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PowerShot / Re: Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:17:00 PM »
Rolleiflex? The Rolleiflex is a two-eye reflex. You mean Hasselblad, which is a single lens reflex.

Kind regards,

PowerShot / Convert the PowerShot N into a Rolleiflex Style Camera
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:11:20 PM »

I must admit, I’m one of those people that make fun of the PowerShot N whenever possible. I shake my head at the fact this camera actually got a sequel!

That being said, photographer Paul Richters decided to convert one into a rather cool waist level Rolleiflex style shooter. Below is a schema from DIY Photography that breaks down what was needed to convert the PowerShot N into a new era Rolleiflex.


Click for the full article

I might actually try this, I love the idea!

Read the full article at DIY Photography.

Source: [DIY Photography] via [PetaPixel] & [Paul Richters] | PowerShot N $129 at B&H


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $999
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »

BigValueInc (99% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM for $999 (Reg $1349)

Canon EOS 70D w/18-135 IS STM $999 (Reg $1349)

*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.


Third Party Manufacturers / Rokinon Launches 135mm t/2.2 Cine Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:12:37 PM »

Rokinon has launched a new 135mm T/2.2 cine lens. It’ll retail for $599 USD.

Product Specifications

  • 135mm Lens

  • Full-Frame Coverage

  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare

  • Standard Gearing for Focus and Iris

  • Dual Side Focus and T-Stop Scales

  • De-Clicked Aperture Ring

  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses

  • Manual Focus and Aperture

  • Removable Lens Hood

  • Accepts 77mm Threaded Filter Rings

Preorder Rokinon 135mm T/2.2 Cine Lens at B&H Photo


Lenses / New EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Around the Corner? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »

We’re told that Canon will replace the EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS with a new version soon, and it will come as an EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. This lens has been rumoured for a while now.

There was no word if this was coming for CP+ next month.


EOS Bodies / A New xxD DSLR Coming From Canon [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:55:00 PM »

There’s a suggestion at Canon Watch that Canon will introduce a new DSLR between the current EOS 70D and the Rebel T5i and that it will have an “xxD” model name.

CR’s Take

With the recent leaks by Canon that show a new entry level DSLR with NFC, a top LCD and scroll wheel, which are all absent on the current Rebels, there could be some truth to this.

I think it’s more likely we’re going to get a “Super Rebel” like the EOS 60D was when it was launched. The successive EOS 70D gained back the build quality and more premium features that the xxD line of cameras had always had, that were missing from the EOS 60D.

If I was a betting man, I think the leaked camera is indeed the T6i and the xxD name will stay with just the EOS 70D.

Source: [Canon Watch]


Third Party Manufacturers / Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:43:04 PM »

Samyang has launched a 135mm f/2 manual focus lens. I’m not sure about this one, as Keith at Northlight points out, good luck focusing this focal length with the stock focusing screens on modern DSLRs.

Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount Lens/Full Frame

  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22

  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element

  • Ultra Multi-Coating

  • Manual Focus; Manual Aperture Ring

  • Minimum Focus Distance: 2.6′

  • Filter Thread Diameter: 77mm

  • Removable Lens Hood

  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Preorder the 135mm f/2 Lens from B&H Photo: Rokinon 135 f/2 or Samyang 135mm f/2

via [Northlight]


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: EOS 5D Mark III Body $2272
« on: January 12, 2015, 12:40:43 PM »

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2272 (Reg $2799 after MIR).

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2272 (Reg $2799 after MIR)


EOS Bodies / Patent: CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Lens
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:48:55 PM »

Canon has published a patent for a new zoom cinema lens with a soft focus mechanism. The lens is for the Super 35 image sensor size.

Patent Publication No. 2014-235203 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2014.12.15

  • Filing date 2013.5.31

Example 3

  • Zoom ratio 7.50

  • The focal length f = 34.00-68.00-102.00-136.00-254.99mm

  • Fno. 2.70

  • Half angle ω = 24.58-12.88-8.67-6.52-3.49 °

  • Image height Y = 15.55mm

  • Overall length of the lens 441.54mm

  • BF 51.02mm

Canon patent

  • 4-group zoom of positive and negative negative-positive

  • Spherical aberration adjustment group (soft focus)

  • Not shift the focus position can be switched to soft focus

Source: [EG]


Pricewatch Deals / B&H Photo Nows Carries Yongnuo Products
« on: January 09, 2015, 03:45:53 PM »

B&H Photo is now carrying Yongnuo products. This includes the 50mm f/1.8 clone that has received a lot of press recently. Some are saying it’s actually better than the Canon lens it copied. That lens isn’t currently in stock, but a lot of their very inexpensive flashes are.

