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Photokina To Become Yearly Trade Show After 2018

Photokina To Become Yearly Trade Show After 2018

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2017 | Industry News

photokina 2018: the world’s leading trade fair for photo, video and imaging is repositioning itself

photokina will take place annually as of 2018. It will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry. As of 2019 the trade fair will also have a new date in May. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne. With these changes, the transformation process begun in 2016 shall be consistently continued: under the umbrella of “Imaging Unlimited”, photokina last year inspired both exhibitors and visitors and accessed new target groups for the industry.

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Review: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art by TDP

Review: Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art by TDP

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the brand new Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art and came away as impressed as most other reviewers.

From TDP

While zoom lenses typically win the popularity contests, fixed focal length models generally have some strong advantages and the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens is a “prime” example. Exceptional image quality, including impressive sharpness and negligible distortion, is right at the top of this lens’ advantages. Having the f/1.8 aperture at a telephoto focal length can be a game-changer and there is a special wow factor in the background blur this combination creates.

The 135 Art lens brings more than just great image quality – it is the full package. Great looks, quality design … perhaps the only missing feature is optical stabilization. Read the full review

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DF HSM Art at B&H Photo

Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2017 | Canon Patents

The 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lens have yet to be replaced years after the TS-E 17mm f/4L & TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II were released. A lot of people, myself included figured we’d be seeing new 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses relatively soon, that obviously hasn’t been the case.

We now see (thanks dilbert) that Canon continues to work on a long tilt-shift lens, and a new patent for multiple optical formulas has appeared.

  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8
  • TS-E 125mm f/4
  • TS-E 130mm f/4

You can few the patent here.

While we haven’t heard anything directly about a new tilt-shift lens, there has been some talk about a new kind of 135mm lens, which is not a replacement for the EF 135mm f/2L. There has been an optical formula patent for a 135mm APO and now a 130mm tilt-shift.

We do know something along these lines is coming later in 2017, and we hope to confirm it some time soon.

Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

By Canon Rumors | May 23, 2017 | Canon Patents

Forum regular rrcphoto has done some dirty work and found a bunch of Canon USA patents you may be interested in. Since the demise of Egami, these have been harder to come by.

Stacked sensor patents

Stacked sensor patents for mobile phone use:

Microlens patent, likely for mirrorless cameras.

An SLT patent?

Continuous liveview in EVF

Linear USM patent.

If you speak patentese and can better explain what these are, please sound off in the forum.