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 Thursday, August 13, 2020
I was recently asked which EF lenses should be replaced first in the DSLR to MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) migration. Fortunately, Canon has made the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R available to significantly ease that transition. With this adapter, EF lenses continue to perform at least as well on an RF mount as they do on an EF mount. Still, many of us will be upgrading our kits to RF lens models.
 
Here is a list of the available (or announced) RF lenses in priority* order.

  1. Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  2. Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  3. Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
  4. Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
  5. Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  6. Canon RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens
  7. Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Lens
  8. Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Lens
  9. Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
  10. Canon RF 35mm f/1.8mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro Lens
  11. Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
  12. Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
  13. Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens
  14. Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Lens
  15. Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens
  16. Canon RF 1.4x Extender
  17. Canon RF 2x Extender

* Disclaimer: photographers have greatly varying needs, and therefore, the priority number for each of us may vary greatly, and my numbers may have little meaning for you.
 
The easy answer to the "Which RF lenses should I upgrade to first?" question is "Replace your most-used lens." All of the RF lenses have advantages over their EF counterparts, and replacing the most-used lens makes a lot of sense, providing the most value.
 
Also making sense is upgrading to an RF lens that has a desired capability, such as the image stabilization feature in the RF 24-70, much better image quality such as found in the RF 50 L or RF 85 L, or a super-telephoto length at an affordable price.
 
Why The Above Order?
 
The trinity of professional-grade f/2.8 L lenses are listed first, and they are listed in order of use frequency for many photographers. These are the lenses this site's audience considers most important overall.
 
I dropped the RF 100-500 into the 4th slot on this list. This focal length range is extremely useful, includes very long focal lengths, and has professional-grade build and optics without reaching an extreme price level.
 
For some, the RF 24-105 f/4 L could have a top position on this list. This lens is great for travel and has great general purpose utility. The professional-grade 24-105 L is less expensive and lighter than the RF 24-70 f/2.8 L.
 
Bring in the primes. The RF 50 L is the 50mm full-frame lens that many of us have long awaited. It is the first Canon 50mm lens I've personally purchased in (probably) over a decade. Both RF 85 f/1.2 models are phenomenal portrait lenses, and people are the most important photo subject. With stock photos unavailable for most people, portrait photography remains a revenue-generating pursuit. The RF 85 f/2 IS promises solid performance at a lower price, and this lens's close-focusing capabilities will be very welcomed in a kit.
 
The RF 35 is small, light, bright, close-focusing, inexpensive, and fun. Just get one.
 
An f/11 fixed aperture lens? Sounds like a crazy idea to many of us. However, getting these extreme focal lengths into the size, weight, and price point Canon achieved is remarkable. The image quality is not bad, especially from the lower resolution imaging sensors.
 
Having an f/2 aperture available over an entire general-purpose focal length range is awesome. The RF 28-70 is large, heavy, and expensive, but for the niche that needs this lens' advantages (think wedding and event photographers), this lens is priceless.
 
There are times when only a single lens can be chosen for multi-purpose needs. The RF 24-240mm lens's 10x zoom range covers those needs much of the time.
 
When small, light, and inexpensive are critical lens attributes, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 raises its hand to fill the need.
 
I listed the RF extenders last. At this time, only the RF 100-500, RF 600, and RF 800 are compatible with the RF extenders. The cost of the extenders is approaching the cost of these two low-priced prime lenses that already have very long focal lengths, and the narrow max apertures of these lenses reduces the benefits an extender can provide. Using the 1.4x on the not-yet-available RF 100-500 is going to make a lot of sense, but I'm less sure about the 2x. I expect the extenders to have significantly greater value when high-end RF telephoto prime L lenses become available.
 
I plan to migrate all of my Canon lenses from EF to RF where similar models exist (except for those required for testing purposes). If your budget enables upgrading, I recommend doing so.
 
What is your RF lens plan?

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/13/2020 9:31:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 11, 2020
From Sony:
 
Sony "Kando Everywhere" Registration Opens
 
Free Online Event For Content Creators To Be Held August 15-16 Now Open For Registration
 
Registration Opens for Sony’s Digital “Kando Everywhere,” a Free Online Event for Content Creators
 
SAN DIEGO – August 11, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. will continue their annual “Kando Trip” event tradition with “KandoEverywhere” — a two-day online event taking place this weekend, August 15th – 16th. The digital event is open to all guests, at no cost for attendance, and will feature a variety of educational workshops, keynotes presentations and panel discussions led by Sony ambassadors, community leaders, partner sponsors and others.
 
Highlights of the weekend include:

  • 45+ exclusive classes, workshops and live Q&A sessions
  • A chance to learn from industry-leading instructors
  • Portfolio review sessions
  • Interactive trivia with iJustine and Jenna Ezarik
  • Keynote speakers from SeaLegacy and Art of Visuals
  • Networking opportunities with Sony Alpha ambassadors and members of the creative community

Several giveaways will be made available for attendees as well, including one-year memberships to Pro Support and Adobe Creative Cloud, limited edition signed prints from Epson and a variety of Sony Alpha cameras and lenses — including the highly anticipated new Alpha 7S III camera. To register for this event, please visit AlphaUniverse.com/kando-everywhere.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 8/11/2020 10:20:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
OK, maybe not "finished" as I will likely continue to update these reviews for a long time, but these reviews are now extensive enough to be called finished for the moment. As the R5 and R6 are similar in many regards, selecting the review of your preferred model and reading the comparison will likely give you the information you need. Get a coffee and start reading:
 
Canon EOS R5 Review
 
Canon EOS R6 Review
 
Should I Get the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, or EOS R? An Extensive Comparison
 
I have not been this excited about a camera in a long time — two R5 bodies are now part of my kit. It will now be hard to go back to a DSLR.
 
Please share!
 
 
Get in line for the Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Preorder the Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Rent the Canon EOS R5 from Lensrentals.
 
Rent the Canon EOS R6 from Lensrentals.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/11/2020 7:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 10, 2020
Image quality test results have been added to the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens page.
 
This is an interesting lens from numerous perspectives, but focal length per dollar (euro, pound, etc.) is one, and focal length per lb (kg) is another. Here is a comparison with Canon's other 600mm lens, both set to their widest apertures:
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens vs. EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens
 
At f/11, the RF 600 is already being impacted by the softening effects of diffraction. Another interesting comparison is between the same two lenses at f/11.
 
Canon RF 600mm vs. EF 600mm f/4L IS III Lens at f/11
 
The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/10/2020 7:53:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 6, 2020
Evil has found Canon USA. Bleeping Computer is reporting that Canon USA has suffered a significant ransomeware attack. Read the full report here.
 
Affected Canon USA websites include:
 
www.canonusa.com
www.canonbroadcast.com
b2cweb.usa.canon.com
canondv.com
canobeam.com
canoneos.com
bjc8200.com
canonhdec.com
bjc8500.com
usa.canon.com
imagerunner.com
multispot.com
canoncamerashop.com
canoncctv.com
canonhelp.com
bjc-8500.com
canonbroadcast.com
imageland.net
consumer.usa.canon.com
bjc-8200.com
bjc3000.com
downloadlibrary.usa.canon.com
www.cusa.canon.com
www.canondv.com
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   
Post Date: 8/6/2020 9:03:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sigma:
 
Sigma Announces the 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art Lens
 
The Definitive Portrait Prime for the Mirrorless Age

  • Fast-aperture full-frame prime lens that is surprisingly compact
  • Dust and Splash-proof construction
  • Completely new optical formula with 5 SLD and 1 Aspherical element
  • Stepping motor optimized for contrast and phase detection autofocus
  • Clicked and de-clicked aperture ring with Iris Ring Lock Switch
  • Available in L-Mount and Sony E-Mount
  • MSRP: $1199
  • Anticipated Shipping Date: Late August 2020

Ronkonkoma, NY - August 6, 2020 - Redefining the portrait lens category, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is a completely new design for full-frame mirrorless cameras, as the "DN" designation indicates. Announced today by Sigma Corporation, this is a complete reinvention of the definitive fast-aperture portrait prime that pairs class-leading optical performance with a compact, dust-and splash-proof design. Offered in both L-Mount and Sony E-Mount, this lens features a completely new optical formula that includes five Special Low Dispersion Elements and one aspherical element for exceptional edge-to-edge image sharpness. This new optical formula also thoroughly corrects aberrations, resulting in visually pleasing images with no color bleed, even at maximum aperture. Plus, the 11-blade rounded diaphragm ensures smooth, attractive bokeh. The 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens is handcrafted to the most exacting optical and mechanical tolerances in Sigma's Aizu, Japan production facility.
 
"Briefly put, the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art pairs large-aperture, professional-caliber optical performance with a lightweight, sturdy, and compact body, a combination which has long been difficult to achieve," reports Mark Amir-Hamzeh, President of Sigma Corporation of America. "This vision is finally realized with the new 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens."
 
A smaller focusing lens is paired with the stepping motor, which is optimized for both phase detection and contrast detection autofocus, allowing for this lens to be notably smaller than the 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art lens — over an inch shorter and more than a pound lighter than the previous version — while achieving a higher degree of edge-to-edge sharpness from F1.4 and through the entire aperture range.
 
The Sigma Art line has been consistently redefining both imaging excellence and pleasing in-the-hand experience, and this new lens continues that legacy. Dust and splash-proof design, aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) construction, a brass bayonet, plus well-damped switches and rings demonstrate the level of build quality that the Art name represents. Additional benefits include an aperture ring that allows for clicked and de-clicked operation, a programmable AFL button on the lens barrel, and a new Iris Ring Lock Switch that prevents unintended movement of the aperture ring during image capture.
 
This combination of imaging characteristics, build quality, and compact size for its focal length and aperture combine to make this the class-defining portrait lens for full-frame mirrorless camera systems.
 
Order the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens from B&H. or Adorama.
 

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 8/6/2020 8:24:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Image quality, vignetting, and distortion test results have been added to the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens page.
 
This is a top-selling lens. Our review of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens was interrupted by the new Canon gear arrival, but the test results are very helpful in telling this lens's story.
 
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens vs. Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens
 
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens vs. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens
 
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens vs. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens
 
The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/5/2020 7:59:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Check out the Updated Apple iMac and iMac Pro at B&H
 
Learn more at B&H Explora.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Apple News
Post Date: 8/5/2020 7:50:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Canon EOS R firmware version 1.7.0 — Download
 
Canon EOS Ra firmware version 1.5.0 — Download
 
Firmware Version 1.7.0 and 1.5.0 incorporate the following enhancements:
 
1. Support has been added for the following lenses:

  • RF 600mm F11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm F11 IS STM
  • Extender RF 1.4x
  • Extender RF 2x

2. The operation of playing back through the multi-function bar has been improved (please refer to the latest version of the camera's Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update).
 
3. Support for the Battery Pack LP-E6NH has been added.
 
Canon EOS RP firmware version 1.5.0 — Download
 
Firmware Version 1.5.0 incorporates the following enhancements:
 
Support has been added for the following lenses:

  • RF 600mm F11 IS STM
  • RF 800mm F11 IS STM
  • Extender RF 1.4x
  • Extender RF 2x


 
Lens firmware updates incorporate the following enhancement:
 
The lens-based image stabilizer function works together with the camera-based image stabilizer function to achieve greater image stabilization effects with EOS R5/EOS R6.
 
Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.7
 
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.7
 
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM LensFirmware version 2.0.6
 
Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM LensFirmware version 2.0.4
 
Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.6
 
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM LensFirmware version 1.0.8
 
Canon RF 35mm f/1.8mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro LensFirmware version 2.0.2
 
 
The following lens firmware updates incorporate the following enhancement:
 
Focusing performance has been improved when using the Servo AF continuous shooting mode.
 
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM LensFirmware version 1.1.3
 
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM LensFirmware version 2.0.2

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Firmware Updates
Post Date: 8/4/2020 1:50:12 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I recommend reading this one — Breakthrough always supports its claims. Also, be sure to compare prices.
 
From Breakthrough Filters:
 
“Breakthrough R” Drop-In Filter System for Canon R-series cameras.
 
San Francisco, California – Breakthrough Filters today unveiled a new drop-in filter system called “Breakthrough R”, comprising 27 filters designed specially for Canon R-series cameras, such as the Canon R5 and R6. Every filter manufactured by Breakthrough Filters is now available as a “R” drop-in filter, including a number of all-new filters such as the world's first Variable ND which covers 2 to 11-stops, without an "X Pattern", Black & White Polarizers and Infrared.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter on Canon EOS R5
 
Design
 
“Breakthrough R” Drop-In Filters feature a rugged, weather-sealed construction designed to withstand the elements with dust and water resistance. And to make identifying filters fast and easy, each filter is color coded. Multiple “Breakthrough R” filters are easily stored in an all-new compact travel friendly cases that fits up to 5 filters. And an improved, larger adjustment wheel makes fine tuning polarization smoother than before.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter Design
 
Largest Selection of Drop-In Filters
 
The new “Breakthrough R” Drop-In filter system has a wide range of 27 filters to choose from – Neutral Density, Polarizers, Dark CPLs, Infrared, Night Sky, VNDs and Black and White Polarizers.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In Filter Selection
 
X4 CPL Performance: Highest Transmission, Lowest Color Cast
 
Performance is critical to pros, whether they’re shooting detailed landscape images or 8K video. The X4 CPL is the most color neutral polarizer, with an unrivaled light transmission of 50.24%.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In CPL Filter Transmission
 
When compared to industry leading filter manufacturers of both circular and drop-in polarizers, the X4 CPL R ranks number one for light transmission and color cast performance, followed only by the Canon Drop-In CPL at 43.06%.
 
The result of a higher light transmission is faster shutter speeds, which can translate into sharper images and the ability to use a lower ISO when shooting video.
 
X4 Neutral Density Performance: Sharpest and Most Color Neutral ND Filters
 
Canon does not currently offer solid ND drop-in filters, however, optical performance of the X4 ND exceeds industry leading manufacturers such as Singh-Ray, B+W, Lee and many others. The X4 ND has the most neutral color transmission throughout the visible range and well into infrared.
 
Breakthrough Drop-In ND Filter Transmission
 
X4 ND R filters are available individually or as part of a set and come in 3, 6, 10, 15 and 20-stop densities.
 
