Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens image quality breakdown (D. Abbott)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a 24 minutes video where he analyses the image quality of the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II.

Have a look also on Dustin Abbott’s first look and hands on review. The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS 6D Mark II best vlogging tool, T. Northrup (seriously) states

Canon Eos 6d Mark Ii Deal

Canon 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

Tony Northrup appears to have changed his mind on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, a camera that got a lot of undeserved bad press.

Says T. Northrup:

The Canon 6D Mark II […] really is the best vlogging camera for YouTubers who might need to film themselves at times. Canon’s Dual Pixel Autofocus (DPAF) simply works better than any of the competitors. The only camera that even comes close are Sony’s latest round of full-frame e-mount cameras, like the Sony a7 III. However, those cameras lack a selfie screen, and when they do focus during video, it isn’t smooth and cinematic. Besides the reliable face autofocus when recording, I’ve come to appreciate being able to use fast full-frame lenses, like the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4 […], to blur the background. The 6D Mk II also has audio levels on the screen while you’re recording (as long as you have the audio levels set manually), which the APS-C Canon 77D lacks.


We never had any doubt that the EOS 6D Mark II was an excellent camera.


B&H Photo has the Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundled with the following items:

  • Watson LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1900mAh)
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Ruggard Journey 44 DSLR Shoulder Bag (Black)
  • Canon BG-E21 Battery Grip for EOS 6D Mark II

on sale for just $1,599. Compare at $1,999 for the body only without any bonus items. A killer deal in our opinion. The same bundle is available with the EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens at $1,999, and with the EF 24-105mm f/4L II lens at $2,499.


Adorama too has a set of Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundle deals on sale. All bundles get $350 mail-in rebate (instructions) and include the following items:

  • Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer
  • Canon Plus Luster Semi-Gloss Photo Paper (13×19″), 50 Sheets
  • Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer are:

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II body only bundled with the items listed above on sale at $1,599 after MIR
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II lens and bundled with the items listed above on sale at $2,499 after MIR
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens and bundled with the items listed above on sale at $1,999 after MIR

Canon EOS 6D Mark II world wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Entry-level APS-C Mirrorless Shootout (Canon EOS M50 vs Sony a6000 vs Fujifilm X-T100)

Canon Eos M7 Rumor EOS M50 Full Frame Mirrorless

DPReview TV posted a 14 minutes video where they compare Canon’s EOS M50 with the Sony a6000 and Fujiflm X-T100. Chris and Jordan walk you through the pros and cons of each camera to help you make the best decision for your needs. And the winner is…the EOS M50 (most well rounded entry-level MILC)!

Enjoy.

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens MTF charts by Lens Rentals

Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art

Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 ART at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 3 FLD, 3 SLD, and 3 Aspherical Elements
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed Brass Bayonet Mount
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 10.2″

Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals posted MTF charts and other lab analysis data of the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art lens.

In the conclusion he writes:

I said at the beginning that I expected this lens to be at least as good as the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and better than the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8. I think it’s pretty apparent that while they are all within hair splitting distance of each other at 14mm, the Sigma is the best at 24mm. Optically, this one is worth the money and the best overall 14-24mm zoom. There are lots of other things that go into choosing a lens, but at these very wide angles, things like autofocus speed are not big points.

That being said, if you’re buying a 14mm lens to be a 14mm prime (and some of you are), then all three of these do very well. Honestly, though, for a little more money you should consider the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art if that’s the case. If you’re thinking of matching a 14-24-70mm f/2.8 to collect the whole focal length set, then the Sigma is the best optical choice.

Head over to Lens Rentals to see the MTF charts and learn more about the Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 Art.

The Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 ART sells for $1,299:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II review (well crafted photographic tool, ePhotozine)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens.

The praise the excellent sharpness, very low CA and distortion, ergonomics, image stabilisation, and the build quality. It seems Canon made another winner with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II.

From the conclusion:

A well crafted photographic tool that does its job flawlessly is always a pleasure to use, and this new lens can be fairly described as just that. Fair enough, we lose a little of the ability to throw backgrounds out of focus by sacrificing the usual f/2.8 aperture, but we gain portability, a lower cost and there is really very little sacrifice in terms of narrow depth of field. The f/4 70-200mm lenses, in general, look an attractive proposition and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM is a particularly good example. Read the review…

If you are on the fence for the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II have a look also on Dustin Abbott’s first look and hands on review.

The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II First Look and Hand’s On Video Review

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted a first look and hand’s on video on the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens. The video lasts 20 minutes and can be seen below.

The new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is in stock at major retailers in the US, price is $1,299: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II world-wide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR