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 Thursday, September 15, 2016
As usual, I have assembled my expectations for Canon's newly announced lens in the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM Review page.
 
With a new optical design, versatile focal length range, 4-stop IS, Canon's nano USM focusing technology and an economical price tag, this lens will surely find a home in many photographers' kits.
 
You can preorder the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM at these retailers.
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Post Date: 9/15/2016 9:02:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, September 12, 2016
I was not in the habit of sharing my camera setup steps when initially receiving the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera, but by request, I'm sharing them with you now. Here are the 37 steps to how I setup my Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery and charger and plug it in. If you have another charged LP-E6/LP-E6N battery available, you can continue to the battery-required steps without a wait. Or, the supplied battery may have enough charge to take you through these steps if you can't wait.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box. For me, this is primarily the camera, the eye cup, the neck strap and the Canon Solution Disk.
  3. Download and install the latest Canon EOS Solution Disk software on your computer to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap.
  5. Insert a sufficiently charged battery.
  6. Power the camera on.
  7. The date and time setup screen will show at startup the first time. Use the Rear Control dial and the Set button to update this information.
  8. Insert one (or two) memory card(s) (format them via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
  9. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv or M (some modes provide only a small subset of available menu options).
  10. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the cameras as follows:
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control dial to set JPEG to "-"
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: 4 sec.
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Beep: Disable
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Release without card: Disable/off (I highly recommend this setting)
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: All disabled (though I suggest leaving CA correction enabled for most uses - all can be applied to a RAW file in DPP)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: ISO Speed Settings: ISO Speed range: L(50)-H1(51200), Auto ISO Speed range: 100-25600
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Disabled
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness Strength set to "1" (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Long exposure noise reduction: I usually have this option set to "Auto", but my choice varies for the situation.
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: High ISO speed noise reduction: Off (noise reduction is destructive to image details - I prefer to add NR sparingly in post)
  21. AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 1st image priority: Focus priority (I want the images in focus more than I want the time-priority capture)
  22. AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 2nd image priority: Focus priority +2 (same reason)
  23. AF Menu, Tab 3: One-Shot AF release priority: Focus priority (same reason)
  24. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Area + pt
  25. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Highlight alert: Enable (flash portions of images that are overexposed)
  26. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Histogram disp: RGB (I want to monitor all three color channels for blown or blocked pixels)
  27. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Magnification (apx): Actual size (from selected AF point)
  28. Setup Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On/Computer only (this provides the largest playback image size on the camera LCD)
  29. Setup Menu, Tab 2: VF grid display: Enable
  30. Setup Menu, Tab 3: Info button display options: Electronic level only
  31. Setup Menu, Tab 4: Custom shooting mode (C1-C3): Auto update set: Enable (see also: Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  32. Setup Menu, Tab 4: Copyright information: Type name as desired
  33. Custom Functions, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: [Off] selected
  34. Custom Functions, Tab 2: Custom Controls: Set: Playback; Multicontroller: Direct AF point selection; Default erase option: [Erase] selected
  35. Custom Functions, Tab 3: Default erase option: [Erase] selected
  36. My Menu: Register the following options: Long exposure noise reduction, Mirror lockup, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring what time it is), Sensor cleaning, Expo.comp./AEB
  37. Mount a lens, focus on a subject and adjust the viewfinder diopter (if necessary)
I of course make other menu and setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot – including shooting 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 own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera goes in for a service visit, the camera will be returned in a reset-to-factory state (unless you request otherwise). Your list will ensure that you do not miss an important setting when putting the camera back into service.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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Post Date: 9/12/2016 10:17:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 9, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has arrived and one of the first tasks was to evaluate the frame rate and buffer depth performance. I thought I would share these results with you today.
 
To test the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's 7 fps drive mode and 17/21 (21 with UDMA 7 CF card) frame RAW file buffer specs, the camera was configured to use 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 file and the smallest file size) and a freshly-formatted fast memory card was loaded. The tested rates and capacities are about best-obtainable for the camera and card combination being used.
 
