Posts Tagged ‘canon’

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…

Cracking Open the 7D Mark II, The Most Thoroughly Weather Sealed Camera I’ve Ever Seen

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OK, I have to admit I really like the 7D Mark II. I didn’t want to because it wasn’t what I wanted. I wanted to see the new Canon chip foundry that would be cranking out high-resolution sensors. But despite wanting to hate the 22-megapixel APS-C camera, after a fairly short exposure to the autofocus system, I have to admit I like it. There’s just something about getting every shot in focus every time that’s appealing to me. Read more…

Rumor: Canon to Use Sony-Made Multi-Layer Sensors in Two Upcoming Pro-Grade Cameras

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There’s no doubt on the rumor mill that Canon is planning to release several cameras in 2015, including some that might be quite revolutionary, but there is some doubt about who will be making the sensors in those cameras. Read more…

Photographer Michele Celentano on Capturing Photo Portraits by Recording 4K Video

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The Canon 1D C is a cinema DSLR that’s geared towards video recording. But just because it was built for filmmaking doesn’t mean its value to still photographers is diminished. In fact, it can be the complete opposite, as photographer Michele Celentano demonstrates in a two-part video series recently put out by Canon.
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Rumor: Canon Working on a ‘Modular’ DSLR that Will Let You Swap Out the Viewfinder and More

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Here’s an interesting rumor from the Canon camp. You know that ‘modular’ phone Google is working on that will let you swap out pieces of it — say, the camera, or the processor — by removing and attaching different pieces? Well, fresh rumors suggest Canon is thinking of doing something similar with a forthcoming DSLR. Read more…

Canon 6D and Sony RX1 Listed as Discontinued by Some Online Retailers

Update: According to Amateur Photographer, Canon has clarified that Amazon UK “got it wrong.” The 6D is not discontinued, although Amazon UK plans to stop selling it.


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When a manufacturer officially discontinues a model, it’s like a teaser trailer for what’s to come. You might have no idea what’s going on, but you know that something new is coming. Well, as of today, both the Sony RX1 and the Canon 6D have been marked as discontinued on different online retailers. Read more…