At Canon's press launch for the Canon 7D Mark II at photokina today, I had the opportunity to shoot with Canon's new high-speed APS-C flagship camera. Presented with an action sports demonstration of trampoline acrobats, the most obvious thing to experiment with first was the new 10fps continuous burst shooting.
While on paper a jump from the 8fps of the original 7D to 10fps doesn't seem all that impressive, when you're shooting with it the 7D Mark II feels strikingly fast. Using the bundled 18-135mm kit lens, the camera was very…
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It appears that our friends in the Olympus lens design department have been very busy lately, creating a product that has us rather wowed here at IR, at least on paper. The Olympus M.Zuiko ED 40-150mm f/2.8 Pro, as it is officially called, brings some rather serious innovation to the table in terms of optical performance as well as a design that allows for a more compact form factor than traditionally required for this zoom range and speed.
Offering a 35mm equivalent range of 80-300mm, the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 Pro employs a newly designed inner zoom mechanism that allows it to…
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The new Canon 7D Mark II is here, and at long last, as many Canon users would likely agree. Five years after the original flagship APS-C camera was released, Canon's made some significant strides in image quality and performance for both stills and video in a variety of areas. They've taken a lot of the technology and processing performance of the 5D Mark III and 1D X cameras, as well as innovations from the 70D and combined them into a new rugged, high-performance APS-C flagship HD-DSLR.
At the heart of the camera is a newly…
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