Canon EOS R Hands-On Review (a very good start, says FroKnowsPhoto, plus DNG files to download)

Canon Eos R

Jared Polin (aka FroKnosPhoto) posted a 22min hands-on video review about the brand new Canon EOS R.

Here’s [Jared Polin’s] take so far, this camera gets a lot right while still disappointing in some ways. But, I think it’s a very good start and will only lead to better future cameras.

Jare Polin also made a set of 8 Canon EOS R DNG files available (converted from raw). You can download the files (file set 1 | file set 2). Contrary to what some sites are saying, the Canon EOS R does not use the same sensor as the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. More information about the EOS R raw files in the video below.

More Canon EOS R information, hands-on reviews, first impressions, videos etc we collected so far are listed here.

Pre-orders for the EOS R will start tomorrow, September 12, 2018, you can get notified by B&H Photo or Adorama when they are available. For pre-order notification at B&H for all new Canon gear announced today see here.

If you’re based in UK you can already pre-order the EOS R:

World-wide pre-order links:

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/2.8L IS III Review by LensRentals

Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS III

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element & Five UD Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Internal Focus, Focus Range Limiter
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 8-Blade Diaphragm

The folks at Lens Rentals reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III. They got a close eye on the improved anti-flare coating of the lens.

From their conclusion:

So is it worth the upgrade? It’s hard to say. The lenses are identical in construction and sharpness, and the reduced flaring works better on a marketing level than in person. If you don’t have a 70-200mm, then this new one would be worth the purchase. But if you already own the version II of this lens, it probably makes a lot of sense to hold on to it, as the used market prices on it will drop once the new version comes more prevalent. But I’d like to know your thoughts – is this new release justified? Or is it just a cash grab by Canon? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III sells at $2,099 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

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

DPReview posted a set of sample photos shot with the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. Canon clearly has another best selling lens here.

The 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

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art First Look/Hands On Review and Image Sample Gallery

Sigma 105mm F1.4

Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Three FLD Elements, Two SLD Elements
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating
  • Hyper Sonic AF Motor, Manual Override
  • Weather-Sealed, Protective Front Coating
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Removable Rotating Arca-Type Tripod Foot
  • Compatible with Sigma USB Dock

Our preferred reviewer, Dustin Abbott, posted a hands on/first look review video (below) for the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens, and a sample photo gallery too. The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art just recently got a “Hot One” award from Professional Photographer Magazine.

The Sigma 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art sells at $1,599: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II review by D. Abbott

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

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive review of the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II. 

It’s no secret that the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. It’s a great lens, and Canon has another winner here. Btw, the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II also impresses with build quality and low variance.

From D. Abbott’s conclusion:

Some have questioned whether this lens is a worthy upgrade, if enough has changed. If you are looking for a revolutionary improvement over the previous generation lens (perhaps considering updating), that might be a hard choice, but there is no doubt that this is a significantly improved lens on a number of levels. The build is improved, the autofocus is improved, and the image quality is improved. There is no single thing that jumps out at you, but the sum total of the improvements add up to what I believe is the best f/4 lens that covers this focal length. The price tag is at the high end of the spectrum, but so is the performance of the lens. There are solid alternatives to this lens, but if you want the best 70-200mm f/4 lens, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is the one to get.

D. Abbott’s review comes with a huge set of sample photos, and analyses any aspect of the lens. You may also choose to watch the full review video below.

The 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 review by Optical Limits

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

Optical Limits (former photozone.de) reviewed the new Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens.

From their conclusion:

The king is dead and, yes, long live the new king. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is everything that the mk I was plus some. It is the perfect playmate for ultra-resolution Canon cameras. It is mostly tack sharp at mainstream settings with no real weakness across the focal length range. Lateral CAs are low and not really an issue. Image distortions can be visible specifically at the long end though and you can spot some moderate vignetting at f/4. If you use digital auto-correction that will be a lesser concern, of course. The quality of the bokeh is good for a zoom lens.

The build quality is excellent but that’s hardly a surprise when talking about a Canon L lens. The low weight and small size are certainly welcomed when carrying around your camera gear all day long. Canon’s improved image stabilizer is impressive. Read the review

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II is getting one positive review after the other. Canon clearly has another winner here.

The 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