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Nik Collection 3 By DxO: A Faster and More Creative User Experience in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic

By Canon Rumors | June 5, 2020 | Third Party Software

DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the photography and image-editing industry, has announced the immediate release of the Nik Collection 3 by DxO, a major upgrade to the famous plugin suite for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom Classic, and DxO PhotoLab. The Nik Collection 3 By DxO has become even more powerful and versatile with each new version. It features a newly designed Nik Selective Tool, the suite’s plugin launcher for Adobe Photoshop, and new quick edit tools. Nik Collection 3 By DxO also offers a new non-destructive workflow, a unique feature that is perfect for Adobe Lightroom Classic users, as well as an eighth geometric correction plugin, Perspective Efex. Finally, the Message Centre lets Nik Collection users stay informed about new upcoming features and access new online resources.

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Adorama introduces the Adorama Edge credit card

Adorama introduces the Adorama Edge credit card

By Canon Rumors | June 5, 2020 | Deals on Gear

Our exclusive affiliate partner Adorama has launched the Adorama Edge credit card. This card is for Adorama purchases only but provides a lot of benefits for your Adorama shopping needs.

Special Financing Benefits

No Interest if Paid in Full Within 6 or 12 Months*

6 Months Special Financing available on purchases of $199-$799.99. 12 Months Special Financing available on purchases of $800 or more.

Only valid on purchases made with the Adorama Edge Credit Card. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within 6 or 12 Months. Minimum monthly payments required.

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Patent: Canon RF 120-700mm f/4.5-8 optical formula

Patent: Canon RF 120-700mm f/4.5-8 optical formula

By Canon Rumors | June 4, 2020 | Canon Patents

Northlight has uncovered a patent showing optical formulas for more super-telephoto zoom lenses for the RF mount. The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM will be officially announced soon, but does Canon have plans for an even longer zoom lens for the EOS R system?

Canon RF 100-600mm f/4.5-7.1

  • Focal Length: 103mm – 248mm – 600mm
  • F-Number: 4.6 – 5.8 – 6.8
  • Half Angle of View: 11.86° – 4.98° – 2.07°
  • Image Height: 21.64mm – 21.64mm – 21.64mm
  • Lens Length: 241mm – 305mm – 331mm
  • Backfocus: 17mm – 37mm – 97mm

Canon RF 120-700mm f/4.5-8

  • Focal Length: 123mm – 293mm – 700mm
  • F-Number: 4.6 – 5.8 – 8.0
  • Half Angle of View: 9.98° – 4.22° – 1.77°
  • Image Height: 21.64mm – 21.64mm – 21.64mm
  • Lens Length: 246mm – 322mm – 370mm
  • Backfocus: 14mm – 44mm – 107mm
Images of three new Zeiss Supreme Prime Cinema lenses leak ahead of announcement

Images of three new Zeiss Supreme Prime Cinema lenses leak ahead of announcement

By Canon Rumors | June 3, 2020 | Canon Cinema Lens Rumors

Images of the three new Zeiss Supreme Prime Cinema lenses have leaked ahead of their official announcement.

The three new Zeiss Supreme Prime Cinema lenses:

  • 18mm T1.5
  • 40mm T1.5
  • 200mm T2.2

About Zeiss Supreme Prime Cinema Lenses:

Consistency is one of the key elements offered by the ZEISS Supreme Prime lenses: that means consistent coverage, color rendering, aperture, size, weight, and ergonomics. All the lenses across the family cover full-frame and even bigger sensors with an image circle of 46.3 mm. The Supreme Prime lenses are color matched across the full range and most feature a fast T-stop of T1.5.

Expect an official announcement soon.

Lexar Announces New Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader

Lexar Announces New Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader

By Canon Rumors | June 2, 2020 | Industry News

San Jose, USA, June 2, 2020 – Today, Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, announced the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ USB 3.1 Reader. Geared towards making the workflow of professional photographers and videographers faster, this reader allows you to take advantage of the high-speed performance from the CFexpress Type B Card and offload your work, faster.

