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Patent: Quad Pixel AF and a Hybrd DSLR

Fr, 04/05/2018 - 15:15
Now this is a pretty interesting patent uncovered by Canon News. who calls it “an intense patent”, and understanding all of the nuances of it is quite difficult. Firstly, the patent deals with multiple parallax images for computational photography, and it clearly shows Quad Pixel AF sensors and the problems that 4 composite images have Read more...

Deal: Canon EOS 5DS R Body $2099 (Reg $3699)

Do, 03/05/2018 - 21:45
Deals-All-Year (99.7% approval) has the Canon EOS 5DS R camera body for $2099 (Reg $3699) via ebay while quantities last. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this camera body. Product Highlights 50.6MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors Low-Pass Filter Effect Cancellation 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor Full HD Read more...

Patent: In Camera Focus Stacking and Image Stabilization

Do, 03/05/2018 - 17:31
Here’s an interesting patent from Canon uncovered by Canon News. This application details in camera focus stacking and the effect of image stabilization during the multiple exposures required to do the stacking. The area of concern for R&D is how to deal with the possibility of the plane of focus shifting because of camera shake, Read more...

Patent: More Diffractive Optics Supertelephoto Formulas

Do, 03/05/2018 - 17:15
Canon News has uncovered another diffractive optic patent for supertelephoto optical formulas has shown up at the USPTO. This patent covers the following: EF 200mm f/2 EF 400mm f/2.8 EF 800mm f/5.6 Canon continues to work away at more and more diffractive optics development, but we’re still waiting to see new products come to market. Read more...

Nikon Confirms New Mirrorless System Coming in Early 2019, What About Canon?

Di, 01/05/2018 - 16:14
A Nikon representative confirmed that their new mirrorless system will be coming by spring of 2019. We’ll assume this new mirrorless system is going to be full frame, and perhaps an APS-C little brother as well. So what about Canon? We know there are various bodies in testing and at various stages of development, though Read more...

CIPA Global Camera Sales Numbers for March 2018 Released

Di, 01/05/2018 - 15:49
CIPA has released the camera shipment numbers for March 2018 today and there are some interesting things going on with ILC’s. Canon News has done their usual great breakdown of the numbers, so I don’t really need to do the same thing. From Canon News: ….With the Kumamoto earthquake finally in the past, we see Read more...

Nik Software Collection Update Coming in June

Mo, 30/04/2018 - 15:14
It looks like the Nik Software Collection will be coming to us very soon. DXO has confirmed that the update to the popular suite will be coming in June of this year. Press Release: On March 7, 2018, DxO Labs chose to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection and is now in the process of Read more...

Canon Updated DPP, Adds Support for the Rebel 300D and EOS D30

So, 29/04/2018 - 02:00
Canon has updated Digital Photo Professional to version 4.8.30 and has added support for such cameras as the EOS Rebel 300D and EOS D30. Changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.8.30: Newly supported EOS D2000 *, EOS D6000 *, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS 10D, EOS Kiss Digital / EOS Digital REBEL / EOS 300D Digital. Read more...

Registered & Unreleased Canon Gear Update

Sa, 28/04/2018 - 22:43
This is an update of Canon gear that has been registered with various agencies. There is nothing new to report, but we still have three unreleased products. Registered Canon Gear (and what we think they are): PC 2352 (PowerShot 740 HS) Digital camera Made in Japan Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed Size: 110.1 x 63.8 x Read more...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Coming Very Soon

Fr, 27/04/2018 - 17:10
We originally reported that the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II was coming this month (April), but it looks like it may have been bumped. We’re now told that the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II will be coming “very soon”. As I mentioned in a previous post, lens announcement dates moving isn’t unusual. I am very confident Read more...

What’s Not Coming in 2018?

Fr, 27/04/2018 - 16:27
There is still some chatter around the web that an EOS 7D Mark III will be coming ahead of Photokina in September. We can safely say that this is not the case and the EOS 7D Mark III will be coming some time in 2019. If we go by our buyer’s guide announcement dates, there Read more...

Patent: Canon Continues Stacked BSI Sensor Development

Do, 26/04/2018 - 16:15
Stacked sensor related patents continue to roll out from Canon. Canon News has uncovered the latest in a long list of stacked sensor patents. Canon News breaks down the patent: In another patent application describing stacked BSI sensors, canon looks to solve problems with high melting point metal is moved from being on the sensor Read more...

Review: Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM

Do, 26/04/2018 - 15:07
The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, a superzoom for Canon APS-C mirrorless cameras. The EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM was announced on September 15, 2016. From TDP: Superzoom lenses typically represent a compromise between the convenience of a single lens with a diverse array of uses and the image Read more...

Canon Releases 2018 Q1 Financial Results

Mi, 25/04/2018 - 16:28
Canon has released their 2018 Q1 financial results. Some photo gear related highlights: Increase market share through sales expansion of new products, including mirrorless models Improve product mix, and new product composition to raise profitability For the full-year, we raised our projection for interchangeable-lens cameras by 200 thousand units, as we posted better than expected Read more...

Is the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Still Being Announced This Month?

Di, 24/04/2018 - 20:42
We reported in March of this year that the upcoming Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II was going to be announced this month. We’re now nearing the end of April and we haven’t heard anything further about this lens announcement. We have asked around, but for the moment we’re just getting silence on the matter. Read more...

Adobe Apologizes for Bugs in Lightroom Classic CC, Releases Update

Di, 24/04/2018 - 20:31
The “massive update” to Adobe Lightroom Classic CC released earlier this month came with a lot of bugs that made a lot of the photography community quite angry, especially considering people are now paying monthly for the software. We’ve had a lot of comments and questions from readers about Lightroom Classic CC and if there Read more...

Is the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Discontinued?

Di, 24/04/2018 - 00:03
We’ve now heard from two different people, that two different retailers are saying that the PowerShot G7 X Mark II is listed as discontinued in their computer systems. The current PowerShot G7 X Mark II was announced February 17, 2016, so it makes sense that a replacement may be coming soon. The camera is now Read more...

Review: Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art

Mo, 23/04/2018 - 15:59
The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the brand new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM Art series lens. While the image quality is impressive, there did seem to be some issues with autofocus performance, so it’s important to make sure you buy the Sigma USB dock to help with future updates to that may improve performance. From Read more...

Industry News: DxO Labs Goes Into Receivership

So, 22/04/2018 - 14:50
Before we go too far, we have no idea how French law works when it comes to bankruptcy or receiverships, but we figured we’d pass on this information anyway. It looks like DxO Labs has gone into receivership for the purpose of reorganizing the company. DxO Labs deals with the software side of the DxO Read more...

Industry News: SmugMug Acquires Flickr

Sa, 21/04/2018 - 19:15
From SmugMug: We’re excited to announce that Flickr has agreed to be acquired by SmugMug, the photography platform dedicated to visual storytellers. SmugMug has a long history of empowering people who love photography and who want to improve their craft, making them a perfect fit for Flickr and our creative community. With SmugMug, we’ll continue Read more...

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