Best Lenses for the Canon Rebel T3i, T4i, SL1 and T5i

Canon Rebel SL1 with 40mm f/2.8 Lens next to the  Rebel T5i and 18-135mm IS Lens

The Canon Digital Rebel Series has been around since 2003 and has been the most popular DSLR over the past decade. Before the Digital Rebel, the Canon Rebel brand was already very strong with several film cameras a part of the product line. There are so many lenses in Canon’s product line. And then, when you consider all the lenses offered by third party manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron and Tokina, knowing which lens to purchase can get confusing.

My goal is to identify the lenses that meet your needs and wants, while keeping them in a budget range to match the camera that you use. [Read more…]

 

Canon Mirrorless Camera to Get APS-C Format Sensor?

Canon Mirrorless

The latest rumblings of Canon’s upcoming mirrorless format suggest that the sensor within will be larger than the Canon G1 X-sized sensor that has been previously rumored.  Instead, it seems that the popular 18MP sensor found in the Canon Rebel T4i will find its into the Canon mirrorless camera.

This seems like it will be a big win for Canon, if true, as it would enable the Canon mirrorless system to more directly compete with the strong offering from Sony’s NEX line of mirrorless cameras – with a standard-sized sensor and an apples-to-apples competition with what I think is the current king of the mirrorless market.

What are your thoughts on Canon using the larger, 1.6x crop APS-C format over the previously-rumored 1.85x crop sensor?

[via Canon Rumors and Northlight]

Canon Rebel T4i Product Advisory Warns of Defective Rubber Grips

Rebel T4i Rubber Grip Defect

Earlier this month, Canon issued a product advisory on the Rebel T4i for an error in the firmware.  Two days after the issuance of that advisory, Canon issued another product advisory for the Rebel T4i with regard to the presence of zinc bis in the rubber grip.

In short, this substance may cause the rubber grips to turn white and could potentially lead to skin allergies or irritation.  The lot affected can be identified by looking at the serial number.  If the sixth digit is “1” then your camera could be affected.

Specific details in the full product advisory below. [Read more…]