Reminder: We give away 2 print and 3 ebooks of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide

Reminder: We Give Away 2 Print And 3 Ebooks Of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide

I am happy for a new giveaway together with the folks at Rocky Nook. We are giving away 2 print copies and 3 ebooks of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography.

All you have to do is following Rocky Nook and/or Canon Watch on Twitter and Facebook. The more you follow the more probability you have to win the book. You can enter the giveaway both for the print edition and the ebook edition of the book (just switch from one to the other by clicking the small arrow between the title and the follow options):

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The giveaway is open to all countries, and is over in 3 days!

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Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens reviewed by Photozone

Venus Optics Laowa 12mm F/2.8 Zero-D Lens Reviewed By Photozone

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 specifications:

  • Image circle: 24×36
  • Field of view: 121.96°
  • Optical formula: 16 elements, including 2 aspherical elements and 3 elements made of glass with anomalous dispersion, in 10 groups
  • Number of aperture blades : 7
  • Aperture range: f/2.8 – f/22
  • Manual focus
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.18m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.2x
  • Maximum diameter: 74.8mm
  • Length: 82.2mm
  • Weight: circa 570g.

Venus Optics will soon announce a new lens, the Laowa 12mm f/2.8. The announcement is expected for July 30, 2016. Lens reviewing site Photozone appears to already have a copy of the lens. “Zero-D” stays for “zero distortion”.

From the conclusion:

[…] the lab-based results are quite promising. Given the extreme nature of the lens we can’t expect a uniform performance across the image field. The center performance is nothing short of outstanding straight from f/2.8 whereas the outer image region is soft at this setting. The corners/borders improve the more you stop down and they reach good to very good levels at medium apertures with a peak at f/8. Please keep in mind that the mighty Canon EF 11-14mm f/4 USM L struggled somewhat more on the EOS 5Ds R. Lateral CAs are impressively low for such a lens. Laowa claims zero image distortions (thus the “Zero-D” in the name). Well, it comes close at least. We measured a barrel distortion of just 1.1% (at a close focus distance to be fair here) which is substantially less than what we’ve seen from the competition.

[via Photozone]

Tamron patent for 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII VC USD lens

Tamron 10-24mm

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II VC USD

Another rather interesting Tamron patent. This time we have a Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II VC USD ultra wide-angle lens for APS-C DSLRs. The patent appears to point to the replacement for the Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II lens, which doesn’t feature image stabilisation.

 

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-126280
    • Published 2016.7.11
    • Filing date 2015.1.8
  • Example 1
    • f 10.303 15.199 23.483
    • FNO = 3.6 -. 4.1 – 4.6
    • 2ω = 111.70 – 86.59 – 62.07
  • Tamron patent
    • Negative positive and negative positive
    • Anti-vibration (third group)
    • Inner focus (rear group of the first group)
Tamron 10-24mm

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DI II lens

[via Egami]

 

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III product page online

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It seems DigitalRev wants to be first when the pre-order game for new gear will start. After the EOS 5D Mark IV and EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS Mark II product pages, also the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III product page went online. As with the other two, there are no specs nor pictures.

All this gear will soon be announced, most likely August 25/26, 2016. Click here to see all EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III rumors.

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM replacement coming soon

A Bit of Everything (mostly Canon news)

Above: Prisma App Turns Standard Timelapse into Incredible Flowing Painting – PetaPixel


Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Isle of plenty: capturing magical Madagascar [with an EOS-1D X Mark II] – Canon Professional Network

Canon UK supports local environment with the big butterfly count – Canon UK

Out of this world: Shooting 3D in space with Cinema EOS – Canon Professional Network

Canon U.S.A. Helps Maximize Small and Home Office Business Efficiency with New Series of Wireless Inkjet Printers – Canon USA

Canon U.S.A. Announces AirPrint Support for Five New Models in the MAXIFY Inkjet Printer Lineup – Canon USA

7 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Kids – Adorama

Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R field test – Amateur Photographer

Canon G7X II Image Quality Comparison: Going up against the G7X, RX100 IV, LX100 and more – Imaging Resource


Below: Deep dive: the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is an underwater ace – DPReview


Below: Wildlife and the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II – Canon Europe

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Mark II product page at DigitalRev

eos 5d mark iv

After the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV product page, also the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM Mark II page went online at retailer DigitalRev, although both are without specs nor pictures.

An announcement at the end of August 2016 for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM Mark II appears to be pretty sure 🙂