Dark CPLs, Night Sky and Infrared
 
Breakthrough Filters is announcing a number of other “Breakthrough R” filters available for pre-order, including Dark CPL R in 3, 6 or 10-stop densities. The Night Sky R drop-in filter eliminates artificial light pollution between 570 and 610 nanometers within the visible light spectrum and the Infrared 720 R drop-in Infrared filter cuts visible light up to 720 nanometers.
 
Breakthrough VND-R: World's Largest Density Range
 
Breakthrough Filters is announcing a VND filter system with the largest density range of 2 to 16-stops, which comprises two filters: VND-R and Dark VND-R.
 
The VND-R is the first Variable ND to feature 2 to 11-stops in one filter – without the "X Pattern". The effective density range of the Dark VND-R is 10-16-stops, with one stop of overlap between VNDs.
 
To limit the negative consequences of the "X Pattern" caused by cross-polarization, brands of Variable ND filters make numerous VND filters, each with a small density range, thereby requiring numerous VNDs to cover a large density range.
 
For the first time, the VND-R Filter System allows photographers and filmmakers to make exposure changes faster and more conveniently without the need to constantly change filters.
 
Comparing color and transmission performance of the many Variable ND filters on the market, the Canon Drop-In VND performs impressively, easily outperforming every Variable ND on the market for color cast and overall transmission performance, ranking second only to the Breakthrough VND-R.
 
Even on super-wide lenses such as the Canon 11-24mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Tamron 15-35mm, the VND-R and Dark VND-R perform exceptionally well without any visible "X Pattern".
 
The VND-R and Dark VND-R are available for pre-order individually or as a "VND-R Set".
 
Black & White Polarizers
 
In Black & White photography a circular polarizer is often stacked with colored filters, however with the all-new Black & White Polarizers the photographer is able to achieve the same result with a single filter.
 
Yellow, Red, Orange and Green Polarizers can be purchased individually, or bought as a set, and is available for pre-order.
 
Pricing and Availability

  • Breakthrough R” drop-in filters are available to pre-order and will be available by visiting www.breakthroughfilters.com or local retail stores.
  • Breakthrough R” filters will be available in numerous filter types including Polarizers, Neutral Density, Dark CPLs, Variable NDs, Night Sky, Infrared and Clear.
  • The VND-R has the largest density range of any Variable ND filter of 2 to 16-stops, without the "X Pattern".
  • Photographers with questions about “Breakthrough R” drop-in filters or which filter is right for them can contact a specialist at +1 877-762-8427 or start a chat directly from the Breakthrough Filters website.
  • Anyone who purchases online from Breakthrough Filters will receive free home delivery and the option to trade in their current Canon Drop-In filters for credit towards the purchase of any “Breakthrough R” filters.

 
If you don't already have a Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, order it now from B&H | Adorama | Amazon
 
Watch for this: Breakthrough Photography will soon be introducing a weather sealed EF to RF Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter.
 

Post Date: 8/4/2020 1:24:52 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From image.canon:
 
Important user update concerning image.canon
 
August 4, 2020
 
Thank you for using image.canon.
 
On July 30, 2020, we identified an issue involving the 10GB long-term storage on image.canon. In order to conduct further investigation, we temporarily suspended both the mobile application and web browser service of image.canon. After the investigation, we identified that some of the photo and video image files saved in the 10GB long-term storage prior to June 16, 2020 9:00am (JST) were lost. We confirmed that the still image thumbnails of the affected files were not affected, and there was no leak of image data. After having resolved the issue that resulted in the loss of the photo and video image files, we resumed the image.canon service as of August 4, 2020.
 
Currently, the still image thumbnails of these lost image files can be viewed but not downloaded or transferred. If a user tries to download or transfer a still image thumbnail file, an error message may be received. We are currently exploring technical counter measures.
 
Automatic transfer of still image and video files from EOS R5 and R6 mirrorless cameras, as well as the instant uploads from compatible Canon cameras is also available.
 
Canon contact details can be found here: image.canon/st/supported-countries.html.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
 
Few will find the retention of the thumbnails of value. The lesson here is that you should not trust your files to any single storage service or device. While some online storage services are excellent, your files should be in at least one other location. I use external hard drives, primarily WD brand, stored in multiple physical locations, for this need.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Photography Deals
Post Date: 8/4/2020 10:30:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EOS R5 Review and Canon EOS R6 Review are works in progress with the latest updates being the AF section and the addition of frame rate examples. Scroll down one of the two reviews (same frame rate, same AF technology, same content in each) until a horseback riding image shows in the performance section.
 
These cameras are very impressive performers. The sample image included in this post shows the eye-tracking AF point following the galloping horse rider near the edge of the frame during a 20 fps capture.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/4/2020 8:23:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 3, 2020
From Tamron:
 
Tamron Announces the Development of the World’s Smallest and Lightest1 Telephoto Zoom Lens for Sony E-mount Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
 
70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047)
 
August 3, 2020, Commack, NY - Tamron announces the development of a new telephoto zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras, the 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD (Model A047). The lens is planned to launch in Fall 2020.
 
1 Among 300mm-capable telephoto zoom lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras (As of July, 2020: Tamron)
 
While Tamron has manufactured many popular telephoto zoom lenses that extend to 300mm for DSLR cameras, the new 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is the first model designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Developed with the concept of bringing the joy of easy telephoto shooting to photographers everywhere, it’s the world’s smallest and lightest 70-300mm zoom lens at 5.8 in., 19.2 oz. and maximum diameter of 77mm, and delivers exceptional image quality.
 
Its Moisture-Resistant Construction provides greater protection when shooting outdoors and the lens shares the 67mm filter diameter common to all members of Tamron’s lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens also takes full advantage of in-camera features, including Sony’s Fast Hybrid AF and Eye AF that support a fantastic shooting experience. The 70-300mm F4.5-6.3 is a highly practical lens that makes the excitement of telephoto shooting easier than ever before across a diverse range of shooting styles including landscapes, sports and other athletic events, wildlife, portraits, and more.
 
Main features

  • The world’s smallest and lightest size brings you the joy of easy telephoto shooting.
  • Superb optical performance with high image quality and aberration correction.
  • AF drive system powered by Tamron’s RXD stepping motor unit provides high-speed, high-precision and quiet operation.
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction contributes to a comfortable, user-friendly photographic experience.

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Tamron News
Post Date: 8/3/2020 10:39:09 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Resolution test results have been added to the Canon EOS R5 Review page.
 
Resolution test results have been added to the Canon EOS R6 Review page.
 
These cameras are very sharp — I think you will like these results.
 
The R5 and R6 results were processed using Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and the same low contrast, low sharpness settings (Neutral Picture Style, Sharpness = 1) as all of the other Canon camera test results included in the comparison tool. Use these results to compare the camera's resolution and sharpness to any other camera tested with the same lens using the same aperture setting (use f/5.6). I'll get your comparisons started:
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5Ds R
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5Ds
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS R
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
 
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 8/3/2020 7:28:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, August 1, 2020
Canon has released new versions of its Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility Picture Style Editor, and EOS Utility software.
 
Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.12.60:

  • Supports EOS R5, EOS R6.
  • Enhances depth compositing function.
  • Supports clipping & saving any range of a RAW movie.
  • Supports "Viewing and saving RAW images" : "Prioritize speed" mode (Applicable images: EOS-1D X Mark III, EOS R5, and EOS R6 images).

Download: Canon DPP 4.12.60, EOS Utility 3.12.30, and Picture Style Editor 1.24.30
 

Post Date: 8/1/2020 8:15:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 30, 2020
As with the Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens, several of you have been asking for a glimpse of the image quality that the new Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is capable of. I spent half of yesterday chasing birds with these two lenses. The 600mm spent its time on the Canon EOS R6, so this image was captured with the higher-resolution Canon EOS R5 upon return from the trip.
 
This coneflower image is a 100% crop from near the center of the frame. This tripod-captured image's settings were 1/100 sec., ISO 100, and you know the aperture. The RAW image was processed with sharpness set to "2" (0-10 scale).
 
As with the 800mm crop just shared, this result exceeds my expectation. Add slightly more sharpening (try it yourself — copy and paste this image into your image processing software) and the result is especially sharp.
 
The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H and Amazon USA.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/30/2020 3:26:22 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Several of you have been asking for a glimpse of the image quality that the new Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens is capable of. While my final evaluation is not finished, I have been reviewing a lot of outdoor-captured images and think the one shared here is indicative to what this lens can produce.
 
This frog image is a 100% crop (the eye is from about 1/3 into the image circle's radius) captured handheld with the Canon EOS R5 at 1/200 sec., ISO 1000, and ... I'll let you guess the aperture. The RAW image was processed with sharpness set to "2" (0-10 scale) and very light noise reduction.
 
This result exceeds my expectation. Add slightly more sharpening (try it yourself — copy and paste this image into your image processing software) and the result is especially sharp.
 
The Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H and Amazon USA.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/30/2020 3:14:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Can Canon RF Extenders be used on the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens, even at 200mm?
 
Sorry folks, that answer is "No."
 
With some of Canon's EF lenses specified as not EF extender compatible, such as the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L, the rear element moved far enough forward to provide clearance for the extender to fit, and these combinations worked fine (as long as the impact was avoided). The Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens came with the minimum RF extender compatible focal length specified (300mm), showing Canon now taking advantage of the partial range of rear element clearance.
 
All of Canon's EF 70-200mm lenses are compatible with EF extenders, but the RF 70-200 was not on the RF extender compatibility list. The question on many of our minds was if the RF 70-200mm lens would indeed be compatible, at least at the long end, despite being omitted from the list.
 
I've tried twice (just to be absolutely sure) to mount an RF extender to the RF 70-200 at 200mm, the focal length with the most rear element clearance. The RF extender does not fit into the back of this lens.
 
Another great idea was to mount an RF extender to the back of a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R. The idea is that all EF lenses suddenly become extender compatible. Sorry, but this answer is also "No." The RF extender does not fit into the mount adapter.
 
That said, the baffle physically preventing this installation appears to be plastic, and plastic is easily modifiable. I can't spare an adapter for this mod right now, but if you have a donor adapter you want me to try modifying, let me know.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/28/2020 11:49:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
Highly Anticipated Sony Alpha 7S III Combines Supreme Imaging Performance with Classic “S” Series Sensitivity
 
New Alpha 7S III Empowers Creators with 4K 120Pi Video, 10-bit 4:2:2 Recording, 15+ Stop Dynamic Rangeii, Improved AF Performance and More
 
Alpha 7S III Overview

  • Newly developed BIONZ XR™ image processing engine with eight times more processing poweriii and a brand new 12.1-megapixel (approx., effective) back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor, significantly reduced rolling shutter effectiv
  • Ultra-high sensitivity with ISO range expandable from 40 – 409,600v, and improved image quality by approximately 1 stop noise reductioniv in the middle and high sensitivity ranges
  • Video recording capabilities include 4K 120pi, 10 bit 4:2:2 color depth, All-Intra recording, XAVC HS format with H.265 codec and more
  • 15+ stop dynamic range for moviesii
  • 4K 60p 16-bit RAW video HDMI output for the first time in the Alpha™ series
  • Fast Hybrid AF system with 759 point phase-detectionVi AF sensors covering 92% of image sensor
  • Enhanced Real-time Eye AF for movie recordingVii and still image recording
  • New heat dissipating mechanism and dual slot relay recording enables over one-hour long 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 movie shootingViii
  • 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization supports handheld movie shooting, with added Active Mode ix to support especially difficult handheld movie shooting
  • World’s brightest[x] and largestv new 0.64-type 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Side Opening variable angle LCD screen enhances shooting flexibility
  • Completely redesigned menu system with touch screen interface and touch operation
  • High-speed continuous still image shooting at up to 10fpsxi for more than 1,000 consecutive uncompressed RAW imagesxii with full AF / AE tracking
  • Dual CFexpress Type A card slots that enable high speed data processing while keeping the compact

Alpha 7S III
 
SAN DIEGO – July 28, 2020 –Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced the long-awaited addition to its acclaimed Alpha 7S full-frame mirrorless camera series? — the Alpha 7S III (model ILCE-7SM3).
 
Featuring a brand new 12.1MP (approx., effective) back-illuminated full-frame image sensor with ultra-high sensitivity and 15+ stop wide dynamic rangeii, a host of impressive video recording capabilities including 4K 120pi and 10-bit 4:2:2 color depth, a new heat dissipating mechanism, dual slot relay recording enabling over one-hour of 4K 60p movie shootingviii, a new autofocus system, and touch screen interface and side flip LCD screen, the new Alpha 7S III will become the ultimate creative tool for video professionals and all types of hybrid still/video shooters.
 
“The Alpha 7S III is the ultimate representation of Sony’s passion to solve our customers’ pain points,”, said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “We are always listening to our customers’ feedback, pushing hard to deliver innovation that goes far beyond their expectations. There is no better example than this new camera. Combining classic S series sensitivity with a feature set, performance level and user experience that is simply unmatched in the market today — at any price level — the Alpha 7S III opens up a new world of possibilities for today’s creators.”
 
The system architecture for the new Alpha 7S III has been completely redesigned to deliver exceptional video and still shooting performance. The new 35mm full-frame 12.1MP (approx., effective) back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor reduces rolling shutter by up to three timesiv and utilizes a variety of advanced light-gathering techniques to ensure high-sensitivity with low noise, allowing users to shoot in low-light situations without needing large-scale lighting setups. In addition to improved image quality, this new image sensor includes a focal plane phase-detection AF system for the first time in an S-series camera. To compliment the new sensor, the Alpha 7S III also includes a new BIONZ XR™ image processing engine that provides up to eight times more processing poweriii, minimizes processing latency, and enables many of the hallmark still and imaging features of the camera. The new system also includes the world’s brightestx and largestx 9.44 million-dot (approx.) OLED electronic eye-level viewfinder and is the world’s first camerax with dual CFexpress Type A card slots, enabling high-speed data transfer in a compact size.
 
