Posts Tagged ‘canon’

Video: Does Gear 6x the Price Get You a 6x Better Photo? (Spoiler: No)

Maybe the ‘it’s not the gear, it’s the photographer’ is the proverbial dead horse that’s occasionally given a beating, but it’s a message that we never tire of sharing with a gear-loving, often gear-obsessed, photography world.

To that end, the short tutorial video above by our friends at SLR Lounge puts some numbers to this idea. The question they’re asking: Does taking a picture with 6x more expensive gear, get you a 6x better photo? Read more…

Can Your DSLR Nail Focus on a Flying Dragonfly? The Canon 7D Mark II Can

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We’ve seen one video demonstration of the Canon 7D Mark II’s impressive AutoFocus system, and we’ve heard the amazing specs, but it’s a picture of a dragonfly that really drove home the point, for us, of how good this system is at locking focus on a moving subject. Read more…

Wildlife Photographer Adam Jones Takes Canon’s 7D Mark II Into the Wild for a Real World Review

When cameras get put through a review, it’s often done at a pixel-peeping level in a studio, where the lighting is consistent across the board and variables are few and far between. This is NOT one of those reviews.

When it came time to review Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the 7D Mark II, DPReview reached out to professional wildlife photographer Adam Jones and asked him to take the camera out into the wild… literally.

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Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

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Warning: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what camera should I buy” and “why mirrorless, really?” discussions that I see online.

So I wanted to give an authentic point of view about why I switched from a professional Canon bag to a mirrorless system. I hope that it helps others think through their choice when they decide to adopt one system or another. Read more…

Canon’s Rumored 11-24mm f/4L Appears Briefly on the Canon Germany Website

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Not long ago an image of Canon’s upcoming 11–24mm f/4L lens leaked out for the world to see, but many thought it might be fake… possibly because they didn’t want to get their hopes up. Today, however, hopes can soar, because it seems Canon Germany’s website accidentally posted the lens, all-but-confirming that it does indeed exist. Read more…

Diving Into the Numbers: Is the Canon 7D Mark II as Bad as DxOMark Says it Is?

After much anticipation and positive initial reports about the new Canon 7D Mark II, DxOMark’s review of the camera’s sensor was met with some shock. According to their tests, the Mark II’s sensor was on par with the 5-year-old Nikon D300s, and even fell behind smaller Micro Four Thirds sensors — not good.

But was this assessment fair? Photographer and educator Tony Northrup — who praised the 7D Mark II in his rapid review — wanted to find out. And so he created this in-depth video to dive into DxO’s numbers, make some side-by-side comparisons, and see if the 7D really is as disappointing as DxO seemed to report. Read more…

All Info, Press Pictures and Price of the Canon 100-400mm II Lens Leaked

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Holy product leaks Batman! Info and photo leaks don’t get much more comprehensive than this. In what they’re actually titling the official introduction post, Canon Rumors has posted four higher res product shots of the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II alongside full specs, pricing, and a detailed description of the lens from top to bottom.

At this point, it would be a formality for Canon to even announce the darn thing. But if you want to save the surprise for the official announcement of this Unicorn lens, we don’t suggest you read on. Read more…

Through the Viewfinder Video Shows Off the Canon 7D Mark II’s Lightning-Quick AutoFocus

The Canon 7D Mark II is an enigma. One day we’re hearing about how its weather sealing is second to none, the next about how the sensor’s performance at base and low ISO is on par with Nikon… 5 years ago, and now we swing back to the other side of the spectrum with this impressive demonstration of the camera’s lightning quick AF system. Read more…

Full Specs for Upcoming Canon 100-400mm Lens Emerge Alongside Another Leaked Photo

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The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II is set to arrive later this month, which might explain why the leaks have started coming hard and fast. After the official photo leaked yesterday, a full spec list has emerged that shows just how many improvements Canon is planning to make to the 16-year-old lens. Read more…

First Photo of the Long-Awaited Canon EF 100-400mm Version 2 Appears Online

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Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM debuted in 1998, and over a decade and a half later we’re still waiting for a replacement. But we might not be waiting very much longer at all. In fact, recent rumors now backed up by the first leaked image indicate that this lens will arrive this month. Read more…