102400
  • 6.5 fps Shooting; Time-Lapse & HDR Movie
  • Built-In GPS, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi w/ NFC
  • Dust and Water Resistant; SD Card Slot

Photographic authority DPReview posted their Canon EOS 6D Mark II review.

Some excerpts from the conclusion:

[…] the EOS 6D Mark II is a classic Canon DSLR. Is it particularly exciting? No, but really, neither was the original 6D aside from its fairly accessible price point. What the 6D Mark II is, though, is a solid, well-built camera that is capable of producing great images while improving upon its predecessor in almost every measurable way.

[…] the 6D II excels at high ISO values. Once you get past ISO 1600, the 6D II handily pulls away from its crop-sensor cousins and is broadly competitive with market peers.

Comparison with other cameras:

For the same price, Nikon’s D750 offers nearly the same resolution, loads more dynamic range and a far more sophisticated autofocus system. Same goes for the Sony a7 II, though that camera is even cheaper. The Pentax K-1 is an incredible value and gives you even better build quality, unique and innovative features like Pixel Shift, and far more resolution. The only thing that makes the EOS 6D II stand out is Dual Pixel AF, which turns out is only of real value in this camera when shooting single shots of slow-moving subjects or HD video.

That’s why they didn’t give the EOS 6D Mark II the highest award but an 80% score. Sample pictures from the review are here. A closer look to the EOS 6D Mark II image quality is here.

Are you waiting for the Solar Eclipse? Canon Digital Learning Center has plenty of resources

The Canon Digital Learning Center silently provided a lot of resources for you, going from events and workshops to a rich set of articles (see the list below). Photojournalist Dave Henry and commercial/landscape photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute share articles and photos to help plan and photograph the eclipse event, which occurs on August 21, 2017.

It’s the first tome since almost 100 years that a total solar eclipse will traverse North America. Get ready for the big event by learning all there is to know. Click here to see what CDLC provided to get you ready for the solar eclipse.

  • Tracking the Eclipse
  • Planning Ahead for a Successful Solar Eclipse Shoot
  • Photographic Exposure of a Solar Eclipse
  • Spectacular Totality
  • Location Set-up
  • Choosing Lenses for Eclipse Photography
  • Choosing a Camera for Eclipse Photography
  • Multiple Camera Eclipse Coverage
  • Being Safe Using Solar Filters
  • Supporting Your Camera with a Tripod
  • Planning Multiple Exposure Sequences
  • Keeping It All In Focus

Then there is Google’s “Eclipse Megamovie” project (see here, and be sure to watch the 1min video on top).

Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie.

In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection.

If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.

 

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens deal – $189.95 (reg. $269.95)

Rokinon 8mm F/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens Deal – $189.95 (reg. $269.95)

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens at a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 8mm Fisheye Lens
  • 167º Angle of View
  • High Definition, Aspherical Elements
  • For Use with APS-C Format DSLRs
  • Circular, Vignetted Image on Full Frame
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 12″
  • Removable Petal-Type Lens Hood

Another very good deal by B&H Photo. Get the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for $189.95. That’s $80 off the regular price of $269.95.

B&H Photo also has the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 professional photo printer for just $79 after $50 instant discount and $250 MIR.

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer deal – $79 (reg. $379)

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer Deal – $79 (reg. $379)

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 at a glance:

  • 4800 x 2400 dpi
  • Print 8 x 10″ in 51 Seconds
  • Wi-Fi, Ethernet, AirPrint, PictBridge
  • Print Sizes up to 13 x 19″
  • 8 Ink Cartridges Including 3 Monochrome
  • CD, DVD, Blu-ray Printing
  • Print Studio Pro for Photoshop, DPP

Looking for a quality photo printer? B&H Photo has the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Professional Inkjet Photo Printer on sale at $79 after $50 instant rebate and $250 mail-in rebate (instructions). Please note: the $50 instant discount shows up only after having added the printer to the shopping cart. Finally, you get $50 worth of Canon semi-gloss photo paper. This deal will not last long.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay, Adorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

New Canon TS-E 45mm, 90mm and 135mm tilt-shift lenses coming August 2017? [CW3]

New Canon TS-E 45mm, 90mm And 135mm Tilt-shift Lenses Coming August 2017? [CW3]

Rumor has it Canon may announce three new tilt-shift lenses at the end of August 2017. One of the new lenses might also have macro capabilities.

The rumored lenses are:

  • Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8L
  • Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L
  • Canon TS-E 135mm f/2.8L Macro

Another lens is rumored since a while and said to be also announed at the end of August 2017, the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS.

So far no specs nor pictures of the new lenses have leaked. If the rumored August announcement is to be taken seriously then specification and product pictures will soon leak on Japanese sites.

Stay tuned.