Samyang announce 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS lens for mirrorless systems

Samyang Announce 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS Lens For Mirrorless Systems

Samyang (Rokinon, Bowers etc) announced a new, super fast lens, the Samyang 35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS. The Samyang 35mm F1.2 is a lens for mirrorless camera systems, hence it will come with a mount for Canon’s EOS M system (and for Fuji X , Sony E and MFT mounts).

There are two models of this lens:

35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS (full specs)

  • Bright F1.2 aperture
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Compact and Light
  • Circular aperture with 9 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring

35mm T1.3 AS UMC CS (full specs).

  • Bright T1.3 aperture
  • Aspherical Lens
  • Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) of Samyang Optics
  • Designed as Cine lens – Follow Focus Gear Rings and Declicked Aperture
  • Compact and Light
  • Circular aperture with 9 blades
  • Smooth Focus Ring

Samyang 35mm F1.2

Samyang 35mm F1.2

Samyang 35mm F1.2

Samyang 35mm F1.2

A Bit of Everything (Canon News)

Above: Canon Quick Tip – White Balance Shift Bracket

Today’s Gold Box deals at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, B&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Sixty Years of Canon in the Americas – Canon USA

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review – Amateur Photographer

Zeiss Milvus 85mm f1.4: Impressions of shooting with a really great lens – De.Light Photo

900 kilograms of tenderness (shooting walruses ) – Canon Europe

Canon EOS 80D Camera Review – Popular Photography

Canon EOS 80D review – PC Magazine

This is Getty Images’ Canon Arsenal at the Rio Olympics – PetaPixel

Adobe Lightroom for Apple TV announced – Lightroom Journal

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS review – Camera Labs

How I’m learning to avoid editing photos on my computer – The Phoblographer


8 Reasons Why You Should Shoot in JPEG – PetaPixel

8 Reasons Why “PetaPixel” Thinks You Should Shoot In JPEG: My Response – Fro Knows Photo

Below: Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D 12mm f/2.8 lens Kickstarter campaign started – Kickstarter

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What to expect to be announced by Canon before Photokina 2016 (EOS 5D Mark IV and more)

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It’s not just about the EOS 5D Mark IV. We are getting closer to the most important Canon announcement of the year so I thought it would be a good idea to sum up what we can expect Canon to announce. I give different ratings. The most likely date for EOS 5D Mark IV and other announcements is August 25 or August 26.

Announcements set for the end of August:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (all rumors). Likely the most anticipated DSLR of the year and still no reliable specs. Will it have 24MP or 28MP? First EOS 5D Mark IV product page already showed up – [CW5]

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Mark II. Said to be the new kit lens for the EOS 5D Mark IV. Still no specifications. Product page showed up on the Internet – [CW5]

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III. This lens too will be announced soon. A product page showed up. No specs – [CW5]

Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter. This has just leaked a few days ago. Canon will enter the market with their own WiFi adapter for SD card slots – [CW5]

Announcements that are less likely:

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM. Not sure what to think about this. There have been rumors about a replacement for the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS but I always thought the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS was the lens that replaced the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS – [CW3]

A prosumer Canon EOS M body. This is becoming the white unicorn. No reliable information, just speculation and a lot of wishful thinking. Let’s give it a [CW3]

New EF-M lenses for the EOS M system. There are patents, and rumors. We also have reason to believe that Canon started to take their EOS M system seriously. There will be more EF-M lenses, I am just not sure if we will see those lenses in 2016 – [CW3]

It’s barely 3 weeks until the day we expect Canon to make their announcements. Stay tuned, we will soon know some specifications.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II firmware released

Canon EOS C300 Mark II Firmware Released

Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. You can download it here.

Firmware Version incorporates the following update:

  1. Adds Canon Log 3.
  2. Reduces Canon Log 2 noise in dark areas.
  3. Enables magnification to be used even during recording.
  4. The following features are enabled when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1*3, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN20x50 IAS H/E1.
    – Enables autofocus using the Dual Pixel CMOS AF function. (Not applicable to the CN20x50 IAS H/E1 lens)
    – Enables the joystick on the camera’s grip unit to be set to operate the zoom.
    – Enables control of iris to be set to manual operation, and control of focus, zoom and iris using the separately-sold Remote Controller RC-V100.
    – Enables automatic aperture and push auto iris functions.
    – Enables retrieval of metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached, and display of metadata on the camera,
  5. Enables Dual Pixel Function when these lenses are attached: CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S lens or any of the EF cinema prime lenses.
  6. Adds peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction for the following lenses:
    – COMPACT-SERVO lenses: CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
    – CINE-SERVO lenses: CN20x50 IAS H/E1
    – EF lenses: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.
  7. Enhances menu operations so that settings related to resolution/color sampling, etc. are retained to the extent possible when changing recording settings such as the frame rate.
  8. Supports ACESproxy (ACES 1.0).
  9. Alleviates the black-dot phenomenon that appears in the periphery of high-brightness light sources.

– You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 64MB or more for the firmware update.
– Firmware version is for updating Cinema EOS C300 Mark II cameras running firmware version – If your camera’s firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
– For further information, please refer to the latest version of the unit’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.

Canon to announce WiFi adapter W-E1 for SD card slot


It appears Canon will soon announce the Canon W-E1 WiFi adapter. According to a specification sheet leaked at Digicame-Info, the W-E1 is very small and lightweight, coming at 24 x 32 x 2.1 mm (around 0.94 x 41.26 x 0.08 inches) and weighting just 2 grams (0.04 oz). That’s the size of an SD memory card. Safe to assume Canon is entering the market with it’s own WiFi adapter for SD card slots

  • Specifications of Wi-Fi adapter “W-E1”
    – Size: 24.0mm x 32.0mm x 2.1mm
    – Weight: about 2g
    – Operating temperature: 0-40 degrees. Humidity of 85% or less
    – Transmission scheme: IEEE802.11b / g / n
    – Transfer range: 10m
    – Allow the camera of a remote control from the smartphone
    – Remote operation possible wirelessly using EOS Utility
[via Digicame-Info]

Reminder: We give away 2 print and 3 ebooks of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide

Reminder: We Give Away 2 Print And 3 Ebooks Of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide

I am happy for a new giveaway together with the folks at Rocky Nook. We are giving away 2 print copies and 3 ebooks of David Busch’s Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography.

All you have to do is following Rocky Nook and/or Canon Watch on Twitter and Facebook. The more you follow the more probability you have to win the book. You can enter the giveaway both for the print edition and the ebook edition of the book (just switch from one to the other by clicking the small arrow between the title and the follow options):

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