Key Features:

  • Provides next-generation transfer speeds for high-quality images and RAW 4K video
  • Designed for use with CFexpress™ Type B cards
  • Transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s1
  • Leveraging USB 3.1 Gen 2 technology to dramatically accelerate workflow
  • Includes a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
  • Compact, portable design for photographers and videographers on the go
  • Five-year limited warranty

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Irix has announced the affordable 8K ready CINE 15mm T2.6

Irix has announced the affordable 8K ready CINE 15mm T2.6

By Canon Rumors | June 1, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

Irix, the producer of the Cine series, currently has a set of cinematographic lenses in its portfolio, including an 11mm ultra-wide-angle lens, a standard 45mm lens, and a 150mm macro telephoto lens. Today Irix premieres its fast, filter-ready wide-angle cine lens, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6. This product will open unlimited possibilities for filmmakers and cinematographers alike.

New Lens, New Possibilities

The newest member of the family, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6, is a fast, filter-ready ultra-wide-angle lens, which makes it an extremely versatile piece of equipment that works in a multitude of lighting conditions.

The Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 optical system is made up of 15 elements arranged in 11 groups (including 3 HR lenses, 2 EDs, and 2 ASPs). Its precise construction ensures beautiful and vivid colors, image sharpness, and minimal distortion, despite the ultra-wide field of view. The high-quality construction ensures low lens breathing, which is an extremely important feature in filmmaking.

Like all Irix Cine line lenses, it is designed for filming at a maximum resolution of 8K UHD, allowing for super-panorama shots (CinemaScope).

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A Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS USM Macro gets a mention [CR1]

A Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS USM Macro gets a mention [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | June 1, 2020 | Canon Lens Rumors

I have been told by an anonymous source that a Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS USM Macro lens is in the hands of select photographers with an announcement coming this year.

No further details about the lens have been given. It’s pretty obvious we’re going to get a native macro lens for the RF mount, and an f/2 lens would be a great addition to the RF lineup.

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This is just a Sunday reminder of the Canon EOS R5 specifications

This is just a Sunday reminder of the Canon EOS R5 specifications

By Canon Rumors | May 31, 2020 | Canon DSLR Rumors

The Canon EOS R5 will finally be officially announced in July, and there are still likely a few surprises in store for us.

Below is a reminder of the known and rumored specifications for the Canon EOS R5.

Canon EOS R5 Specifications:

  • 44.7/45mp full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 5-axis in-body stabilization
    • 5 stops with IBIS alone
    • 7-8 stops of correction when used with in-lens stabilization
  • 12fps mechanical, 20fps electronic
  • 4K @ 120fps
  • 4K @ 60fps
  • Built-in 5GHz WiFi
  • 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps
  • 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265).
  • 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). 4K external recording is also available up to 59.94 fps.
  • No crop 8K and 4K video capture using the full-width of the sensor.*
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.
  • Canon Log available in 8K and 4K internal recording modes.
  • A Canon first, the EOS R5 will feature 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization, which works in conjunction with Optical IS equipped with many of the RF and EF lenses.
  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress and 1x SD UHS-II.
  • New battery, but the same shape and compatibility with the EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Launching in July 2020
Samyang announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 for the RF mount

Samyang announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 for the RF mount

By Canon Rumors | May 28, 2020 | Third Party Lenses

Samyang has unveiled a new autofocus lens for the RF in the AF 85mm f/1.4 prime lens.

The AF 85mm f/1.4 RF appears to be the same optical design as the Sony FE version. This lens boasts 11 elements in 8 grounds with an extra-low dispersion element and 4 high refractive index elements which help to reduce chromatic aberrations and which have the added bonus of helping reduce the size of the lens design.

Weather sealing is also present on this lens along with 9 aperture blades.

Samyang says the new lens will begin shipping in June for $800 USD.

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Canon releases MacOS version of their EOS Webcam Utility

Canon releases MacOS version of their EOS Webcam Utility

By Canon Rumors | May 28, 2020 | Canon Software

Back in April Canon released its EOS webcam utility application for Windows, and now they have released a MacOS version.

The EOS Webcam Utility Beta software solution requires one single USB plug (which may need to be purchased separately) to connect the camera to a Windows* operating systems computer. Once the software is downloaded and the camera is configured within a video conferencing application, the user will be ready to go.

Canon EOS Webcam Utility for MacOS and Windows

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