Professional Video Workflow Solutions
 
The Alpha 7S III offers in-camera 4K recording up to 120 frames per secondi, 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling, producing stunning video recording. The new camera offers a more flexible and efficient post-production workflow with a variety of advanced movie recording modes such as All-Intraxiii and MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 coding (XAVC HS™)xiv. The Alpha 7S III makes it easy to integrate video recordings with other professional camcorders by providing three color gamut settings S-Gamut, S-Gamut3, and S-Gamut3.Cine, allowing users to easily match footage shot on the Alpha 7S III with footage shot on the professional camcorders simplifying multi-camera post-production workflow. In addition to S-Log3 gamma curves, the Alpha 7S III supports an HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile with minimum post-production. The Alpha 7S III also allows up to 4K 60p 16-bit RAW outputxv to an external recorder via HDMI Type-Axvi connector, offering additional post-production flexibility.
 
Improved Image Quality
 
The new CMOS image sensor and BIONZ XR™ image processing engine in the Alpha 7S III delivers legendary S-series sensitivity with significantly enhanced color reproduction and texture renderings for improved overall image quality. The base ISO has been lowered to 80, resulting in a normal range of 80-102,400 (expandable to 80-409,600 for video and 40-409,600 for stills) to provide more flexible ISO plus wide dynamic range with low noise at all settings. It offers improved image quality by approximately 1 stop of noise reductioniv in the middle and high sensitivity ranges.
 
The colors and textures of foliage, human skin, and more are ideally and consistently reproduced without dependence on light sources. Gradation rendering has also been refined for better looking skin tones and highlight roll-off in portraits. It also improves AWB (Auto White Balance) performance with a new “Visible light + IR Sensor” that helps to achieve more precise white balance under artificial lighting, including fluorescent and LED lights.
 
Versatile Operability
 
Advanced Autofocus Performance for Hybrid use
 
For the first time in an Alpha 7S series camera, the Alpha 7S III offers Fast Hybrid AF by combining phase-detection and contrast-detection AF, giving it the ability to track subjects over a wide area with outstanding speed, precision and smoothness, even when using a narrow depth of field. Fine focus expression is possible with Sony’s E-mount lenses.
 
For environments with a lot of movement, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF are available to maintain constant focus on the intended subject. Sony’s advanced Real-time Eye AF improves detection performance by 30% over the previous systemiii, thanks to the new image processing engine. It ensures accurate, reliable detection, even when the subject’s face looks away. Real-time Tracking is initiated simply by touching the subject on the screen. Real-time Eye AF is automatically initiated when an eye is detected.
 
Flexible Autofocus Settings for Movie Shooting
 
Based on customer feedback, the camera includes several AF features for professional users including AF Transition Speed in seven settings, to easily create rack-focus transitions, and five AF Subject Shift Sensitivity settings, which allows the user to customize how easily AF will switch or stay with the locked-on subject. Touch Tracking allows user to not only initiate Real-time Tracking, but also compose and shoot while using a gimbal or while shooting solo. It’s now possible to Touch Focus during manual focus mode on the LCD screen or remotely from the Imaging Edge Mobile applicationxvii.
 
New Heat-dissipating Structure
 
The Alpha 7S III’s design has been updated to ensure effective heat dissipation and minimizes overheating — even during extended continuous recording sessions at 4K 60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video lasting an hour or moreviii. A newly developed unique heat dissipating structure keeps the image sensor and image processing engine temperatures within their normal operating ranges, preventing overheating while maintaining compact body dimensions. The new heat-dissipating structure requires no fan or cabinet vents allowing Alpha 7S III to maintain dust and moisture resistancexviii.
 
Movie Assist Functions
 
For video on-the-go, the Alpha 7S III is the first Alpha series camera to include Active Modeix with 5-axis optical in-body image stabilization to support especially difficult handheld movie shooting. It is also the first Alpha series E-mount body to feature a side-opening vari-angle rear screen, perfect for gimbal-mounted shots, complicated angles, handheld operation and more. The screen rotates sideways, up and down, and features a 3.0 type 1.44 million-dot (approx.) touch panel LCD monitor, for optimal visibility even in bright outdoor environments.
 
In addition, the Alpha 7S III provides a selection of new Creative Look with 10 presets that can be used for both photo and video shoots, making it easy to create interesting moods right in the camera to be used as is or customized by the user.
 
A digital audio interface has been added to the camera’s Multi Interface (MI) Shoe for clearer audio recordings from a compatible Sony external microphone. Used with Sony’s XLR-K3M XLR Adaptor Kit, the Alpha 7S III provides 4-channel 24-bit digital audio recording capability in an Alpha series camera for the first time. Like other MI shoe accessories, no cables or batteries are required, providing unrestrained freedom for Alpha system moviemaking.
 
Additional movie assist functions include a redesigned monitor display with a bold, clearly visible red frame that makes it clear when recording is in progress even when mounted on a rig or gimbal, custom zoom settings, adjustable white balance while recording, display rotation, interval recording, still extraction from movies and more.
 
Outstanding Still Image Photography
 
The Alpha 7S III includes a fast Hybrid AF system with 759 phase-detection AF points covering 92% of the image sensor. The camera can also achieve high AF precision to accurately and reliably focus in light down to EV-6xix,where subjects are difficult to see clearly even with the naked eye. Users can continuously shoot more than 1,000 uncompressed RAWxii images at up to 10fps, or up to 8fps in live view mode, with either the mechanical or electronic shutter.
 
The Alpha 7S III also includes the world’s firstx 9.44 million-dot (approx.), 0.64 type Quad-XGA electronic viewfinder with a high-definition OLED display and refined. The Alpha 7S III viewfinder offers a 0.90x viewfinder magnificationxx, 41° diagonal field of view, 25mm high eyepoint for clear, low-distortion corner to corner viewing. It is also dust, fog and moisture resistantxviii, extremely responsive, and has switchable modes for different subject types. Every aspect of the Alpha 7S III viewfinder has been designed and refined for a professional workflow.
 
For the first time in one of Sony’s digital cameras, the Alpha 7S III includes HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) allowing for smooth 10-bit gradations and advanced compression technology to maintain image quality while significantly reducing file size and saving storage space. HEIF stills shot in this mode can be played back on a compatible Sony HDR (HLG) TV via a direct HDMI Type-A connection from the Alpha 7S III, delivering true-to-life dynamic rangexxi.
 
Versatile Design Made for the Pros
 
CFexpress Type A for High-speed Data Transfer
 
In another world’s firstx, the Alpha 7S III features two CFexpress Type A compatible media slots which also support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards, enabling high write-and-read speeds while keeping the camera body compact in size. CFexpress Type A cards are ideally suited to high-speed continuous RAW still image shooting as well as 4K 120pi movie recording at high bit ratesxxii, providing next-generation write speeds that can quickly clear the buffers of cameras that generate high volumes of still image and movie data. High-speed data transfer to a PC is possible at about 1.7 times fasterxxiii than that of SD card. The dual slots can be set to relay mode for extended continuous recording of even the highest bit rate data as well as simultaneous recording and sort by format type recording.
 
Revised Menu System with Enhanced Touch Screen
 
The Alpha 7S III also features a revised menu structure for easier navigation and touch-responsive menu operation for faster, more intuitive control. For creators who shoot both stills and movies, separate settings can now be stored for stills and movie shooting for quick transition between the two.
 
High Reliability Gives Creators New Freedom
 
Professional users need more than just refined features and performance. They also need the reliability and durability demanded of any professional tool. The Alpha 7S III features a redesigned grip for greater comfort and a secure hold, an improved dust removal feature, plus dust and moisture resistance xviii that maximizes reliability in challenging environments. It includes a durable, reliable HDMI Type-A connector, and is the first Alpha series camera to support USB PD (Power Delivery), allowing higher power to be supplied from an external source so that users can continue to record for extended periods with minimal internal battery usage.
 
Advanced Connectivity for Professional Working Environments
 
The Alpha 7S III has been designed and configured to support photo and video journalists and sports shooters who need to deliver stills or movies as quickly as possible with several advanced connectivity options. The camera supports 5GHzxxiv/2.4GHz wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11ac) and offers MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) to improve communication quality by using multiple antennas, doubling in speed when compared to the Alpha7R IV. It also carries new USB tethering supportxxv. When connected to a 5G (5th generation technology standard for cellular networks) compatible device via USB cable, it is possible to use 5G network for fast and stable FTP file transferxxvi. USB to high-speed wired LAN connectivityxxvii also offers stable and fast FTP transfer for both movies and stills. A USB Type-C™ connector that supports fast SuperSpeed USB 5Gbps (USB 3.2) data transfer is provided, enabling high-speed PC Remote (tethered) data transfer available for smooth handling of large image files.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The new Alpha 7S III Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Camera will be available in September 2020 for approximately $3,499.99 USD and $4,799.99 CAD. It will be sold at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout North America.
 
Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new camera and Sony's other imaging products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony a - Alpha.
 
 
Sony Announces World’s First CFexpress Type A Memory Card with High-speed Performance and Tough Durability
 
Up to 700MB/s[i] write speed and 800MB/si read speed
 
Compact design and advanced functionality
 
Effective heat dissipation design
 
TOUGH specification construction ensures high durability and dust/water resistance
 
Supported by File Scan Utility memory diagnostic software and Memory Card File Rescue data recovery software
 
SAN DIEGO – July 28, 2020 – Today, Sony Electronics Inc. announced a new generation of media — the world’s first[ii] CFexpress Type A memory cards, in both 80GB and 160GB, (CEA-G80T and CEA-G160T) as the most recent addition to Sony’s TOUGH specification cards. Delivering high transfer speed, durability and reliability, Sony’s new CFexpress Type A cards offer professional and stress-free performance for photographers and content creators
 
High-speed Performance
 
Both the CEA-G80T (80GB) and CEA-G160T (160GB) use the latest flash memory control technology to achieve write speeds as high as 700MB/si and read speeds as high as 800MB/si, greatly reducing buffer clearing times for efficient, stress-free shooting. The CFexpress Type A cards are ideally suited for high-speed continuous shooting of more than 1,000 uncompressed RAW still images, as well as 4K 120p movie recording at high bit rates with the Slow & Quick Motion functioniii when paired with new Alpha 7S III, which features two CFexpress Type A compatible media slots, that also support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards, for simultaneous media capture or extended continuous recording of even the highest bit rate data. Compliance with the VPG400 video performance guarantee profile specification ensures stable video recording at 400 MB/s—creating a smooth workflow for professional creators.
 
Effective Heat Dissipation DesignThe new CFexpress Type A memory cards are equipped with a heat sink to transfer heat generated by the card to the exterior when transmitting large amounts of data at high speed, using Sony's original alloy with excellent thermal conductivity. This enables users to record for long periods of time[iv] even when recording 4K 120p video internally.
 
Tough Durability
 
Keeping up with Sony’s TOUGH specifications, the new CFexpress Type A memory cards feature bending and impact resistance to protect precious data, even when frequently changing cards in the harshest environments. They are up to five times more resistant to drop impact and up to ten times more resistant to bending, compared to CFexpress Type A requirement standards, for outstanding durability. In addition, thanks to a specialized internal structure, they achieve an IPX7 water ingress protection rating and an IP5X dust ingress protection rating (IP57) for enhanced durability.
 
Reliability
 
Accidents happen. Sony’s Memory Card File Rescue[v] data recovery software allows users to recover accidently deleted RAW images and 4K video from memory cards. In addition, Sony’s Media Scan Utility[vi] media diagnostic software will be updated to support CFexpress Type A cards allowing users to diagnose and receive a warning before the number of read/write cycles approaches the card’s limit.
 
CFexpress Type A/SD Card Reader
 
Optimized for the new CFexpress Type A memory cards, the CFexpress Type A/SD card reader (MRW-G2) provides SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speed, via its USB Type-C® connector, allowing creators to establish an efficient workflow when dealing with high-resolution images files, 4K video and other types of high-volume data. When combined with a CFexpress Type A card, it allows users to transfer data approximately 2.8 times faster than with conventional mediavii. The MRW-G2 card reader can be used with CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC (UHS-I and UHS-II) memory cards.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
CFexpress Type A memory cards and card reader will be available in September 2020. See below for suggested retail pricing:
 
(US) – CEA-G80T/CEA-G160T: $199.99 USD / $399.99 USD (CA) – CEA-G80T/CEA-G160T: $259.99 CAD / $519.99 CAD (US) – MRW-G2: $119.99 USD (CA) – MRW-G2: $159.99 CAD
 
Notes Alpha 7S III
 
[i] 10% of view cropped [ii] S-Log3 movies, Sony internal tests [iii] When compared to the BIONZ X™ image processor [iv] When compared to Alpha7S II [v] 40 to 409,600 for stills and 80 to 409,600 for movies. Sony test conditions [vi] When shooting full-frame still images. The number of AF points used depends on the shooting mode. [vii] This function does not track animal eyes [viii] Sony test conditions. XAVC S-I 10-bit 4:2:2, 25 deg C (ambient, camera when recording started), Auto Power Off Temperature: High. The value will vary depending on the shooting conditions. Movie shooting past an hour will continue until battery ends. [ix] In active mode, the shooting angle of view is slightly narrowed. If the focal length is 200 mm or more, it is recommended to set to standard [x] As of July 2020, Sony survey. Among full-frame mirrorless cameras [xi] Up to 10fps in continuous “Hi+” mode, and up to 8fps in continuous “Hi” mode Maximum fps will depend on camera settings [xii] Requires CFexpress Type A memory card [xiii] When XAVC S-I 4K or HD is selected via the file format menu [xiv] Requires compatible memory card [xv] Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder support planned. As of July 2020 [xvi] Sony’s Premium High Speed HDMI Cable DLC-HX10 recommended [xvii] Imaging Edge Mobile Ver. 7.4 or later required [xviii] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof [xix] ISO 100 equivalent, F2.0 lens, AF-S mode [xx] 50mm lens, infinity, -1m-1 diopter [xxi] Desktop application “HEIF Converter” for displaying and editing HEIF format is planned to launch in September 2020 [xxii] 4:2:2 10-bit All-I, when recording slow motion [xxiii] Sony test conditions. [xxiv] 5 GHz communication may be restricted in some countries and regions [xxv] Power Delivery supported smartphone is required [xxvi] Does not guarantee connection with all smartphone. FTP file transfer by USB tethering that utilizes 4G network is also possible [xxvii] A compatible USB-Ethernet adapter is required
 
Notes CFexpress Type A Memory Card:
 
[i] Actual performance may vary and is dependent on environment and usage. [ii] As of July 2020, Sony Survey [iii] 10-bit depth and 4:2:2 color sampling, All Intra recording, when shooting in slow motion. [iv] Depends on camera performance [v] Does not support data recovery for Content Protected and Game Data files. Not all data may be recoverable. [vi] MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD card reader is required for CFexpress Type A card diagnosis. Diagnosis is not possible with readers from other manufacturers or a direct camera connection. [vii] Sony test conditions. Compared to Sony’s SDXC UHS-II memory card.
 
