Meyer Optik Görlitz teases new lens, first sample pic surfaces

Meyer Optik Görlitz

German company Meyer Optik Görlitz is teasing a new lens launch. The lens will be announced on April 14 at 11am London time.

Thanks to our friends at Sony Alpha Rumors, we have what likely is the first leaked sample picture shot with this upcoming lens. It’s the image below, shot by photographer Firat Bagdu.

Meyer Optik Görlitz

The look of the new Meyer Optik Görlitz lens is historic but the internal lens design is new. This will be Meyer’s most technologically advanced lens. It’s also near-macro glass. Rumor has it the specs are the same of one of the historic Meyer Optik lenses. You may take a guess wich of the following Meyer lenses resembles the upcpoming lens most:

The lens will be available with Canon, Nikon, MFT, Fuji, and Leica mount. Stay tuned…

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30 (DPP) available for download (and new version of Picture Style Editor and EOS Utility)

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Thanks Matt!

The latest release of Canon’s RAW processing software, Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30, is available for download. Along with the usual bug fixes etc, these are the changes for Digital Photo Professional 4.4.30:

Newly supported PowerShot G7 X Mark II, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS Kiss X80 / EOS REBEL T6 / EOS 1300D, EOS 80D, EOS Kiss X4 / EOS REBLE T2i / EOS 550D, EOS Kiss X3 / EOS REBEL T1i / EOS 500D, EOS Kiss X2 / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi / EOS 450D, EOS Kiss F / EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS / EOS 1000D, EOS 50D, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark III, PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot G1 X. – Supports EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM.

It appears Canon added some new features, like diffraction correction (more info here) and updated user interface and handling.

On the same download page you may also donwload new releases of EOS Utility and Picture Style Editor.

Canon EOS 80D video review (and comparison with 70D, 7D Mk II, Nikon D5500, Sony a6300)

Canon EOS 80D Video Review (and Comparison With 70D, 7D Mk II, Nikon D5500, Sony A6300)

Tony Northrup on YouTube posted his review of the brand new Canon Canon EOS 80D. The 15 minutes review goes into all the new features the EOS 80D is packed with, and puts a look on how the EOS 80D it compares to the competition (Nikon D5500 and Sony a6300), as well as to Canon’s other APS-C offerings, namely the Canon EOS 70D and EOS 7D Mark II.

Here is another interesting video review of the Canon EOS 80D.

Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon patent for improved image stabilisation (using 2 vibration control groups)

canon patent

Canon patent for a new and improved image stabilisation system using two groups to keep the vibrations under control.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-203862
    • Published 2015.11.16
    • Filing date 2014.4.16
  • Canon patent
    • Equipped with two vibration proof group
    • Shake detection, determine the amount of correction from the shooting information
    • Obtaining correction amounts of the two vibration proof group from the magnification ratio and the distance information of the lens
[via Egami]