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Third Party Manufacturers / Samyang 24mm f/3.5 Tilt-Shift Announced
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:15:04 AM »
Press Release
Samyang Optics is about to release a new lens with the perspective control function — Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC. The official product presentation will take place on September 18th 2012, during international photographic Photokina fairs held in Cologne.

New Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle, full-frame lens fitted with the perspective control and tilt-shift functions. Its unique optical and mechanical construction makes it an ideal tool for architecture and landscape photography. The product will be also extremely useful when convergence of the lines in the frame is required. Owing to the mechanism of optical axis tilt, focus depth operation brings utterly new quality and possibilities, enabling photographers to shape the image according to their individual needs, both on digital and nalog carriers.

Optical design of Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC comprises of sixteen lenses arranged in eleven groups, including two aspherical lens and two lens made of ED glass with low dispersion factor. Thanks to this solution, the lens perfectly reproduces detailed elements and gives splendid image plasticity, also with the T-S function on. Each optical component of the product was covered with multi-layered, anti-reflective UMC coatings, which provide great light transmission factor, high contrasts and render only natural colors of the photographed scene. With sophisticated optics and developed T-S function, Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC is currently the most advanced lens produced by Samyang Optics and may compete with similar lenses of other brands.

Tilt-Shift function
Tilt-Shift function in Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC allows for smooth and individual adjustment of the focus plane angle by +/-8.5 and enables parallel shift of the optical axis by +/-12 millimeters. To make Tilt-Shift function even more seamless, both the lens mount as well as Tilt-Shift section may be rotated on the optical axis. The Tilt-Shift section may be rotated left by 90 degrees (with 30 degree adjustment), while mount of the lens may be rotated both in left and right direction by 90 degrees, also with 30 degree adjustment.

Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC will be available with mounts for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony A. We welcome everyone to visit us at Photokina at our booth A025 in the hall 2.1.

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EOS Bodies / Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:14:57 AM »
Development Announcement?
I’m told it’s possible we’ll see an “in development” announcement sometime in 2012 for a large megapixel DSLR  from Canon. I have heard both 39mp and 46mp prototype(s) are out in the field.

In development announcements seem to be getting more popular with Canon and their high end products. As we’ve seen from the EOS-1D C and EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X, it seems to allow them a lot of latitude in testing and helps with public relations. It also stops sites like this speculating on arrival of new products. :)

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From B&H Photo & Adorama

Both B&H Photo & Adorama have told us that they expect to begin shipping the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Initial stock will be pretty good, however I am not expecting all preorders to be filled.


Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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Third Party Manufacturers / Carl Zeiss ZE Apo Sonnar T* 135 f/2 Announced
« on: September 08, 2012, 08:22:29 AM »
The Curtain raises for the new telephoto lens Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Carl Zeiss is presenting the new Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 during photokina in Cologne (September 18-23) at stand B011 in hall 2.1. Visitors to the world’s leading trade fair for imaging technology can experience Carl Zeiss’ longest medium telephoto lens in the range of high-quality SLR lenses. With the Apo Sonnar T* 2/135, the company is substantially extending the creative possibilities available in the medium tele range. Photographers and HD video cinematographers now have a total of thirteen SLR lenses to choose, with focal lengths of 15 to 135 millimeters.

The Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 is the ideal lens for capturing detailed images from long distances, such as the skyline at sunset, a leopard in the zoo, or a pop star on a faraway stage. The new lens offers outstanding clarity of detail, high contrast and high resolution at any aperture. This mix of attributes makes it the perfect choice for portraits in advertising, fashion and lifestyle, as well as for landscape and reportage photography.

Read More

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EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 6D Announcement Soon? [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:48:40 PM »
UPDATE
I had a typo below, it should have read “same sensor as 5D3″. Sorry for the confusion. 

Canon EOS 6D
Another suggestion that the Canon EOS 6D will be announced soon. It might be announced on a different day than the PowerShot and Pixma announcements early next week.

Specifications

  • 22mp (Same sensor as 5D3)
  • 4.5 fps
  • Touchscreen
  • Same AF system as 7D
  • Lower build quality than the 5D Mark III
New source, so CR1 on this.

