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Third Party Manufacturers / Patent: Tamron 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:21:39 AM »

Tamron has filed a patent for a 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens

Patent Publication No. 2014-52503

  • Publication date 2014.3.20

  • Filing date 2012.9.6

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 9.712

  • Fno. = 2.85

  • Half angle ω = 90.00 °

  • 10 pieces of 8-group lens configuration

  • Two four-sided aspherical

  • Three LD glass

  • Three-group structure of the positive and negative positive

  • Inner focus

  • Vibration control

  • Video support

Tamron 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Tamron 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye

Source: [EG] via [PR]


Lenses / Review: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:03:34 AM »
Dan Carr has created quite an extensive ebook review of the Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens. The ebook is free to download and looks great on your Microsoft, Android or Apple tablet.

Please read the instructions below.

Get It For Free, Or Make A Donation If you want to get it for free, just enter a 0 in the pricing section and the credit card form will disappear. We’ll just need your e-mail to send you the download links and any future Shutter Muse updates but we will never share it with anyone else. We hate spam just as much as you do. There’s also the option to make a small donation through Gumroad’s 100% secure system if you want to. $3 to $5 is the suggested amount and all donations go right back into the website to help me bring you more great content like this.


What You’ll Get:

  • PDF eBook version of the review – Includes images not in the online review
  • Downloadable version of the video review
  • 4 X Full resolution sample images (200mm, 400mm, 560mm, 784mm)

Download the ebook Review | Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x


Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 24, 2014, 03:47:32 PM »
I didn't release the names of the winners from the last contest, there was an issue previously and I've chosen to keep peoples names private.


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1599
« on: March 24, 2014, 03:46:07 PM »

RedTagCamera (99.9% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1599 (Reg $1799) via ebay.

Canon EOS 6D Body $1599 via ebay


Canon Japan has announced the M15P-CL monochrome 15mp industrial camera. It also appears to have an Nikon F mount. This is a new market for Canon, and follow-up to their foray into the security camera market.

Below is a Google Translated Product Description

Release Information

  • M15P-CL
  • Price (excluding tax): Open Price
  • Release Date: March 19, 2014


Key Features This new product is the exact quality of manufacturing liquid crystal panel and the solar panels are required, such as a digital single-lens reflex camera, the quality of the testing of optical components for proper inspection camera. Traditionally relied on the human eye to detect the inspection process is a high-resolution scan is available, go to the next using the camera market is expected to grow to be more. Canon grasp market trends and existing businesses, such as a new business gained in the application of technology for the industrial market with the camera.

Low-noise, high-resolution CMOS sensor with a EOS series of interchangeable lens cameras to take advantage of accumulated high-sensitivity CMOS sensor The newly developed CMOS sensor with 15 million pixels to be black and white. To achieve low noise and wide dynamic range and a high contrast and enables a check. Because of this inspection under low-contrast environments white / black to gray to indicate high quality of the human eye can not easily identify defects such as small scratches or foreign objects can be detected precisely.

Checking various setup functions that contribute to the ability to shape When recording a captured image brightness gain (sensitivity) of the low noise analog gain (1-16 times) and the digital gain (1-16 times) by up to 256 times, such as the low noise performance can be improved by utilizing various settings function mounted.

Camera Link Interface Images can be transferred and the industrial output of the high-speed camera on the market for the wide dissemination of the standard Camera Link interface specification support.

Industrial cameras (area sensor) Market Trends

Test equipment for image input cameras in the world market is about 18 billion yen in 2013 was estimated to be. Among the more than 10 million pixels for high-resolution industrial camera market is a high-precision smart phones or televisions in the future, such as increased demand growth is expected to be widespread. Canon grasp these market trends, low-noise, high-resolution, high value-added industry for the last product launch to market the camera.

Source: [DH] via [CW]



Contests / Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 24, 2014, 11:26:29 AM »

We’ve teamed up with Gura Gear again for a giveaway, this time for the very cool Gura Gear Uinta module bag system ($400 value). This is the bag I will be using on my upcoming trip to Namibia. As with all things Gura Gear, the product is made of the finest and most durable materials.

About the Uinta

The Uinta spans the gap between urban and adventure lifestyles. Whether you need a technical day pack for photo/video gear, or a reliable adventure pack that accommodates a single DSLR and living essentials, Uinta adapts with specially-designed modules to fit your needs. Easily access gear through any of the multiple access points and rest assured it is always protected behind tested CORDURA® and custom weatherproof ripstop X-Pac®.

Available modules allow for pro sized DSLR gear and come with fully customizable dividers. Carrying just the gear you need is easy and accessible.

You can enter below, and Gura Gear will select the winner and ship you the bag directly.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Visit the Gura Gear Uinta


Pricewatch Deals / B&H Live: The Wedding Event of the Season
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:37:04 AM »
B&H Photo is live streaming a lot of goodies for the aspiring wedding photographer today.


