Thanks Niklas. Canon China posted a batch of sample pics shot using the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens, announced last week. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II is an innovative lens, featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive optics, a technology developed by Canon.Canon China]
Obviously scared by Canon’s EOS M3 announcement for the USA, Panasonic is trying to discredit Canon the same way as their fan sites do.
Unfortunately for Panasonic, they got it wrong. There are four native lenses for the EOS M system, not three. Not that four lenses would make a big difference. It’s still an ecosystem that’s not tempting. However, it is also true that you can use the EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter. The adapter works petty good. In my experience, AF speed on the EOS M3 with adapter and STM lenses is barely distinguishable from AF on native lenses.
Moreover, we had a rumor suggesting that Canon will release a score of EF-M lenses in 2016. Guess there are many things that are scaring Panasonic 🙂 It’s in any case sad to see that a big company like Panasonic feels the need to discredit another company. Only 23 lenses, Panasonic? I can use over 70 on my M3 (with adapter).
Pretty silently, Chinese company Yongnuo released the Yongnuo YN622C II wireless TTL flash trigger. The YN622C II has a micro-USB port for firmware updates. The Yongnuo YN622C II is available on eBay for around $85, and is compatible with all Canon EXII series flashes.
- Quick lock design
- Supports USB firmware upgrade
- Supports “622” communication mode,”560-RX” communication mode
- Compatible flash mode: E-TTL (II)/ Manual/Multi
- Compatible Shutter sync: 1st curtain, 2nd curtain, high speed sync (HSS/FP), Max 1/8000s sync speed
- Control remote flash using camera’s flash control menu screen (Remote Control Mode)
- Support E-TTL/Manual/Multi flash mode mix using (Mix Control Mode)
- Flash on hot-shoe of transmitter supports ETTL
- Support Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC)
- Support Flash Exposure Bracketing (FEB)
- Support Flash Exposure Lock (FEL)
- Support modeling Flash
- Support E-TTL group ratio (ALL/ A:B/ A:B C)
- Support Manual/Multi group (ALL/ A:B/ A:B:C)
- Support flash zooming (auto, manual)
- Support AF assist beam emitter(AF Lamp)
- Support PC port triggering strobe flashes and support 1st, 2nd curtain/HSS (Super Sync)
- Support LCD Live view triggering
- Support high-speed continuous shooting trigger
- Settings saved automatically
- Compatible with ALL YongNuo/Canon EXII series flashes
- Support single-contact of camera & flash triggering (max sync speed is 1/250s)
UPDATE: sorry guys, guess I got a bit overexcited about this 🙂 As many readers pointed out, Pete Souza is most likely referring to the Instagram update that enables new image ratios. Pete Souza itself stated this in another post on Instagram.
Pete Souza, the current Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama and the director of the White House Photography Office, and notoriously a Canon shooter, made an interesting post on Instagram, saying:
Trying out the new full frame update and wanted to see how a vertical looked. This is during the President’s round table briefing in New Orleans yesterday. DSLR FYI.
As far as I am informed, Pete Souza is using Canon gear. A “full-frame update” is mentioned. Firmware I guess. The only firmware update for Canon FF DSLR I heard about was for the EOS-1D X.
Thanks for the tip!
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Curious Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating a movable grid. According to patent drawings, the technology appears to apply both for DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras. The machine translated patent literature seems to suggest that you may have a larger monitor just when you need it.
- Patent Publication No. 2015-154223
- Published 2015.8.24
- Filing date 2014.2.14
- Canon patents
- Rotatable operation unit
- The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
- The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right