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EOS Bodies / More Photokina Chatter [CR1]
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:58:56 AM »

PowerShot and EOS

I received a few tidbits of information of coming products for Photokina.


PowerShot

S100 Replacement with Wifi


G12 Replacement that isn’t much different than the current one. Same sensor size as the G12.


A new SX big zoom PowerShot is coming.


EOS

A full frame EOS between the 7D and 5D Mark III with touchscreen and 20mp (most mentions have been 22mp)


CRs Take

I’m not 100% sure about a new EOS camera, though there are press events all over the planet next week. Announcing EOS with Pixma and PowerShot has happened before, and Canon could use a splash at Photokina if Nikon does indeed announce their inexpensive fullframe D600.


Stock levels of the 5D Mark II seem to be depleting in various places around the globe as well.


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Lenses / The First Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:28:59 AM »
From ThatNikonGuy
ThatNikonGuy has completed what appears to be the first review of the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II lens. It’s a pretty good review as he puts them both through the paces. Lots of sharpness, bokeh and autofocus tests were completed at various focal lengths in the review.

He did notice the lenses differ in focal length at 70mm, this is pretty normal. For example, the EF 70-200 f/4L IS is not as wide at 70mm as the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, it’s more like 85mm in examples I have seen.

His biggest point at the end of the review is how good do you want your 24-70 to be? For an extra $1000 (compared to buying a used 24-70 version 1), is it worth getting the version 2 when version 1 is so great? I can’t help with that yet, as I have not seen one land in Canada yet. It is good to know that when you have to make this decision, there really is no wrong choice.

Version 2 looks to be a little bit better at everything, autofocus, bokeh, sharpness, a more pleasing warmer image, lighter weight. The big downside is you’ll have to go buy 82mm filters, hopefully you have some already.

The Review

Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Pricewatch Deals / Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 06, 2012, 05:31:58 PM »
From Norman Camera
Norman Camera is one of Canon Rumors biggest supporters, and have launched a Facebook “Like” contest for a 5D Mark III kit. All you have to do is “Like” their Facebook page and sit back and wait to win.

What’s up for Grabs?

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body
  • Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS Lens
  • Manfrotto MVK502AM Pro Video Tripod & Fluid Head
  • Thinktank Camera Bag

*Contest only open to US residents.

Enter the Norman Camera 5D Mark III Kit Contest

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EOS Bodies / Announcements Before Photokina
« on: September 05, 2012, 08:22:09 AM »
Next Week
Canon will be announcing new product next week in the lead up to Photokina. A few people have received invites to various press conferences around the globe.

So what can we expect to be announced?

Printers
At least two new “pro” Pixma printers. These will be direct replacements for the Pixma 9000 Mark II & Pixma 9500 Mark II. They’ll be be a smaller Pixma Pro-1, one with dye and the other with pigment.

There will be no 17″ Pixma printer announced this go around, but there are murmurs we will finally see one in the near future.

PowerShot
More PowerShot announcements are expected, a G12 replacement I’m told is likely, as well as a new fast lens PowerShot. 

EOS Body
There is next to no talk about a new EOS body for Photokina. The next camera will be a smaller full frame camera, when is still the question.

Lenses
There has been talk of a new 400 f/5.6L being announced and not much else. I’ve had one other suggestion that a new couple of lenses for the EOS-M system could also be announced. A macro maybe? 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X AF at f/8 with the Kenko 1.4TC
« on: September 04, 2012, 01:44:39 PM »
From Arthur Morris
Arthur has written a great article about getting f/8 autofocus with the new Canon EOS-1D X. A lot of birders used the EF 800 f/5.6L IS with the Canon 1.4x TC & EOS-1D Mark IV for example. The biggest complaint with the EOS-1D X has been the inability to get f/8 autofocus.

However, with the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4 teleconverter you can give the EOS-1D X the ability to autofocus at f/8 with the EF 800 f/5.6L IS. Another plus of using the Kenko teleconverter is you’re able to move the AF point at f/8. With the Canon teleconverter on say, the 1D Mark IV, you only had the center AF point active.

