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CanonEF70-200_28usm_1_lThe Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens is the bomb in the telephoto class of lenses. This hefty lens weighs in at 3.3 pounds and is 7.8 by 3.5 inches without the tripod collar. This is a stationary glass lens meaning it doesn’t telescope out or moves when focusing or zooming, it is done internally.   Externally it has two rubber grip rings with the zoom ring being closest to the base or the camera.   It is marked with 70, 100, 135 and 200 mm. The second rubber grip is for manual focus. Due to the hefty weight of this lens it works best used on a tripod.

This Canon lens uses an ultrasonic motor to operate. Externally there are several switches and tweeks that can be made. A limiter switch allows you to choose between full or limited focus range from 2.5 meters to infinity.   A stabilizer switch is included that can be enabled or change the mode between one and two. The difference is one is for stationary shots while two is designed for motion shots like sports activity.

All this tech talk needs to be broken down to layman terms. A 70-200mm lens gives you the same amount of lens filling experience if an object is 15 feet away (this is the 70mm) or 150 feet away (200 mm).   These are the numbers you are looking for when choosing a zoom lens to determine length and quality of the zoom feature.

The f/2.8 refers to F-Stop, a feature of how much light a lens allows into the camera. It is like the opening of an eye, the smaller the number the wider the eye opens and the higher the number the eye is more squinted. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens excels in this arena with the f/2.8.   The ability to let in a lot of light allows for sharp clear pics even when fully zoomed. An added bonus to the Canon EF 70-200mm is the sweet bokeh, or photographer talk for background blur. It keeps the subject crisp with a delightful blur that if so sought in photography.

The optical performance of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens exquisite at all ranges with only a slight barrel distortion at 70mm. This gives straight lines a bit of a curve which is not noticeable in action shots but in landscapes or architectural shots where lines are critical you will notice the wobble but it is easily corrected in post processing. This was the only minor complaint about this lens.

This is a lens that becomes a workhorse of a professional photographer for its short and zoom telephoto range. The MSRP of this lens is as hefty as the lens itself at $2,499.00. Those who make a living with their photos won’t hesitate to spend this money because it is worth every penny in the crispness side to side and top to bottom in the entire frame throughout the entire zoom range.

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OverviewCanon 7D Mark II

As an upgrade from its predecessor, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II blazes past quite a few competitors by offering some of the fastest fps and auto-focus for its price. In fact, the camera forgoes increased shooting resolution to focus on speed, allowing photographers of any experience level to capture anything they desire—especially fast paced action.

If you’re looking for a camera that keeps up with your subjects, this is it. You might find yourself using this camera in ‘special situations,’ such as those requiring more power to keep up with the action. That makes it a rather situational camera, since it does lack amenities that most casual users recognize in DSLRs nowadays.

The lack of amenities may make this camera a bit difficult for complete beginners to use. Experienced users, however, will get a camera that has the power to keep up with literally anything.

Key Features: A ‘blazing fast’ auto-focus system. Shoots 10 frames per second. Weatherproof and built exceptionally tough in order to withstand most scenarios.

Features At A Glance

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200
  • 10 fps Shooting at Full Resolution
  • Built-In GPS Receiver & Digital Compass
  • Magnesium Alloy Body Construction

Pros

  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a fast auto-focus and also continuously shoots 10 frames per second. Its FPS makes for a good camera for capturing fast paced or spontaneous action, such as what’s found in sports or wildlife.
  • The camera also has great build quality and can withstand most conditions. Its chassis also has remarkable weather sealing, making a perfect outdoorsy DSLR camera.
  • Face Detection mode actually detect faces ‘very accurately.’
  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II produces great image quality with a high ISO range. Video quality is 1080p at 60 frames per second.
  • Dual-Pixel AF outputs smooth focus for 1080p 60 fps video footage, allowing users to essentially shoot video ‘like a camcorder.’ Its high ISO range also produces finely detailed photos and video.
  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II also has a 65-point cross-type Auto-Focus System, considered one of the fastest of its class.

