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August 27, 2014
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Canon Supports Creative Photojournalism At Visa pour l’Image 2014

 Visa pour l’Image 2014

For the German press release click here, for the French press release click here. An English CPN article on Visa pour l’Image is here.

 Visa pour l’Image 2014

Canon EU press release:

Canon champions creative photojournalism at Visa pour l’Image 2014

London, UK, 27 August 2014 – Canon today announces its activity programme at Visa pour l’Image 2014, the annual festival of photojournalism held in Perpignan, France. Championing the festival for 25 years, Canon is a long-running supporter of the illustrious event and will showcase its leading range of products and services at the show, whilst offering expertise to the 3,000 accredited professional photojournalists registered to attend.

Canon will be running an exciting interactive programme of events throughout the 7 day festival that highlights the very best in photojournalism and reflects the company’s passion for powerful images. The Canon programme will include: Canon experience zone

The Canon experience zone at the festival will display Canon’s vast range of professional products – from image capture through to printing – with the opportunity for photographers to experience the latest products for themselves. Accredited photographers can also visit the CPS depot where there will be the opportunity to have their equipment checked, cleaned and have small repairs undertaken, all for free.

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August 27, 2014
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The Canon Lens Experience – A New, Incredibly Useful Online Tool

Canon Lens Experience

B&H Photo started an online resource named Canon Lens Experience, a site dedicated to an exhaustive look at various Canon lenses.

Features of the lenses are presented in an interactive way. There is also a series of interviews with 15 well-known photographers about how to take pictures in different settings (and what gear they are using).

The Canon‬ Lens Experience from B&H is a premium content project that features detailed articles about fifteen professional photographers—who all share a love for Canon glass.

There is much more, and this is a very useful tool and resource to learn more about your Canon gear, and about the best way to use it.

Canon Lens Experience

[via PetaPixel]

August 26, 2014
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Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine Lens Available For Pre-Order

Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC

  • EF Mount Lens/Full Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: T1.5 – T22
  • One Aspherical, One Hybrid Asph. Element
  • Manual Focus and Aperture
  • Geared Focus and Aperture Control Rings
  • De-Clicked Aperture Control Ring
  • UMC Lens Multi-Coating
  • Minimum Focus Distance of 1.5′
  • Lateral Aperture and Distance Markings

Samyang’s new 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine lens can be pre-ordered at Adorama and B&H Photo. The lens sells for $549.

Product announcement and press release here. Product description and pics after the break.

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August 26, 2014
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Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) 4.0.1 Available For Download

 Digital Photo Professional
The new Canon DPP 4.x

The version 4.0.1 of Canon’s Digital Photo Professional is available since 8/7 but I totally missed it. A minor upgrade with bug fixes.

Fixes a phenomenon in which when a recipe for other images is applied to images that do not support lens aberration compensation, there are cases that these images can no longer be correctly displayed.

DPP 4.0.1 can be downloaded here.

A note. DPP 4 officially supports only Canon’s latest full-frame cameras (EOS-1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D). Canon announced that support for more cameras will be added in the future. In the meantime, you can use DPP 4.x  on other cameras by applying this simple trick. RAW files from the following DSLRs can then be processed with DPP 4.x: Rebel SL1/EOS 100D, Rebel T4i/650D, EOS M, EOS 70D, Rebel T5i/EOS 700D.

August 26, 2014
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Most Canon EOS 7D Underwater Housing Are Discontinued

Canon EOS 7D

I always love to hear from the underwater photography community (thanks SevetS). I was myself a scuba diver a long time ago (when it was very expensive to shot underwater)

One more sign that the EOS 7D replacement is coming very soon. Several retailers have discontinued EOS 7D underwater housings. Check it for yourself:

Aquatica housings:

Sea & Sea housings:

Subal housings:

August 25, 2014
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Samyang Announces 50mm T1.5 and 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lenses

Samyang

Now it’s official. Samyang (aka Rokinon and more brands) announced 2 new 50mm lenses, a VDSLR lens – the 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine lens – and a conventional lens, the 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC.

Samyang press release:

Samyang announces the release of a new cine lens V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC. The product will be officially introduced during upcoming Photokina 2014 photographic fairs in Cologne.

The presented lens with the focal length of 50mm is yet another product released by the Korean manufacturer. And it will perfectly fill the gap between Samyang 35mm and 85mm models. Cine version will be introduced along with the photographic version of the lens. As a result, Samyang brand will now be selling a complete set of bright lenses with exceptionally wide and useful focus ranges to meet expectation of both filmmakers and photographers.

Samyang 50 mm T1.5 AS UMC has been designed for cameras and camcorders fitted with photosensitive 24x36mm or smaller sensor. It gives 46.2 degrees field of view, and thanks to high brightness value of T1.5 (f/1.4) it comes as a great tool in poor lighting conditions, ensuring splendid image quality and small depth of field. Optics of the lens consists of nine lens elements arranged in six groups (including one aspherical and one hybrid aspherical lens element). To ensure high contrast and faithful colour reproduction, all lens elements have been covered with multi-layered UMC anti-reflective coatings.

Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR ensures exceptionally smooth and aesthetic mapping for out of focus areas beyond the focal plain, producing the so called bokeh effect. Thanks to the eight-bladed aperture, the subjects located outside the depth of field are shown with extremely smooth features. This feature will be appreciated by professional filmmakers and photographers taking portrait photos.

New Samyang 50mm T1.5 VDSLR will be first presented at Photokina 2014 photographic fairs. Samyang company invites all guests to visit the company’s stand (No. A-025, hall 2.1) during the fairs which are to be held in Cologne from 16th to 21st of September 2014. For all those who want to visit Photokina 2014 fairs, Samyang has prepared free guest passes. Please, visit our official website www.samyang-europe.com or the company’s fanpages in socialnetworking services to view the upcoming information about our free guest passes: facebook.com/samyang.

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Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC core specs:

  •  Hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and glass aspherical lens (ASP)
  • UMC technology of Samyang Optics
  • Wide and soft focus gear ring
  • Circular aperture with 8 blades

 

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Samyang 50mm T1.5 AS UMC core specs:

  • Hybrid aspherical lens (H-ASP) and glass aspherical lens (ASP)
  • Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
  • Samyang Optics VDSLR lens kit
  • Circular aperture with 8 blades

Sample pics are posted here (scroll down). More product pics after the break.

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August 25, 2014
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Adobe Is Developing A Tools To Migrate From Aperture To Lightroom (and has a how to for the impatient)

Migrate From Aperture To Lightroom

Adobe is working on a tool to make the transition from the soon to be no longer supported Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom 5 smooth and hazzle-free. In the meantime they published a step by step guide on how to manually migrate your precious photo catalog and pics from Aperture to Lightroom.

Adobe is developing a migration tool to bring your photos into Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from Aperture, but if you’re eager to switch before the tool is ready, this guide helps ease your transition. We recognize that this migration can be a challenging process. The following resources and methodology to help get you up to speed with Lightroom and provide a roadmap for successfully migrating your photos.

Adobe is pushing their cloud service, the Creative Cloud Photography plan (again available for $9.99/month), to attract new customers. The plan comes with Photoshop and Lightroom. However, the upcoming tools as well as the how-to apply also to the stand-alone Lightroom 5 version.

[via dc.watch]

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