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Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Canon Patents

It looks like the next version of Dual Pixel AF is being developed according to the latest patent on the subject.

Canon News notes:

This patent goes heavily into the “methods of manufacturing” the improvement, detailing layer by layer how the image sensor is fabricated.  There’s a good chance that this is one in which Canon is attempting to seriously do.

It’s obvious Canon will continue to improve Dual Pixel AF in both manufacturing and performance.

The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Third Party Software

Macphun announced back in October that they would be changing their name to SKYLUM Software, and now that name change is complete.

To celebrate, SKYLUM is offering discounts and bonuses on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 full versions and upgrades.

Remember to use the coupon code CANONRUMORS for further discounts.

Learn more about Luminar 2018 | Learn More about Aurora HDR 2018

Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) – Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35.

The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus and striking color rendition surrounded by variable, swirling bokeh and vignette. It also features an effect slider that operates as a second internal iris that changes the shape and amount of swirl in the bokeh; all while adding or removing vignette and center brightness.

Lensbaby Burnside 35 is available at B&H Photo

Burnside’s 35mm focal length lets you capture a scene at a normal-wide perspective with a dimensionality that makes your subject jump off the page. This lens opens up a new world of creative possibilities for those shooting street photography, landscapes, environmental portraits and more.

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Poll Added: Here’s Why Canon Doesn’t Need to Innovate, But it Should

Poll Added: Here’s Why Canon Doesn’t Need to Innovate, But it Should

By Canon Rumors | February 14, 2018 | Canon DSLR News

Fstoppers has posted an article on why Canon does not need to innovate that will strike a cord in some people.

I used to be a bit of an apologist when it came to Canon camera innovation, believing that Canon cameras were a sum of all their parts, and not just about a fancy specification list. I have started to change my view on this, especially after the release of the capable, but not overly improved Canon EOS 6D Mark II. I think it’s obvious that it wasn’t a revolutionary release, and a lot of people don’t even think it’s an evolutionary improvement, merely taking parts from other cameras already in the lineup.

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