Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Review (DPReview TV)

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS Review

DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan review the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens. This a very interesting lens, with lots of positive reviews.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Chris and Jordan say:

Over a year after it was announced, Chris and Jordan had the chance to play with the Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L IS Macro! Alongside the expected improvements in autofocus speed and optical performance, this lens feature Spherical Aberration Correction, which allows you to change the look of out-of-focus areas. Is this new lens worth the premium price?

More coverage of this outstanding lens is listed here.

Preorders in USA are open at $1,399: B&H Photo | Adorama. If you are based in UK we recommend Park Cameras. More worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II – Is There A Difference?

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L

Many Canon EOS R owner wonder if they should replace their EF lenses with RF versions, or just use the EF lenses with the adapter. Here is a RF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II comparison.

Todd Dominey wanted to know if there is any difference between the Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8L and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II. He says:

Is there a qualitative difference between the RF 24-70 and the decade-old EF 24-70 II? I was curious to find out, so I photographed the world’s largest junkyard of vintage cars (~4500 rusting vehicles across six miles) using both lenses on the Canon EOS R5.

More RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Today Only: Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S to RF-Mount – $59.95 (reg. $89.95)

Vello Auto Lens Adapter

Only for today (5/4/2022) B&H Photo has a 33% discount on the Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera.

At a glance:

  • Canon EF/EF-S Lens to RF Camera
  • Enables Autofocus and Auto Exposure
  • Camera Image Stabilization Enabled
  • Transfers Lens Exif Metadata to Camera
  • Anti-Reflective Matte Black Interior
  • Removable Tripod Foot
  • 1/4″-20 Tripod Foot Accessory Threads
  • Lightweight, Durable Metal Construction

Get the Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera on sale at $59.95. Compare at $89.95.

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Today Only: Delkin Devices 1TB Advantage UHS-I SDXC Memory Card – $129.99 (reg. $199.99)

Delkin

Only for today (5/3/2022) B&H Photo has a 35% discount on Delkin Devices 1TB Advantage UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards. Check if your camera can manage it before buying.

At a glance:

  • 1TB Storage Capacity
  • UHS-I / V30 / U3 / Class 10
  • Max Read Speed: 100 MB/s
  • Max Write Speed: 80 MB/s
  • Min Write Speed: 30 MB/s
  • Records 4K & Full HD Video
  • Records Raw, Burst, and JPEG Photos
  • Water / Shock / X-Ray Proof
  • Built-In Write-Protect Switch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Get the Delkin Devices 1TB Advantage UHS-I SDXC Memory Card on sale at $129.99. Compare at $199.99.

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CIPA March 2022 Shipment Figures Suggest The Market Is Recovering

Cipa

Latest CIPA camera and lens shipment figures suggest the market is getting better.

As Digicame Info sums it up:

The number of digital cameras shipped in March 2022 was 66.2% (77.0% on a monetary basis) compared to the same month of the previous year, which is even lower than the sluggish 73.4% (90.6% on a monetary basis) last month. Currently, the restrictions on corona are being relaxed, but it is severe that bad conditions such as supply shortages and price increases for camera-related products overlap.

Of the number of cameras shipped, the lens-integrated type was 50.1% (62.7% on a monetary basis) compared to the same month of the previous year, and the interchangeable lens type was 74.7% (79.4% on a monetary basis) compared to the same month of the previous year. The interchangeable lens type, which was on par with the previous year, has fallen sharply below the previous year in March.

The number of digital cameras shipped by region was compared with the same month of the previous year in the Americas (73.7%), Europe (56.5%), China (67.1%), Japan (71.4%), Japan and Asia other than China (68.2%), and China. It is noticeable that it has dropped significantly from 96.9% in February.

The number of SLR cameras shipped in March 2022 was about 188,26, and the number of mirrorless cameras was about 224,970. On a unit basis, SLR cameras are still selling well. However, on a monetary basis, mirrorless cameras are about 3.6 times more expensive than single-lens reflex cameras, and it seems that sales of single-lens reflex cameras are centered on low-priced models.

Nikon Z 9 Review by DPReview TV (one of the best cameras they’ve ever tested)

Nikon Z 9 Review

Sorry folks for yet another Nikon Z 9 review but this camera is too cool not to get featured ;-)

Nikon Z 9 at a glance:

  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS

After their written review, the folks at DPReview TV now posted also a compact video Nikon Z 9 review. They say:

The Nikon Z9 is one of the best cameras we’ve ever tested, but is there any reason not to jump on a wait list if you’re looking for the best hybrid mirrorless camera? We’ve been testing the Z9 with the new 2.0 firmware for a while, and we have the answers.

Definitely a very interesting camera, the Nikon Z 9. Moreover, Nikon surprised everyone releasing a Nikon Z 9 firmware update that’s so huge it could have been an entirely new camera.

Nikon Z 9 (starts $5,496.95): B&H Photo | Adorama

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