 
Orders
 
B&H and Adorama are taking Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera orders.
 
 
Learn more about the Sony a7s III at B&H Explora.
 
Learn more about the Sony a7s III at Adorama.
 


 
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 7/28/2020 9:50:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 27, 2020
Thanks to Canon USA, the rest of the end-of-July-arriving new gear is in-house, including:
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
Canon RF 1.4x Extender
Canon RF 2x Extender
Battery Grip BG-R10
 
My first impression is that these super-telephoto lenses are amazingly compact and light.
 
Again, please feel free to ask questions — I can't promise to get to every one, but will attempt to answer many.
 
Also again, this photo was created using the Canon EOS R and RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens combination.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/27/2020 9:57:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
As you've likely read, I've been using the Canon EOS 5Ds R as my primary camera since it first became available. While I still love the image quality this camera produces, the 5Ds R is beginning to feel aged. In particular, I wanted to know how the dynamic range of the new Canon EOS R5 compared to that of the 5Ds R. Some additional testing, over and under-exposure captures from the 5Ds R, makes that comparison now available in the site's camera noise comparison tool:
 
Canon EOS R5 Dynamic Range Comparison with 5Ds R
 
In that 2-stop-overexposed comparison, the R5's dynamic range is clearly superior (keep in mind that the brightest color value is below RGB 255,255,255 in the base exposure).
 
As expected, the +3 EV comparison more clearly shows the R5's improved performance.
 
Learn more about the Canon EOS R5.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/27/2020 9:05:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT for the Sony Alpha a7S III announcement.
 
B&H and Adorama will be taking Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera orders.
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 7/27/2020 9:20:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 24, 2020
When photographing fast action while counting on the camera's frame rate to capture the perfect point in time, the buffer depth must be adequate to cover the period during which the potential best image could happen. Therefore, buffer capacity matters.
 
To obtain the best-available buffer capabilities, the EOS R5 and R6 were configured to manual mode (no AE time lag) using ISO 100, a 1/8000 shutter speed (no waiting for the shutter operation), a wide open aperture (no time lost due to aperture blades closing), and manual focus (no focus lock delay). The lens cap remained on (insuring a black image with the smallest file size), the battery was near full charge, and freshly-formatted fast memory cards were used.
 
The ProGrade Digital 325GB CFexpress 2.0 Cobalt Memory Card and a ProGrade Digital 64GB 200 MB/s UHS-II V60 Memory Cards were used for this testing.
 
Here are the results for the R5:

TestImage CountSeconds
12 fps RAW > CFexpress40533.8
12 fps RAW > SD18215.0
12 fps RAW + RAW17514.6
20 fps RAW > CFexpress1467.3
20 fps RAW > SD1105.5
20 fps RAW + RAW1045.2

Even at 20 fps, the R5 can capture an impressive over 7 seconds of action when using the CFexpress card, and the 5.5 seconds of 20 fps capture with an SD card is still very good. The penalty for recording to two cards simultaneously is minor at 20 fps, but more significant when capturing at 12 fps. That said, the need to record at 12 fps for longer than the 9 seconds provided by the SD card is reaching a niche level.
 
Here are the results for the R6:

TestImage CountSeconds
12 fps RAW + RAW>1,900>158
20 fps RAW1809.0
20 fps RAW + RAW1658.3

Yes, ADHD kicked in after capturing a crazy-high 1,900 images in the 12 fps R6 test. The camera would likely continue at that frame rate until the cards were filled, achieving a number of images adequate for everyone. Even at 20 fps, the R6 can capture 9 seconds of action when using this SD card. The penalty for recording to two cards simultaneously at 20 fps is minor.
 
The numbers in the table above are excellent, adequate for most professional purposes. Switch to CRAW, JPG, or HEIF image formats, and the numbers go far higher (if possible).
 
Speed matters when selecting a memory card, and a memory card upgrade can be a low cost method of improving camera performance. These buffer capacities should be considered best-possible for the referenced cards, and your in-the-field results will likely vary.
 
The R5 and R6 clear the buffer quickly, and memory cards format almost instantly, both important aspects for camera selection.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/24/2020 1:06:58 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 23, 2020
Manfrotto has announced a pair of new gimbals and a boom using their new Fast technology.
 
Check these out at B&H:
 
Manfrotto Gimbal 220 Kit
 
Manfrotto GimBoom
 
Manfrotto GIMBAL 460 PRO Kit
 
Also check out the new Manfrotto Fast Tripods.
Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Manfrotto News
Post Date: 7/23/2020 5:24:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
We recently shared that R-series cameras and RF lenses were worth fewer points than DSLR and EF lens counterparts at CPS USA. It didn't take long for corrective changes to be implemented.
 
Canon Professional Services USA has increased the point values for the Canon EOS R5 and some RF lenses. The new values reflect CPS showing a stronger commitment to the mirroless lineup, and should instill photographer confidence in the R and RF lines.

CameraPoints
EOS R57
EOS R65
RF 100-500 F/4.5-7.1 IS USM12
RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM12
RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM12
RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM4
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM8
RF 28-70mm F2 L USM12
RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM12
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM8
RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM8
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS8
RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM8
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM8
RF 600mm F/11 IS STM8
RF 800mm F/11 IS STM8
RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM6

(thanks Gary)

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/23/2020 5:04:30 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
AP to Equip all Visual Journalists Globally with Sony Imaging Products
 
Sony Electronics to become AP’s exclusive global imaging provider for photo and video journalism
 
July 23, 2020 - Sony Electronics Inc. a global leader in imaging, and The Associated Press, the trusted global news organization, announced today a new collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists around the world.
 
With journalists in nearly 250 locations in 100 countries, AP provides factual, compelling journalism in all formats, including 3,000 photos and 200 videos each day. The news agency has a distinguished history of powerful visual journalism, winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography -- AP’s 54th Pulitzer and 32nd for photography -- and garnering recognition from the Royal Television Society for excellence in video.
 
A wide variety of Sony’s imaging solutions products will begin delivery immediately, including the full-frame mirrorless Alpha™ cameras, 4K XDCAM video cameras and an assortment of Sony’s 57 E-mount lenses including G Master™ models.
 
“We are extremely honored to announce this collaboration with The Associated Press, an organization with an incredible history in journalism that continues to raise the bar for global news reporting and delivery,” said Neal Manowitz, deputy president for Imaging Products and Solutions Americas at Sony Electronics. “The Associated Press is a universally trusted brand for news information in the world. We are honored to equip AP’s journalists with our technology and support, giving them the opportunity to capture, transmit and deliver imagery in ways they never could before.”
 
“Sony’s history of innovation aligns well with AP’s, and with our vision for the future of visual journalism,” said Derl McCrudden, AP deputy managing editor for visual and digital journalism. “AP is committed to providing the best imagery to our member news organizations and customers across the globe. Adopting Sony’s cutting-edge equipment and technology allows us to do that, by enabling our photographers and video journalists to be faster and more flexible, ultimately creating better visual journalism.”
 
When the transition to Sony is complete, AP’s video journalists and photographers will for the first time be equipped with the same brand of cameras, allowing for seamless collaboration among the news agency’s journalists as they tell the world’s stories in whatever medium is right for the moment.
 
AP visual journalists will be able to share Sony’s cameras and lenses, as well as the images they capture, to produce a news report unhindered by technical limitations.
 
"The new mirrorless technology in Sony’s cameras allows for a completely silent operation, meaning our photojournalists can work in environments without interrupting the scene around them,” said AP Director of Photography J. David Ake. “This is a huge leap forward in photojournalism."
 
In addition to delivery of product, AP and Sony will work together to improve workflow and efficiency of field operations, including testing of 5G capabilities.
 
Sony offers 5G through its Xperia™ product line, which uses technology from its cameras, professional monitors and audio devices.
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 7/23/2020 4:35:06 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Comparing same-size imaging sensors, the lower the resolution, the larger the photosites. Larger pixel wells can collect photons at a higher rate than smaller ones, generating a higher SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio) that results in lower noise levels. Therefore, do not expect pixel-level noise performance from an ultra-high-resolution imaging sensor to match that from a similar generation low-resolution imaging sensor.
 
That said, the final output size is what matters in the real world. To make the Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6 comparison relevant, the R5 image (oversampled in this case) must be reduced to 20 MP. An R5 image can be very simply downsized to R6 image dimensions, and then the R5 noise levels appear at least as good the R6 noise levels. DPP was used for downsizing the R5 images in that example.
 
In this comparison, Photoshop's Image Size method (using the default auto setting) was used for resizing. In this case, the R5 results are sharper than the R6 results, with noise becoming very slightly more apparent from the sharpening.
 
Noise levels do not appear to be a good differentiator between these cameras — noise levels at high ISO setting are not a good reason to buy the R6 over the R5.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/23/2020 10:48:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS R5 Review page.
 
Noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS R6 Review page.
 
Create the comparisons relevant to you.
 
These reviews are a work in progress, being updated as I go. Commentary regarding noise performance is now included.
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R5:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Time to order your Canon EOS R6:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/23/2020 10:21:28 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 22, 2020
To qualify for CPS Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (a very good program), the accumulated point value of the Canon gear in your kit must reach 10, 20, or 50 respectively. As of today, the following tables illustrate most of the point values available. Catching attention is that the R-series cameras and RF lenses appear to be worth fewer points than their DSLR counterparts.
 
The "Why?" question has been asked. Also, why is the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM worth more points than the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM? I would not be surprised to see at least that anomally corrected. Oh wait, the 5D Mark II is worth more points than the 5D Mark III?

CameraPoints
EOS-1D X Mark III10
EOS-1D X Mark II10
EOS-1D X10
EOS 5DS R8
EOS 5D Mark IV7
EOS 5DS7
EOS 5D Mark II6
EOS 6D5
EOS 6D Mark II5
EOS 7D5
EOS 7D Mark II5
EOS R5
EOS R55
EOS Ra5
EOS 5D Mark III4
EOS 90D4
EOS 80D4
EOS R64
EOS RP4
EOS 70D3

LensPoints
EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM18
EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM18
EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM18
EF 400mm f/2.8 L II USM18
EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM18
EF 500mm f/4.5 L USM18
EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM16
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM16
EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM16
EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM16
EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II12
EF 11-24mm F4L USM12
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM1
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM12
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM12
EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM12
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM12
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM12
TS-E 17mm f/4L12
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM8
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM8
TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro8
TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro8
TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro8
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS8
EF 135mm f/2L USM8
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM8
EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM8
EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM8
EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM8
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM8
EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM8
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM8
EF 300mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM8
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM8
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM8
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM8
EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS8
EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM8
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM8
EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM8
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM8
EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM8
EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM8
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM8
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM8
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II8
TS-E 90mm f/2.88
RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM6
RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM6
RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM6
RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM6
RF 28-70mm F2 L USM6
RF 50mm F1.2 L USM6
RF 85mm F1.2 L USM6
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM6
RF 600mm F11 IS STM4
RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM4
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM4
RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM4
EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM4
EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM4
EF 100mm f/2 USM4
EF 20mm f/2.8 USM4
EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF 28mm f/1.8 USM4
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM4
EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro4
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM4
EF 70-200mm f/4L USM4
EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM4
EF 85mm f/1.8 USM4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS4
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM4
EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS4
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM4
RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM3
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM2
EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM2
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM2
EF 40mm f/2.8 STM2
EF 50mm f/1.8 II1

(thanks David)