Reducing any concerns about the buffer depth: using a Lexar 64GB Professional 1066x UDMA 7 Compact Flash Card (Max. Read/Write Speed: 160/155 MB/s), the 5D Mark IV captured 36 frames in 4.98 seconds to precisely match the rated speed and, great news, far exceed the rated buffer depth. In addition, with this Lexar card installed, additional frames continued to be captured at a 4.4 fps rate. If DPRAW capture is enabled, the frame rate using the same card drops to 4.9 and the buffer wall is hit at only 9 frames. Subsequent frames are captured at a 2.2 fps rate. The larger-sized DPRAW images definitely impact performance in this regard.
 
Using a Lexar 128GB Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC U3 Memory Card, the 5D Mark IV captured 21 frames in 2.85 seconds to once again match the rated drive speed and also match the UDMA 7 buffer depth rating. Using this card, the post buffer-filled frame rate was 1.6 fps.
 
Using a Sony 32GB Class 10 UHS-I (SF32UX) SDHC Card (Max. Read/Write Speed: 94/45 MB/s), the 5D IV captured a respectable 24 frames in 3.28 seconds to again precisely match the rated drive speed and exceed the rated buffer depth by a few frames. Using this card, the post buffer-filled frame rate was 1.6 fps. So, the slower UHS-I card recorded a higher number of frames before filling the buffer than the faster UHS-II (not-supported) card.
 
These buffer capacities should be considered best-possible for the referenced cards and your in-the-field results will likely vary, but a fast memory card, especially a fast CF card, definitely makes a difference with this camera.
 
Following are links to MP3 files capturing the sounds of the 5D IV:
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV One Shot Mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Burst Mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Silent Mode
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Silent Burst Mode
Burst Comparison: Canon EOS 5D Mark III compared to IV
 
Camera sounds are recorded using a Tascam DR-07mkII Portable Digital Audio Recorder with record levels set to 50% at -12db gain and positioned 1" behind the rear LCD.
 
The 5D III vs. 5D IV sound comparison illuminates the more-subdued sound of the 5D Mark IV. The silent modes are once again available, but ... with the camera being quieter to begin with, the silent modes don't seem as dramatically quieter in this camera. Live view shooting can be used to further minimalize the 5D Mark IV's audibility.
 
Learn much more about the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV here.
 
You can find Canon 5D Mark IV in stock at these retailers
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Post Date: 9/9/2016 2:16:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, September 8, 2016
Just posted: Zeiss 50mm f/2M Milvus Lens Review.
 
No, I didn't try to time this review with the announcement of three new Zeiss Milvus lenses. Instead of being finsihed with the Milvus reviews (6 so far), it looks like I have more Milvus work incoming. I know – you're feeling sorry for me. ;)
 
B&H has the Zeiss 50mm f/2M Milvus Lens in stock.
Post Date: 9/8/2016 9:55:16 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Ready for your out of the box experience? Like so many of you, I highly anticipated the arrival of the 5D Mark IV and as has long been my practice, I created a list of setup steps and once again share them with you here. Here are the 41 steps to my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV setup.
 
