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August 29, 2014
Posted in News, Rumors

Yet Another Samyang Teaser

Samyang Teaser

The picture above showed up on Samyang’s Facebook page. More lenses to come soon?

August 28, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces Details Of Its Presence At Photokina 2014

 Photokina 2014

No rumor, just a press release. A virtual tour of the Canon experience and other Canon Photokina 2014 content will be available on Canon’s dedicated photokina website (language can be switched).

Experience and share photokina 2014 with Canon
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 28th August 2014 – Canon today announces details of its presence at photokina 2014, unveiling its most interactive environment ever at the world’s largest photography and imaging show. Designed around helping photographers immerse themselves in the latest technologies, Canon’s programme at the show will offer visitors a digital imaging experience that highlights its industry leading range of products and services.
Canon’s stand at photokina 2014 will be dedicated to the journey of capturing a moment or memory. Within an open, free-roam environment, visitors will be invited to undertake shooting challenges, with experts on-hand to guide them along the way. The experiential event will go far beyond simple touch and try demonstrations, and instead provide the opportunity to truly experience the Canon range.The stand will also feature live presentation sessions with Canon’s world famous photography ambassadors. Presenters will include landscape and travel photographer David Noton, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ulla Lohmann, and action shooter Richard Walch, with each providing first-hand accounts of how Canon products help them to realise their individual visions. Furthermore, Canon Explorer Jörg Kyas will be taking on interactive challenges set by visitors – providing a unique way for enthusiasts to learn about new styles or techniques.In addition, Canon’s custom-designed platform for managing and sharing a world of images, irista, will be demonstrated, highlighting Canon’s dedication to furthering the capabilities of digital services. Visitors will also be able to browse Canon equipment and piece together their own ‘virtual kitbag’ using touchscreen tables placed around the stand.“photokina 2014 for us is about immersing customers in a world of exciting imaging possibilities,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging, Canon Europe. “We’re creating an experiential environment that will challenge visitors to think much more deeply about their photography. Our photokina presence will demonstrate the very best in product and service innovation as we encourage photography explorers to truly engage with the Canon brand.”To allow attendees the opportunity to retain their experience, Canon Live Pass RFID cards will be supplied to allow visitors to scan in at key points around the stand in order to create a souvenir site which is tailored to their interest areas, and to which they can refer after the show. Those not attending can keep up to speed via the official Canon Europe YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/CanonEurope, where videos will provide a summary of each day’s events. Alternatively, the action can be followed live on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/canonatphotokina or on Twitter at @CanonPhotokina / #CanonPhotokina. A virtual tour of the Canon experience and other Canon photokina content will be available on the dedicated photokina website www.canon.de/photokina.

Canon’s stand will be located in Hall 3.2.

August 28, 2014
Posted in News

A Bit Of Everything

 

A Bit Of Everything

  • Italian Film Company Ferrania to Start Making 35mm and 120 Film Again in Mid-September - PetaPixel
  • If Picasso Were A Photographer – Fstoppers
  • Photoshop vs. Lightroom: What If You Had To Pick Just One? – DiyPhotography
  • This Geeky Infographic Chronicles the Evolution of the Camera – The Phoblographer
  • The Argument for Shooting JPEGS over RAWs in the Modern Photo World - The Phoblographer
  • Canon helps small businesses embrace mobile working with new range of inkjet printers – Canon press release
  • Canon U.S.A. Unveils imageFORMULA P-215II Scan-tini Mobile Document Scanner, Offering Enhanced Mobility, Simple Use, And Maximum Image Quality – Canon press release
  • Back to School Portraits, an article by Canon Digital Learning Center
  • Canon U.S.A. Debuts Therefore™ Online, a Cloud-based Version of its Information Management Solution – Canon press release

A Bit Of Everything
Canon Camera Museum technical article about the new EF-M 55-200mm IS STM lens for the Canon EOS M systemCanon Camera Museum

 


See what you can do with Canon STM kit lenses and an EOS Rebel T5i DSLR - CanonUSA on YouTube

Canon STM lenses capture great photos and even better videos. They’re named after a new kind of technology called a Stepping Motor, which lets the lenses focus smoothly and quietly.

Learn more about STM lenses here.

August 27, 2014
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Canon Supports Relief Efforts Following Heavy Rains In Western Japan

Canon press release

Canon supports relief efforts following damage caused by heavy rains in western Japan

TOKYO, August 27, 2014 — Torrential rains since early August in and around the city of Hiroshima in western Japan have caused extensive damage and loss of life across the region.

We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this catastrophe and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. Although the road to recovery will be challenging and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.

To aid in the relief efforts for the victims of this disaster, the Canon Group is making a donation of 5 million yen (approximately US$48,000) through the Central Community Chest of Japan.

August 27, 2014
Posted in News

Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster Adapter Announced

Metabones

Metabones® announced a new Canon EF to MFT Speed Booster adapter with the following features:

  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Build-in electronics to control lens aperture.
  • The lens aperture is set by the controls on the camera body.
  • Powered by camera body. no external power source required. (also accept 3rd party external power supply via MicroUSB socket)
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads.

Optics designed by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending)

A first hands-on review can be seen at EosHD. More details on Metabones‘ site.

Supported Not supported 
EF lensesImage stabilization (IS) lensesElectronic manual focusing (e.g. EF 85/1.2L II and discontinued EF 50/1.0L)EXIF (focal length, aperture, zoom range)Distance and zoom display on camcorders (see note 1)Contax N mount lenses modified to Canon EF by Conurus (see note 2)Contax 645 NAM-1 adapter modified to Canon EF by Conurus (see note 2)

Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses in Canon EF mount (see note 2)

External 5 Volt power supply (see note 6)

Autofocus EF-S lenses (some EF-S lenses may need modification)Lens correction such as peripheral shading, CA and distortionFocus confirmation “chip” (e.g. Dandelion)M42 screw mount adapters (see note 4)Stacking non-Metabones/non-Conurus mount adapters on top (see note 5 and list of lenses which require modification below.)

Metabones

[via 43rumors]

August 27, 2014
Posted in News

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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