Tested: Three of the Best Canon Lenses for Travel Photography

There’s no denying that Canon lenses are some of the best around for travel work.

Some of Canon’s most legendary lenses are perfectly suited to travel photography. Photographers who use Canon’s camera bodies have been privy to the pure delight of Canon’s L series lenses. Canon’s L series lenses offer tank-like build quality and incredibly sharp optics: two characteristics that come in to play if you partake in both landscape and cityscape photography. After the break, we will take a quick look at three Canon lenses that will help bring gorgeous landscapes and bustling cityscapes to life.

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Five Impressive Weather Sealed Lenses for Canon EF Mount Cameras

These weather sealed lenses embrace whatever Mother Mature throws their way.

Bad weather can be a drag, but it doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside. Weather sealed lenses (when paired with weather sealed cameras) allow us to get outside in the wind, rain and, snow without having to worry too much about our gear. Some truly stunning images can be captured when the weather takes a turn for the worse. These weather sealed Canon EF Mount lenses are perfect for the photographers out there that don’t mind the cold and the wet. After the break we’ll show you five impressive weather sealed lenses that will help you capture some excellent images while out in the elements. Continue reading…

Canon Introduces New Trio of Tilt Shift Lenses with Macro Focusing Capabilities

Today, Canon is introducing a lineup of lenses that are surely doing something different from all the other options out there. The company is refreshing and introducing a number of new tilt-shift options–but these aren’t just any tilt-shift lenses. These lenses have macro focusing capabilities. We can say hello to a brand new Canon 50mm f2.8 L Macro, a 90mm f2.8 L Macro, and a 135mm f4 L Macro option. All of these lenses have tilt-shift and macro capabilities–and Canon is specific in saying that they’re true macro at 1:1. In addition to that, they all have 9 aperture blades. Even further, they’re all L lenses–but they obviously lack weather sealing as that’s very difficult to do otherwise.

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Canon Reported to Announce New L Series Zoom Lenses Soon

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 8-15mm product photos (2 of 4)

It’s been a while since we saw something extremely unconventional from Canon, but both Photo Rumors and Canon Rumors are saying that we should be hearing about new L series lenses. According to both sites, we should be hearing about both an 11-24mm f4 L and a 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM II lens. The former is an interesting addition seeing as the company already has a very good 8-15m f4 L lens and a 16-35mm f2.8 L offering. An 11-24mm f4 L lens will most likely be targeted at landscape, architecture, and cityscape photographers that need something that wide. To boot, f4 is more than wide enough of an aperture for work like that.

What lots of photographers will be talking about though will be the 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM II–which many agencies, news wires and sports shooters will most likely be interested in. We heard about the patent for this lens being submitted before, but the patents filed are in addition to some other very interesting patents. The photo world should be hearing about a new 17-5mm lens along with a 70-400mm lens.

Still though, we’re just going to have to wait and see what Canon comes out with.

It’s True, Canon’s EF 24-70 f/4L IS and EF 35 f/2 IS Are Real

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Canon has officially come out and announced two brand new lenses to its arsenal, the EF 24-70 f/4L IS and the EF 35 f/2 IS. Canon shooters should be jumping up and down right now because not only are these top-of-the-line glass, they also take advantage of Canon’s latest IS and USM technology for clean and crisp images. We’re definitely excited.

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