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Tony & Chelsea: Stupid Terms in Photography

Mo, 05/02/2018 - 22:38
Well, this made me laugh. I remember the days of doing intro to photography workshops, and trying to explain these terms logically, at times I made it worse. Much worse. Chelsea’s thoughts on “What is the field?” (regarding depth-of-field): “I bet one of you nerds knows and you’re gonna put it in the comments and Read more...

Zack Arias Talks Unsplash, and Some Serious Issues With the Site

Mo, 05/02/2018 - 18:40
Professional photographer Zack Arias has posted a rather passionate video about the issues he sees with Unsplash, a web site that gives away photography for free. “Is this the race to the bottom that we’re all tumbling towards….” Zack talks about a lot of the issues he sees with Unsplash: There seems to be some Read more...

Meike To Announce Three New Lenses, Starting With 50mm f/1.7 for EF-M

Mo, 05/02/2018 - 17:39
Meike is announcing three new lenses with the first being a 50mm f/1.7 for mirrorless, they will follow this lens up with the announcement of a 25mm f/2 and a 25mm t/2.2 cinema lens. About the Meike 50mm f/1.7: (from ePhotoZine) The new lens will be available for Sony FE, Canon EF-M, Nikon 1, Fujifilm Read more...

Patent: Stacked, Curved and Other Sensor Patents

Mo, 05/02/2018 - 17:16
Canon continues to roll out the image sensor technology patents, as we get to see some new stacked and curved sensor patents. Canon News interprets all of these patents below. Japan Patent Application 2018-019270: We have found another patent application dealing with some of the problems and issues with curved sensors from Canon.  Unlike some other Read more...

Patent: More Supertelephoto Optical Formulas

Mo, 05/02/2018 - 16:55
Another set of Supertelephotos has appeared in a Japanese patent application. Japan Patent Application 2018-018101 EF 300mm f/2.8L EF 400mm f/2.8L EF 500mm f/4.0L EF 600mm f/4.0L EF 800mm f/5.6L We’re expecting new supertelephoto lenses some time in the next 12-18 months.

DJI Mavic Pro II To Get 1″ Sensor?

So, 04/02/2018 - 19:48
The rumors are picking up steam for DJI’s Mavic Pro II, and from what we see, the biggest upgrade will be a 1″ image sensor, which would go a long way in making the drone a better stills tool. Rumored Specifications: 1″ CMOS sensor with 28mm lens 4820 mAh battery with 35 minute flight time Read more...

Patent: The Mirror Box Isn’t Dead Yet

So, 04/02/2018 - 19:43
Canon has filed a patent at the USPTO for a new mirror box design. This new mirror box adds speeds and a reduction in bounce. There are a lot of parts to a mirror box assembly, and it’s easy to see how the remove of this complex system could greatly reduce the cost of production Read more...

More About the “Major Mirrorless Presentation”, It’s the Canon EOS M50

Fr, 02/02/2018 - 17:56
We’ve had a vague update to the “major mirrorless presentation” we reported last month. It turns out the invitation was likely just for one specific country and wasn’t a global event. We never received a visual confirmation of the invite, but the follow-up from the source is enough for us to be confident of its Read more...

The List of Gear to be Announced in February

Fr, 02/02/2018 - 15:51
We’ve known for a while what is likely coming ahead of CP+ this month, the trade show starts March 1, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. Canon EOS M50 A mirrorless camera between teh EOS M6 and EOS M100. We expect the price of it to be close to the EOS M6. Canon EOS Rebel T7 A Read more...

New Phantom v2640 Ultrahigh-Speed Camera Achieves Unmatched 4-Mpx Resolution

Do, 01/02/2018 - 22:18
Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, has introduced the Phantom® v2640, the fastest 4-Megapixel (MPx) camera available. It features a new proprietary 4-Megapixel (Mpx) CMOS image sensor (2048 x 1952) that delivers unprecedented image quality at up to 26 Gpx/sec, while reaching 6,600 frames per second (fps) at full 2048 x Read more...