  1. Open the box, find the battery and charger and plug it in. If you have another charged LP-E6/LP-E6N battery available, you can continue to the battery-required steps without a wait. Or, the supplied battery may have enough charge to take you through these steps if you can't wait.
  2. While the battery is charging, unpack the other items you want from the box. For me, this is primarily the camera, the eye cup, the neck strap and the Canon Solution Disk.
  3. Download and install the latest Canon EOS Solution Disk software on your computer to get support for the latest camera(s). Canon Digital Photo Pro (DPP), EOS Utility, Photostitch and Lens Registration Utility are the options I manually include in the install.
  4. Attach the neck strap.
  5. Insert a sufficiently charged battery.
  6. Power the camera on.
  7. The date and time setup screen will show at startup the first time. Use the Rear Control dial and the Set button to update this information.
  8. Insert one (or two) memory card(s) (format them via the tools menu option before taking pictures).
  9. Set the camera's mode to Av, Tv or M (some modes provide only a small subset of available menu options).
  10. Scroll through all of the menu tabs to configure the cameras as follows:
  11. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image quality: Use top dial to set RAW to "RAW" and Rear Control dial to set JPEG to "-"
  12. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Dual Pixel RAW: Enabled? (this feature awaits testing)
  13. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Image review: 4 sec.
  14. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Beep: Disable
  15. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Release without card: Disable/off (I highly recommend this setting)
  16. Shooting Menu, Tab 1: Lens aberration correction: All disabled (though I suggest leaving CA correction enabled for most uses - all can be applied to a RAW file in DPP)
  17. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: ISO Speed Settings: ISO Speed range: L(50)-H1(102400), Auto ISO Speed range: 100-32000
  18. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: Auto Lighting Optimizer: Disabled
  19. Shooting Menu, Tab 2: White balance: AWB-W (Auto: White priority)
  20. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Picture Style: Neutral with Sharpness Strength set to "1" (Note: the low contrast "Neutral" picture style provides a histogram on the back of the camera that most-accurately shows me blown highlights and blocked shadows on the camera LCD. I usually change the Picture Style to "Standard" in DPP after capture.)
  21. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: Long exposure noise reduction: I usually have this option set to "Auto", but my choice varies for the situation.
  22. Shooting Menu, Tab 3: High ISO speed noise reduction: Off (noise reduction is destructive to image details - I prefer to add NR sparingly in post)
  23. AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 1st image priority: Focus priority (I want the images in focus more than I want the time-priority capture)
  24. AF Menu, Tab 2: AI Servo 2nd image priority: Focus priority +2 (same reason)
  25. AF Menu, Tab 3: One-Shot AF release priority: Focus priority (same reason)
  26. AF Menu, Tab 4: Orientation linked AF point: Separate AF pts: Area + pt
  27. AF Menu, Tab 4: Auto AF point selection: EOS iTR AF: EOS iTR AF (face priority)
  28. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Highlight alert: Enable (flash portions of images that are overexposed)
  29. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Histogram disp: RGB (I want to monitor all three color channels for blown or blocked pixels)
  30. Playback Menu, Tab 3: Magnification (apx): Actual size (from selected AF point)
  31. Setup Menu, Tab 1: Auto rotate: On/Computer only (this provides the largest playback image size on the camera LCD)
  32. Setup Menu, Tab 2: Viewfinder display: Viewfinder level: Show, VF grid display: Show
  33. Setup Menu, Tab 3: Info button display options: Electronic level only
  34. Setup Menu, Tab 3: Info button LV display options: Options 3 and 4 checked; Histogram disp: RGB
  35. Setup Menu, Tab 5: Custom shooting mode (C1-C3): Auto update set: Enable (see also: Configuring Custom Shooting Modes)
  36. Setup Menu, Tab 5: Copyright information: Type name as desired
  37. Custom Functions, Tab 1: Bracketing auto cancel: [Off] selected
  38. Custom Functions, Tab 3: Custom Controls: AF-ON: One shot AI Servo; Set: Playback; Multicontroller: Direct AF point selection; AF area selection button: ISO
  39. Custom Functions, Tab 4: Default erase option: [Erase] selected
  40. My Menu: Add the first tab; Register the following options for Tab 1: Long exposure noise reduction, Mirror lockup, Format card, Date/Time/Zone (great for monitoring what time it is), Sensor cleaning, Expo.comp./AEB
  41. Mount a lens, focus on a subject and adjust the viewfinder diopter (if necessary)
I of course make other menu and setting changes based on current shooting scenarios, but this list covers my initial camera setup process.
 