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/22/2020 9:04:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 21, 2020
It was like Christmas in July when the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 arrived in the same box. While these two cameras (and most others) come preconfigured for immediate and easy use, serious photographers need to set the camera up for the way they work. Following are the 42 steps I took to make an out-of-the-box R5 and R6 ready for use.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery, place it in the charger, and plug it in.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box.
  3. Not required, but consider downloading and installing the latest Canon imaging software to get support for the latest camera model(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap.
  5. Insert a memory card (we'll format the card in a later step).
  6. Insert a charged battery, and power the camera on.
  7. The date, time, and time zone setup screen will show at the first startup. Use the rear control dial and set button to update this information.
  8. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv, or M (some modes may provide only a subset of available menu options).
  9. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the camera as follows:
  10. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use the top control dial to set RAW to "RAW", and use the rear control dial to set JPEG to "-" (RAW image files provide the highest quality and are especially valuable for post-processing work)
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: White balance: AWB W (White) (I seldom use another white balance setting while shooting, though I often adjust white balance modestly during post-processing)
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness = 1 (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram that best shows the available dynamic range. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Lens Aberration Correction: All options "OFF" (I suggest that most photographers enable Chromatic Aberration correction)
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 4: High ISO speed NR: Off (or Low) (noise reduction is destructive to images details — I prefer to add noise reduction sparingly during post-processing)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 6: Release shutter without card: OFF (only in a retail store would you want to press the shutter release without saving the image file)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Image review: Review duration: 4 sec. (new Viewfinder review option is disabled by default, speeding the shooting process)
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Screen info. settings: Enable 1, 2, 3, and 4; edit screen 2 to show only: Basic shooting info and Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Basic shooting info, Histogram, and Electronic level
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: VF info/toggle setting: Enable 1, 2, and 3 (default); edit screen 2 to show only: Electronic level; edit screen 3 to show only: Histogram and Electronic level
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Grid display: 3x3 (sometimes the 3x3 grid is helpful for alignment checking while not complicating the view)
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 7: Shooting info. disp.: Histogram disp: RGB, Small (show the brightness levels of each channel separately and do not let the graph to take up much space in the display)
  21. Shooting Menu, Tab 8: Disp performance: * select Smooth if shooting fast action and battery life is not a concern. Select Power saving otherwise.
  22. AF Menu, Tab 1: Subject to detect: Select People, Animals, or No priority as makes sense for your current shooting scenario
  23. AF Menu, Tab 1: Touch & drag AF settings: Touch & drag AF: Enable (allows the thumb drag across the rear LCD to quickly move the AF point while looking through the electronic viewfinder)
  24. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Pt only (instructs the camera to individually save the selected AF points for vertical and horizontal orientation)
  25. AF Menu, Tab 5: RF lens MF focus ring sensitivity: Linked to rotation degree
  26. Playback Menu, Tab 4: Magnify (apx): 10x (allows one button press during playback to zoom deeply into the image)
  27. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Playback information display: 1, 2, and 3 only; change view 2 histogram to RGB
  28. Playback Menu, Tab 5: Highlight Alert: Enable (causes overexposed pixels to blink during image review)
  29. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Format card (always format a memory card in-camera — remember that all data on the card will be lost)
  30. Tools Menu, Tab 1: Auto Rotate: On computer (images are properly rotated when viewed on a computer, but are always oriented to fill the LCD when viewed on the camera)
  31. Tools Menu, Tab 2: Beep: Disable (probably no one wants to hear your camera's beep)
  32. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Custom shooting mode (C1, C2, C3): Auto update set: Enable (see Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  33. Tools Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: enter as desired
  34. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: OFF (I want to control when AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) is enabled and disabled)
  35. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 1: Bracketing sequence: -0+ (if images are captured in brightness sequence, they are easier to work with during post-processing. Capturing the darkest image first means quickly getting the first frame)
  36. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize buttons: Set: Magnify; Multicontrollers: Direct AF point selection; Multi-function button: Dial function and press info to set details: turn off ISO (it is readily available on the dial), turn off white balance, turn off flash exposure compensation, enable exposure compensation, enable AF method
  37. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 3: Customize dials: Control ring: OFF (consider using this dial for a function logical for your needs)
  38. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected (less safe, but one less button press required to delete an image)
  39. Custom Functions Menu, Tab 4: Retract lens on power off: OFF (prevents a carefully-selected focus distance from resetting when the camera auto powers off)
  40. My Menu: Add My Menu 1; Register the following options: Expo.comp./AEB, IS (Image Stabilizer) mode, Expo. simulation, Subject to detect, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring the time); reorder menu items as desired
  41. My Menu: Add My Menu 2; Register the following options: Anti-flicker shoot., Focus bracketing, Shutter mode, Disp. performance, Sensor cleaning, Number of bracketed shots, reorder menu items as desired
  42. With a lens mounted and a subject focused on, adjust the viewfinder diopter until the scene is sharp
I make additional menu and other setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration means you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot — including in RAW-only format. While my setup works great for me, your best use of this list may be for tweaking your own setup.
 
If you can't remember your menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a great idea. Anytime your camera is reset-to-factory state for some reason, such as when being serviced, you will be ready to restore your setup quickly while ensuring that you do not miss an important setting. If you purchase another same or similar camera, you will be able to set it up quickly.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS R5 | Canon EOS R6
 
 
Order the Canon EOS R5 from:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Rent the Canon EOS R5 from Lensrentals.
 
 
Order the Canon EOS R6 from:
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
Rent the Canon EOS R6 from Lensrentals.
 
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/21/2020 10:44:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Nikon USA:
 
EMBARK ON THE FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS JOURNEY: NIKON UNVEILS THE Z 5, AN INNOVATIVE AND FEATURE-RICH MIRRORLESS FX-FORMAT CAMERA FOR EMERGING CREATORS
 
Nikon Expands the NIKKOR Z Lens Lineup with the Addition of the Extremely Compact and Versatile NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 as well as the new Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0X and TC-1.4X; Nikon Also Announces Free Webcam Utility
 
MELVILLE, NY –
 
Today, Nikon Inc. announced the Z 5, the new full-frame (FX-format) entry-point into its award-winning lineup of Z series mirrorless cameras. The Nikon Z 5 combines sophisticated features inherited from the Z 7 and Z 6 with the benefits of Nikon’s next generation Z mount at an unprecedented value. For those new to mirrorless or creators looking to push the limits of their craft with the power of full-frame, the compact Z 5 will exceed expectations. With an incredibly robust feature set, including in-camera vibration reduction (VR) image stabilization (IBIS) and the perfect balance of seamless automation and full manual control, creators can effortlessly share their artistic passions, travel adventures and so much more.
 
Nikon also unveiled the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, the shortest, lightest and most affordable full-frame zoom lens in the NIKKOR Z lineup. Designed for on-the-go creators, the 24-50mm lens is the ideal companion for Z series users who want to capture it all – from vast landscapes and cityscapes, to street photography and striking portraits.
 
“The Nikon Z 5 offers the next generation of creators a gateway into the full-frame Z series lineup, opening the door to the limitless possibilities of mirrorless photo and video capture, while providing the means to share their creativity with others,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “With the addition of the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3, Nikon is introducing the smallest full-frame NIKKOR Z lens to date, providing an extremely lightweight, versatile option to help users pursue all creative endeavors, regardless of which Z series camera they use.”
 
Nikon Z 5: The Full-Frame Journey Starts Here
 
As the new entry point to Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless lineup, the Nikon Z 5 offers a lot of power and capabilities at an attractive price, empowering the next generation to begin their journey with the confidence to learn and grow as creators.
 
Incredible Image Quality: Featuring a powerful FX-format 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, the Z 5 is the gateway to the benefits of full-frame, helping creators to capture intensely detailed images, ultra-shallow depth of field and clean low-light shots with unrivaled consistency. From portraits that flatter, nighttime landscapes that astound and street shots that impress, the gorgeous tones, faithful colors, minimal noise, and revered Nikon color science all play a part to help users capture images that are true to their vision.
 
High Speed Performance and Processing: Engineered with the EXPEED 6, Nikon’s fastest image processor to date, the Z 5 is a dependable, high-performance tool designed for content creation. EXPEED 6 allows for a boost in processing power and energy efficiency while rendering subtle textures and small details with amazing results.
 
Stellar Low-Light Performance: With an ISO range up to 51,200 (expandable to 102,400), the camera effectively reduces noise, maintaining both high sensitivity and resolution to excel in low-light situations, making it ideal for shooting everything from low-light events to an all-nighter under the Milky Way.
 
Capture with Speed: With shutter speeds up to 1/8000, the Z 5 can capture fast-moving subjects with clarity including fast-action sports and wildlife. This higher maximum shutter speed enables photographers to better tame even the brightest mid-day light to unleash the potential of fast-aperture NIKKOR glass. When the moment strikes, the camera can also capture full resolution bursts at 4.5 fps with full AF/AE.
 
Silent and Smooth: The combination of the camera’s silent photography mode and In-Body 5-Axis VR stabilization provides quiet, stable shooting to document sensitive moments without distractions.
 
Vast Lens Selection: Whether shooting glamorous portraits from a studio on the sidewalk, long-distance wildlife, epic wide landscapes in the field or street photography, the growing lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses provides Z 5 users the versatility to capture incredible shots with sharpness across the frame and superior light gathering in any situation. For even more flexibility, the vast array of traditional F-mount NIKKOR lenses can be used via the Mount Adapter FTZ to enhance images with a unique focal length or beautiful bokeh, while gaining the benefits of in-body stabilization.
 
Dual UHS-II SD Card Slots: Equipped with two UHS-II card slots for overflow, backup or separating RAW and JPEG photos, the Z 5 enables photographers to shoot with extreme confidence when using widely available consumer SD cards.
 
Simple Yet Sophisticated for Expanding Creativity
 
A great option for emerging creators getting started, the Nikon Z 5 is packed with powerful tools and user-friendly controls to help users explore and capture their artistry with ease.
 
Focus Anywhere: The Z 5 boasts 2731 on-sensor AF points, to quickly and accurately track subjects throughout the frame, while Eye-Detection AF capabilities help precisely capture the eyes of humans and animals. The wide array of AF points covers nearly the entire frame, and multiple AF modes allows the user to have pinpoint control or fully automatic assurance to easily lock onto a subject.
 
Easily Shift Gears: The Nikon Z 5 offers the ability to effortlessly switch between manual mode for the ultimate in control, as well as a large variety of automatic creative modes to help mirrorless users capture truly distinct images and video.
 
Creativity Built-in: Equipped with 20 Creative Picture Controls, and advanced features like Focus Shift Shooting and multiple exposure mode, users can compose unique images, produce extraordinary depth of field, or combine several shots and layer images on top of each other with the in-camera image overlay function.
 
Advanced Video Capture: The Z 5 makes it easy to document any creative vision in 4K UHD/30p2 or in 1080/60p (full-frame). When recording video, the PDAF system is rapid to react, allowing users to quickly lock critical focus on subjects, and is fully customizable to fit any production style. In-camera VR image stabilization and electronic VR reliably eliminate the shake when shooting video, plus users get the added benefit of focus peaking and the ability to capture stills while recording.
 
Flexible Recording Modes: In addition to the traditional interval timer and in-camera time-lapse modes, the Nikon Z 5 is equipped with a new Time-Lapse Movie mode that gives users the best of both worlds for more streamlined movie making – the ability to use images from interval timer mode and create a time-lapse in-camera.
 
Unique Lighting Options: For enhanced creative control, the camera features a hot shoe, and is fully compatible with the Nikon Speedlight wireless lighting system.
 
Get Connected: The Nikon SnapBridge3 app makes it easy to remotely control the Z 5 or seamlessly transfer and share content to a smartphone, tablet, Mac, or PC thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®4 and Bluetooth®5
 
Rugged Reliability and Engineered for Versatility
 
In addition to providing high-quality imaging capabilities, the Nikon Z 5 is compact and comfortable in-hand while promising the rugged reliability as well as innovative features and controls that Nikon is known for.
 
Legendary Nikon Build: Designed with a durable, weather-sealed exterior for worry-free use, the Z 5 employs the same magnesium alloy shell and robustness as the Z 6 and Z 7. Both the camera and NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens are built with consideration for dust and drip resistance and are ready to tackle the next adventure.
 
Functional Operability: The camera sports a powerful, high-resolution 3.2-inch LCD monitor with the capabilities to tilt, touch, tap, swipe, and pinch for an intuitive and flexible user-experience. Meanwhile, the 3.6M-dot Quad-VGA EVF ensures users can see exposure, ISO, white balance and creative picture controls in real time, making the transition from optical viewfinders seamless for new mirrorless shooters.
 
Packed with Power: Powered by the new EN-EL15c battery, the Z 5 offers significant advancements in the number of shots per charge and is the first Nikon camera to enable constant power through the USB port, even with select portable USB power banks6. For added power and grip, the camera is also compatible with the MB-N10 hot-swappable battery pack.
 
Webcam Ready: When connected via the USB-C cord, the Z 5 can be used as a webcam, making the camera a great option for modern vloggers, influencers and gamers looking to improve their livestreaming capabilities.
 
NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3: Portable, Yet Powerful
 
The NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding lineup of NIKKOR Z lenses and is the smallest FX-format NIKKOR Z lens yet. Optically designed to take advantage of the advancements of the wide Z mount, this lens delivers sharpness across the entire frame and a versatile zoom range for everyday use. The 24-50mm is less than three inches long when retracted, making it the perfect lens for shooters seeking a versatile yet compact option for lightweight travel and street photography. When used together, the Z 5 and 24-50mm lens are the ideal discrete travel kit that can easily be packed and carried for all-day adventures. This compact NIKKOR Z lens is also an enticing option for Z 6 and Z 7 users who want a small all-around lens for portraits, landscapes, and street photography.
 
New Z Teleconverters Take NIKKOR Z Lenses to New Lengths
 
Designed for photographers and videographers who need more telephoto reach in their kit, the new Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4X and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0X bring added versatility with 1.4x and 2.0x magnification to select NIKKOR Z lenses. These lightweight teleconverters are great tools for those photographing sports, wildlife and aviation, reducing the need to crop images and allowing for tighter compositions with maximum resolution.
 
The new TC-1.4X and TC-2.0X teleconverters maintain superior rendering performance and minimize various lens aberrations, while retaining focusing speed, VR functionality and minimum focusing distance. As an added benefit, the new teleconverters allow Nikon Z series cameras to retain functionality on all focus points up to f/11, making it easy to focus on and track subjects throughout the entire frame. Featuring the same robust construction as NIKKOR Z lenses, the teleconverters are designed with a fluorine coating on the front and rear elements to resist dirt and smudges, and offer a durable, weather-sealed body to protect against the elements.
 
When the teleconverters are used with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S (availability scheduled for late August), the focal length on the telephoto end is extended to 280mm (1.4x) or 400mm (2.0x) producing a significant expansion of this telephoto lens' shooting range. These new teleconverters will also be compatible with applicable interchangeable lenses for Nikon Z mount mirrorless cameras that Nikon will release in the future.
 
New Webcam Utility Software for Nikon Cameras
 
In August, Nikon will release a beta version of the Webcam Utility software for many Nikon DSLR and Z series mirrorless cameras, including the new Z 5. Initially available for Windows 10, the free software will allow compatible Nikon cameras to be used as webcams. When connected via USB, this free software will provide users with incredible sharpness, clarity and flattering depth of field for all of their livestreaming needs including teleconferencing and gaming.
 
For more information on how to use your Nikon camera as a webcam, please visit https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/live-streaming-with-nikon-cameras.page
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The Nikon Z 5 will be available in August in several configurations, including body-only for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $1,399.95*, a one-lens kit with the new NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 for an SRP of $1,699.95* and a one-lens kit with the NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens for an SRP of $2,199.95* for those seeking extra reach when photographing wildlife or travel adventures. Also available in August, the NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 lens can be purchased separately for an SRP of $399.95*. The new Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4X and TC-2.0X will have an SRP of $549.95 and $599.95 respectively and will be available in late August.
 
 
Order the Nikon Z 5 and other new gear from B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
 
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Specifications, equipment, and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
 
*SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.
 
