The Science Behind 4K Optics (Canon video)

Neat little video by CanonUSA on Youtube. Learn all you have to know about 4k. Real 4K technology goes far beyond the label. Canon 4K optics are born from decades of research and design, creating brilliant, vivid, rich images. And it all begins with the lens.

Magic Lantern running on Canon EOS 70D – Update

Update: Andrew Reid of EOSHD just tweeted me noting that the EOS 70D with Magic Lantern is the only camera that can deliver raw video and has Dual Pixel AF on board :-) See Andrew’s test video above.

Think Dual Pixel AF and all the raw video goodness. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? Well, it is still an alpha release but it is working.

You can download ML for your Canon EOS 70D heading over to the ML forum, here. Please take time to read all the instructions and notes, remember this is alpha software, not a final release of the firmware add-on. You need to check the serial number of your 70D to see if you need to download version A or B.

Have fun!

[via EOSHD]


How to upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6


Yesterday Adobe released Lightroom 6 (also available as Lightroom CC). It became quickly clear that Adobe wants everyone to get Lightroom CC. The update to LR6 is available only on Adobe’s site, and it is pretty hidden. To update from LR5 or LR4 to LR6 follow these instructions:

  • Head over to Adobe’s site
  • Under “Photoshop Lightroom 6 – $149” click “Buy”
  • Change your purchase from “Full” to “Upgrade”
  • Next, select the version of LR you actually own
  • Check-out and pay $79 for the upgrade

The full version of Adobe Lightroom 6 are on sale for $149: Adorama | B&H Photo


Product Advisory: Some Sigma Lenses have problems with Canon EOS Rebel T6s Live View Mode

Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM

Sigma released a product advisory for some of their lenses. Issues with Canon’s new EOS 760D/Rebel T6i live view mode have been observed. A free firmware update is on its way.

Notice to our Canon mount lens users

Thank you for purchasing and using our products.
We have found that Live View Mode cannot be used on the EOS8000D (RebelT6s /760D) and EOS KissX8i (RebelT6i /750D) released on April 17th 2015 by Canon Inc. with some of SIGMA’s Canon mount interchangeable lenses. For those who own the lenses, we are going toprovide a firmware update free of charge.

When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops without displaying images on the rear LCD monitor.

[Products and Serial Numbers that require the firmware update]

Current models

17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM      No. 12651501 or later
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM      No. 13044001 or later
APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM      No. 12713001 or later
APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM      No. 12902001 or later
120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports      No. 50064494~ 50347793
APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM      No. 12669751 or later

Discontinued models

17-70mm F2.8-4 DC MACRO OS HSM      No. 12665001 or later
18-200mm F3.5-6.3ⅡDC OS HSM      No. 12851001 or later
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM      No. 12656101 or later
APO 50-150mmF2.8 EX DC OS HSM      No. 12839001 or later
APO 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM      No. 12676440 or later
APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM      No. 12971601 or later

[via Sigma Rumors]
Read more

Adobe Lightroom 6 is official (comes as CC and standalone version)


Adobe just released Lightroom 6/Lightroom CC. All new features are listed on Adobe’s page, a comparison between Lightroom versions is here (LR CC, LR 6, LR 5), the new version can be downloaded here. The new Lightroom will come as a standalone product, and as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plan.

Adobe Lightroom 6: Adorama | B&H Photo  – if you’re looking how to update from LR4/LR5 to Lightroom 6 have a look here.

Support for the following Canon cameras has been added:

  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i, Kiss X8i)
  • Canon EOS 760D (Rebel T6s, Kiss 8000D)
  • Canon EOS M3

Among the highlights of Lightroom 6 are HDR imaging, Panorama Merge, facial recognition, new slide shows, and more. Watch the Lightroom 6 introduction videos below to learn more.

KIPON announce world’s first Canon EF-MFT autofocus electronic adapter

Lotsa exciting news today, here is another one.

Kipon announced a new Canon EF-MFT autofocus electronic adapter. An excerpt from the press release:

Five years ago, KIPON developed out world first mechanic adapter with built-in iris, to use Canon EF lens on MFT(m4/3) body, to solve the problem for only electronic iris control of Canon EF lens. Today still KIPON, we bring to market a new world first full Auto-focus adapter, to use Canon EF full frame and EF-S Apsc lens on MFT(m4/3) body.
This adapter equipped with electronic contact and built-in circuit board with chip, besides auto-focus and stability function, also can transmit precise EXIF information to the camera body.
The market price for this adapter is 285USD,will be on sale from May 10, 2015.

Kipon adapters are available on eBay.

[via 43 Rumors]