To copy this configuration would mean that you intend to shoot similar to how I shoot – including shooting 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 own menu setup parameters, keeping an up-to-date list such as this one is a good idea. Anytime your camera goes in for a service visit, the camera will be returned in a reset-to-factory state (unless you request otherwise). Your list will ensure that you do not miss an important setting when putting the camera back into service.
 
More Information
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Post Date: 9/7/2016 8:12:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV page has been significantly updated with lots of additional information since last mentioned here.
 
This camera should be on the streets very soon. B&H is still indicating that the 5D IV body and w/EF 24-70mm f/4L IS Lens kit "Will begin shipping Thu, Sep 8" with the added disclaimer "(Subject to availability)". Adorama is saying "Manufacturer will start shipping this item on 09/08/2016." Amazon is stating "This item will be released on September 8, 2016." September 8th is only two days away – Woo hoo!
 
The 5D IV kit with the new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens is not scheduled arrive at retailers until October 31st. However, with no savings realized by the kit purchase, my recommendation is to preorder the camera and lens individually. You'll then get both as quickly as possible.
 
The Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip for the EOS 5D Mark IV is also scheduled to arrive on September 8th. While not inexpensive, the price of this accessory has settled down to the $349.00 price that B&H initially listed. There was apparently some confusion early on as Adorama and Amazon initially priced the BG-E20 at $490.00.
 
Also scheduled to arrive on September 8th is the Canon WE-1 Wi-Fi Adapter. Because new firmware is necessary for this adapter to work, expect new Canon EOS 5Ds, 5Ds R and 7D Mark II firmware to also become available very soon. We'll share that news as soon as we have it.
 
Important: Using this site's links to place your preorders provides the support we need to keep this site maintained. Thanks for that!
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Post Date: 9/6/2016 8:46:53 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, September 2, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M Lens page.
 
I'll have more to say about the sharpness of this lens soon.
 
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M Lens in stock.
Post Date: 9/2/2016 8:15:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens page.
 
This lens lives at the bottom of Canon's telephoto zoom lens lineup. It is available in refurbished condition for less than the cost of a good filter. But, it was next in line to go in front of the highest resolution DSLR available. Check out how it fared.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens in stock. This lens is also available in a USM version. Why does the USM version cost $10 less?
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Post Date: 8/31/2016 9:40:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens pages have been updated. Updates include MTF chart comparisons (very interesting) and side-by-side new vs. old lens product images.
 
Important: Using this site's links to place your preorders provides the support we need to keep this site maintained. Thanks for that!
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Post Date: 8/30/2016 8:56:12 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 26, 2016
The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV owner's manual is now available for download. (thanks David)
 
676 pages of educational/leisure reading for the weekend!
 
If you have not already done so, preorder the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and other new gear here.
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Post Date: 8/26/2016 4:05:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 25, 2016
As we anxiously await the arrival of the awesome just-announced Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and L lenses, I am assembling my expectations for the new gear along with a lot of product information, images and comparisons. There remains much work to be done here, but there is a lot of information on these pages already.
 
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
 
Please note: these pages will be updated rapidly as new information becomes available and/or clarifications are made.
 
Important: Using this site's links to place your preorders provides the support we need to keep this site maintained. Thanks for that!
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Post Date: 8/25/2016 2:30:25 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Review.
 
With a $200.00 instant rebate available, this lens is a bargain right now. The rebate is scheduled to expire Aug 27th at 11:59 PM EDT, so don't wait if it makes sense to add this lens to your kit.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens in stock with a 4% reward.
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Post Date: 8/24/2016 9:01:15 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 19, 2016
 Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Image quality results from the Nikon D810 have been added to the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E AF-S VR Lens page.
 
This lens has rapidly become a very popular one with wildlife and sports being its most frequent subjects.
 
The Nikon 200-500mm VR vs. 80-400mm VR II lens comparison is the first I wanted to see.
 
B&H has the Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E AF-S VR Lens in stock with a 4% reward.
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Post Date: 8/17/2016 8:59:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Image quality results from the Nikon D810 have been added to the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens page.
 
