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August 17, 2014
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The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 Performs Better Than The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 (in the center)

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85

The folk at Lensrentals felt the pulse of the Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 lens. They did not test the lens for Canon EOS M mount, never the less I think the results are highly interesting. Says R. Cicala:

Let’s face it, everyone. Right in the center, even at f/0.85, the Ibelux 40mm is as good as, or a bit better than, the Canon 50mm f/1.2. Stopped down to f/1.4 (there’s no f/1.2 click on the Ibelux) it’s clearly better in the center. Away from center, the Canon is clearly better. This is an amazing optical performance, though, and for an f/0.85 lens, simply amazing. In my expectations at the beginning of this article, I never expected this lens to do this well in the center. I didn’t even consider it a possibility.

If you are a lens geek you can’t miss this post. It comes with charts, sample pics and a lot of technical talk.

The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 is not a cheap lens, selling at $2,079.99, which is a lot of money for a manually operated lens. The Handevision IBELUX 40mm f/0.85 is available at B&H Photo and Adorama.

[via Lensrentals]

Specs and description after the break.

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August 17, 2014
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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1,400

 Canon EOS 6D Top Rated Plus seller bigvalueinc (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1,399.99.Free shipping and limited quantity.
August 16, 2014
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Some Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Surfaced


Canon EOS 7D Mark II mock-up

We are getting closer to the announcement! While very few information has leaked so far, some bits managed to surface on the web [via The New Camera]. For the time being the following specifications can be considered at least as plausible:

  • Alloy body – Same as EOS 1 series DSLRs
  • EOS-1 style top plate
  • 24MP
  • Hybrid Sensor – Multilayer + Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • No Wifi built-in
  • Not touch screen, super durable LCD cover
  • 12fps shooting (or faster)
  • New AF system

The fact that the EOS 7D replacement might not feature WiFi puzzles me a bit. Other sites were saying that it is due to the full metal body, but it’s hard to figure out (at least for me) that Canon has not the skills to make WiFi work in a full metal body. It’s just a matter of placement of the antenna.

There are at least 3 patents filed by Canon that may refer to 3 of the features in the list above. A patent for a multi-layer sensor, a patent for a new generation of Dual Pixel AF, and a patent for high frame rates for continuous shooting.

August 15, 2014
Posted in Tips

How To Use Highlight Tone Priority On Canon DSLRs

This is a rather useful feature on all recent Canon DSLRs, the highlight tone priority.

On this video posted by CanonUSA you learn how and when to use it. It’s a 1:33 min video. Check it to get better pics in difficult lighting with complex exposure requirements.

 

August 15, 2014
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Canon EOS 70D Kits Discounted At Adorama (up to $100)

Canon EOS 70D

Adorama has some decente discounts on Canon EOS 70D kits – click here to see them all.

The Canon EOS 70D is a killer DSLR, with an incredible AF (the Dual Pixel CMOS AF) that’s currently unbeaten in the industry. The Dual Pixel AF is so damned good that it outperforms the classic AF. It’s a technological milestone only Canon was able to achieve.

August 15, 2014
Posted in News

Canon and Little League Announces New Partnership with “The Great Wall Of Fandom”

"The Great Wall Of Fandom

Canon press release:

Canon and Little League® Announces New Partnership with “The Great Wall Of Fandom” Utilizing Canon PIXMA Printers and Cloud Technology at the Little League Baseball® World Series

MELVILLE, N.Y., August 13, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a multi-year partnership with the Little League International, which kicks off with the “Print to the Little League Baseball®World Series” event in South Williamsport, PA. From today through the end of the tournament on August 24, baseball fans from around the world can utilize Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions and cloud technology to share photos and words of encouragement printed on-site to create “The Great Wall of Fandom.” With the new partnership, Canon becomes the official camera and printer sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball, the world’s largest youth sports organization.

To celebrate the tournament and cheer on all of the competing teams, fans from around the world can submit their supportive comments and images via a custom microsite, thegreatwalloffandom.com. Canon will then print high-quality versions of the photos and messages on a Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One printer, made possible via cloud connectivity, and the Canon team in Williamsport will add them to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” Series attendees will see the photos and messages posted throughout the tournament, and images of how the exhibition evolves will also be shared online daily for the enjoyment of supporters worldwide.

Brand ambassadors will also be available at the World Series sites using Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR and Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Cameras to take photos of attendees and post the content directly to “The Great Wall of Fandom.” In addition, Best Buy has partnered with Canon to lend on-site support at the batting cage installation to answer any PIXMA printer or PPS questions.

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August 15, 2014
Posted in Rumors

I Told You: No Canon Medium Format Camera!

Canon Rumor

I have always told you there will not be a Canon medium format camera set to be announced soon. Now also others started to correct the rumors they have posted in the weeks before.

While it is more than plausible that Canon is doing research on all kind of sensors (they are always doing it), and hence also on sensors bigger than 35mm, there are no plans to announce or even release such a camera in the near future (if anytime). Several sources told me that all the media format rumors of the last weeks where either wishful thinking or simply taken from unreliable sources.

Sorry for all those who hoped it was true.

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