Tag Archives: Canon

New (updated) Lenses

One of the mainstays in any collection of 35mm format lenses is the 70-200mm zoom. Decades ago zoom lenses weren’t considered as high-quality as primes at the same focal length, but optical improvements and undeniable convenience have won the day … Continue reading

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Photokina 2016

On the tools side of the imaging endeavor, a number of significant announcements have been made prior to Photokina, the huge international biennial photo and imaging trade fair which opens for 2016 next week in Cologne, Germany.  From Canon are … Continue reading

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Canon’s New Ultra-Wide Zoom

Over the weekend I had the privilege of using Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens.  As others have noted, it’s both large and heavy, contains very high-quality components, and the 11mm rectilinear experience is startling.  I’ve used Canon’s 15mm … Continue reading

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New High-megapixel Canon

It’s official—Canon has announced a major upgrade to their 5-series full-frame DSLR camera with a 50+ MP sensor and a host of internal features not seen before in any Canon body.  There are two versions; the 5Ds with a standard … Continue reading

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Show Over

Photokina 2014 has come and gone, though reviews and commentary will continue for some time. By most accounts, there weren’t too many stunning announcements, though as always there are enough new things to appeal to some segment of the photographic … Continue reading

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Sensor Race

A few days ago Nikon announced a minor upgrade to their highly-regarded D800, to be called the D810. Pixel count stays the same (36.3MP), though the anti-aliasing filter has been removed entirely and there will only be one model instead … Continue reading

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Form, Function, and Retro Design

Many camera makers are now offering bodies with “retro” design, like the Nikon Df, hoping that nostalgia will lure more customers.  Too often this detracts from camera usability instead of improving it. There’s nothing wrong with liking the appearance of … Continue reading

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New Canon EOS Body

Yesterday Canon announced the latest evolution to their midrange APS-C EOS DSLR line—the 70D.  While it won’t be available until September, by all accounts it looks to be an important upgrade with a host of desirable features. The most significant … Continue reading

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New Zoom

Canon has (finally) officially announced their new EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X zoom lens.  Hardly a secret, info has been floating around since February 2011 and the big questions have been when and how much.  Now you can … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Compromise

One of the most intriguing balancing acts is the set of competing features that makes one camera appeal more than another for a specific purpose.  Size and weight are two important factors, both of which have made m4/3 and mirrorless … Continue reading

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