B&H has the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR Lens in stock with a 4% reward.
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/16/2016 8:08:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 15, 2016
Just posted: Tamrac Anvil Super 25 Review.
 
This camera backpack is definitely worth considering for your long lens carry, transport and storage needs.
 
B&H has the Tamrac Anvil Super 25 in stock.
Post Date: 8/15/2016 7:37:27 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, August 11, 2016
Image quality results from the Nikon D810 have been added to the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor Lens page.
 
The 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II is a core piece of kit for Nikon users.
 
B&H has the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR II Nikkor Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 8/11/2016 10:55:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens reviews.
 
These same lenses were recently tested on the Canon EOS 5Ds R (in case you missed those announcements).
 
B&H has the 200mm f/2.8L II, 300mm f/4L IS and 400mm f/5.6L lenses in stock with 4% rewards (the 400 also has a $70 instant rebate).
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Post Date: 8/10/2016 8:54:18 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 1, 2016
Just posted: Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens Review
 
I may be sounding like a broken record here, but Samyang has once again delivered a well-constructed manual lens with good image quality and an enticing price. Those shooting the night sky with an APS-C sensor camera will especially appreciate this lens' class-leading coma results.
 
B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens in stock.
Post Date: 8/1/2016 10:12:41 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, July 27, 2016
 Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Review.
 
Here are some comparisons you might find interesting:
 
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS vs. Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS w/ 1.4x vs. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II IS
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS vs. Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II IS at 300mm
Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS vs. Canon 200mm f/2.8L II w/ 1.4x
 
EOS 5Ds R results from the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens are coming soon. The 300mm f/4L IS plus 1.4x vs. 400mm f/5.6L comparison is always a good one.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens in stock w/ a 4% reward.
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Post Date: 7/26/2016 10:37:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 25, 2016
Just posted: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens Review.
 
The Samyang 135 f/2 has limitations, but it is a lot of lens for the money.
 
B&H has the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens in stock.
Post Date: 7/25/2016 7:10:14 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 22, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review.
 
There is no question that this one is 5Ds R-ready. The 200 f/2.8 II is a great lens and you are probably not going to be surprised by the excellent results it delivers in front of the 5Ds R. Results with extenders are included as usual. The sharpness of this lens is especially impressive considering its price.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 7/22/2016 9:14:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Just posted: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Review (also branded as (Rokinon/Bower/Vivitar/Falcon/Walimex/Opteka/Bell and Howell/Polar/Pro-Optic)).
 
This lens is a great value at regular price, but it is a killer deal right now at B&H. Use promo code PSWBH16 to save $40.00 on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens for Canon. Free expedited shipping is included. Regularly $339.00.
 
Other mount versions of this lens are also in stock.
Post Date: 7/19/2016 7:14:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 18, 2016
Is this pro-grade full-frame superzoom ready for the ultra-high resolution Canon EOS 5Ds R? Your answer to that question is now available. Image quality results from the 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Review.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 7/18/2016 8:20:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, July 14, 2016
As I work my way through a trio of Samyang (Rokinon, Bower, etc.) lens reviews, I have finished the product images and thought I would share the eye candy with you. Find them on the pending review pages:
 
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens
Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens
Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens
 
These lenses are available for comparison in the Product Image Comparison Tool. That link includes all 3 of these lenses. Here is another comparison you may find interesting (Nikon equivalent).
 
The sharp-eyed among you have noticed that the Samyang 16 is mounted on a Canon EOS 5Ds R in some of its product pics. You are right, this lens is not full-frame compatible. But, it mounts just fine and ... I didn't have an APS-C body available to me while photographing this lens. Visualize the camera as the similarly-sized 7D Mark II. :)
 
B&H carries Samyang Lenses.
Post Date: 7/14/2016 10:21:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Image quality, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Samyang 16mm f/2 ED AS UMC CS Lens (also branded as Rokinon/Bower) page.
 
