Tag Archives: Canon

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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Niche Products

Now and then an individual has a particular need in a camera specification that trumps all others and leads to a choice of make and model that might not suit all situations.  A good example might be Canon’s PowerShot SX50 … Continue reading

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APS-C Semi-Pro Bodies

Top-end 1.5x or 1.6x crop-sensor bodies from Canon and Nikon (like the 7D and D300S respectively) have been immensely popular with wildlife photographers who almost always benefit from a little extra reach.  But each of these models has gone a … Continue reading

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Inflation

Along with the general economic pressures of the last four years, there’s been a steep increase in the cost of certain photographic tools, particularly at the high end.  Take the Canon EF 500/4L IS telephoto, for example, one of Canon’s … Continue reading

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The Elusive “Travel Camera”

We’ve all wished for it—that perfect little camera that’s so compact and light weight that one could effortlessly carry it all the time, regardless of circumstances—and when the time came to use it the features would more than cover all … Continue reading

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Canon Fact & Speculation

Photokina has come and gone and the biggest Canon announcement was the EOS 6D, an “entry level” full-frame model aimed at a niche a step below the 5D Mark III.  For about $2,100 you can shoot full frame too.  Of … Continue reading

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Canon News

As Photokina gets closer, along with the inevitability of more product announcements, several events from Canon have kept the interest level up for those married to the EOS system including a new mirrorless offering and a major firmware update for … Continue reading

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Memory Cards and Image Files

Sometimes speed matters, and the type of memory card you use to record digital images can make a big difference.  Considerations depend of course on your shooting style and your equipment.  Those focused on landscapes and close-ups probably are less … Continue reading

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Canon’s Next Step

The web is awash today with details of Canon’s announcement of the 5D Mark III.  It’s been a long time coming, but now we have one more full-frame DSLR in the Canon lineup.  Due for delivery within a month or … Continue reading

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