Canon Announces Two New Zoom Lenses and the White Rebel SL1 in the US

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Canon has been unusually quiet so far for the year, but today they’ve announced two new lenses. The first is an alternative to their 16-35mm f2.8 L–which is first and foremost an f4 lens. Canon has also added in image stabilization of up to four stops. Plus there is weather resistance in the design. Additionally, the new 16-35mm f4 L IS boasts a nine blade aperture, three aspherical elements, two UD elements, and was designed to have an emphasis on creating high contrast images. That’s perfect for architectural shooters.

The closest it can focus is 11 inches away. Being an L lens, it is also obviously a full frame option.

But that’s not all Canon announced today.

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Review: Canon EF 24-70mm f4L IS

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Canon’s new EF 24-70mm f4L IS: where does it fit? What’s the point? Given that they already have the 24-70mm f2.8L II and even the 24-105mm f4L IS, I didn’t understand why they chose to make this lens. My initial reaction was the same as many when I first heard of it, but I wanted to give it a chance anyways to see if it was a worthwhile lens. Adorama Camera was kind enough to loan one to me, and the following is a summary of my experience with Canon’s 24-70mm f4L IS.

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Quick Informal Lens Comparison: Canon 35mm f1.4 L vs Sigma 35mm f1.4

I recently wrote about selling all of my Canon glass and going all Sigma. One of the biggest reasons: Canon has been letting me down as of late and one of the best and most affordable ways to take advantage of what my 5D Mk II can do is to use newer glass. As it is, Sigma’s 50mm f1.4 is better than the Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon’s 85mm f1.2 L USM II is only a bit better than Sigma’s 85mm f1.4, but the latter beats Canon’s 85mm f1.8 USM.

That left one lens in the bag: the 35mm f1.4. Initial tests have come out testing the lens. Here’s a super quick and very informal comparison of the two; and this will be the first of a couple.

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What’s in My Bag: The Mike Pouliot Edition

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If you’re a frequent reader of the site then you’ve probably seen at least a few of the “What’s in My Bag” posts. Today, we are going to take a quick look at the gear that I (Mike Pouliot) am using at the moment. If you’re like me, then you spend lots of time researching equipment before pulling the trigger on a new “toy”, so feel free to post any questions you may have about the gear that I’m using in the comments section below.

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