Points in Focus Photography

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

A pro quality ultra-wide angle zoom that delivers reasonable image quality with a constant f/2.8 aperture. That said, the 2007 design is dated and more modern designs (e.g. EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM III) significantly out perform it.

On Canon Rumors on Canon’s new 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Today Canon announced two new lenses, an EF 35mm f/2 IS and an EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM zoom. In many ways, both will no doubt have their controversies. It’s not unexpected, then, to see people start voicing their opinions on the lenses, and Canon rumors is right there with their opinion (and no so […]

Canon 6D & Nikon D600, Entry Level Full Frame

Sony tried the sub $2000 entry level camera routine some years ago in an attempt to garner some market share; it didn’t work then. Some would suggest it was premature, I would suggest the problem was that it was a Sony, and as camera companies go, Sony didn’t, and still doesn’t really have what matters, […]

Canon 5D Mark 3 Light Leak Preliminary Findings

I undertook a personal search in an attempt to try and find the limits and conditions where one could expect the EOS 5D Mark 3’s light leak to affect their metered exposure. In the process of making these measurements, I’ve tried to account for and control errors as best I can; however, in many cases […]

Intermittent Non-UDMA CF card write failures with the 5D mark 3?

I’ve been seeing an intermittent but reoccurring issue over the past couple of days with my 5D mark 3 and 8GB SandDisk Extreme III 30MB/s flash cards. I will, on occasion, get an ERR 2 that the camera can not write to the card. Removing and re-seating the card will fix the problem for the […]

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