Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Along with the new Canon EOS M5 announcement, Canon also announced a new version of the popular 70-300mm IS lens. This new Mark II version of the lens fixes a few of the complaints that I had about the old lens, namely the Autofocus performance and lack of internal focus design. Read more Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon announced the much anticipated new mirrorless body, the EOS M5 camera and lenses. I have been shooting with a Sony A6000 for almost 2 years as my travel and point and shoot body for when I want to go small and light. I have overall enjoyed the Sony aside from a few issues that I hope Canon has addressed in the new M5. Read more Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon DSLR & Speedlight Instant Rebates through 10/01/2016

Canon has some new/higher instant rebates on Canon EOS 5D Mark III’s, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the 430 EX III-RT and the 270EX II Speedlights. All Canon products below ship free and rebates are good through 10/01. Links below are to Adorama.com and include the instant rebate applied when you check out. Read more Canon DSLR & Speedlight Instant Rebates through 10/01/2016

New Canon Mirrorless coming for Photokina?

Word from the rumor mills is that Canon is going to announce a new mirrorless camera at or before Photokina this year. Photokina takes place from September 20th thru the 25th in Cologne, Germany and is one of the biggest photo vendor shows. The current rumors are putting the new Canon Mirrorless, dubbed the “M5” as a direct competitor to the Sony A6000/6300 series of mirrorless cameras. Read more New Canon Mirrorless coming for Photokina?

Canon 70-300mm Replacement coming for Photokina 2016?

I am hearing rumblings of a Canon 70-300mm replacement lens coming for Photokina later this month (September 20-25) . The rumors that are currently circulating indicate the lens will be a little larger and heavier than the current 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, will feature Canon’s newest Nano USM focusing motor and a digital distance scale. I am intrigued by the digital distance scale as this is a feature that we have seen on some of the newer Zeiss lenses. I would love to see this feature incorporated as long as it can provide more accurate distances than the traditional analog scales, and especially if it finds it’s way into wide angle lenses, indicate Depth of Field scales. This has always been a challenge for zoom lenses, but with a digital display, this could be done. Read more Canon 70-300mm Replacement coming for Photokina 2016?

Tamron Announces New 150-600mm G2 Lens

Tamron has announced a 2nd generation version of their extremely popular 150-600mm ultra telephoto lens. This new version, dubbed “G2”, promises improvements to auto focus tracking, Image Quality, Build Quality and compatibility with their Tap USB console for Firmware and AF Micro Adjustments. Read more Tamron Announces New 150-600mm G2 Lens