It’s rumored that Canon’s next announcement date will be August 14, 2015. Canon will announce a DSLR camera body and two lenses at that time. Which DSLR and lenses is unknown at the time of writing this. We don’t expect to see an EOS 5D Mark IV at this time. It could be something like Read more…
Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R camera bodies. Like us, he loves the additional resolving power for most types of photography. While they’re not the ideal cameras for action photography, they’re not pushovers either.
CPN (Canon Professional Network) calls it “A Revolution in Resolution”. The Canon EOS 5Ds and 5Ds R show us a level of detail that we’ve never seen before in a DSLR camera. The announcement of the 5Ds and 5Ds R brought high expectations and the arrival of these cameras offered few surprises. The Canon 5Ds promised to perform amazingly and it has delivered on that promise.
A patent for a what looks to be a competitor to the 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR that Nikon announced yesterday. Included in this patent is an optical formula we already have, the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, but it also shows an EF-S 15-105 f/2.8-5.6 IS STM (24-168mm in 35mm) for APS-C cameras.
Patent Publication No. 2015-118141
Filing date 2013.12.17
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Dustin has completed his review of the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS for Canon Rumors. I’m glad he did, as this is one of my favourite Canon lenses. I fell in love with it while in Kenya and you can read my review of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS here.
I’m frequently asked “Which lens should I buy, the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS or the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS?”
I generally give everyone the same answer:
If you have a 400mm or longer prime that takes teleconverters easily, get the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS. You’ll love how compact it is and its stellar performance. You’re also more likely to bring it along if bag space is at a premium.
If you don’t have a long prime, and don’t plan to get one, then get the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. You’ll like having the extra length and the ability to use Canon teleconverters in an emergency.
Dustin is also a big fan of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS:
In conclusion, the truth of the matter is that I really, really love this lens. It has a few limitations, sure, but also has a great combination of killer optics and a great focal length in a sturdy and fairly compact body. It is a fabulous travel lens and a credible wildlife option. It even does a great job as a portrait or event lens when you don’t have a more natural option. I love it as a landscape lens as well. It isn’t cheap, but this is a pro grade lens that produces pro grade results.