What People Don’t Like

  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II ultimately has less dynamic range than its APS-C sensor competitors.
  • Soft video doesn’t have enough detail despite smooth focus feature.
  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s live video shooting sometimes undergoes a prolonged screen blackout during live view shooting sessions.
  • The fixed rear LCD screen isn’t a touchscreen LCD like most of its competitors.
  • The camera doesn’t have integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • The Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s SLR-based design features a viewfinder that doesn’t show images or video as they would be captured.

Why Should You Buy Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)?

Some would balk at the idea of getting an entirely new camera to shoot different scenarios, but most camera enthusiasts, professionals and interested beginners know the deal by now. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera to get if you’re looking to shoot faster paced scenarios like sports or spontaneous wildlife.

The camera’s features make it rather situational for shooting fast paced action, since it’s not the most well equipped camera for casual users. Its high FPS output and accurate auto-focus sensor alone make it best suited for fast paced action.

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Overview sigma_311101_50mm_f_1_4_dg_hsm_1045458

Although larger and more expensive than similar lenses, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is a perfectly servicable lens suited for art applications and shooting scenarios where more manual precision may be required. At the time of its release, it was considered one of the better auto-focus 50mm prime lenses on the market.

This lens produces great images with refined sharpness, minimal abnormalities and very little distortion. It’s also great to use if shooting out of focus backgrounds, thanks to the elements that work hard in its camera. Its multifaceted lens elements help it output content most expect of Sigma lenses.

Features At A Glance

  • Compatible with Canon EF cameras
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Measures 3.36 inches by 3.93 inches, weighs 1.79 pounds
  • One Molded Glass + Three Special Low Dispersion Aspherical Elements
  • Compatible with 35mm and Full-Frame Digital Sensor formats
  • Focal Length: 50 mm
  • Refined Auto-Focus allows more accurate auto-focus
  • Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces glare and ghosting

Key Characteristics

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is compatible with Canon EF cameras. This standard length lens is specifically designed for high optical performance by utilizing its refined components.

The lens possesses a large 85.4mm diameter with a floating system that helps correct vignetting, ensuring peripheral brightness is maintained within images.

This Sigma lens is constructed using Thermally Stable Composite material and traditional metal, affording this lens better precision and versatility in all sorts of temperatures.

Its 9-blade circular diaphragm helps the camera produce great-looking out of focus images.

Lens includes a brass bayonet mount for better accuracy and durability.

Key Features

Four elements comprise this lens’ image refinement system – one molded glass aspherical element and three Special Low Dispersion glass elements. All components help reduce the appearance of sagittal coma flare and chromatic abnormalities, producing high quality image quality and sharpness as a result.

Lens elements have been treated with a Super Multi Coating, which helps reduce glare and ghosting, producing better high quality color fidelity and contrast.

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Hyper Sonic AF Motor features a highly optimized Auto-Focus algorithm. As a result, the lens produces a smooth, fast and silent auto-focus performance. AF Motor also features a full time manual focus control for fine precision through turning the lens’ focus ring when needed.

Fully compatible with optional Sigma USB Dock to fine tune lens characteristics and also updating its firmware.

Pros

  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is specifically designed for high optical performance by utilizing its refined components. Best suited for shooting art-related scenarios, due to its optical performance.
  • One molded glass aspherical element and three Special Low Dispersion glass elements do a lot of the lifting work in producing high quality images, along with the lens’ other essentials. They help reduce image abnormalities and produce high quality image quality and sharpness as a result.
  • Large 85.4mm diameter lens with floating system maintains peripheral brightness within images.
  • Thermally Stable Composite material and traditional metal affords this lens better precision and versatility in all sorts of temperatures.
  • The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Hyper Sonic AF Motor produces a smooth, fast and silent auto-focus performance. AF Motor also features a full time manual focus control allow for fine precision.

