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KODAK and WENN Digital Partner to Launch Major Blockchain Initiative and Cryptocurrency, CRCoin Coming Soon

Di, 09/01/2018 - 21:43
KODAKOne platform and KODAKCoin cryptocurrency give photographers a new revenue stream and a secure platform for protecting their work ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Today Kodak and WENN Digital, in a licensing partnership, announced the launch of the KODAKOne image rights management platform and KODAKCoin, a photo-centric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in Read more...

A Minor Update on Canon’s Plans for NAB 2018

Di, 09/01/2018 - 21:37
Last week we posted that Canon will announce one Cinema EOS camera ahead of NAB 2018, we gave it a [CR3] rating. That still holds true, however our assumption about a higher end camera being announced, most notably an EOS C500 Mark II don’t appear to be true. One of the EOS C100 Mark II Read more...

Canon’s Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printers Receive a Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Award for ‘Top Increase in Market Share, North America’ From the NPD Group

Di, 09/01/2018 - 18:33
This Award Marks a Company First for the Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printer Group from NPD MELVILLE, N.Y., January 9, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has received a consumer electronics industry performance award for the “Top Increase in Market Share” in the Inkjet Single and Multi-Function Printer category in North Read more...

GoPro Inc. For Sale Per Report

Di, 09/01/2018 - 01:19
Things haven’t been going well for GoPro for quite some time. They failed miserably at drones and their recent Q4  2017 financials weren’t good. According to CNBC, GoPro Inc. hired JP Morgan Chase to broker a deal for the company. GoPro has a market capitalization of about $1bil, but any potential buyer is likely to Read more...

Weather Sealing Torture Test: Canon, Olympus, Nikon Pass.. Sony?

Mo, 08/01/2018 - 22:02
The folks at Imaging Resource decided to do a weather sealing torture test to help them decide on their favourite camera of 2017. It came down to the Nikon D850 and the Sony A7R III. For some added fun, they also included two cameras from 2016, the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Olympus Read more...

DxOMark Splits from DXO Labs

Mo, 08/01/2018 - 19:05
DxOMark has split from DXO Labs and the latter will now be focused on software development, most notably the recently acquired Nik Software suite, which they say will be re-released in 2018. DxOMark will continue its camera and lens testing and will reportedly become “more objective and less affected by DXO Lab products” according to Read more...

DJI Reveals New Handheld Camera Stabilizers At CES 2018

Mo, 08/01/2018 - 16:51
A Redesigned Osmo Mobile 2 Turns Smartphones Into Smart Steadycams and Ronin-S Becomes DJI’s First Single-Handed Stabilizer for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras January 7, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in creative camera technology, introduced two new handheld camera stabilizers at CES 2018 – Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S. Built for smartphones, DSLRs, and mirrorless Read more...

Samyang Officially Announces the AF 14mm f/2.8

Mo, 08/01/2018 - 16:48
January 8th, 2018, Seoul, South Korea – Global optics brand, Samyang Optics is pleased to unveil its first autofocus lens for Canon full frame DSLR cameras: AF 14mm F2.8EF. This light weight wide angle lens inherits the renowned image quality of Samyang’s wide angle series and delivers a quiet, fast and accurate autofocus system. World Class Wide Angle Read more...

November CIPA Sales Numbers Are In, Year-Over-Year Slightly Up

So, 07/01/2018 - 20:45
CIPA sales numbers for November 2017 have been released, and show another decline in shipments when compared to 2015 and 2016. The marketshare for mirrorless cameras remains at about 35% of total ILC segment. This number hasn’t moved all that much over the last year or so. While Sony continues to develop and release cutting Read more...

Canon Inc. Boss Wants to See More Innovation

Sa, 06/01/2018 - 17:06
The Nikkei Asian Review sat down with Canon Chairman & CEO Fujio Mitarai for a brief interview about Canon’s plans over the medium term. Canon Inc. is definitely looking to acquire more businesses and continue to diversify their portfolio of industries. Canon wants new businesses to generate nearly one-third of sales. Q: What is the biggest Read more...

Patent: Tamron 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/4, 500mm f/4

Fr, 05/01/2018 - 18:44
It looks like Tamron may be entering the world of fast supertelephoto lenses. Three different optical formulas have appeared in the same patent application from Tamron. Embodiment 1: 300mm F/2.8 Focal length: 304.799 mm F No.: 2.8 ω: 3.997 Image height: 21.64 mm Back focus: 70.1919 mm Lens length: 298.38 mm Embodiment 2: 400mm F/4 Read more...

Deal: Sigma 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary $759 (Reg $1049)

Fr, 05/01/2018 - 18:31
Authorized Sigma retailer has the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM for $759 (Reg $1049) for a limited time. To get this great price,  use the coupon code NEWYEAR in-cart when checking out. Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM $759 (Reg $1049) Puts the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Through The Machine Testing

Fr, 05/01/2018 - 00:44
Roger over at has completed his OLAF testing of the brand new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. There are lots of charts and all of that to look at. From This is a lens where the designer has focused on being very good in as many situations as possible rather than obtaining the highest Read more...

Samyang Set to Announce EF Mount 14mm f/2.8 With Autofocus

Fr, 05/01/2018 - 00:35
It looks like Samyang will soon announce an AF 14mm f/2.8 for EF mount. To the best of our knowledge this is the first autofocus lens by Samyang for Canon’s EF mount. An announcement is unknown at the time of writing this, but it’s probably safe to assume it’ll be here soon.  

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Sample Images

Do, 04/01/2018 - 16:48
Ahead of their full review, Photography BLOG has posted a bunch of RAW and .JPG file samples from the brand new Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/4 to f/45 Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements Subwavelength Coating Maximum Tilt: +/- 10° Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.6′ Maximum Read more...

New Cinema EOS Camera Coming to NAB 2018 (CR3]

Do, 04/01/2018 - 16:44
We’ve confirmed that at least one Cinema EOS camera will be announced ahead of NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas. We previously reported that a 6K camera was coming in 2018, and wondered if it would be called the C900. We can confirm that it will not be called the C900 and will be Read more...

Canon EOS 7D Mark III to Have Slight Crop in 4K [CR2]

Mi, 03/01/2018 - 19:33
We’re told that the Canon EOS 7D Mark III, which will be Canon’s first APS-C 4K camera, will have a slight crop when shooting in 4K. As for frame rates, do not expect anything more than 30fps in 4K, and 60fps in 1080P. There has been no mention of whether or not this camera will Read more...

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro Sample Images

Mi, 03/01/2018 - 19:20
Ahead of their full review, Photography BLOG has posted a bunch of RAW and .JPG file samples from the brand new Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8L Macro. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/45 One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element One Aspherical Element Air Sphere Coating Maximum Tilt: +/- 10° Maximum Shift: +/- 12mm Minimum Read more...

New 4K ILC Coming From Canon in 2018, Not Cinema EOS [CR2]

Mi, 03/01/2018 - 00:33
We’re told that a new line of EF ILC video oriented camera capable of 4K is coming from Canon in 2018. We’re told that it won’t fall under the Cinema EOS banner. We’ve seen patents related to such a camera in the recent past, but this is the first time a known source has mentioned Read more...

Canon Continues To Research Putting IS into Tilt-Shift Lenses

Mi, 03/01/2018 - 00:01
It appears that Canon continues to research image stabilization in tilt-shift lenses. Are we possibly going to see more tilt-shift lenses in the future with IS? Or are we a ways away and likely won’t see such a thing until the next updates in a decade or so. From Canon News: Japan Patent Application 2017-227697 deals Read more...