Canon Closes the Telephoto Lens Gap with Several New RF Mount Lenses

The library of Canon RF mount Lenses is becoming more robust, especially in the telephoto section.

Along with the announcement of the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 and the EOS R6, Canon also announced a slew of new lenses today as well. Joining the ranks of Canon RF mount lenses will be three new telephoto prime lenses and a telephoto zoom lens that will delight birders and wildlife photographers. With these new lenses, Canon has significantly closed the gap between themselves and Sony in this segment. After the break will take a quick look at the new Canon RF mount lenses and how the RF mount now stacks up against offerings from Sony.

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Here’s Why You’re Not Going to Want the Canon EOS R6

When comparing the Canon EOS R6 to its main rivals, there’s nothing that makes it stand out, especially not for $2,499.

Over the last couple of months, the amount of noise about the new Canon EOS R5 has been almost deafening, but when it comes to the Canon EOS R6, the noise hasn’t been quite as loud, and now we know why. The Canon EOS R6, which was announced today alongside its bigger brother, the EOS R5, and a bevy of new lenses, is an odd one. The spiritual successor to Canon’s 6D DSLR line comes in with a whopping price tag of $2,499 and specs that aren’t exactly awe-inspiring (a 20mp sensor for instance). Let’s talk about it and break the specs down a little more after the break.

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How the Canon EOS R5 Compares to the Sony a7r IV and Sony a9 II

The new kid on the block, the Canon EOS R5, will aim to take on two of Sony’s titans, but does it have enough about it?

Finally, after months of speculation, the Canon EOS R5 has officially been announced. While Canon had let all of us know about some of the key features of their new Mirrorless flagship, there were still some unknowns, but now, we can see that Canon has been aiming to kill two competing cameras with one stone. With an all-new 45MP sensor, killer video features, and a price that sticks it right in-between the Sony a9 II and the a7r IV, the Canon EOS R5 is going to be one heck of a camera. Take a closer look at it after the break.

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Here’s How the Apple iPhone Triggers the Profoto B10 Professional Flash

If you’re a Profoto B10 flash owner, you’re going to enjoy the latest Profoto AirX update.

Not long ago, Profoto updated its Apple iPhone app to let the Profoto B10 trigger a flash with the Profoto Camera App. Let’s be clear here; no one is going to go out and buy the Profoto B10 just to shoot with their phone. I think that would be a pretty stupid idea. But instead, you now have an extra added capability. My Profoto B10 has a Sony transmitter, Canon transmitter, Fujifilm transmitter, and I can also personally use it to shoot photos. Better yet, I don’t have to use the constant light. Instead, I can enjoy the natural pop that a flash can give you. Profoto has developed a proprietary technology to do this. You can take a look at our Profoto B10 review and spot the update there for yourself. So how does it work? We spoke to Marko Pirc–who found his way to Profoto after working on the Lumu light meter for your iPhone.

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The Sony A7s III Might Have a Full Frame Sensor of at Least 34MP

The Sony a7s III is one of the most discussed Sony cameras ever, yet there has been no sign or any new news about it, until now.

Sony really shocked the photography and videography world with its a7s series of cameras. You can take the Sony a7s II and shoot at ISO 80,000 with hardly any problems. The a7s series was Sony innovating at its very best. The problem is that Sony’s faithful are now chomping at the bit for the Sony A7s III, and rightly so: it has now been five years since the a7s II hit the streets. In this time, the A6xxx line has seen a complete refresh, the A7r series is now on its 4th model, and surely the A7 series will soon hit number four too, so this begs the question; where is the Sony A7s III? Well, a recent interview has just shed some light on this highly anticipated camera. After the break, we will share what Sony has said, and what we think might be in store for the ‘all-new’ camera.

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Is It Too Late For Olympus to Make a Drone and Take on DJI?

Things are up in the air at Olympus right now, but speculation is rife about a possible Olympus/JIP drone that could rival offerings from DJI.

Olympus has been in the news recently for all of the wrong reasons, but a recent report has suggested it may well have a trick up its sleeve: they may enter the ultra-competitive drone market. Is this the path that Olympus needs to be on? Do we need more drones on the market? Would a Micro Four Thirds drone with class-leading IBIS be possible? Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Report: The Nikon z7 Is Now an Awesome Camera I’d Consider Buying

Nikon has worked pretty hard to improve the Nikon z7, and it shows that they’re really trying now instead of sitting on their high horse.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m very harsh on Nikon’s products. A company that went from a failed series of overhyped point and shoots, the KeyMission cameras, and creating a mirrorless system just to catch up and be overshadowed by its DSLRs while riding its high horse, in my opinion, deserves it. But what’s speaks louder is consumers with their wallets. And because of folks like you, the company has worked to really improve and fine-tune the Nikon z7 and the Nikon z6. Of the two, the Nikon z7 was always my favorite. I like resolution and color depth because I print a lot in my office. And with firmware updates, the Nikon z7 transformed from an expensive doorstop to an excellent camera. In fact, the Nikon z7 is so usable now that I’d recommend it for actual fieldwork. It’s a professional tool for sure. And while there are some hardware issues like the lack of dual card slots, I think that Nikon should be praised for the strides they’ve made to improve their products.