Cons

  • The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens doesn’t have finely tuned image stabilization when compared to competitors. Chromatic abnormalities may crop up in images at certain settings.
  • The lens isn’t reinforced against the elements like competitors, so it may be tricky to use in different environments.
  • This Sigma lens is heavier and more expensive than similar lens of its class.

Why Should You Buy Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon EF?

The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is a great lens for certain applications, most notably art-related applications. It’s not, however, the best lens for situations where a lot of dust or moisture may be, since it’s not weatherproof. Users of full frame cameras will enjoy this lens simply because it possesses a decent aperture range that outputs very sharp images. For its price, it’s a great alternative to similar cameras of its class.

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OverviewCanon 6D

Between expensive and very expensive DSLR fare, the Canon EOS 6D is perhaps one of the more affordable options on the market. Both casual photographers looking for a major upgrade and beginner professionals will benefit from the lower cost and good quality produced by this camera body.

As one of the many inexpensive full frame DSLRs, it does sacrifice a number of basic features found in its professional grade counterparts. What’s left is a pretty good near professional grade DSLR: wireless support for GPS and Wi-Fi, a full frame sensor, HD video and image capture under a high ISO range and continuous shooting at 4.5 frames per second. All of that is contained in a compact, easy to handle body that’s compatible with most lenses.

Underneath a compact chassis is a full frame camera suited for casual and beginner professionals. This camera is especially suited for those who need exceptional video and image quality and wireless connectivity in remote areas.

Key Features: Its full frame sensor, high ISO range and Wi-Fi/GPS connectivity. People looking for a ‘bargain’ full frame DSLR camera with good video and image quality will surely like this one.

Features At A Glance

  • Full frame CMOS sensor @ 20.2MP
  • Continuous shooting mode shoots 4.5 frames per second
  • Manually controlled 1080p HD video recording
  • 11-point AF array system, featuring a one cross-type AF point
  • 3-inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots
  • Saves to SD memory
  • ISO Range: Auto, 100 – 25600 in 1/3 stops, including 50, 51200, 102400 as option
  • Auto-Focus Technology

Pros

  • The Canon EOS 6D produces great video and photo quality when paired with a great lens, mainly thanks to features like its full-frame sensor.
  • The body is pretty lightweight, easy to hold and has an overall great design.
  • Wi-Fi and GPS support make using this camera on the go a pleasure. Its Wi-Fi friendly remote camera control utilizes smartphones and tablets.
  • The camera also outputs excellent quality RAW and JPEG files across the ISO spectrum.
  • The Quick Control menu makes accessing its shooting settings rather simple.

Cons

  • While good quality, video and images are prone to artifacts when it comes to fine detail. Video is considered more prone to artifacts.
  • The Canon EOS 6D doesn’t include a built-in flash.
  • Some of the ‘basics’ for cameras of this price aren’t included, such as multiple card slots, full coverage viewfinder and the aforementioned built-in flash.
  • Burst rate is much slower than its competitors.
  • Experts may not like the Canon EOS 6D’s 11-point AF array with just one cross-type AF point.
  • The Canon EOS 6D isn’t compatible with EF-S lenses.

Why Should You Buy Canon EOS 6D Digital Camera (Body Only)?

If you’re a user searching for a good quality full frame DSLR camera, the Canon EOS 6D Digital Camera (Body Only) might be your best bet. It’s perhaps the most affordable at its price range and provides just enough amenities for casual and beginner professional photographers, despite its shortcomings for serious enthusiasts.

Those who need better quality, however, probably won’t like the video and image output of the Canon EOS 6D.

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nikkor-85mm-f1_8G Overview

Its inexpensive price and Nikon quality are two reasons why many experts recommend this compact telephoto lens. The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens does everything you would expect a sub-$600 lens to do… and more.

As a part of Nikon’s f/1.8G prime lens series, this lens outperforms the competition at its price range. Its optimized f/1.8 aperture helps it excel at shooting still images and high definition video in various shooting scenarios, specifically those in low light.

