Canon PowerShot G17 Specs:
- Ultra bright lens
- 24 – 168mm 7x Zoom
- Super UD Lens
- DIGIC 6+
- Large 1″ Sensor
- All Magnesium Body
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Canon PowerShot G17 Specs:
Here are a few key points (from LensVid):
That's a pretty crappy caveat. I'd rather stick to some sort of filter on the front of the lens.
This is pretty useless for landscapes unless you want to NOT shoot at 11mm?
I really can't see someone taking their lens off when shooting out on the beach to put on a rear filter, thus exposing the lens and body to sea mist and sand.
I don't know anyone who uses the rear filter on the 17-40.
The rear filter only makes sense on fast portrait lenses where you know the filter needs to be on there all day long.
I really feel like Canon should have just made a 14-24 f2.8 lens that was better in every way to the Nikon. They got too ambitious with this lens.
As you can see, the center t 16mm has an even higher resolution than the two extreme ends, although the edges are just a bit weaker.
But all of that is hair-splitting; this is a remarkable lens. Canon made the widest full-frame rectilinear lens available, and made it with superb image quality throughout the zoom range. Once again, hat’s off to Canon’s lens designers.
Sigma has updated their ship schedule for the the 24mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon and the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS contemporary lens for Canon. Both of these lenses should begin shipping some time in March.
SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($849) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle of March.
SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary ($1089) for Canon EF mount are scheduled to start shipping towards the middle to end of March.
Here is a summary of some of Kevin’s thoughts.
The camera in the image is the C500 PL mount with some “work” done to fit the larger 34mm sensor and a longer base to fit the “X”, which in itself makes no sense. We’re also told that most PL lenses wouldn’t work with a 34mm wide sensor.
We have confirmed that the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C500 Mark II will be coming to NAB 2015 in April. We have not heard of any other “Cinema EOS” branded products coming for the show, but that could change.
Patent Publication No. 2015-37217
We weren’t told any specifications for the Cinema EOS C500 Mark II.
More to come…
“Consider me impressed. Tamron has brought a lot of goodness to bear here, and this lens is a serious competitor for the best in its class. Some will find the inability to use traditional filters a deal-breaker, and I will confess this is my primary disappointment. I fully suspect that aftermarket square filter systems will fill that void, just as they have for the Nikkor and the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The size will also be a concern for those who are counting the ounces for backpacking and/or travel. But if neither of those things spoil your interest, you will find a lens that is, in my mind, now the most compelling option available if you own a Canon and still very intriguing if you own a Nikon.” Read the full review
There must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well.
Canon EOS 70D Body $749 (Reg $1099)
*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.
The patent makes a point of saying there will be improved performance for video and liveview. Could the video improvement be for dual pixel AF? Could this patent be related to the GH4 competitor we’ve been told would launch at NAB?
The patent details are after the break….
Patent Publication No. 2015-34903