March 17, 2014
Posted in Patents

Sigma Patent For 28-85mm OS Lens For Mirrorless Cameras


Sigma Patent

Will there soon be another lens for the EOS M system? The patent was spotted by Egami (translated).

At least Sigma is working on an image-stabilized 28-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for APS-C mirrorless systems. Exciting news, though I am a bit puzzled because of the 28mm – rather unusual for a crop sensor camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-44246
    • Publication date 2014.3.13
    • Filing date 2012.8.24
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.84
    • Focal length f = 29.01-50.00-82.48mm
    • Fno. 3.63-4.59-5.78
    • Angle of view 2ω = 53.08-31.21-19.16 °
    • Image height Y = 14.20mm
    • 92.04-103.13-116.62mm overall length of the lens
    • Inner Focus (Group 4)
    • Anti-vibration (group 2)

Sigma Patent

March 17, 2014
Posted in News

Magic Lantern Coming To The Canon EOS 5D Mark III (firmware 1.2.3)

Magic Lantern

Another great achievement by the Magic Lantern team. They now developed a version of ML that should work on Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs) with firmware version 1.2.3 ( the latest version).

Says Alex of ML:

Not alpha, not beta, nor zeta, just a bleeding edge that happens to work for me. It might work for you or it might not.

(note that my standards are fairly high, so what I call bleeding edge, others may call semi-stable or whatever)

So despite this is a very first port of ML to the 5D3, it seems to be a fairly usable version, with some improvements too, like the elimination of the need to mod the boot flag (Alex warns there are still issues with portions of Magic Lantern including the HDMI output in this version, better to be careful).

The whole story with installation instruction can be read in the ML forum.

[via planet5d]

March 15, 2014
Posted in Deals

Canon EOS 70D Deals (body & kits, Adorama)

Canon EOS 70D

Another round of Canon EOS 70D deals at Adorama. Both the EOS 70D body and kits are available. The 70D is a phenomenal APS-C DSLR, and I enjoy using it whenever I can. The Dual Pixel AF is a world apart from whatever AF you have seen on other DSLR, and there are reviewers who outline that it outperforms conventional AF systems.

  • EOS 70D body only on sale for $1049 instead of $1199. 2% rewards and free shipping
  • EOS 70D with EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens on sale for $1149 instead of $1349, 2% rewards and free shipping
  • EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens on sale for $1299 instead of $1549, 2% rewards and free shipping. This kits includes the following items for free:
    • Adorama Slinger Bag,100 – Black
    • Pro Optic 67mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

The 70D kit with the 18-135mm lens is eligible for a $400 mail-in rebate when bought together with the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer. To do this, click “buy together and save” when on the product page and select the printer. Information about the mail-in rebate can be found here.

EOS 70D specs and description after the break.

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March 15, 2014
Posted in Reviews

Canon EF Lenses 101 With Matt Kloskowski (Video)

CanonUSA on Youtube posted the first two videos of a 9 part series about Canon’s EF lenses.

Canon offers a wide range of EF lenses and lens accessories. In this 9 part video series you’ll learn all about lens basics, STM lenses, Macro lenses, Fisheye lenses, Tilt-Shift lenses, Wide Angle and Telephoto lenses. Your host for this informative series is professional photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski

The video below is the second video of the series:

In this video you’ll learn all about aperture, f-stop, focal length and a lot more. Your host, photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski takes you through the various lens categories and also explains some of the Canon nomenclature.

If you feel you have to learn about Canon’s EF lenses then these educational videos are right for you.

March 14, 2014
Posted in Deals

Warning: Canon EOS 6D – $1500

Canon EOS 6D

Top deal by Top Rated Seller 6ave on eBay (99.3% positive ratings): get the Canon EOS 6D body only on sale for only $1,499.99.

Description and specs after the break.

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March 14, 2014
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New Canon DPP and EOS Utility Support Rebel T5, EOS M2, Powershot G1 X Mark II

Canon DPP

New versions of Digital Photo Professional (3.14.15),  EOS Utility (2.14.0) and other Canon software is available for download.

Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15 – Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.14.15 Updater:

  • Supports images taken with EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2, PowerShot G1 X Mark II.
  • Supports Windows 8.1 [Windows version of the updater]
  • Fixes the phenomenon where the shutter speed value and the aperture value indicated for an image displayed in the [Large thumbnail] mode may differ from the actual values if the image has been converted to the JPG or TIFF format from the RAW file (CRW file) format of the EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS KISS DIGITAL / EOS DIGITAL REBEL / EOS 300D DIGITAL or EOS 10D.

EOS Utility 2.14.0 – Changes for EOS Utility 2.14.0 Updater:

  • Supports EOS Kiss X70 / EOS Rebel T5 / EOS 1200D / EOS Hi, EOS M2.
  • Supports the CN-E35mm T1.5 L F.
  • Supports Windows 8.1.
March 14, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS M w/ 18-55mm IS STM, 22mm F/2 STM, And Speedlite 90EX – €422/$479

Canon EOS M

For a limited time (until 3/17) DigitalRev has the Canon EOS M kit with EF-M 18-55mm IS STM and EF-M 22mm f/2 STM lenses, and the Speedlite 90EX flash, all on sale for $422/$479. All color options available. Very good price for the kit.

Please note that the price in Euro is computed for Germany, other EU countries may vary slightly but in any case the price is comprehensive of customs and shipment for all EU and Asia customers, US customers have to check customs during check-out (depends by the state).

[via dealsrunner]

Specifications and description after the break.

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