You’re going to get a lot of use out of this lens, especially if you’re an avid photographer, beginner or burgeoning professional. Its auto-focus system makes shooting sessions less of a hassle—and there’s even a seamless manual auto-focus system if you need more precision.

Features At A Glance

  • Nikon F Mount Lens/FX Format lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • Measures 3.1 inches by 2.9 inches, weighs 12.35 ounces
  • Compatible with Nikon FX, Nikon DX + 35mm/Full-Frame Digital Sensor formats
  • Focal Length: 127.5mm
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System products fast and silent auto-focus
  • Super Integrated Lens Coating reduces glare and improves colors

Key Characteristics

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens is fast, inexpensive and probably the best compact FX-format telephoto lens available in its class. This lens’ fast f/1.8 aperture helps it excel at shooting still images and high definition video in low light.

Lens is produced with Nikon Super Integrated Coating, which helps significantly improve light transmission, color consistency and reduces flare.

Its 7-blade circular diaphragm helps the camera produce great-looking out of focus images when set at wider aperture settings.

This 85mm prime lens mount expands to about 127mm when mounted to a DX-format DSLR camera.

Key Features

Silent Wave Motor Auto-Focus technology with Internal Focus system produces fast and silent auto-focus, which doesn’t change lens length. The motor uses ultrasonic vibrations, instead of the usual gear system, to help focus the lens, producing smooth, accurate and silent auto-focus when in use.

Its internal optical processes, as a result, only utilize the non-extending lens barrel’s interior. This is why the lens is compact and lightweight in construction, better suited for close focusing distances.

Precise manual focusing is available through adjusting the lens’ focus ring. Its M/A mode switch easily overrides Auto-Focus system with no lag.

Pros 

Fast, inexpensive and compact FX-format telephoto lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture that excels at shooting HD video and stills video in low light.

Nikon Super Integrated Coating helps improve light transmission, color consistency and reduces flare.

Its 7-blade circular diaphragm helps the camera produce great-looking out of focus images when set at wider aperture settings.

Ultrasonic Silent Wave Motor Auto-Focus technology with Internal Focus system produces smooth, accurate and silent auto-focus when in use.

The lens is compact and lightweight in construction, better suited for close focusing distances. Precise manual focusing is available through adjusting the lens’ focus ring and easily overrides Auto-Focus system with no lag.

Cons

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens doesn’t have finely tuned image stabilization when compared to competitors. Auto-focusing issues may occur in certain shooting scenarios. up in images at certain settings.

The lens lacks enough range to shoot long distance subjects. It’s also limited in shooting scenarios where close focus is required.

Why Should You Buy Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Lens?

If you want an inexpensive mid-range telephoto lens for shooting portraits and other scenarios, this lens is great for that. Its internal elements make for a finely tuned lens that probably won’t be coming off your camera anytime soon. It’s not the best lens for all scenarios, but it performs incredibly well in most.

Those who are just getting serious about photography will definitely be doing themselves a favor by making this lens their first choice.

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Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II_843008A good zoom lens can be a bit hard to find… but not if you’re looking for a Canon lens like this one. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens gets a bit tricky with distortion at certain shooting thresholds, but it ultimately produces great quality images with its rather fantastic zoom range.

The lens maintains a constant f/2.8 aperture when used through its zoom range. As for performance, the experts agree that it puts on a great optical performance and pairs well with full-frame Canon camera bodies.

Features At A Glance

  •  F Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: constant f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Measures 4.4 inches by 3.5 inches, weighs 1.8 pounds
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Aspherical, Super UD and UD Elements
  • Compatible with 35mm and Full-Frame Digital Sensor formats
  • Focal Length: 24 mm to 70 mm
  • One Shot AF mode allows more accurate auto-focus
  • Reinforced against the elements, fingerprints and smearing

Key Characteristics

The lens has a build well suited for high quality image output and protects against several elements. Lens measures 4.4 inches by 3.5 inches, weighs 1.8 pounds and outputs high definition images. Front element requires 82mm filters.

