March 21, 2014
Posted in News

Mitakon Lens Turbo For Canon EF Mounts Available On eBay


Mitakon Lens Turbo

The new Mitakon Canon EF to MFT Lens Turbo adapter can be ordered on eBay. The Mitakon is a clone of the Metabones Speed Booster and costs much less (but does not match the Metabones quality).

Personal View has a long topic about these alternative adapter. It’s interesting to read it to learn about their strength and weaknesses.

[via 43rumors]

March 21, 2014
Posted in Reviews

An Introduction To Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses By Vincent Laforet

Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

The Canon Digital Learning Center posted the first video of a 3 parts series about the basics of tilt-shift lenses. The host is no less than Canon Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet.

Join Explorer of Light Vincent Laforet on location in New York City as he shares practical examples of how to use Canon’s tilt-shift lenses for architecture, portrait, lifestyle, and tabletop photography. Learn how a tilt-shift lens can correct, enhance and dramatically change a composition.

In Episode 1, Vincent gives an overview of what a tilt-shift lens is and how it differs from other lenses in the EOS lineup.

In Episode 2, Vincent talks about the shift property of the lens and how it can be used to correct distortion and also aid in multi-shot stitching by showing a few practical examples from around the city.

In Episode 3, Vincent shows a few examples of how the tilt functionality of the lens can shift the plane of focus to create a miniature look as well as increase the focus plane.

March 21, 2014
Posted in News

Zacuto Announces New Lens Support System For Canon CP-N and Zeiss CP Lenses

Zacuto announced a new lens support system for Canon CP-N and Zeiss CP lenses:

You’ve never seen lens supports like these! Slide the ‘hook’ rod mount under your lens and attach the four included ‘foot’ connectors to your Canon cinema primes or Zeiss CP.2 lenses. The hook and foot snap into place seamlessly as you connect your lens to your camera for a stable, elegant lens support solution. No more camera twisting on a baseplate or rocking when you pull focus. Quickly and easily change lenses and adjust for different cameras.

Canon Lens Support:
Zeiss Lens Support:

[via newsshooter]


Zacuto press release after the break.

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March 20, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II – $1399 (B&H Photo)

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

B&H Photo has a great deal for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II going on: get this amazing wide-angle, full-frame lens for just $1399 after $150 instant discount and $150 mail-in rebate. Compare to $1699. Free shipping in the USA and 2% rewards.

Specifications and description after the break.

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March 20, 2014
Posted in Rumors

No Samyang Auto-Focus Lens To Be Announced Tomorrow


I’ve speculated that Samyang tomorrow would announce the rumored 35mm auto-focus lens. Nope. According to Samyang Asia’s Facebook page there is no AF lens on the horizon. As you can see in the pic above

No autofocus, autofocus is rumours, fake news

That’s a pity. But I am pretty sure the 10mm lens will be announced tomorrow.

March 20, 2014
Posted in Deals

Canon Deals: Refurbished And Discounted Canon Gear On Sale At Adorama

Canon DealsCanon Deals

Adorama has discounts going on on a plenty of Canon cameras, and there are refurbished DSLRs too. All ship free in the USA, and a lot get 2% rewards. To see all 65 items click here, for some selected deals see below.

March 20, 2014
Posted in News

Humor: Selfies Are Dangerous, Beware!

Just a hilarious video about how dangerous selfies can be :-)

[via The Phoblographer]