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Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | December 7, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4L DG HSM Art.

Image Quality

From the always-important image sharpness perspective, this lens is a very good performer with a caveat that I will of course explain. At f/4, this lens is quite sharp in the center of the frame over the full focal length range aside from performance becoming modestly softer from 20mm through 24mm. Stopping down to f/5.6 brings sharp center of the frame results to the entire focal length range……….

……… I mentioned the caveat. What I didn’t notice during this shoot was focus shift. As this lens is stopped down, the plane of sharp focus shifts farther away. Because Canon cameras focus with a wide open aperture, this change is not accounted for during either viewfinder or Live View-based focusing (AF or MF). Stopped down manual focusing in Live View will account for the change, but … this is not how we typically focus. Read the full review

It looks like Sigma has another winner on their hands with the 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art series lens, especially when you factor in the fact it costs about $1000 less than the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 Art $1599: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Midwest Photo

Increased Instant Rebates: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II & EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

Increased Instant Rebates: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II & EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2016 | Ad Post

B&H Photo seems to be running higher rebates on the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. We’re not sure how long these increased rebates will last.

The “official” rebate on the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II is $150, but B&H currently has a $200 instant rebate on the lens. The “official” rebate on the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is $200, but B&H currently has a $300 instant rebate on the lens.

Here’s an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap

Here’s an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The rumormill has gone quiet for the moment, though we expect it to pick up ahead of CPS next month. Below is what we believe we know is coming in 2017, and we expect there are going to be other products as well.

DSLR

  • Canon EOS Rebel T7s
    • Release Date: This month or early next month ahead of CES.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T7i
    • Release Date: This month or early next month ahead of CES.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
    • Release Date: Late spring or early summer 2017.

PowerShot

  • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
    • Release Date: If we had to guess, for CES next month
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
    • Release Date: Unknown

Lenses

  • Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM II
    • Release Date: Alongside the new Rebel cameras ahead of CES
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
    • Release Date: Unknown
  • A second lens released alongside the Rebels
    • We’re told there may be an “interesting lens” coming around the same time as the Rebels, we don’t know what that is yet nor can we confirm it would be coming in January.

Cinema EOS

  • Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark III
    • Release Date: Unknown, but NAB would be a logical guess.
  • Canon Cinema EOS anamorphic lens
    • We think at least one is coming for NAB in April.

EOS M

  • We haven’t confirmed any new EOS M cameras or lenses at the time of writing this.

We’ll update the roadmap on a regular basis as we learn more about Canon plans.

CIPA Camera Sales Data Released, Decline Continues

CIPA Camera Sales Data Released, Decline Continues

By Canon Rumors | December 5, 2016 | Industry News

CIPA has released their latest camera sales numbers, and it appears the decline in sales continues. It looks like compact point & shoot cameras continue the biggest decline year over year.

You can see shipment comparisons between 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the images below.

Review: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM by DPR

Review: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM by DPR

By Canon Rumors | December 1, 2016 | Canon Reviews

DPReview has completed their review of the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, and have come away impressed.

From DPReview

This is the best 35mm F1.4 prime currently available. On performance overall, it leaves all-comers floundering in its wake with outstanding image quality, especially at F1.4, and extra-robust build. Some rivals come close optically, but none offers a total package to match the Canon 35mm F1.4L USM MkII. Read the full review

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II : B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Canon Store | Midwest Photo