Its constructed with reinforced water resistance and dust sealing. The fluorine lens coating on both rear and front lens prevents excessive fingerprint buildup and smearing.

Newer optical design enables the lens to output high quality images, utilizing a Super UD lens elements and two UD lens elements to help reduce chromatic aberration in the lens’ wide angle outer area. This setup also reduces color blurring around edges and helps the camera output better looking images at a high resolution and contrast.

Its 9-blade circular diaphragm helps the camera produce great-looking subtle backgrounds.

Compact and resilient design makes it a suitable lens for packing away and taking on a trip.

Key Features

Fast auto-focusing makes using this with a great camera body more precise – auto-focus utilizes optimized algorithms, ring USM and a high speed CPU.

One Shot AF mode allows more accurate auto-focus in all modes; also features a manual focus override.

Zoom lock level keeps zoom position locked for safer transport.

Aperture L-Series lens uses constant f/2.8 maximum aperture to effectively output images, especially those in low light and with a shallow depth of field.

Pros

  • The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens provides sharp-looking images at all zoom ranges.
  • The lens has constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range.
  • The design of the lens is relatively compact and can be carried anywhere on the go.

 Cons

  •  The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens isn’t as stabilized as competitors.
  • Sometimes, this lens produces distortion in images if you set the camera at certain settings. For example, shooting at 24mm produces a slight amount of distortion, as well as shooting at 50 and 70mm.
  • The lens uses a telescoping design, which isn’t preferred by some experts.

Why Should You Buy Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens?

If you’re looking for a relatively good walk-around lens and don’t mind the price, this lens may be what you’re looking to buy. A good and inexpensive alternative to this lens is its f/4 counterpart, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM.

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OverviewZ-nikonD810-Front_noLens

The Nikon D810 DSLR looks intimidating when you look at the price. But underneath its hefty price tag is an incredible camera that’s well worth its weight.

Some experts might not consider this DSLR a ‘full upgrade’ when compared to other Nikon DSLRs or competitors. For others, however, this camera packs a serious punch and produces truly high quality images and video. Its impressive 36.3MP sensor and Expeed 4 processor alone help this camera capture various scenarios with impressive accuracy. Wrap those essential up with a full set of excellent features and you have a camera that’s worth its price tag.

Key Features: Impressive full frame CMOS 36.3MP image sensor and Fast Expeed 4 processor. 3.2 inch LCD with a 1,229K dot resolution. Outputs HD image and video quality.

Features At A Glance

  • Full frame CMOS sensor @ 36.3MP + Fast Expeed 4 processor
  • Continuous shooting mode shoots 7 frames per second maximum
  • 1080p HD @ 60 frames per second maximum video recording
  • Expeed 4 Image Processor boosts camera performance up to 30 percent
  • 2 inch LCD with a 1,229K dot resolution with Live View and playback viewing
  • Multi-CAM 3500FX auto-focus sensor with 51 AF points and 15 cross-type sensors
  • ISO Range: Auto, 64 – 12800, expands to 51200
  • Supports CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
  • Wi-Fi connectivity only with optional transmitter

Pros

The Nikon D810 DSLR features a high resolution full frame CMOS FX-format image sensor at an impressive 36.3 megapixels. As a result, it produces excellent quality images and video. The lack of Optical Low Pass Filter produces sharp and detailed images.

Expeed 4 Image Processor boosts camera performance up to 30 percent, helping reduce artifacts and noise in both images and video. As a result, the camera captures up to 1,200 images and as much as 40 minutes of HD video.

FX and DX formats afford the camera more recording versatility.

The camera shoots at a maximum of 7 frames per second in DX mode. Video records in 1080p HD at 60 frames per second maximum.

