By Canon Reviews
| October 14, 2016 |
PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the recently announced and soon-to-be-released Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II. It looks like the new lens is a big upgrade over its predecessor, which is something we’re getting used to with Canon.
From the review:
The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is an excellent standard zoom lens that, as you’d perhaps expect, is much better than the 10-year-old Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM that it replaces, which incidentally is one of Canon’s most popular lenses.
It offers a very versatile focal range whilst being tack-sharp from 24mm to 50mm, both in the centre and at the edges of the frame. Sharpness at 70-105mm isn’t quite as good when shooting wide-open at f/4, but overall the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM delivers excellent sharpness across the frame. Vignetting at wide-open apertures and some barrel distortion at 24mm are the only other real optical issues of note. Read the review
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Shipping in late October, 2016
By Canon DSLR Rumors
| October 12, 2016 |
We’ve been told a couple of times that the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R would be updated quicker than other recent Canon full frame DSLRs, which have seen product cycles of 4 years or more. According to an internal Canon product roadmap, there’s a possibility of an EOS 5DS/R/ Mark II coming before the close of 2017 and that there will only be one body to replaces both the 5DS and 5DS R.
According to the viewed roadmap slide, the EOS 5DS/R/ replacement will get a new sensor, though resolution wasn’t mentioned. We can also assume it will have nearly the same ergonomics and features as the EOS 5D Mark IV.
More to come…
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…