March 30, 2014
Posted in News

New Samyang/Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Available With Limited Stock


10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS

The recently announced Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS is available on eBay by seller bestpriceoptics (99.8% positive ratings).

The Rokinon 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS for Canon mount is sold for $529 (click here), and there is a limited stock available. You may want to have a look to the product page of the 10mm f/2.8.

Please note that Samyang lenses can have different brand names (SamyangWalimexRokinonOptekaFalconVivitarBower)


March 30, 2014
Posted in Rumors

Canon Powershot SX60 HS IS Rumored Again (100x zoom, announcement soon)

Powershot SX60

Canon Powershot SX50 HS

Canon Rumors received a new rumor about the upcoming Canon Powershot SX60 HS IS, the successor of the popular Powershot SX50 HS IS (price & specs).

The rumor states that the Powershot SX60 will have a 100x zoom (and not a 60x zoom as I was told from one of my sources), and that the camera could be announced soon, possibly before summer. This candidate announcement date was told to me too. The 100x zoom is said to cover  a whooping 20-2000mm range. In the past a Canon patent for a 100x zoom was spotted. Never the less, I think the rumor about a 100x zoom is non-sense.

March 29, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS – $640

Canon EF 24-105mm It’s the same Adorama we know, but selling on eBay.

Adorama has refurbished Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM on sale for $639.99. Compare to $1099 on Amazon US.

Free shipping in the US. Refurbished by Canon. 1 year warranty.

March 29, 2014
Posted in Reviews

The Power Of Magic Lantern For Commercial Projects

The folks at Swiss site Lauschsicht shot a series of 6 films for a new branding platform for Swiss Airlines. They produced over 10 TB of footage using various cameras including the Canon EOS 5D Mark III (price & specs). The video above is a very good example of how useful the Magic Lantern can be for large commercial projects (and for all those who want to exploit ML’s potential).

On Vimeo, Lauschsicht describes the video as a film about attention to detail. The video was

shot on location using two 5D MKIII with Magic Lantern (1080p25 RAW). Camera movement was done with a BeSteady one and a Rhino Slider. We lit the scenes with remote phosphor lights (Area 48 LED). The film was edited in Premiere Pro and then carefully graded in Resolve.

[via ML Facebook page]

Magic Lantern’s Overlay Menu


March 29, 2014
Posted in News

How to Use Color Correction Filters for Canon Speedlites

Canon Speedlites

The Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT (price & specs)

Good article by Eric Stoner on Canon Digital Learning Center about how to deal with colour correction when using a Canon Speedlite flash.

One key element in flash photography is learning how to manage mixed or unbalanced lighting. In other words, correcting the balance between the color temperature of the light emitting from the Speedlite and with the background.

March 28, 2014
Posted in Deals

Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III – $2,810

  Top Rated Plus seller getitdigital (99.4% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III on sale for $2,810.07USA model & warranty.Free shipping in the US and limited quantity.
March 28, 2014
Posted in News

ZEISS unveils two new lenses at NAB Show 2014 (Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9)

CZ.2 15-30/T2.9

Zeiss press release (German press text here):

Introducing the Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9

OBERKOCHEN/Germany, THORNWOOD/USA , 27/03/2014.

At NAB Show 2014 in Las Vegas (April 7-10), ZEISS will be showing its entire portfolio of lenses at booth C9042. Everything from SLR lenses, such as the high-end Otus 1.4/55, to the Compact Prime CP.2 and Compact Zoom CZ.2, to the ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime, ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses will be on display. The booth will also have the 3D-multimedia video glasses ZEISS cinemizer OLED, which functions as an electronic viewfinder for video cameras.

A highlight will be the first-ever unveiling in North America of both the ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 and the ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic MA 135/T1.9, the seventh focal length that now completes the successful Master Anamorphic family. The MA 135/T1.9 now completes the successful Master Anamorphic family jointly developed by ARRI and ZEISS and exclusively distributed by ARRI. ZEISS looks forward to presenting the new focal lengths of these two cine lens families to visitors to the NAB show. In addition, alongside other ZEISS lenses, the new products can be tried on the latest cameras at the ZEISS booth. Visitors will also be able to experience the cinemizer OLED. For the ambitious cinematographer, the cinemizer OLED also opens up fascinating shooting possibilities when connected to camera drones.

ZEISS is bringing two experienced DOPs to the NAB show to serve as application specialists: August Bradley from the US and Den Lennie from the UK. Lennie’s film “Escape”, captured with the ZEISS Compact Zoom and ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime and ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses, premiered at the ZEISS Cine Lens Day 2013. Visitors are welcome to pose their questions and share their experiences with them, whether those experiences concern ZEISS lenses, the photography business in general, or how to gain a foothold in the film industry.