By Third Party Lenses
| May 24, 2017 |
Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the brand new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and came away as impressed as most other reviewers.
While zoom lenses typically win the popularity contests, fixed focal length models generally have some strong advantages and the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is a “prime” example. Exceptional image quality, including impressive sharpness and negligible distortion, is right at the top of this lens’ advantages. Having the f/1.8 aperture at a telephoto focal length can be a game-changer and there is a special wow factor in the background blur this combination creates.
The 135 Art lens brings more than just great image quality – it is the full package. Great looks, quality design … perhaps the only missing feature is optical stabilization. Read the full review
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DF HSM Art at B&H Photo
By Canon Patents
| May 23, 2017 |
Forum regular rrcphoto has done some dirty work and found a bunch of Canon USA patents you may be interested in. Since the demise of Egami, these have been harder to come by.
Stacked sensor patents
Stacked sensor patents for mobile phone use:
Microlens patent, likely for mirrorless cameras.
An SLT patent?
Continuous liveview in EVF
Linear USM patent.
If you speak patentese and can better explain what these are, please sound off in the forum.
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| May 22, 2017 |
We reported back in February that we’ll be seeing an EOS Rebel SL2 some time in 2017. We’re now being told to expect the camera to come in September of this year.
The new king of small DSLRs will apparently be slightly smaller and a bit lighter than the EOS Rebel SL1, which at the time of its launch was the smallest DSLR in the world.
We’re also told to expect a specifications list that is relatively similar to the Canon EOS 77D.
The next DSLR to be announced by Canon will be the EOS 6D Mark II some time in July.
More to come…
By Canon Firmware
| May 18, 2017 |
In a move that doesn’t happen very often, Canon has pulled firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II, although a lot of cameras running v1.1.1 won’t experience the issues that a small group of users may run into.
From Canon Europe:
A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running Firmware Version 1.1.1, which version was released on April 27, 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from Firmware Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1
By Third Party Lenses
| May 17, 2017 |
DIYPhotography has completed an early review of the brand new Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary lens. At $799USD, this lens looks to be an absolute steal. If you’re not all that interested in buying the $1999 Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS, this new Sigma may be what you’re looking for.
From DIY Photography:
Bottom line, I like this lens, it has plenty to offer and for it’s intended price point, I think that offering is a good deal. All the operational aspects of the lens met or exceeded my expectations and did so at a weight and size that are surprisingly less than I would have expected. Image quality is solid, with a minimal number of optical issues (quite frankly less than I expected for the range of focal lengths available) are minimal. I do wish it had a tripod mount, as I could see using this on a monopod for sports, when paired with the right body, but that’s not a huge knock, because the weight, size and Optical Stabilization do seem to offset that need some. Read the full review
Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 OS Contemporary $799: B&H Photo | MPEX