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  1. DJL329

    Tamron announces the 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD and SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD for Canon EF

    +1 Now perhaps now they will make an SP 50mm f/1.4.
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    Canon places top five in U.S. patent rankings for 33 years running and first among Japanese companies for fourteen years running

    If only Canon would transform some of the much desired patents into actual products, especially: https://www.canonrumors.com/patent-canon-ef-50mm-f1-4/ The optical formula for a new EF 50mm f/1.4 has appeared. It looks like the lens has internal focus and an odd negative front element. We...
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    Computer Advice

    There are a lot of different types of M.2 drives available, so the 256GB M.2 SSD might not have been compatible with your laptop. You should check with Dell to make sure the one you buy is a supported type. I know that Western Digital has a free, downloadable version of Acronis that can be used...
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    First look: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Image Quality

    Glad to see at least one person realized I was being facetious!
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    First look: Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Image Quality

    Wow. Now all we need is an RF to EF adapter!
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    Ended: Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary & Free Dock $789 (Reg $1089)

    In case anyone is still interested, B&H matched the deal: $749, including USB dock. Price is good until midnight tonight. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1082154-REG/sigma_150_600mm_f_5_6_3_dg_os.html
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    LensCoat and Canon 400mm f5.6

    I have a LensCoat on my EF 300mm f/4L IS, which also has the retractable lens hood. The LensCoat extends past the end of the hood, but the hood still retracts without an issue.
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    Venus Optics officially announces the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens, a weird but revolutionary lens for macro videography

    In Kai's review, he shows the cable that attaches to the lens to connect to a USB power source. In addition to the cable's On/Off switch, it has Up and Down switches to increase/decrease the lights' intensity.
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    Time to replace "Mirrorless"?! (camera description term / wording)

    Let's not forget: before being called "cars," they were known as: Horseless Carriages Motor Carriages Motorcars Once the mirror-less cameras replace the dSLR cameras, they'll just lose the "mirror-less" designation, either as just "Cameras" or MILC (since we love acronyms), as others have stated.
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    At Least Two Big White Lenses Coming Ahead of Photokina [CR3]

    Where's the Red ring?!? ;D ::)
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    I don't bird, but if I wanted to...

    Possibly a Cooper's or Sharp-shinned Hawk. This site is good for finding birds, as it has a "Similar Species" section, which lists birds that look about the same. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/id
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    Show your Bird Portraits

    Looks like the Western Wood Pewee https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Wood-Pewee/overview
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    NEW YONGNUO 50MM 1.4

    Unboxing/review video shows that, like the Canon 50mm f/1.4, the front element moves during focusing. >:( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzrGWBPVdU B&H has it for pre-order, if anyone is interested. Just $200...
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    Samyang Officially Announces the AF 85mm f/1.4 EF

    B&H has it available for pre-order. Price is $749. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1417096-REG/rokinon_io85af_c_af_85mm_f_1_4_ef.html
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    questions in regards to stabilizers for traveling

    I also have the 5D mark IV and needed to purchase a travel-sized tripod last year. I have a nice carbon fiber tripod (1.9 lbs), but at 20" its folded length was too long to pack. The biggest lenses I was took were the EF 16-35 f/4L IS and EF 200mm f/2.8L II. I finally selected this Oben model...
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    Post Your Abstracts

    Thanks, Graham. However, like Lion Rock's photo, it's a water shot! :D I was hiking along the Stony Brook in Harriman State Park in early April that year. The water was clear and fairly still, but moving just enough to produce the colorful, faceted shapes. The orange shape in the lower...
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    Post Your Abstracts

    Here's one from a few year ago. Taken with 5D Mark II and EF 50mm f/1.4. on Flickr
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    Pronghorns, deer, bison and other ungulates in the wild...

    A couple of shots from last August. 5D Mark IV with 400mm f/4 DO IS II + 1.4x TC III "Yum!" on Flickr - at least for now! "It's just a Buck!" on Flickr - at least for now!
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    Industry News: SmugMug Acquires Flickr

    According to their FAQ page, nothing will change. At least, not yet. https://www.smugmug.com/together/faq