The Nikon D810 DSLR’s Multi-CAM 3500FX auto-focus sensor features 51 AF points with 15 cross-type sensors. Group Area AF has 5 AF sensors that can be utilized in one group.

Low light performance has been improved with the camera’s wide range ISO sensitivity. ISO sensitivity maxes out at 12,800 and can be expanded up to 51,200.

The Nikon D810 DSLR has a 3.2 inch LCD with a 1,229K dot resolution and features Live View and playback viewing. Live View features split-screen display zoom for still images. Zebra highlighting display is available in video mode.

Cons

The Nikon D810 DSLR is considered rather expensive for a DSLR of its class.

Its Small Raw mode is only limited to 9MP.

The Nikon D810 DSLR doesn’t feature GPS or Wi-Fi connectivity. Wi-Fi connectivity is only available with optional transmitter.

The camera lacks 4K resolution video capture. Time lapse feature is only limited to eight hours.

The Nikon D810 DSLR outputs ‘huge’ file sizes.

Some experts don’t consider the Nikon D810 DSLR as a ‘large enough upgrade’ compared to other Nikon and competitor DSLR cameras.

Why Should You Buy Nikon D810 DSLR Camera (Body Only)?

Serious beginners, hobbyists and professionals will benefit from owning a Nikon D810 DSLR body. The concessions Nikon took to produce this camera paid off well for those who greatly favor this camera. Its high quality image sensor, processor and features all work together to produce the best quality images and video for the price.

Sure, it’s not the most ‘upgraded’ Nikon or DSLR on the market, but for those who want a great camera body the first time around, this one’s a good choice.

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Overview

When measured against other Canon lenses, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens looks to be one of the more inexpensive ones. But an inexpensive lens doesn’t mean that its manufacturer took some shortcuts to make the product.

This lens shines when it comes to reducing chromatic abnormalities in images, thanks to its refined components. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture significantly contributes to helping bolster its performance across its entire zoom range—along with its much needed Ultra-Low Dispersion elements and large diameter aspherical element. Rounding out those essentials are its Optical Image Stabilizer, which prevents motion blur and helps capture the best looking wide angled images.

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Features At A Glance

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4 maximum aperture
  • Measures 3.25 inches by 4.44 inches, weighs 1.35 pounds
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Two UD + Three Aspherical Elements
  • Compatible with 35mm and Full-Frame Digital Sensor formats
  • Focal Length: 16 mm to 35 mm
  • Refined Auto-Focus allows more accurate auto-focus

Key Characteristics

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens is a wide angle zoom lens with a constant f/4 aperture, which provides a consistent performance within its zoom range.

Lens’ optical design includes three aspherical elements: two Ultra-Low Dispersion elements and one large diameter aspherical element. The components help reduce chromatic abnormalities in images and also produce high resolution and sharpness across all edges in images.

Fluorine lens coating on front and rear lenses reduces ghosting and flare, maintaining neutrality in image colors and boosting image contrast.

Its 9-blade circular diaphragm helps the camera produce great-looking out of focus images.

Key Features

Ring-type Ultrasonic AF Motor maintains lens length during use. The lens full-time manual focus override also works to finely tune image precision up to 11 inches within the lens’ zoom range in all modes.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens also utilizes an optional 77m Canon Protect filter, keeping it resistant against water and dust.

Wide range zoom lens is best used with full-frame and APS-C sensors.

Pros

Constant f/4 aperture provides a consistent performance within its zoom range.

Its three aspherical elements – two Ultra-Low Dispersion elements and one large diameter aspherical element – reduce chromatic abnormalities and also improve image resolution, stabilization and sharpness.

Fluorine lens coating on front and rear lenses reduces ghosting and flare, while maintaining color neutrality and boosting image contrast.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens, when paired with the optional 77m Canon Protect filter, is resistant against water and dust.

The lens’ full-time manual focus override finely tunes image precision up to 11 inches within the lens’ zoom range in all modes.

Cons

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens is considered heavier than competitors.

