We chat about the new NEW Canon lens rumors, a full frame STM lens? B&H’s new Canon Experience, Giving the SL1 the respect it deserves, Dog’s eye view, Hyperlapse exclusivity bums me out and an awesome pile of reader questions – macro, dramatic portrait lighting, tilt shift explained and more.

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 The Stars above Vis Harbor. I loved the town of Vis and the island of Vis - lovely quiet little place off the coast of Croatia. See more of it including an animation of this star stacking AND one angry hooded crow that really wanted to take out my drone! http://photorec.tv/croatia Captured with the #GH5 and 12-60 f/2.8-4 Lens | 41 exposures of 60 seconds in length - done in camera - the GH5 allows up to 60 second shutter speeds. Nifty!
 Trailer park girls be like… Part of the Sony set for shooting last week at #SonyKandotrip Thanks to @artbyadelaide for being awesome. Captured with the #Sony #a9 and #2470Gmaster
 Sony has announced two new lenses and I have had early access to both, shooting on an a7RII and a9 and have sample photos and thoughts on the Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM and Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Ultra Wide-angle. Watch by clicking on through my profile link or visiting http://photorec.tv/sonywide


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  1. Does Canon make a full frame camera that fully supports STM lenses? I understand they would have to have the hybrid CMOS sensor to take full advantage of STM lenses. As far as I know, there’s only three bodies that support STM: Rebel T4i (mine), T5i, and 70D; all are crop sensor bodies. It’s rumored that the 7D Mark II will support STM lenses, but it’s crop sensor. And I think there’s only three STM lenses, two of which are EF-S mounts. If any of my assumptions are wrong, please correct me.

    So, does anybody know if there’s a future for STM lenses that includes a full frame camera? Will there be a 6D Mark II or 5D Mark IV that supports STM lenses?

    • This announcement or rumoured announcement has me slightly baffled too. You are correct, there are only crop sensors that support Dual Pixel/STM technology at this time EXCEPT the C100 – Canon’s entry level cinema camera. When it was released it did not offer dual pixel but you could send it in for upgrade and they now sell it with the 18-135 STM lens. So maybe for that camera but. . it is still weird. I do think we will see a full frame DSLR with dual pixel next year but not this year.

      • The reason I ask is that I’m considering upgrading to a full-framed camera (probably the 6D for budget reasons). But, I really like the AF on my only STM lens, the kit lens that came with my Rebel T4i, the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. It never hunts; just goes right to the chosen AF point fast. My other two lenses, one long Canon IS and one Tamron macro, always hunt for AF, the latter more so (but I now understand why). I thought that it was a flaw in those other two lenses, but now realize (because I rely on my kit lens so often) that I’m so used to my kit lens that any other behaviour must be a mistake; wrong. I Now realize that I’ve been pampered by STM.
        So, if I were to go full-framed today, would I get similar AF behaviour with USM lenses (minus the audio silence, which I’m not too concerned since I can simply use external microphones to avoid AF noise)? I cannot go into the reasons for going FF without writing a short novella. 😛

  2. Hi. This is the “Rich” mentioned in the podcast who emailed Toby about giving the SL1 more respect. Very nice summary, Toby, of what I said, and I agree with everything you said in response. Now we just wait to see what the SL2 will bring – probably just different colors! (I put this comment on the YouTube channel too, but I might have placed it in a poor place (still getting used to this web social interaction stuff).

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