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Canon General / Hands on With Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
« on: February 24, 2015, 04:11:28 PM »

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Lenses / Review: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:43:39 PM »
Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens. This is a brand new fast wide angle lens for full frame cameras from Tamron. I have yet to shoot with this lens, but it’s aggressively priced and looks to be a stellar performer.

From Dustin

“Consider me impressed. Tamron has brought a lot of goodness to bear here, and this lens is a serious competitor for the best in its class. Some will find the inability to use traditional filters a deal-breaker, and I will confess this is my primary disappointment. I fully suspect that aftermarket square filter systems will fill that void, just as they have for the Nikkor and the Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The size will also be a concern for those who are counting the ounces for backpacking and/or travel. But if neither of those things spoil your interest, you will find a lens that is, in my mind, now the most compelling option available if you own a Canon and still very intriguing if you own a Nikon.” Read the full review

Preorder the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC $1199: Adorama | B&H Photo

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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 70D Body $749
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:35:45 PM »

There must be something in the air with pricing on Canon DSLRs. BigValueInc (99% approval) has the Canon EOS 70D body for $749 (Reg $1099) via ebay. The deal for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $1999 is still live from yesterday as well.


Canon EOS 70D Body $749 (Reg $1099)


*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


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EOS Bodies / Patent: Improved EF to EF-M Adaptor
« on: February 24, 2015, 07:48:39 AM »
A new patent for an EF to EF-M adaptor has appeared. It looks like the new adaptor will have improved AF speed with EF lenses mounted. As many of you know, the current adaptor is pretty sluggish in that regard.

The patent makes a point of saying there will be improved performance for video and liveview. Could the video improvement be for dual pixel AF? Could this patent be related to the GH4 competitor we’ve been told would launch at NAB?

The patent details are after the break….

Patent Publication No. 2015-34903

  • Published 2015.2.19
  • Filing date 2013.8.9

Master lens

  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • Focal length 72.13 135.02 193.99mm
  • Fno. 2.90
  • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
  • Image height Y = 13.66mm
  • Overall length of the lens 237.36mm
  • BF 54.00mm

Adapter installed

  • Zoom ratio 2.69
  • The focal length f = 72.12 135.00 193.96mm
  • Fno. 2.90
  • Half angle ω = 10.72 5.78 4.03 °
  • Image height Y = 13.66mm
  • Overall length of the lens 239.70mm
  • BF 16.77mm

Canon patent

  • Fast AF adapter
  • Wobbling corresponding
  • 3-group configuration of positive and negative positive
  • 2 group also serves as a focus group and the anti-vibration group
  • And realize high-speed AF focus group was lighter

Source: [Egami]

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EOS Bodies - For Video / A Suggestion on the EOS-1D C Replacement
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:14:38 PM »
I missed this a few weeks ago, but over at Northlight, they posted that there would be an EOS 5D C instead of a direct EOS-1D C replacement. This is said to be due to lack of sales for the $12,000 (at launch) cinema DSLR.

From Northlight

we’re told that the ‘general purpose’ 5D4 will come along with 5D C specialist video DSLR. 1D C sales have not been good enough to get the return on development of a new version.

That idea may shed some light on what we posted yesterday in regards to a test camera that shoots 4K in a 5D sized body. I’ll say again, the source stressed that such a camera may not appear as a consumer product, just that it has been tested.

We will note that Canon has said themselves that they’re going to make more focused products in the DSLR space, and not worry about pleasing everyone with every camera.

Source: [NL]

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We’re told all of these deals are likely to end by the close of business today, if we hear otherwise, we’ll update this post.


The following deals with redemption codes are from BigValueInc (99% approval) & GetItDigital (99.5% approval) via ebay.


Ended Canon EOS 5D Mark III $1949 (Reg $2799 after $300 mail-in rebate)

Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1949.


Ended Canon EOS 6D $1099 (Reg $1499 after $300 mail-in rebate)

Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1099.


Canon EOS 70D Body $699 (Reg $1099)

Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $699.


Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1399 (Reg $1799) via GetItDigital (99.5% approval)

Use Redemption Code: CLC10OFF to receive an additional $50 off for a final price of $1399.


*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


Canon USA authorized retailer B&H Photo is also clearing out the Canon EOS 7D camera bodies. Even after all these years, its still a great camera. The deal on the EOS 7D runs until February 28, 2015.


Canon EOS 7D Body $849 (Reg $1499)


Canon EOS 7D w/28-135 IS $949 (Reg $1699)


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Lenses / Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Shipping This Week in United States
« on: February 22, 2015, 04:45:32 PM »
Canon USA will be shipping the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM on Monday, February 23, 2015 to USA dealers. US retailers will be allowed to start selling/shipping the lens on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Although, some may trickle out to photographers before Thursday.

