Posts Tagged ‘canonlenses’

Canon Offers L Lens Alternatives with New EF 400mm f/4, EF 24-105mm and EF-S 24mm f/2.8

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We interrupt the flow of Photokina camera announcements with a bit of a glass breather courtesy of Canon. In addition to the long-awaited 7D Mark II and the impressive G7 X, Canon also let three lenses out of the bag today, two of which are placed as cheaper alternatives to popular L lenses. Read more…

Canon Permanently Drops Price On Most ‘L’ Glass, Offers Up to $1,000 Off

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It looks like Canon is looking to move some inventory — or at the very least score some brownie points with its users — because over the weekend, Canon announced a new permanent price drop on a vast selection of lenses, with discounts ranging from 5% to 33% off. Read more…

Canon Shows Off the Inner Workings of Its Lenses in Cool CES Demos

Unfortunately, what with major changes at the helm and making sure that we hit 2014 running, we weren’t able to make it to Vegas for CES this year. And I say unfortunately because, not only does it mean we’ll have to wait a minute to get hands on with some of the new releases, but it also meant missing cool demonstrations like the ones you see above.

The video was filmed by Stan Horaczek over at Popular Photography and it shows the demos that Canon is currently running on the showroom floor to tempt CES attendees over to its booth. Read more…

Video: Comparing Canon’s USM and STM Lenses Using the 70D’s Dual Pixel AF

As Canon has begun focusing more adamantly on making its DSLRs capable video capture machines, the company has had to adjust its glass to match. The new Dual Pixel AF on the 70D is a great improvement (check out these videos if you doubt that) but if you’re planning on shooting video using the autofocus, you’ll probably get to the point where you have to choose between buying a USM lens and an STM lens.

When that time comes, the video above by YouTube user marconilanna should make that choice a little easier by showing you the differences — in both noise and speed — between one of Canon’s STM lenses and a few older USMs. Read more…

Canon Singapore Announces a Try Before You Buy Lens Rental Program

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Canon shook up the photography equipment rental space last Wednesday when the company announced that Canon Singapore would soon be launching a lens-rental program of its own, dubbed “Try and Buy.” Overlooking the slightly presumptuous name, the program will allow pros and amateurs alike a chance to try out lenses that might otherwise land beyond the boarders of their budget. Read more…

HTC DSLR Lens Teaser Has Some Hoping for Canon Lens Add-Ons

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HTC has been teasing the release of the rumored HTC One smartphone for the past few weeks by tweeting out cryptic photos that supposedly hint at features that will be officially announced at their press event on February 19th.

Most of these photos get just enough media attention to keep HTC in the news coming up on the Tuesday press event, but the latest photo (top) has the photography world in a bit of a stir. That’s because it depicts a Canon lens, leading some sources to speculate that the HTC One will feature Canon DSLR lens add-ons. Read more…

Dust Donut Upgrades the Weather Sealing of Any Canon EF Mount Lens

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About three quarters of the EF-mount lenses out there are not weather sealed. Because of this, using those lenses often leads to more frequent sensor cleaning, dust and even water accumulation inside your camera body.

Fortunately, a simple but effective idea from California-based photographer Tyler Sterbentz fixes that problem. It’s called the Dust Donut: Read more…

How to Determine the Age of Your Lens Using Canon’s New 10-Digit Serials

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Canon has been putting a date code on its lenses since the 1960′s, but ever since 2008 the company has been transitioning to a 10-digit serial system, sans date code. At first this caused quite a stir, as many a conspiracy theory began popping up; but not to worry, the code is there, it’s just been incorporated into the new 10-digit system.
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Canon 24-70mm f/4 IS and 35mm f/2 IS Leaked Before Announcement

Canon’s two soon-to-be-announced lenses were leaked today by Japanese website Digicam info. The first one is, as suspected, the 24-70mm f/4 IS. The second one was more a surprise: it’s not a new 50mm, but a 35mm f/2 IS. Canon is continuing its new trend of building image stabilization into wider-angle lenses — a bit strange for still photographers, but great news for people who record video with their DSLRs.
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Canon May Eventually Replace 50mm f/1.4 With A 50mm f/1.8 IS

Some rumors are more far-fetched than others, and while this may be one of those it’s still worth mentioning. According to Canon Rumors, some preliminary talk has come down the wire that Canon might be replacing the current EF 50mm f/1.4 with a smaller form factor 50mm f/1.8 IS. Read more…