CutOut 5 Special Deal, 71% off and on sale at only $19,95

Canon Watch and German Software Publisher Franzis are very happy to offer to our readers this special deal: until May 31 we are offering CutOut 5 with a 71% discount at $19.95.

Select finest details or transparent objects – Special partner offer, limited time only

The major problem that most graphical designers face is actually properly designing and editing the image around the objects that are in it.
This program is not only able to analyze the image in detail and identify objects using the edge detection technology that it comes with, but also do all the hard work for you. Let’s admit it, there are some rather nasty things about graphic design that most people don’t recognize, and tracing edges and curves pixel by pixel is one of them. This is by far the biggest discomfort that a graphic designer has to cope with, and the fact that the designer will find himself returning and redoing different segments from time to time is a lot more annoying than you may think.

For Mac and Windows

Can be used in various ways: Cutout 5 works as a plug-in to Adobe® Photoshop® and Lightroom®, and as a standalone application.

Learn more about the software here / Purchase here

CutOut 5 at a glance:

  • comprehensive image processing function for perfect compositions
  • Easy to cut out even the most difficult objects – hair, feathers, fur.
  • Inside and outside edge matting for simple, perfect results.
  • Work like a film-industry professional using chroma keying to cut out objects onto monochrome backgrounds at the click of a mouse.
  • Process each layer individually, adapting lighting and colours, focus and framing.
  • Exclusive soft-focus function for perfect backgrounds and brilliant bokeh.
  • Includes plug-in for current versions of Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
  • Includes one-click filter collection for a range of trendy styles.
  • Completely revamped interface: more navigable and intuitive than ever.
  • Album view and much more!
  • for windows and Mac

Replacement for Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM non-L lens coming in August? [CW4]

Replacement For Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM Non-L Lens Coming In August? [CW4]

New reports suggest Canon will soon announce a new version of the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens.

No specs are available for the time being, nor is the price which I guess will be below $500. The announcement is expected for August 2016. I think this rumor is pretty solid.

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM that’s going to replace has these specs:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4-45
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Circular Aperture Diaphragm
  • Zoom Ring Lock Lever
  • Super Spectra Lens Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.9′
  • 58mm Filter Thread Diameter
[via Canon Rumors]

Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal – $1,999 (reg. $2,499)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal – $1,999 (reg. $2,499)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III at a glance:

  • 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400
  • 6 fps Shooting in RAW+JPEG
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, SD/CF Card Slots

Top Rated Plus seller ElectronicsValley on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale at $1,999. Compare at $2,499. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

Save 93% on Macphun Creative Kit XXL Bundle ($129/€149)

Save 93% On Macphun Creative Kit XXL Bundle ($129/€149)

Macphun is offering their Macphun Creative Kit XXL bundle at $129/€149. That’s a whooping 93% discount on the regular price the bundle would come. You get:

  • 12 different best selling photo editing software products
  • over 40 photo guides, e-books, videos
  • over 700 editing tools, presets & filters
  • over 1200 textures, presets, sample RAW files
  • additional discounts on 6 partner products
  • 30 different contributors

For more information about the products in the bundle, and to place your order click here.

Please note: the bundle is for Mac OS X only. You will see the price in $ or €, depending by the country you are visiting from.

Canon EOS 80D sample pictures (Photography Blog)

Canon EOS 80D Sample Pictures (Photography Blog)

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi awith NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

Photography Blog posted a set of images (JPEG and Raw ) taken with the new Canon EOS 80D and the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens.

Canon patent for EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 lens (EOS M system)

canon patent

Yet another Canon patent for an EF-M lens (EOS M system). This time we have an optical formula for an EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 lens. According to the patent literature, f/5 at the wide end was achieved by using high quality glass. The first “L”-grade lens for the EOS M?

It definitely looks like Canon is investing pretty much in the EOS M system, at least if you count all the filed patents. We expect at least one new EOS M model this year, maybe two with one being a full-frame mirrorless camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-85259
    • Published 2016.5.19
    • Filing date 2014.10.23
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 1.79
    • Focal length 9.27 13.32 16.58
    • F-number 3.60 4.38 5.11
    • Angle of view 51.83 45.17 38.94
    • Image height 11.79 13.40 13.40
    • Overall length of the lens 85.22 79.65 81.94
    • BF 14.99 16.82 15.41
[via Egami]