A Bit of Everything (T6, M5, Milvus 18mm, Sigma 12-24mm, more)

Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 Review – Photography Blog:

The Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8 is a pleasure to use, thanks to its superb build quality and smooth focus ring. As this is a manual-focus only lens, you’d expect this aspect of the operation to be intuitive, and so it proved, especially as the Sony A7R II is geared up for accurate manual focusing, where focus peaking really helps speed up the process and improve the accuracy. The fact that it’s weather-sealed is also a real plus point.

“The best of both worlds…” Gali Tibbon on the EOS M5Canon Professional Network

Diving in the blue pearl of Siberia, by Franco Banfi – Canon Professional Network

Canon Rebel T6 Review: Can a modest upgrade sustain the popular entry-level Rebel through another generation? – Imaging Resource:

If you’re looking for a DSLR camera which shoots better photos than your smartphone or small-sensor compact camera can offer, and you’re on a very tight budget, well… you’re not likely to find a more affordable DSLR than the Canon T6. At least, not without taking a trip down memory lane to buy an older model. And that older camera likely won’t play nicely with your smartphone, making it harder than it needs to be to put your photos online for friends and family to see, so it’s probably smarter to stick with current offerings.

Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery – DPReview

Top Tips for Small Product Photography – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon EOS M5 PreviewPhotography Blog

Exposure settings: Basic+ – Canon Professional Network

Making the Everyday Magical Through Your Photography, by Liza Gershman – Canon Digital Learning Center

Flight of fancy: Markus Varesvuo on the EOS-1D X Mark IICanon Professional Network

Aquatica Announces Housing for Canon EOS-1D X Mark IIDive Photo Guide

Canon USA v. Get It Digital Case Dismissed – Photograhpy Bay

I Sold My Sony Cameras – Here’s Why… – Dan Carr Photography

Below: BIRTV 2016: Canon show VR 360 degree rig using five ME200S-SH cameras – NewsShooter

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM sample pictures

EF-M 28mm F/3.5

Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • EF-M Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 44.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5
  • One UD Element & Two Aspherical Elements
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Hybrid IS Image Stabilization
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.2x
  • Super Macro Setting for 3.7″ Min. Focus
  • Built-In Macro Lite LED
  • Retractable Design for Compact Profile

The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM lens with built-in led lights didn’t get much attention since it was announced. That’s a pity because it’s an interesting lens with an affordable price.

The EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM is a compact prime lens designed for macro photography (44.8mm-equivalent). It has a 1.2x maximum magnification and 3.7″ minimum focusing distance. Moreover, the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 has an integrated Macro Lite LED to provide additional illumination to close-up subjects. Aiding its ability to reproduce small subjects at greater than life size, the optical design incorporates one UD element and two aspherical elements to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to provide a high degree of sharpness and clarity. And the best thing is, it costs just $299.

Digital Life Innovator posted a small set of pictures taken with the EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM and a Canon EOS M5.

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Canon EOS M5 & EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM, 0.025 sec (1/40), f/3.5, ISO 5000, 0 EV


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Canon EOS M5 & EF-M 28mm f/3.5 MACRO IS STM, 0.017 sec (1/60), f/3.5, ISO 1000, 0 EV,

All pictures © Digital Life Innovator, and used with permission. See all EF-M 28mm Macro sample pictures at Digital Life Innovator

A Bit of Everything (M5, EF 600mm, 5D4, 4K, Milvus 100mm, etc)

Above: Canon EF 600mm F/4 IS review – the daniel life

Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Stills from Video: 4K Video Frame Grabs – George Lepp/CDLC

What’s New: IPTC Metadata with the EOS 5D Mark IV – Rudy Winston/CDLC

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV High ISO Sample Image Files – K. Rockwell

Photokina 2016 Interview: The Canon EOS M5Photography Blog

Photokina 2016 My Experience… – De.Light Photo

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV review – TechRadar

Brent Stirton: “Be the best we can be.” – Canon Professional Network

Zeiss Milvus 2/100mm Review – Dustin Abbott

Early Impressions of the Canon 5D Mark IV Video Features – Iso1200

A first look at Canon’s EOS 5D Mark IV – Engadget

How NASA Trains Its Astronauts to Be Professional Space Photographers – Inverse

Canon’s new global shutter CMOS sensor will eliminate rolling shutter issues for videoDPReview