With recording of still images using the FX-format image area and single-point AF. 231 focus points with movie recording.
When using this mode, the frame is cropped approx. x1.7.
Using the SnapBridge App System Requirements:
Android 5.0 or later or 6.0.1 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
The SnapBridge app is available for compatible iPhone®, iPad® and/or iPod touch®, and for smart devices running the AndroidTM operating system. The app can be downloaded free of charge from Apple’s App Store® and GooglePlayTM. SnapBridge can be used only with compatible cameras.
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
The camera’s built-in Bluetooth® capability can only be used to connect the camera to a compatible smart device running the SnapBridge app, and to take advantage of SnapBridge features.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 45W is the recommended portable charger. Use a USB cable with two Type-C connectors supplied with the portable charger. For more information about the portable charger, please visit the manufacturer’s website: Anker.com/support

 
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Posted to: Nikon News   Category: Nikon Announcements
Post Date: 7/21/2020 7:38:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 20, 2020
Thank you Canon USA — they are here!
 
A Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 arrived today (retail shipments are currently scheduled to begin July 30th and Sep 1st, respectively). My schedule for the week was just rearranged (in a good way).
 
Please feel free to ask questions — I can't promise to get to every one, but will attempt that.
 
It seemed appropriate to create this photo using the Canon EOS R and RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens combination.
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/20/2020 11:35:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 17, 2020
Back to the future. I didn't see this one coming, though we talked about this lens design after the Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens and Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens announcement. From Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.:
 
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens.
 
Sales will commence on August 7, 2020.
 
Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF is a 400mm super tele lens that adopts catadioptric type optical design with a constant F8 aperture. The lens offers compact alternative to standard tele photo lenses as more and more photographers are looking for easy-to-carry gear. 400mm F8 Reflex MF is designed keeping in mind active travel photographers seeking for outdoor landscape, wild nature or birds by providing compact and lightweight lens to be rediscovered in the new era of also compact but high-tech mirrorless cameras.
 
Highlighted Features

  • Extremely compact and lightweight super tele lens
  • Macro shooting with 1:2.5 magnification
  • Specific donut-shaped and super smooth bokeh
  • Easy and precise focusing
  • Super compression effect
  • Versatile mount system for 5 camera mounts including 3 mirrorless mounts

Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF adopts 0.75mm pitch and 42mm thread mount standard, that allows this lens to be attached to any camera by using different mount adapters.
 
Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF can be required in Solo and Kit packages as below:

  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF (w/o mount adapter included)
  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF to fit Nikon F (with mount adapter included)
  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF to fit Canon EF (with mount adapter included)
  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF to fit Sony E (with mount adapter included)
  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF to fit Fujifilm X (with mount adapter included)
  • Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF to fit Micro 4/3 (with mount adapter included)

Mount adapters can be also purchased separately:

  • Tokina Mount Adapter TA-011 for Nikon F
  • Tokina Mount Adapter TA-012 for Canon EF
  • Tokina Mount Adapter TA-013 for Sony E
  • Tokina Mount Adapter TA-014 for Fujifilm X
  • Tokina Mount Adapter TA-015 for Micro 4/3

B&H carries Tokina lenses.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/17/2020 11:12:05 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 16, 2020
Mark your calendar for 10:00 AM EDT on July 28, 2020 for the Sony Alpha a7S III announcement.
 
B&H has the Sony Alpha a7S III Mirrorless Digital Camera on their site.
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 7/16/2020 6:28:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 14, 2020
For many, especially those already owning the impressive Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, the narrow to-f/7.1 spec on the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens gave us pause. None of us was disappointed by the to-500mm part of the spec, but we wanted to know if the aperture opening size was being sacrificed at the 400mm aperture in order to keep this lens compact and light. Thanks to Drew MacCallum's (Canon USA) effort to answer this question for us, now we know.
 
What is the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens's maximum aperture opening at 400mm?
 
Answer 1: When the camera is set to 1/3-stop increments, the maximum 400mm aperture reported to the camera is rounded to f/6.3.
 
Answer 2: When the camera is set to 1/2-stop increments, the maximum 400mm aperture reported to the camera is rounded to f/5.6.
 
I know, you are now planning to change your R5 and R6 to use 1/2-stop increments. Don't bother as the difference is how the actual opening size is rounded (the true aperture is likely between these two numbers), likely holds for only a short range of focal lengths, and even if there was a 1/3-stop difference, the difference in noise made visible by an offsetting 1/3-stop ISO change will not matter to most.
 
The Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review page is loaded with expectations. This lens should be awesome.
 
Order the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens at: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/14/2020 10:30:44 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon:
 
Details Regarding Canon EOS R5/EOS R6 Overheating During Video Recording
 
The EOS R5, one of the latest additions to Canon’s full-frame mirrorless camera line, offers class-leading autofocus with high-resolution and high frame rate video recording options using the maximum width of the full-frame sensor at high bit rates. Inevitably, this combination of features has potential to generate some significant heat, which will limit recording time.
 
Canon has taken several steps to manage the potential for overheating, including:

  • Magnesium alloy was used in the body to dissipate heat away from internal components
  • An “overheat control” function to reduce heat generation when the camera is in standby

In regard to the installation of a fan: The decision not to install a fan within the body was made in order to maintain the EOS R5’s compact size, lightweight construction and weather resistance.
 
Before recording starts, the EOS R5 and EOS R6 display an estimate of the recordable time based on the current camera temperature and the set recording mode.
 
Canon has published and included below the approximate recording and estimated recovery times for 23°C / 73°F environments and ensure that the camera will warn users when it is getting too hot. Additionally, tips to reduce overheating as well as recovering time are listed below.
 
Timing:
 
Canon EOS R5 and R6 Approximate Video Record Times
 
How can you reduce heat buildup in the EOS R5?

  • Set Overheat Control function to "ON" (default). When the overheat control function is enabled, the movie size and frame rate are automatically changed while the camera is in standby mode to suppress the rise of the internal temperature
  • Between recordings, it is recommended to turn off the camera
  • Position the camera out of direct sunlight
  • Use an external fan to dissipate heat

How long will it take for the camera to recover?
 
Estimated camera recovery times are indicated below. The time until full record time is available will vary with ambient temperature, continued camera operation and the selected shooting resolution.
 
Canon EOS R5 and R6 Approximate Heat Wait Times
 
What about the EOS R6?
 
Like the EOS R5, the EOS R6 offers powerful movie recording and stills capabilities within a compact body design. At the highest frame rates and resolutions heat is inevitably generated. We believe the EOS R6 offers best in class performance, especially for enthusiast photographers and video content creators.
 
The EOS R6 can record up to the 29 minutes 59 second recording limit in the 5.1K oversampled 4K 60p mode at (23°C / 73°F) before encountering any heat related issues within the camera and up to 40 minutes of 4K at 30p.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 7/14/2020 8:22:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 13, 2020
Should I Get the Canon EOS R5, EOS R6, or EOS R? An Extensive Comparison The Canon EOS R, shown at the bottom-left in the lead image, came first. The R was Canon's first full-frame MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera), and the start of the R-series. This model offered a relatively high resolution with a good feature set and solid performance at a reasonable price.
 
The Canon EOS RP, shown at the bottom-right, came next. A tiny model, the RP is positioned below the R and has a modestly lower resolution and noticeably lower price. The RP is an exceptional value.
 
This page exists because of the two models that came next, the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, respectively shown at the top-left and top-right. These are both exceptionally-high-performing cameras positioned (and priced) above the EOS R.
 
Here are the differences between the Canon EOS R6, R5, and R.
SpecificationsEOS R5EOS R6EOS R
  Canon EOS R5 Canon EOS R6 Canon EOS R6
Year Introduced202020202018
Megapixels45.020.130.4
Pixel Dimensions8192 x 54645472 x 36486720 x 4480
Pixel Size4.39µm6.56µm5.36µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/7.1f/10.6f/8.6
ISO Sensitivity100-51200
to L:50, H1: 102400
100-102400
to L:50, H1: 204800
100-40000
to L:50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400
Image ProcessorDIGIC XDIGIC XDIGIC 8
Dual Pixel RAWYesNoYes
Sensor Stabilization5-Axis IBIS5-Axis IBISNo
Movies8K RAW movie to 30 fps
4K movie at up to 120 fps
4K time-lapse mode Canon Log 1 / HDR PQ 10bit 4:2:2 internal recording
All-I / IPB compression 10bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 4K 60p to external recorder
4K movie at up to 60 fps
4K time-lapse mode
Full HD movies at 120 fps
Canon Log 1 / HDR PQ
10bit 4:2:2 internal recording
IPB compression
4K movie (cropped) at 25/24 fps
Full HD movies at 60 fps
HD at 120 fps
Canon Log 1
10bit 4:2:2 uncompressed 4K to external recorder
Movie ModesA+, P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2, C3A+, MA+, P, Tv, Av, M, C1, C2, C3
AF Points1,053 AF Areas covering approx. 100% of the frame
5,940 individually selectable AF points with 90% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage
1,053 AF Areas covering approx. 100% of the frame
6,072 individually selectable AF points with 90% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage
5,655 points with 88% horizontal and 100% vertical coverage
AF Working RangeEV -6 to 20EV -6.5 to 20EV -6 to 18
Subject DetectionBody, Face, Eye, AnimalBody, Face, Eye, AnimalFace, Eye
Focus BracketingYesYesNo
EVF0.5" (127mm) OLED color EVF, 5.76 Million dots0.5" (127mm) OLED color EVF, 3.69 Million dots0.5" (127mm) OLED color EVF, 3.69 Million dots
EVF FrameRate120 fps120 fps60 fps
LCD Type3.15" (8.01cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 2.10 million dots2.95" (7.50cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 1.62 million dots3.15" (8.01cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 2.10 million dots
HEIF, HDR PQYesYesNo
FPS12 fps with Servo AF
20 fps with Electronic Shutter, and Servo AF
12 fps with Servo AF
20 fps with Electronic Shutter, and Servo AF
8 fps fixed AF
5 fps with Servo AF
Continuous Frames350 JPEG, 180 RAW, or 260 CRAW1,000+ JPEG, 240 RAW, or 1,000+ CRAW100 JPEG, 47 RAW, 78 C-RAW
Shutter Lag50ms 55ms
Card Slots1x CFexpress
1x UHS-II SD
2x UHS-II SD1x UHS-II SD
Control DialsMain Dial
Quick Control Dial 1 w/ Mode Button
Quick Control Dial 2
AF Multi-controller (8-Way Joystick)
Top panel display
Front Function Button
Main Dial
Quick Control Dial 1 w/ Mode Button
Quick Control Dial 2
AF Multi-controller (8-Way Joystick)
Front Function Button
Multi-function Bar
Quick Control Dial
Cross-Keys
Top Panel Display
Dedicated Rate, Magnify, "Q" ButtonsYesYesNo
Power SwitchCircular w/LeverCircular w/LeverCircular
Sound MemoYesNoNo
Wireless Features5Ghz and 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Internal FTP
optional Wireless transmitter WFT-R10
2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Internal FTP
2.4Ghz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
FTP with WFT-E7 II Accessory
PC TerminalYesNovia BG-E22
Computer InterfaceUSB 3.1 Gen 2USB 3.1 Gen 2USB 3.0
HDMIHDMI micro Type D
Simultaneous HDMI Out and Card Writing
HDMI micro Type D
HDMI Out or Card Writing
HDMI mini Type C
HDMI Out or Card Writing
RemoteN3 (Front)E3 (Side)E3 (Side)
Shutter Durability Rating500,000300,000200,000
Supplied BatteryLP-E6NHLP-E6NHLP-E6N
Battery Life (CIPA)LCD 490 shots
EVF 320 shots
LCD 510 shots
EVF 380 shots
370 shots
Grip Geometry2.7" (68.5mm) Thick
2.7" (68.5mm) Thick at Bottom
1.55" (39.3mm) Finger Shelf
2.7" (68.5mm) Thick
2.7" (68.5mm) Thick at Bottom
1.65" (41.8mm) Finger Shelf
2.59" (65.7mm) Thick
2.54" (64.5mm) at Bottom
1.40" (35.5mm) Finger Shelf
RattleNoticeable when Powered OffNoticeable when Powered OffNo
Dimensions Inches5.45 x 3.84 x 3.46"
(138 x 97.5 x 88.0mm)
5.45 x 3.84 x 3.48"
(138 x 97.5 x 88.4mm)
5.35 x 3.87 x 3.32"
(135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm)
CIPA Weight26.0 oz (738g)24.0 oz (680g)23.3 oz (660g)
List Price$3,899.00$2,499.00$1,799.00
 
Review Canon EOS R5 Canon EOS R6 Canon EOS R
Purchase BUY BUY BUY
 
Canon EOS R-Series Top View


 
Again, the original EOS R is a great value, offering good performance and relatively high resolution for a modest price. The 2-years-newer R5 and R6 are significantly more advanced cameras and considerably faster in a number of regards.
 
One clear differentiator between these cameras is the resolution they provide. It takes no more effort to press the shutter release on a 45 MP camera than it does on a 20 MP camera, and all things equal, the higher resolution image is more desirable. Use the additional resolution to output large, to downsample to even higher quality, or to crop with potentially high resolution remaining.
 
Not as apparent in the chart are that the R5 and R6 image sensors are significantly faster with less rolling shutter effect, and improved dynamic range (exposure latitude). Here are some dynamic range comparisons:
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS R
 
The R6's larger pixel sites have a higher SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio), meaning less noise at the pixel level. However, for the comparison to be equal, the higher resolution images must be downsized to the R6 image's pixel dimensions, and with that action, oversampling advantages are realized. At equivalent final image sizes, the R5 and R6 noise levels are about the same.
 
The pixel-level noise performance is often reflected in the available ISO settings. The R6 has this advantage, and the R trails the R5. That said, you don't want to use any of these cameras (or those from any other manufacturer) at the highest ISO settings made available.
 
Another aspect that specs do not make clear is the relative sharpness of the images these cameras produce. The R produces softer images than many other Canon cameras when the images are processed using the same settings. Why? I've asked that question multiple times and have received no answers. However, that question has been resolved in the R5 and R6.
 
Here are some comparisons:
 
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5 vs. Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS R6 vs. Canon EOS R
 
The R images sharpen nicely with a higher sharpness setting ("2" looks nice). Are the R's RAW images de-tuned slightly, providing more latitude for the photographer to dial in the result they want? Does the R have a stronger low pass filter? Or, is there some other cause for the softer results?
 
The advantage of "DIGIC X" is not as easy to comprehend as, say, the number of megapixels on the imaging sensor, but this processor's extreme speed makes complex in-camera calculations possible, with improved AF performance and image quality being two advantages. The DIGIC X processor in the R5 and R6 is significantly more powerful than the DIGIC 8 processor in the R.
 