9:00am – 9:30am Introduction, State of the Industry and Trendswith WPPI’s Jason Groupp

9:30am – 11:30am Back to the Basics: Wedding Photography from the Heartwith Joe Buissink

11:45am – 12:30pm Capturing the Emotionwith Mel DiGiacomo


1:15pm – 3:00pm Wedding Video Integration with Canon Digital Cinema and the C100with Adam Forgione

3:15pm – 4:45pm Perfect Portrait, Venue Lighting and Posingwith Moshe Zusman

5:00pm – 6:15pm Balancing a Sustainable Business with Creative Drivewith Ryan Brenizer

7:00pm – 9:00pm Simplified Workflow for the Wedding Photographer in Adobe Lightroom 5with Tim Grey

Watch the event live at B&H Photo


Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro lens.

At it’s current price of $669 after an instant rebate, this macro lens comes highly recommended when compared to the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS macro, which is currently retailing for $1033. Bryan does say the Canon is the better lens, but is it $400 better?

Says Bryan: “I’ve had the Sigma 105 OS macro lens in my kit for over two years and have used it with some frequency. Some of the product images you have been seeing in the recent reviews have been captured with this lens and I have used it for many other needs. While this lens has a little room for improvement (especially with the IS system), the image quality it has reliably delivered has been excellent. I’m comfortable using the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Lens for important macro projects that come my way.”

Read the full review | Sigma 105 f/2.8 DG OS at B&H Photo $669


Samyang has announced a bunch of mirrorless lenses, as well as a 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens for Canon.

Product Overview The Canon EF mount Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens is a prime, manual focus wide-angle lens designed specifically for use with APS-C-sized image sensors. Providing a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 16mm and a broad 105.9° angle of view, this lens is ideally suited for interior, architectural, and landscape photography applications. One extra-low dispersion element and two aspherical elements have been incorporated into the optical design to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortion in order to produce sharper images. Additionally, a nano crystal anti-reflection coating system (NCS) has been applied to lens elements in order to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for improved light transmission and more contrast-rich imagery.

The price of the lens is $529 USD and will be available on March 25, 2014.

Samyang 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens for Canon at B&H Photo

Press release after the break…

From Samyang: The prototype version of the Samyang 10mm f/2.8 was first presented at Photokina 2012. Since then, intensive work to improve the lens and to achieve the highest possible optical quality while reducing its footprint. The result of this work is presented today lens Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS, which in terms of performance and capabilities can successfully compete with the best wide-angle designs available on the market.

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is a great tool to photograph interiors, architecture and landscapes. It offers an exceptionally wide field of view, ranging 109.5 degree and linear imaging performance. It features a wide f/2.8 aperture for shooting in low light conditions. It can therefore be successfully used in sports photography and reportage. The optical design of the lens consists of 14 elements divided into 10 groups, which include 2 AS aspherical lenses and one ED glass with a very low coefficient of dispersion. Also, the lens has gained a permanent hood to allow for its compact dimensions and to reduce weight by almost 160 grams from the prototype stage.

Samyang 10mm 1:2.8 ED AS NCS CS is the first lens produced by Samyang Optics, which uses nano-crystalline anti-reflective coating. It is characterized by lower reflectance than the shell (U) MC, and the process of applying for a better fit to the structure of the lens surface. The benefits of using nanocrystalline coatings are: much better light transmission, greater resistance to glare and higher contrast, which positively affects the optical resolution of the lens.


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II $1398 at B&H Photo
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:12:09 PM »

B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II for $1398 (Reg $1699) after an instant rebate and a $150 mail-in rebate. As always, you must add the item to your cart to see the price.

Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II $1398 via B&H Photo (Reg $1699)



Zacuto Press Release: Lens supports are an essential but often time consuming and fiddly tool in a filmmakers arsenal. The Zacuto product design team recognized this challenge and has created two new innovative, quick release lens supports that fit seamlessly into any cinematographers workflow. The Zacuto Zeiss Lens Support and Canon Lens Support are fast, easy, unobtrusive and best of all, require no additional work when changing lenses.

Most lens supports require a user to unscrew a stabilization rod or remove a support band in between every lens change. A customer commented to Zacuto product designer, Jens Bogehegn, that there had to be an easier way to achieve the same level of stability without all the fuss. This sparked an idea with the Zacuto design team, who then set out to create a completely new type of lens support concept.

The Zeiss and Canon Lens Supports incorporate a ‘hook and foot’ mechanism with a quick release lightweight rod mount. The hook attaches to your rods and the foot to your lens. The two click together and then separate with the standard movement of a lens change. This innovation is completely unique to the market.

“The beauty of this new lens support design is that it behaves as if there’s nothing on the lens. You can change lenses and there’s nothing getting in the way.” – Jens Bogehegn

The Zacuto Zeiss Lens Support for CP.2 lenses and Canon Lens Support for cinema and compact primes are available for purchase now. Visit the Zacuto website to purchase, watch videos and discover more about these unique products from the design team at Zacuto. Also available through any Zacuto dealer.

The Zacuto Zeiss Lens Support for CP.2 lenses and Canon Lens Support for cinema and compact primes are available for purchase now. Visit the Zacuto website to purchase, watch videos and discover more about these unique products from the design team at Zacuto.