Looks like a decent lens from an optical perspective. Full disclosure: we returned our first copy of this lens due to a misalignment issue.
 
B&H has the Samyang 16mm f/2 Lens in stock.
Post Date: 7/12/2016 9:23:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 11, 2016
I recently posted the TDP Canon Lens Popularity Rank. A friend of the site expressed interest in seeing the 3rd party lenses included in this list and ... that sounded interesting to me also. So, today I share the extended list.
 
Once again, I caution you to use discernment as you view the list. There are a lot of factors that can influence a lens' popularity (such as search engine referrals) and popularity can be measured in a variety of ways. Also, not all Canon-mount 3rd party lenses are included on the site and of those listed, not all have full reviews (which could either hurt or help a lens' popularity). With those cautions in mind, here is a rough look at the popularity of current (on retailer shelves) Canon-mount lenses.
 
As always, leave your comments below.
 
  1. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy
  2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  4. Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  5. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  6. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C Lens Buy
  7. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  8. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  9. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  10. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  11. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  12. Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  13. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy
  14. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy
  15. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  16. Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  17. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  18. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  19. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  20. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  21. Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens Buy
  22. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy
  23. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy
  24. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  25. Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Buy
  26. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  27. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  28. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  29. Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  30. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  31. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy
  32. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy
  33. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  34. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens Buy
  35. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy
  36. Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  37. Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  38. Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  39. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Buy
  40. Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Buy
  41. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  42. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  43. Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy
  44. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Buy
  45. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  46. Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  47. Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Buy
  48. Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  49. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Lens Buy
  50. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens Buy
  51. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  52. Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  53. Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  54. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  55. Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy
  56. Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  57. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  58. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy
  59. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  60. Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens Buy
  61. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  62. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  63. Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Buy
  64. Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  65. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  66. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  67. Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  68. Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens Buy
  69. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy
  70. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  71. Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Lens Buy
  72. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  73. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy
  74. Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy
  75. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  76. Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  77. Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens Buy
  78. Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy
  79. Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy
  80. Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy
  81. Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  82. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  83. Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy
  84. Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  85. Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy
  86. Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  87. Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM Lens Buy
  88. Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy
  89. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  90. Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  91. Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Buy
  92. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Lens Buy
  93. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  94. Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  95. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  96. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  97. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  98. Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens Buy
  99. Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  100. Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy
  101. Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  102. Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II VC Lens Buy
  103. Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  104. Tamron 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  105. Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens Buy
  106. Sigma 24-35mm f/2 DG HSM Art Lens Buy
  107. Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  108. Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II Lens Buy
  109. Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM C Lens Buy
  110. Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy
  111. Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  112. Zeiss 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* Lens Buy
  113. Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II Lens Buy
  114. Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  115. Zeiss 100mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* Lens Buy
  116. Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens Buy
  117. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  118. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  119. Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  120. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  121. Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens Buy
  122. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens Buy
  123. Tamron 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Buy
  124. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  125. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  126. Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM C Lens Buy
  127. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Buy
  128. Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS C Lens Buy
  129. Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens Buy
  130. Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Milvus Lens Buy
  131. Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Milvus Lens Buy
  132. Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  133. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Art Lens Buy
  134. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens Buy
  135. Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens Buy
  136. Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  137. Zeiss 28mm f/1.4 Otus Lens Buy
  138. Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 Makro-Planar T* Lens Buy
  139. Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM Lens Buy
  140. Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Buy
  141. Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar T* Lens Buy
  142. Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Milvus Lens Buy
  143. Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  144. Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  145. Tokina 14-20mm f/2 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  146. Zeiss 100mm f/2M Milvus Lens Buy
  147. Sigma Dock Buy
  148. Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  149. Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  150. Sigma 180mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens Buy
  151. Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  152. Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens Buy
  153. Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Di Macro Lens Buy
  154. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Buy
  155. Samyang 35mm f/1.4 US UMC Lens Buy
  156. Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro Macro Lens Buy
  157. Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Lens Buy
  158. Zeiss 25mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  159. Tamron 60mm f/2.0 Di II Macro Lens Buy
  160. Zeiss 50mm f/2M Milvus Lens Buy
  161. Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 Distagon T* Lens Buy
  162. Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens Buy
  163. Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Lens
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Post Date: 7/11/2016 10:01:52 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Wondering what the new Pelican AIR hard cases are like? Check out the just posted Pelican 1535 AIR Hard Case Review.
 
