B&H Go On a Photographic Journey with the Behemoth Canon 1200mm Lens

Source: B&H

Source: B&H

B&H has released a new, in-depth review of the legendary Canon EF 1200mm lens, and while you most likely won’t be able to afford the $180,000 price tag, it makes for a great read.

Todd Vorenkamp was lucky enough to take the beast of a lens out for several shoots and survived to share some of the advantage, disadvantages and random trivia about this rare lens.

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Dear Canon and Nikon, I Have Some Suggestions


Dear Canon and Nikon,

Last November, a spacecraft which had traveled 6.4 billion miles over ten years successfully landed on a comet. A COMET. This means we can now do ANYTHING, which is why I am writing you today with a list of suggestions, nay, improvements that I hope you will consider implementing in future DSLR’s.

None of the suggestions are as daunting as landing on a comet, I assure you. Let’s get the idea machine started!

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Canon Issues an Official Rebel T6s/T6i Advisory: ‘White spots may exist on the optical layer’


Looks like Canon is about to pull a D600 with their latest EOS Rebel T6s and T6i Cameras.

About 10 days ago Roger of Lens rental shared a post where he found a big batch of Canon T6s’s and T6i’s to have a weird pattern on one of the glasses on their sensors:

The bottom line is that 4 of the Canon T6s and 2 of the T6i cameras we received had to be sent back because of a defect in the sensor stack (the layers of filter glass over the sensor). This is out about 10 copies of each; the others were absolutely perfect

Now Canon issued an advisory that acknowledges the issue, explains how to detect if a camera is of a bad batch and instructions on how to approach support for a free repair:

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This Canon 1200mm f/5.6L Telephoto Monster Available Now at B&H for $180,000

Canon_1200mmIn case you missed out on the NASA 2540mm f/8 lens that was recently sold on eBay, B&H have what might just be the next best thing – the super rare Canon 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM autofocus telephoto lens.

The lens will cost you as much as a US Navy Warship, but will get the job done when you just can’t get close enough.

With only a dozen or so of these beasts ever created, the proud owner will be in the company of National Geographic, Sports Illustrated and probably a few spy agencies.

Photographers are invited to get a look at the lens at the New York superstore, and take a selfie with it if they don’t happen to have the necessary funds at hand.

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Will the Canon 1D X Mark II Offer the Best DSLR Sensor Ever Made?

1D X Mark II Sensor

For a while now Canon users quietly disappear whenever dynamic range comparisons or sensor ratings come up.

The Canon sensors’ dynamic range is one of the main reasons why its flagship camera, and overall highest ranking sensor, is located in the not-so-impressive 35th place on DxoMark’s list. In fact, it shares that spot with Nikon’s $500 amateur D3300 camera.

All this could soon be dramatically changing if the recent rumors regarding the 1D X Mark II are correct, and Canon might actually dethrone the D810.

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Yongnuo Extends Their Lens Line with A 35mm f/2 Lens


When Yongnuo launched their nifty fifty, we knew it was likely that they will extend their lens line and start making more lenses. If you are making clone-ware it only makes sense that once you have the means to produce a product you will want to utilize those capabilities to create more similar product.

And so, Yongnuo  now announced their 35mm f/2 Lens, which looks incredibly similar to Canon’s 25 years old EF 35mm f/2 lens. (Canon since upgraded to a newer Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM lens)

While initial reports on Yongnuo’s nifty fifty were not that promising, we would love to see a comparison between those two lenses.

As for the striking resemblance to Canon’s Lens, aside from the fact that the Yongnuo lens has 7 blades rather than 5 (a difference we have seen in their nifty-fifty as well), the lenses bare striking resembles.

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Canon 6D Mark II Rumored to Be Coming, But Not Before The 5D Mark IV

6D Mark II Mockup

6D Mark II Mockup

Most Canon-related rumors lately have been regarding the 5D Mark IV, with the latest claiming there will also be a Mark IVc video version, and we’ve seen very little being said about the other models.

There’s finally some new information about the 6D Mark II, stating it will be smaller and lighter, but once again Canon’s top attraction is involved – the 6D replacement will not come before the 5D Mark IV is already shipping.

If this and the rumor claiming the 5D Mark III replacement will be released only after the 5DS is shipping are true, Canon seems to be releasing new cameras from the top down with each camera being given a chance to sell before offering cheaper alternatives.

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The Canon 5D Mark IV Will Come in Two Versions; One Dedicated to Video


There have been plenty of specs and rumors going around lately regarding the Mark III’s successor. Just yesterday we went over some of the rumors and why some previously unlikely specs seem more logical after the release of the C300 Mark II and the XC10.

One of the rumors that have been floating around the web is that the Mark III replacement will not have 4K video, but rather that the high-end video capability will be included in a dedicated 5D-series camera.

New info reveals a bit of new specs, but mainly brings back another rumor about sensor size and organizes all the rumored specs.

If true, we will be seeing two new cameras in a few months time – the 5D Mark IV and 5D Mark IVc.

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