The R6 does not feature Canon Dual Pixel RAW capture where two signals are captured for each pixel. Portrait Relighting is featured on the R5.
 
The IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) is a tremendous advantage held by the R5 and R6 models. These two cameras effectively upgrade all of the lenses in your kit, with better image quality being realized. IBIS is a huge advantage for video, decreasing the need for bulky and expensive gimbals in certain situations. With IBIS, the R5 and R6 have a noticeable rattle when powered off (don't worry about this).
 
The R5's 8K uncropped video capability (including RAW) is awesome, and the R6 enjoys a strong movie capability advantage over the R, including uncropped 4K vs. cropped 4K (1.75x). The R5 and R6 provide Dual Pixel CMOS AF II tracking with every resolution/framerate, but the R does not get AF tracking with high framerate (720p) capture. An R5 advantage is that it goes to 120 fps in 4K while the R6 has FHD 120 fps. The R5 does not have FHD 120 fps recording available.
 
The R6 has only two movie modes, and the R5 has an improved movie setting menu option.
 
All three of these cameras can autofocus in crazy-low light levels, but the R6 has a slight advantage. The R5 and R6 have some advantage over the R when focusing in very bright light levels.
 
The EOS R's Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, including eye and face detection, performs excellently, but the R5 and R6's Dual Pixel CMOS II AF system takes subject detection and tracking capabilities to another level, including animal tracking. The R5 and R6 AF systems handle challenging circumstances amazingly well.
 
The R5 and R6 have a focus bracketing feature missing on the R (this feature first arrived on the RP).
 
The R5's considerably higher resolution EVF is a significant advantage, as is its higher resolution rear LCD. The R5 and R6 have a much faster refresh rate available, helping you follow a moving subject. Especially notable is that the R5 and R6 have less EVF blackout, dramatically helping you track a moving subject. The diopter dial has moved to the right side of the viewfinder on the R5 and R6 where it is easier to access. The R5 and R6 have a modified eyecup shape (all are non-removable).
 
Also aiding in capturing a perfect action shot is the R5 and R6's extremely fast frame rates, rates that leave the R far behind.
 
For some, having dual memory card slots is a big advantage for the R5 and R6 over the R. Differentiating between the R5 and R6 is that one of the R5's slots is the faster CFexpress format. For those not needing the speed of CFexpress, the R6's dual card slots sharing the same UHS-II SD format could be an advantage.
 
The additional controls and buttons, including a joystick replacing the R's Multi-Function Bar and ISO adjustment instantly available on the top quick control dial, along with the revised power switch design on the R5 and R6 make these cameras easier to use than the R. The EOS R and R5 have top LCDs while the R6 does not. The R5 and R6's top-right three buttons on the back have a horizontal layout to provide space for the larger dual memory card slot door — especially the AF-ON button is easier to reach in the updated layout. The R5 and R6 have an additional configurable button (depth of field preview by default) on the front. If you need the sound memo feature or a PC terminal, the R5 is your only choice.
 
Canon EOS R-Series Front View


 
The R5 has the most advanced built-in Wi-Fi and also has the most advanced wireless file transmitter available. The R6 has more advanced built-in Wi-Fi than the R, but it does not have a wireless file transmitter option.
 
The R5 and R6 have faster USB ports than the R, and the R5 and R6 have HDMI micro Type D ports vs. the R's HDMI mini Type C port. The R5 has an N3-type remote release port vs. E3 in the R6 and R. The R5 has a more durable shutter, rated at 500,000 actuations vs. 300,000 and 200,000.
 
While the R5 and R6 arrive with a higher capacity battery, that battery is compatible with the EOS R and its charger, meaning this difference is easy to equalize. That 14% higher capacity battery helps the battery life ratings with the R5 and R6 showing big improvements (when using the LCD). Remember that experienced battery life is often twice the rated value, and far higher when capturing high-speed bursts of images. These three cameras are essentially the same size and weight.
 
The EOS R5 and R6 have an enhanced grip geometry, featuring a larger shelf above the fingers and a thicker grip base, both making the newer models noticeably easier to hold onto.
 
For a significant percentage of photographers, the primary decision factor between these cameras will be the price. A safe recommendation is to buy the highest-priced model you can afford. The EOS R is a bargain. The EOS R6 is a considerably faster and better camera, and the EOS R5 is the flagship model, unsurpassed in the Canon lineup. If your funds can take you to this level, the R5 is the camera you want.
 
Simplifying the R5 vs. R6 comparison:
 
R6 Advantages Over the R5

  • ISO 100-102400, Expandable to 204800 vs. ISO 100-51200, Expandable to 102400
  • Greater AF Working Range — EV -6.5 to 20 vs. EV -6.0 to 20
  • Slightly More Selectable AF Points — 6,072 vs. 5,940
  • FHD at 120 fps vs. 60 fps (the R5 has 120 fps 4K)
  • Lower Price

The R6 advantages list is a short one, and most advantages are very slight. However, the "Lower Price" bullet is a powerful one.
 
Did I miss any differences? Let me know! That the R5 has a "BE CAREFUL HOT" warning label inside the memory card door does not count. The R6 lock button being raised modestly might count a tiny amount.
 
Use the site's tools to create specific comparisons:
 
Specifications Comparisons
 
Canon EOS R5 Compared to the Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS R5 Compared to the Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5 Compared to the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R
Canon EOS R5 Compared to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
Canon EOS R6 Compared to the Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R6 Compared to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
 
Not all differences show up in the specifications, but the visual comparison tool can fill in many of the missing differences:
 
Visual Comparisons
 
Canon EOS R5 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS R5 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R
Canon EOS R5 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
 
Canon EOS R6 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R6 Visual Comparison with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
 
Review Pages
 
Note that the R5 and R6 review pages continue to be updated with additional information.
 
Canon EOS R5 | Canon EOS R6 | Canon EOS R
 
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Canon EOS R5 | Canon EOS R6 | Canon EOS R
 
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Post Date: 7/13/2020 8:14:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 9, 2020
While we anxiously await this camera to hit the streets, the Canon EOS R5 Review page is loaded with information.
 
Now we know — the details for the long awaited R5 are here, including the answer to the big question: what resolution will the R5's Canon CMOS imaging sensor have?
 
I expect the R5 to become my primary camera model.
 
Summary of Canon EOS R5 Features
 
  • New 45 Megapixel Full-Frame Canon CMOS Imaging Sensor with High-Speed Read-Out; Incredible Image Quality and Dynamic Range Promised
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • Stills: ISO 100-51200, Expandable down to 50, up to 102400
  • Movies: ISO 100-25600, Expandable to 51200
  • Hi Speed Continuous Shooting at up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter and 20 fps with Electronic (Silent) Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Areas Covering Approx. 100% of the Frame, 5,940 Manually Selectable Covering Approx. 90% x 100% of the Frame (f/22 Capable)
  • Subject Tracking People (Eye, Head, and Face) and Animals (Eye, Head, and Body for Cats, Dogs, and Birds) using Deep Learning Technology1
  • AF Working Range of EV -6.0 to 20
  • 8K RAW, 8K DCI/UHD to 30 fps, 4K DCI/UHD to 120 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon LOG or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in All Formats, with AF
  • In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS) Provides up to 8-Stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual Card Slots for CFexpress (Type B) and UHS-II SD Memory Cards
  • Built-in 0.5" 5.76 Million Dots OLED Electronic Viewfinder with 120 fps Refresh Rate2
  • 3" Vari-Angle LCD Touchscreen and Top LCD
  • 2.4/5Ghz Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Technology
  • 500,000 Actuation Shutter Durability Rating
  • Enhanced Operating Controls
  • Optional Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip, Canon WFT-R10A
  • Impressive Durability
  • RF Lens Mount, Compatible with EF/EF-S/TS-E/MP-E Lenses with Adapter
Get in front of the line: Order the Canon EOS R5 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
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Post Date: 7/9/2020 6:39:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
While we anxiously await arrival of this camera, the Canon EOS R6 Review page is loaded with information.
 
The 6-series has arrived in the R-series!
 
Summary of Canon EOS R6 Features
 
  • New 20 Megapixel Full-Frame Canon CMOS Imaging Sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • ISO 100-102400, Expandable to 204800
  • Hi Speed Continuous Shooting at up to 12 fps with Mechanical Shutter and 20 fps with Electronic (Silent) Shutter
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II with 1,053 AF Areas Covering Approx. 100% of the Frame, 6,072 Manually Selectable Covering Approx. 90% x 100% of the Frame (f/22 Capable)
  • Subject Tracking People (Eye, Head, and Face) and Animals (Eye, Head, and Body for Cats, Dogs, and Birds) using Deep Learning Technology1
  • AF Working Range of EV -6.5 to 20
  • 4K to 60 fps, 1080p up to 120 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 with Canon LOG or HDR PQ, Internal Recording in All Formats, with AF
  • In-Body Image Stabilizer Provides up to 8-Stops of Shake Correction
  • Dual Card UHS-II SD Memory Card Slots
  • Built-in 0.5" 3.69 Million Dots OLED Electronic Viewfinder with 120 fps Refresh Rate2
  • 3" Vari-Angle LCD Touchscreen
  • Built-in WiFi, Bluetooth Technology
  • 300,000 Actuation Shutter Durability Rating
  • Enhanced Operating Controls
  • Optional Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip
  • Impressive Durability
  • RF Lens Mount, Compatible with EF/EF-S/TS-E/MP-E Lenses with Adapter
Get in front of the line: Order the Canon EOS R6 at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
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Post Date: 7/9/2020 6:37:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Review page is filled with information about this exciting new lens.
 
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is an excellent lens, one of my favorites. Expect the RF 100-500 to be even better.
 
Order the Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
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Post Date: 7/9/2020 6:25:29 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon U.S.A.:
 
THE SECRET IS OUT: CANON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE CANON EOS R5 AND R6, THE COMPANY’S MOST ADVANCED FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERAS EVER
 
The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.
 
Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.
 
“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”
 
Canon EOS R5 Top
 
Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6
 
Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately 100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birdsi. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stopsii of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.
 
As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400iii. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes. Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:

  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpressiv and 1x SD UHS-IIv
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

Canon EOS R6 Top
 
The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh ratevi. Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:

  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®vii and Bluetooth Technologyviii with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip
 
Battery Accessory
 
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.
 
Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
 
Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
 
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet. Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
 
Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM
 
The Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
 
Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM
 
The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stopsv of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

Canon RF 1.4x and 2x Extender Comparison
 
RF Lens Extenders
 
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.
 
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer
 
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
 
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.
 
The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.
 
The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.
 
The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00.
 
The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively.
 
The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.
 
The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.
 
The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.
 
** Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
 
i Effectiveness varies depending on the subject. In some cases, dogs, cats or birds may not be detected, while some animals other than dogs, cats or birds may be detected
ii Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Combined with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens at a focal distance of 105mm. IS equipped RF lenses available prior to July 9th, 2020 will require a lens firmware update to utilize coordinated IS control. Please check the Canon website for the latest firmware updates.
iii For still images
iv Type B compatible
v There is a disclaimer that goes with this claim: Some types of data cannot be saved on the SD memory card
vi Display may be grainier
vii Compatible with iOS® versions 9.3/10.3/11.2-11.4/12.4/13.2, Android™ smartphone and tablet versions 5.0/5.1/6.0/7.0/7.1/8.0/8.1/9.0/10. Data charges may apply with the download of the free Canon Camera Connect app. This app helps enable you to upload images to social media services. Please note that image files may contain personally identifiable information that may implicate privacy laws. Canon disclaims and has no responsibility for your use of such images. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this app
viii Compatible with select smartphone and tablet devices (Android™ version 5.0 or later and the following iOS® devices: iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3rd gen. or later, iPod Touch 5th gen. or later) equipped with Bluetooth® Version 4.1 or later and the Camera Connect App Ver. 2.5.10. This application is not guaranteed to operate on all listed devices, even if minimum requirements are met
* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards

 
Orders
 
Order the above-announced Canon gear now:
 
B&H has the new Canon gear available for preorder!
 
Adorama has the new Canon gear available for preorder!
 
 
Canon EOS R5
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon EOS R6
 
Body: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 STM: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
w/ RF 24-105 L: B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA
 
 
Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Lens
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM Lens
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon RF 1.4x Extender
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon RF 2x Extender
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip for R5 and R6
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
 
Canon WFT-R10 Wireless File Transmitter for R5
 
B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
 
Canon LP-EP6NH Lithium-Ion Battery
 
B&H | Adorama | WEX
 
 
Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer
 
B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 7/9/2020 6:14:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Canon USA:
 
DEAR IMAGE MAKERS: CANON’S NEW imagePROGRAF PRO-300 PROVIDES EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY PRINTS AND OFFERS NEWLY UPDATED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS
 
New Premium Fine Art Paper for Professional, Advanced Amateur Photographers and Art Lovers Further Benefitting Image Makers also Introduced
 
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 9, 2020 –– After taking the time to create your ideal photo, every creative image maker should look to complete the process with a vibrant print to share for everyone to admire. Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveils today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging duo that meets creators’ demands.
 
“With the introduction of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300, we are continuing our outstanding tradition of creating great quality printers for a variety of image makers, making it easier to print work at home,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “As the creative responsibilities of our customers have evolved and the importance of preserving historic moments has increased, it is imperative the features Canon integrates into new solutions and consumables meet the needs, wants and asks of our customers.”
 
Smaller Footprint Completes the Lineup
 
There has been a shift in what traditional work and school looks like over the last few months, as many creative-focused jobs, industries and areas of study now require tasks to be completed in non-traditional ways. Without access to a studio, office space or classroom with all the necessary tools and equipment, there is no better time to introduce a professional printer that is 15% smaller than its predecessor. With the addition of the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer, the lineup of professional inkjet printers expands while offering a new space-saving design that is fitting for a home studio or office.
 