B&H has the Pelican 1535 AIR Hard Case in stock.
Post Date: 7/6/2016 9:45:08 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 5, 2016
In addition to image quality results, vignetting, flare and distortion test results along with specs and measurements have been added to the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens and Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens pages. As mentioned before, both of these lenses are scheduled to have full reviews completed in the near future.
 
B&H has the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens and Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens in stock.
Post Date: 7/5/2016 8:05:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
I mentioned a couple of lens' TDP rank recently and by request, I'm sharing the full list. Keep in mind that there are a lot of factors that can influence a lens' popularity (including search engine referrals) and popularity can be measured in a variety of ways. But, here is a rough look at the popularity of Canon's current (on retailer shelves) lenses:
 
  1. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Buy
  2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  3. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  4. Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  5. Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  6. Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  7. Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  8. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  9. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  10. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  11. Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy
  12. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy
  13. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  14. Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  15. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  16. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  17. Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  18. Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  19. Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy
  20. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy
  21. Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  22. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  23. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens Buy
  24. Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  25. Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  26. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  27. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy
  28. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy
  29. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  30. Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Lens Buy
  31. Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy
  32. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens Buy
  33. Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Buy
  34. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Buy
  35. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  36. Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Lens Buy
  37. Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  38. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM Lens Buy
  39. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  40. Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  41. Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  42. Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Buy
  43. Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy
  44. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens Buy
  45. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Buy
  46. Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  47. Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM Lens Buy
  48. Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy
  49. Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  50. Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  51. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Buy
  52. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens Buy
  53. Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM Lens Buy
  54. Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy
  55. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens Buy
  56. Canon MP-E 65mm Macro Lens Buy
  57. Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy
  58. Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens Buy
  59. Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens Buy
  60. Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy
  61. Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy
  62. Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  63. Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy
  64. Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy
  65. Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy
  66. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  67. Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy
  68. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Buy
  69. Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  70. Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy
  71. Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  72. Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  73. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
  74. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens Buy
  75. Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Buy
  76. Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens Buy
  77. Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift Lens Buy
Let us know which rankings are surprises to you!
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Post Date: 7/5/2016 6:26:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 30, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R, 1Ds Mark III and 7D Mark II have been added to the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens (also branded as Rokinon, Bower, etc.) page.
 
You are going to like what you see from this lens, especially for the price. Here are some comparisons:
 
Samyang 135mm f/2 compared to the Canon EF 135mm f/2L lens
Samyang 135mm f/2 compared to the Zeiss 135mm f/2 lens
 
A full review of this lens is planned.
 
B&H has the Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC Lens in stock.
Post Date: 6/30/2016 8:34:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens (also branded as Rokinon, Bower, etc.) page.
 
The first comparison I wanted to see was the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 vs. the Canon 14mm f/2.8 L II Lens. The second was the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 vs. the Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Lens. While the Samyang comes up short of these other two lenses from an images quality standpoint, it is a FAR lower-priced lens. Stopped down modestly, many are going to find the lower price to more than offset the modestly lower image quality. Especially those who only infrequently need a focal length this wide will find the Samyang a very attractive option.
 
A full review of the Samyang 14 is planned for the near future.
 
B&H has the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Lens in stock. Note that the Nikon mount version of this lens is $50 more expensive than the Canon mount version, apparently due to the addition of a focus confirmation chip. Prices for other mounts vary.
Post Date: 6/28/2016 7:53:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, June 25, 2016
 Thursday, June 23, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Review.
 
