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Sigma Honored with Four Prestigious TIPA World Awards

Sigma Honored with Four Prestigious TIPA World Awards

By Canon Rumors | April 3, 2019 | Industry News

The most coveted global imaging awards given to three new Sigma Global Vision lenses; special industry award highlights the technology innovation introduced by the L-Mount Alliance

Ronkonkoma, NY – April 3, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce its latest lens introductions and newly formed technology alliance, of which Sigma is a part, have been honored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) with TIPA World Awards. Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art ($1,399.00) won as the Best DSLR Prime LensSigma 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports ($1,999.00) took the title of the Best DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens, and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports ($1,499.00) received the accolade of the Best DSLR Professional Zoom Lens. The innovation behind the L-Mount Alliance comprised of Leica, Panasonic and Sigma were recognized with the Special Industry Award.

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Zeiss to launch new line of lenses dubbed Ventum, but they won’t be for your mirrorless camera

Zeiss to launch new line of lenses dubbed Ventum, but they won’t be for your mirrorless camera

By Canon Rumors | March 28, 2019 | Industry News

Zeiss is about to announce a new line of lenses called “Ventum”, but they don’t appear to be for your digital camera.

According to Nokishita, the new line of lenses are fixed focus and look to target the surveillance market and possibly drones? I’m not sure if there would be any other application for such lenses.

One interesting thing to point out is that there is an aperture ring, I’m not sure how that would work for drones and surveillance cameras.

No word on what the mount is on the Ventum lenses.

Industry News: ARRI announces the ALEXA Mini LF

Industry News: ARRI announces the ALEXA Mini LF

By Canon Rumors | March 28, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:

  • Large-format ALEXA LF sensor in an ALEXA Mini body
  • New, cost-efficient Codex Compact Drive for fast and open workflows
  • New MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder
  • Internal motorized FSND filters, extra connectors, and user buttons
  • Best overall image quality with much higher usable sensitivity

March 28, 2019, Munich – ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best overall image quality for large-format shooting and features three internal motorized FSND filters, 12 V power input, extra power outputs, a new Codex Compact Drive, and a new MVF-2 high-contrast HD viewfinder.

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Industry News: Legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen is gravely ill

Industry News: Legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen is gravely ill

By Canon Rumors | March 26, 2019 | Industry News

Over the last few months, legendary Leica dealer Ken Hansen has been battling some medical issues. Steve Huff is now reporting that Ken is, unfortunately, getting worse, and may not make it through the latest setbacks.

From Ken’s granddaughter:

Hello,

This is Ken’s granddaughter, Summer. Unfortunately, my grandfather is too ill to continue working. We’ve received some unfortunate news from doctors that all which could be done has been. He won’t be available for business any longer as he is quickly deteriorating and struggling. Thank you for being a customer of my grandfather and supportive friend.

All the best,
Summer

This will bring an end to a unique and heralded dealer of all things Leica. A man whose reputation within the industry is unmatched. Ken was unique in how he did business, there was no storefront, no web site outside of some sales on eBay. You simply emailed him directly and made your purchase. Ken sold new and used Leica gear to thousands of loyal and happy customers.

You can learn more about Ken and his legacy in the industry here and here.

Sony Launches RX0 II, the World’s Smallest and Lightest Premium Ultra-compact Camera

Sony Launches RX0 II, the World’s Smallest and Lightest Premium Ultra-compact Camera

By Canon Rumors | March 26, 2019 | Industry News

SAN DIEGOMarch 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today introduced an exciting new addition to its highly popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world’s smallest and lightestvi premium compact camera, the RX0 II (model DSC-RX0M2). Building upon the waterproof/dustproofii, shockproof,vii crushproofviii and ultra-compact qualities of the original RX0, the new model now offers internal 4K recording, an adjustable LCD screen that tilts upward 180 degrees and downward 90 degrees and that even works underwaterix,ii and new image stabilization solutions for video recording.

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Preorders for Skylum AirMagic are now live

By Canon Rumors | March 8, 2019 | Third Party Software

Skylum Software’s latest software AirMagic is now available for preorder, and there are lots of bonus goodies for everyone that preorders.

Bonuses:

  • Drone photography eBook by Skylum;
  • ‘Shoot Professional Photos With Any Drone’ video course;
  • AirMagic Premium Style;
  • Lume Cube lightning Kit for Drone ($40 discount)
  • To learn more, visit www.skylum.com/airmagic.

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Sony announces the FE 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens

Sony announces the FE 135mm F1.8 G Master Prime Lens

By Canon Rumors | February 26, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:

SAN DIEGO — Feb. 26, 2019  Sony Electronics Inc today introduced a highly anticipated addition to their acclaimed G Master series of full-frame E-mount interchangeable lenses – a 135mm F1.8 full-frame, large-aperture telephoto prime lens (model SEL135F18GM).

Equipped with Sony’s most advanced optical technologies, the new lens is built to meet the extremely high standards of Sony’s G Master series. The new FE 135mm F1.8 GM offers exceptionally high resolution and exquisite bokeh, two qualities that are signature attributes of Sony’s flagship G Master brand. The new lens combines rapid autofocus (AF) acquisition with a lightweight, portable design and a variety of professional functions, making it a versatile, high-performance tool for professional portrait photographers, wedding photographers, sports photographers and a wide variety of imaging enthusiasts.

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Sigma Announces Art Prime Lenses in L-Mount & Mount Converter MC-21

Sigma Announces Art Prime Lenses in L-Mount & Mount Converter MC-21

By Canon Rumors | February 26, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

Press Release:

The new products include 11 Art prime lenses for full-frame cameras in L-Mount and a converter for Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses on L-Mount camera bodies.

Ronkonkoma, NY – February 26, 2019 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced 11 of its Art prime lenses will soon be available in L-Mount. Sigma also announced the launch of the Sigma Mount Converter MC-21, which will allow Sigma’s SA mount and Canon EF mount lenses to be used on the L-Mount camera bodies. The expansion of the beloved Sigma prime lens line along with the MC-21 converter will increase the extensibility of the L-Mount system and further Sigma’s role in the strategic L-Mount Alliance alongside Leica and Panasonic.

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Industry News: Ricoh launches RICOH GR III high-end, compact digital camera

Industry News: Ricoh launches RICOH GR III high-end, compact digital camera

By Canon Rumors | February 22, 2019 | Industry News

Press Release:
Newest model in the popular RICOH GR series delivers exceptional image quality in a smaller, lightweight body, making it ideal for street photography

WEST CALDWELL, NJ, February 21, 2019 – Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the launch of the highly anticipated RICOH GR III camera. The new camera is the latest model in the RICOH GR series, a lineup of high-end digital cameras providing exceptional image quality in a compact, lightweight body ideal for street photography, travel and capturing candid images.

The RICOH GR III features a newly designed lens, image sensor and imaging engine that further upgrade image quality, enhance functionality and improve usability. The 18.3mm F2.8 lens delivers exceptional imaging performance with a slim design, consisting of six optical elements in four groups while retaining the 28mm angle of view. It produces the clearest, sharpest images in GR-series history while reducing distortion and chromatic aberration. It also comes equipped with a macro shooting capability with a minimum focusing distance of six centimeters.

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Tamron adds EOS R support to the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Tamron adds EOS R support to the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

By Canon Rumors | February 21, 2019 | Third Party Lenses

Tamron has released a firmware update for the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 to add Canon EOS R support.

A022 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 Ver.2:

  • Enable general operations on Canon EOS R with Mount Adapter EF-EOS R by the firmware updating.

[NOTE] Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R is required to attach the lens to Canon EOS R.

You can download the firmware here.

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