Core features of the newest printer include:

  • 9-color LUCIA PRO plus Chroma Optimizer ink providing expanded color gamut and enhanced black density
  • New matte black ink offering greater black density, smooth gradations and details in darker areas
  • Technologies to help prevent print failures such as a nozzle recovery system and a skew correction function. Nozzles are carefully checked by sensors, and if a clog is detected in one nozzle, others will automatically compensate for it
  • Updates to the Professional Print & Layout software to help create seamless photo printing from image-editing software including Digital Photo Professional and Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe Lightroom, or as stand-alone software
  • Improved media compatibility with the additional capability to support panorama-sized paper, and multiple feeding methods for media of varying thicknesses
  • High-speed printing at up to approximately 4 minutes and 15 seconds1 for a bordered 13” x 19” inch print when using Photo Paper Pro Premium paper

The usability of the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 is also improved with the addition of a 3.0 inch LCD display, allowing the user to check printer status and monitor ink levels at a glance.
 
New Fine Art Paper
 
Continuing the theme of high quality to use with the new imagePROGRAF PRO-300 printer: new Premium Fine Art Rough paper is now available in a variety of sizes including 17 inches by 22 inches, 13 inches by 19 inches and Letter sized within a pack of 25 sheets. To help express the depth of an image and add a three-dimensional touch, the new paper consists of a rough texture. The cotton used to create the paper provides a luxurious touch and makes it suitable for long-term storage.
 
Pricing and Availability of the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and Premium Fine Art Rough paper
 
The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July with an MSRP price of $899.99*. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for an MSRP* of:

  • $44.99, Letter size
  • $109.99, 13” x 19” inches
  • $169.99, 17” x 22” inches

Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.
 
1 Photo print speed is based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc.
 
* Prices subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Posted to: Canon News   Category: Canon Announcements
Post Date: 7/9/2020 6:12:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Preorder the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens at B&H.
 
The manufacturer specifications for this relatively compact new lens are loaded on the site. Check out these comparisons, paying attention to the size and weight:
 
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Compared to Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G Lens
 
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Compared to Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM Lens
 
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Compared to Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art Lens
 
Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens Compared to Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens
 
Though its price is high, the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens will attract attention.
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 7/7/2020 4:21:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Sony:
 
Sony Electronics Grows Lens Line-up with Launch of 12-24mm G Master, the World’s Widest Full-frame Zoom with a Constant F2.8 Aperture
 
SAN DIEGO – July 7, 2020 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced an exciting new addition to its full-frame lens line-up with the introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM (model SEL1224GM) Large-aperture Ultra-wide Zoom lens. This compact and versatile lens is ideal for shooting landscapes, astrophotography and architecture while providing extra mobility for active sports shooters who want to capture ultra-wide perspectives. As part of Sony’s flagship G Master series lenses, users can be completely confident that it delivers outstanding image quality up to an ultra-wide 12mm angle of view with F2.8 constant aperture and beautiful bokeh effects.
 
The introduction of the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM now extends the F2.8 range of Sony’s G Master series zoom lenses all the way from 12mm to 200mm[ii] and at 12mm, offers the world’s widest range of zoom at F2.8. At this focal length, it is possible to emphasize distance and create dynamic perspectives that are beyond the scope of the human eye, opening the door to new avenues of creative expression.
 
“We are excited to introduce the new FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM as the 57th lens in Sony’s E-mount line-up”, said Neal Manowitz, deputy president of Imaging Products and Solutions Americas, Sony Electronics. “It is important for us to continue to push boundaries in the industry to develop the best tools for our customers. By extending our range of G Master constant F2.8 zoom lenses out to 12mm, we are excited to see how these new innovations will help our customers create like never before.”
 
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM benefits from innovative construction that delivers outstanding corner-to-corner image quality throughout the entire zoom range. It features three precise XA (extreme aspherical) elements including the largest XA element ever made for an a - Alpha brand lens. These XA elements, with an additional aspherical element, effectively suppress astigmatism, coma and field curvature right out to the image edges. Furthermore, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements plus two Super ED glass elements, powerfully control chromatic aberration and combine to deliver corner-to-corner clarity while minimizing color fringing.
 
An extremely effective floating focus mechanism divides the lens’s focus group into two independently controllable groups, ensuring both outstanding close-up performance and maximum sharpness at any distance. The two independently controlled groups help realize a constant 11” (28 cm) minimum focusing distance throughout the zoom range, and because it is an internal focus lens, its length remains constant, so its center of gravity varies very little and is always optimally balanced in the hand.
 
The signature bokeh effects of Sony’s G Master series lens are achieved through the fine tuning of the lens’s spherical aberration characteristics during both the design and manufacturing process. At the same time, the extremely high surface precision of the lens’s XA elements effectively suppresses spherical aberration and, in combination with a 9-blade circular aperture, further enhances its exquisite bokeh.
 
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM employs four original high-speed, high-thrust XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors to ensure that it is compatible with the speed performance of both current and future camera bodies. With two XD Linear Motors for each of the lens’s focus groups, autofocus is fast and precise. New control algorithms maximize the response of the system while achieving flawless synchronization between the two focus groups. Further benefits include extremely quiet operation with minimal vibration and lower power consumption.
 
A brand-new Nano AR Coating II that can be evenly applied to large lens elements or highly curved element surfaces has been used for the first time on the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM. It suppresses internal reflections, minimizes flare and ghosting for clear, crisp imagery and despite the lens's wide angle of view, Nano AR Coating II maintains high clarity and contrast throughout the entire image, even in difficult light.
 
Moviemaking
 
The constant F2.8 maximum aperture at all focal lengths ensures that exposure is stable when zooming. As a result, this means that shutter speed and ISO sensitivity can remain constant while shooting movies. The creative opportunities afforded by shooting movies at a 12mm angle of view with F2.8 constant aperture in full-frame are boundless, and when used on an APS-C or Super 35 camera, the wide end of the zoom range becomes equivalent to 18mm, providing a useful zoom range for moviemaking.
 
Professional Control
 
Weighing only 1.87 lbs (847 g), the FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM offers numerous features for full professional control of shots. These include a customizable focus-hold button, focus-mode switch, zooming ring and focusing ring that are positioned for easy operation while shooting. The Linear Response MF ensures that the focus ring responds directly to the most subtle adjustments when focusing manually so control feels immediate and precise. It is dust and moisture resistant [iii] and the front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, making it easier to wipe off any fingerprints from the lens surface. The rear filter holder accommodates standard sheet-type ND, color correction and other filters for expanded expressive capability. A cutting template for sheet filters is supplied.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is available in in August 2020 for a suggested retail price of $2,999.99 USD and $3,999.99 CAD.
 
[1] Compared to interchangeable constant F2.8 zoom lenses for 35mm full-frame format digital cameras. As of July 2020. Sony survey.
 
[1] SEL1224GM, SEL1635GM, SEL2470GM, SEL70200GM
 
Preorders
 
Preorder the Sony FE 12-24mm f/2.8 GM Lens at B&H (starting 5pm ET, Tue Jul 07).
 
Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sony Announcements
Post Date: 7/7/2020 9:38:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 29, 2020
Image quality, vignetting, flare, and distortion test results along with specs, measurements, and standard product images have been added to the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens Review page.
 
You are going to like these results.
 
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens compared to Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
 
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens compared to Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens
 
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens compared to Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens
 
Expect the full review to be completed very soon.
 
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens from Lensrentals.
 
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Posted to: Sony News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 6/29/2020 7:48:58 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Just posted: Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D Review.
 
The T8i takes the flagship Rebel model to a new level.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D is in stock at B&H (on sale) | Adorama | WEX (preorders)
 
Rent the Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D from Lensrentals.
 
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Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 6/23/2020 7:58:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 18, 2020
From Sigma Corporation of America:
 
Sigma Unveils 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Telephoto Lens for Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras; Mirrorless-Exclusive Teleconverters; USB Dock for Sigma Mirrorless Lenses; and F1.4 Mirrorless L-Mount Lens Trio
 
June 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m. EDT
 
Sigma Corporation today made the following announcements:

  1. Launch of the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary, Sigma’s first ultra telephoto lens designed exclusively for full-frame mirrorless cameras.
  2. Introduction of two new teleconverters designed exclusively for Sigma mirrorless lenses: TC-1411 magnifies lens focal length by 1.4x. TC-2011 magnifies lens focal length by 2x.
  3. Release of the Sigma USB Dock UD-11 for L-Mount and EF-M Mount mirrorless lenses.
  4. Availability of 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4 and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses in L-Mount.

Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary - Compact Size, Ultra Telephoto Performance
 
The 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary lens is Sigma’s first full-frame mirrorless telephoto zoom lens. Designed from the ground up for mirrorless camera systems, its new optical formula ensures edge-to-edge sharpness and high-contrast image quality throughout its entire focal range. The lens construction is made up of 16 groups and 22 elements, with one FLD and four SLDs used for the effective correction of aberrations and distortions. Its superior image quality and compact size make it an excellent companion lens to the previously released full-frame mirrorless zooms from Sigma, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN Art and 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art. It will be available in Sony E-mount and L-mount.
 
The fifth Sigma lens designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary further expands the possibilities of mirrorless camera photography. Thanks to the stepping motor system that is optimized for both phase detection AF and contrast AF, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary makes shooting video with eye-tracking AF very smooth. It consistently achieves high levels of optical performance and makes the most of its capabilities as a zoom lens at every focal length from wide to close-up shots to telephoto photography.
 
When paired with the new Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and/or TC-2011 (sold separately / for L-Mount only), which were exclusively developed for the use with mirrorless cameras, the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary gives photographers a "super telephoto" range with a focal length of up to 800mm while still benefiting from a compact lens and effective AF. It functions as a 140-560mm F7-9 AF ultra-telephoto lens with the Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411, and as a 200-800mm F10-12.6 AF ultra-telephoto lens with the Sigma Teleconverter TC-2011.
 
The Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary will be available on July 10, 2020 for $949.00 USD.
 
Sigma USB Dock UD-11 - Easily Update Lens Firmware and Customize Settings
 
Designed exclusively for Sigma L-Mount and Canon EF-M Mount mirrorless lenses, the Sigma USB Dock UD-11 allows users to update firmware and customize settings on lenses in these lineups.
 
In addition to firmware updates, users can adjust the sensitivity of MF function* speed. It employs the new USB Type-C connection.
 
*Scope of adjustment varies depending on specifications of the individual product.
 
The Sigma USB Dock UD-11 will be available on July 10, 2020 for $59.00 USD.
 
Sigma Mirrorless Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011
 
The Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011 are designed exclusively for use with Sigma L-mount mirrorless lenses. Mounted between a lens and the camera body, the TC-1411 magnifies the focal length of the camera by 1.4x, and the TC-2011 by 2x. Designed to complement Sigma’s renowned optical formulas, these teleconverters preserve the image quality of the lens while extending the focal length for added zoom capability.
 
The new teleconverters have a dust- and splash-proof construction comparable to that of the Sigma Sports line lenses, and can withstand harsh outdoor shooting environments when combined with a dust- and splash-proof camera body and lens. Lightweight and compact, these accessories will upgrade lens performance to an "ultra telephoto" focal length without the need for additional lenses.
 
The Sigma Teleconverter TC-1411 and TC-2011 will be available on July 10, 2020 for $399.00 USD (TC-1411) and $429.00 USD (TC-2011).
 
F1.4 Mirrorless Trio Now Available in Native L-Mount - Compact, Affordable, High Quality
 
Sigma’s F1.4 Mirrorless Trio - the 16mm, 30mm, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses - each benefit from a fast aperture of F1.4 to achieve sufficient amount of bokeh and admirable brightness even with APS-C size cameras, which tend to have smaller bokeh effects compared to 35mm full size systems. Each lens has a compact and lightweight body that is perfect for daily use as they cover the range from true wide angle to normal to portrait. Stepping motors ensure smooth, swift, quiet autofocus for both still and video capture. In addition to the upcoming L-Mount variations, these products are available for Sony E-mount, Canon EF-M mount and Micro Four Thirds camera systems.

  • 16mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($449 USD) - High performance wide angle prime in a compact package.
  • 30mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($339 USD) - Lighter and brighter Art line image quality with Contemporary compactness.
  • 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary ($479 USD) - Exceptional image quality and smooth AF for video shooting.

Sigma F1.4 Mirrorless Trio lenses will begin shipping on July 10, 2020. Pricing detailed above.
 
Preorder the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens at B&H.

Posted to: Sony News   Category: Sigma News
Post Date: 6/18/2020 8:47:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.:
 
Dear customers. Thank you all for supporting Tokina brand.
 
On March 6, 2020 in commemoration of the 70th Tokina anniversary we made a development announcement of Tokina new lens line-up 2020 that thankfully attracted great attention of amateur and professional photographers. We received a lot of supportive messages from all around the world that is greatly appreciated.
 
The development process is constantly changing, so here we would like to update the lens roadmap as below. We are doing our best to introduce our new products to the market as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
 
Notes: The release schedule is tentative. Product design may be changed without preliminary notification.
 
 
Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF worldwide sales date announcement
 
Jun 18, 2020
 
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF. The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is the third renewed long seller AT-X 11-20 F2.8 PRO DX (11-20mm f/2.8) model to fit contemporary DSLR cameras in newly launched atx-i series.
 
Sales will commence on July 10, 2020.
 
The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is designed as an ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor DLSR cameras. It is the only f/2.8 fast ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sized DSLR cameras on the current market*.
 
Focal length 11-20mm that covers equivalent angle of wide prime 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm lenses makes this lens attractive to be chosen after standard zoom lens or initially possessed wide angle zoom kit lens.
 
A constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range is realized to achieve great results in low light conditions, for depth of field control and easy manual shooting, while maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
 
* At present time April, 2020
 
Highlighted Features

  • 11-20mm focal length featuring ultra-wide angle
  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
  • Excellent optical performance
  • Improved AF accuracy
  • Internal focus
  • Water-repellent coating
  • One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism
  • Greatly balanced cost performance


 
Get your Tokina lens from B&H.

Posted to: Canon News, Nikon News, Sony News   Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 6/18/2020 7:35:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Just posted: Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens Review.
 
This is a good lens for the price.
 
The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 6/17/2020 8:46:33 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Noise test results have been added to the Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D Review page.
 
Solid performance with no surprises here.
 
BTW, the new (for the Rebel / ***D series) rear control dial is great.
 
The Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D is in stock at B&H | Adorama | Amazon USA | WEX
 
Rent the Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D from Lensrentals.
 
Please share!
Posted to: Canon News   Category: Camera Gear Review News
Post Date: 6/16/2020 7:30:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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