Arthur has posted lots of images to show the image quality that is possible with the Kenko 1.4x TC.

From Arthur Morris

Once I got down in the mud I discovered that AF with the the Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 DGX 1.4x AF Teleconverter was fast and sure and accurate. I have been out every morning and afternoon since then and have totally fallen in love with the 1DX. That first afternoon I managed to get a huge gob of black, sticky, gooey much all over my brand new camera. It was a proper baptism.

Read the entire article

Kenko 1.4 TC at B&H $259 | Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799

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Lenses / A New EF 400 f/5.6L Before Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 03, 2012, 10:25:35 PM »
A new 400mm suggested
There is a suggestion that we will see the announcement of a new EF 400 f/5.6L before Photokina in September. I would imagine such a lens would  include IS, but I guess  a lot of people assumed the same for a new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.

Source: [NL]

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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 02, 2012, 08:19:55 AM »
From Australia
I have received two reports of people buying the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II from retailers in Australia. The lenses are expected to hit Europe and North America by September 13, 2012.

Initial stock is probably already allocated to preorders, but I’m told to expect quantities to be quite good into October.

The first unboxed Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II | Click for Larger | Credit to Barry

Preorder the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon EOS-1D X Review - Fred Miranda
« on: August 31, 2012, 12:13:30 PM »
From FredMiranda.com
Fred Miranda has posted his review of the Canon EOS-1D X. I always find his reviews easy to read and quite detailed in real world situations.

Conclusion 

Overall, the 1D X is a very versatile camera. When you shoot with it, you feel like it can handle anything. Combined with ultra wide-angle lenses, the 1D X captures amazing full frame landscape photos. It does costs more and has less resolution than the Canon 5D Mark III (Read our Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 review), but you’ll get great dynamic range, less banding, and body that you can take anywhere under any conditions. Sports and action shooters have found a match made in heaven. Only time will tell if other realms of photography will embrace it too.

Read the full review

Buy the Canon EOS-1D X at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera

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EOS Bodies / Patents: 28-135 f/4-5.6 & 28-300 f/3.5-5.6
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:15:44 AM »

More Patents

A couple of new lens formula patents which seems to address lowering chromatic aberrations in a new way


Patent Publication No. 2012-163746



  • 2012.8.30 Release Date

  • 2011.2.7 filing date


Example 4



  • Zoom ratio 4.67

  • 56.11 – - 131.85mm f = 28.21 focal length

  • Fno 4.12 -. 4.89 – 5.77

  • Half angle of view ω = 37.48 – 21.09 – 9.32deg.

  • Image height 21.64mm

  • 242.67 – - 266.43mm 224.00 overall length of the lens

  • BF 55.79 – 70.40 – 82.95mm

  • 20 sheets of 14 group lens configuration

  • Two two-sided aspherical

  • Three low-dispersion glass

  • Four Super UD glass

  • 102.40mm effective diameter of the first surface

  • 5-group zoom negative positive negative


Example 5



  • Zoom ratio 10.31

  • 93.64 – - 307.06mm f = 29.77 focal length

  • Fno 3.31 -. 4.71 – 5.85

  • Half angle of view ω = 36.00 – 13.01 – 4.03deg.

  • Image height 21.64mm

  • 263.66 – - 304.01mm 209.34 overall length of the lens

  • BF 61.72 – 89.40 – 106.84mm

  • 18 sheets 12 groups lens configuration

  • Three 3 aspherical surface

  • Three low-dispersion glass

  • 2 UD glass sheets

  • 84.36mm effective diameter of the first surface

  • 5-group zoom negative positive negative

  • In the zoom lens of the positive lead type, reducing the chromatic aberration of magnification of the secondary


Source: [EG]

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon EOS-1D X in Stock at B&H, Adorama & Amazon
« on: August 29, 2012, 01:36:48 PM »

From B&H

B&H Photo has informed us that they have limited stock of the Canon EOS-1D X.


Buy the Canon EOS-1D X for $6799 at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon


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