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Sigma Debuts the 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens at WPPI 2018

Mi, 14/02/2018 - 16:52
Attendees are invited to the Sigma booth to test out the newly announced wide aperture zoom, join in on conversations with Sigma Pros and win prizes Las Vegas, NV – February 14, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, will showcase the latest addition to its robust Read more...

Tamron Teases a New Lens Ahead of CP+

Mi, 14/02/2018 - 08:18
Not to be outdone by Sigma’s recent 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art series lens announcement, it looks like Tamron has a new prime in store for us. Tamron tends to make similar focal length primes as Sigma, but they’re usually a bit slower. Could this be a 100mm f/2 VC or a 135mm f/2 VC? Read more...

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named One of the 2018 “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute

Di, 13/02/2018 - 19:30
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 13, 2018 – As a testament to the company’s strong standing as a good corporate citizen and its proactive approach to corporate social responsibility initiatives, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has been recognized as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining Read more...

FedEx is Now B&H Photo’s New Primary Customer Delivery Partner

Di, 13/02/2018 - 17:53
From B&H Photo: Effective Immediately: FedEx is now B&H’s new primary customer delivery partner. After many years with UPS, we decided that FedEx is the best-positioned carrier to provide the highest level of service possible for our customers. As everyone knows, customer experience is paramount at B&H.  Delivery service has been a major challenge, and we believe we can do better Read more...

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 Released, Performance Boost The Big News

Di, 13/02/2018 - 17:12
Adobe has finally released Lightroom Classic CC 7.2, which promises boosts in performance. You can update to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 right now. From Adobe: Performance Improvements In the past, many users have reported that Lightroom becomes slower after a prolonged usage. This issue should have been fixed with this version. Also, resource-intensive activities, such as Read more...

What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2017 Infographic

Di, 13/02/2018 - 16:03
Every year for the last 5 years, LensVid has released their infographic and report showing the state of the camera industry. You can now check out their report and infographic for 2017. Click the image above for a larger view. The information is based on the CIPA report for 2017 released earlier this month. A Read more...

Review: Google Pixel 2 for Photography by DPReview

Mo, 12/02/2018 - 16:30
DPReview has completed their review of the Google Pixel 2 smartphone from a photographers perspective. Just like I have found, DPReview has come away impressed with the quality of the Pixel 2 camera in most situations, and it seems it will only continue to get better as software improves its performance. From DPReview: The Google Read more...

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 Coming for Photokina [CR2/CR3]

Mo, 12/02/2018 - 16:10
This has been a hard lens to pin down, likely because it’s still a long way off, with the expected announcement in August/September 2018 ahead of Photokina. We reported last month that the lens was going to be a 50mm equivalent for APS-C and that it was going to be fast. We rate this information Read more...

Patent: Improving Computational Photography With DPRAW

So, 11/02/2018 - 22:38
We posted yesterday about a utility that looks to improve the dynamic range in the EOS 5D Mark IV, but using the two DPRAW exposures to blend a single exposure. One of the issues that arises when doing this is getting parallax errors. Canon News has uncovered a very detailed patent that shows Canon is Read more...

Patent: Image Sensor Stabilization

So, 11/02/2018 - 22:26
Our previous post about what appeared to be image sensor stabilization in drawing from a lens stabilization patent proved to be false after further translation by Canon News. However, an image sensor stabilization patent was uncovered. From Canon News: This patent shows clearly that canon is finally looking at stablizing the sensor. Part 402 in Read more...

Patent: Lens IS Patent Shows Sensor Based Stabilization

So, 11/02/2018 - 17:22
A USPTO patent for lens based image stabilization seems to show movement sensors inside the camera body suggesting sensor based stabilization. While the patent doesn’t directly mention the sensor stabilization, the fact that it’s in the drawing is interesting.

Want to Increase The Dynamic Range of Your EOS 5D Mark IV Raw Files?

Sa, 10/02/2018 - 20:35
FastRawViewer and RAWDigger have created a utility that will split the Dual Pixel RAW files from the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV do increase dynamic range of the highlights about +1EV in a single explosure. FastRAWViewer explains how this works: Canon 5D Mark IV’s sensor has a somewhat unusual pixel arrangement: each pixel is composed Read more...

The Canon EOS M50 Will Shoot 4K [CR3]

Sa, 10/02/2018 - 17:06
We reported last month that the next mirrorless from Canon would shoot 4K video and it looks like we’ve confirmed that it will. This would make the EOS M50 the first APS-C shooter in the Canon lineup to shoot 4K and adds a bit of credence to that special invite from one of Canon’s subsidiaries Read more...

The History of Canon L Lenses

Sa, 10/02/2018 - 16:06
Canon Europe has put together a great article about the history of Canon L lenses, including what they consider to be landmark lenses in the evolution of the series. It’s no surprise that innovation of lenses at Canon seems to be accelerating as every few years, there seems to be a new “world’s first”. Below Read more...

More From The Canon CPS Gear Center in PyeongChang

Sa, 10/02/2018 - 15:55
Canon, as always, has a big CPS presence at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Canon Professional Services (CPS) headquarters is at the media center  at the Alpensia resort. Canon says they’ll have 60 tech reps and service reprensentatives from 10 different countries, speaking 10 different languages ready to provide services such as cleaning, Read more...

Sigma Announces Brand New 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens

Fr, 09/02/2018 - 15:30
February 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation today announced the brand new 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art wide aperture zoom lens. In addition to the new Global Vision full-frame lens model, Sigma also announced a new front conversion service for the 14-24mm F2.8. Outstanding Art Lens Performance Designed for 50-megapixel plus cameras, the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Read more...

NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. to Provide Field and Studio Equipment for its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang

Fr, 09/02/2018 - 03:51
Canon to Assist NBC Olympics in Providing Viewers with Outstanding HDTV Picture Quality and Long-Zoom Image Detail MELVILLE, N.Y., February 8, 2018 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, to provide a wide variety of HDTV Field, Portable and Studio lenses for Read more...

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Update, New Firmware Coming at the End of March

Fr, 09/02/2018 - 03:44
Future Firmware Plan for the EOS 5D Mark IV Upadate: On February 6, 2018 we revised the availability of future Firmware from late February to a late March 2018 release. The original advisory content is provided below. Release of the new EOS 5D Mark IV Firmware which was originally scheduled to be available on November Read more...

Canon U.S.A. Expands Explorer of Light Program With Wedding Portrait and Theatre Photographer Susan Stripling

Do, 08/02/2018 - 15:58
New Addition Brings 18 Years of Professional Photography Experience to the Prestigious Program MELVILLE, N.Y., February 8, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the addition of photographer Susan Stripling to its renowned Explorers of Light program. Susan adds to the already impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding its Read more...

Next From Sigma? 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

Do, 08/02/2018 - 00:16
We haven’t heard much about Sigma in a while, but it looks like the next lens from the company will be a 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art if today’s reports are true. This would give Sigma a very compelling ultra wide angle lens lineup with the 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art alongside the 12-24mm f/4 Read more...