A Bit of Everything (mixed reality, EF-M 28mm Macro, EOS-1D C , EOS-1D X Mk2, and more Canon news)


Canon Empowers Dealers with the Canon Business Services Platform – Canon USA

Canon Introduces uniFLOW Online, Extending Document Capture and Print Management Capabilities to a Wider Range of Customers – Canon USA

Canon Announces the Latest Version of ADVANCE Cloud Portal with Expanded Functionality and Extended Scanning Capabilities – Canon USA

Canon U.S.A.’s Teleretinal Solution on Display at American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting – Canon USA

Using the Canon EOS-1D C in the Alaskan Wilderness to Capture a Short Film in 4K – Fstoppers

[German] Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM – D-Pixx

[German] Quartalszahlen veröffentlicht: Canon kämpft mit schwindenden Kameraverkäufen – Photoscala

How Brazil is trying (and failing) to keep drones away from the Olympics – The Verge

GoPro Hero 5 allegedly appears in leaked video – The Verge

Exclusive: EyeEm Wooing Flickr Users, Opens Up Web Uploader to Everyone – PetaPixel


Below: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review – The red list project [German] – Canon Schweiz

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumored to go at $3,299 body only, coming with 2 kits? [CW4]

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The latest Canon EOS 5D Mark IV murmurings have it that the replacement for the EOS 5D Mark III will start at a lower introducing price than its sibling did, $3,299 vs $3,499 of the 5D3.

We also know that the EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced with two kit variations, one with the well known Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS, and the other with the recently leaked EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Mark II lens.

Canon is expected to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV, along with other gear, on August 25/26. So far we have no reliable information about the specifications of the EOS 5D Mark IV. But it’s a matter of a bit more than two weeks to the announcement.

Stay tuned…!

[via Canon Rumors]

Sigma patent: 14mm f/3.5 lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras

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It’s getting more and more interesting for mirrorless camera owners. Sigma filed a new patent for a 14mm f/3.5 lens for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. According to the patent description this would be a zero-distortion lens, something we recently saw on a new Laowa lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-139087
    • Published 2016.8.4
    • Filing date 2015.1.29
  • Example 1
    • INF 200mm
    • Focal length 13.98 13.28
    • F-number 3.53 3.54
    • Full angle of view 2ω 90.74 92.90
    • The image height Y 14.20 14.20
    • Overall length of the lens 89.25 89.25
    • BF 17.5750
    • Lens configuration 8 groups 10 sheets
    • 2 aspherical three sides
    • ED 1 ( sigma in ELD)
    • Fluorite 4 ( sigma in FLD)
  • Example 2
    • INF 200mm
    • Focal length 13.97 13.28
    • F-number 4.13 4.13
    • Full angle of view 2ω 90.90 92.68
    • The image height Y 14.20 14.20
    • Overall length of the lens 82.60 82.60
    • BF 17.6874
    • Lens configuration 8 groups 10 sheets
    • 2 aspherical three sides
    • ED 1 ( sigma in ELD)
    • Fluorite 4 ( sigma in FLD)
  • Sigma patents
    • FumakeTadashi
    • Inner focus (the second group)
[via Egami]

 

Canon Store refurbished gear listings stocked up (and 10% discount). Hurry up before the best deals are gone!

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The place to look for the best deals. The Canon Store stocked up their inventory of refurbished gear (there is a lot of gear in stock, but the best deals won’t last long). Many items have instant discounts (10%). Check the links below, there are plenty of excellent bargains that can be found.

Samyang announce 20mm F1.8/T1.9 Photo and Cine Lens for Full Frame DSLRs

Samyang Announce 20mm F1.8/T1.9 Photo And Cine Lens For Full Frame DSLRs

Two more new lenses by Samyang (aka Rokinon, Bowers etc). The company today announced a 20mm lens in a classic photo and in a cine lens version: Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC.

Product description:

Explore Your Wideness

Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC is a wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. The flow of light is devised based on the uniqueness of the distance from glass to sensor in mirrorless cameras to create optimal performance.

The bright F1.8 aperture secures a fast shutter speed even under the restricted lighting conditions to offer best quality images. It will brighten up your everyday snapshots. Also it creates an outstanding out-of-focus look by highlighting the main object effectively. In between ultra-wide 16mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, Ultra Multi Coating and two aspherical lenses and three extra-low dispersion have been included among 13 glasses in 12 groups to minimise aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the centre to the corners of the image.

Samyang 20mm F1.8 is compatible with 10 camera mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon AE, Pentax K, Sony ∝, Canon M, Fujifilm X, Samsung NX, Sony E, FT, MFT.

Samyang 20mm F1.8

Press release:

August 8th, 2016, Seoul, Korea – The global optics brand, Samyang Optics (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com) has today introduced new manual focus lenses for full frame DSLR cameras: 20mm F1.8 photo lens and 20mm T1.9 cine lens. As known for the brand’s wide and bright lenses, Samyang 20mm series adopted bright F1.8 aperture to provide perfect wide angle for interior shots and landscapes.

Explore Your Wideness with Samyang 20mm Series

The Samyang 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC and 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC are wide angle manual focus lenses for DSLR cameras with full frame sensor size. It has been a year that Samyang launched the full frame DSLR camera lens and latest lens was the 135mm series.

Samyang Lenses are known for its bright apertures and so does this Samyang 20mm series. These two lenses have a bright aperture of F1.8, equivalent of T1.9 for cine lenses, to offer a best quality images under various lighting conditions. Also, the lightweight Samyang 20mm series brings the portability to increase the convenience.

Based on Samyang Optics’ exceptional optical technology, 13 glasses in 12 groups are used to create the most optimal image quality. Among 13 glasses, there are 2 aspherical lenses and 3 extra-low dispersion lenses per lens to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from centre to corners of the image.

This 20mm angle of view was designed to fulfill consumers’ requests to explore various occasions with Samyang Lens. In between ultra-wide 14mm and wide-standard 24mm, 20mm lens is a perfect fit to explore wide angles not only for shooting indoor images such as concerts and interior photos but also street snaps. The 0.2m of minimum focusing adds versatility to the lens.

Add Samyang 20mm T1.9 to Your Samyang VDSLR Kit

Specifically, the Samyang 20mm T1.9 is a cine lens optimally designed for professional follow focus system, thanks to the quiet and smooth de-clicked focus and aperture gear rings. Also, the distance scale and T numbers are marked on both sides of the lens for convenience when filming.

The best partners to explore your wideness, the Samyang 20mm series is globally available from September. The suggested retail prices are EUR 499 for 20mm F1.8 photo lens and EUR 549 for 20mm T1.9 cine lens.

For more information, please visit Samyang Optics official website (http://www.samyanglensglobal.com), Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/samyanglensglobal) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/samyanglensglobal).

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 deal – $49.99 (reg. 99.99, DVD or download)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

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  • Built-In Social Media Sharing
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