Source: [P5D] | Visit Zacuto


EOS Bodies / Canon's Plans For NAB 2014 Next Month [CR1]
« on: March 20, 2014, 07:29:49 AM »

We’re told from a new source what Canon plans to do for NAB 2014 next month. We’re told that two new cameras are planned for the announcement, at least one being in the Cinema EOS line. It’ll have CFast 2.0 and be PL mount. There were no other specs mentioned. The second being unknown at this time.

Another announcement will be a major firmware update for the EOS-1D C camera. New features can be expected, as well as matching all the features currently in the EOS-1D X.

More to come…




Apparently Samyang is not yet ready to announce their first autofocus lens this go around. So we’ll see a 10mm, 50mm and something else?


We hear a 50mm f/1.4 from Samyang is already in production and it could be a cine version or both.

Samyang posted another teaser on their Facebook page. They have what looks to be three lenses being announced this Friday. One of the lenses is said to be a manual focus 10mm f/2.8. A second lens is rumored to be their first autofocus lens and it’ll be 35mm. As for the third one? That’s still a total mystery.


Source: [FB]


Canon General / Canon USA Announces Cinema & Enterprise CPS Programs
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:41:35 PM »
CPS Cinema and Enterprise CPS Levels are Introduced to Support the Unique Needs of Imaging Professionals

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 19, 2014 - Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that the Canon Professional Services (CPS) program has been expanded and now provides support for all Cinema EOS products. Created over 30 years ago to support professional film photographers, CPS has evolved through the years to keep pace with the changing needs of the modern imaging professional. A new CPS Cinema level has been added to the current Silver, Gold and Platinum levels continuing Canon’s commitment to support professional imaging customers as their needs grow and expand.

CPS Cinema Membership provides members with benefits like maintenance services, which are valuable for filmmakers who use their cinema equipment in all types of elements, repair discounts, and equipment evaluation loans, ideal for cinematographers looking to test out new equipment. In addition, members receive Canon Live Learning discounts, access to a 24/7 Live Exclusive Member Hotline, as well as a range of other benefits. CPS Cinema members receive expedited two-business day turnaround on their registered products at Canon Service and Support centers located in Hollywood, CA, and Ridgefield Park, NJ, with more locations to be added in the future. Additionally, CPS Cinema members can receive on-site Clean & Check Service by trained Canon CPS service and support professionals at select trade shows such as the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB), taking place April 7th-10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“CPS is such an important part of Canon’s award-winning service and support offering. Now with the success and rapid growth of our Cinema EOS products we felt it was time that cinema professionals were also provided with a level of CPS support that is able to address their unique needs,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Following in the tradition of exceptional service and support, CPS Cinema enhances our commitment to supporting imaging professionals.”

To become a CPS Cinema member a customer needs to own just one Cinema Zoom lens, or one of the following Cinema EOS cameras: the EOS C300, EOS C500, or EOS-1D C. Members will also receive benefits on all other qualified products entered in their CPS account. Annual membership for CPS Cinema is $1,000.

Cinema Prime lenses and the EOS C100 are now included as qualifying products for CPS Platinum and receive all benefits provided at that membership level.

In order to better serve corporations like newspapers, rental houses, schools and universities, Canon has also developed an Enterprise level of CPS support. Enterprise CPS is a customizable program developed to provide service and support benefits that meet the unique needs of medium-and-large sized companies who own large quantities of Canon imaging products. Customized benefits of Enterprise CPS can include any or all of the benefits of regular CPS membership in addition to on-site maintenance service, expanded product support and more.

After the success at the 2013 NAB Show, Canon’s Professional Services will again be hosting the Canon Hospitality Suite at the 2014 NAB Show. The Canon Hospitality Suite (Room C201) is open to all NAB tradeshow attendees with priority support for CPS Gold, Platinum, Cinema, and Enterprise members. After checking in at the CPS kiosk in the Canon booth C4325, visitors to the suite located just off of the tradeshow floor can experience Canon’s commitment to service and support for the professional imaging community first hand.

Suite visitors will also be able to chat with Canon experts about Canon’s exciting developments in cinema, video and DSLR technology and Canon technical representatives will be on-hand to provide product consultations. Gold, Platinum, Cinema, and Enterprise CPS members can take advantage of the complimentary onsite Clean & Check Service (limited to two Canon DSLR bodies or lenses or one Cinema product or XF professional video camcorder currently registered to your CPS membership account). Show attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for Canon CPS membership. Product serial numbers for qualifying CPS equipment will be needed in order to process on-site membership applications.

For details and additional information on the new CPS Cinema and Enterprise CPS membership levels, as well as other CPS programs, or to see a comprehensive list of all qualifying Cinema products please visit the CPS web page at: [url=http://www.cps.usa.canon.com]www.cps.usa.canon.com[/url].


Pricewatch Deals / Deal: Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1999
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:38:33 PM »

B&H Photo and Amazon have the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kits for $1999 in cart. The regular price for the kit is $2499. No mail-in rebate is required for this deal.


Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1999 (Reg $2499): B&H Photo | Amazon


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