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Opinion: Calm Down, This is Not the End For Olympus, It’s a New Start

As a professional photographer who uses Olympus gear, I am thankful for the company being upfront, and I still believe that they have a future.

We all woke to shocking news on June 24th, 2020. Olympus, a staple in the photography world, has decided to sell-off its camera division after more than 100 years in business. Three years of successive operating losses, a market ravaged by the effects of COVID-19, and more competition than ever made the powers that be at Olympus believe that that uphill battle was too much for them to conquer, so Olympus sold the camera division to an equity fund (JIP). JIP Inc is a restructuring firm that specializes in streamlining the fallen giants of industry, and it is this fact that makes me believe that this isn’t the end of Olympus, the camera company, it’s a new beginning. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Why Exactly Would a Photographer Want the Panasonic G100?

The Panasonic G100 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization on the sensor, but it has its 5 Axis Hybrid IS system.

Besides being a terribly kept secret, the Panasonic G100 camera is boasting a whole lot in terms of upgrades and features. But, most of those are catered to the content creator. However, considering how much Panasonic has brought the tech in their Micro Four Thirds cameras forward, there’s still a lot packed into there. Unfortunately, they removed in body image stabilization in favor of a super small camera body. But, the company demonstrated to us how their Hybrid IS system works in a video. It uses a gyrosensor built into the camera and a few other tricks. In addition to all that, Panasonic emphasized to us just how bright both the LCD and the EVF are.

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Olympus is Selling Camera Division, So What About Micro Four Thirds?

The same company that bought VAIO from Sony now wants Olympus OMD and Zuiko.

The first thing I woke up to this morning was a story about Olympus selling its camera division. And it’s sort of a surprising one to me. I knew for a while that Olympus wasn’t doing that well. But internal reps conveyed the company that their audience is shifting and that sales had been going up. But the Micro Four Thirds world hasn’t really been able to catch up to the other camera manufacturers when it comes to tech in many ways despite some impressive innovations and features. The reason why I’m saying Four Thirds and not Olympus is because there’s the bigger system than Olympus in this. Olympus created the Four Thirds and then Micro Four Thirds coalition. With Olympus’ camera and imaging division being sold off, I’m not too sure about the new owners and how they may potentially steer the Four Thirds world. I’m also just not confident about the future of Four Thirds itself.

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If Real, a Sub $1,000 Full Frame Sony A5 Would Kill The Canon EOS RP

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Noises about an affordable Full Frame Sony a5 are getting louder: here’s what we’d like to see.

How does a sub $1,000 Full Frame camera from Sony sound to you? Does it sound like the camera of your dreams? If so, you might be interested to hear that Sony might be getting ready to announce such a camera within the next two weeks. Finally, something to get excited about, right? We’re sure most people would love to see what a camera like this would look like, as Sony will be dipping their toes into waters Canon has had to itself almost exclusively for years, and we’re sure Canon is looking over its shoulder. What could a potential Sony a5 look like, though? Will it have enough about it to take on the affordable Canon EOS RP? After the break, we will talk about what we would like to see in such a camera. Join us; it will be enlightening.

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A Canon Pancake Lens for RF Cameras Would Rock, But We’d Like More

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A Canon pancake lens will be an excellent, small and affordable addition to the RF mount lens library.

There are no two ways about it; when it comes to lenses for Mirrorless cameras, Canon has been the most innovative company in recent years. Canon’s current lineup of RF mount glass is excellent, with perhaps the only negatives being the size of the lenses and the hefty price points that go along with them. Lately, we have been seeing and hearing mumbling of some new smaller and hopefully more affordable RF lenses, and one of these new lenses is a possible Canon pancake lens. After the break, we will talk about this and other pancake lenses we would love to see for Canon’s RF mount Mirrorless cameras.

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The Canon R5, R6 May Ship in Sept, August, But Will the Prices be Right?

The Canon R5 and the R6 are the most anticipated cameras of 2020, but Canon needs to get this right, or the RF mount may have to head back to the drawing board.

Canon has the photography world’s attention right now. All eyes have been on the BIG C since they first announced the Canon R5 and the Canon R6, and for a good reason. A quick look at the reported specs will make any photography and videographer weak at the knees, but until today, firm shipping timelines have been hard to come by, and there is still no word on pricing. It’s the latter part of that last sentence that has us slightly worried. Canon need’s to be really careful when it comes to pricing their new cameras, or they may find that their RF mount simply won’t gain traction. After the break, we will take a quick look at everything that may be happening in September and August, and we will discuss possible pricing strategies.

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New Sigma Announcement Hints at an APS-C Camera From Them

The new Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary is part of a new announcement, and we’ve got so many questions.