Anyone ready for a version II of this lens? Or is it good enough now?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens in stock with $100.00 instant savings, 4% B&H reward and 13 months of coverage.
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Post Date: 6/23/2016 8:19:17 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Review.
 
With a TDP popularity rank of 63 among Canon EF and EF-S lenses, only 4 places higher than the EF 20mm f/2.8, this lens is not a favorite of many. Make some comparisons at 28mm and see if you think this one deserves better.
 
This lens, aside from the center of the frame, was not good enough for the EOS-1Ds III and the higher density sensor DSLRs are far less kind to its even relatively wide aperture results. Stopped down, this lens needs a lot of CA correction.
 
There is no other 28mm lens with an aperture wider than f/2.8 in Canon's lineup. Does this lens deserve to remain a current model?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/22/2016 7:32:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 17, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Review.
 
With a TDP popularity rank of 67 among Canon EF and EF-S lenses, the EF 20mm f/2.8 doesn't get a lot of love. Make some comparisons at 20mm and see if you think it deserves better.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/17/2016 9:07:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 16, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review.
 
The 14 L II was Canon's widest rectilinear lens until the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens came along. Interesting comparison: Canon EF 14mm L II vs. 11-24mm L at 14mm f/4.
 
What other 14 L II comparisons do you like?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/16/2016 10:10:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 13, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Review.
 
The 135mm f/2 lens is notably absent from the third party lens lineup, leaving the Nikon 135 f/2 as the only directly comparable lens. Zeiss has an amazing MF-only alternative – here is that comparison (1Ds III tests).
 
If 100mm f/2 can get the job done for you, the Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM Lens could be considered a close-comparable with a more-affordable price. If shooting at f/2, the 135L will make you happier.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 6/13/2016 7:59:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, June 9, 2016
 Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Just posted: Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens Review.
 
When a newly introduced lens has no equal on the market, it is probably exciting.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens in stock.
Post Date: 6/8/2016 9:06:54 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, June 6, 2016
 Friday, June 3, 2016
While providing a review of the Transcend CFast 2.0 Memory Card, I share my memory card selection thought process. The RCSP acronym is what you need to consider.
 
B&H has the Transcend CFast 2.0 Memory Card in stock.
Post Date: 6/3/2016 7:40:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, June 1, 2016
 Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Review.
 
Did the arrival of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II bring this lens purpose?
 
B&H has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 5/31/2016 9:52:37 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 26, 2016
The balance of the standard test results (vignetting, flare and distortion) along with specs, measurements and standard product images are now available on the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens pages.
 
Full reviews of both lenses are planned for the near future.
 
B&H has the Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro F017 Lens in stock.
Post Date: 5/26/2016 8:46:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Just posted: Canon EOS Rebel T6 Review
 
Obvious is that this is a low-priced DSLR. But, does it have any professional purposes? Read the review (at least the pro use section near the end) and leave your thoughts in the comments here.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS Rebel T6 in stock.
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Post Date: 5/25/2016 7:37:39 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, May 23, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R and Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been added to the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS Lens Review.
 
While an f/2.8 max aperture for a prime lens may not grab your attention, this lens' image quality might. The 28 f/2.8 IS is regularly a decent value and the $100.00 instant reward makes it a great value.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 5/23/2016 8:07:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 19, 2016
Just posted: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review.
 
This is a very impressive-performing camera. The AF system is perhaps my favorite improvement, but ... there are so many other great things about this camera.
 
B&H has the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II available for preorder with 13 months of Canon CarePAK coverage free (upon camera registration). Get the premium kit which also offers a free CFast 2.0 card and reader.
 
Retailers with 1D X II Premium Kit In Stock: Canon Store | Adorama | Focus Camera
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Post Date: 5/19/2016 9:42:09 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Image quality results from the Canon EOS 5Ds R have been added to the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Review.
 
The Canon 180 L doesn't get a lot of love, but ... it has given me some great images over the years.
 
B&H has the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens in stock.
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Post Date: 5/17/2016 8:03:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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