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  • Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM - Canon showed two new advanced lens for EOS R


    Canon introduced the first two lenses from the announced RF F2.8L trio, which will expand the RF lineup for the EOS R. The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is a standard zoom lens with advanced technical features, while RF The 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM has become the manufacturer's most wide-angle lens for the EOS R.

    Canon RF 15–35mm F2.8L IS USM

    Canon RF 15–35mm F2.8L IS USM

    The new RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses are designed for the RF mount using new technology solutions. The RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM design includes 3 ultra-low dispersion and 3 pressed glass aspherical elements, and the RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM includes 2 ultra-low dispersed and 3 aspherical elements. Both lenses provide correction for aberrations, distortions, and astigmatism and allow you to create images that are sharp across the entire frame and in the entire zoom range.

    New items have a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, which allows professional shooting in low light and precisely control the depth of field. In addition, high aperture provides sharpness of images due to the use of shorter shutter speeds with a lack of light.

    Canon RF 24–70mm F2.8L IS USM

    Canon RF 24–70mm F2.8L IS USM

    The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is suitable for landscape and portrait photography. This is a universal standard zoom lens for professional photographers who need to act quickly. Its open aperture creates a bokeh effect, highlighting the subject with a blurry background. The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. The range of focal lengths covers a number of popular viewing angles, making it suitable for shooting natural and architectural landscapes. This is Canon's most wide-angle zoom lens with a maximum f / 2.8 aperture. Also, a wide aperture will appeal to photographers specializing in shooting sports, photojournalism, and astrophotography.

    The new lenses are equipped with an image stabilizer with compensation for 5 exposure levels based on Canon's own technology, first used in the EF line. Dual Sensing IS and Combination IS technologies improve the recognition of lens shake, and when a tripod is detected, the stabilization system automatically turns off.

    Canon RF 15–35mm F2.8L IS USM

    Canon RF 15–35mm F2.8L IS USM

    The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM are the first Canon high-speed zoom lenses using Nano USM technology. This solution was first applied to the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. Nano USM lenses are equipped with a drive system that provides high focusing speed when taking pictures, as well as smooth and almost silent focus when recording video. Therefore, such models are indispensable for videographers working with the EOS R system. The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens, like the RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM, has a system for suppressing the focus breathing effect, which prevents unnecessary changes in the viewing angle when focusing.

    Like other RF lenses, the new products have a control ring that can be used to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity or exposure compensation according to the preferences of the owner, as well as a constantly available manual focus ring. Both models are designed for many years of use and have protection against dust and moisture, and also have an oil and water repellent fluorite coating on the front and rear lenses.


    “For more than 20 years, I have traveled to various parts of the world, photographing everything in the world, from erupting volcanoes to native tribes. The most important thing in everything that I do and the most favorite part of my work is creativity. In search of the best shots, I travel great distances, so I need reliable and versatile equipment because sometimes it’s simply impossible to return to the place of shooting or to bring along a lot of equipment. That is why the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses turned out to be the ideal choice for travel and took a permanent place in my set of equipment. They quickly and stably work with EOS R cameras, allowing you to take unique shots with perfect sharpness even in low light conditions, which expands my creative abilities when shooting, ”

    Canon RF 24–70mm F2.8L IS USM

    Canon RF 24–70mm F2.8L IS USM

    In addition to the new lenses, Canon will release a firmware update for the EOS R and EOS RP cameras, which improves the quality of autofocus with eye recognition on both SLR and mirrorless cameras. The update allows the camera to detect the model’s eyes and focus on them from a much greater distance compared to the previous version and also improves detection speed and tracking accuracy. In addition, the developers have simplified the appearance of tracking AF indicators in the eyes and increased the refresh rate of the indicators.

