Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 overview video by Zeiss

Carl Zeiss Lenses on YouTube posted a short overview video about the company’s new Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens.

The new Otus will be available worldwide starting in the second quarter of 2016. The lens shade is included with delivery. The retail sales price is unknown to date, but cheap it will not be. Full technical specifications can be downloaded here.

Zeiss Otus 28mm

Canon Receives U.S. EPA 2015 SmartWay Excellence Award

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Canon U.S.A. Receives U.S. EPA 2015 SmartWay® Excellence Award

Company Recognized as a Top Environmental Performer and Leader for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the Company has been honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for serving as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Canon’s proactive measures to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including strategies such as modal shifting, load efficiency and encouraging carriers to join the SmartWay Transport Partnership, have earned the Company this esteemed distinction.

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Off Brand: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II full-frame mirrorless camera announced

Off Brand: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Announced

Sony announced another technology-packed gadget camera, the Sony RX1 R II. The new mirrorless Sony features a 42MP full-frame sensor and a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 fixed lens. The Sony RX1 R II will sell for $3,300 and ships in November. The most notable feature of the Rx1 R II is a variable optical low-pass filter that allows to choose between pure image resolution or moiré and aliasing reduction. When will Canon eventually show they can build a mirrorless FF camera?

On the cutting edge of imaging technology, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera from Sonypacks in a full-frame 42.4-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor behind a fixed Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens that grants users the ability to capture finely detailed images in an extraordinarily compact body. In addition to this, the RX1R II has a world’s first variable optical low-pass filter system that can adjust voltage on a liquid crystal layer to adjust the light-splitting properties of the array. This feature allows users to prioritize detail, eliminate moire and aliasing, or strike a balance between the two.

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Canon shows resin 3D printer and MREAL virtual reality set a Canon EXPO 2015

At Canon EXPO 2015 the company is showing a 3D printer concept (video above).

Our first 3D printer developed entirely in-house has been designed to make the production process quicker than ever before.

We use a resin-based system, which gives any modelled objects superior strength. It also means you can use the same machine to create your prototypes and produce small runs of the final product.

With the highest level of precision in the industry we’ve reduced the need for time-consuming post-processing. Plus, higher modelling speeds and faster setting times mean you’ll spend more time innovating and less time waiting.

Another technology Canon is working since some time is Mixed Reality (MREAL). The video below introduces to the technology on display at Canon EXPO Paris 2015.

Canon’s Mixed Reality (MREAL) offers more realism than any other visual representation and enables you to interact with designs in real time, from any point of view.

MREAL combines a real-world environment with the virtual world of computer-generated imagery for a more innovative way of working. By wearing a headset, you’ll be able to design and create prototypes at actual size and assess them in 360°. MREAL will allow you to share and review these before the actual manufacturing starts, for more efficient, effective and quicker problem solving during the Product Lifecycle. Giving you the ability to look inside an object and interactively check its inner workings, the system is ideal for manufacturing and training.

Canon EOS M 10 kits available for pre-order at Amazon

Canon EOS M 10 Kits Available For Pre-order At Amazon

Canon’s new EOS M10 is available for pre-order at Amazon US. The M10 will be available in November 2015.

  • 18 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) and DIGIC 6 Image Processor can help capture photos and videos in stunning detail even in challenging lighting situations
  • Hybrid CMOS AF II helps deliver speedy and accurate autofocus along with a maximum continuous shooting speed of up to 4.6 fps to capture fast action
  • Intuitive touch screen 3.0 tilt-type (180° up) LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) can be perfect for selfies and allows focusing and shooting, easy menu navigation and simple viewing of images and videos
  • Create Full HD 1920×1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with ease using manual movie control
  • Easily adjust image settings using Creative Assist, including brightness, background blur, vividness of color, contrast, warmth and filter effects
  • Easily transfer images and videos to a compatible smartphone, tablet or Canon Connect Station CS100 device with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capability, and share on social networking sites or view on an HDTV

More pre-order options after the break.

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