March 25, 2014
Posted in News

Canon London Fashion Weekend Competition Winner Revealed



Photographic student Maggie Burford has been announced as the winner of Canon UK’s ‘Shoot the Show’ assignment from the recent 2014 Vodafone London Fashion Weekend. Her brief was to create, edit and caption a series of five images and the judges were unanimous in their decision to pick Maggie as the winner.

March 25, 2014
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An Introduction To Samyang’s New Lenses (8mm, 10mm, 12mm, EF and EF-M Mount)

Samyang 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II Lens for Canon EF-M Mount

  • Canon EF-M Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 12.8mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Designed for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • Fisheye Design, 180° Angle of View
  • Three ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • UMC Coating

B&H Explora posted a nice introductory article about Samyang’s new prime lenses, the 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS, 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS, and 8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye II lenses. The former comes with Canon EF mount, the latter with Canon EF-M mount.

Please note that Samyang lenses are branded with various names (SamyangWalimexRokinonOptekaFalconVivitarBower).

Rokinon has announced several new manual focus lenses for both still photography and HD video capture. Starting with the photo lenses, there is the new second-generation 8mm f/2.8 for mirrorless cameras, a 10mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless and APS-C format DSLR cameras, and a 12mm f/2.0 lens for mirrorless cameras. Also for photo are new Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts for existing 24mm f/1.4 and a 35mm f/1.4 lenses. The Cine lenses include a new 8mm T3.1 for mirrorless mounts and a 14mm T1.5, 24mm T1.5, 35 T1.5, and an 85mm T1.5 for Micro Four Thirds.


10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens for Canon EF Mount

  • Canon EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • 16mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Designed for APS-C Sized Sensors
  • One ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Coating System
  • Manual Focus Design
Samyang Announcement 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS Lens for Canon EF-M Mount

  • Canon EF-M Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.0 to f/22
  • 19.2mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Designed for APS-C Sensors
  • Three ED and Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Coating System

Specifications after the break.

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March 24, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $682

EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Top Rated Plus eBay seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $682.20. Compare to $1099 on Amazon US.

USA model, free shipping in the US.

Specs and product description after the break.

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March 24, 2014
Posted in News

B&H Live Stream: The Wedding Event of the Season (live now until 9pm EST)

Wedding Event

B&H is livestreaming a series of talks by wedding photography specialists. The event started at 9am EST and end at 9pm EST. Live now

Live from New York!

Monday, March 24, from 9:00am — 9:00pm EST


9:00am – 9:30am – Introduction, State of the Industry and Trends with WPPI’s Jason Groupp

9:30am – 11:30am – Back to the Basics: Wedding Photography from the Heart with Joe Buissink

11:45am – 12:30pm – Capturing the Emotion with Mel DiGiacomo



1:15pm – 3:00pm – Wedding Video Integration with Canon Digital Cinema and the C100 with Adam Forgione

3:15pm – 4:45pm – Perfect Portrait, Venue Lighting and Posing with Moshe Zusman

5:00pm – 6:15pm – Balancing a Sustainable Business with Creative Drive with Ryan Brenizer

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Simplified Workflow for the Wedding Photographer in Adobe Lightroom 5 with Tim Grey

[via CR]

March 24, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Powershot G1X Mark II Manual Available For Download

Powershot G1X Mark II Manual

The user manual for the new Canon Powershot G1X Mark II can be downloaded here.

The Canon Powershot G1 X II has been officially announced February 12th, and can be pre-ordered for $799 at Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama. Availability: May 2014.

[via CR]

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March 24, 2014
Posted in News

Canon Announces The M15P-CL – An Industrial Camera With Nikon F Mount


Canon Japan announced the M15P-CL, a monochrome industrial camera with 15MP, and a Nikon F mount!

After the break you can read the machine translated press release, and you won’t find any mention of Nikon F mount. According to Dicahub (translated), who did a fair share of research work, Canon adopted the Nikon F mount because it is the mount type with the largest share in the industrial camera market. This is backed up by the folks at

The M15P-CL has a low noise CMOS sensor and should ship by the end of March. It is compatible with the Camera Link Interface. The Japanese product brochure can be downloaded here (hint: you can translate it via Google translator).

Below you see a pic of Nikon’s F mount (via Wikipedia), and indeed it seems the Canon M15P-CL has an F mount.

The Nikon F of 1959 embodies the original F-mount (via Wikipedia)

[via DicaHub]

Machine translated press release after the break.

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March 24, 2014
Posted in Tips

Canon Quick Tips – Learn From Canon’s Technical Advisors

Canon Quick Tips

Screenshot from video

The Canon Digital Learning Center added the latest video to their series named “Canon Quick Tips“.

In our new Quick Tips series, you get to watch and learn right from Canon Digital Learning Center experts!

Each video will feature a Canon Technical Advisor offering a helpful imaging tip, sharing a unique product insight, or explaining a key technology. New videos will be added regularly, so check back to keep expanding your Canon knowledge base.

The topic of the newest video is “High Speed Sync” and how to use it with Canon’s Speedlite Flashes:

See how this Speedlite feature can allow you to shoot at any shutter speed, up to the camera’s maximum, whether in sunlight or indoors.

[via CDLC]