Carl Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE Canon lens review: German precision

The fast f/2 maximum aperture makes it a versatile prime lens for low-light photography. The 35mm focal length facilitates a field of view akin to human vision (excluding peripheral vision), which makes it a nice focal length for capturing scenes with natural perspective; and it’s a popular choice for photographers…

Canon EOS M100: Small size, big punch

Announced in August 2017, the EOS M100 is Canon’s latest mirrorless hybrid, interchangeable-lens camera. Aimed at entry-level photographers stepping up from a compact or smartphone, the EOS M100 offers a small and simplified design. Built around a 24.2Mp APS-C CMOS sensor, the camera packs plenty of punch for high-quality photography….

Canon EF 24-105mm F4L IS II USM lens review: Updating a classic

Specifications and features Canon’s latest EF-M mount is designed for use with Canon’s APS-C format EOS M-series mirrorless cameras. Canon’s EF-M-mount focal point flange distance is shorter than the standard EF mount (18mm vs 44mm) along with also the size and weight of EF-M lenses are correspondingly smaller and lighter.Though…

Canon G9X Mark II sensor review: 1-inch format compact camera for enthusiasts

Optical glass is the fundamental ingredient of a camera lens. Qualifiers for optical glass include precise refraction and dispersion characteristics with equally strict criteria for degrees of transparency, color fidelity, warps, striation, and bubbles.The standard with which optical glass is classified is called the Abbe number, determined from the composition…

Canon EOS M6 sensor review: Worthy upgrade

What’s new is the M6’s more compact body design, intended to appeal to the “take anywhere” camera enthusiast, and doing away with the M5’s built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF). Instead, the M6 is compatible with the optional $210 EVF-DC2 accessory, which offers 2.36m-dot resolution and attaches via the M6’s hotshoe. The…

Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS USM S Canon lens review: Super-sharp shooter

The lens features the large f/4 maximum aperture desirable for achieving fast shutter speeds; Sigma’s 4-stop image stabilizer (OS) for shake-free images of relatively static subjects, using shutter speeds as slow as 1/30 of a second; and Sigma’s hypersonic autofocus motor (HSM) for responsive AF performance. A focus limiter switch,…

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Canon-mount lens review

Although the letter”L” was originally intended to indicate the word”Luxury,” that the fact of the matter is that Canon L-series lenses are known among professionals and knowledgeable enthusiasts as being among the most picky and best-built lenses on the market today.Along with advanced Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) and Fluorite glass…