Lensrentals.com Compares Lenses at 400mm

Lensrentals.com Compares Lenses at 400mm

By Canon Rumors | August 18, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

Lensrentals.com had some fun and tested various lenses at 400mm, some are zooms and others are primes. As you might expect the 400mm f/2.8 lenses came out on top, in price and performance.

From Roger:

I don’t think we really did too much here today except to have some fun and confirm, in numbers, what most people already know. The 400mm f/2.8 lenses, if you can afford one and don’t mind carrying it, are amazing. Canon’s new 400mm f/4 DO IS II is also superb, at least as good as the 300mm f/2.8 IS II with a teleconverter.

Canon’s 100-400 IS II is, from an MTF standpoint, the best zoom at 400mm, but the Nikon 200-500 and both the Sigma and Tamron 150-600s are also really good, far less expensive, and have greater range. The Nikon 80-400 VR II is not quite as good at 400 as the competition. Read the full article at Lensrentals.com

This is a great era in lens design, as it appears to be really hard to make the wrong decision.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II: USA: B&H Photo | Amazon UK: Park Cameras Germany: Calumet

*UPDATED* More Specifications & Images of EOS 5D Mark IV

*UPDATED* More Specifications & Images of EOS 5D Mark IV

By Canon Rumors | August 16, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

This list is constantly being updated. All specifications have been sourced by us, Digicame-Info or Nokishita


Specifications: (Google translated & new in bold)

  • 30.4mp
  • 7fps
  • 150,000 actuation rating for shutter
  • DIGIC 6+
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Magnification: 0.71
  • LCD: 3.2 inches 1.62 million dot touch panel
    • LCD tone adjustment (warm / standard / cool1 / cool2)
  • Dual Pixel RAW: record one normal RAW file as well as a Dual Pixel RAW file. You can then use Canon’s Digital Photo Professional and have access to three new post processing techniques listed below:
    • Image Micro-adjustment: by using the depth information, fine adjustment enables the position of the maximum sharpness and resolution
    • Bokeh Shift: to change the position of the previous blur (original: re-positions the viewpoint of foreground bokeh for a more pleasing result)
    • Ghosting Reduction: reduces the ghost and flare
  • New noise reduction algorithm
  • 61 point AF, 41 crosstype
  • -3ev (-4ev in live view)
  • 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor. 252 zone photometry
  • EOS iSA system
  • EOS iTR system
  • Anti-flicker
  • ISO 100-102400 (extended sensitivity)
  • 24/30fps @ 4K
  • 60fps @ 1080
  • 120fps @ 720
  • 4:2:2
  • 8bit 500mbps MJPEG
  • Full HD: ALL-I (For editing / I-only), IPB (Standard), IPB (Light)
  • HD: ALL-I (I-only)
  • RAW file size
    • RAW: 6270 x 4480 about 36.8MB (A few have noted aspect ratio is wrong, 6720×4480 perhaps?)
    • DPRAW: 6270 x 4480 about 66.9MB  (A few have noted aspect ratio is wrong, 6720×4480 perhaps?)
    • M-RAW: 5040 x 3360 about 27.7MB
    • S-RAW: 3360 x 2240 about 18.9MB
  • New Picture Style “Fine Detail”
  • Dust and weathersealed
  • 8.8mp still from 4K video
  • Time-lapse movie
  • Electronic Level, 2 axis
  • Mirror vibration control system (MVCS)
  • Built-in interval timer and valve timer
  • GPS built-in
  • Wi-Fi
  • FTP · FTPS can be transferred wirelessly also only in the body
  • NFC
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC and CompactFlash TypeII
  • USB 3.0, HDMI, microphone
  • Battery: LP-E6N / LP-E6
  • 900 shot battery life (approx)
  • Size X 116.4Mm X 150.7Mm 75.9Mm
  • Weight 890g (1.96lbs)
Confirmation of Upcoming Product Announcements

Confirmation of Upcoming Product Announcements

By Canon Rumors | August 16, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

There is more confirmation over at Digicame-Info of all the products we’ve said would be announced next week, nothing is a surprise if you’ve been on this site over the last couple of months. We’re still trying to dig for any other products that could appear for Photokina. We think if there is anything else to come, it’s likely for the PowerShot line.

Products to be announced next week.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-105mm f/4L IS II
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV w/24-70mm f/4L IS
  • Canon BG-E20 Battery Grip
  • Canon W-E1 Wifi Adaptor
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/W-E1
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III

As always, thanks for reading Canon Rumors, it means a lot to us. We hope to have a lot more to report over the next 10 days or so.

Review – Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 T*

Review – Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 T*

By Canon Rumors | August 15, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Dustin has completed our review of the Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 T* lens. A lens I’m happy to say appears to be far better than it’s predecessor. There are a ton of 50mm options out there, and all of them seem to have their positives and negatives, which can make a buying decision quite difficult.  The Milvus is a lens I would seriously consider, as I don’t mind manual focus with the 50mm focal length.  This Milvus will give you some unique results for a fraction of the cost of say a Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L.

From the review:

Zeiss lenses are for connoisseurs, and those that own them deeply appreciate them. I’ve appreciated the Milvus 50 for its beautiful build, being great to handle, and for a wonderfully artful rendering. I’m so glad that the Zeiss was able to bring a whole new level of resolution to their 50mm focal length without losing the beautiful “Zeiss look” of the images. The Milvus manages to be artful rather than clinical and manages to retain a lot of the goodness of the Otus series with a whole lot less sticker shock. Read the full review

Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 T*: B&H Photo | Amazon

Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6L USM

Patent: Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6L USM

By Canon Rumors | August 15, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing another crazy superzoom has appeared, this time the optical  formula is for an EF  28-560mm f/2.8-5.6L USM. We’d  assume such a lens would also have IS if it ever came to market. We expected to see a non-L superzoom sometime in 2016, but that has apparently been put off until late 2017 at the earliest.

Patent Publication No. 2016-142795

  • Published 2016.8.8
  • Filing date 2015.1.30
  • Zoom ratio 18.86
  • Focal length 28.80 119.57 543.20
  • F-number 2.88 4.56 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 10.26 2.28
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
  • The total lens length 281.07 331.07 385.01
  • BF 53.05 61.31 40.00
  • The effective diameter of the front lens 120.00

I’m not sure this is a superzoom we’re likely to see, but all indications point to Canon definitely developing a replacement for the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS.

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