Comparison: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art vs Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2

Comparison: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art vs Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

F-Stoppers has posted a comparison of two new and higher end 135mm lens options. While the classic Canon EF 135mm f/2L is getting long in the tooth, other manufacturers have stepped forward, and in the case of the Sigma, perhaps even stepped up from the 20 year old Canon lens.

There are two big differences between the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art and the Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2.

  1. Price, the Sigma is $1399 and the Zeiss is $2199 (The Canon is $999)
  2. Autofocus, the Sigma has it, the Zeiss does not.

Right off the bat for me, the manual focus 135mm f/2 from Zeiss would be out of the running, especially once you consider the $800 premium above the Sigma for it. Yes it’s built well and optically it’s stellar, but the Sigma is built pretty well, optically it’s great and the autofocus seems to be fast and accurate by most accounts. The $999 Canon 135mm f/2L should also be considered, because it is still a great lens, even if it was announced back in 1996.

From F-Stoppers:

In the end, I would be hard-pressed to tell you should absolutely buy the Zeiss over Sigma, despite the Zeiss being a phenomenal piece of glass. I believe Zeiss veterans will pick their champion without hesitation, mostly because the Big Z fanbase is quite the fanatic, devoted bunch and are attuned to the micro-details that make Zeiss lenses, well, Zeiss lenses. But anyone who simply wants a step up from the Canon 135 2.0L should almost certainly go with the Sigma. Read the full comparison

In Stock at B&H Photo: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art | Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2 | Canon EF 135mm f/2L

Review: Canon EOS M6 by DPReview

Review: Canon EOS M6 by DPReview

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2017 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has completed their extensive review of the brand new Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera.

DPReview had this to say about the EOS M6:

Admittedly, if you’re not already bought into the Canon system, it is hard to ignore direct competitors that often pack in more features for similar money or similar feature for less; the EOS M6 ends up being a ‘premium’ option for those that really want it. Many of those rivals also have better-established lens ranges, if you don’t already have Canon lenses to adapt. But, in the end, if you do really want the EOS M6 you’ll be very happy with it: it’s a great camera in many respects. Even so, the lack of higher-end features combines with that premium price to keep the EOS M6 from earning our highest honors. Read the full review

We’ve spent some time recently with the EOS M5 and EOS M6 and we agree with what the reviewer is saying. If you’re already a Canon shooter, these new mirrorless bodies create a seamless transition between your DSLR and your compact camera system. If you’re not loyal to any brand or you’re coming from a fixed lens camera, there are probably better options out there for a lot of people.

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Talk [CR1]

Canon Full Frame Mirrorless Talk [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 16, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Over the last couple of months we have received a lot communication about a full frame Canon mirrorless camera. This sort of talk has come and gone every since Sony entered the segment with the a7 series of cameras.

Here’s a breakdown of what we’ve been told, please mind the [CR1] rating. Some of these talking points could be considered plausible.

  • The goal is to announce a full frame mirrorless camera for Photokina 2018 which takes place in September of that year.
  • EF mount will be native
  • New exclusive image sensor for the camera.
  • New sensor technology required for the EF mount in a mirrorless application
  • There will be no new “dedicated” lenses, but mirrorless will be “considered in all future EF lens design”
  • 4K video is considered a necessary feature in all full frame cameras going forward
  • One full frame mirrorless camera body to start
  • There is testing at Canon of a more hybrid approach between DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras. What that looks like we don’t know.

We’ve received other information beyond what’s posted here, but most of it didn’t quite fit.

Some of this information can be backed up with some patents over the last 12-24 months and we have no doubt a full frame mirrorless camera from Canon is coming. However, we’ve always said EF lenses would have to work on the camera “natively” and that there won’t be another line of lenses developed for this application.

More to come…

image credit // mockup by Canon Rumors // Images used from KenRockwell.com and Leica

Review: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD by TDP

Review: Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD by TDP

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

The-Digital-Picture has completed their extensive review for the brand new Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens. If you’re looking for a great wide angle option for your APS-C DSLR, you can’t go wrong with this new Tamron. I think the VC really separates it from Canon’s terrific EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5.

From The-Digital-Picture:

The advantages of this lens start on the surface, with a great-to-handle shape and sharp looks. To get great images requires having a lens with you and the size and weight of this lens makes it easy to carry and comfortable to use for even long periods of time. Weather sealing is another advantage of the 10-24 VC, featuring a ready-for-whatever mindset by design. The image quality delivered by this lens competes well against the other options and when slow shutter speeds begin to adversely affect image quality, this lens’ excellent vibration compensation system will, by far, differentiate it from most of the crowd. Read the full review

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD Lens at B&H Photo

Canon Officially Discontinues Three Lenses

Canon Officially Discontinues Three Lenses

By Canon Rumors | May 15, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

According to TDP, Canon Japan has officially discontinued three lenses in the EF lineup.

We haven’t heard anything about a new DO zoom lens coming down the pipeline. While I always liked the compact size of the little DO zoom, I never saw much point in using it over the Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, especially once you consider the L costs less and fits vertically in most camera backpacks to save space.

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