It’s no surprise that the Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary is getting announced today. There were loads of rumors about it, and now that the world is starting to reopen, it’s prime time for companies to make announcements. This new lens is a superzoom that the company is branding under its contemporary series–and as a reviewer and a customer that’s very perplexing. One would think that with such an aperture range that it could be a sports lens. But Sigma’s naming convention has proven to not make sense yet again. As this is a DG DN lens, it’s designed for mirrorless from the ground up, but there’s another announcement that’s hinting to us that they’ll be coming out with an APS-C camera.

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Lensrentals Found a Big Flaw in Sony’s Image Stabilization Unit

The team over at Lensrentals put a few Sony a7 and a9 cameras through some crazy tests and found broken image stabilization units.

I guess something that I’d never even thought about was the durability of image stabilization units in cameras. But LensRentals found that many of the units in their cameras often broke. They found it so alarming that they went so far as to alert Sony to the issue. This is all part of their Sensor to Flange Distance coverage that they’ve been doing, and the results publishing today tackle Canon, Sony, and Micro Four Thirds cameras. So we got the chance to talk to Roger about what gives with Sony’s cameras and more. Plus, you’ll learn the shocking truth about how it affects image stabilization. Be sure to also check out more on the Lensrentals Blog.

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No IS, But the Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD for Sony FE is $729

The previously teased Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD is aiming to be an all-in-one zoom lens for Sony FE cameras.

If the Sony FE platform needed something, it’s an all-in-one zoom lens. And today, the cat is out of the bag with the Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. Previously teased on their website, this new lens is coming in at $729. For that price tag, photographers are getting a package of all these focal lengths in a lens that’s just under five inches and weighs 20.3 oz. There’s also a 67mm diameter, so there’s extra proof that it’s not all that large. Tamron is also big on pointing out specific apertures at different focal lengths: f3.5 at 50mm, f4.5 at 100mm, and f5.6 at 150mm through 200mm. Believe it or not, these are very important. Tamron is gearing this lens up for rough conditions in making it moisture-resistant. There are lots of good things about this lens despite there being no image stabilization.

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Ricoh Put an Obnoxious Orange Ring on the RICOH GR III Street Edition

The kicker is that the RICOH GR III Street Edition will cost you $1.199.95.

Why? That’s the question that I’m asking about the RICOH GR III Street Edition camera. The company, seemingly taking a page from Leica’s book, put a giant orange ring around the front of the camera to draw attention to it. I’m not exactly sure why they did this with all practicality, but if you plan on using it, that big ring is most likely going to draw lots of attention to yourself. There are excellent reasons why Leica shooters put black tape over the logo, and Leica even has editions without the logo on it. The Ricoh GR III was already a pretty stealthy looking camera. Instead, the RICOH GR III Street Edition is probably targeted to some wealthy surgeon that likes walking around a park channeling his inner Garry Winogrand in hopes that he’ll make it big one day and teach many a workshop through his collective. Limited to 3,500 units, it also comes with a detachable optical viewfinder and a leather hand strap.

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Compared: New ProGrade CFexpress Type B Cobalt Cards Are Fastest

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ProGrade has just announced new CFexpress Type B cards that can handle higher capacities and speeds compared to other CF cards on the market.

Technology in the cameras and lenses we buy has been pushing forward at a rapid pace for many years now, but it is only recently (in the last two to three years) that storage technology has been moving forward as well. The demand for faster storage cards that can handle 4K video and the high burst modes of modern cameras has seen technologies such as UHS-II, XQD, and CFexpress cards emerge from companies like Prograde. Today, Prograde announced that their new Gold and Cobalt CFexpress Type B cards will be hitting stores soon, and that users can expect to see blazing fast speeds and higher supported storage capacities. How do they stack up against the current crop of CFexpress cards, though? After the break, we’ll take a look.

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Learn All About Lens Filters and What They Do With Our New Guide

If lens filters have been an enigma to you, our new guide will help you understand more about them and what they can do for you and your photography.

If there is one photography accessory that causes confusion, its lens filters. It’s easy to see why these simple tools can seem complicated to those who are new to photography. To start off with, there are many different types of filters that all do specialized jobs, and there are different styles of the same filter types too (square Vs. round filters, for example). We are always asked about lens filters, what type of filter does, and how they can improve images, so we have put together a new, easy to read lens filter guide to help you all navigate the lens filter market. Join us after the break for all the details.

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The Winner of Our Street Photography Contest With Fujifilm Is…

Today, we’re announcing the winner of our Street Photography Contest with Fujifilm.

For the past month or so, we’ve hosted a contest with Fujifilm. This was a Photo Contest centered around Street Photography. What’s more, there was a lot to pick from. With over 2,500 entries from participants worldwide, we can see that lots of folks take street photography very seriously. The entry method used Facebook and Instagram, two popular platforms amongst many a street photographer. Facebook Groups, Instagram pods, and other places help to keep this culture continually evolving. Even better, we’re mostly impressed by how ethical folks are. Maybe three submissions overall included images of the poor and disadvantaged. And all three were done rather tastefully to show an actual problem. A few of you went out to shoot during COVID 19 and to document the human condition. We hope that you all did so safely. So without further adieu, we’re going to showcase the winner below.

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