Loch Katrine

Loch-Katrine

Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine is owned by Scottish Water and is the primary water reservoir for much of the city of Glasgow and its surrounding areas.

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The water level has been artificially raised by around 6 feet - the Loch can be drawn down by a maximum of 7 ft in order to provide gravitational flow to the Milngavie water treatment works via two 26 mile long aqueducts and 13 miles of tunnel. Milngavie itself is situated at almost 400 ft above sea level - sufficient to provide adequate water pressure to the majority of Glasgow without the need for pumping.

The system can deliver up to 50,000,000 gallons a day. Construction was started in 1855 and the works was opened by Queen Victoria in 1859. The aqueduct project was built under the guidance of the eminent Civil Engineer John Frederick Bateman (1810–1889), an example of his engineering prowess that can still be seen working today.

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Also in this image is the steamship Sir Walter Scott, flagship and the jewel in the Loch Katrine Experience. With over 100 years of sailings since her maiden voyage in 1900.

The coast road that winds it way along the edge of the loch is restricted to pedestrians and cyclists.

 

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Canon Rebel T6S T6I

Canon Rebel T6S T6I

Canon Rebel T6S T6I

Canon Rebel T6S T6I real world image samples.

Canon’s latest Rebels didn’t launch without issue, as a select number of the first batch of cameras needed a service advisory. Now that Canon has taken care of that, these feature rich entry level DSLRs from Canon are showing some good promise.

Click this link to view  Canon Rebel‘s  on the Amazon website

DPReview has posted a gallery of real world images from the EOS Rebel T6s (760D) and EOS Rebel T6i (750D), the images look pretty impressive to me.

View the gallery at DPReview

Source: Canon Rumors

 

Click this link to view  Canon Rebel‘s  on the Amazon website

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Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon 5D Mark IV

CANON 5D MARK IV TESTING HAS BEGUN [CR2] | MAY 19, 2015 | CANON DSLR RUMORS

 

 

If your looking for a Canon 5D mark III body and 24 – 105 mm lens clicking this link Canon EOS 5D Mark III 24 – 105 Kit Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera will take you to Amazon.co.uk

 

 

We’re told test bodies for the EOS 5D Mark IV have made their way to select photographers. The timeline for an announcement is still some time in Q4 of 2015. While there has been talk about a new DIGIC processor for the EOS-1D X Mark II, it is unknown if the Conon 5D Mark IV will see the rumored DIGIC 7 processor as well. If it doesn’t, one can assume that the EOS-1D X Mark II won’t come soon after the EOS 5D Mark IV and will likely fall into the winter of 2016, with availability coming soon after. 2016 is an Olympic & Euro year, with the summer games being held in August and Euro beginning in September. 2016 is a Photokina year as well, which also comes in September.

More to come…

Source: Canon Rumors

 

If your looking for a Canon 5D mark III body and 24 – 105 mm lens clicking this link Canon EOS 5D Mark III 24 – 105 Kit Digital SLR (DSLR) Camera will take you to Amazon.co.uk

 

 

 

Real World Samples EOS 5DS R

Real World Samples EOS 5DS R

Real World Samples EOS 5DS R

 

Real World Samples EOS 5DS R in case you missed it, DPReview has added a “real world” samples gallery to their first impressions article about the Canon EOS 5DS R. You can download about 600mb worth of RAW files to play around

Source: DPReviews Adds Real World Samples From EOS 5DS R

CANON EF 50MM F1.2L

CANON EF 50MM F1.2L

REVIEW: CANON EF 50MM F1.2L

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is still available from Amazon buy here while stock lasts Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

Sometimes it’s nice to get a new perspective on an older lens. The Canon EF 50mm f1.2L might be one of the most polarizing lenses in the Canon lineup, some can’t live without it, while others wish it never existed. The contrasting opinions of the lens are usually because of the focus shift that some photographers experience with it. Certain shooting styles make the issue more prevalent for some.

Friend of the site Dustin Abbott has completed his thorough review of one of my favourite lenses in the Canon lineup. I love the EF 50mm f/1.2L as well as the EF 50mm f/1.0L. I think I just have a fetish for fast 50’s!

Dustin has this to say about the 50L when compared to the competition:

The biggest threat to the Canon 50L has been the release of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens. TheZeiss Otus 55 f/1.4 (review coming next week) remains the class leader since its introduction, but its dizzying price (nearly $4000) and lack of AF means that it will stay off most photographer’s radar. The Sigma, however, has image quality that charts much better than the 50L’s along with autofocus, although it can struggle with focus accuracy and consistency. It also retails for about a third less than the 50L (which retails for $1450 when not on sale). You can read my review of the Sigma here. Is it the better lens? It is certainly sharper and has better contrast, but I’m not convinced that it has as “magical” a drawing/look as the 50L.

I agree with most of what Dustin says in his review and I’d recommend the EF 50mm f/1.2L to anyone.

Source: Canon Rumors

 

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is still available from Amazon buy here while stock lasts Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

New Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

New Canon 50mm f1.8

New Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM

Shipping of the new lens to begin in USA on May 21, 2015.

