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 Monday, February 28, 2011
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted an article explaining the Flash Release functionality of the new Canon 270EX II Speedlite Flash and the Canon 320EX Speedlite Flash.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/28/2011 1:15:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 25, 2011
I have added a perspective example to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review. Scroll down to SUV image and start reading the paragraph above it.
Post Date: 2/25/2011 8:39:59 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Post Date: 2/22/2011 9:23:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
In an interview, Kevin Roach, the AP's VP for Broadcast News, discusses multi-format journalism using Canon EOS 5D Mark II video.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/22/2011 12:31:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 18, 2011
Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE Lens Sample Pictures have been added to the site.
 
You will recognize many of these images from the St. John, US Virgin Islands Gallery. Many of the additional photos were taken in Ricketts Glen State Park - for which a Ricketts Glen State Park Gallery now exists. If you like landscape photography and are anywhere near north-central PA, make this park one of your destinations.
Post Date: 2/18/2011 2:35:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 11, 2011
The Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D and Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Review pages now have charts and visual comparisons with the other Canon EOS DSLRs.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/11/2011 2:37:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I have added specifications and MTF charts (have you seen these yet? impressive) to the following review placeholder pages:
 
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens Review
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/9/2011 2:31:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have added a larger lens picture and a large closeup picture of the intriguing built-in extender to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Review page.
 
Commentary added as well.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/9/2011 10:46:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 3, 2011
Canon 2x EF Extender III Review
 
"If you have read the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III Review, you will find the Canon 2x EF Extender III Review familiar. The 2x III is similar to the 1.4x III and these reviews were prepared simultaneously."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 2/3/2011 1:50:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 31, 2011
 Wednesday, January 26, 2011
ISO 12233 resolution chart test results for the Nikon 35mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens are now available on the site. Nice lens.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 1/26/2011 11:05:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 25, 2011
 Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have uploaded some sample pictures to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review.
 
The weather and landscape have not been very outdoor-photo-friendly here recently, but I intend to use this lens a lot more this year - including on a couple of photo trips I have planned. So, I should have more (and more varied) sample pictures to share later.
 
Be sure to check out the comments and tips for each picture.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 1/20/2011 10:46:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 19, 2011
ISO 12233 chart test results have been added to the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review page.
 
Be sure to find the short, must-read commentary on the review page.
Post Date: 1/19/2011 11:23:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 17, 2011
 Tuesday, January 11, 2011
ISO 12233 resolution chart results for the Canon Extender EF 1.4x III and Canon Extender EF 2x III have been added to the following reviews (the III results are the last pair of focal length options for each lens):
 
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Review
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Review
Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens Review
 
Canon 1.4x III and 2x III results for the rest of the compatible Canon lenses are coming soon.
 
ISO 12233 resolution chart results have also been added to the following Nikon lens review placeholder pages:
 
Nikon 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Lens Review
Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens Review
Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S DX VR Lens Review
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S Lens Review
 
I've had some setbacks in getting full the Nikon lens reviews going, and I remain committed to Canon reviews as my priority, but I am making a significant time-related life change that will (hopefully) allow me to begin these full reviews soon. Enjoy the ISO 12233 chart results in the mean time.
Post Date: 1/11/2011 3:35:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 3, 2011
 Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Canon Extender 1.4x & 2x ISO 12233 samples crops have been added to the Canon EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM Lens Review. The Extender III samples are the two longest focal lengths available for this lens on the Canon EOS-1Ds III. The first link is to a mouseover comparison between the 1.4x II and 1.4x III.
 
Notice that the 1.4x III has less barrel distortion than the 1.4x II. This makes the center-of-the-frame details slightly smaller in a comparison. This difference will be most noticeable in the top crop shown in the ISO 12233 chart tool.
 
Noticeable in the bottom crop is the reduced CA (Chromatic Aberration) in the 1.4x Extender III.
 
The Extender 2x III is slightly sharper than the Extender 2x II, but the Extender 1.4x III is not significantly different than the Extender 1.4x II in this regard.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/29/2010 8:02:18 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 28, 2010
 Monday, December 27, 2010
 Tuesday, December 21, 2010
 Monday, December 20, 2010
By popular request, ISO 12233 resolution chart samples for the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC Lens have been added to the site.
 
While I hope to get a full review of this lens (along with many others) on the site at some point, the ISO chart results tell us a lot about the image quality of a lens. And in this case, the Tamron 70-300 performs very impressively well for it's price point. Corners degrade as the focal length increases and 300mm performance is not so great, but again, this image-stabilized lens is currently selling for less than $400.00 delivered after rebate at B&H.
 
However, I need to add a possible warning that these results do not tell the complete story in this case. I had to spend a more-than-usual amount of time focus testing this lens - just to confirm what I was seeing. And my initial (still early) determination is that my Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC Lens is very inconsistent in the focus accuracy department. Life is good when it gets focus right, but a sharp lens does not deliver sharp subjects if not focused accurately.
 
 
I am also getting a lot of requests for a Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Review. To bring you at least the standardized results from the Sigma 85, I have to date, purchased and returned two of these lenses. The first was consistently front focusing. The second was focusing so inconsistently that I wished for the first one back. Roger at LensRentals.com is having the same problems - he has even posted a warning on his Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens rental page.
 
Third party lens focus accuracy problems have consumed far more of my time than I care to remember. I'll probably get over it enough to order the third copy of this lens after Christmas. Stay tuned.
 
