Author: Roger CicalaSee the entire post on the LensRentals Blog. For more information on the lens, see Bryan's full review.
I like to start articles by stating my expectations, because, like everyone, my expectations going in color my opinion after seeing the results. Given Canon’s recent series of home-run lens upgrades, I expected the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 IS II would be a superb lens. I was particularly expecting improvement at 105mm, which was the weak point of the original lens.
And, I usually put my conclusions at the start of an article so those of you who don’t like MTF graphs and spirited discussion about optical results don’t have to scroll down to the bottom. The new Mk II version is a bit better than the original version, but I was expecting a lot more. I wouldn’t rush out and upgrade from the 24-105mm f/4 IS if your goal is amazingly better optics. There may be other reasons to do so, but optics is not it.
Samyang Optics just announced the global availability and price of its long-awaited premium lens line-up, Samyang XP 14mm F2.4 and 85mm F1.2!Note from T-D-P: The lenses are not yet available for preorder. Stay tuned.
This series is known for its excellence in performance with unprecedented resolving power, matched with 50 megapixels photo and 8K video productions.
The lenses are available in Canon mount and will be on the market from December. The recommended retail price is EUR 949.00.
The EOS-1D X Mark II has won rave reviews since its launch back in February 2016 and to help users get more from its incredibly advanced focusing system, Canon has produced a handy downloadable AF Setting Guidebook for smartphone and tablets.Download the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II AF Setting Guidebook via the Canon Professional Network.
Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to "Enable", correction will not be applied.Canon DSLR Firmware Updates Available
|EOS-1D Mark IV||1.1.5|
|EOS 5D Mark III||1.3.4|
|EOS Rebel T5i||1.1.5|
|EOS Rebel T4i||1.0.5|
|EOS Rebel T3i||1.0.3|
|EOS Rebel T2i||1.1.0|
|EOS Rebel T1i||1.1.2|
|EOS Rebel T6||1.0.2|
|EOS Rebel T5||1.0.2|
|EOS Rebel T3||1.0.6|
|EOS Rebel SL1||1.0.1|
by Eric StonerSee the entire article on the Canon Digital Learning Center.
In my last article “Top Tips for Small Product Photography” I shared with you some very simple techniques and ideas centered around making your product photography stand out from the pack. Whether you’re selling your products online or in person, it’s helpful to have great product photos. The problem for many is that hiring a professional photographer to do this type of work can be costly, time consuming and even more importantly, the final images may not convey your artistic vision. So the old adage of “if you want something done right, do it yourself” comes into play.
The focus of my last article was predominantly based on the premise of using natural light to illuminate your product. It’s free and you can accomplish a lot by simply using window light and reflectors.
This time around I want to expand your palette by introducing flash into the mix. There are several advantages to using flash over window light including the ability to work just about anywhere, anytime and shape the light in limitless ways to enhance your product. There’s no need to rely on daylight so for those of you who “burn the midnight oil,” this is a perfect option for you. In addition, using flash will significantly reduce the chance of blur from camera shake and with the wireless flash options that exist in the Canon system and a plethora of light modifiers available, you’ve got plenty of opportunity to be creative with your lighting.