    Key Features of the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM Lens:

    • High-quality ultra-wide-angle lens
    • A range of focal lengths of 15-35 mm covers viewing angles suitable for shooting natural and architectural landscapes
    • Wide f/2.8 constant aperture allows you to shoot in low light
    • 3 aspherical and 2 ultra-low dispersion elements provide sharpness over the entire frame area
    • 5-stage image stabilizer for hand-held shooting, even at slow shutter speeds
    • Nano USM motor for fast and silent autofocus when shooting movies
    • The control ring gives direct control of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings.
    • Closest focusing distance 0.28 m at 0.22x magnification
    • Air Sphere Subwave and Air Sphere protect frames from exposure and spurious reflections

    Key Features of the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Lens:

    • A range of focal lengths of 24-70 mm covers the most popular focal lengths for landscapes, portraits and travel photography
    • Constant maximum aperture f/2.8 for shooting in low light and depth of field control
    • Nano USM motor for fast and silent autofocus when shooting movies
    • Image stabilization system with compensation for 5 exposure levels to create hand-held photos and videos
    • 3 aspherical and 3 ultra-low dispersion elements for maximum sharpness over the entire frame area
    • The control ring gives direct control of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings.
    • Air Sphere protects frames from exposure and spurious reflections

    The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lenses will go on sale this September. Until the end of 2019, the release of RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS models are also expected.

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    • OPPO Reno 3 review: Quad camera and lots of memory

      Last year's OPPO Reno 2 smartphone was remembered for its almost flagship characteristics. In the new generation, the emphasis has shifted - the role of the top-end device has been assigned to the Reno 3 Pro, and the standard “three” has become a mid-budget phone. However, Reno 3 received a powerful quad camera, high-quality screen, and a large amount of memory. We find out how good the new product is.

      Four rear modules and a 44-megapixel front-facing camera
      The main camera of Reno 3 received four modules, as in the top-end device of the series - Reno 3 Pro. However, there are some functions missing, such as interpolation up to 108 MP. All the blocks are arranged in a line on an islet that protrudes noticeably upwards if you wear the gadget without a cover.
      The main module has a 1/2-inch sensor with a resolution of 48 MP and a lens with an aperture of f/1.8. As usual, in standard mode, it produces 12-megapixel images, and if desired, you can take photos in full resolution - 48 MP. Telephoto is based on a 13-megapixel sensor and a lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The ultra-wide Angle is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor and a lens with an f/2.2 aperture. Finally, the 2 MP sensor is designed to assess the depth of the scene.

      Telephoto, in addition to 2x optical zoom, provides a 5x hybrid zoom. The photo app allows you to quickly switch between four shooting modes: ultra-wide angle, 1x, 2x, and 5x.
      All modules can function together with HDR. This option works perfectly in Auto mode, improving both the light and dark tones of contrasting scenes. Artificial intelligence confidently recognizes the scenes being shot and selects settings.
      However, in non-standard lighting conditions, if you choose wide-angle optics, the color rendering will not always be accurate. This does not happen with the main module and the telephoto lens.

      The main module paired with the auxiliary module gives clear portraits and realistic blurs the background
      Reno 3 shoots well in mixed and artificial lighting, as well as in the absence of light in the dark. In the most problematic cases, the Night program helps out. It combines several shots and works out all the tones of contrasting scenes. For shooting with manual settings, an Expert preset is provided.
      Multi-megapixel selfies
      The front camera is built into the display and is located in the middle of its upper edge, in the "drop". The camera is equipped with a 44-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle f/2.4 aperture lens. The default settings are set to a 40-megapixel resolution of images. And the full one is selected by pressing a separate on-screen button. The image quality in both cases is approximately the same. Sharpness appears only from a distance of about 30 cm, that is, for example, it is impossible to obtain a macro photograph of your eye. It seems that the calculation was made for shooting with outstretched hands or a selfie stick. For self-portraits, there are traditionally many beauty options: smoothing the skin, correcting the shape of the face and nose, eye size, and so on.

      Selfies in 44MP mode
      The smartphone records 4K videos at 30 fps. The supported format is Full HD with 30 and 60 fps, as well as slow-motion clips in HD and Full HD. During movie shooting, you can freely switch the zoom.
      In 4K mode at 30 frames per second, the gadget produces a picture with the correct color reproduction and high definition. But when working with hands, stabilization is noticeably lacking.
      Shooting in Full HD at 60 fps uses Ultra Steady Video 2.0 stabilization, which makes the picture smoother.
      Work and entertainment without lags
      Reno 3 is built on an eight-core MediaTek Helio P90 chipset. The new product in AnTuTu gives out figures comparable to the results of Kirin 970 and Snapdragon 712, and slightly ahead of Snapdragon 710. And in the Geekbench 5 rating - is on par with Snapdragon 845. This speed is sufficient to avoid slowdowns in any applications.
      8 GB of RAM allows you to run multiple programs simultaneously. The built-in fingerprint sensor acts quickly and accurately. There are no performance problems in games. In the popular WoT: Blitz with default graphics settings, the frame rate is confidently kept at 60 fps.

