Canon patent for mount adapter with tilt-shift functionality

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Canon patent for a mount adapter with built-in tilt-shift functionality. This is not the first patent by Canon for such a technology.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-172745
    • Published 2015.10.1
    • Filing date 2014.2.20
  • Canon patents
    • Mount adapter with a tilt
    • Tilt and shift
    • Lens of long flange back
    • Short flange back of the body
    • Wide image circle lens
    • Narrow of the image circle body
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Impressing Canon ME20F-SH footage shot in absolute darkness (Canon ISO 4.5M camera)

on Vimeo posted footage shot with Canon’s ISO 4.5 Million camera, the Canon ME20F-SH. As with previous footage (see here too), the results are truly impressing. Be sure to have a look at mark 4:10 (shot in absolute darkness) and at 5:18 (infrared).

Below is a video with an interview with Canon about the ME20F-SH.

Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III deal – $1,899 ($2,499 with 24-105mm f/4L IS)

Live Again: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Deal – $1,899 ($2,499 With 24-105mm F/4L IS)

Seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III at the lowest price ever seen, $1,899. Compare at $2,499. They also have the 5D3 as kit with the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens at $2,499 (select the option from the drop-down menu). Free shipping in the US. Pleas note: this is likely a grey import item.

Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 coming October 12 – 16 [CW4]

Zeiss Otus 28mm F/1.4 Coming October 12 – 16 [CW4]

Zeiss will announce a new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens between October 12 and October 16. For the time being we do not have any specs, just an announcement date that’s very likely to be real. This will not be a budget lens. The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 sells for around $4,400 and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 for almost $4,000. The new Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 will likely have a similar price. Canon and Nikon mount versions are expected.

However, the new Sigma “Art” primes are so good that they can easily compete with Zeiss glass. Have a look how well the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens holds up against the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4, with a price that’s a fourth of the Zeiss.

[via Mirrorless Rumors]

Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4 for EOS M in stock and ready to ship

Samyang/Rokinon 50mm F/1.2 And 21mm F/1.4 For EOS M In Stock And Ready To Ship

Samyang/Rokinon’s new fast primes for mirrorless cameras, the 50mm f/1.2 and 21mm f/1.4, are in stock and ready to ship. The new primes are available for Canon EOS M mount, and for all other mirrorless mount types too.

There is an article at B&H Explora introducing the new primes. Specifications and lens overview after the break.

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Canon Patent for 58mm f/1.4 lens

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Canon patent for a 58mm f/1.4 lens. It appears 58mm is going to be a new lens category. Is this lens thought to compete with the Nikon 58mm f/1.4?

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-172611
    • Published 2015.10.1
    • Filing date 2014.3.11
  • Example 1
    • Focal length 57.99
    • F-number 1.45
    • Half angle (in degrees) 20.46
    • Image height 21.64
    • Overall length of the lens 117.64
    • BF 38.23
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