It’s nice to see things happening on schedule.

Preorder the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM: Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

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EOS Bodies / Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:33:10 AM »
We’re told the following specifications are for a camera that may turn out to be the EOS 5D Mark IV, but for the moment it is just a test camera that may never get to market in this form. We’re expecting a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III some time in the final quarter of 2015.

A camera currently being tested specifications

  • 18mp Full Frame CMOS
  • ISO 100-204,800
  • 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
  • 12fps
  • Dual CFast
  • 4K Video Capture

It was stressed that the above is NOT the EOS-1D X Mark II. There will be a quantum leap in fps, dynamic range and a bump in resolution for that camera. We’re told that there’s a possibility that a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III could be called the EOS 5D X, but no final decision has been made on that.

I stress again that this is a reported test camera that may never come to market, and it is unknown how old this test camera is.

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Pricewatch Deals / Ended: EOS-1D X, EOS 6D, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:15:56 AM »

The following deals are still live on ebay.



*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.


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EOS Bodies / More Canon EOS C300 Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: February 20, 2015, 10:10:51 AM »
We’re hearing more and more about new Cinema EOS products has we get closer to NAB 2015 in April in Las Vegas, a show we will be attending.

We were told the following about the upcoming 4K Canon EOS C300 Mark II

  • Color rendition a top priority
  • Future proof mandate, great dynamic range, codec and usability
  • Canon does not see the FS7 as a competitor, as they expect their camera to be better in every way.
  • New motor zoom lens for C-series coming
  • Shoulder mount system for EOS C300 Mark II coming
  • No more on pricing at this time

More to come…

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EOS Bodies / Patent: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS & Others
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:16:07 AM »

A patent for a new EF 300mm f/4L IS has appeared. Other optical formulas appearing in the patent are 24mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.3 with variable diffractive index elements which help correct some aberrations (thanks Keith).


Patent Publication No. 2015-28551 (Google Translated)



  • Published 2015.2.12

  • Filing date 2013.7.30


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ExampleFocal distanceFno.Half angleImage heightOverall length of the lensBF
One294.004.144.2121.64239.0783.42
Two24.482.8641.4721.6492.0038.00
Three51.701.3022.7121.6494.0137.50
Four294.004.144.2121.64240.0082.95
Five6.15 20.45 71.282.88 3.71 3.6930.34 9.98 2.893.6084.11 86.12 90.4111.74 15.68 8.50
Six293.974.144.2121.64239.9885.34

Source: [Egami]


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Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1199
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:50:09 AM »
thepixelhub (99% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1199 (Reg $1499 after $300 mail-in rebate) via ebay.

This is the lowest price we’ve seen for an EOS 6D body.

Canon EOS 6D Body $1199 (Reg $1499 after MIR)

*Note These are likely grey market items and may not qualify for a Canon USA warranty. Please check with the seller to see if they offer additional warranty.

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Software & Accessories / Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:10:40 AM »
Product Overview

Master your digital photography workflow Ranking, optimization and sharing – Lightroom together in one fast, intuitive application all tools dedicated to digital photography.

Bring out the best of each photo Test your ideas freely with non-destructive tools – your original pictures remain intact. Lightroom lets you optimize every pixel of your photos, they were taken with a professional digital SLR camera or mobile phone.

Key features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

Environment nondestructive Unleash your creativity in a nondestructive editing environment that allows you to test your ideas freely. The originals remain intact and you can easily cancel your edits or save multiple versions of a cliché.

Advanced conversion feature black and white Monitor closely the tonal qualities so essential to the black and white photos. Combine precisely the information of eight color layers in the grayscale conversion.

Development predefined settings Save time by instantly applying the desired effect to your images.

Just save develop settings as a preset and apply them to other photos in a click. If Lightroom includes dozens of presets, thousands more are offered by third parties.

Face Recognition Quickly find pictures of loved ones, even without metadata tags. You select a face on the photo, Lightroom and search the person it belongs to all of your other shots. Sort and group your photos by faces.

Sophisticated Healing Brush Get best pictures with one touch. Set the brush size and move it according to specific plots. Unwanted items and other imperfections, including irregular shapes son type, magically disappear.

Upright (Vertically) Straighten skewed images with a single click. The Upright tool (Vertically) analyzes the image and detects horizontal or vertical lines inclined. It can even recover images without horizon.

Merge to HDR Create realistic or surreal images from high-contrast scenes. By merging HDR, you can easily combine photos with different exposures into a single HDR image.

Fusion panoramas Realize XXL ultra detailed panoramas. Photo merge technology lets you merge multiple images, including raw files, to create panoramas out of the ordinary.

