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Review: Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sport Lens

Review: Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sport Lens

By Canon Rumors | March 14, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens. At $5999 the new Sigma seems like a good deal, until you consider that you can buy a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II refurbished from Canon for under $7000 on occasion. I think that alone makes this lens a hard sell to its target audience.

From TDP

The Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens takes one into the big leagues of sports and wildlife photography at a fraction of the price of the previous options, those by Canon and Nikon.

Overall, this lens is a really nice one. The build quality appears military-grade, ready for heavy duty outdoor use. The features list is about as long as they get and adequate accessories are included. Though some focus shift is present, the image quality coming from this lens – especially when used wide open at f/4 – is ready for a 2-page spread or a wall-sized cutout and the background blur that 500mm f/4 can produce practically cuts out the subject in-camera. Read the full review

We’re looking forward to seeing more reviews of the latest Sigma supertelephoto lens.

Review: Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Review: Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

By Canon Rumors | March 13, 2017 | Canon Reviews

Photography Blog has completed their extensive review of the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II, a decent follow-up to the popular Canon PowerShot G9 X.

From Photography Blog

Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G9 X aren’t going to be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a minor step forward for Canon’s most pocket-friendly compact camera, particularly in its operational speed.

In summary, the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II adds just enough new features (just) to make it worth considering as a truly take-anywhere pocket camera. Read the full review

After reading the review, it seems the camera is quite good, but you may find more value in the original PowerShot G9 X, especially after its recent big price drop.

The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is now shipping:

First Impressions: Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D

First Impressions: Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D

By Canon Rumors | March 13, 2017 | Canon Reviews

Photography Blog had the opportunity to spend some time with the recently announced Canon EOS Rebel T7i/800D. This camera was announced alongside the EOS 77D DSLR and EOS M6 mirrorless camera.

The Rebel line is always pretty safe and quite a capable performer. It doesn’t look like the EOS Rebel T7i/800D is going to tarnish that legacy.

From Photography Blog:

Given the chance to test the camera in challenging low-contrast light conditions, we can report that our first impressions are very good. Image quality is respectable under tough conditions and excellent when the light entering the camera is maximised.

An excellent feature set in a lightweight body with simple layout means the EOS 800D is likely to entice beginners to further explore the world of interchangeable lens cameras. Read the initial impressions review

The new Rebel is scheduled to begin shipping on March 30, 2017 alongside the EOS 77D and EOS M6.

Preorder the EOS Rebel T7i/800D

Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap

Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap

By Canon Rumors | March 11, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

2017 isn’t shaping up to being a big year for Canon, but there are going to be a fair number of popular announcements this year. Below is what we can confirm is coming in 2017, even if we cannot confirm exactly when things are coming.

We also touch on a few things that won’t be coming this year, in case you’re on the fence about a purchase.

DSLRs

  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
    This is the most anticipated DSLR from Canon this year. We expect to see it in late Q2/early Q3
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2
    The smallest DSLR in the lineup will get a refresh in 2017. We expect it to be specced pretty close to the EOS Rebel T7i.

Lenses

  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS
    This is a highly anticipated lens and we expect it to come around some time in Q3 of 2017.
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 M IS STM
    We haven’t confirmed the focal length of this lens yet, but it will be announced on or around April 5, 2017. We’ve also been told that it’ll have a unique feature for an EF-S lens.
  • Canon 135mm
    There is some kind of 135mm lens coming in 2017, we just don’t know an awful lot about it at this time. This one may evolve some and I think it’s likely a Q4 announcement.

Cinema EOS

  • Canon Cinema EOS CXXX Camera
    A new Cinema EOS camera below the EOS C300 Mark II is coming in 2017. It will not be called the C100 Mark III. This won’t be ready for NAB next month, so we expect a Q3 or Q4 announcement.
  • Canon Cinema lenses
    We expect to see at least one prime cinema lens announced for NAB next month. There may also be an anamorphic lens announced some time in 2017.

What’s not coming?

  • Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS
    We were told it was possible this lens would come in late 2017, but we can confirm that it’s not. Perhaps we’ll see it at Photokina in 2018?
  • Canon EOS-1D C Mark II
    It’s not coming this year, and we don’t think it ever will.
  • Canon EOS 5DS & Canon EOS 5DS R
    There will be no new high megapixel camera in 2017.
New Canon EF-S Wide Angle Prime Announcement Coming April 5

New Canon EF-S Wide Angle Prime Announcement Coming April 5

By Canon Rumors | March 10, 2017 | Canon Lens Rumors

We told you back in January that Canon would be announcing a new EF-S prime lens soon.

We now know the lens is expected to be announced on April 5, 2017 in North America and that it is indeed a new wide angle EF-S prime lens.

Unfortunately we’ve been told two different focal length for this lens and we’re trying to confirm which is correct. We’ll let you know as soon as we know. We’re hoping for a lens around 10mm for APS-C cameras (though that’s highly unlikely).

More to come…

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