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

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

Sony Announces New FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Sony has announced a new 50mm Macro lens with 1:1 reproduction for their mirrorless full frame and APS-C cameras. While 50mm is a little short for insects, it is a great option for flowers, stamps, coins, and copy work. Macro lenses are typically some of the sharpest lenses built by camera and lens manufacturers. Read more Sony Announces New FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Mirrorless Cameras

Brooks Institute Closing After 70 Years of Training Photographers

The Brooks Institute in Ventura, California has announced they are closing their doors on October 31, 2016 after 70 years of training aspiring photographers. This is very sad news as the Brooks Institute was highly recognized for their program and instruction quality. Read more Brooks Institute Closing After 70 Years of Training Photographers

Canon Announces Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash

Canon has announced a new version of the Speedlight 600EX RT flash unit: the Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash. The original Speedlight 600EX RT Flash was the first to offer built-in radio triggering by a camera manufacturer. I have used the original version for a location photo shoot and came away VERY impressed with the technology. It took us a little while to figure it all out, but once it was set we could concentrate o the photos and not have to worry about the flash and camera settings. The new version just announced promises faster recycling times and should be every bit as good as the original. The improved recycle time of the Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash should be a great benefit, especially for portrait and wedding photographers. Read more Canon Announces Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash

Sony Announces New 50mm f/1.8 and 70-300mm Full-Frame FE-mount Lenses

Sony has announced two new full-frame compatible FE lenses for their mirrorless cameras. The first lens is a less expensive 50mm f/1.8 lens that serves as an alternative to the 55mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens, and the second is a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom.

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