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Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Finally Ready?

Official announcement soon.I’m told we’re going to see an official announcement for the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens soon. I’m told once production (availability in May) of the EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II are going strong, the new zoom will be officially announced.  Expect stock to arrive fairly quickly after the announcement.
Expected retail price is around $11,000 USD.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III field review

By Zach Honig posted Mar 22nd 2012 2:00PM Review Shoot in the dark. That's essentially what you can do with the Canon 5D Mark III -- with a top sensitivity of ISO 102,400, what was once unfathomable could soon become an acceptable standard. While point-and-shoot manufacturers are adding WiFi and GPS, and tweaking algorithms in an effort to boost sensitivity beyond the 6400 mark, Canon and Nikon are making clear cases for a DSLR upgrade, by drastically improving image quality. The 5D Mark II had an excellent three-year run, but with its 22.3-megapixel sensor, 1.04M-dot 3.2-inch LCD, improved autofocus and high-performance video capabilities, Canon's latest full-frame DSLR is an entirely different beast, and a very compelling successor.

We spent two glorious weeks with a pre-production 5D Mark III before reluctantly shipping it back to Canon. The biggest benefit (for us, at least) has been high-ISO shooting. While the former 5D could theoretically handle ISO 25,600 captures as w…

EOS 5D Mark III (Body) India Price

See all products INR206095.00 EOS 5D Mark III (Body)  INR139000.00 EOS 5D Mark II (Body)   EOS 5D Mark III (Body) * Highlighted rows indicate differences between the products Dslrs specificationsAE LockAuto AE Lock, Manual AE LockAuto AE Lock, Manual AE Lock-AF assist beamEmitted by the EOS-dedicated external SpeedliteEmitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite-AF ModesOne-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusingOne-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing-AF point selectionAutomatic selection, Manual selection--AF System Points61 points (Up to 41 cross-type points)9 plus 6 Assist AF points-BrightnessAuto, 7 LevelsAuto, 7 Levels-Built-in Flash---Colour filter Type---Continuous Shooting Speed (shots per sec) (Up to)63.9-Custom Functions (Total)1325-Dimensions (Excl. Protrusions) (mm) (Approximately)152.0 x 116.4 x 76.4152 x 113.5 x 75-Dioptre Correction (Diopter) (Approximately)-3.0 to +1.0m-1-3.0 to +1.0m-Direct printing (via PictBridge-compatible Printers)YES…

Preview Sony SLT-A57

review based on a pre-production Sony SLT-A57 Sony's original SLT models - the A55 and A33, showed the company was willing to try something different to compete with the well-entrenched SLR makers. With the SLT-A57, it looks like Sony is intent on competing more fiercely than ever. The specs may hint at a gentle update but, from what we've seen, it's an overall package that DSLR makers should take seriously.
For a start, it's based around the excellent 16MP sensor seen in many of the best current DSLRs and features a body more like the A65. But it also offers to make its wide range of features more easily accessible than before, helping the first-time user to get the most out of the camera.
We've enjoyed using the SLT cameras we've used so far. Concerns about light-loss, electronic viewfinders and ghosting may have made DSLR purists nervous, but most people who tried using the cameras couldn't help but be impressed. Having light constantly directed to the A…

Canon EOS 5D Mark III high-ISO sample images (hands-on)

By Zach Honig Canon unveiled its highly-anticipated EOS 5D Mark III just 10 days ago, but we already have a pre-production sample in-hand, and will be putting it through its paces over the next week. Today's installment focuses on high-sensitivity still image shooting, which we conducted at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. We chose a dimly lit temple as our test subject, shooting a handful of images at ISO settings ranging from 800 to the camera's top native sensitivity of 25,600, and extended modes of ISO 51,200 and ISO 102,400. All images were captured at f/8 with a 24-105mm L lens.

As expected, the camera offered excellent performance at all of the native settings -- as you can see from the image above, there's some noise noticeable when viewing an image at full size, though considering the camera's top resolution of 22.3 megapixels, we hardly see ISO 25,600 being an issue. Jumping beyond the top native range did yield significant noise, but assuming you&#…

New Sigma SD1 Merrill Foveon-Based DSLR

Sigma is reintroducing a renamed version of its previously announced 46MP, Foveon-based flagship DSLR, the Sigma SD1. Now called the Sigma SD1 Merrill after the late inventor of the Foveon chip—Richard “Dick” Merrill—the new camera is virtually unchanged except for the name and its present selling price, which at $2,299.00 (at B&H), is thousands of dollars less than its original selling price.
Like its original incarnation, the SD1 Merrill is designed around a unique Foveon imaging sensor. Unlike conventional CCD and CMOS imaging sensors, it records RGB channels through each pixel as opposed to the traditional 1-pixel, 1-color channel methodology used in conventional CCD and CMOS imaging sensors. As a result, Sigma refers to the SD1 Merrill’s APS-C format imaging sensor as its 46MP “True II Image processing engine.”
The newly named camera is compatible with all Sigma SA-mount optics and can capture stills in the form of JPEG or RAW files at continuous burst rates of up to five fr…

Canon 5D Mark III lowlight performence/High ISO

ISO 51200
ISO 104000

5D Mark 3 test image/photos