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Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by DigitalRev

Kai has completed his video review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It appears we have another reviewer that thinks the 7D Mark II is a great APS-C camera.

EOS 7D Mark II in stock $1799: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II

Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II

Roger Clark has done a very extensive and technical review of the sensor performance of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and how it relates to the original 7D, astrophotography and general photography needs.

This review is well worth the read.

From the review…
“The data shown here for the Canon 7D Mark II indicate that the camera is operating at near perfect levels for the sensor with lower apparent read noise and impressively low pattern noise compared to all other current Canon cameras tested and better than that in the 7D Mark I. This means that for high signals, noise is dominated by photon statistics. Sensitivity is improved 14% over the 7D Mark 1, and the sensitivity per square micron is the highest that I have measured for any Canon camera to date.

The approximately 10x lower thermal dark current is a game changing factor, making this camera the top Canon camera for long exposure low light photography that I have tested. The superb autofocus system, comparable to Canon 1D series pro cameras with 65 autofocus points is another game changing innovation, as the camera is at a price point that is affordable to more people.”

Read the full review | EOS 7D Mark II in stock $1799: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Sample Images

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Sample Images

PhotographyBlog has posted a lot of sample images from the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens.

From PhotographyBlog
“Ahead of our full review, here are 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a moderately wide pancake prime lens for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 38.4mm. A gallery of 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens”

View the sample images

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Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART for Canon

Dustin Abbott has completed a very in-depth review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens for Canon. There’s a written review, a video review as well as a sample gallery for you to check out. I agree with most of what Dustin says about the lens, especially the part where this lens is leaps and bounds better than the 50mm lens it replaces. I tend to use the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART more often than the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, as I find the AF inconsistencies from the Sigma are far easier to deal with than the focus shifting of the Canon 50mm f/1.2L.

From DustinAbbot.net
“All in all, Sigma has made a major breakthrough in creating a large aperture prime with world class optics that is in a price range that most professional and many amateur photographers can afford. While the stated “target” is the Zeiss Otus, there will actually be fairly few photographers that are cross-shopping these two lenses. The Otus is still the optical king and enjoys a certain cache that Sigma can’t touch. But the Sigma is a far more practical lens for most photographers, as most photographers need autofocus for their work. The inconsistency in the AF performance is a concern, but the truth of the matter is that there are a variety of focus concerns with other 50mm lenses, too. The AF in the 50mm ART is snappy and (most of the time) accurate. I have already used the lens in professional settings and have been mostly pleased with the results.  I wouldn’t hesitate to use it professionally in the future. This is an excellent lens that sets a new benchmark for autofocusing 50mm lenses.”

Read the full review | Sample Image Gallery | Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART at B&H Photo

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Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by Fro

Jared Polin has posted his review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. It is a 35 minute real world video review. The review pretty much covers everything you’d want it to, he even had the opportunity to shoot an NHL game with the camera, which is a perfect setting for it.

Jared has also completed his educational video The Complete FroKnowsPhoto 6-Hour Guide to DSLR Video, which is currently half price. “Now you can learn the fast track system used by a world class photographer and videographer to shoot, direct, and produce any type of video with a DSLR, regardless of your current skill level.”

You can check out a preview here

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