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The 2018 5DayDeal Video Creators $10,000 Giveaway is Now Live!

The 2018 5DayDeal Video Creators $10,000 Giveaway is Now Live!

By Canon Rumors | May 25, 2018 | Third Party Software

The yearly 5DayDeal Video Creators $10,000+ Giveaway is now live!

The 2018 Video Creators $10,000+ Giveaway prize list is as follows:

  • VEGAS / Vegas Pro*
  • CINECHOPPER DRONE PRO ACADEMY / Membership*
  • ARTLIST / Subscription*
  • FILMPAC / Single Pac*
  • MOMENT / Anamorphic Lens
  • COLOR GRADING CENTRAL / Academy Membership*
  • VANGUARD / Reno 48 Backpack
  • MEFOTO / Backpacker Tripod
  • HURLBUT VISUALS / Inner Circle Membership*
  • ZOOKKI / GoPro Accessories
  • RODE / Video Mic
  • WESTCOTT / Flex Daylight LED 2-Light Cine Travel Kit
  • ADOBE / Creative Cloud Subscriptions* (draw in October)
  • NIKON / D3400, 18-55 VR Kit (draw in October)
  • APPLE / MacBook Air “13 (draw in October)

*Multiple prizes to be awarded.

Visit 5DayDeal to Enter the Giveaway

Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

Sigma Announces Pricing and Availability for Its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

By Canon Rumors | May 25, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

The “Bokeh Master” will begin shipping in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts in late June for a retail price of $1,599.00 USD

Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced that its 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens will be available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mounts in late June for $1,599.00 USD through authorized US dealers. The Sony E-mount availability will be announced later.

Read more…

Review: Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS. Is it a Better Option Over the EF 85mm f/1.2L II?

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2018 | Canon Reviews

Jared Polin has completed his review of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS, and finds out if this is a better option over the Canon classic, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II.

Personally, I sold my EF 85mm f/1.2L II after using the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS for a few weeks. The advantages of the new 85mm lens such as IS, faster AF, better built quality, and lighter weight were just too much for me to overlook.

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS  at B&H Photo

Patent: More Work Being Done on Organic Sensors

Patent: More Work Being Done on Organic Sensors

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2018 | Canon Patents

Are organic sensors the next big thing in sensor technology? They could be. Canon along with other companies continue to put resources into their development

US Patent 20180138432 from Canon News:

Canon continues to research organic photo electric elements, this one goes into a little more details, and discusses an actual sensor more so than prior patent applications. Read more…

Patent: Diffractive Optics Element Improvements

Patent: Diffractive Optics Element Improvements

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2018 | Canon Patents

We continue to see new patent applications for diffractive optics technology. We’re all still waiting to see if the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS will become an actual consumer product, or if Canon is going to take things in a different direction.

From Canon News:

Canon describes how to manufacturer a diffractive optical element with a refractive resin component attached to it to further reduce chromatic aberrations.

From US Patent Application 20180143350:

in a refractive optical system using the refraction of light, lenses formed from glass materials having different dispersion characteristics are used together in combination to reduce the chromatic aberration. For example, in the case of an object lens of a telescope or the like, a glass material having low dispersion and a glass material having high dispersion are used in combination as a positive lens and a negative lens, respectively, to correct the chromatic aberration which appears on the axis.

The goal of diffractive optics lenses is to reduce the physical size of the lenses. This could help in a couple of areas such as smaller and lighter supertelephoto lenses and to reduce the size of longer fast lenses for full frame mirrorless applications.