Canon has a new mini projector that doesn’t require a PC on the way. While it doesn’t look like it’ll have a lot of applications for the photographer, it looks to be a neat little gadget for a niche market.
From Nikkei Technology:
Canon Marketing Japan Inc will release the “Mini Projector M-i1,” which can project video without using a personal computer, Sept 7, 2017.
The company expects that the projector will be used for making a presentation outside, having a conference in open space, projecting images at a construction site, etc.
The projector can project video by reading out data stored in the embedded memory or a USB memory stick by operating the touch pad. With a built-in battery, it can be used for up to two hours, and it can be used as a mobile battery for charging a smartphone, etc. Read the full article
Roger over at Lensrentals.com has written a nice piece about circular polarizers.
My Not Nearly Complete, But Rather Entertaining, Circular Polarizer Filter Article by Roger Cicala
So, a while back I wrote a not quite complete article on UV filters. To do that, I had to buy new testing equipment and learn to test filters. This was not what I wanted to do when I grew up. But somebody has to do it, and I did get to buy new toys.
More importantly, Tyler (Who handles the purchasing) asked me why, many years ago, I chose the Circular Polarizing filters that Lensrentals stocked. A better person than me would have confessed that I’ve never known the first thing about Circular Polarizers; that I just bought the most expensive to be our ‘best’ and the cheapest to be our ‘basic.’ But instead, I just said, “Well, we should do some scientific-type testing and a more thorough evaluation now.”
Like a metaphor for my life, the results ended up being the opposite of what I expected. I thought if we found tons of differences testing simple clear and UV filters, there would be many more differences in more complex polarizing filters. So today, instead of showing you amazing differences between the various brands, I’ll just save you some money on your next CP filter purchase. That should work out for both of us: you save money, I get a shorter blog post.
September 15, 2017, Saitama, Japan -Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the development of a new ultra-telephoto 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD zoom lens (Model A035) for full-frame DSLR cameras. The advanced optical design of Model A035 includes 3 LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements for greater aberration reduction and Tamron’s original eBAND Coating for superior anti-reflection performance. At 1,115g (39.3 oz) the new lens is the lightest weight in its class* and features magnesium material in key areas of the lens barrel to improve weight reduction, strength and portability. The Model A035 delivers fast and precise autofocus performance and consistently powerful VC (Vibration Compensation) benefits thanks to the high-speed Dual MPU (Micro-Processing Unit) control system that is found in the latest Tamron lens models.
You’ll be able to see the Canon MM100-WS tomorrow at IBC 2017 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is leveraging the Company’s celebrated and longstanding optical and sensor technologies to develop a new Multi-Purpose Module Camera, the MM100-WS, designed to provide business imaging solutions for new and established companies. Canon Inc. plans to have the new multi-purpose module camera on display in the Canon booths at upcoming tradeshows and events.
The Canon MM100-WS Multi-Purpose Camera features a compact body size of approximately 1.57 in (w) x 1.57 in (h) x .85 in (d). The multi-purpose module camera has a highly customizable body designed to accommodate various module solutions and features a high-level of dust and moisture resistance and durability needed for a wide range of applications. In addition, the camera is capable of capturing images in low-light environments with as little as 1 lux of illumination¹.
The KOBRA was made to give photographers an effective flash modifier solution that is lightweight, flexible and with an attractive design.
As a professional photographer, I have used all the “on camera flash” modifiers that are available and have been unsatisfied with the results. I decided to stop complaining and make my own.
The “KOBRA Flash Modifier” is molded from a high-grade, flexible, light diffusing clear silicone that is not affected by high or low temperatures. This allows the “KOBRA Flash Modifier” to bounce back to its originally molded shape after folded from storing in your camera bag. The “KOBRA Flash Modifier” gets its backbone from the patent pending built-in reflector. The reflector bounces the light forward through the clear silicone, acting as a second layer of diffusion, giving the photographer the ability to “paint with the light, not spray.”
The “KOBRA Flash Modifier” utilizes a molded, patent pending, state-of-the-art attachment system to secure itself to the “KOBRA Band.”
The “KOBRA Band,” is molded from a high-grade, flexible, black silicone that is not affected by high or low temperatures. The “KOBRA Band” fits most flash heads. It’s simple and self-contained with no need for hook and loop or magnet attachments.
The “KOBRA Band” not only holds the “KOBRA Flash Modifier” but also multitasks by securing our “KOBRA Color Gel System.”