Performance gains Import and refine your photos in record time. Lightroom leverages compatible graphics process to get you better performance, especially when you edit your images in the Develop module.

Sophisticated video slideshows Create stunning slideshows combining still images, movies and music, and supplement them with pan and zoom effects, for example.

Optimized web galleries Present your work in the most elegant web galleries, more attractive and interactive. The new models of HTML5 compatible galleries are supported by many browsers and mobile devices work stations.

Integration of online sharing Easily publish images on social networks and sites for such as Facebook and Flickr. On some sites, you can even view the online comments on your images directly from Lightroom Library.

Creating photo books Create beautiful photo books. Lightroom includes a large number of user-friendly catalog templates that you can now customize. Load them then printing a few clicks.

Original Post

A listing for Adobe’s next version for Lightroom has appeared on the Amazon UK web site. The expected release is some time by March according to Adobe.

See the Lightroom 6 listing on Amazon UK

Source: [PhotoRumors]

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Canon General / Canon to Gold Sponsor 2020 Games in Toyko
« on: February 18, 2015, 06:00:48 AM »
Canon to sponsor the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an official Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner (Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware)

TOKYO, February 18, 2015 – Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that the Company will support the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the category of Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware which include desktop printers.

Canon has entered an agreement with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, making the Company a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner. In this capacity, Canon will contribute to the delivery of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, which will be held in 2020 in Tokyo, and in addition, will provide support to the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams competing from 2016 to 2020.

Tokyo 2020 Gold Partners are positioned as the highest tier of the Tokyo 2020 domestic Sponsorship Programme. As a sponsor of Tokyo 2020, Canon products and services in the still cameras and desktop reprographic hardware categories, which include desktop printers, will be designated as Official Products of the Games.

Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Games, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans. Drawing from the Company’s experience and know-how cultivated to date, Canon will improve on-site media support for cameras during Tokyo 2020, including on-site camera service and support centers to assist the numerous journalists and sports photographers from various countries and regions across the world.

Canon will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon still cameras and desktop reprographic hardware which include desktop printers.

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PowerShot Cameras / Canon Unveils the HJ24ex7.5B Lens
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:42:38 AM »
London, UK, 18 February 2015 – Canon today unveils a new addition to its HD broadcast lens range – the HJ24ex7.5B. A successor to the hugely popular HJ22ex7.6B, the lens has been updated using customer feedback and includes a number of new features, including a wider and longer focal range with enhanced image quality, as well as an improved design and user handling. A truly versatile lens, the HJ24ex7.5B is perfect for a diverse range of broadcast environments, including studio sets, live production and news gathering, thanks to the unique combination of a high quality 24x zoom – the longest zoom in this class available today¹ – an impressive 7.5-180mm wide-angle view and a lightweight, portable design.

Advanced optical performance, both wide and far Created specifically for the world of TV production, the HJ24ex7.5B’s enhanced optical design allows broadcasters and producers to go both wider and closer on their shoots, with the new 24x zoom giving added freedom whilst on set or on location. Demonstrating Canon’s expertise in optical design, the lens’ 7.5-180mm focal range surpasses that of its predecessor and removes the hassle of mounting different lenses, enabling users to switch seamlessly between long distance, fast action shots, to close ups. The HJ24ex7.5B’s revised optics also produce a sharper, more refined image throughout the entire zoom range, with the quality and clarity that’s required for HD productions.

Exceptional portability and professional performance in one An enhanced ergonomic design and revised optical structure ensures operators can quickly and comfortably shoot on the go. The weight of the lens has been reduced down to just 1.78kg, allowing shooters to freely move around sets and locations, as well as easily keep pace with subjects. The lens has been engineered to be both lighter and better balanced than its predecessor, with an improved centre of gravity – thanks to the weight reduction and optimisation of the optical layout and body structure. The lens can also be easily handled when shoulder mounted, with access to settings easily accessible in the palm of the hand, ensuring operators don’t have to move away from the camera’s viewfinder.

Designed to provide the best possible performance for broadcasters, the HJ24ex7.5B features the same Digital Drive Unit found in the latest HD High-end ENG lens line-up, which enables camera operators to select repeatable zoom positions and speeds, as well as focus and iris settings as they wish. An absolute value encoder, built into the Digital Drive unit, also allows operators to quickly commence shooting without any initialisation, ideal in news gathering and sports environments. Also suited to virtual applications, the absolute value encoder improves the lens’s power consumption, helping operators to shoot for longer, as well as enabling the lens to automatically detect lens positions so the chromatic aberration compensation function on cameras works instantly.

The HJ24ex7.5B will be available from May 2015.

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