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Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« on: September 14, 2012, 09:45:06 AM »
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
I finally got my hands on the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. I’ll be using the lens for the weekend and then it’ll be thrown into the rental fleet.

My first impression of the lens is very positive. I love the feel, weight and size of the lens. I actually have an event this weekend that I’ll be shooting, so I can put the lens through the paces in a real world situation. I’ll have it paired with the EOS-1D X, apparently they were born to be together.

Born to be together | Canon EOS-1D X & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

I still get a lot of people asking why the lens has no IS. I’m of the belief a medium range lens such as this doesn’t require it. This lens is going to be most used in event photography, or portrait and that kind of thing. If you’re looking for a walkaround tourist lens, then the EF 24-105 f/4L IS exists for that purpose. When you see the ISO performance of the EOS-1D X, that’s another reason not to care much about IS. That’s just my opinion!

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

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1397
EOS Bodies / Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:56:05 AM »

Canon EOS 6D Specs?

I received this spec list this morning, and it seems to have also appeared at Digicame-info.



  • A new 20mp sensor

  • Full Frame

  • 4.5fps

  • ISO Range 100-25600

  • DIGIC5+

  • APS-C Sized body

  • Weathersealed

  • SD Card

  • Built-in Wifi & GPS

  • 11 AF Points, f/2.8 Cross-type in the center.

  • 3″ LCD

  • Full HD (1920×1080)

  • Available December 2012

  • Price: $2099 USD




Source: [DC]


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1398
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD with ultrasonic focus
The most compact full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens, delivering leading-edge image quality and featuring Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)[3]

September 13, 2012, 4PM JST, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation)2 image stabilization, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that achieves leading-edge image quality while boasting the most compact design in its class. The SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. The lens is expected to ship by the end of 2012. Pricing information will be announced at a later date.

Product Features

  • One special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass in concert with four LD (Low Dispersion) elements minimize chromatic aberrations. This combined with a new optical design that delivers high contrast and high resolution throughout the zoom range achieves leading-edge image quality.
  • Tamron’s advanced multi-layer coating technology dramatically improves lens performance by reducing flare and ghosting for crisper, clearer images.
  • The rounded diaphragm affords the photographer spectacular blur effects, delivering the kind of rich expression only achievable with a high-speed telephoto zoom lens.
  • The most compact full-size, high-speed telephoto zoom lens with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) in its class delivers superior mobility, enabling photographers to capture the previously unattainable.
  • Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual focus mechanism.
  • The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD September 13, 2012, Saitama, Japan—Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the development of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation)*1, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2.

Tamron has updated their legendary 90mm Macro lens with a new, state-of-the-art optical design. The lens, reborn for the age of digital photography, offers VC (Vibration Compensation) and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive).

  • Adopting a state-of-the-art optical design and a rounded diaphragm, this lens carries on the long tradition of Tamron’s 90mm Macro lens in delivering spectacular blur effects. Two XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glasses and one LD (Low Dispersion) element reduce chromatic aberrations, yielding sharp images and outstanding resolution.
  • Tamron’s newly developed eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating*6 delivers a dramatic improvement in antireflection performance—significantly reducing flare and ghosting for clearer, crisper images.
  • The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization mechanism reduces camera shake to deliver sharp images.
  • Features USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual focus mechanism.
  • Incorporates IF (Internal Focus) system, which focuses by moving only the internal lens group, rather than the front lens elements. The overall length of the lens therefore does not change when focusing, thus ensuring a broad working distance.
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Visit Tamron

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1399
Third Party Manufacturers / Photokina 2012: Samyang 10mm f/2.8 for APS-C
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:39:26 AM »
Samyang 10mm f/2.8 prime for APS-C sensor cameras
Kraków, September 14th 2012 – Samyang Optics company is thrilled to invite all participants of Photokina fairs held in Cologne to visit our stand no. A025 located in the hall 2.1. We will introduce a prototypical version of the Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS lens.

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS is a prototype of the ultra wide-angle prime lens designed for use with cameras fitted with APS-C/DX sensors. Its extremely short focus length and rectilinear imaging system ensure extra wide angle of view amounting to 110 degrees (~107 degree for Canon version). As a result the lens is a comprehensive tool for architecture and landscape shooting. New Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS UMC CS is similar to the 35mm system lens with 15mm or 16mm focal length in the case of Canon APS-C cameras.

