Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF lens price drop, $299 (was $399)

Rokinon 50mm F/1.4 AS IF Lens Price Drop, $299 (was $399)

The excellent Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF price dropped to $299 at Amazon and B&H Photo. It was $399. Excellent deal for those looking for a fast 50mm lens.

  • High performance, fast F1.4 aperture, “standard” 50mm prime lens with Full Frame Sensor Coverage
  • Specialized Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) improves light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare
  • Internal Focusing design (IF) provides non rotating 77mm filter threads and close focusing to 17.7 Inches
  • Hybrid Aspherical and Aspherical lens elements control aberrations for clear and color-accurate images
  • Equipped with an 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm for pleasing Bokeh and a large rubberized focusing ring for quiet and silky smooth control of focus

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF

Canon patent for EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for APS-C sensors

ef-s 18-100mm

A patent does neither mean that a company is actively working on the described product, nor it is a warranty we’ll ever see the described product. However, here is another patent for a STM lens for APS-C DSLRs filed by Canon.

The patent refers to a EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens,. 18-100mm is a sonewhat unusual focal range, even more if you consider that Canon has the excellent EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on offer.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-1224
    • Published 2016.1.7
    • Filing date 2014.6.11
  • Example
    • Focal length 18.59 47.22 94.99
    • F-number 3.60 4.92 5.88
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.31 16.14 8.18
    • Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
    • The total lens length 137.78 158.04 178.30
    • BF 35.39 52.79 64.61
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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit price drop to $5,999 (was $6,299)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit Price Drop To $5,999 (was $6,299)

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Premium Kit, coming with a 64GB Sandisk CFast 2.0 memory card and a card reader/writer, has already seen a price drop by $300. The Premium Kit is now on sale at $5,999, the same price as the body only option.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II at $5,999: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
  • 14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
  • DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
  • 3.2 inch (1.62m) Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
  • ISO 100-51200 (Expanded to 409600)
  • Built-In GPS
  • CFast & CF Card Slots

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 photo printer real-world review

Fro Knows Photo reviewed the Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer. Is it worth to use this $1,300 printer or is it better to get prints from the lab? Watch the video to learn.

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

  • Max Resolution: 2400 x 1200 dpi
  • Max Print Size: 17 x 22″ (Sheet Media)
  • Print Speed: 17 x 22″ in 4 Min 10 Sec
  • Borderless Printing at up to 17″ Wide
  • FINE Printing Technology
  • L-COA PRO Image Processing Engine
  • 12 LUCIA PRO Pigment-Based Inks
  • Grayscale Photo Printing; 3.0″ Color LCD
  • Canon PRINT App, PIXMA Cloud Link
  • USB 2.0, Ethernet, & Wi-Fi Connectivity