December 13, 2013
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World’s Fastest Lens For Mirrorless Systems: Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 Released

Source: mirrorlessrumors

The lens was announced back in February. Today Kipon announced the new Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 lens which comes in native Canon M mount (EOS M on sale at newegg for $279).

The lens has a price of $2000. Kipon says there will be more fast lenses. BE sure to check sample images after the break (after the press release). Press release:

HANDEVISION  —  December 12, 2013

A mutual passion for photography and the art of image capture between two companies’ owner has led two special firms, Shanghai Transvision and German IB/E Optics, to collaborate on an industry-shaking new innovation. By merging Geman high-quality engineering standards with Chinese cost-effective production infrastructure, the new camera lens brand Handevision (“Han” means China in Mandarin and “De” is the word for Germany).

After many months of collaboration between engineering and production teams, final quality control assessments have concluded and the IBELUX 40mm f0.85 high-speed lens, the fastest lens in the world, is nearly ready for release. Available for sale by February, 2014, this lens will be available for Sony NEX, Fuji X, Canon EOS M and Micro 4/3 digital mirrorless camera mounts (MSRP is $2,080 USD).

While risky to start our launch with this ground-breaking high-speed lens, we hope to gain the attention and confidence of photographers around the world with our expanding new lenses. Our mission is to manufacture high-grade lenses of metallic construction with a clean, aesthetic finish. As a new player in the lens market, we believe we can expand our new brand internationally as our engineers, uninhibited by production costs nor by material restrictions, will be free to work creatively in seeking optimal image quality and artistic design.

We are currently working on our next project, the wide-angle IBEGON lens. With Sony releasing the new full-frame mirrorless A7/A7R camera, we have designed a high-speed telephoto APO mirror lens called the IBECAT, named for its sharp image capture, its lightweight construction and fast glass. Additional lenses are in development for full frame mirrorless cameras, including a tilt-shift lens and a compact fixed focal length lens.

We are focusing our efforts at expanding our line of full-frame mirrorless and DSLR detachable lenses in 2014 and are constantly developing ways to satisfy demand of professional photographers for faster, sharper lenses.

Charts and many sample pics after the break.

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December 13, 2013
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Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.15.51 Released (and EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor)

 

Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.15.51
Canon released new versions of their photo software:

  • Canon Digital Photo Professional 3.13.51: Addition of Digital Lens Optimizer applicable lenses, A phenomenon in which font settings are sometimes not reflected on print contact sheets has been fixed
  • EOS Utility 2.13.40: A function has been added to allow the loading of just protected images into the PC
  • Picture Style Editor 1.13.30: Supports EOS 70D, EOS Kiss X7 / EOS Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D, EOS Kiss X7i / EOS Rebel T5i / EOS 700D, EOS-1D C

Download here.

December 12, 2013
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Canon Deals: Rebel SL1, SpeedLite 600EX-RT, PowerShot S120, ELPH 330 IS, and more

Canon Deals

Another bunch of good deals went live at B&H and Adorama:

Canon Deals

December 12, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Available Starting December 20 (in Japan)

The recently announced Canon EOS M2 will be available in Japan starting starting December 20th. The body only option and all kits will be released. As you probably know the EOS M2 will not be available everywhere. Indeed, it appears the EOS M2 won’t even be available in all Asian countries. The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M, on the other hand, can be had for a bargain: $279 at newegg with the 18-55mm IS STM lens.

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December 12, 2013
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Adobe Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 Released

Adobe Lightroom 5.3

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Adobe released Photoshop Lightroom 5.3 and Camera Raw 8.3 to the public (download here). The news:

  • Tethering support for Canon EOS Rebel T4i/EOS 650D
  • Support forCanon EOS M2 andCanon PowerShot S120
  • Lens support for Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM, Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC
  • Various bug fixes

You still can have Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 via Creative Cloud for $9.99/month. This is your opportunity to step into Adobe’s Photoshop Photography Program for 9.99 a month (12-month commitment).

  • Photoshop CC
  • Lightroom 5
  • 20GB of online storage
  • Behance ProSite
  • Access to training resources on Creative Cloud Learn
  • Ongoing updates and upgrades

The offer expires December 31.

December 12, 2013
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Zeiss Will Launch New Otus 85mm f/1.4 Lens

Otus 85mm f/1.4

The Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4

Source: mirrorlessrumors

Hot news! After having launched what possibly is the best prime lens on this planet of ours, the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, Zeiss will launch a new Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens in 2014. The 55mm f/1.4 was just the first lens in a new family of lenses. Price should be around $4000. When asked, Zeiss answered:

Otus 85mm f/1.4

According to DxOMark, the Otus 55mm f/1.4 is a “peerless prime”.

Otus 85mm f/1.4

December 12, 2013
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Canon EOS M2 Set To Be Released Just In Few Asian Countries

EOS M2

The announcement of the Canon EOS M2 generated some confusion. Only Canon Japan and Canon China made the announcement. No word came from Canon USA or one of the Canon’s EU branches. As for now a lot suggests that Canon may introduce the EOS M2 for Asia only, or at least wait for CES 2014 to make it available for the rest of the world.

But it appears that Canon doesn’t have plans to release the EOS M2 in all of Asia either. According to exposure-magazine Canon will not introduce the EOS M2 in Indonesia and in the rest of South and South-East Asia. Quoting Sintra Wong, Canon Division Manager, PT Datascrip Indonesia, “there is no plan until today for EOS M2 to be distributed in South and Southeast Asia region, inclunding Indonesia“. Mr. Sintra Wong says: “Not every Canon products are distributed globally. It is based on product strategy and market demand”. If it depends by the demand there is a possibility to see the EOS M2 in EU and USA too.

The EOS M2 is available for pre-order at Amazon JP, but will not ship out of Japan. The EOS M, on the other hand, can be had for a bargain: $279 at newegg with the 18-55mm IS STM lens.

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