I have no personal experience with any of their products, but if you do, please comment in the forum thread for this post.

Yongnuo at B&H Photo


Canon General / Weak Yen Spurs Canon To Bring Production Home
« on: January 09, 2015, 11:20:19 AM »

Jan 9 (Reuters) – Canon Inc and other Japanese electronics companies want to bring production of some goods back home, reversing a years-old trend of overseas manufacturing as a rapid decline in the value of the yen makes local goods more competitive.

The yen has tumbled some 8 percent since the Bank of Japan last eased monetary policy in October and is now trading near seven-year lows. Since late 2012, it has lost a third of its value due to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reflationary economic policies.

The steep slide has raised costs for firms highly dependent on raw material imports as well as those that manufacture abroad.

Now, Canon says it wants domestic production to return to 60 percent of overall output in three years, up from around 40 percent. “From now on, new copier, camera and printer products will be built at domestic factories and as they replace older products, the volume of goods made overseas will fall,” said company spokesman Hirotomo Fujimori.

Sharp Corp is also looking at lifting the ratio of LCD televisions and refrigerators made in Japan to counter the yen’s weakness, a spokesman said.

Panasonic Corp has been considering whether to lift domestic production levels for some time. Its white goods division sees a 1.8 billion yen drop in operating income every time the dollar strengthens by one yen, because this division largely produces its goods overseas and sells them in Japan.

No companies, however, have yet to go so far as saying that yen weakness is a big enough factor to justify the large investment needed for new domestic plants or assembly lines.

“Most white goods sold in Japan are imported from China so it’s natural we could see more goods manufactured in Japan on the back of a weaker yen,” Panasonic CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

“But it’s more of a passive rather than a proactive shift,” he added. (Additional reporting byRitsuko Ando; Writing by Edwina Gibbs; Editing by Miral Fahmy)

Seen on: [The-Digital-Picture] || Image Credit // Film & Digital Times


EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:05:28 AM »
The 50D turned into the 60D, which was described as the "Super Rebel" as build quality and size decreased. The camera was a bit of a bust and the 70D corrected that by moving upmarket.

I suspect Canon is moving the Rebel back into that "Super Rebel" slot.

A part of me is wondering if the xxD line is nearing its end.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:01:23 AM »
One of the cameras would have an AA filter and other would not. We’ve heard this sort of thing before, except we were told previously one would have a low pass filter, and the other would not.

AA filter = OLPF = optical low-pass filter.   So, you were told the same thing twice.

I corrected the language.

EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:13:16 AM »

Hey, I was the first to post a new topic about this (canon new 750D/80D), and altough im 22y old and i watch canon rumors a long time, i didnt knew how to make a good topic started!

But I gave proper credit to Petapixel (wich i didnt knew was PP)

The guy that was criticizing started talking about CR and the ADMIN, and I couldnt let that pass like that!

ADMIN - you are awesome, keep the good job!

I didn't notice the twitter account that was sourced as well, that has been corrected.

Thanks guys, 99% of people are completely reasonable!

EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:41:10 AM »
Edit: Did some posts about giving improper credits just get lost? I wanted to comment on them, stating that I disagree - but now I cannot find it anymore. Strange.
Also noticed that. Maybe too meta for this thread or too offending.

I'm fine with criticism. The only thing I find offensive is when the person being critical hides behind a new account sign-up (they used a domain owned by Crime Stoppers to create a new email address) and doesn't have the maturity to email me directly or pick up a phone, which is freely available on this site.

Almost every site I know has credited me as "cr", which is totally fine. I have open communication with a lot of sites, including PetaPixel and they have never had an issue with "PP". I think the habit of site name acronyms came from the days of using text links for SEO and the "nofollow" stuff, which doesn't apply anymore.

As I have said a thousand times in the past, if you have an issue with anything on the site, please communicate directly to me, and don't hijack a discussion (which I'm doing right now.... I know!).

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