- Full frame sensor coverage with extreme ultra-wide 180 degrees angle of view on full frame cameras
- Nano Crystal Coating System (NCS) + Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) Maximizes Transmission and Reduces Internal Reflections
- Constructed of 12 glass elements in 8 groups with aperture range of f2.8 – f22
- Includes removable petal shaped lens hood, lens caps, lens pouch, instruction manual and 1 year Rokinon warranty
- Minimum focusing distance of only 7.9 inches
Another nice surprise for Easter, after Perfect Exposure went free. Google made the powerful Nik Collection available for free. Just download it (Mac and Win). The software suite contains the packages Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. These can be used as standalone apps, or from Lightroom or Photoshop.
Google press release:
Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.
Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.
The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.
Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.
We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.
I have two exclusive deals for Canon Watch readers, and both expire on March 31.
An overview about both software products after the break.
I do not know if it is for limited time or if they made it free for ever. Perfectly Clear is offering their Perfect Exposure software for free. Download it here. This is a powerful plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom 6.
Perfect Exposure for Photoshop and Lightroom is the perfect tool for any photographer or designer. With eight great presets to solve the most common exposure problems, this fast, easy-to-use plug-in can bring out the details in any image, even dark photos. Spend less time editing and have more time behind your camera.
Canon EOS 80D at a glance:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
- RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor
From readers in the US I got word that their Canon EOS 80D shipped. According to my information, the EOS 80D will start ship in Europe by next week. Just a few days ago DPReview posted their lab tests about the EOS 80D’s dynamic range, and the results are spectacular.
Enjoy your new camera, or go for a great deal on the EOS 70D!
Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.
World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.
Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has a great Canon EOS 70D bundle deal:
- Canon EOS 70D body
- PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer
- 50 sheets Canon photo paper (luster)
- Sandisk 16GB memory card
- spare battery (Watson)
- camera bag
The bundle is on sale at $879 after $500 instant discount and $350 mail-in rebate. Free expedited shipping and no taxes. Offer expires April 2.
Canon EOS 70D at a glance:
- 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
- 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video with Movie Servo AF
- Built-In Wireless Connectivity
- 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
- ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)
Short EOS 70D and PIXMA Pro-100 overview after the break.