20,000 megapixel image by David Bergman using EOS 5Ds R (Canon Expo 2015)

David Bergman, who was recently made a Canon “Explorer of Light”, shot an incredible project for the Canon Expo 2015. Equipped with an EOS 5Ds R he took 825 photos of the Yankee Stadium, 50 megapixels each, which he sticked together during a long and intensive post processing. But the result was worth the effort. The final picture has a resolution of 20,000 megapixel, making it the biggest picture of a live event ever shot! The detail is sheerly astonishing.

Bergman also said he was really happy with the Canon equipment.

Check out the video above where he talks about the photo and explains how he did it.

Canon EOS 5DS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA | Canon EOS 5DS R: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

[via blog.davidbergman.net via iso1200.com]

Rokinon Xeen lenses special instant rebates for early adopters ($300 for one lens, $1.500 for all three)

Samyang/Rokinon has a special early adopter rebates program on their new XEEN 24mm T1.5, XEEN 50mm T1.5 and XEEN 85mm T1.5 lenses. You get $300 instant rebate if you purchase one lens, $1.500 instant rebate if you get all three lenses. The offer is valid for all mount types.

You can access the early adopters rebates at Adorama or B&H Photo. Click into the products to see the 3 lens bundles. Specs of all three lenses after the break.

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Zeiss Milvus lenses first impression round-up

Above: Cinema5D about Why You Should Look Into the New Zeiss Milvus Lens Lineup

The Phoblographer reviews the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 (B&H Photo | Adorama)

The Zeiss 35mm f2 Milvus lens is really nice, but it’s also very expensive. You’ll get excellent image quality, weather sealing, Zeiss colors, Zeiss sharpness and only a bit of fringing that can be eliminated. It also controls distortion well. However, with autofocus on the Tamron 35mm f1.8 along with weather sealing, better sharpness and image quality overall on the Sigma 35mm f1.4, and with both lenses having a more affordable price, it’s a very tough sell.

 

The Phoblographer about the Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 (B&H Photo | Adorama)

The Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Milvus lens is what we’ve been waiting for a while. At least, we have a lens designed for a DSLR that has weather sealing, the Zeiss branding, Zeiss build quality and Zeiss image quality. What more could you ask for? At an angle this wide, autofocus isn’t really a problem because you’re shooting objects that are so wide and with such a large depth of field that you shouldn’t worry about it.

 

Long article by Ming Thein, A visit to Zeiss and thoughts on the Milvus line

The Milvus is the start of [a] change at the consumer level: the lenses are also designed to be consistent in color and overall rendering, which is why we have new 1.4/50 and 1.4/85 lenses; the old ones did have a unique rendering but were not consistent even within the rest of the ‘classic’ line (which continues to remain available). Other lenses that do not match will also be redesigned – there is a reason why we now have only six lenses for launch, but far more in the classic line. There have also been significant mechanical changes: aside from a new external design (beware pinching between the end of the barrel and hood, though) and more secure hoods, the lenses now all have full weather sealing, more visible scales, better overall gripability and a selectable clicked or steeples aperture (for video) – there is a small toggle in the rear mount, similar to the Loxia line.

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All Zeiss Milvus lenses are available for pre-order:

Latest Wishmors round-up (80D, 7D Mark III, 50mm f/1L, 6D Mark II) [CW0]

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It’s time to post a round-up of the many fake rumors I got, christened “wishmors” (wishful rumors) by my humble self. Please note: I don’t consider any of these wishmors to be plausible. I report this stuff for the sole purpose of fun, and to let you know what sort of suggestions fill my inbox.

We start with the EOS 80D (more 80D wishmors here and here):

EOS 80D will support focus peaking [editors note: this one could eventually turn out to be true, CW1]

What about an EF 50mm f/1.0L lens?

On Q2 2017 you will see this as an actual product if the engineers manage to keep the weight under control.
Canon is working on a II version of EF 50mm f/1.0 L which will have higher resolving power and incorporate the new lens element found in 35mm f/1.4 II.
The autofocus motor has been upgraded significantly. It’s fast to autofocus but there is a trade-off: the lens weights a lot.
Initially the management wanted the new 50mm f/1.0 to be available for release in Q2 2015. The project was delayed when engineering couldn’t keep the weight under control. The current goal is to release the lens in Q2 2017.
Optically, the lens exhibits almost no coma. It’s designed for use in the f/1.0 – f/2.8 range and for this reason its optical performance won’t be as good after f/2.8.
It will ship in a new kind of packaging in gold color. All Canon imaging products will gradually adopt the new box design.
There will be no printed user instructions in the box, instead there will be a downloadable PDF on Canon’s website. The same will be true for all new Canon lenses.
The price is expected to be very high, much higher than the current 50mm f/1.2. I have no information on something more specific.

The EOS 6D Mark II

Canon’s 6D Mark II is imminent and will introduce support for JPEG2000, a better image format. Standard JPEG will still be the default format and work as before, but photographers will have the option to enable JPEG2000 shooting from the menu.

Time ago we had a rumor about the top LCD becoming a color display

The color top LCD isn’t only a blue skies project, it will be put in future EOS DSLRs, it will be touchscreen and will support functions like: histogram, liveview, touch input for changing settings, and other things.

The EOS 7D Mark III  gets already a mention (the EOS 7D Mark II was announced September 2014)

Canon is developing 7D Mark III, it’s a slight update of Mark II tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2017. The specs of the released product might change but for the moment it’s 24 MP, DPAF, and has a high-durability non-swivel touchscreen which is disabled by default but can be enabled through the menu and its use is entirely optional. No CF slot, it has dual SD UHS-II.

And I also have this info: Canon wants to release updates to its cameras more often but the updates will be less revolutionary, the Rebel and xxD (e.g. 80D) lines will test new technologies and sensors before they appear in the 7D line.

This is just a selection of the wishmors I get 🙂 Enjoy life!

Canon EOS M3 Underwater Housing announced (Nauticam NA-EOSM3)

Nauticam announced their underwater housing for the Canon EOS M3, the Nauticam NA-EOSM3. Details and Specifications:

  • Depth Rating: 100m
  • Dimensions: 195mm W x 127 mm H x 104 mm D
  • Weight: 1.09kg
  • Model Number: 17322
  • USA Retail Price: $1450

Press release [via Dive Photo Guide]

Announcing Nauticam Support for Canon EOS M3
A full-featured, ergonomic housing for the Canon MIL flagship.

Nauticam is pleased to announce the release of the NA-EOSM3, the newest offering in the largest lineup of precision aluminum underwater camera housings available today.

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Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,049 (reg. $1,399)

Canon EOS 6D Deal – $1,049 (reg. $1,399)

Top Rated Plus eBay seller RedTagCamera (99.9% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 6D on sale at $1,049 (body only). Compare at $1,399. Free shipping in the US. A bundle with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS is also available at $1,599 (you have to select the bundle from a drop-down list). Please note: this is likely a grey import item.