Interview with John Swannell, “I never said no to anything…” – Canon Professional Network

What’s New: EOS 5D Mark IV Dual Pixel RAW Images – Rudy Winston/CDLC

Video Features in the EOS 5D Mark IV – Brent Ramsey/CDLC

Below: Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video – DPReview

Below: Canon 5D Mk IV Video Quality Test (vs GH4 & a7R II)- Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Below: Canon’s EOS M5 introduces a better way to control autofocus for handheld – NewsShooter

Below: Canon 5D Mk IV Dual Pixel Raw Review- Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Canon EOS M5 hands-on and introduction video

Canon Eos M5 Mark Ii Mirrorless

Canon EOS M5: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

The Canon EOS M5 is here, and it seems to be anything users wanted. Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted an overview video that you may be interested to watch.


DPReview posted a critical article about the EOS M5, named “Opinion: The EOS M5 is Canon’s best ever mirrorless camera, and a big disappointment“, and in my opinion is one of the many, boring Canon brand-bashing reviews without any relation to the real world. Since Canon is market leader, I guess throwing mud on the company is some hipster-like thing the makes you look cool.

A large selection of EOS M5 pictures (not samples shot with the EOS M5) can be reviewed at Photography Blog.


Canon EOS M5 and new lenses officially announced (a mirrorless with a DSLR feel)


At a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot EVF, Touch and Drag AF Control
  • 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth Smart
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Up to 9 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Digital IS 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Canon EOS M5 sample images at Canon Japan.

After many leaks the Canon EOS M5 is here. The EOS M5 will start shipping at the end of November 2016. Price for the body only is $979, the kit with the new EF-M 18-150mm IS STM goes for $1,479. Canon has now a dedicated site for their mirrorless offering.

USA pre-orders:

UK pre-orders:

Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 First Impressions Review – DPReview


Press release:

Canon U.S.A. Introduces the Latest Members of the EOS Family the EOS M5 Digital Camera and its First EF-M High Power Zoom Lens

EOS M5 Camera Provides The Fastest Autofocus (AF) speed of EOS M-Series and a built-in Electronic Viewfinder

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the latest additions to its EOS M series system – the new Canon EOS M5 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera and compact EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens. The EOS M5 camera features a 24.2 Megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor, DIGIC 7 Image Processor and the fastest AF speed in the EOS M-seriesi, enabling photographers to capture clear, sharp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos. It is also the first in the EOS camera line to include the low energy Bluetooth® Smartii feature that can maintain a constant connectioniii with your compatible smartphone or tablet when you use the Canon camera connect application and both applications are active. The versatile EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compatible with all Canon EOS M series digital cameras, and is a great option for photographers looking to capture scenic landscapes while traveling to close-up shots from afar.

“The new capabilities found in the Canon EOS M5 Camera and EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens set a new standard for our EOS M series of cameras and lenses, showing that Canon is constantly incorporating performance enhancements desired by our customers,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “When paired together, the new EOS M5 camera and EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens provide image-makers of all levels with powerful tools that enable them to capture a variety of remarkable images and videos.”

In addition, advanced photographers will appreciate the improved operability of the EOS M5 camera. It has a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) and Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF for capturing stills and shooting video with smooth and precise autofocus. This allows for Touch and Drag AF so users can easily switch the subject of their focus by dragging the AF frame directly on the LCD panel, even while looking through the camera’s EVF. Focus peaking allows users to highlight the area of the image that is in focus from within the EVF or LCD monitor. In addition to its touchscreen operability, the EOS M5 camera also has easily accessible dials that allow you to quickly adjust your settings on-the-go.

