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Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

Tamron Announces 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD

By Canon Rumors | June 23, 2017 | Third Party Lenses

Dramatic extended range achieved by combining cutting-edge optical design and other new breakthrough technologies including a redesigned cam structure

18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028)
June 23, 2017, Commack, NY – Tamron, a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of the new 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD (Model B028), the world’s first ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras, which covers a focal length range of 18-400mm. Since the 1992 launch of its AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 Aspherical (Model 71D), Tamron has dominated the all-in-one zoom category and has produced many lenses that cover wide-angle to telephoto zoom ranges. Tamron has now developed an ultra-telephoto all-in-one zoom that extends to 400mm (35mm equivalent of 620mm) and a 22.2x zoom ratio. Packed in a light, compact body (4.8in./24.9oz.)2 is Tamron’s accumulated knowledge and experience for all-in-one zoom lenses, including the most advanced optical and mechanical designs, an HLD (High/Low torque modulated Drive) for the AF system and the Vibration Compensation system. Photographers can now enjoy wide-angle to ultra-telephoto photography using one lens, which is ideal for travel photography and eliminates the need to carry extra lenses. The new Model B028 lens enables photographing a wide variety of ultra-telephoto images including everyday casual scenes. The 18-400mm will be available in the U.S. at the end of July at $649.

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Two Announcement Days From Canon Next Week? [CR2]

Two Announcement Days From Canon Next Week? [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | June 22, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

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).

Preorder: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art & Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art

Preorder: Sigma 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art & Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Art

By Canon Rumors | June 22, 2017 | Deals on Gear

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.

First Images & More Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Leak

First Images & More Specifications for the Canon EOS 6D Mark II Leak

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2017 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The first images of the Canon EOS 6D Mark II have leaked out ahead of next weeks announcement.

EOS 6D Mark II Specifications (Google Translated)

  • Number of pixels: 26.2 million pixels
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • AF point: 45 points cross type
  • Continuous shooting: 6.5 fps
  • Maximum ISO sensitivity: 40000 (extended ISO: 102400)
  • Video: Full HD, 5 axis electronic image stabilization
  • Rear liquid crystal: 3.0 type Bali angle angle liquid crystal, touch panel
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
  • Built-in GPS
  • Size: 144.0 x 110.5 x 74.8 mm
  • Weight: 765 g

Update: We will add that we’ve been told that the EOS 6D Mark II’s time lapse mode will be 4K output.

Adobe Achieves Record Revenue

Adobe Achieves Record Revenue

By Canon Rumors | June 21, 2017 | Third Party Software

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.

Financial Highlights

  • 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.

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