Sometimes, this lens doesn’t output enough sharpness in images. For example, images shot by this lens aren’t as sharp in the corners as some experts would like.

The lens is dust and water resistant with an optional Canon Protect filter when competitors are already built with such features.

Its f/4 aperture may not be enough for most image shooting scenarios, as f/2.8 is preferred.

Why Should You Buy Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens?

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens is a good lens if you need a wide angle lens that shoots in most types of lighting without breaking the bank. This camera lens is great for shooting landscapes and various types of scenery, thanks to its wide angle construction.

Photographers who shoot in low light conditions, such as during nighttime hours. Others use a lens of this class to shoot events like weddings and even video. For its price, you really can’t go wrong with this lens, even if you may have to sacrifice the sharpness of other Canon zoom lenses in its class.

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Product Review: Nikon D750 DSLR Camera Nikon750

Overview

Full-frame photography is now well within the reach of consumers—and the Nikon D750 DSLR camera is probably the first recommendation most people will get if they’re serious about the craft.

As a Nikon DSLR, you can expect quality right out of the box. Unlike its counterparts, this camera boasts better functionality in its internal systems, which reflects how well it outputs both photos and video. It shoots both video and images exceptionally fast and smooth without compromising image quality. Its Wi-Fi connectivity also makes it pretty accessible from most places, even if it can’t be entirely controlled with a smartphone.

Key Features: A 24.3MP CMOS sensor, plus a fast Expeed 4 processing engine. Continuously shoots at 6.5 frames per second. Outputs 1080p HD @ 60 frames per second maximum videorecording.

Features At A Glance

  • Full frame CMOS sensor @ 24.3MP + Fast Expeed 4 processor
  • Continuous shooting mode shoots 6.5 frames per second
  • 1080p HD @ 60 frames per second maximum video recording
  • Pro Video feature set – Power Aperture and Auto ISO produce smooth video transitions
  • ISO Range: Auto, 100 – 12800, expands to 50 – 51200
  • Auto-Focus Technology
  • Built-in flash
  • Dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
  • Wi-Fi connectivity with WT-5a + UT-1 Communication Unit

What People Like

The Nikon D750 DSLR is Wi-Fi Friendly – it features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with a WT-5a + UT-1 Communication Unit.

The camera shoots relatively fast, outputting up to 6.5 frames per second.

The camera is built with a compact, lightweight uni-body that’s easy to hold. The LCD screen is also relatively ergonomic, featuring a tilted Vari-angle display.

Its Pro Video features allow users to shoot near professional quality video. Video can be recorded in both compressed or uncompressed file formats. Manual controls for ISO range, shutter speed and aperture makes video recording much more versatile than competitors.

Power Aperture and Auto ISO make for smoother exposure transitions for content shot by the Nikon D750 DSLR.

The Nikon D750 DSLR has a high megapixel sensor: a 24.3MP full frame sensor. As a result, the camera outputs great image and video quality. Video outputs in 1080p HD at 60 frames per second max.

What People Don’t Like

Tilting Vari-angle display doesn’t actually work as intended, according to users, and works more like screen tilting than a truly ergonomic moving screen.

The Nikon D750 DSLR’s maximum continuous shooting rate outputs only 6.5 frames per second.

The camera’s SLR viewfinder doesn’t show images as it would be captured. It also tends to ‘slightly overexpose’ images or video.

The Nikon D750 DSLR’s raw continuous shooting doesn’t last as long as expected.

Its Live View features aren’t as refined as competitors.

Smartphone controls are relatively limited, despite Wi-Fi connectivity.

Why Should You Buy Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only)?

If you’re serious about upgrading your photography game, the Nikon D750 DSLR is an excellent body to buy first.

Beginner professionals start with camera like these when they’re considering getting into the photography biz—so, if you’re in the same boat, this camera is a great choice. It’s also excellent for hobbyists who want their pictures and video to come ‘out right the first time.’

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