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Finally! Canon replaces nearly-antique Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

clip_image001Canon shooters who don’t want to lug a huge and expensive telephoto zoom along with them, and haven’t wanted to go third party have had only one option for the past 16 years (believe it or not, that’s how long it has been). Finally Canon has introduced a totally revamped model, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM Lens. The new lens has all the right specs:


Nikon introduces beefed-up flagship Nikon D4S: Shipping in two weeks

Nikon D4S DSLR CameraNikon has provided an impressive “mid-life kicker” for its Nikon D4 flagship DSLR. Everything except the 16.2MP resolution has been upgraded in the Nikon D4S – new AF, new sensor, 11 fps for starters. You can read my thoughts on the camera and its specs in my post for Extremetech. The camera is available for pre-order at B&H for $6500, shipping March 6. I’ve posted the full specs below:


Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens: One very sweet piece of glass

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM A1 Lens for Nikon DSLR CamerasWhile Sigma may be best known for value-priced, often consumer-targeted, lenses, it is steadily improving its reputation for Pro glass. With its new Global series of lenses it feels it is really ready to start tackling Nikon and Canon head on. I’ve been fortunate to be able to review the first of this new line of lenses, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 HSM Lens. At half the price of its Nikon equivalent I was skeptical it could really deliver at the same level… Read more »

Heads up: Canon New Jersey repair facility closed due to Sandy

Tree blown over by Hurricane Sandy on Princeton University CampusHi from central New Jersey. Lots of interesting stories to tell from this week in the storm, but in the meantime wanted to pass along a heads up that Canon's New Jersey repair facility is currently closed due to continuing power outages.

Nikon D600 crushes competition in DxOMark tests: Amazingly in stock for $2099

I am really excited about the Nikon D600 as a new, less-expensive, way to get high-performance full-frame images. Mine is arriving tomorrow, and I'll be writing more hands-on when I get it. But in the meantime, I was blown away by the amazing test results achieved by the D600 by the folks over at DxOMark. In their exhaustive tests the D600 bested not only the Canon 5D Mark III, but Nikon's own D4 for low-light performance and overall image quality... Read more »