Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands

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Canon press release:

Canon Ranked As One of the 2015 Best Global Brands by Interbrand

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 7, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon has been ranked 40 out of 100 on the 2015 Best Global Brands and third among Japanese Best Global Brands. Interbrand’s annual 100 Best Global Brands ranking report identifies and evaluates companies that have created and sustained strong global brand performance. The standings are based on publicly available information including the financial performance of the branded products or services, the role of brand in the purchase decision process and the strength of the brand.

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Canon Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Canon U.S.A. Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

Celebrating the Beginning of a Three-year Sponsorship, the Company Launched the Canon See Impossible Balloon into the Gorgeous New Mexico Sky during the Opening Mass Ascension

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 – As the Presenting Sponsor and Official Imaging Company of the 44th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, led the spectacularly colorful, world-renowned primary mass ascension of the world’s premiere balloon event with the first official flight of the Canon See Impossible Balloon.

On Saturday October 3, 2015, in Albuquerque New Mexico, the Canon See Impossible Balloon led more than 500 colorful hot air and gas balloons operated by pilots from more than 22 countries around the world to take flight in unity. From the event grounds to the vast New Mexico sky, Canon’s presence at and in support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta encourages and empowers attendees from all over the world to capture and print these once in a lifetime moments using tools that authentically represent the fiesta’s vibrant glow.

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“Timeless Dreams”, a layer-lapse of the American Southwest

The 2.5 minutes video above was made by photographer Julian Tryba. It’s a “layer-lapse” of the American Southwest. What’s a layer-lapse? Multiple time-lapses sequences of the exact same scene are shot over different times of the day. Portions of the footage are then mixed together into the same frame.

The footage was shot while driving 3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The used gear: Canon EOS 1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 7D.

[via Julian Tryba via PetaPixel]

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 now available (and Camera Raw 9.2 too)


Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC. New lens profiles have been added, even for FD lenses (see after the break). Use the Help-> Check for Updates menu item or the Creative Cloud application to install this desktop update. Again, this update is not available for Lightroom standalone version. A new version of Camera Raw (ver. 9.2) is also available for download.

Release Notes

New Features – Lightroom desktop

Dehaze as a Local Adjustment*

We added Dehaze as a global adjustment in the Lightroom CC 2015.1 release and are excited to see the widespread interest in the feature.  We wanted to extend the functionality, and I’m happy to announce that you can now apply Dehaze as a Local Adjustment.  This means that you can use Dehaze with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Local Adjustment Brush.

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Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 for EOS M in stock and ready to ship

Samyang/Rokinon 50mm F/1.2 And 21mm F/1.4 For EOS M In Stock And Ready To Ship

Samyang/Rokinon’s new fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4, are in stock and ready to ship. The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too.

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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