      The device has only one main speaker, which produces clear sound without distortion up to about 90% of the volume. Plus, there is support for Dolby Atmos. In this software add-on, you can add surround sound and a bit of bass - a great option for multimedia applications.
      Unfortunately, you will not be able to create a full stereo pair, because the speaker is quieter than the main one. But in Reno3 Pro two speakers shake as if you are holding a good Bluetooth speaker in your hands. Complete in-ear headphones deliver high-quality sound. Thanks to the audio jack, you can connect your favorite accessory.

      The built-in storage is not too large: 128 GB. But it is easy to increase it by using a microSD memory card. It is placed in a triple slot next to two nano-SIM cards. We had a 512 GB test card at hand - it worked without problems.
      High autonomy
      The gadget is powered by a 4025 mAh battery and supports VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. A 20 W adapter and a complete cable during the test provided recharging at high speed. For example, from 33 to 78%, the battery was charged in 13 minutes, and up to 100% in 27.
      An hour-long shootout in WoT: Blitz (display brightness - 50%) consumes 11 percent of the battery. That is, without going to the outlet, it is about 9 hours of offline gaming. In Flight-mode, with the same brightness, about 4.4% of the battery charge is spent per hour playing the video in Full HD. Therefore, you should expect 22 hours of offline video viewing. Excellent results!

      If long-term autonomy is not so important, you can disable power consumption optimization in the settings and select "High performance". In this case, the device will work a little faster, and the battery consumption will be stronger.
      Great screen
      Reno 3 is equipped with an AMOLED panel with a diagonal of 6.4 inches, a resolution of FHD+ (2400x1080 pixels), and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The display occupies 90.8% of the front panel area, has a teardrop-shaped cutout for the front and thin frames. The image is clear, with rich but natural colors. The viewing angles are large, and the brightness reserve is sufficient for using the phone on the street in any weather. With minimal screen light, it is comfortable to read in a dark room. And at night, you can switch to "Dark mode" - in fact, this is an inverse version of the design: with a black display and a white font. Many people will find it even more convenient, and it also saves battery life.
      Branded shell of the seventh version
      Reno 3 is running a proprietary ColorOS 7 shell based on Android 10. When comparing with the previous version, you can see that the font has not changed, but many icons have been redrawn. However, their shape and size can be easily changed at your own discretion. The screen can be converted to a split format - just make a three-finger swipe up.
      Specifications of OPPO Reno 3
      DISPLAY: 6.4 ", FHD + (2400x1080), 20: 9
      CHIPSET: CPU MediaTek Helio P90 (MT6779V), 2.2 GHz, GPU PowerVR GM 9446
      RAM: 8 GB
      STORAGE: 128 GB
      MAIN CAMERA: main - 48 megapixels (f/1.8) + 13 megapixels (telephoto) + 8 megapixels (wide-angle) + 2 megapixels (scene depth sensor);
      FRONT CAMERA: - 44 megapixels with f/2.4 aperture
      BATTERY: 4025 mAh
      FEATURES: a sub-screen fingerprint sensor, an NFC module, an audio output, support for microSD cards up to 256 GB (without SIM replacement), a proprietary shell ColorOS 7, three body colors: black, white and blue.
      Test results
      ANTUTU: 223,438
      GEEKBENCH: 5 428 single-core, 1568 multi-core
      AUTONOMY: about 22 hours of video playback

      The OPPO Reno 3 is an interesting device with balanced characteristics. From the first minutes, the beautiful design, slim body, and high-quality 6.4-inch screen make you happy. Later on - high performance, fast recharging, and good battery life. The advantages include the photo-filling, including a 44-megapixel front camera. In addition, the built-in drive can be expanded with a memory card, but not to the detriment of the second SIM card - a trifle, but nice.

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