27 October 2016

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Zoom Test - Cape Town

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Zoom Test - Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Zoom Test
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens : Different Focal Lengths Test

Objective: Demonstrating the difference between five focal lengths using the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens (paired with the Full Frame Canon EOS 6D) across the Milnerton Lighthouse, Woodbridge Island towards Table Mountain Cape Town.

Note: All photos handheld with no cropping in Av mode (except the last two images). Images captured in RAW (JPG conversion via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7). Applied Lens Profile correction with minimum post-processing.


Canon EOS 6D Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • f/6.3 
  • ISO 100 
  • Auto-Focus 
  • Lens IS: Mode 1 / Handheld
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Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 70mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 70mm

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 100mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 100mm

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 135mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 135mm

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 200mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 200mm

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped 01
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm
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Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped 02
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm
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Field Tests with Canon EOS 6D / Various Canon EF Prime and Zoom Lenses

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Canon EOS 6D / EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Ultra-Wide Lens Zoom Test Cape Town

Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - High ISO Test

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Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Specification Comparison

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Specification Comparison: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

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Features PowerShot SX60 HS PowerShot SX50 HS
Camera Type Compact / Bridge Compact / Bridge
Megapixels 16 12
Image Processor DIGIG 6 DIGIG 5
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS 1/2.3" CMOS
Display 3" LCD Vari-Angle 2.8" LCD Vari-Angle
Viewfinder EVF 100% EVF 100%
Optical Zoom 65x 50x
Digital Zoom 4x 4x
Combined Zoom 260x 200x
Image Stabilizer Yes (USM) Yes (USM)
35mm Eqv 21-1365mm 24-1200mm
Aperture Range f/3.4 - 6.5 f/3.4 - 6.5
AF System TTL TTL
AF System Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 9 9
ISO 100-6400 80-6400
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 s 15 - 1/2000 s
Continuous Speed 6.4fps 2.2fps
Video Full HD 1920 x 1080  Full HD 1920 x 1080
Hotshoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes No
Battery Life 340 shots 315 shots
Battery Type NB-10L NB-10L
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 114 mm 123 x 87 x 106mm
Weight 649g 595g
In The Box Camera Camera
Lens Cap Lens Cap
Battery Battery
Battery Charger Battery Charger
Neck Strap Neck Strap

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Canon                      Canon
Features EOS 760D EOS 700D
Body Type DSLR APS-C DSLR APS-C
Lens Mount EF / EF-S EF / EF - S
Megapixels 24.2 18.2
Image Processor DIGIG 6 DIGIG 5
Sensor CMOS CMOS
(22.3 x 14.9 mm) (22.5 x 15 mm)
LCD Display 3" Var-Angle Touch  3" Var-Angle Touch
Viewfinder Pentamirror Pentamirror
AF System Hybrid CMOS AF III Hybrid CMOS AF II
AF Points 19 Cross-type 9 Cross-type
ISO 100-12800 100-12800
Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 s 30 - 1/8000 s
Continuous Speed 5fps 5fps
Video Full HD 1920 x 1080 Full HD 1920 x 1080
Hotshoe Yes Yes
GPS No No
Wi-Fi Yes No
Battery Life 550 shots 550 shots
Battery Type LP-E8 LP-E8
Dimensions 131.9 x100.9 x77.8 mm  133.1 x 99.8 x 78.9 mm
Weight 520g (Body) 525g (Body)
In The Box Camera Body Camera Body
Eyecup Eyecup
Battery / Charger Battery / Charger
USB Cable / Software USB Cable / Software
Neck Strap Neck Strap

Detailed Canon EOS Specifications
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Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Telephoto Lens: Links to professional / consumer reviews

Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Ultra Wide Lens: Links to professional / consumer reviews
Canon announced the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Telephoto Zoom Lens on 22 August 2013. Official Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Lens Press Release.

For photographers and videographers looking to add versatility and range to their lens collection, the new EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM telephoto zoom lens is a dream come true. Compact and lightweight with Optical Image Stabilizer for up to 3.5* equivalent stops of shake correction, it extends the camera's reach significantly, capturing sharp images of far away objects, even when handheld. It features Canon's amazing STM stepping motor and a newly designed high-speed CPU, rear focus mechanism and improved AF algorithm for high-speed performance, supporting Canon's Movie Servo AF for smooth, quiet and continuous focus adjustments. (Source: Canon USA).

