By Third Party Lenses
| October 11, 2016 |
Photography Blog has completed their review of the recently announced and available Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC G2. It appears the new Tamron is an improvement over its predecessor.
The second-generation Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 offers better image quality, more features, faster auto-focus and more effective image stabilisation than the 2013 version, but the price has increased significantly, so it’s not quite the out-and-out bargain that it once was.
The Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 offers improved image quality with smooth bokeh and excellent sharpness, a very effective and versatile image stabilisation system, and a fast, quiet and reliable auto-focus system. Despite a modest increase in size and weight, Tamron’s optic is still smaller and lighter than the Canon and Nikon equivalents, despite offering a bigger, more versatile focal range. Read the full review
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 $1399 at B&H Photo
By Canon Patents
| October 7, 2016 |
We posted a couple of days ago that Canon was well into the development of new “big white” lenses. The first patent for a new optical formula has appeared for an EF 300mm f/2.8L IS.
Patent Publication No. 2016-173439 (Google Translated)
- Published 2016.9.29
- Filing date 2015.3.17
- Focal length 292.46
- F-number 2.91
- Angle of view 4.23
- Image height 21.64
- Overall length of the lens 273.95
- BF 60.81
We don’t expect to see the supertelephoto lenses updated until at least 2018.
By Canon Lens Rumors
| October 6, 2016 |
We’re told that the much discussed Canon EF 200-600 f/4.5-5.6 IS (or similar focal range) could possibly be announced alongside the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. All this source did was confirm to us that the new supertelephoto zoom lens will not be an “L”, but should complete quite favourably against the Sigma and Tamron offerings.
The announcement date is unknown, but the latest guess is a February CP+ announcement for the EOS 6D Mark II.
More to come…
By Ad Post
| October 6, 2016 |
B&H Photo has the brand new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III listed as in stock. We have a report from one reader that they had received their EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III yesterday.
Stock will likely be limited over the next few months, so we’d act quickly if you’re interested in the new lens.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III $2199 @ B&H Photo
By Canon Reviews
| October 5, 2016 |
The Digital Picture has completed their review of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The review does a good job of covering Dual Pixel RAW and showing you what sort of adjustments you can make in post processing using Canon’s DPP (Lightroom support coming).
The feature sets included in the 5D-series have enabled them to aptly serve a wide range of photographers’ needs including portraiture, weddings, events, landscapes, nightscapes, architecture, photojournalism, street/documentary photography and even sports. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV continues this tradition, taking performance, image quality and the feature set to new levels. This camera is going to take a lot of pro and amateur kits to the next level. Read the full review
I think we’ve seen about 30 reviews of the EOS 5D Mark IV, and I have yet to find anyone that has any serious complaints or issues with the new DSLR.