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

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

Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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.

Still Live: Canon EOS 6D deal – $999 (reg. $1399, import model)

Still Live: Canon EOS 6D Deal – $999 (reg. $1399, Import Model)

Canon EOS 6D at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 4.5 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
  • iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • In-Camera HDR & Multiple Exposure Mode

Top Rated Plus seller DealsAllYear (99.8% positive ratings) has the honourable Canon EOS 6D on sale at $999. Compare at $1,399. Please note: this is an import model with 1 year seller warranty. An import item is legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. The EOS 6D still is an excellent performer.

There is more to check if you’re looking for good deals. Have a look at the following links. Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (check the refurbished listings at Canon Store whenever you have time for it, the best deals hide there).

Amazon Black Friday deals start on November 17, 2017 (Europe and USA)

black friday

Amazon announced that Black Friday deals will start on November 17 (this Friday) and go on for 10 days. The BF pages are already up and running and some early deals can be found. Have a look: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon ES and Amazon IT. You may also click the image above and get redirected to your country’s Amazon (should work for most countries).

If you’re hunting deals it’s a good idea to regularly check the page of your interest.

To grab the best deals before others do, we advice you become Amazon Prime member. You will get early access to Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 deals (earlier than non Prime member). You can simply cancel your free trial after 30 days if you do not wish to become an official member. Subscribe to Amazon Prime here: Amazon US – Amazon CAAmazon DE – Amazon UK – Amazon FR – Amazon ESAmazon IT.

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II: Amazon USA, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, Canon USA

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.

The Canon EOS M50 is the company’s next mirrorless camera

Canon Rumors

 

Nokishita spotted new, unreleased Canon gear. And it gets pretty interesting.

It appears Canon has registered the Bluetooth module of a new camera at a certification authority. The new camera is named EOS M50 (Kiss M in Japan), and it definitely appears be a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

eos m50

It’s suggested the EOS M50 might be similar to the EOS M5 but with less features. I’m a bit puzzled by the moniker “Kiss M” (for the Japanese market), which seems to suggest a more DSLR-like design. Well, this is assuming “Kiss M” and “EOS M50” refer to the same piece of gear (I think they do).

When gear is spotted at certification authorities it is usually a matter of weeks before this gear gets announced. However, I do not expect the EOS M50 to be announced in 2017. This will most likely be a 2018 announcement.

What do you think is the EOS M50? Sound off in the comment section.

Canon EOS C200/C200B firmware update released (ver. 1.0.2.1.00)

Canon EOS C200/C200B Firmware Update Released (ver. 1.0.2.1.00)

Canon released a firmware update (version 1.0.2.1.00) for the Canon EOS C200/C200B Cinema cameras.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following enhancements:

  • When CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is attached the following features are enabled:
  • Autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function
  • Dual Pixel Focus Guide function.
  • The joystick on the camera’s grip unit can be set to operate the zoom.
  • Manual control of the iris with Camera’s Control dial.
  • Control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
  • Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
  • Start/stop recording on the separately-sold lens grip ZSG-C10.
  • Retrieval of Lens metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance will display on the camera.
  • Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction.

Caution:

  • You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 128MB or more for the firmware update.
  • Firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 is for updating Cinema EOS C200 cameras running firmware version 1.0.0.1.00 – 1.0.1.1.00. If your camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.2.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
  • For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

Download Canon EOS C200/C200B firmware 1.0.2.1.00 here.

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