Canon Announces Europe and Asia-only EOS M3

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This one is a bit of a surprise; after the EOS M2 mirrorless camera was only sold in Japan, Canon has decided to try again with the EOS M3 in Asia and Europe. Sorry people in the Americas. The camera sports the new 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, adds NFC on top of Wifi, and hopefully has better AF than the previous EOS Ms. I wonder why they did not at least try using Dual Pixel AF; that system would have made a big difference to the focusing speeds. Maybe the new contrast detect AF system is fast enough? Continue reading Canon Announces Europe and Asia-only EOS M3

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Samyang Announces 10mm f/2.8 APS-C Ultrawide Prime Lens

Samyang 10mm f/2.8

Well, it took SOMEONE long enough. Even though it lacks autofocus and is much larger and heavier than the Nikon 20mm f/2.8 I used back in the film days, at least there is an option for those on APS-C cameras to use. Since this is a lens designed first for SLRs, it will not quite have the compact size needed for mirrorless cameras however, as the very short focal length compared to a typical SLR’s flange distance means more extensive retrofocus design is required. If it lives up to the usual Samyang reputation, expect a good lens at a decent price – the current press release is from the UK, so it carries the higher-than-average price of £470 for the Nikon version, and £430 for the other mounts, including less popular mounts like the Canon EF-M and Samsung NX.

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