 

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is still available from Amazon buy here while stock lasts Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

 

Compact and Lightweight EF Lens Features Stepping Motor (STM) Technology and is Ideal for First time DSLR Users as well as Advanced Amateur Photographers

 

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 11, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the new lightweight and compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM standard lens. Featuring a large maximum aperture of f/1.8, this single focal length lens (which has an effective focal length of 80mm when attached to an EOS camera with an APS-C sensor such as the EOS Rebel T6i) is ideal for creating portraits with beautiful, soft-blurred backgrounds. It’s also ideal for low-light photography and night scenes. Now incorporating Canon’s proprietary STM stepping motor technology, this new lens supports Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF* (autofocus) function to provide smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when capturing still photos.

 

“Canon’s optical heritage of creating high-quality lenses is something we are very proud of ,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Regardless of skill level or budget, all photographers and videographers should have access to superb creative tools that enable them to capture not only beautiful images but images that tell the story of their lives. This new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, will provide photographers and videographers with outstanding images they will want to share for years to come.”

 

The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM lens is excellent for entry-level and advanced amateur photographers, as well as users looking to capture video. Featuring an improved exterior design, including a new focus ring placement, it provides photographers with the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever, at just 1.5 inches in length. In addition, this new lens uses a metal mount providing additional stability and ruggedness compared to its predecessor.

 

Composed of six elements in five groups, the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM lens features an optimized lens placement and Super Spectra Coating (SSC), translating into less ghosting and flaring than the previous model, while at the same time helping to enhance light transmission and optimize color reproduction accuracy. The new lens features a seven blade circular aperture, improved from the predecessor’s five blade non-circular aperture, helping to deliver a more visually appealing blurring effect, and producing sharp images of subjects that truly stand out against beautiful, soft backgrounds. The minimum focusing distance for the lens has been shortened to 1.1 feet from 1.5 feet with a maximum magnification of 0.21x, allowing for more creative close-up photos and videos.

 

Pricing and Availability


The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM standard prime lens is scheduled to be available by the end of May for an estimated retail price of $125.99. For more information please visit http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products…..

 

MTF Comparison between EF 50mm f/1.8 II & EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

 

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Telephoto Prime Lens Specifications Summary

 

  • Compact, lightweight, fixed focal length standard lens for EOS cameras
  • Large f/1.8 maximum aperture
  • 80mm effective focal length when attached to EOS cameras with APS-C sensors
  • Canon STM gear type stepping motor technology provides quiet autofocusing to support Canon’s EOS Movie Servo AF function
  • Improved exterior design including new focus ring placement makes it the most compact Canon EF 50mm lens ever
  • New metal mount for stability and ruggedness
  • Super Spectra Coating for minimized ghosting and flaring
  • Circular seven blade aperture
  • 14-inch minimum focusing distance
  • 0.21x maximum magnification

Source: Canon Rumors

 

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is still available from Amazon buy here while stock lasts  Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

 

Read my post on the  50mm f/1.8 II lens CLICK HERE

Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Canon EF 24-105mm

DXOMark has completed their review of the Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. From DXOMark Despite ranking behind the more expensive Sigma and Canon pro L competition, the new 24-105mm STM standard zoom

Click this link to buy from Amazon Canon EF 24 - 105 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

 

Source: Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STMCanon EF 24-105mm

DXOMark has completed their review of the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

From DXOMark

Despite ranking behind the more expensive Sigma and Canon pro L competition, the new 24-105mm STM standard zoom offers respectable results across the board. But if you can afford to shell out an extra $300 for the $899 Sigma 24-105mm f/4, you’ll certainly benefit from better edge sharpness at the wider aperture settings, a faster fixed f/4 aperture when shooting at 105mm, and better light transmission, too.

Read the full review | Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $479 (Reg $599) via DigitalRev

 

Click this link to buy from Amazon Canon EF 24 - 105 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

We’re told by a couple of people that Canon has internally acknowledged an autofocus issue with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. No official announcement will be made by Canon until they determine whether or not the issue can be resolved with a firmware update or if it will require the camera to visit a service center. All signs point to the former, but the issue has yet to be fully resolved.

There was no mention whether or not the AF issue affects all cameras, and we don’t want to speculate on this either.

More to come…

Source: Canon Rumors

CANON EF 50MM F1.8 STM

New CANON EF 50MM

 

CANON EF 50MM F1.8 STM

Are you looking for a Canon 50mm lens from Amazon then use this link CANON EF 50MM F/1.8

The long rumored Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM has finally made an appearance and will be announced very soon.

SPECIFICATIONS (Google Translated)

  • Lens arrangement 5-group, six (Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups)
  • Full-frame compatible
  • Digital optimized coating
  • STM/Stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Length: 39.3mm
  • Weight: 160g (1.55″)
  • 49mm filter thread

Source: Canon Rumors

Are you looking for a Canon 50mm lens from Amazon then use this link CANON EF 50MM F/1.8