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Review: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro

Review: Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2018 | Canon Reviews

Photography BLOG has completed their review of the brand new Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro.

This appears to have already been quite a popular lens with Canon shooters, as I’ve received tons of thoughts and praises for the lens. I do know a couple of interior and architectural photographers that have been using a lot since getting their hands on it.

As expected, this new tilt-shift lens from Canon performs up to expectations.

This is a very specialist lens which is not for everybody. The high asking price probably precludes most enthusiasts, but for those who have a need for such a lens, you’ll probably find that it gets a lot of usage. It’s the perfect lens to rent for a couple of weeks to see whether you like it before investing in – you may also want to rent the other two new lenses to see which matches your personal preferences best.

Overall, the Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Lens is a very impressive performer. Having the macro ability, as well as the L series designation makes it a fantastic improvement on the previous TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens, but you do of course pay a premium for it. Read the full review

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Factory Update: EOS-1D C: Firmware Version 1.4.1

Factory Update: EOS-1D C: Firmware Version 1.4.1

By Canon Rumors | January 15, 2018 | Canon Firmware

Thank you for using Canon products.

Firmware Version 1.4.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Changes the maximum number of “Release cycles” displayed from 1,000,000 cycles to 9,999,000 cycles. This value can be checked under the “Camera system information” menu.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon in which a synchronization failure may occur during multiple flash shooting.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which Error 80 occurs depending on the shutter release timing.

Firmware Version 1.4.1 includes all improvements and fixes provided in previous firmware versions.

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Is Kodak Coin a Scam?

Is Kodak Coin a Scam?

By Canon Rumors | January 14, 2018 | Industry News

Kodak Coin was announced to much confusion last week at CES. Beyond they coin, they also announced a mining computer, that most discarded as a complete scam, as it didn’t take into account the average of a 15% decline in revenue per month while mining bitcoin.

The initial coin offering for Kodak Coin is January 31, 2018

Photo Rumors has summarized a whole bunch of coverage on the new Kodak Coin, and there isn’t much said that’s all that positive about the new crpytocurrency.

“But what you definitely didn’t hear about (and that we were only made aware of this morning via MarketWatch) was that apparently on January 8th, the day before the big announcements, seven members of Kodak’s board of directors had acquired derivative securities (which are convertible into common stock); this according to SEC filings. So, in other words, the day before this major announcement many members of the board of directors got in a position to take advantage of the growth in Kodak stock when the announcements hit the following day. In fact, of those seven directors, two of them made stock sales on the 9th, and two more of them converted the derivatives they had just acquired and converted them into stock before selling them. So, four of the seven directors of Kodak made money on the announcement…” (Thephoblographer)

We found a deleted page that reveals the paparazzi roots of Kodak Coin: “The evidence strongly suggests that Kodak Coin is the re-branding of an initial coin offering called RYDE coin that never got much attention and was apparently aborted days before Kodak Coin was announced. Until recently, the project had a page on the crowdfunding site Start Engine. The page is no longer there, but Google cached a copy of the site on January 3.” (Arstechnica)

Despite being branded under the slogan “in math we trust,” Kodak’s proposition is indeed difficult to fathom from a mathematical perspective. As Ammous notes, given changes in Bitcoin block difficulty, anyone purchasing the two-year contract now would face ultimate gainsin 2020 amounting to around 30% of their upfront payment. This is far from the $9000 or $5600 gains the company promises.

Head over to Photo Rumors for even more news about the new Kodak Coin.

Canon Italy Responds to Social Media Composite Photograph Backlash

Canon Italy Responds to Social Media Composite Photograph Backlash

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2018 | Canon Business General

Canon Italy has officially responded to the backlash from an FStoppers story over a composite photograph that they posted to social media this week.

From Fuji Addict:

Ciao a tutti! Grazie mille per i vostri commenti sul nostro post e per aver condiviso le vostre considerazioni! Abbiamo preso questa immagine dal sito web https://unsplash.com/, dedicato alla fotografia senza copyright.
L’immagine è stata scattata dal fotografo @gregpaulmiller con una Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, con le seguenti impostazioni: ISO 100, f/6.3, tempo di posa 2 sec. secondo il sito web Unsplash.com. Vediamo la somiglianza con lo scatto di Elia Locardi, tuttavia le immagini hanno varie differenze identificabili tra cui cambiamenti stagionali ed elementi aggiuntivi, come la gente che cammina o si siede sulle sponde del fiume.
Cerchiamo sempre di coinvolgere la nostra community quando mettiamo in evidenza i contenuti generati dagli utenti e con la pubblicazione di questa foto speriamo comunque di aver ispirato altri a scattare foto straordinarie.

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for your comments on our post and flagging your concerns! We’ve taken this image from a website, https://unsplash.com/ dedicated to copyright-free photography. The image was taken by photographer @gregpaulmiller on a Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, with the following settings: ISO 100, f/6.3, shutter speed 2 seconds according to the website Unsplash.com. We do see the similarity with the image taken by Elia Locardi, though, the images have various identifiable differences including seasonal changes and additional elements like the people walking or sitting on the sides of the banks.
We always try to inspire our community when highlighting user generated content and hope that by posting this photo we have inspired others to take amazing pictures as well.

We don’t support their position. Canon Italy messed up and should just own up to their mistake and make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Canon Professional Services and Professional Photographers of America Collaborate to Offer Exclusive CPS Membership Discounts Launching at Imaging USA Expo 2018

Canon Professional Services and Professional Photographers of America Collaborate to Offer Exclusive CPS Membership Discounts Launching at Imaging USA Expo 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 13, 2018 | Canon Business General

The Company Will Showcase Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions for Professional Photographers and Feature Educational Presentations by Canon Explorers of Light

MELVILLE, N.Y., January 12, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce that the company will launch a special pricing promotion for new and existing Canon Professional Service (CPS) members at the Imaging USA EXPO 2018 hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This exclusive promotion, offers 20 percent off new, renewed or upgraded CPS gold or platinum memberships for active PPA members. Imaging USA EXPO 2018 will take place through January 16th at theGaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

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