Comprehensive / Professional Reviews - Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Lens


Consumer / User Reviews - Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Lens

  • Amazon - read
  • Canon USA - read
  • Photography-on-the-net - read

Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Lens Features / Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

55-250mm 1:4-5.6

Lens Construction
15 elements in 12 groups

Diagonal Angle of View
27° 50' - 6° 15'

Focus Adjustment
Rear focus system

Closest Focusing Distance
2.79 ft. / 0.85m

Filter Size
58mm diameter

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
2.8 x 4.4 inches, approx. 13.2 oz. / 70.0 x 111.2mm, approx. 375g

Source: Canon USA

26 October 2016

Camera Book Recommendation: Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D)

Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' By Jeff Revell 2016 (Hard Copy)
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Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i (760D / 750D): 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
By Jeff Revell 2016 (Hard Copy)

Canon launched the successor of the Canon EOS Rebel T5i as two separate bodies on 5 Feb 2016 - the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) with top LCD panel (
similar placement as the enthusiast / professional EOS bodies) on the right and mode dial on the left. The Canon Rebel T6i (760D) is the 'direct evolution' of the Canon T5i (700D) with no LCD panel and the mode dial on the right. Both the new EOS Rebel bodies are covered in this book. 

Read and view more about the Canon EOS Rebel T6s (760D) / T6i (750D) here>>

This book is highly recommended for all current or prospective owners of either bodies. Revell explains both body features with detailed photographic instruction for achieving great shots. EXIF data for all images are provided throughout the book - highlighting Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed / Lens Focal Length as applied before capturing each photograph.

Basic to Advanced Canon EOS Camera / Photography Tutorials

Very easy to read with explanations on the various basic to advanced shooting modes. This book follows the now familiar 'From Snapshots to Great Shots" learning pattern with the reader being coached through the various basic photographic performance requirements to advanced exposure techniques (for application in both the basic Automatic Mode and the more advanced Creative Zone - P / Av / Tv / M modes).

The 265+ pages are packed with the author / photographer's expert knowledge, skills and many practical camera / photography demonstrations. Each chapter (photographic genre) is a combination of recommended camera settings / features (with images) and detailed explanations and demonstration on how to achieve similar shots.

Chapter Contents

  • Top Tips to make your shooting more productive 
  • Getting to know the Canon EOS Rebel T6s / T6i 
  • Automatic Camera Modes 
  • Creative modes (Program / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual) 
  • Sports photography 
  • Portrait photography 
  • Landscape photography 
  • Low light photography 
  • Compositional elements 
  • Advanced techniques

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25 October 2016

Canon makes non-profit CDP’s ‘Climate A-List’ for first time

Canon makes non-profit CDP’s ‘Climate A-List’ for first time
TOKYO, October 25, 2016—Canon’s initiatives to tackle climate change have been recognized by the international non-profit organization CDP,1 based in the United Kingdom, earning the Company its first inclusion on the Climate A List.

Since 2003, the CDP has evaluated major companies worldwide on their efforts to tackle climate change. The evaluations are based on information disclosed in response to questions sent to the companies2 regarding business risks and opportunities associated with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. In 2016, approximately 6,000 businesses were assessed, of which 500 were Japanese. The evaluation ranks companies on a scale from A to F, with A being the highest, and Canon was declared one of the 193 companies in the world to make the A List.

Under its Action for Green environmental vision, introduced in 2008, Canon set a goal of annually reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions for each product by 3%, and is proactively making efforts through such initiatives as energy-saving activities at manufacturing bases, a modal shift in distribution, reduced energy consumption during product use, product remanufacturing,3 reusing parts and recycling consumable goods. As a result, in 2015, lifecycle CO2 emissions per product were approximately 30% of those in 2008—successfully achieving an average reduction of approximately 5% a year.

Canon’s Action for Green environmental vision aims to realize a society that promotes both enriched lifestyles and the global environment through technological innovation and improved management efficiency. Throughout the entire product lifecycle—Produce, Use, Recycle—Canon continues to expand activities with its customers and business partners to reduce environmental burden in pursuit of this environmental vision.


Canon Media / Press Release Source: Canon Global

23 October 2016

Canon EOS M3: Links to Professional / Consumer Reviews

Canon EOS M3 mirrorless DSLR
The Canon EOS M3 mirrorless DSLR was announced on 5 February 2015 and will replace the Canon EOS M mirrorless DSLR body. 

Canon EOS M3 is updated with a new 24.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Digic 6 Image Processor, Hybrid CMOS AF system and Wi-Fi / NFC remote connectivity (same as the Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s) / Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) released at the same time).

Canon EOS M3 Official Canon Press Release>> 

Note: The previews / 'first impressions' will be replaced with reviews as they become available.

Online Previews / Reviews- Canon EOS M3


Consumer / User Reviews - Canon EOS M3 
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