All details concerning the optical construction of the lens and available mounts will be published at a later date. The lens will be introduced for sale either at the end of 2012 or in the first days of 2013.

Visit Samyang

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PowerShot Cameras / Canon PowerShot G15
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:26:01 PM »

Canon PowerShot G15

I’m not sure where the G13 and G14 went, but they will definately be missed. Here’s an image of the imminent G12 replacement. 


It’s pretty closely specced to the G12. Add DIGIC V and a faster lens, the f/1.8 looks good. The flash is now a popup as well. Here’s hoping the viewfinder is a bit better.



 


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From LensRentals.com

Roger over at LensRentals.com ran the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II through an Imatest session and found it to be a stellar performer as far as resolution goes. 


From Roger

“This is short, sweet, and simple. The resolution absolutely, positively kicks butt and takes names. It is way better than the lens it replaces. It’s better at 70mm than the best Canon zoom I know of, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. It’s even better at 24mm than the sharpest 24mm prime we have, the Canon 24 TS-E. In the center, in the corners, it doesn’t care. We only had 5 copies to test, but they were all very similar with little copy-to-copy variation.


Resolution is not everything, of course. But it’s certainly an important thing. Unless the real lens reviewers find some dramatic problems with this lens, I’d have to lean towards worth-the-money on this one. I can’t believe I’m saying that a $2,300 standard zoom is worth the money. But then again, I can’t believe I’m seeing a zoom lens out resolve a $2,000 world-class prime, either.”


The Imatest results are below. The higher the number, the better.


















































Lens24mm Ctr24mm Avg70mm Ctr70mm Avg
Canon 24-70 f/2.8 II954831950809
Canon 24-70 f/2.8730605705570
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC815765735655
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS IIxxxx885765
Canon24 f/3.5 TS-E915775xxxx

As you can see, the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is an absolute resolution monster. It really looks like it’s the best zoom Canon has ever made optically. There is a small note that distortion at 24mm is slightly worse than version 1, but that’s what software is for. :)


Read the full review here


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


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EOS Bodies / *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:52:09 PM »

*UPDATE*

As far as the EOS 6D goes, I’ve been told a few things about the specs previously posted.



  • Does not have a flip out screen

  • It’s 4.5fps not 4.9

  • No built in flash


It’s possible that 2 cameras are being mixed up and showing up in one spec list.


More talk about an upcoming 6D

We have received a larger spec list in regards to a forthcoming Canon EOS 6D. This camera will come in between the 7D and the 5D Mark III and replace the 5D Mark II


Specs



  • 22MP full frame

  • Flip out screen, Built in flash

  • 19 pt AF, 63 zone metering

  • Single Digic 5+

  • 4.9 fps (Also heard 4.5fps)

  • 3 inch LCD (We’d previously heard touchscreen)

  • ISO 12,800

  • New battery and grip – new GPS and WiFi grip option.

  • Built in ‘connectivity and sharing’ software


This looks similar to what [NL] also received. I also agree with Northlight that the camera spec rumors don’t quite feel “real” yet. Take this spec list with a grain of salt.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / First Canon EOS C100 Short Hits the Web
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:15:33 PM »
From Planet5D
Mitch from Planet5D has informed us of the first short from the upcoming Canon EOS C100.

The Canon EOS C100 is almost “affordable”, and we should see lots of content from it. I’ll be buying one for my rental business, and hopefully I’ll learn something about shooting video. :)

Film Information (By Sebastien DEVAUD)
“Earlier this year, i was contacted by Canon Inc to create a new exclusive film for the worldwide launch of the new EOS Cinema camera : The EOS C100

Given the difficult task awaiting me, I decided to call upon and challenge the C’brothers to highlight and validate the strenghts of this new technology…

Join the new C generation !

Just C it ! was shot with three C100 bodies and 12 EF lenses. AVCHD compress recorded on SD Card”

Canon EOS C100 at B&H Photo (Available November 2012)

Source: [P5D]

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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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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Win a 5D Mark III Kit from Norman Camera
« on: September 07, 2012, 08:34:44 AM »
I just wanted to clarify the USA only thing.

There's some laws in the USA about contests and prizes must be kept in the country. It's nothing to do with shipping or anything like that. I imagine the laws are for tax reasons.

They'd open the contest to the world if they didn't have to jump through a million hoops.


Cheers
CR

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