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Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark

Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark

DxO labs has tested and reviewed the Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS.

From their review:

“Without doubt this lens is a popular model and it’s not difficult to see why. It has pretty good image quality throughout the range.”

Their own title to the review really sums it up “Still a good all-round choice.” It’s not a glowing review, but this has been a strong staple lens for pro photographers for many years. While an updated lens is certainly on the horizon, there is a lot of value left in this quality lens considering the pricier first-party alternatives. Of course, there are some choice third party lenses on the market too.

Source [DxO]

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Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS at B&H | Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS at Adorama

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EOS 70D Ranked by DXOMark

EOS 70D Ranked by DXOMark

From DXO Mark
The Canon EOS 70D has been put through the paces by the folks at DXO Mark.

The outcome?

The highest rated APS-C sensor from Canon. That sounds great, until you see that it only scored 2 points more than the previous 18mp sensor found in countless Canon cameras. There are improvements in color depth, dynamic range and ISO performance. The sensor also has the highest pixel density in the aps-c lineup, so high detail rendering should be improved.

As always, take DXO’s test numbers with a grain of salt. My eye has disagreed with them in the past.

Read the full review

Canon EOS 70D Body $1199 | Canon EOS 70D w/18-55 STM $1349

Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $1549 | Canon BG-E14 Battery Grip $199

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Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence

From DXOMark
I know you may be getting tired of hearing it, but the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG lens is an astounding accomplishment by Sigma, or any manufacturer for that matter.

DXOMark has reviewed the lens and has found it to be a new benchmark for excellence, and the fact that it’s under $1000 is icing on the cake.

From DXOMark:
“Sigma has stated previously that it was upping its game with new pro-level lens designs and the new 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM is not only on a par with OEM lenses optically it surpasses them in most areas, especially in both acutance and resolution.”

*Note: The review is for the Nikon mount version, but it should be identical to the Canon mount version as far as performance goes.

Read the entire review | Buy the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG for Canon $899

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Canon EOS 6D Rating by DXOMark

Canon EOS 6D Rating by DXOMark

From DXOMark
DXO has released their impressions of the Canon EOS 6D pretty quickly. The camera receives a sensor score 82, which is on part with most of the Canon lineup.

From DXOMark
“The EOS 6D offers a well-balanced performance across all three testing metrics, doing enough to put it into 10th place overall on the sensor rankings. Given the price, this does offer very good value for money, matched only by the Nikon D600. It suggests that this new market segment could be a real hotbed of key models for the major manufacturers and is therefore one to watch carefully.”

CR’s Take
I just got my hands on an EOS 6D today, so I’m not yet a good person to ask as to whether or not the camera is a winner. I do like the size and weight, I’m all about trimming weight wherever I can in my kit. Give me a week or so, then you can start asking me your questions.

Canon EOS 6D for $2099 at B&H Photo | Amazon | Norman | Adorama

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS for $2699 ($200 off) at B&H Photo | Amazon | Norman | Adorama

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Official DXOMark Sensor Score for the EOS-1D X

Official Numbers are in
For the people that like the numbers game, DXOMark has released their official score for the Canon EOS-1D X.

The numbers don’t look too bad, though they don’t tell the whole story about the EOS-1D X. I think it’s currently the best DSLR as a whole currently on the market, unless you want the big resolution of the D800.

Read the complete review at DXOMark

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera

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Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores

Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores

For those that care
I was sent an email claiming the results of DXOMark’s testing of the Canon EOS-1D X. I have not yet seen it on their site, so don’t take these numbers as official until they’re up.

DxO score: 90
DR: 12.8
Color depth: 24.9 bits
ISO: 3296

Do what you will with these numbers. They do show that the 1D X has the “best” technical numbers as far as sensor testing goes. This puts the 1D X above the Nikon D4, but below the D600 & D800. I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark.

Canon EOS-1D X at B&H | Amazon | Adorama | Norman Camera

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