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Great Deals: Canon EOS 5DS R $2799 (Reg $3699) & EOS 5DS $2599 (Reg $3499)

Great Deals: Canon EOS 5DS R $2799 (Reg $3699) & EOS 5DS $2599 (Reg $3499)

By Canon Rumors | December 9, 2016 | Ad Post

The Canon Store has some great discounts on refurbished EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS bodies.

Both cameras come with a full 1 year Canon USA warranty. If you’ve been on the fence about a 5DS series camera, nows the time to get one. We’re not sure how long these discounts will last.

Patent: Electronic Curved Sensor

Patent: Electronic Curved Sensor

By Canon Rumors | December 9, 2016 | Canon Patents

Another patent showing a curved sensor design from Canon has appeared. A previous patent showed how a curved sensor could help reduce vignetting.

This patent shows how to electronically bend the sensor.

We’ve now seen a few patents for curved sensor technology, so we expect we’re going to see some sort of implementation in the future.

Patent publication number 2016-201425 (Google Translated)

  • Release date 2016.12.1
  • Application date 2015.4.8
  • Coupling the imaging element and the expansion / contraction section
  • As the stretchable portion expands, the amount of curvature of the imaging surface increases
  • The expansion and contraction section is electrically controlled
Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8 Now Available, Adds EOS M5 Support

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.8 Now Available, Adds EOS M5 Support

By Canon Rumors | December 8, 2016 | Third Party Software

Reference View is a new view mode available in the Develop Module that allows you to compare 2 different images in order to make them visually consistent.  This is helpful when making a group of images from a single event look similar or setting the white balance appropriately in mixed lighting conditions.

To get started,

  1. Go to the Develop Module
  2. Click on Reference View.  Its on the Toolbar, and you may need to show the Toolbar if hidden
  3. Drag and Drop your Reference Photo onto the left pane.  You can change your Reference Photo by either dragging a different image onto the left pane or using the “Set as Reference Photo” context menu in the Library Module.
  4. Edit the active photo. Use the Reference Photo to guide your editing decisions.

Click here for more information on Reference View.

Read more…

Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

Review: Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | December 7, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Sigma 12-24mm f/4L DG HSM Art.

Image Quality

From the always-important image sharpness perspective, this lens is a very good performer with a caveat that I will of course explain. At f/4, this lens is quite sharp in the center of the frame over the full focal length range aside from performance becoming modestly softer from 20mm through 24mm. Stopping down to f/5.6 brings sharp center of the frame results to the entire focal length range……….

……… I mentioned the caveat. What I didn’t notice during this shoot was focus shift. As this lens is stopped down, the plane of sharp focus shifts farther away. Because Canon cameras focus with a wide open aperture, this change is not accounted for during either viewfinder or Live View-based focusing (AF or MF). Stopped down manual focusing in Live View will account for the change, but … this is not how we typically focus. Read the full review

It looks like Sigma has another winner on their hands with the 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art series lens, especially when you factor in the fact it costs about $1000 less than the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L.

Sigma 12-24mm f/4 Art $1599: B&H Photo | Amazon | Adorama | Midwest Photo

Patent: Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

Patent: Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

By Canon Rumors | December 7, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS has finally appeared. A prototype of this lens was shown in September of 2015 at the Canon EXPO. We were also told a few months ago that the retail version of this lens could be coming near the end of 2017, though we haven’t received confirmation.

Patent publication number 2016-200685 (Google Translated)

  • Release date 2016.12.1
  • Application date 2015.4.9
  • Focal length 585.00
  • F number 4.12
  • Half angle of view (degree) 2.12
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens total length 335.32
  • BF 66.92

We hope to hear confirmation of a release date in the coming months. We’d also like to see a price tag, but that’s far less likely this far out from an announcement.

image credit // popphoto