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Industry News: Sony Develops a Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with Pixel-Parallel A/D Converter That Enables Global Shutter Function

So, 18/02/2018 - 00:08
Sony CorporationSony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation today announced that it has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function*¹. The newly developed pixel-parallel analog-to-digital converters provide the function to instantly convert the analog signal from all pixels, simultaneously exposed, to a digital signal in parallel. Read more...

Deal: Tamrom 70-200 f/2.8 VC G2 $1069 (Reg $1299) and Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC G2 $1099 (Reg $1399)

Sa, 17/02/2018 - 15:36
Authorized retailer BuyDig has a couple of great deals on already discounted and popular Tamron lenses. There is currently a $100 mail-in rebate on both lenses. Use the coupon code RUSHMORE to save an extra $130 instantly on the 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 and an extra $200 on the 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC G2. Be advised, Read more...

Patent: 20x Zoom Optical Formula for 1″ Sensor

Fr, 16/02/2018 - 19:01
Three patents related to a 20x zoom lens optical formulas for 1″ sensors have appeared. P2018-25623A Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 2 Zoom ratio: 20.00 Focal length: 8.50 54.45 170.00 mm F No.: 2.70 3.96 4.50 Half image angle: 37.14 7.74 2.49 Image height: 6.44 7.40 7.40 mm Lens length: 144.32 144.32 144.32 Back Read more...

Mobile Redirects Currently Plaguing the Mobile Web

Fr, 16/02/2018 - 18:26
There is an internet wide annoyance currently affecting popular web sites. What used to only be a problem with clickbait junk sites has now hit the mainstream. It’s not just Canon Rumors, this is an internet wide issue with sites like Yahoo, CNN and the New York Times suffering the same issues. We serve ads Read more...

Patent: Improved Eye Detection on Viewfinders

Do, 15/02/2018 - 23:33
A patent showing improved eye detection for viewfinder showing conserving battery life based on how and when the LCD turns off. From Canon News: This patent uses a combination of sensors to detect if the LCD is open, viewable or tucked away to determine the distance thresholds automatically. For instance, if you have the LCD Read more...

Patent: Improved Flare Control For DO Elements

Do, 15/02/2018 - 23:25
A patent showing how to improved flare control with DO elements has appeared. This goes along with some of the recent flare control patents we’ve seen for standard supertelephoto lenses. This patent notes continued flare improvement for a 70-300 DO lens according to Canon News From US Patent 20180045975: An image pickup apparatus for the long Read more...

Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

Do, 15/02/2018 - 23:20
It looks like the next version of Dual Pixel AF is being developed according to the latest patent on the subject. Canon News notes: This patent goes heavily into the “methods of manufacturing” the improvement, detailing layer by layer how the image sensor is fabricated.  There’s a good chance that this is one in which Read more...

Patent: Ultra Wide Angle Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Do, 15/02/2018 - 23:16
A patent showing ultra wide angle optical formulas for APS-C mirrorless cameras has appeared. Optical Formulas: 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6 IS 9-18mm f/4-5.6 IS 11-30mm f/3.5-5.6 IS 10-20mm f/4-5.6 IS Canon News notes that the lens element designs look like they could be collapsible.

The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

Do, 15/02/2018 - 19:35
Macphun announced back in October that they would be changing their name to SKYLUM Software, and now that name change is complete. To celebrate, SKYLUM is offering discounts and bonuses on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 full versions and upgrades. Remember to use the coupon code CANONRUMORS for further discounts. Learn more about Read more...

Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

Do, 15/02/2018 - 16:21
Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) – Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35. The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus Read more...

Here’s Why Canon Doesn’t Need to Innovate, But it Does.

Mi, 14/02/2018 - 21:26
Fstoppers has posted an article on why Canon does not need to innovate that will strike a cord in some people. I used to be a bit of an apologist when it came to Canon camera innovation, believing that Canon cameras were a sum of all their parts, and not just about a fancy specification Read more...

We’re Going to be Waiting a While Longer for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS

Mi, 14/02/2018 - 17:40
We all remember the 2015 Canon EXPO, and that glorious looking prototype for the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS on display. What Canon didn’t tell us is when it was going to be added to the EF lens lineup. There have been mentions that “this is the year” a few times over the last Read more...

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...