 
B&H has just announced free overnight shipping on Canon and Nikon cameras. You can have one in time to use Christmas morning. B&H also notes that today is the last day for standard shipping for delivery in time for Christmas.
 Thursday, December 16, 2010
 Wednesday, December 15, 2010
 Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Standardized test results have been added to the Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review page.
 
Zeiss Lens Test Update: I will be adding results for the rest of the Zeiss ZE lenses to the site over the next few days. I have changed out some test equipment and the flaring shown in the initial test of this group of lenses is far reduced. The actual cause of which I remain uncertain.
Post Date: 12/14/2010 9:28:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, December 7, 2010
 Monday, December 6, 2010
ISO 12233 chart results have been added to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Review page.
 
I think you are going to like what you see. I will add results for at least one more copy of this lens.
 
Update: B&H has the Canon 70-300mm L IS Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 12/6/2010 7:32:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 29, 2010
I added a gallery of Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Sample Pictures to the site. You will quickly notice the ultra-wide angle theme that this lens invites.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/29/2010 3:34:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 22, 2010
 Thursday, November 18, 2010
Standardized test results have been added to the Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens Review page.
 
Update: I have temporarily removed the ISO 12233 chart results for the Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens and the Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* ZE Lens review pages. While both lenses show excellent resolution right into the corners, the results are showing some flaring around the edges of the details in the chart. Zeiss does not think this should be happening, so I'm going to test a Canon lens simultaneuosly with a Zeiss lens - and perhaps test using two camera bodies. Stay tuned for the results (probably next week).
Post Date: 11/18/2010 9:29:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, November 16, 2010
 Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A handful of Canon EOS 60D sample pictures have been added to the the Canon EOS 60D Review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/10/2010 11:20:30 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, November 8, 2010
The Canon EOS 60D Review is now online.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/8/2010 10:54:35 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Canon has posted an EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens sample movie titled "with" along with a Making of "with" documentary video.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 10/13/2010 10:34:26 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, October 1, 2010
 Thursday, September 30, 2010
I was in the area, so I had to check out Rock Run in the Loyalsock State Forest.
 
Well, nothing is really in the area of this location, but it doesn't take much of an excuse to pull me to places like this. Prior to this trip, I did not find many Rock Run photos online, so I thought I would share a few of my Rock Run Pictures (Ralston, PA) with you.
Post Date: 9/30/2010 3:47:38 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 27, 2010
Some image quality and physical camera comparisons (and some eye candy) have been added to the Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera Review page.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/27/2010 11:46:31 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA has launched the "Your Second Shot" PowerShot Ad Campaign.
 
"The campaign’s new commercial was shot entirely with Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera and EF lenses."
 
This campaign will be launched at usa.canon.com/yoursecondshot.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/27/2010 9:26:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Canon EOS 60D DSLRs are shipping in the USA. Adorama has them in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/21/2010 12:20:31 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 17, 2010
Sample pictures have been added to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens Review.
 
There were some pictures in this gallery before this, but they were all posted for other, non-review-specific purposes.
 
Amazon.com has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens for $2,289.97 shipped - a $200+ price drop since this lens was introduced.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2010 10:53:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
J&R is now accepting Canon EOS 60D preorders:
 
Canon EOS 60D + Lens Kit
Canon EOS 60D + Body
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/17/2010 11:32:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 16, 2010
Adorama is accepting preorders for the Canon BG-E9 Battery Grip for EOS 60D.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/16/2010 8:28:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens is now priced at only $519 with free shipping at B&H. This is a great lens for the money - Learn about it in the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Review.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/16/2010 12:06:29 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 13, 2010
The Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS L USM Lens Review page has been udpated with a hands-on preview of this new lens.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/13/2010 12:05:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 9, 2010
The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens (in F and Canon mounts) is scheduled to start shipping at the end of this month.
 
Get it at B&H or Adorama.
Post Date: 9/9/2010 10:35:19 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I have updated the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZE Lens Review.
 
In the review, I highlighted an exposure problem I was having with this lens. I'm letting you know that Zeiss replaced the faulty lens with a new one - and the new one works fine.
Post Date: 9/9/2010 11:18:19 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I was testing a Canon EF 600mm f/4 IS USM Super Telephoto Lens on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Camera body for a new lens comparison tool (coming to the site in the near future). After completing a short test procedure, I removed the 600mm lens from the body - only to be greeted with a very-dishearteningly-noticeable amount of smoke.
 
I obviously had the 600mm lens framed too close to the sun for too long of a period of time - which I'm guessing was a minute or so. Here is a look at the blistered plastic in the 1Ds III.
 
Sun Damaged Camera
 
Sun Damaged Camera - Close-up
 
Imagine taking an $8k lens off of a $6k camera and seeing a plume of very-black smoke come out. Wish I had video'd that! The good news is that the camera is fine - just cosmetic damage was done.
Post Date: 9/8/2010 12:47:02 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Adorama has the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV in refurbished condition (like new in my experience) for only $4,199.00 shipped. Act fast if you want one of these!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/7/2010 12:37:16 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 3, 2010
The Canon EOS 60D Owners Manual (9 MB PDF) is now available for download.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/3/2010 3:28:08 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 30, 2010
Canon Professional Network has posted a video showing the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens zoom effect.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/30/2010 9:45:04 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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