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Reviews: Canon EOS M3

Reviews: Canon EOS M3

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon Reviews

The big reviews for the Canon EOS M3 have started to arrive.

First up from Gordon at CameraLabs

If you do have an existing EF lens catalogue and fancy a smaller body to try them with, then the EOS M3 is a good choice, and I commend Canon for making so many improvements over the original body. The EOS M3 is a confident step-forward, and with a greater selection of EF-M lenses (or even a promising roadmap) it could certainly become a contender as a standalone camera. But if you’re looking to build a new system that gives you all the benefits of mirrorless, then you should invest in Olympus, Panasonic, Fujifilm or Sony, all of whom have dumped their legacy DSLR baggage and are concentrating on delivering a more compelling native experience.

Read the full review at CameraLabs

Paul from WhatDigitalCamera

There are areas in which the new camera is still lacking, however. Notably, the relatively slow burst mode and small buffer make the M3 feel a bit dated, while the kit lens also feels in need of an update already.

So, although the M3 is a huge improvement on its predecessor it’s up against some serious competition and it’s difficult to claim that it outperforms its closest challengers.

Read the full review at WhatDigitalCamera

Both reviews, and the others I have seen think the EOS M3 is a step in the right direction, but hasn’t done anything to even suggest Canon wants to be a market leader in this segment.

As you know, the EOS M3 isn’t available in North America, but you shouldn’t have a problem getting your hands on one via ebay or other global retailers such as DigitalRev.

Canon EOS M3 w/18-55 IS STM $699 at DigitalRev

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Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015 | Canon Patents

We’ve been told that Canon’s next L lens would be a prime. Most of the people I’ve talked to think that the EF 35mm f/1.4L will be the lens getting the update. There have been a lot of patents in the past for the optical formula, and recently a new one has appeared.

Patent Publication No. 2015-72370 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.4.16
  • Filing date 2013.10.3

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 35.47mm
  • Fno. 1.45
  • Half angle of view ω = 31.38 °
  • Image height Y = 21.64mm
  • Lens length 141.37mm
  • BF 39.37mm
  • Positive, positive ShiboTadashi

We expect to see a new L lens some time in late summer or early fall and all the signs continue to point to a new 35L.

Source: [Egami]

Possible Issue With T6s & T6i Sensor?

Possible Issue With T6s & T6i Sensor?

By Canon Rumors | April 30, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

LensRentals.com has discovered issues with the sensors on the brand new Canon EOS Rebel T6s & EOS Rebel T6i. Out of 20 cameras they received the exhibited the following issue.

Every once in a while we notice something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we think people should be aware of. This particular issue won’t affect our renters; we’ve sent the affected cameras back. It may not affect very many people at all, since this is from a relatively small sample size. But I still think it worth mentioning.

The bottom line is that 4 of the Canon T6s and 2 of the T6i cameras we received had to be sent back because of a defect in the sensor stack (the layers of filter glass over the sensor). This is out about 10 copies of each; the others were absolutely perfect.

Read the full article at LensRentals.com

Macro Tilt-Shift on the Way? [CR1]

Macro Tilt-Shift on the Way? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | April 29, 2015 | Canon Lens Rumors

We’re told that one of the upcoming tilt-shift lenses will actually be a macro lens. We’ve been told in the past that Canon would add a new type of macro to the lineup and this is the first we’ve heard of it being a tilt-shift.

We do expect L replacements to the TS-E 45 and TS-E 90 to come eventually, as people have been asking since the TS-E 17 and TS-E 24 were announced years ago.

More to come…

Review: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

Review: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

By Canon Rumors | April 28, 2015 | Canon Reviews

Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens.

Canon marketing has called the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens “The Portable Super Telephoto Lens”. The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens packages impressive image quality in an ultralight and ultra-small package with autofocus and image stabilization systems that are among the best available. The result is, at a price, an easy to take with you lens that is capable of producing world-class images.

Read the full review | Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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