Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8 ED Nikkor Zoom Lens Review

January 29, 2008

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This is for all of you wide angle dSLR Dads. Photozone has just reviewed Nikon’s brand new full frame, 14-24mm f/2.8G ED AF-S Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens (available at Amazon, and B&H Photo). And it seems like Photozone (which is a great site by the way) liked it:

The Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED N is a phenomenal lens. It is the sharpest ultra-wide angle lens tested to date. The resolution figures are simply stunning and unprecedented Read the rest of this entry »

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CANON Announces EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses

January 24, 2008

Big Lenses for those with Big Wallets

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Canon actually exhibited prototypes of these lenses at PhotoPlus Expo in October 2007. Today they have announced that the production versions will ship this spring. The following is an unedited Press Release:

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES TWO HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TELEPHOTO LENSES AT PMA 2008

EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Add New Levels of Super Telephoto Performance to Canon’s Market-Leading EOS System Read the rest of this entry »


New Canon EF-S Zoom Lenses Available

January 24, 2008

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Canon USA also announced today that the new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-55.6 IS zoom lens and EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS zoom lenses are now available.

The following is an excerpt from the Canon USA Press Release: Read the rest of this entry »


Canon Lens Winter Rebate Program Extended

January 17, 2008

Great news for you Canon dSLR Dads. Canon has just extended their winter rebate program until February 17, 2008. Now you get a chance to wait until after the big PMA2008 announcements before making your purchase decision. For those of you who are not aware, the 580 EX II flash and the following lenses are discounted:


Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Lens Test Report

January 1, 2008

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Canon announced their new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens back on August 20, 2007 along with new EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Amazon, B&H Photo). It is not yet shipping, but Klaus Schroiff over at PhotoZone.de has already picked up a sample for review.<

 

Technically the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS is a tiny lens with a great performance potential. The resolution is very good across the range. Chromatic aberrations are basically a non-issue. The level of distortions remain moderate. The most obvious flaw is….. read the rest of this entry>>


Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Test Report / Review

December 22, 2007

Is it better than the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens through the same range?

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PhotoZone puts Canon’s latest entry level EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (Amazon and B&H Photo) through the test, and the results are impressive for a kit lens:

The Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is the next generation budget “kit” lens for Canon EOS APS-C DSLRs. It is a long awaited and, frankly, urgently needed successor for the rather mediocre EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II which was not able to convince anymore ever since the release of EOS 20D. However, Canon did not only improve the optical design – they also added an image stabilizer, changed the finish and introduced circular aperture blades for a better bokeh (out-of-focus blur)…..<continue>


Deal of the Week: Canon 5D dSLR with 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens at Amazon

December 21, 2007

Ok, there are two ways for a dSLR Dad to look at it, but either way, this is a great deal. Amazon has the Canon EOS 5D with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for $2606! That’s even $250 less than B&H Photo!

So let’s break this down. The Canon EOS 5D dSLR body currently costs $2155. However, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens costs $990. So this means that this 12 MegaPixel, Full-Frame dSLR package has a value of $538! That makes this Read the rest of this entry »