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CanonNews is expanding!
Last year I did an informal survey asking you, the readers, what you would like to see us do here.
Overwhelmingly, the readers wanted to see reviews. So while we’re stuck in Thailand, we decided to create a test lab and will start doing just that.
It has taken a few months of writing some custom software and readying the test equipment and the test software, but I feel we are ready to take the plunge.
Our tests will be a little unique because they will cover both the color and infrared usage. As an infrared photographer, one of the main issues I have is finding information on lenses and cameras and what is suitable for IR. I hope I can pass on some knowledge and provide a base of information and resources for those shooting infrared photography.
We are going to focus primarily on lenses first, starting with EOS-M. Why EOS-M? For two reasons;
- I have all my EOS-M cameras here with me and most of the lenses.
- I don’t feel any EOS-R review is relevant if done right now because there’s an impending EOS-R5s coming out sooner than later. Testing on a low-resolution sensor i.e.: EOS R, or even the EOS R5, would have to be re-done with a high-resolution sensor. We will revisit this decision later in the fall as we hopefully get more information on a high-resolution EOS-R camera.
B&H Photovideo has been very helpful in providing equipment that we needed to set up a lab. We will also do some equipment reviews and show you what we are using to test. We’ve had to get a bit creative because of COVID-19 and supply issues – and that’s been quite the chore!
We've got the rest of the EOS-M lenses to test, some of them will look travel-worn because they are well, mine. But I hope this is the start of something that people will find useful.
We have to re-organize the website, you'll see a new section for reviews, and we’ll still bring you reviews from third parties. They will just be listed differently in the future.
We're excited (and a little nervous) to be launching into this. There has been a lot to learn, quickly, and I'm sure there will be growing pains.
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