April 30, 2014
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New Canon EF Lenses 101 Video: Tilt-Shift Lenses

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CanonUSA on Youtube posted a new video of their ongoing series “Canon EF lenses 101″. This video is about tilt-shift lenses. As usual, the host is Matt Kloskowski.

Tilt-shift lenses are most popular for architectural photography because it helps to correct the leaning effect we see in photos of tall objects like buildings and walls. Photographer and educator Matt Kloskowski gives some tips on architectural and landscape use of Canon tilt-shift lenses.

Canon EF Lenses 101

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 ($1,400).

April 29, 2014
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Hot Deal: Canon EOS 6D – $1699 (B&H Photo)

 Canon EOS 6D Excellent deal by authorised Canon reseller B&H Photo: the Canon EOS 6D on sale for $1699 after a $200 instant discount. Plus some free items:

  • SanDisk 16GB SDHC Extreme Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
  • Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag
  • Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
  • Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod

Will not last long

April 29, 2014
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Save Big On Samsung Memory Card 3-Packs (up to 66%, Adorama)

Samsung Memory Card

Some excellent memory card deals at Adorama. These are all 3-packs, you get 3 memory cards for the price. The offer is valid through May 10, 2014 (or as long as supply lasts).

  • Samsung “3 PACK” 32GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card on sale for $49.95 instead of $89.85 + free shipping and free card reader
  • Samsung “3 PACK” Pro Class 10 (UHS-1) 32GB microSDHC Flash Card with Adapter on sale for $49.95 instead of $149.85 + free shipping and free card reader
  • Samsung ” 3 PACK ” 64GB SDHC Pro UHS-1 Class 10 Memory Card on sale for $99.99 instead of $174  + free shipping and free card reader
  • Samsung Pro Series “3 PACK” 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 microSDXC Memory Card with Adapter on sale for $99.99 instead of $179.85 + free shipping and free card reader

 

April 29, 2014
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Samyang Working On Another AE Lens And Will Cut Stock For Other Brand Names

DicaHub (translated) has more information about Samyang’s upcoming plans. After yesterday’s announcement of a 35mm f/1.4 lens with automatic exposure for Canon mount (among other lenses), the big question is if Samyang will make more lenses with AE contacts.

According to DicaHub’s interview with Samyang, the Korean lens manufacturer is working on another lens with AE contacts. Most probably for Canon mount (but that’s not clearly stated in the interview). The rumors point to a 85mm f/1.4 AE lens. No hints about when  Samyang may announce the next AE lens.

There is another interesting thing that comes out of the interview. When asked about the many names Samyang uses to brand their lenses, they answered that they recognise the issue and plan to gradually cut stock availability for the other brand names. With one exception: Rokinon. It appears that Rokinon is a major brand name for Samyang, and hence will remain for the time being. Sounds logic to me. Samyang lenses are available with the following brand names: SamyangWalimexRokinonOptekaFalconVivitarBower.

[via DicaHub]

Below: Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE for Canon

Samyang

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE

April 29, 2014
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Canon Working On A New Generation Of Full-Frame Sensors?

Full-Frame Sensors

A new rumor surfaced on the web. CR reports that Canon is working on a new full-frame sensor generation planned for mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

This new sensor generation is said to have lower production costs, and to be easier to produce too. It was also suggested this sensors could  be based on a technology similar to Foveon.

I have no information about this new sensor technology, but in December 2013 I got a rumor that Canon is working on the “biggest change” in their history. Can’t say if it has to do with the rumor reported here. As usual, keep the salt ready.

However, we saw a patent in the past that suggest Canon may working on such a sensor technology.

[via CR]

April 28, 2014
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Hot Deal: Canon Rebel SL1 w/ 18-55mm IS STM – $480

Canon Rebel SL1 Top Rated Plus eBay seller 6ave (99.4% positive ratings) has a super deal going on: the Canon Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D) with the EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens is on sale for just $479.99.Free shipping in the USA. Compare to $599.99 on Amazon.
April 28, 2014
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Here Are All The New Samyang Lenses (35mm f/1.4 AE for Canon inclusive)

Here are all the lenses Samyang officially announced today. And yes, they released the 35mm f/1.4 AE lens for Canon mount (spec sheet here) – Samyang’s first lens with electronic contacts for Canon (if I am not wrong).

Samyang press release:

Samyang company announces expansion of its sales portfolio and market release of new photographic and cine lenses. New Samyang 35mm f/1.4 Canon AE, 300mm f/6.3 Mirror DSLR photo lenses and VDSLR series is to be released on April 29th 2014. Samyang 10mm T3.1, 12mm T2.2 and 7.5mm T3.8.

New products branded with Samyang logotype include an interesting 35mm f/1.4 lens with Canon EF mount, the latest version will feature AE (Auto Exposure) function, which was fitted only in lenses with Nikon F mount before. The newest version of the lens that is marked with AE symbol comes with a microprocessor which can electronically confirm the focus value from the body level. The lens’s construction remained unchanged and still ensures a perfect optical and mechanical quality. Samyang 35mm f/1.4 has been designed to work with Canon digital reflex cameras equipped with full-frame and APS-C sensors.

Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AE

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