Canon Wins Some TIPA 2014 Awards

Canon Wins Some TIPA 2014 Awards

Canon has won some 2014 TIPA awards.

About the TIPA Awards
The TIPA Awards are renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in markets around the world. All products and their advertising media bearing the TIPA Awards logo indicate that these have passed evaluations by TIPA’s technical committee and magazine editors. A TIPA Awards endorsement is the highest accolade for any photo and imaging product.

Canon won the following awards

Source: [TIPA]

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Recent Rumors

Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. As you’re probably used to reading, this lens is a stellar performer and nearly as good optically as the Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus, which costs 4 times as much.

Says Bryan
“While I will dock a few points from this lens for occasional AF inconsistency, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is now the overwhelming favorite in the 50mm field. This lens delivers excellent image quality, has a beautiful design and for what you get, a very attractive price. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is the easy 50mm choice for those with a moderate budget.”

Read the full review

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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LensRentals.com Updates Damage Waiver Plans, adds Theft Coverage.

LensRentals.com Updates Damage Waiver Plans, adds Theft Coverage.

Meet Lenscap and Lenscap+
The Lenscap protection plans are optional add-ons that limit your liability in the case of a covered event causing damage or total loss of products on your rental.

Simply, if a covered event occurs to equipment protected by a Lenscap plan, your liability is limited to the lesser of the cost to repair the equipment or 10% of the replacement cost.

What is Covered by the Standard Lenscap Plan?
Effectively, the standard Lenscap protection plan replaces the pre-existing Lensrentals Damage Waiver program and covers accidental damage to our equipment as long as you can return it to us. It even covers bear attacks. In the case of damage, your liability will never exceed 10% of the replacement cost of the damaged equipment, no matter how expensive the repair actually is.

What is Covered by the Lenscap+ Plan?
Lenscap+ offers the same protection as the standard plan for accidental damage to the equipment, but additionally protects you against certain situations that make it impossible to return the equipment that you rented.

Was the equipment stolen? You’re covered. Is it at the bottom of the ocean after it fell overboard? You’re covered. Did it get sucked up in a tornado? You’re covered. Did it fall off an aircraft (seriously)? You’re covered.

Just like with the standard Lenscap plan, your liability is limited to 10% of the replacement value of the covered equipment.

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Canon Hong Kong Announcement April 24, 2014

Canon Hong Kong is announcing something on April 24, 2014. I think it’s safe to say it won’t be a white EOS camera this time.

The text in this teaser says: “Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects.”

I wouldn’t expect anything too earth shattering, as these regional announcements are generally minor.

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Source: [NL] via [CHKFB] & [CW]

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Samyang Announcing 3 Lenses on April 28th, 2014

Samyang Announcing 3 Lenses on April 28th, 2014

According to DicaHub, Samyang will be announcing the following lenses on April 28, 2014.

  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE for various mounts.
  • 7.5mm T3.8 Fisheye Cinema Lens for Micro 4/3
  • 12mm Cinema Lens for mirrorless systems.

Source: [DH]

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New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]

New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]

We’re told to expect two new Tilt-Shift lenses for Photokina 2014 in September. One will be a direct replacement of the TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and the other will be a longer focal length, however it won’t be a direct replacement of the TS-E 90mm f/2.8.

Both of the new tilt-shift lenses will get the L designation. We’re also told that the new tilt-shift lenses will have a unique feature, though at the moment we don’t know what that might be.

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Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2099 at B&H Photo

Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $2099 at B&H Photo

B&H Photo is selling refurbished Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kits for $2099 (Reg $2499). You can also get just the body for $1619 (Reg $1899).

 

Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS Refurb $2099 (Reg $2499)

Canon EOS 6D Body Refurb $1619 (Reg $1899)

*Note: B&H Photo will once against start accepting orders Tuesday evening at 8PM EST.

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More Preorder Options for Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

More Preorder Options for Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Amazon is now accepting preorders for the highly anticipated Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. In the past week, we’ve seen a lot of great reviews for the lens.

Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Samyang Teases Some New Lenses

Samyang Teases Some New Lenses

Samyang is once again teasing a lens announcement via their Facebook page. “Samyang Optics invites you to join the journey to the next level of creativity on April 28th 2014. We hope you to enjoy our proud new products”

It looks like it’ll be more than one lens, perhaps this is when Samyang will announce their first autofocus lenses? Or perhaps a zoom lens or two?

Source: [FB] via [CW]

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Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!

Deal: Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for $15,000!

LensRentals.com through their sister company LensAuthority.com is selling their one copy of the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO for a steal of a price. For $14,995, you can get “SigZilla” at a fraction of the $26,000 retail price. The lens has only rented once, which I believe was a for a World Series a year or two ago.

Sale Description
Only rented once, extremely near new condition and functions perfectly. Comes with 400-1000mm extender, circular polarizer, strap, battery, charger, and gigantic Sigma hard case. This item is being sold AS-IS and DOES NOT include a warranty. No returns will be accepted due to the outrageous size and weight of the item.

Buy the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 EX DG APO $14,995 (Save $11,000)

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