EOS 6D Mark II in-depth review

The EOS 6D Mark II adds a more affordable full-frame model to the Canon EOS range. We take a look at the camera and some of its features and see how it compares to its predecessor as well as the EOS 5D Mark IV.

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EOS 6D Mark II in-depth review
more in EOS magazine January-March 2018

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Canon DSLR Upgrades

Is your camera starting to feel a bit basic, or long in the tooth? Matthew Richards picks the best Canon DSLR upgrade models to suit your wide-ranging needs and budgets.

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Canon DSLR Upgrades
via PhotoPlus The Canon magazine

The Canon Camera Manual 2017

Overview: Canon have become one of the leading developers of imaging technology since their humble origins as an optics manufacturer in 1933. They now boast a class leading range of cameras, lenses and accessories that are used by amateurs and professionals the world over. If you are looking to dip your toe into the world of photography, or you are interested in upgrading, then this manual has a wealth of information on the range available, to help you make a better informed choice as to what is right for you.

Get informed
The range of digital cameras, lenses and accessories available is huge and can be confusing. This can often put a lot of people off. We’ve compiled a guide that is designed to introduce you to the Canon range and break it down into sections that outline the main camera and lens types with at a glance specifications to help.
Essential camera craft
Our illustrated and easy to follow guides can help you hone your camera craft. Understand your camera’s capabilities better and learn more about aperture, shutter speed, ISO settings and metering. We also have a multitude of hints and tips on a varied number of subjects, to really get you inspired; and then go out and take better photos.
Creative photography projects
Do you want to learn how to photograph your pets, or understand more about flash lighting and portrait photography? We’ve got everything you need in our comprehensive creative photography section that covers a wide range of topics. Our guides have been compiled by professional photographers and can take you beyond what you thought possible.
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The Canon Camera Manual 2017
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L’histoire d’L | The L story

L’histoire d’L | The L story
Les limites de l’expression de l’image à ses mains.

Une ligne rouge vif gravée sur le barillet de l’objectif. Et le “L” de luxe. Excellente performance de représentation et excellente opérabilité appropriée pour appeler la qualité professionnelle. Objectif Canon EF série L avec résistance à l’environnement et robustesse.

“L”. C’est un titre de fierté accordé seulement aux lentilles à ultra haute performance utilisant des matériaux optiques spéciaux tels que la fluorine cristalline artificielle, le super UD, la lentille d’UD, les lentilles asphériques à haute précision de grande ouverture.

Conception optique de luxe, théorie optique avancée traditionnelle et technologie de traitement de super précision.
J’ai poursuivi l’idéal pour tout cela, et je l’ai atteint

Objectif Canon EF série L

L’HISTOIRE
Sans être lié par le bon sens,
Pour élargir les possibilités des photographes avec la pensée libre.
Une histoire de l’objectif L qui poursuit la poursuite de l’idéal.

映像表現の極限を、その手へ。

鏡筒に刻まれた鮮やかな一本の赤いライン。そして、Luxuryの「L」。
プロ品質と呼ぶに相応しい、卓越した描写性能と優れた操作性、
耐環境性・堅牢性を備えたキヤノンEFレンズLシリーズ。

「L」。それは、人工結晶の蛍石、スーパーUD、UDレンズ、大口径高精度非球面レンズなどの
特殊光学材料を採用した超高性能レンズだけに許された誇り高き称号である。
贅沢な光学設計、そして伝統ある高度な光学理論と超精密加工技術。
そのすべてに理想を追い求め、たどり着いたもの
キヤノン EFレンズ Lシリーズ。

THE L STORY
常識にとらわれることなく、
自由な発想で写真家の可能性を広げていくこと。
理想を追い求めてつづく、Lレンズの物語。

L’histoire d’L | The L story
via Canon

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Wide-Angle Zooms

Play the angles and get the big picture with an ultra-wide zoom lens.
With zoom ranges starting at just 8mm for APS-C format lenses, and 11mm for full-frame, you can shoehorn vast areas into the image frame. They’re great for shooting sweeping landscapes or architecture, and arguably even more useful when shooting indoors, where space is limited – but that’s just the start of the fun.

A key attraction of ultra-wide lenses is that you can create images with extraordinary perspective effects. Get in close to the main subject in a scene and you can massively exaggerate its relative size, against a shrunken, receding background. Parallel lines appear to converge at alarming rates and shots generally have a proper wow factor. Another bonus is that short focal lengths equate to huge depths of feld. Unlike portraiture, where it’s often favourable to blur the background, wide-angle lenses enable you to keep very close subjects and the distant horizon simultaneously sharp.

Barrel distortion can also add to the creative effect, especially when using wide-angle zooms at or near their shortest focal length. That said, all of the lenses in this test group are ‘rectilinear’, aiming to keep distortions to a minimum. The alternative is a fsheye or ‘curvilinear’ lens, which give even greater viewing angles but with more barrel distortion.

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Wide-Angle Zooms
Matthew Richards fnds the best buys to fit your Canon DLSR.

via Photo Plus – The Canon Magazine

Super-Tele Zooms

Super-size your telephoto reach with a monster zoom lens. Matthew Richards searches out the best buys for your Canon camera.

Sometimes a standard telephoto lens can simply come up short. A typical 70-300mm zoom can lack sufficient telescopic reach when you’re shooting anything from birds in the garden to animals in the wild, or from sporting events to air shows. For greater reach, you’ll need a longer lens with more pulling power.

Over the next few pages, we’ll compare all of the latest super-telephoto zoom lenses currently manufactured to fit Canon DSLRs. Sizes go from large to enormous, and there’s an even broader spread of prices. However, all of them stretch to a focal length of at least 400mm, and some go extra-long to as much as 600mm. They’re also all fully compatible with both full-frame and APS-C format camera bodies. The latter gives a 1.6x crop factor, further boosting the effective telephoto reach.

A perennial problem, when shooting at such long focal lengths, is camera-shake. It’s therefore no surprise that every current super-telephoto zoom lens on the market for Canon cameras has optical image stabilization built in. They also feature fast and whisper-quiet ring-type ultrasonic autofocus systems. Even so, when it comes to additional features and build quality, there are major differences between some of the lenses on test. Let’s take a closer look…

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Super-Tele Zooms by Matthew Richards

Canon vs Sigma vs Tamron

via PhotoPlus – Issue 130 – Sept 2017

Work every angle

Dutch-Ecuadorian photographer Cris Toala Olivares is one of the new breed of young photographers carving out an eclectic career. He is fascinated by natural phenomena and engineered natural wonders, which he documents from helicopters and with drones as well as from the ground. His comprehensive work on volcanic eruptions, the Wadden Sea and Amsterdam’s canal belt speak to the beauty of working every angle. But as Cris explains to CPN Web Editor Deniz Dirim, to reach new heights you need to be business-savvy first…

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Work every angle
Cris Toala Olivares

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