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 Wednesday, September 23, 2015
MTF average and variance charts are now available on the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens page.
 
You are going to like what you see! The new lens is looking impressive. Here is the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II vs. I lens comparison. There are many more interesting comparisons to be made – use the tool to find them.
 
Special thanks to Roger at Olaf Optical Testing for the quick delivery of these charts! LensRentals.com has the 35mm L II ready to ship today. Simply hit the "Rent" button on the MTF tool page to give this lens a try.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens available for preorder (initial inventory sold out quickly).
 
Can't wait? The Canon Store has the 35 L II in stock and several are available on eBay.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/23/2015 9:39:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review.
 
Great lens. B&H has the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens in stock with a $300.00 instant rebate available.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/23/2015 9:12:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review.
 
Note that Canon does not officially support extenders being used with the 70-300 L lens. However, with-extender results are included in the image quality results for this lens. As this lens is extended to increase focal length, adequate space becomes available for extenders, with their protruding front elements, to physically mount. Care must be taken when using these lens combinations as impact will occur if the 70-300 L is retracted (zoomed out) far enough with an extender mounted behind it.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 9/22/2015 8:13:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 21, 2015
Image quality results have been added to the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens page.
 
Based on the requests we have been receiving for test results, the new Tokina 11-20mm has the interest of many. This APS-C format-only lens appears similar in build and specs to the shorter focal length range Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens. While an image quality comparison between these two lenses (and many others) is available, discernment between test cameras models must be made.
 
B&H has the Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens in stock with a $50 instant rebate available.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/21/2015 8:18:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 18, 2015
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Review.
 
This useful lens is relatively small, light and, with a wide aperture paired with image stabilization, is handholdable in very low light levels.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens in stock with a $50.00 instant rebate available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/18/2015 9:34:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 17, 2015
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R and 1Ds III along with flare, distortion and vignetting test results, MTF measurements and specs/measurements are now available on the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens page.
 
If you have used Tokina's other zoom lenses featuring the push/pull AF/MF switching mechanism, this lens will feel familiar in your hands.
 
B&H has the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens in Nikon mount in stock with the Canon mount available for order.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/17/2015 9:27:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Image quality results from the EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Review.
 
The 40mm STM is one of the best value lenses ever introduced by Canon and holds the #1 position on my Best Canon Bargain Lens list.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens in stock with a $50 instant rebate available.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/16/2015 12:47:47 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 31, 2015
Just posted: Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review.
 
Kudos to Sigma for bringing us a groundbreaking f/2 full frame zoom lens!
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/31/2015 10:30:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 28, 2015
The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Review page is loaded with my expectations for this lens along with comparison charts and other information.
 
Canon's MTF chart foretells exceptional optical performance. An MTF comparison between the version I and II lenses is included in the preview.
 
The image accompanying this post shows an approximate size comparison between the older Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens (on the right) and the new 35 L II. Obviously, the new lens is modestly larger.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Lens available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2015 9:36:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 25, 2015
MTF charts have been added to the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Review.
 
The 100-400 L II is, in many ways, an impressive zoom lens. The MTF charts (especially the variance charts) highlight its optical impressiveness.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/25/2015 9:55:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 20, 2015
Vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens in Canon mount in stock. Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/20/2015 8:59:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The definition of "perfect" in regards to T6i/T6s (750D/760D) setup is of course referring to my own preferences. That there are so many setup options shows that not everyone is the same as me.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery and battery charger, connect the two and plug the charger in. A charged battery is needed for almost everything going forward.
  2. While the battery is charging, the one step that can be accomplished is software installation. Canon Digital Photo Pro and EOS Utility are the two apps I load.
  3. Another step that can be taken parallel to battery charging is installation of the neck strap.
  4. Install the charged battery and power on the camera. Update the date, time and timezone as prompted.
  5. To enable the full set of menu options, turn mode dial to P, Tv, Av or M. Then begin changes by pressing the Menu button.
  6. Change "Image quality" to "RAW"
  7. "Beep" to "Disable"
  8. "Release shutter without card" to "Disable" (Important)
  9. "Image review" to "4 sec."
  10. Set all "Lens aberration correction" options to "Disable"
  11. "Picture Style" to "Neutral" with "Sharpness" set to "1". Note that I select the Neutral Picture Style for a lower contrast histogram to better show the camera's available dynamic range in-camera. I usually change image to use the "Standard" style in DPP during post processing.
  12. "Long exposure noise reduction" to "Auto". I frequently change this option when shooting, most often to "On".
  13. "High ISO speed NR" to "Off". Noise reduction reduces image sharpness and very potentially destructive to image details. I apply NR to my taste (usually very lightly) during post processing.
  14. Live View "Grid display" to "Grid 1" to get the thirds lines
  15. Histogram disp from "Brightnes" to "RGB"
  16. "Auto rotate" to "On/Computer". This allows images to fill the camera LCD regardless of the orientation they were captured in.
  17. Viewfinder display: Set Electronic level, Grid display and Flicker detection to "Show"
  18. "Feature Guide" to "Disable"
  19. Custom functions: ISO expansion: On,
  20. Setup My Menu to include: Long exp. noise reduction, Anti-flicker shoot, Format card, Date/Time/Zone, Mirror Lockup, Sensor cleaning
Regardless of your setting alignment with mine, I recommend that you maintain your own camera settings list. The list will be helpful if your camera requires reconfiguration (such as after returning from Canon service) or as a basis for configuring your next camera upgrade.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/18/2015 8:23:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 14, 2015
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/14/2015 8:06:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Image quality results have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
Test results from the EOS 5Ds R are coming.
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Canon mount in stock. The Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/14/2015 7:44:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 13, 2015
Image quality results have been added to the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Review page.
 
Test results from the EOS 5Ds R are coming.
 
B&H has the Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Canon mount in stock. Nikon mount version is available for preorder (expected in stock Aug 24th).
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/13/2015 9:16:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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