Canon EOS 6D Mark II Specifications (Google Translated) Number of effective pixels: 26.2 million pixels (total number of pixels: 27.1 million pixels) DIGIC 7 45 points AF – All Crosstype Dual pixel CMOS AF 7560 pixels RGB + IR metering sensor Viewfinder: 98% coverage Viewfinder magnification: 0.71x Continuous: Up to 6.5 frames / sec (up Read more…
Velvet 85 is an 85mm f/1.8 SLR and Mirrorless camera lens with 1:2 macro capabilities. This lens brings the ethereal glow and crisp vintage look of Lensbaby’s popular Velvet 56 lens to photographers clamoring for a portrait-friendly 85mm focal length. Velvet 85 builds on Velvet 56’s ability to create buttery smooth skin tones with the added compression and beautiful bokeh found in high-quality 85mm lenses. Velvet 85 is a must-have for anyone looking to capture artistic soulful portraits. Shoot at bright apertures to create soft, dreamy images with underlying sharpness and detail or stop down to darker apertures to capture a classic, film-like quality in your portraits. Evoking the image style and construction quality of classic portrait lenses of the mid-20th century, Velvet 85 features the heft and smooth, dampened manual focus of these early lenses in an all-metal lens body.
Velvet 85 Lens Specs
85mm focal length
f/1.8-16 • 62mm filter
12 blade aperture
Focuses from 9.5” from front element to infinity
Metal lens hood included with Velvet 85 lenses for mirrorless cameras only
Dimensions (DSLR) 89mm at infinity to 132mm at Macro, mm diameter
Dimensions (mirrorless without hood) 103mm Infinity to 145mm at Macro
Weight ~ 530 grams
The lens will begin shipping on July 11, 2017 at a price of $499 USD.
For a gallery of images from the lens and more information, visit lensbaby.
Dire Studios have updated ShutterCount to version 3.0. Included in the update is the ability to read the shutter actuations on all of the recent Canon DSLRs as well as adding the ability to count the number of times live view and video instances have taken place.
From Dire Studios:
Live view and videos.
The app displays the count for still photos by default — purchase the optional Live View Pack to get additional counters (and the Distribution Chart) that also cover videos. The Live View Pack is available as an in-app purchase on macOS and iOS for select Canon models.
The Sigma Artisans blog has posted some real world work from the brand new Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS Art series lens.
We invited Jess Baumung, a Toronto-based running and music photographer, to test out an early sample of the latest Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art for a few hours and see what he could do. No big budgets or fancy post-processing, just one photographer, natural light and a few local Toronto runners in a real-world shoot.
Photos: Canon EOS-1D X with the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG HSM | Art