Update: Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 v1.1.3 Released

Do, 01/02/2018 - 17:16
Skylum has released an update for Aurora HDR 2018. Aurora HDR 2018 1.1.3 version for Windows: Improved sliders: You can now directly enter values into a slider with the keyboard. Improved presets: Applying multiple presets is now handled correctly. Cropping improvements: The cropped state of an image is now correctly captured in the native Aurora Read more...

A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]

Do, 01/02/2018 - 17:08
A few days ago we wrote about a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III was in testing, but we didn’t know when it was coming. We have received confirmation that a new EF 70-200mm is coming in 2018, and again, we’re pretty sure it’ll be announced ahead of Photokina in August or September. We’re not Read more...

The Final Camera Shipment Numbers for 2017 Are In

Do, 01/02/2018 - 16:48
The final camera shipment numbers for 2017 are in and the year may show we’ve bottomed out in total shipments. 2017 saw an increase in total camera shipments, though 2016 was affected by the Kumamoto earthquake which caused supply chain issues for a lot of manufacturers. The compact market continues to fall, but decline in shipments Read more...

The Coming EF-M Prime to be 50mm Equivalent for APS-C EOS M [CR2]

Mi, 31/01/2018 - 19:48
We’re told that the EF-M prime coming later this year will be a “50mm equivalent” and “fast”. If we had to guess, it’s going to be en EF-M 35mm (56mm equivalent) f/1.4 or /1.8. We know for sure that it’s not a 30mm lens and that it’ll be faster than f/2. We don’t know if Read more...

Canon U.S.A. Launches a New Family of Laser and Lamp LCOS Projectors and Interchangeable Lenses

Mi, 31/01/2018 - 16:11
The Six New Models Feature WUXGA High Resolution, High Brightness and Advanced Projection Technologies MELVILLE, N.Y., January 30, 2018 – Continuing to exceed the demands of professional projection applications across a wide range of industries, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an expansion to its award-winning REALiS LCOS projector lineup. From Read more...

Leaked: Images of a Prototype New Canon EOS Rebel

Mi, 31/01/2018 - 03:38
Some images of what appears to be a prototype Rebel have leaked from an FCC certification. DS 126701 FCC ID: AZD 230 Single-lens reflex camera Made in Taiwan Wi-Fi installed Size: W129.0 mm × H 101.6 mm × D 77.1 mm Battery: LP-E 10

Updates: Skylum Luminar 2018

Di, 30/01/2018 - 19:12
Skylum has provided a significant update to Luminar 2018 for Windows and Mac. What’s New with Luminar? This free update brings the following new and improved features to improve your Luminar editing experience: WINDOWS USERS Language support: You can now enjoy Luminar in many more languages. Brush Size: Use the left and right bracket keys ([ and Read more...

More Analysis of Canon’s 2017 Fiscal Performance in Cameras

Di, 30/01/2018 - 16:25
Canon News has done some further analysis of the camera market and how it specifically relates to Canon. There are a couple of interesting things in the numbers. While a lot of us enthusiasts continue to proclaim the downfall of Canon, their market share remains around 50% and has grown considerably since 2015. The second Read more...

Canon Fiscal Year End 2017, It Was a Good Year

Di, 30/01/2018 - 15:53
Canon has released their 2017 year end results, and they were quite good for the company. Canon saw a nearly 20% gain in sales and operating income up about $3 billion USD or 44.8%. Canon is a large company, and their acquisition of healthcare and security companies has had a very positive effect on their Read more...

Deal: Select Refurbished G Series PowerShot Cameras on Sale at the Canon USA Store

Mo, 29/01/2018 - 22:19
The Canon USA Store has a sale on select refurbished G series cameras. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Silver $329 Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II $499 Canon PowerShot G5 X $449 Canon PowerShot G3 X $549 The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II is our favorite of the bunch.