Key Features of the Canon EOS M5 Camera Include:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–25600.
  • Fast and smooth Dual Pixel CMOS AF helps you capture stills and shoot video with quick and precise autofocus.
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 7.0 fps (up to 9.0 fps with AF Lock) and new DIGIC 7 Image Processor with improved AF tracking performance.
  • Full HD 60p helps capture fast-moving subjects and brilliant results in MP4 format.
  • Digital IS with 5-axis image stabilizationivwhen shooting movies plus increased image stabilization with both lens optical IS and in-camera digital IS when shooting with an IS lens.
  • Built-in high-resolution EVF (approx. 2,360,000 dots) with new Touch and Drag AF lets you manually move the AF frame displayed for more precise focusing in different shooting situations.
  • Intuitive touch screen 3.2 tilt-type (85° up/180° down) LCD monitor (approx. 1,620,000 dots) enables flexible positioning and clear viewing.
  • Easily customize functions while shooting using the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, Dial Function Button and Exposure Compensation Dial.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®v and NFCvi allows for easy sharing and transferring of images and videos.
  • Equipped with Bluetooth®iii Smart for smooth pairing with a compatible smartphone by powering on both devices for easy photo sharing and remote control possibilities.
  • Shorter camera startup timevii and interval time between each image capture for a more efficient shooting experience.
  • Compatible with EF-M lenses as well as the full line of EFviii and EF-Sviii lenses and Speedlites for expanded creativity.

The Canon EOS M5 also features Combination IS with in-camera 5-axis image stabilization, while capturing video, a first in the Canon EOS series. With a compatible lens attachediv, Combination IS leverages optical IS and in-camera digital IS to help create tremendously smooth videos. The DIGIC 7 Image Processor makes the 5-axis IS possible even with lenses that do not contain IS, because the in-camera image stabilization functions independently to help reduce camera shake when shooting videos.

Additionally, the EOS M5 camera shoots impressive time-lapse videos. The EOS M5 camera also allows for easy panning by setting the optimal shutter speed after analyzing the camera’s panning speed and how fast the subject is moving.

The new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers a high-zoom ratio, expanding the range of photographic possibilities for EOS M digital cameras. Its image stabilizer helps with reducing image blur and making image and video shooting easier at longer focal lengths. Along with the enhanced performance, the EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens is compact and lightweight, making it a versatile and convenient lens to carry.

Key Features of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:

  • Canon’s first EF-M high-zoom power lens covering a broad range of shooting scenes with a high-zoom ratio of up to 8.3x (29–240mm equivalent).
  • Compact and lightweight design allows for easy portability.
  • Optical design helps provide excellent image quality across a broad zoom range comparable to the EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM lens.
  • Maximum magnification of 0.31x at focal length 150mm.
  • Image Stabilizer effect at up to 4ixstops of shake correction helps capture sharp images.

Pricing and Availability

The new Canon EOS M5 camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers or through the Canon Online store at http://shop.usa.canon.com/ in November 2016, for an estimated retail price of $979.99 for the body only. It will also be sold as part of body-and-lens kits with EF-M 15-45mm/F3.5-6.3 IS STM zoom kit lens (estimated retail price of $1,099.00, scheduled to be available early November 2016x), and with the new EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for an (estimated retail price of $1,479.00x, scheduled to be available early December 2016x)

In addition, the new Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens, available in graphite and silver colors, is scheduled to be available in December 2016 for an estimated retail price of $499.99x.

Additional optional EOS accessories include a Body Jacket (EM-E2) and Neck Strap (EH29-CJ) that come in black or brown.

For more information please visit: http://mseriescameras.usa.canon.com

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Yet another set of Canon EOS M5 pictures

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Ahead of the announcement (next night, September 15th) we can provide a few more and new images of the Canon EOS M5.

These are the Canon EOS M5 specifications leaked earlier today:

  • Sensor: Effective pixels 24.2 million pixel APS-C CMOS (total number of pixels 25.8 million pixels)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • DIGIC 7
  • ISO Sensitivity: 100-25600
  • Shutter speed: 1 / 4,000 to 30 seconds, bulb, maximum flash synchro shutter speed 1/200 sec
  • Continuous shooting: up to about 9fps in Liveview, 7 fps (at the time of AF follow-up?)
  • Video: Full HD 60p
  • 5-axis electronic image stabilization
  • EVF: 236 Man dot
  • 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel movable LCD
  •  Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth (4.1)
  • Battery: LP-E17
  • Memory card: SD / SDHC / SDXC card (UHS-I compatible)
  • Size (W x H x D): 115.6 x 89.2 x 60.6 mm
  • Weight: about 380g (body only), 427g (including battery · SD card)

Stay tuned!