By Canon DSLR Rumors
| June 22, 2017 |
We’re told that Canon will have product announcements on June 27, 2017 as well as the EOS 6D Mark II and perhaps the EOS Rebel SL2 on June 29, 2017. Something may have been lost in translation on the announcement dates, but all of the following products will be announced next week.
- We’re told a “low end” EOS M camera is coming on Tuesday, logic would suggest it’ll be a replacement for the EOS M10.
- The Canon EOS Rebel SL2, which will have the 24mp APS-C sensor, DIGIC 7 and other evolutionary upgrades over the EOS Rebel SL1. There won’t be anything surprising in this release.
- The Canon EOS 6D Mark II, which has mostly leaked and is receiving a pretty positive response.
We don’t hear much about PowerShot cameras, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we get at least one announced next week. Don’t hold me to it though.
We still don’t have an announcement date for the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS, but we sure hope it’s soon.
This post may update after further clarification on the announcement day(s).
By Deals on Gear
| June 22, 2017 |
The day has finally arrived, you can now preorder the brand new Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art & Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art lenses.
The lenses should start shipping by the last week of June or early July.
By Third Party Software
| June 21, 2017 |
Adobe Creative Revenue Exceeds $1 Billion in Q2
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today reported financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2017 ended June 2, 2017.
- Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017.
- Diluted earnings per share was $0.75 on a GAAP-basis, and $1.02 on a non-GAAP basis.
- Digital Media segment revenue was $1.21 billion, with Creative revenue growing to a record $1.01 billion.
- Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) to $4.56 billion exiting the quarter, a quarter-over-quarter increase of $312 million.
- Adobe Experience Cloud achieved record revenue of $495 million, which represents 29 percent year-over-year growth.
- Operating income grew 46 percent and net income grew 53 percent year-over-year on a GAAP-basis; operating income grew 42 percent and net income grew 43 percent year-over-year on a non-GAAP basis.
- Cash flow from operations was $645 million, and deferred revenue grew to approximately $2.07 billion.
- The company repurchased approximately 2 million shares during the quarter, returning $266 million of cash to stockholders.
A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release and on Adobe’s website.
By Third Party Lenses
| June 21, 2017 |
The tenth lens in the ZEISS Milvus series for DSLR cameras already shows its many benefits at full aperture
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 2017-06-21 – ZEISS has launched a new lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Canon1 and Nikon2 on the market: the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35. Now the tenth lens in the Milvus family, the ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is particularly suitable for portrait photography thanks to its speed. “The high maximum aperture enables the subject to stand out clearly against the background, and the photographer can achieve creative combinations of focus and blur,” says Christophe Casenave, Product Manager at ZEISS. “The manual focus enables very exact focusing, and the creamy bokeh provides an excellent image look. And even at full aperture the image quality leaves nothing to be desired.” The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 is also perfectly at home in landscape photography: “The 35-millimeter focal length is a genuine all-rounder.” Like all lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, it is protected against dust and splashes and, according to Casenave, even bad weather is no problem. The metal barrel gives the lens its robust and durable character.
Practically no chromatic aberrations thanks to a new optical design
With aspherical lens elements, special glass materials and advanced correction, ZEISS has given the lens a completely new optical design. “This means the photos are practically free from chromatic aberrations,” says Casenave. Thanks to their excellent edge-to-edge imagery the ZEISS Milvus lenses are designed for high-performance digital cameras. “The resolutions of camera sensors are constantly becoming higher, and this also increases the demands made on the lenses. For ZEISS Milvus lenses this is no problem. They are a solid investment in the future.”
Also suitable for filming
The ten lenses in the ZEISS Milvus family, ranging between 15 and 135 millimeters, are also suitable for film productions: the manual focus with a large rotation angle can be operated with the aid of a ZEISS Lens Gear with a follow-focus system. The de-click function allows the aperture to be set continuously in the version for Nikon3 cameras. A further benefit for filming: ZEISS has matched the color characteristics of the ten lenses. Filmmakers can therefore switch between the focal lengths and still have a uniform color look. “This facilitates editing enormously,” says Casenave.
Price and availability
The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/35 will be available from specialist dealers and in the ZEISS Online Shop from July 2017. The recommended retail price is 1,999 euros.
By Third Party Lenses
| June 20, 2017 |
Tamron SP 24-70 mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G 2 Specifications:
- Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
- Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
- Minimum shooting distance: 15 inches (about 0.38 m)
- Maximum magnification: 1: 5
- Image stabilization effect: About 4.5 steps
- Filter diameter: 82 mm
- Maximum diameter × length: 3.5 in × 4.4 in (about 89 mm × 112 mm)
- Weight: 31.9 oz (approx 904 g)
- North American Price: $ 1299
This lens will be announced on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 3:00AM EST.